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Roland MV-8000 Owner's Manual

Roland production studio owner's manual mv-8000.

 
Owner's Manual
About the Symbols and icons in this manual
● Text in square brackets [ ] refers to buttons on the panel of the
MV-8000.
Buttons indicated as [F1 (Sample)] refer to the F1 (function 1) button when the F1
function shown in the LCD is "Sample."
● Where a range of values is shown, the default value is printed in
bold type.
For example, an indication of
Range: 60, 67, 72, 75 (Hz)
means that 60 Hz is the default value.
Indicates information that you should be aware of when using the MV-8000.
Indicates a convenient operation or useful music production technique.
Indicates supplementary information about an operation.
Indicates a reference page.
Indicates an explanation of a term.
Before using this unit, carefully read the sections entitled: "IMPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS" (Owner's manual p. 2), "USING THE UNIT SAFELY" (Owner's
manual p. 3), and "IMPORTANT NOTES" (Owner's manual p. 5). 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, Quick start and Owner's manual should be read
in its entirety. The manual should be saved and kept on hand as a convenient
reference.
Copyright © 2004 ROLAND CORPORATION
All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form
without the written permission of ROLAND CORPORATION.
Roland Web Site http://www.roland.com/

Summary of Contents

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    Range: 60, 67, 72, 75 (Hz) means that 60 Hz is the default value. Indicates information that you should be aware of when using the MV-8000. Indicates a convenient operation or useful music production technique. Indicates supplementary information about an operation.

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    WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this apparatus to rain or moisture. CAUTION RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN ATTENTION : RISQUE DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE NE PAS OUVRIR CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK).

  • Page 3: Using The Unit Safely

    • Do not attempt to repair the unit, or replace parts within it (except when this manual provides specific instructions directing you to do so). Refer all servicing to your retailer, the nearest Roland Service Center, or an authorized Roland distributor, as listed on the “Information” page.

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    012a • Immediately turn the power off, remove the power cord from the outlet, and request servicing by your retailer, the nearest Roland Service Center, or an authorized Roland distributor, as listed on the “Information” page when: • The power-supply cord, or the plug has been damaged;...

  • Page 5: Important Notes

    Roland assumes no liability concerning such loss of data. Additional Precautions • Please be aware that the contents of memory can be irretrievably lost as a result of a malfunction, or the improper operation of the unit.

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    (including padding) that it came in, if possible. Otherwise, you will need to use equivalent packaging materials. • Use a cable from Roland to make the connection. If using some other make of connection cable, please note the following precautions.

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    In such instances, consult your dealer or the nearest Roland Service Center. Note, however, that it may not be possible to recover any data from the hard disk once it has been lost.

  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    Patches and Parts ... 26 Audio phrases... 26 Song... 27 Project... 27 Libraries... 28 Events... 29 Parts of the MV-8000 and what they do ...30 Top panel ... 30 Rear panel ... 35 Front panel... 37 Sampling...38 Recording audio ... 38 Making initial settings for sampling ...

  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    To adjust the pitch of the patch... 51 To adjust the tone (brightness) of the patch ... 51 To adjust the way in which the volume of the patch changes over time... 51 Managing patches ... 52 Registration a patch in the library of the Project ... 52 Saving a patch to disk...

  • Page 10: Table Of Contents

    Sampling through MFX... 125 Applying MFX to an instrument or audio phrase... 125 Outputting the sound of the entire MV-8000 in “lo-fi” audio... 126 Adjusting the balance of your song and mastering it ...127 Adjusting the volume balance of each part ... 127 Combining a song into two tracks (Mixdown) ...

  • Page 11: Table Of Contents

    Using the sliders to control an external MIDI sound module (Assignable Sliders)... 161 Changing the control change messages that are transmitted... 161 Using MMC to control the MV-8000's sequencer from an external device ... 162 Transmitting MMC to control an external sequencer... 163 Using the MV-8000 in Multitimbre Sampler Mode...

  • Page 12: Table Of Contents

    System settings for the MV-8000...178 Settings for the entire MV-8000 (Global)... 178 Accessing the Global screen ... 178 Settings for the MV-8000's controllers (Pad / Panel) ... 180 Accessing the Pad/Panel screen ... 180 Checking the system status of the MV-8000... 183 Viewing the system information...

  • Page 13: Table Of Contents

    Precautions concernant l’extension de la options ... 195 Procédure d’installation ... 196 Common items in all screens ...198 Screen title area ... 198 EDIT NAME popup ... 199 SELECT CATEGORY popup ... 201 PAD BANKS popup... 202 SELECT DRIVE popup ... 203 MENU/COMMAND popup ...

  • Page 14: Table Of Contents

    Contents SONG SETUP ...256 SONG SETUP MENU screen ... 256 SONG PARAMETER screen ... 257 EDIT COMMENT popup ... 258 SYNC screen... 259 CREATE NEW SONG screen ... 260 SELECT SONG screen ... 262 DELETE SONG screen... 263 COPY AS NEW SONG popup ... 264 INSTRUMENTS ...265 INSTRUMENTS screen...

  • Page 15: Table Of Contents

    PAD screen ... 321 PANEL screen ... 322 MIDI screen ... 324 V-LINK screen... 325 SYSTEM INFORMATION screen ... 326 DIMM DIAGNOSIS popup... 327 ASSIGNABLE SLIDER screen ... 328 DISK/USB...329 DISK/USB MENU screen... 329 FILE UTILITY screen ... 330 SELECT FILE COMMAND menu... 332 SELECT DESTINATION FOLDER popup ...

  • Page 16: Table Of Contents

    Contents About MIDI ...384 Troubleshooting...385 Error message list...389 Glossary...391 Shortcut keys ...393 Preset patches and Algorithm list...394 Pre installed patch list... 394 BASS folder (/PATCHES/BASS) ... 394 DRUMKITS folder (/PATCHES/DRUMKITS)... 394 GUITAR folder (/PATCHES/GUITAR) ... 394 HORNS folder (/PATCHES/HORNS)... 394 KEY folder (/PATCHES/KEY)...

  • Page 17: Table Of Contents

    Flanger (Stereo flanger) ... 417 13 Stereo Pitch Shifter ... 418 Pitch (Stereo pitch shifter)... 418 14 80s Phaser ... 419 Phaser (Stereo phaser) ... 419 15 Stereo Auto Wah... 420 Wah (Stereo auto wah) ... 420 16 Stereo Distortion ... 421 Distort (Stereo distortion) ...

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    Contents...

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    Operation Guide...

  • Page 20: From Sampled Material To A Music Cd, Unifying The Entire Music Production Process, Main Features

    • High-capacity sampling The sampler section at the heart of the MV-8000 features 64 voices of simultaneous polyphony. The unit is shipped with 128 MB of sampling memory that allows a maximum of approximately 24 minutes of sampling (monaural). You can add commercially-available DIMM memory to expand the memory (maximum 512 MB).

  • Page 21

    All of your working data within the MV-8000 can be saved as a “project” on the internal hard disk. A single USB cable is all you need to connect the MV-8000 to your computer, letting you transfer audio data between the MV-8000's internal hard disk and your computer.

  • Page 22: How The Mv-8000 Is Organized, Basic Structure, Sampler Section, Sound Generator Section

    The sampler lets you record audio material from the analog inputs or load Wave files (.WAV files) for use as “samples” --- the basic element of sound on the MV-8000. The MV-8000's sampler records at 44.1 kHz / 16-bit, delivering high-quality sound. Sounds you sample are held in the internal DIMM memory (SDRAM type).

  • Page 23: Storage Section, Sequencer, Controller Section, Effect Section

    MV-8000's internal hard disk The MV-8000 has an internal hard disk, letting you store a large number of your songs. It also has a USB connector, CD-R/RW drive, and floppy disk drive, giving you everything you need to exchange audio files with your computer, collect materials for...

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    Main Features Delay/chorus Delay/Chorus Reverb Reverb Chorus is an effect that adds depth and spaciousness to the sound. Delay adds a delayed sound to the original sound. You can use this effect either as chorus or as delay. Reverb is an effect that simulates the sound of a performance in an acoustically reflective environment such as a concert hall or cave.

  • Page 25: Units Of Data And How They Are Managed, Sample, More About Partials

    The amp shapes the partial's volume. “Samples” are the smallest unit of sound data used by the MV-8000; they are digital data created by recording or importing audio data. You create a sample. Each partial lets you layer four samples (either stereo or mono).

  • Page 26: Patches And Partials, Patches And Parts, Audio Phrases

    Patches and Parts As the MV-8000 has sixteen sound generators (parts), can use sixteen musical-instruments (patches) simultaneously. Each MIDI track will play using the patch that is assigned to the part being controlled by that track. A part provides mixer functionality to adjust the volume and pan (stereo position) and the amount of signal that is sent to the effects.

  • Page 27: Song, Project

    Patch 15 Patch 16 8 audio phrase tracks that play any of the project's 512 audio phrases The largest unit of data managed by the MV-8000 is the “project.” A project contains the following data. Samples Patch Library Library MIDI Clip...

  • Page 28: Libraries

    Patches in your song can be stored in the patch library, and recalled at any time. The patch library can contain 128 patches. The MV-8000 provides 24 bytes of MFX (multi-effect) algorithm. Each algorithm has a variety of MFX U100...

  • Page 29: Events

    MIDI Clip library MIDI clip library MIDI clip #001 MIDI clip #001 MIDI clip #100 MIDI clip #100 You can use the MIDI Clip library to save up to 100 portions of your songs (sequence data) for later reuse. For example if you have favorite phrases (such as a guitar chording pattern) or drum pattern variations (e.g., intros, fills, breaks) that you would like to use in other songs, you can save them in the MIDI Clip library and use the library as a scrapbook of MIDI sequencer data.

  • Page 30: Top Panel, Parts Of The Mv-8000 And What They Do

    Contrast knob Adjusts the contrast of the LCD screen. DISK indicator (red) This indicator lights when the MV-8000 is transferring data to/from its hard disk or CD-R/RW drive. MIDI indicator (green) This indicator lights when MIDI data is received at the MIDI IN connector.

  • Page 31

    Press this button when you want to use the V-LINK functionality (it will light blue). This lets you control externally-connected V-LINK compatible video equipment from the MV-8000, allowing you to “perform” on the video device. EFFECTS button Press this button when you want to make effect settings (it will light orange). The MV-8000 provides built-in MFX (multi-effect), delay/chorus, and reverb effects.

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    Parts of the MV-8000 and what they do MULTILEVEL button This button assigns a different level of velocity (playing strength) to each of the sixteen velocity pads. Striking pad 1 will produce a velocity level of 7, and striking pad 16 will produce a velocity level of 127 (p.

  • Page 33

    This button sets the current measure as the beginning of the loop. You can then immediately begin loop recording to capture a phrase or other idea. Parts of the MV-8000 and what they do If you hold down [SHIFT] while you press [DEC]/[INC]...

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    Parts of the MV-8000 and what they do LOCATOR button Accesses the LOCATOR popup (p. 251) will appear. You can place locator marks at ten desired time locations in the sequence data. The Locator function lets you jump instantly to one of these stored locations.

  • Page 35: Rear Panel

    MULTI OUTPUT bus. FOOT SWITCH You can connect a separately sold foot switch (e.g., Roland DP-2, BOSS FS-5U) here, and use it to control the MV-8000 in a variety of ways. This connector lets you connect the MV-8000 to your computer to transfer files.

  • Page 36

    In order to use a VGA monitor and mouse, you will need the version 2.0 or later software that will be available in the near future. Cooling fan vent The MV-8000 contains a cooling fan that prevents the internal temperature from becoming too high. The warm air is exhausted from this vent. POWER switch Turns the power on/off.

  • Page 37: Front Panel

    This indicator will light when the disk is being read or written. Floppy disk slot The MV-8000 can use 3.5 inch 2HD/2DD floppy disks. Insert the disk horizontally and push it all the way in until it clicks into position.

  • Page 38: Recording Audio, Making Initial Settings For Sampling

    Sampling The most basic way to produce music on the MV-8000 is to arrange wave data on one or more tracks. You can either import an existing WAV file, or record (sample) a new one. Recording audio Here's how to record (sample) from a connected external mic or synthesizer, and use the sample as an audio source for the MV-8000's sampler.

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    F-button Explanation sample an external audio (Sampling) source sample the sound pro- duced by the MV-8000 it- (Resampling) self For this example press [F1 (Sampling)]. The sampling screen will appear. Set the sampling options as follows. Parameter Value...

  • Page 40: Convenient Options During Sampling

    Sampling Press (OK). The Quick Assign popup will appear. Strike the to which you want to assign the sampled sound. Press (Set). The sampled data will be assigned to the pad you struck. Now you can use this pad to play the sampled sound.

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    ➜ Use the Auto Divide parameter to specify the desired length of time. When a silent region of the specified length is detected during sampling, the MV-8000 will automatically divide the sample. The divided samples are assigned within a single bank.

  • Page 42: Other Ways To Sample

    Sampling through MFX (p. 125). Sampling the sound played by the MV-8000 You can sample the sound that is being sent from the MV-8000's mix bus. This is called “resampling.” Access the SAMPLING screen as described in steps 1~3 of Using a sampled sound as an audio phrase or patch (p.

  • Page 43: Importing From An Audio Cd

    Importing from an audio CD You can import audio from an audio CD and use it as an instrument or audio phrase. Before you import from an audio CD Carefully read the “Copyright” and “About the License Agreement” sections in the inside back cover of the owner's manual.

  • Page 44: The Options During Import

    CD (p. 43) and then press IMPORT OPTIONS popup (p. 369) will appear. Add the check mark ✔ to the Auto Divide parameter. When a silent region is detected during import, the MV-8000 will automatically divide the sample. Set the Gap Time value.

  • Page 45: Using Music Data Files To Create A Patch

    Using music data files to create a patch As an alternative to creating a patch by sampling, you can create a patch using the collection of music data on the included CD-ROM. Press The IMPORT MENU screen (p. 365) will appear. Press (Patch).

  • Page 46: Using The Pre-installed Patches

    Sampling Using the pre-installed patches When shipped from the factory, the MV-8000's internal hard disk contains a variety of patches (“pre-installed patches”) that you will find convenient when creating songs, such as drum kits and bass sounds. To use the pre-installed patches (p. 394), load them in the same way as any other patches (Load Patch).

  • Page 47: Creating An Instrument, Assigning The Patch You Want To Use To The Current Part

    Editing a sampled sound The MV-8000 lets you play a different patch (instrument) for each of the sixteen parts. Patches are the sounds you use to create music. Creating an instrument Assigning the patch you want to use to the current...

  • Page 48: Making Instrument Settings, Accessing The Instrument Screen, To Adjust The Volume Of The Part

    To change the output routing of the patch sound You can specify how the sound of the patch will be sent from the sound generator section through the various sections of the MV-8000 and finally output. ➜ set the Output (Output Assign) parameter.

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    About maximum polyphony and Voice Reserve The MV-8000 can play 64 voices simultaneously, but there are certain limitations on polyphony due to the design of the sound generator.

  • Page 50: Limit The Performance Data Received By A Part

    Editing a sampled sound Limit the performance data received by a part ➜ set the MIDI Filter. Add a check mark ✔ to each type of MIDI message that you want the part to receive. The VelC (Velocity Curve) parameter lets you specify how the velocity value that is actually received will correspond to the actual loudness.

  • Page 51: Editing A Patch, Accessing The Patch Edit Screen, To Adjust The Pitch Of The Patch

    Editing a patch Here's how you can modify a patch in various ways. Accessing the Patch Edit screen INSTRU- MENTS Press The INSTRUMENTS screen will appear. (up/down) to select the part that you want to view. The selected part number (the current part) will be highlighted.

  • Page 52: Managing Patches, Registration A Patch In The Library Of The Project

    Editing a sampled sound Managing patches Here's how to save or recall a patch. Registration a patch in the library of the Project When you've sampled or imported data to create a patch for the current part, here's how you can register the patch in the library. Since the patch library is maintained for the entire project, you can use the patch in other songs as well (a patch registered in this way cannot be used by a different project).

  • Page 53: Loading A Patch From The Library, Loading A Patch From The Disk

    The SAVE PATCH screen (p. 299) will appear. Specify the location (/USER etc.) in which you want to save the patch, and press (Execute). The patch of current part will be saved to disk. Loading a patch from the library Here's how to load a patch from the library and use it for the current part.

  • Page 54: Naming A Patch, Copying The Settings Of A Part To A Different Part

    Editing a sampled sound (up/down) to select the part for which you want to change patches. The selected part number (the current part) is highlighted. Press The Patch Edit menu will appear. Select Load Patch and press The LOAD PATCH screen (p. 298) will appear. Select the patch that you want to load and press The selected patch will be recalled, and will become the current patch.

  • Page 55: Initializing The Settings Of A Part

    Press The menu will appear. Choose Copy Part and press The COPY PART popup will appear. Select the copy-destination part number. Press (Execute). The settings will be copied to the part you specified. Initializing the settings of a part Here's how you can initialize all parameters of the current part. INSTRU- MENTS Press...

  • Page 56: Editing A Partial, Selecting The Partial You Want To Edit

    Editing a sampled sound Editing a partial You can modify the sound by editing each “partial” of which the patch consists. Selecting the partial you want to edit Access the PATCH EDIT screen as described in Accessing the Patch Edit screen (p.

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    The sound of the partial will be sent to the delay/chorus effect and/or to the reverb effect. You can change the type of delay/chorus or reverb. For details, refer to To use effects (delay/chorus, reverb) (p. 48). To adjust the pitch ➜...

  • Page 58

    Editing a sampled sound To create a partial that combines more than one sample (SMT) You can create an SMT (Sample Mix Table) that combines up to four samples and uses velocity to switch between them. Press (SMT). The PARTIAL EDIT (SMT) screen (p. 289) will appear.

  • Page 59: Managing Partials, Naming A Partial, Coping A Partial

    Managing partials Naming a partial You can assign a name to each partial for easier data management. Perform the steps described in Selecting the partial you want to edit (p. 56). Access the PARTIAL EDIT screen (p. 276), and select the partial that you want to edit. Press The menu will appear.

  • Page 60: Editing A Sample, Accessing The Sample Edit Screen

    Makes fine adjustments the type of looping. to the pitch during loop playback. “Samples” are the basic elements the MV-8000 uses to produce sound. A “partial” consists of up to four samples combined by the Sample Mix Table (SMT). When you access the SAMPLE screen, the first sample of the selected partial is shown.

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    To change the Loop Mode of a sample Perform the steps described in Accessing the Sample Edit screen (p. 60). The SAMPLE EDIT screen (p. 279) will appear. Use the SMT parameter to select the sample whose loop mode you want to change. Edit the Loop Mode parameter.

  • Page 62

    Editing a sampled sound The MV-8000 will ask “Normalize Sample. Are you sure?” F-button Explanation Cancels the operation. (No) Executes the Normalize (Yes) operation. To change the length or tempo of a sample (Time Stretch) You can extend or shorten the playback time of a sample. The Time Stretch command lets you transform a sample without affecting its pitch.

  • Page 63

    Move the cursor to Truncate and press The TRUNCATE popup will appear. Set the Type parameter to specify how truncate will be executed. You can choose one of the following two types. Type Explanation Replace The sample being edited will be modified directly. A new truncated sample will be created, and exchanged for Duplicate the current sample of the partial.

  • Page 64: Managing Samples, Deleting Sample Data

    Editing a sampled sound Managing samples To audition a sample Perform the steps described in Accessing the Sample Edit screen (p. 60). The SAMPLE EDIT screen will appear. Press (Sample List). The saved samples will appear in the SAMPLE LIST popup (p. 281). Select the sample you want to audition.

  • Page 65

    Deleting a sample that's used by more than one partial / audio phrase / audio event When press [F5 (Yes)] in Deleting the sample along with the partial (p. 64) step 3, the sample you are about to delete is used by another partial, audio phrase, and/or audio event, the following message will appear.

  • Page 66: Deleting The Sample(s) When You Delete A Patch

    Editing a sampled sound Deleting the sample(s) when you delete a patch Here's how you can delete a patch used by a part, and simultaneously delete the sample(s) used by that patch. INSTRU- MENTS Press The INSTRUMENTS screen will appear. (up/down) to select the part of the used by the unwant patch.

  • Page 67: Assigning An Audio Phrase To A Pad, To Replace An Audio Phrase To A Pad

    Assigning an audio phrase to a pad To replace an audio phrase to a pad Press The AUDIO PHRASES (PAD) screen (p. 301) will appear. Press the to which you want to assign an audio phrase. The data of the selected pad will be highlighted. Press (Edit).

  • Page 68: Editing The Settings Of An Audio Phrase, Accessing The Audio Phrase Edit Screen

    Since the MV-8000 lets you modify the tempo or length of an audio phrase without affecting its pitch, the phrases will keep the correct pitch even if you change the tempo of the sequencer.

  • Page 69

    This specifies the point at which the phrase will begin looping. Set the End Point parameter. This specifies the point at which the phrase will stop playing, or will return to the Loop Point and continue. To audition before and after the current time location (Preview) You can audition the phrase for the length specified by the Preview Length (p.

  • Page 70: Processing An Audio Phrase

    Editing a sampled sound Processing an audio phrase You can create a new audio phrase by editing the waveform of an existing audio phrase. To zoom-in/zoom-out the audio phrase waveform display When editing the waveform, you will be able to work more accurately if you zoom-in (magnify) the waveform display so that you can see the editing points in greater detail.

  • Page 71: Other Ways To Edit Audio Phrases

    To create a patch by dividing an audio phrase (Chop) Perform the steps described in Accessing the Audio Phrase Edit screen (p. 68). The AUDIO PHRASE EDIT screen (p. 303) will appear. Press (Chop). The CHOP popup (p. 305) will appear. Specify the Current Address and press (Add Point).

  • Page 72: Making Pad Settings, Select The Sounds Played By The Pads

    Editing a sampled sound Making pad settings You'll need to make some settings before you play the pads. Select the sounds played by the pads The pads can play the parts of the current track, or they can play audio phrases. Press The SEQUENCE screen (p.

  • Page 73: Playing The Pads, To Play Sounds, To Switch To A Different Pad Bank

    To switch to a different pad bank A “pad bank” is a group of settings for the sixteen pads of the top panel. By switching pad banks you can access a large number of sounds. The MV-8000 provides the following number of pad banks.

  • Page 74: Specifying A Fixed Loudness When You Strike The Pads

    Editing a sampled sound Adjust the Level and/or Pan parameters. To adjust the level or pan of an audio phrase, press [F4 (AUX/Phrs/In)], and set the A.Phrase parameters Level or Pan. Specifying a fixed loudness when you strike the pads Here's how you can disable the velocity sensitivity of the pads.

  • Page 75: Managing Pads, Naming A Pad Bank

    Managing pads Naming a pad bank You can name a pad bank for easier management. Press The PAD BANKS indicator (red) will light, and the PAD BANKS popup will appear. Press (Name). The EDIT PAD BANK NAME (p. 199) will appear. Input the desired bank name. Editing a sampled sound...

  • Page 76: Creating A Song (song Recording), Create A New Song

    Creating a song (Song Recording) This chapter takes you through the various steps of creating a song. Create a new song Press The SONG PARAMETER screen (p. 257) will appear. With the cursor located in the upper row of icons, press (Create New).

  • Page 77: Adding Tracks For Recording Data, Selecting A Sound To Use For Recording

    Adding tracks for recording data Here's how to add one or more tracks for recording data in your song. Add a MIDI track if you want to record MIDI data, or add an audio track if you want to record an audio phrase or an external audio source.

  • Page 78: Recording Your Pad Performance Just As You Play (realtime Recording), Basic Procedure For Realtime Recording

    Creating a song (Song Recording) Recording your pad performance just as you play (Realtime Recording) Realtime Recording is the recording method in which your playing on the pads and your controller operations are recording exactly as you perform. This method is best when you want to capture the expressive feel of your performance.

  • Page 79: Moving The Input Location

    • Count In Specifies how recording will begin. Settings Explanation of the Count In parameter Recording will begin the moment you press [PLAY]. When you press [PLAY], a count-in will sound from one measure 1 Meas earlier than the record-start location, and recording will begin at the record-start location.

  • Page 80: Undoing A Recording Or Editing Operation (undo), Canceling An Undo Operation (redo)

    Creating a song (Song Recording) Undoing a recording or editing operation (Undo) If you're not satisfied with the results of the realtime-recording or editing operation you just performed, you can press Undo function is available after recording or editing a sequence, [UNDO] will light orange.

  • Page 81: Using Manual Punch-in Recording

    Press [AUTO PUNCH] will light orange, and the Auto Punch function will be enabled. Press The [REC] indicator will blink, and the RECORDING PARAMETER (MIDI) popup (p. 211) or the RECORDING PARAMETER (AUDIO) popup (p. 214) will appear. Set the parameters as necessary.

  • Page 82: Correcting The Note Timing While You Record (input Quantize)

    Creating a song (Song Recording) Correcting the note timing while you record (Input Quantize) Quantize is a function that automatically aligns the notes of your pad performance to accurate timing intervals. Here's how you can apply the Quantize function during realtime-recording.

  • Page 83: Erasing Unwanted Data While You Record (event Erase), Correcting The Timing (edit Quantize)

    mark from performance data you don't want to record. Press (Close). The RECORDING FILTER popup will close. Erasing unwanted data while you record (Event Erase) Event Erase is a function that lets you erase unwanted data during realtime recording. This is particularly convenient during loop-recording, since you can erase data without stopping recording.

  • Page 84

    Creating a song (Song Recording) Move the cursor to the track that you want to quantize, and press Sel). A mark will be displayed by the selected track. Move the current time to the beginning of the region that you want to quantize. Press (Rgn In/Out).

  • Page 85: Step Recording, Inputting Notes And Rests

    The note value is specified by the Step Time parameter. Note length (Step Time) and the number of ticks The MV-8000's sequencer divides each quarter note into 480 “ticks.” The following table shows the number of ticks in each note value. Note...

  • Page 86: Inputting Chords, If You're Not Satisfied With The Recorded Result

    Creating a song (Song Recording) you actually struck the pad to be input as the velocity data, set this to “Real.” If you want to input a fixed velocity value, set this as desired; as a guideline, p (piano) = 60, mf (mezzo-forte) = 90, and f (forte) = 120.

  • Page 87: Directly Recording An Audio Input (direct Recording)

    Directly recording an audio input (Direct Recording) Direct Recording is a function that directly records an audio source from the analog inputs. This lets you record in the same way as on a multi-track recorder. As described in Making initial settings for sampling (p. 38), select the input source that you want to input, and adjust the level.

  • Page 88: Selecting The Song That You Want To Edit, Selecting A Song From The Current Project

    (Select Song). want to keep, save the project before you continue (p. 138). The data in the MV-8000's internal memory is preserved even if you switch the current song. However if you switch projects, the contents of internal memory will be lost.

  • Page 89: Editing A Specific Region Of Performance Data (sequence Edit), Selecting The Sequence Edit Screen

    Editing a specific region of performance data (Sequence Edit) The MV-8000 provides a variety of ways for you to edit a specific region of a track. Selecting the sequence edit screen You can use three types of screen to edit your sequence data.

  • Page 90: Using The Piano Roll Edit Screen To Edit A Midi Track

    Editing a song Using the PIANO ROLL EDIT screen to edit a MIDI track Select the song you want to edit as described in Selecting the song that you want to edit (p. 88). Press The SEQUENCE screen (p. 205) will appear. Move the cursor to the MIDI track that you want to edit.

  • Page 91: Using The Sequence Edit Screen To Edit

    Using the SEQUENCE EDIT screen to edit Select the song you want to edit as described in Selecting the song that you want to edit (p. 88). Press The SEQUENCE screen (p. 205) will appear. Press (Seq Edit). The SEQUENCE EDIT screen (p. 222) will appear. Move the cursor to the track that you want to edit, and press (Track Sel).

  • Page 92

    This MIDI message causes an analog synthesizer to tune itself. MIDI Mode Message that changes the mode System Exclusive messages; MIDI messages that con- tain settings specific to the MV-8000 itself, such as sound settings. Explanation View Filter is off (events displayed)

  • Page 93

    List of available editing commands A check mark ✔ indicates a command that is available in the corresponding editing screen. Command Move... (p. 227) Copy&Paste... (p. 226) Copy&Insert... (p. 228) Erase • Erases the specified region. The erased region is filled with rests, so subsequent measures will not move.

  • Page 94: Moving Sequence Data (move)

    Editing a song Moving sequence data (Move) Here's how you can move the specified region of performance data. The data recorded in the move-source region will be replaced by rests. This editing command is useful in situations like the following. •...

  • Page 95: Copying Data

    Copying data Here's how you can copy the specified region of performance data. This is a convenient way to repeat a phrase several times. You can choose from two copy methods; Copy & Paste or Copy & Insert. Copying data and pasting it at another location (Copy & Paste). The Copy &...

  • Page 96

    Editing a song Copying data and inserting it at another location (Copy & Insert). The Copy & Insert command inserts the copied sequence data into another track or note number, and moves the existing sequence data backward to make room. Specify the editing region as described in Using the PIANO ROLL EDIT screen to edit a MIDI track (p.

  • Page 97: Correcting The Timing Of Performance Data (quantize)

    (Quantize) The chapter Creating a song (Song Recording) (p. 76) explained how you can use Input Quantize to correct the timing during realtime-recording. The MV-8000 also lets you quantize previously-recorded data. Specify the editing region as described in Using the PIANO ROLL EDIT screen to edit a MIDI track (p.

  • Page 98

    Editing a song • Resolution Specifies the note value interval to which the timing will be quantized. Choose the shortest note value that occurs in the region you are quantizing. • Strength Specifies the degree to which the note timing will be moved toward intervals of the note value specified in Resolution.

  • Page 99: Editing Note Accents (change Velocity)

    Editing note accents (Change Velocity) This command lets you edit the strength (velocity) of note messages. Specify the editing region as described in Using the PIANO ROLL EDIT screen to edit a MIDI track (p. 90) or Using the SEQUENCE EDIT screen to edit (p.

  • Page 100: Editing The Length Of The Notes (change Duration)

    Editing a song Editing the length of the notes (Change Duration) This command lets you modify the duration of notes (the length between note-on and note-off). By changing the duration you can make your recorded performance more staccato or tenuto. Specify the editing region as described in Using the PIANO ROLL EDIT screen to edit a MIDI track (p.

  • Page 101: Moving The Performance Data Backward Or Forward (shift Timing)

    Moving the performance data backward or forward (Shift Timing) This command lets you moving the timing of performance data backward or forward in units of one tick. By shifting the performance data slightly, you can make the performance “rush” or “drag” the beat. Specify the editing region as described in Using the PIANO ROLL EDIT screen to edit a MIDI track (p.

  • Page 102: Thinning Out The Performance Data (data Thin)

    Editing a song Thinning out the performance data (Data Thin) Since values for data types such as aftertouch, pitch bend, and expression are recorded continuously, these can produce a large quantity of data. By using the Data Thin command to reduce the amount of data in a way that will not be perceptible, you can conserve memory and lighten the load on the sequencer.

  • Page 103: Transposing Notes (transpose)

    Transposing notes (Transpose) You can transpose note messages in a range of 127 semitones. Use this command when you want to transpose notes in a specific region of the song. Specify the editing region as described in Using the SEQUENCE EDIT screen to edit (p.

  • Page 104: Saving A Portion Of Performance Data In The Library (copy As Midi Clip)

    Editing a song Saving a portion of performance data in the library (Copy As MIDI Clip) Here's how you can “clip” the performance data of the specified region and save it in the library as MIDI clip data. Specify the editing region as described in Using the SEQUENCE EDIT screen to edit (p.

  • Page 105: Deleting Tracks

    Deleting tracks This operation deletes unwanted tracks. If you want to re-record an entire track of data, this is faster than erasing the events. Press The SEQUENCE screen (p. 205) will appear. Press The SEQUENCE MENU popup will appear. Move the cursor to either Delete Tracks, and press .

  • Page 106: Using The Event List Edit Screen To Edit A Midi Track

    Editing a song Using the EVENT LIST EDIT screen to edit a MIDI track The Event List screen lets you edit the individual MIDI messages recorded in your song. Each line of this screen shows the location (measure - beat - tick), type of data, and value(s) of a single event.

  • Page 107: Inserting Performance Data (create Event)

    Inserting performance data (Create Event) Here's how to insert new performance data into the desired location within a MIDI track. For details on the types of performance data you can insert, refer to Types of performance data handled by a MIDI track (p. 108). Execute steps 1~4 of Using the EVENT LIST EDIT screen to edit a MIDI track (p.

  • Page 108

    These MIDI messages modify the pitch. The Value specifies the amount of pitch change. System Exclusive These MIDI messages are used to make settings unique to the MV-8000, such as sound data or tonal character. The data is input between “F0” and “F7”. For details on the function...

  • Page 109: Erasing Performance Data (erase), Copying Performance Data (copy)

    Erasing performance data (Erase) Here's how to erase the selected performance data. Execute steps 1~4 of Using the EVENT LIST EDIT screen to edit a MIDI track (p. 106). The EVENT LIST EDIT screen (p. 216) will appear. (up/down) or the VALUE dial to move to the data you want to erase. Press (Erase).

  • Page 110: Editing A System Exclusive Message

    The system exclusive message you edited will be finalized. When you are inputting a Roland system exclusive message, you can use Auto Check Sum to calculate the checksum automatically. If Auto Sum is On, the data byte preceding the end of the message (F7) will be the checksum;...

  • Page 111: Changing The Tempo Or Time Signature During The Song

    Changing the tempo or time signature during the song If you want the tempo to change during the song, insert a new tempo change into the tempo track. Following the location at which you inserted the tempo change, the song will play at that tempo.

  • Page 112

    Editing a song To add a new tempo or time signature, use desired location and press Tempo and time signature data will be added to the tempo list at the cursor location. The inserted tempo and time signature data will have the same values as the preceding measure.

  • Page 113: Loading The Song You Want To Play, To Select A Song From The Current Project

    Press Playback will stop. (p. 88). Even if you switch the current song, the data is preserved within the MV-8000's internal memory. However if you switch projects, the contents of internal memory will be lost. When you switch the current project, a message of “Save...

  • Page 114: Silencing A Specific Track During Playback (mute), Playing Only A Specific Track (solo)

    Playing your songs Silencing a specific track during playback (Mute) If you want to silence the performance of a specific instrument while the song plays, you can Mute the track that contains that performance. Press The SEQUENCE screen (p. 205) will appear. (up/down) to make the track you want to Mute the current track.

  • Page 115: Changing Various Track Playback Settings

    (left/right) to move the cursor to the “S” column. “S” is the Solo switch; it controls the Solo function of the track. Turn the VALUE dial toward the right or press “S” will be displayed at the cursor location of the current track. Solo is now on. Changing various track playback settings You can control the playback in various ways by switching track parameters.

  • Page 116

    Playing your songs Applying quantization during playback (Play Quantize) You can apply quantization during playback to a realtime-recorded song. Press The SEQUENCE screen (p. 205) will appear. (up/down) to select the track you want to quantize as the current track. Press (Track Param).

  • Page 117: Assigning Markers (locate Points) Within The Song

    Assigning markers (locate points) within the song You can assign markers to desired points within the song. These are called “locate points.” You can assign a locate point to a certain location (measure - beat - tick) in the song, and then use the Locate function to move there instantly. Setting a locate point You can assign up to ten locate points in each song.

  • Page 118: Changing The Playback Tempo Of The Song

    Playing your songs Editing a locate point You can edit the location of a locate point you stored. Press The SEQUENCE screen (p. 205) will appear. Press The LOCATOR popup (p. 251) will appear. Move the cursor to the locate number (0~9) that you want to edit. Press (Edit).

  • Page 119

    Playing your songs Using the Tap function to set the tempo You can set the tempo by pressing [BPM/TAP] at the desired interval. Press it at least three times at quarter note intervals of the playback tempo you want to set. You can change the tapping interval.

  • Page 120: Switching The Effects On/off, Using Effects

    This chapter explains how to apply and edit the effects. Switching the effects on/off Each of the MV-8000's internal effects can be switched on or off. You can switch the effects off if you're editing a sound and want to hear it without effects, or if you want to use an external effect processor instead of the built-in effects.

  • Page 121: Selecting An Effect, Selecting An Effect From The Effect Library

    Selecting an effect Selecting an effect from the effect library Each of the MV-8000's three internal effect processors has its own effect library. You can switch effect settings by selecting various effects from the effect library. Perform steps 1~2 of Switching the effects on/off (p. 120).

  • Page 122: Editing The Effect Parameters

    Using effects Editing the effect parameters You can edit the current effect settings to create your own effect settings. Perform steps 1~2 of Switching the effects on/off (p. 120). Press (Edit). Current Screen that appears effect MFX EDIT screen (p. 375) Dly/Cho DELAY/CHORUS EDIT screen (p.

  • Page 123: Storing The Current Effect Settings In The Library

    Storing the current effect settings in the library After you've edited the effect parameters to create your own effect settings, you can store them in the library and recall them later when needed. Edit the effect parameters as described in Editing the effect parameters (p. 122).

  • Page 124: Effect Routing, Changing The Routing

    Using effects Effect routing You can route the MFX to various buses (signal routes) within the MV-8000. Different routing will produce different results. Changing the routing By changing the routing of the MFX you can use it as an insert effect or a loop effect.

  • Page 125: Routing Examples, Sampling Through Mfx, Applying Mfx To An Instrument Or Audio Phrase

    Routing examples Sampling through MFX Here's an example of using an algorithm that modifies the character of the vocal input. We'll use the Voice Transformer effect. fig.11-10.j Rec Bus Input Sampler Connect a mic to the ANALOG INPUT as described in Quick Start “Preparing your equipment and making connections”...

  • Page 126: Outputting The Sound Of The Entire Mv-8000 In "lo-fi" Audio

    5~6. Outputting the sound of the entire MV-8000 in “lo-fi” audio Here's an example of how you can use a “lo-fi” processor effect to intentionally degrade the audio quality of the sound produced by the MV-8000. fig.11-10.j Input Instruments/...

  • Page 127: Adjusting The Volume Balance Of Each Part

    You can also adjust the volume of individual partials. On the MV-8000, partials are the units of sound that make up a patch. You can make independent adjustments for the partials assigned to each pad.

  • Page 128: Combining A Song Into Two Tracks (mixdown)

    Effect screen to make effect settings. If you press [REC] while the song is stopped, the MV-8000 will enter mixdown-standby mode; the REC indicator (red) will blink. If you then press [PLAY] in this state, mixdown will begin.

  • Page 129: Using The Mastering Tool Kit To Finish Your Song (mastering), Using The Mastering Tool Kit

    The current time location will move to the first measure. Press The REC indicator will blink, and the MV-8000 will be in mastering-standby mode. Adjusting the balance of your song and mastering it The mastering tool kit is a deep and somewhat complex effect.

  • Page 130

    Adjusting the balance of your song and mastering it Press The mastering tool kit effect you selected in step 5 will be applied to the mixdown file you selected in step 3, and the result will be recorded (mastered). To stop mastering, press Mastering will stop, and the display will ask “Mastering finished.

  • Page 131: Creating An Audio Cd, Using The Cd-r/rw Drive

    Emergency eject hole Cautions when using the CD-R/RW drive • Place the MV-8000 on a stable and level surface that is not subjected to vibration by external sources. If the unit is tilted significantly, this may adversely affect the operation of the CD-R/RW drive.

  • Page 132: Recommended Discs, Inserting A Disc, If The Disc Tray Fails To Open

    (or similar object) into the emergency eject hole to eject the tray. Turn off the power of the MV-8000. Insert a straightened paper clip (or similar object) into the emergency eject hole. The disc tray will be ejected.

  • Page 133: Writing The Mastered Data To Cd

    Insert a blank CD-R/RW disc as described in Inserting a disc (p. 132). The MV-8000 is able to write CD-RW discs. However, CD-RW discs cannot be played in conventional audio CD players. You will need to use the MV-8000's CD Player function (p.

  • Page 134

    CD-R/RW drive tray will open. Remove the disc. Your original audio CD is finished! The MV-8000's CD writing method is fixed at “Disc At Once,” meaning that you will be able to use this disc as a pressing master for commercial mass production. When the Disc At Once method is used, no further data can be written to the disc afterward, even if there is space (recording time) remaining on the disc.

  • Page 135: Playing An Audio Cd

    Playing an audio CD Now let's use the MV-8000's CD Player function to hear the audio CD you just created. Insert the audio CD into the CD-R/RW drive as described in Inserting a disc (p. 132). Make sure that the disc is firmly seated in the CD-R/RW drive tray. If the disc is not correctly in position, it may catch inside the drive and may be impossible to remove.

  • Page 136: Project And Disk Management, Managing Projects, Loading A Project

    The project you attempted to load requires more memory than is currently installed in the MV-8000. There is not enough memory to load the project. This can happen if the amount of memory when the project was created differs from the currently-installed amount of memory.

  • Page 137: Naming A Project, Protecting A Project

    Naming a project Here's how you can assign a name to your project for easier management. Load the project that you want to name as described in LOAD PROJECT screen (p. 315). After the project has been loaded, the SEQUENCE screen (p. 205) will appear. Press The PROJECT MENU screen (p.

  • Page 138: Deleting A Project, Saving A Project

    While the project is being saved, the DISK indicator (red) will light. Never strike the pads or otherwise subject the MV-8000 to vibration during this time. Doing so will cause malfunctions. You can also save the current project by pressing [SHIFT] + [SHUTDOWN].

  • Page 139: Saving A Project With A Different Name, Creating A New Project

    While the project is being saved, the DISK indicator (red) will light. Never strike the pads or otherwise subject the MV-8000 to vibration during this time. Doing so will cause malfunctions. (OK). (Create).

  • Page 140: Deleting Unused Portions Of A Sample (optimize), Backing Up A Project To A Cd-r/rw Disc

    Backing up a project to a CD-R/RW disc Here's how to save your project to a CD-R/RW disc. This lets you preserve important data, or use a project on a different MV-8000. Press The PROJECT MENU screen (p. 308) will appear.

  • Page 141: Restoring A Project From A Cd-r/rw Disc

    Move the cursor to the project that you want to backup, and press (Execute). Starts backup to CD-R/RW disc. Restoring a project from a CD-R/RW disc Here's how a project that was backed-up to a CD-R/RW can be restored to the hard disk.

  • Page 142: Folder Structure

    “.PRJ”. When you back up a project to a USB-connected computer, you must back up the entire folder. For details, refer to Backing up a project from the MV-8000 to your computer (p. 152). USER (user folder) You are free to use this folder for exchanging data with a connected computer.

  • Page 143: Managing Files (file Utility), Basic File Utility Operations

    Managing files (File Utility) The File Utility commands let you manage the files stored on the MV-8000's hard disk. Basic file utility operations Accessing the File Utility screen Press The DISK/USB MENU screen (p. 329) will appear. Press (File Utility), or use the cursor to select the FILE UTILITY icon and press The FILE UTILITY screen (p.

  • Page 144

    Project and disk management Changing the current folder A folder is an area in which multiple related files can be managed together. The file list shows the contents of the current folder. Other folders existing within the current folder are called “child folders,” and are indicated as contents of one of these folders.

  • Page 145: Creating A Folder, Renaming A Folder Or File

    142), with the exception of a folder you create as described in Creating a new project (p. 139). Such folders and files are used by the MV-8000's system. If you rename them, the system will not operate correctly, and important data will be lost.

  • Page 146: Copying A File Or A Folder

    You must never copy a folder other than those described in Folder structure (p. 142). Such folders and files are used by the MV-8000's system. If you copy them, the system will not operate correctly, and important data will be lost.

  • Page 147: Moving A File To Another Location (move)

    You must never move a folder other than those described in Folder structure (p. 142). Such folders and files are used by the MV-8000's system. If you move them, the system will not operate correctly, and important data will be lost.

  • Page 148: Deleting A Folder Or File

    You must never delete a folder other than those described in Folder structure (p. 142). Such folders and files are used by the MV-8000's system. If you delete them, the system will not operate correctly, and important data will be lost.

  • Page 149: Disk Management, Formatting A Disk, Naming A Disk

    (erasing) a floppy disk or a CD-RW disc that had been used by a device other than the MV-8000, you can make it usable on the MV-8000. Access the Disk Utility screen as described in To access the Disk Utility screen (p.

  • Page 150: Using Data Of Other Formats, Importing Data From Your Computer Via Usb

    If your USB-equipped computer is connected to the USB connector on the MV-8000's rear panel, you will be able to transfer data between the two devices. WAV files or AIFF files saved on your computer can be loaded into the MV-8000 and used as instruments or audio phrases.

  • Page 151: Copying Files From Your Computer To The Mv-8000

    Double-click the “Removable Disk” icon. The contents of the MV-8000's hard disk will appear. Drag and drop the files that you want to copy to the MV-8000 into the desired folder of the MV-8000. The files will be copied to the MV-8000.

  • Page 152: Backing Up A Project From The Mv-8000 To Your Computer

    On your desktop, double-click the “MV-8000” icon. The contents of the MV-8000's hard disk will appear. Drag and drop the files that you want to copy to the MV-8000 into the desired folder of the MV-8000. The files will be copied to the MV-8000.

  • Page 153: To Stop Communication With Your Computer

    MV-8000. • Mac OS 9.0.4 or later Drag the MV-8000 from your desktop into the trash to terminate the connection. • Mac OS X Drag the MV-8000 from your desktop into the trash to terminate the connection.

  • Page 154: Using Wav/aiff Audio Files

    Assign the sample to a pad as described in steps 10 and following of Using a sampled sound as an audio phrase or patch (p. 38). Types of audio file that you can import The MV-8000 can import WAV files and AIFF files of the following formats. Specification Format...

  • Page 155: Using Data From Other Models, Importing Roland S-700 Series Or Akai Mpc2000 (xl) Sample Data

    Importing Roland S-700 series or Akai MPC2000 (XL) sample data Here's how you can import Roland S-700 series or Akai MPC2000 (XL) sample data and save it as MV-8000 sample data. You can use this data to create audio phrases or construct patches. Press The IMPORT MENU screen will appear.

  • Page 156: Importing Roland S-700 Series Patch Data

    Using data of other formats Importing Roland S-700 series patch data Here's how you can import Roland S-700 series patch data to recreate the same patch structure on the MV-8000. This lets you create a patch without having to assign samples to pads.

  • Page 157: Converting An Smf To A Song

    Managing files (File Utility) (p. 143). Press (Execute). The SMF data will be converted into an MV-8000 song. If the conversion is successful, a message of “Completed” will appear, and you will return to the IMPORT screen (p. 366).

  • Page 158: Using Mv-8000 Data On Other Devices, Using A Sample Or Audio Phrase On Your Computer

    Using MV-8000 data on other devices Using a sample or audio phrase on your computer Samples or audio phrases saved on the MV-8000 can be converted into the Wave files (WAV files) typically used on Microsoft Windows, or into the AIFF files used on Apple Mac OS.

  • Page 159

    Choose “Save Sample As WAV” if you want to save the sample as a WAV file, or choose “Save Sample As AIFF” if you want to save the sample as an AIFF file. The TRUNCATE screen (p. 286) will appear. Select the folder in which you want to save the converted data.

  • Page 160: Using The Mv-8000 With Midi Or V-link Devices, Using Midi Devices

    The MV-8000 has one MIDI IN connector and two MIDI OUT connectors. You can connect a MIDI controller (MIDI keyboard, MIDI guitar, MIDI percussion pads, etc.) to MIDI IN and record your performance on the MV-8000 (e.g., sequence recording). You can connect sound modules to the two MIDI OUT connectors, and control sixteen MIDI channels from each connector (for a total of 32 MIDI channels).

  • Page 161: Using The Sliders To Control An External Midi Sound Module (assignable Sliders)

    R-BUS (use MV8-OP1 and DIF-AT24) Using the sliders to control an external MIDI sound module (Assignable Sliders) You can use the MV-8000's sliders to send control change messages to a connected external device. Press [ASSIGNABLE SLIDER] will light orange, indicating that sliders 1~8 are in Assignable Slider mode.

  • Page 162: Using Mmc To Control The Mv-8000's Sequencer From An External Device

    Set the MMC Mode parameter to Slave (MIDI) or Slave (R-BUS). If you want the MV-8000 to receive MMC via MIDI IN, select Slave (MIDI). If you want the MV-8000 to receive MMC via the R-BUS connector, select Slave (R-BUS).

  • Page 163: Transmitting Mmc To Control An External Sequencer

    Set this value to match the Device ID setting of the MMC messages that are being sent to the MV-8000. Transmitting MMC to control an external sequencer The MV-8000 can transmit MMC (MIDI Machine Control) messages to remotely control an external MIDI device. Press The SONG SETUP MENU screen (p.

  • Page 164: Using The Mv-8000 In Multitimbre Sampler Mode, Playing The Mv-8000 From An Externally-connected Sequencer

    Using the MV-8000 with MIDI or V-LINK devices Using the MV-8000 in Multitimbre Sampler Mode In Multi Timbre Sampler mode, the MV-8000's instruments function as a multi-timbral sound module, and the performance data from the velocity pads is transmitted as MIDI messages (MIDI OUT A/B, R-BUS).

  • Page 165: Recording Your Velocity Pad Performance On An Externally-connected Sequencer

    Recording your velocity pad performance on an externally-connected sequencer If you turn Multi Timbre Sampler Mode on, your playing on the MV-8000's velocity pads will be transmitted as MIDI messages. This means you can record your performance on an externally-connected sequencer.

  • Page 166: Performance Data Flow And Limitations In Multi Timbre Sampler Mode, When Off (normal)

    Velocity Pads Sequencer Performance data received at MIDI IN or from the velocity pads is sent to MIDI OUT and/or plays the MV-8000's instruments according to the Output Assign parameter and Output Assign MIDI parameter of the current track. When On...

  • Page 167: Synchronizing The Mv-8000 With A Connected External Sequencer, Synchronizing With An External Device

    Synchronizing the MV-8000 with a connected external sequencer You can connect the MV-8000 to a sequencer or hard disk recorder, and make them play or record in synchronization. Synchronizing with an external device Here's how you can make an externally-connected sequencer or hard disk recorder operate in synchronization with the MIDI Clock or MTC (MIDI Time Code) messages transmitted by the MV-8000.

  • Page 168: Monitoring The Midi Connection Status

    Using the MV-8000 with MIDI or V-LINK devices Monitoring the MIDI connection status The MV-8000 can transmit “Active Sensing messages” at regular intervals. If the MIDI cable is broken or disconnected, these messages will no longer be received by the receiving device.

  • Page 169: Using V-link Devices, What Is V-link, Example Connections, Switching V-link On/off

    V-LINK ( ) is a function that lets you create performances that link music and video. By using a V-LINK compatible video device with the MV-8000, you can easily produce a variety of video effects that are linked to your performance.

  • Page 170: Making V-link Settings, V-link Function Chart

    Using the MV-8000 with MIDI or V-LINK devices Making V-LINK settings Press The SYSTEM MENU screen (p. 319) will appear. With the cursor located in the upper row of icons, press (V-Link). Alternatively, select the V-LINK icon and press The V-LINK screen (p. 325) will appear.

  • Page 171: If The Mv8-op1 Is Installed, Devices

    You can install an MV8-OP1 Audio I/O Expansion (sold separately) into the rear panel of the MV-8000. The MV8-OP1 is an expansion kit for the MV-8000 that adds digital audio input and allows internal audio buses to be output via R-BUS.

  • Page 172: Inputting Audio Via A Digital Connection (coaxial/optical)

    Inputting audio via a digital connection (coaxial/optical) The MV-8000 has both coaxial and optical type digital input connectors. You must choose either one or the other type. You cannot use both simultaneously. Connect your digital audio device to the MV-8000 as described in Quick Start “Preparing your equipment and making connections”...

  • Page 173: Transferring Digital Audio Via R-bus, Inputting Digital Audio Into R-bus

    Using the MV8-OP1 (Audio I/O Expansion) to connect external devices Transferring digital audio via R-BUS If the MV-8000 is connected to another device that has an R-BUS connector, you can use two channels of digital audio input and eight channels of digital audio output.

  • Page 174: Outputting Digital Audio From R-bus Or Analog Multi-output

    Outputting digital audio from R-BUS or analog multi-output You can output the audio from the MV-8000's multi output bus via the R-BUS connector (digital) or the analog multi output (analog). Connect the MV-8000 with your output destination device as described in Quick Start “Preparing your equipment and making connections”...

  • Page 175: Using R-bus And Dif-at24 To Add A Midi Output

    Generator MIDI OUT DIF-AT24 MV8-OP1 (Audio I/O Expansion) MV-8000 Power-on the MV-8000. Press The SEQUENCE screen (p. 205) will appear. (up/down) to select the MIDI track that contains the performance data you want to output. The track you select will be the current track.

  • Page 176: Connections And Settings For R-bus Devices, Connecting A Vs-2480cd/2400cd, Connecting An Rpc-1

    Connections and settings for R-BUS devices Connecting a VS-2480CD/2400CD R-BUS MV-8000 Required equipment • MV-8000 (with MV8-OP1 [sold separately] installed) • VS-2480CD or VS-2400CD • RBC-1 (1 meter R-BUS cable) or RBC-3 (3 meter R-BUS cable) Connecting an RPC-1 R-BUS MV-8000 Required equipment •...

  • Page 177: Connecting A Vm-7000/c7000 Series Device, Settings For Each Device

    Connecting a VM-7000/C7000 series device R-BUS MV-8000 Required equipment • MV-8000 (with MV8-OP1 [sold separately] installed) • VM-7200/7100 (with VM-24E [sold separately] installed) • VM-C7200/7100 • RBC-1 (1 meter R-BUS cable) or RBC-3 (3 meter R-BUS cable) • VM-LINK cable...

  • Page 178: Settings For The Entire Mv-8000 (global), Accessing The Global Screen, System Settings For The Mv-8000

    The GLOBAL screen (p. 320) will appear. Setting the basic pitch (Master Tune) Here's how to set the overall tuning of the MV-8000. This is specified as the frequency of the A4 note (middle “A” on a piano). Access the GLOBAL screen as described in Accessing the Global screen (p.

  • Page 179

    • Must be set to receive word clock (slave) because of how your system is connected. In such cases, you can use the “Internal” setting so that the MV-8000 is the word clock master. However, the digital signal sent via R-BUS will be fixed at a sampling frequency of 44.1 kHz.

  • Page 180: Settings For The Mv-8000's Controllers (pad / Panel), Accessing The Pad/panel Screen

    System settings for the MV-8000 Settings for the MV-8000's controllers (Pad / Panel) Here you can make settings for the velocity pads, sliders, and buttons on the MV-8000's top panel. Accessing the Pad/Panel screen Press The SYSTEM MENU screen (p. 319) will appear.

  • Page 181

    Shift (i.e., press a button), Shift will be defeated. The Shift function becomes active when you press [SHIFT], and will remain active until you press [SHIFT] once again. System settings for the MV-8000 There are two types of aftertouch; “channel aftertouch”...

  • Page 182

    System settings for the MV-8000 Using a foot switch You can connect a Roland DP-2 (sold separately) or Boss FS-5U (sold separately) to the rear panel FOOT SWITCH jack and use it to operate the MV-8000. Access the PAD/PANEL screen as described in Accessing the Pad/Panel screen (p.

  • Page 183: Checking The System Status Of The Mv-8000, Viewing The System Information

    Checking the system status of the MV-8000 You can check the current system status of the MV-8000, test the installed memory, or initialize all settings of the MV-8000 to the factory-set state. Viewing the system information Here's how to check the MV-8000's internal software version, the amount of currently-installed memory, and the options that are installed.

  • Page 184: Testing The Installed Memory (memory Diagnosis), Resetting The Mv-8000's Parameters To The Factory Settings

    System settings for the MV-8000 Testing the installed memory (Memory Diagnosis) Here's how to perform a read/write test of the memory installed in the MV-8000. Access the SYSTEM INFORMATION screen as described in Viewing the system information (p. 183). Press (DIMM Diag).

  • Page 185: Expanding The Memory, Precautions For Expanding Memory, Adding Options

    Adding options Expanding the memory When shipped from the factory, the MV-8000 contains 128 MB of memory used to load sound samples. This amount of memory may not be sufficient if you want to load large amounts of sample data. If so, you can expand the memory by replacing the factory-installed 128 MB memory (DIMM) with a larger DIMM of up to 512 MB.

  • Page 186: Exchanging The Memory (removing And Installing)

    Turn off the power of the MV-8000 and the connected devices, and disconnect all cables from the MV-8000. Turn the MV-8000 upside down, and lay it on its face supported by objects at each corner so that the panel buttons and knobs are not damaged.

  • Page 187: Installing The Mv8-op1, Precautions For Expanding Option

    • Turn the screwdriver counter-clockwise to loosen the screws-turn it clockwise to tighten them. • Be careful not to let the screws drop inside the MV-8000's body. • Do not leave the option slot cover removed. After installation of the MV8-OP1 is complete, be sure to replace the cover.

  • Page 188: Mv8-op1 Installation Procedure

    Turn off the power of the MV-8000 and the connected devices, and disconnect all cables from the MV-8000. Turn the MV-8000 upside down, and lay it on its face supported by objects at each corner so that the panel buttons and knobs are not damaged.

  • Page 189: Installing The Mv8-vga (vga/mouse Expansion), Precautions For Expanding Option

    • Turn the screwdriver counter-clockwise to loosen the screws-turn it clockwise to tighten them. • Be careful not to let the screws drop inside the MV-8000's body. • Do not leave the option slot cover removed. After installation of the MV8-VGA is complete, be sure to replace the cover.

  • Page 190: Mv8-vga Installation Procedure

    Adding options MV8-VGA installation procedure Turn off the power of the MV-8000 and the connected devices, and disconnect all cables from the MV-8000. Remove two screws from the MV8-VGA installation slot cover as shown in the illustration. Remove the slot cover, and pull out the cable that is fastened behind the slot cover.

  • Page 191: Expansion De La Mémoire, Precautions Concernant L'extension De La Mémoire, Ajout D'options

    • Quand l’installation de la carte de circuits imprimés est terminée, revérifiez si tout est bien installé. • Lorsque vous déposez le MV-8000 face vers le bas, placez des piles de journaux ou de magazines sous les quatre coins (ou des deux côtés) pour le soutenir. Ainsi, les boutons, manettes et autres pièces ne seront pas endommagés.

  • Page 192: Echange De La Mémoire (retrait Et Installation)

    Ajout d’options Echange de la mémoire (retrait et installation) Eteignez le MV-8000 et tous les appareils raccordés et débranchez tous les câbles du MV-8000. Retournez le MV-8000 et placez quatre objets aux angles pour le soutenir de sorte que les touches et boutons du panneau ne risquent pas d’être...

  • Page 193: Installation De La Mv8-op1, Precautions Concernant L'extension De La Options

    • Quand l’installation de la carte de circuits imprimés est terminée, revérifiez si tout est bien installé. • Lorsque vous déposez le MV-8000 face vers le bas, placez des piles de journaux ou de magazines sous les quatre coins (ou des deux côtés) pour le soutenir. Ainsi, les boutons, manettes et autres pièces ne seront pas endommagés.

  • Page 194: Procédure D'installation

    Eteignez le MV-8000 et tous les appareils raccordés et débranchez tous les câbles du MV-8000. Retournez le MV-8000 et placez quatre objets aux angles pour le soutenir de sorte que les touches et boutons du panneau ne risquent pas d’être endommagés.

  • Page 195: Installation De La Mv8-vga (carte De Souris/sortie Vga), Precautions Concernant L'extension De La Options

    • Quand l’installation de la carte de circuits imprimés est terminée, revérifiez si tout est bien installé. • Lorsque vous déposez le MV-8000 face vers le bas, placez des piles de journaux ou de magazines sous les quatre coins (ou des deux côtés) pour le soutenir. Ainsi, les boutons, manettes et autres pièces ne seront pas endommagés.

  • Page 196

    Ajout d’options Procédure d’installation Eteignez le MV-8000 et tous les appareils raccordés et débranchez tous les câbles du MV-8000. Retirez les deux vis du cache de le logement d’installation de la MV8-VGA, comme indiqué sur l’illustration. Retirez le cache du logement, et sortez le câble qui se trouve...

  • Page 197

    Screen Guide...

  • Page 198: Common Items In All Screens, Screen Title Area

    Common items in all screens These items are common to all screens. Screen title area This area shows information such as the screen name, current time, and song name. Explanation of each area 1. Screen name The name of this screen. 2.

  • Page 199: Edit Name Popup

    EDIT NAME popup This screen lets you edit the name of a folder, file, library, pad, or track. Explanation of each area 1. Popup name The name of this popup. The popup name will depend on the type of name you are assigning. Popup name Explanation EDIT SAMPLE...

  • Page 200

    Common items in all screens F-buttons History You can recall (and re-input) up to the ten most recent names you input in the EDIT NAME popup since turning on the power. Selects the name at the cursor in the history list then press [ENTER]. Insert Space Inserts a space at the cursor location.

  • Page 201: Select Category Popup

    Fretted plucked instruments (e.g., man- dolin) Percussion Sound effects Beats, grooves Drum sets Other patches using splits or layers Roland S-700 series AKAI MPC F-buttons Select All Displays the all categories. The [F1 (Select All)] is valid if displays the follow screens.

  • Page 202: Pad Banks Popup

    Common items in all screens PAD BANKS popup Here you can select pad banks. Explanation of each area 1. Pads Shows the state of the current pads. Highlighted (black) pads have data recorded in them. 2. Pad bank list Lists the names of the pad banks. The pad bank selected by the cursor is highlighted.

  • Page 203: Select Drive Popup

    Here you can select the drive. Explanation of each area 1. Drive list This area lists the drives that are installed in the MV-8000 (hard disk, CD-R/RW drive, floppy disk drive). The drive selected by the cursor is highlighted. Icon Explanation...

  • Page 204: Menu/command Popup

    Explanation of each area 1. Drive list This area lists the drives that are installed in the MV-8000 (hard disk, CD-R/RW drive, floppy disk drive). The drive selected by the cursor is highlighted. Icon Explanation Floppy disk drive...

  • Page 205: Sequence, Sequence Screen

    8. No. (track number and icon) Shows the number of the each track recorded in the sequencer. The MV-8000 lets you create up to 128 MIDI sequence tracks and 8 audio tracks. The icon at the right of the track number shows the type of track.

  • Page 206

    SEQUENCE 9. Track Name Shows the name assigned to each track. 10. Track Status (M/S/R) Sets the status of the track. Indication M= Muted This track will not play. S= Solo Only this track will play. Recording will occur on this R=Record track.

  • Page 207

    Menu Displays the SEQUENCE MENU. Menu items 1. Tempo Track Displays the TEMPO TRACK screen (p. 244). 2. Add MIDI Tracks Displays the ADD MIDI TRACKS popup (p. 246). 3. Add Audio Tracks Displays the ADD AUDIO TRACKS popup (p. 247). 4.

  • Page 208: Track Parameter (midi) Popup

    SEQUENCE TRACK PARAMETER (MIDI) popup Here you can make detailed parameter settings for a MIDI track. Explanation of each area 1. (Track number and track name) This is the number and name of the track you are editing. You can press [F5 (Name)] to display the EDIT NAME popup (p.

  • Page 209

    50%, the backbeats will be exactly between the preceding and following downbeats. With a setting of 0%, the backbeats will be moved to the same timing as the preceding downbeat. With a setting of 100%, the backbeats will be moved to the same timing as the following downbeat.

  • Page 210: Track Parameter (audio) Popup

    SEQUENCE TRACK PARAMETER (AUDIO) popup Here you can make detailed parameter settings for an audio track. Explanation of each area 1. (Track number and track name) This is the number and name of the track you are editing. You can press [F5 (Name)] to open the EDIT NAME popup (p.

  • Page 211: Recording Parameter (midi) Popup

    RECORDING PARAMETER (MIDI) popup Here you can set parameters for recording onto a MIDI track. Explanation of each area 1. Rec Mode (Recording mode) Specifies how recording will occur Value Explanation Newly recorded data will be added to Overdub the previously-recorded data. Newly recorded data will replace the Replace previously-recorded data.

  • Page 212

    SEQUENCE setting of 0 produces no adjustment at all. 7. Quantize Resolution Specifies the quantization timing. Select the shortest note value that occurs in the region you are quantizing. Quantize Type Range Parameter (60), Grid (240), Shuffle (120), 8. Shuffle Rate When Type=Shuffle, this specifies how far away the “backbeat”...

  • Page 213: Recording Filter Popup

    Tune synthesizer to tune itself. Request MIDI Mode Message that changes Mode the mode Message System exclusive messages. MIDI System messages specific to the MV-8000. Exclusive To access this screen ➜ ➜ • ➜ ➜ • In order to open this popup, you must specify a MIDI track as the current track.

  • Page 214: Recording Parameter (audio) Popup

    SEQUENCE RECORDING PARAMETER (AUDIO) popup Here you can set recording parameters for an audio track. Explanation of each area 1. Rec Mode (Recording mode) Specifies how recording will occur. Value Explanation Direct Record audio directly from the Input to the Stereo track (2-channels).

  • Page 215: Metronome Popup

    METRONOME popup Here you can make metronome settings. Explanation of each area 1. Mode (Metronome Mode) Specifies when the metronome signal will be output. Value Explanation The metronome will not sound. The metronome will sound only during Rec Only recording. The metronome will sound during play- Play&Rec back and recording.

  • Page 216: Event List Edit Screen

    SEQUENCE EVENT LIST EDIT screen Here you can edit the MIDI messages recorded in a MIDI track. Explanation of each area 1. Event list This lists the MIDI messages recorded in the current track in the vicinity of the current time. The message selected by the cursor (i.e., located at the current time location) will be highlighted.

  • Page 217: Create Event Popup

    MIDI Mode Message that changes the Message mode System System exclusive messages. MIDI mes- Exclusive sages specific to the MV-8000. To access this screen ➜ ➜ • In order to open this popup, you must specify a MIDI track as the current track.

  • Page 218: Paste Event Popup

    SEQUENCE PASTE EVENT popup An event temporarily stored in the event list clipboard can be “pasted” at the specified time location. Explanation of each area 1. To Specifies the time location at which the MIDI event will be added. Range: 0000-01-000~9999-**-*** ** will depend on the number of beats in the time signature selected in “Time Signature”...

  • Page 219: Edit Sys-ex Popup

    This screen will appear if the current track is a MIDI track. F-buttons Auto Sum When you are inputting a Roland system exclusive message, you can use Auto Check Sum to calculate the checksum automatically. If Auto Sum is On, the data byte preceding the end of the message (F7) will be the checksum;...

  • Page 220: Audio Event Parameter Popup

    SEQUENCE AUDIO EVENT PARAMETER popup Here you can adjust the parameters of the event at the current time location within an audio track. Explanation of each area 1. Position Displays the starting time of the event. 2. Duration Specifies the length of the individual event. Range: 0000-01 (1 tick)~ 9999-*** (9999 beats *** ticks)

  • Page 221: Piano Roll Edit Screen

    PIANO ROLL EDIT screen Here you can edit the MIDI messages that are recorded on a MIDI track. The piano roll graphically indicates the pitch, duration, and velocity. Explanation of each area 1. Note number (keyboard) The note numbers (keys) are shown from bottom to top.

  • Page 222: Sequence Edit Screen

    SEQUENCE SEQUENCE EDIT screen Here you can edit the MIDI messages that are recorded on a MIDI track. The Sequence Edit screen lets you graphically edit the events recorded on the track. Explanation of each area 1. Now time Indicates the current time (measure/beat/tick) in the sequencer.

  • Page 223

    F-buttons and menu Track Sel (Track select) Selects/de-selects the current track. If an In time and Out time are specified for the selected tracks, track events existing in that time region will be selected (highlighted). All Trk Sel (All track select) Selects/de-selects all tracks.

  • Page 224: Select Piano Roll Edit Command Popup

    SEQUENCE SELECT PIANO ROLL EDIT COMMAND popup You can execute editing commands on selected note events in the PIANO ROLL EDIT screen. Explanation of each area 1. Move Displays the MOVE popup (p. 227). 2. Copy&Paste Displays the COPY&PASTE popup (p. 226). 3.

  • Page 225: Select Sequence Edit Command Popup

    SELECT SEQUENCE EDIT COMMAND popup You can execute editing commands on selected tracks in the SEQUENCE EDIT screen. Explanation of each area 1. Move Displays the MOVE popup (p. 227). 2. Copy&Paste Displays the COPY&PASTE popup (p. 226). 3. Copy&Insert Displays the COPY&INSERT popup (p.

  • Page 226: Copy&paste Popup

    SEQUENCE COPY&PASTE popup This copies the data of the “In time -- Out time” region to the specified location. Explanation of each area 1. To Specifies the copy-destination time. Range: 0001-01-000~9999-**-*** ** will depend on the time signature you set. 2.

  • Page 227: Move Popup

    MOVE popup This moves the data of the “In time -- Out time” region to the specified location. Explanation of each area 1. To Specifies the move-destination time. Range: 0001-01-000~9999-**-*** ** will depend on the time signature you set. 2. To Track Specifies the move-destination track number.

  • Page 228: Copy&insert Popup

    SEQUENCE COPY&INSERT popup This inserts the data of the “In time -- Out time” region or the marked data into the current time location. Data at the insert-destination will not be overwritten; it will move backward in time (i.e., later in the song) by the corresponding distance.

  • Page 229: Quantize Popup

    QUANTIZE popup This adjusts the timing of MIDI note events in the way you specify. Explanation of each area 1. Quantize Type Selects the type of quantization. Value Explanation The sequence data will be adjusted to- Grid ward intervals of the beat specified by the Resolution parameter.

  • Page 230

    SEQUENCE 5. Template A variety of quantization settings are provided. Dance 16 Norm. Dance L.Acc Low dynamics 16 Norm. Dance H.Acc High dynamics 16 Norm. Dance L.Swg Light swing 16 Norm. Dance H.Swg Strong swing 16 Heavy Dance L.Acc Low dynamics, dragging the beat 16 Heavy Dance H.Acc High dynamics, dragging the beat 16 Heavy Dance L.Swg...

  • Page 231: Change Velocity Popup

    CHANGE VELOCITY popup This changes the velocity of note events in the “In time -- Out time” region. Explanation of each area 1. Magnify Reduces or increases velocity differences between notes. Settings of 99 or lower will reduce the dynamic variation of the note data;...

  • Page 232: Change Duration Popup

    SEQUENCE CHANGE DURATION popup This changes the duration (note length) of note events in the “In time -- Out time” region. Explanation of each area 1. Magnify Shortens or lengthens the duration of notes. Settings of 99 or lower will make the actual duration shorter than the rhythm value of the note;...

  • Page 233: Shift Timing Popup

    SHIFT TIMING popup This moves the events of the “In time -- Out time” region forward or backward in units of one tick (1/480th of a quarter note). Explanation of each area 1. Bias Adjusts the event timing forward or backward in units of one tick.

  • Page 234: Data Thin Popup

    SEQUENCE DATA THIN popup This thins-out events of the “In time -- Out time” region to reduce the amount of data. You can use this to decrease the amount of space occupied by continuous controller data you recorded, such as pitch bend and aftertouch.

  • Page 235: Transpose Popup

    TRANSPOSE popup This transposes the pitch of note events in the “In time -- Out time” region, in units of a semitone. Explanation of each area 1. Transpose Specifies the amount of transposition in semitone steps. Specify a positive (+) value to raise the pitch, or a negative (-) value to lower the pitch.

  • Page 236: Copy As Midi Clip Popup

    SEQUENCE COPY AS MIDI CLIP popup This adds the data in the “In time -- Out time” region to the MIDI clip library. Explanation of each area 1. List Shows the clips you are adding to the MIDI clip library. If you selected two or more tracks in the SEQUENCE EDIT screen, the data is displayed as two or more clips.

  • Page 237: Copy As Audio Phrase Popup

    COPY AS AUDIO PHRASE popup This copies the Audio Event on the current time to a pad. Explanation of each area 1. Pads Shows the status of the current pads. The highlighted (black) pads contain data. 2. Assign To Specifies the copy-destination pad. 3.

  • Page 238: Midi Clip Library Popup

    SEQUENCE MIDI CLIP LIBRARY popup Here you can rename or delete items in the MIDI clip library. Explanation of each area 1. MIDI clip list Lists the MIDI clips that are currently saved. The MIDI clip selected by the cursor is highlighted. To access this screen ➜...

  • Page 239: Paste Midi Clip Popup

    PASTE MIDI CLIP popup Here you can paste a MIDI clip from the MIDI clip library into the current song. Explanation of each area 1. MIDI clip list Lists the MIDI clips that are saved in the MIDI clip library. 2.

  • Page 240: Loop Popup

    SEQUENCE LOOP popup Here you can set parameters for loop playback. Explanation of each area 1. QUICK SET Length Specify the length of the loop that will be set when you press LOOP [QUICK SET]. Range: Marker, 1~2~32 If you choose Marker, the region between markers will be the loop region.

  • Page 241: Auto Punch Popup

    AUTO PUNCH popup Here you can set the auto punch-in/out parameters. Explanation of each area 1. Switch Specifies whether auto punch will be used. Range: Off, On You can also change this setting by directly pressing [AUTO PUNCH]. 2. Punch In Specifies the starting time of the auto punch recording.

  • Page 242: Track List (output) Screen

    1. No. (track number and icon) Shows the number of the tracks recorded in the sequencer. The MV-8000 lets you create up to 128 MIDI sequence tracks and 8 audio tracks. The icon at the right of the track number shows the type of track.

  • Page 243: Track List (play Quantize) Screen

    TRACK LIST (Play Quantize) screen This lists the parameters of each track. The TRACK LIST (Play Quantize) screen shows settings related to Play Quantization. Explanation of each area 1. Type Indicates the quantize type. Type Explanation Quantization will not be used Grid Grid quantize...

  • Page 244: Tempo Track Screen

    SEQUENCE TEMPO TRACK screen Here you can edit the tempo data and time signature data in the tempo track. Explanation of each area 1. Tempo list Displays the tempo data (tempo changes) as a list. The tempo data selected by the cursor is highlighted. 2.

  • Page 245: View Filter Popup

    Mode Messages are messages that switch Mode the MIDI channel mode. Message System exclusive messages. MIDI mes- System sages specific to the MV-8000. Exclusive Audio Phrase events. Data that plays sounds. Displays on the Audio SEQUENCE screen and SQUENCE EDIT Phrase screen only.

  • Page 246: Add Midi Tracks Popup

    SEQUENCE ADD MIDI TRACKS popup This lets you add MIDI tracks to the current song. Explanation of each area 1. Number of Tracks Specifies the number of tracks that will be added. This lets you create more than one track at once. Range: 1~128 2.

  • Page 247: Add Audio Tracks Popup

    ADD AUDIO TRACKS popup This lets you add audio tracks to the current song. Explanation of each area 1. Number of Tracks Specifies the number of tracks that will be added. This lets you create more than one track at once. Range: 2.

  • Page 248: Delete Tracks Popup

    SEQUENCE DELETE TRACKS popup Specify the range of tracks that you want to delete (Delete From ~ To). Explanation of each area 1. Delete From The tracks you specify will be deleted. 2. To Displays the number and name of the current track. Range: 1~136 To access this screen...

  • Page 249: Marker Popup

    MARKER popup Here you can add or delete markers in the current song. Explanation of each area 1. Marker list Lists the markers in the current song. The marker selected by the cursor is highlighted. 2. Marker number Markers are numbered consecutively. You can use up to one hundred markers;...

  • Page 250: Step Time Popup

    SEQUENCE STEP TIME popup Here you can specify the interval by which the STEP buttons ( ) will change the time location. Explanation of each area 1. Step Time Specifies the unit of time by which the [STEP] buttons will move. Range: (30), (40),...

  • Page 251: Locator Popup

    LOCATOR popup Here you can manage locator points for the current song. Explanation of each area 1. Locator list Lists the locator points assigned in the current song. The locator point selected by the cursor is highlighted. 2. Locator number Locator points are displayed in numerical order.

  • Page 252: Jump Popup

    SEQUENCE JUMP popup Here you can make the current time location jump directly to a location you specify. Explanation of each area 1. Jump Input a time location (measure/beat/tick) and jump to that location. You can edit the value highlighted by the cursor. In addition to using the VALUE dial, you can use [DEC]/[INC] or the numeric keys for input.

  • Page 253: Event Erase Popup

    EVENT ERASE popup This lets you erase specific note events while recording. Explanation of each area 1. Mode Selects the way in which note events will be deleted. Value Explanation Direct Delete note only the pad you are pressing. Delete notes that lie between the top and bot- Range tom pads (note numbers) you are pressing.

  • Page 254: Step Rec (midi) Screen

    SEQUENCE STEP REC (MIDI) screen Here you can use the pads to record note data on a MIDI track. Explanation of each area 1. Step Time Specifies the note value of the notes you will input. Range: (30), (40), (160), (240), (640), (960),...

  • Page 255: Step Rec (audio) Screen

    4. No. (track number and icon) Shows the number of the tracks recorded in the sequencer. The MV-8000 lets you create up to 128 MIDI sequence tracks and 8 audio tracks. The icon at the right of the track number shows the type of track.

  • Page 256: Song Setup Menu Screen, Song Setup

    SONG SETUP Here you can manage songs and make various settings for the current song. SONG SETUP MENU screen In this menu screen you can choose the parameters that you want to edit for the current song. Explanation of each area 1.

  • Page 257: Song Parameter Screen

    Here you can make settings for the current song. Explanation of each area 1. Song No. (Song number) This is the song number. The MV-8000 can have up to 16 songs in each project, and these songs are numbered 1~16.

  • Page 258: Edit Comment Popup

    SONG SETUP EDIT COMMENT popup Here you can add a comment to the current project and current song. Explanation of each area 1. Comment Add a comment or note to the project or song. You can input a comment up to fifty characters long. You may omit the comment if you wish.

  • Page 259: Sync Screen

    29.97 frames per second, drop-frame 25 frames per second 24 frames per second 5. MTC Offset Time Specifies the time difference between the sequencer time and the MTC timing when the MV-8000 is MTC-synchronized from an external device. Range: 00h00m00s00f~23h59m59s##f 6. MTC Output Specifies the connector from which MMC will be output (transmitted) when MMC Mode = Master.

  • Page 260: Create New Song Screen

    Explanation of each area 1. Song No. (Song number) This is the song number. The MV-8000 can have up to sixteen songs in a project, and these are numbered 1~16. When you access this screen, the lowest unused song number will be assigned automatically.

  • Page 261

    8. Copy From Current Song You can copy parameters or data from the current song to a new song. Add a check mark ✔ to the parameters that you want to copy. Value Explanation Instrument settings and Instruments samples Effect (MFX, Dly/Cho, Effects Rev) settings If you create a song without checking Instruments,...

  • Page 262: Select Song Screen

    Here you can change the current song by recalling the desired song. Explanation of each area 1. Song No. (Song number) Shows the number of the song. The MV-8000 can have up to sixteen songs in a project, and these are numbered 1~16. 2. Song Name Shows the song name.

  • Page 263: Delete Song Screen

    Here you can delete an unwanted song. Explanation of each area 1. Song No. (Song number) Shows the number of the song. The MV-8000 can have up to sixteen songs in a project, and these are numbered 1~16. 2. Song Name Shows the song name.

  • Page 264: Copy As New Song Popup

    SONG SETUP COPY AS NEW SONG popup Here you can copy the current song, and switch the current song to be the resulting copy. Explanation of each area 1. Name Assign a name to the song. You can assign a name of up to twelve characters.

  • Page 265: Instruments Screen, Instruments

    Here's how to calculate the polyphony that is used if the MV-8000 is playing one patch. (number of voices) = (number of partials in the...

  • Page 266

    INSTRUMENTS F-buttons and menu Instruments Displays the INSTRUMENTS screen (p. 265). MIDI Filter Displays the MIDI FILTER screen (p. 267). Library Displays the PATCH LIBRARY screen (p. 268). Patch Edit Displays the PATCH EDIT screen (p. 269). Menu Displays the INSTRUMENTS MENU. Menu items 1.

  • Page 267: Midi Filter Screen

    MIDI FILTER screen Of the MIDI messages received by the current part, you can specify the messages for which reception will be enabled. Explanation of each area 1. Part number The number of the currently selected part is highlighted. 2. MIDI messages Here you can specify the MIDI messages for which reception will be enabled.

  • Page 268: Patch Library Screen

    INSTRUMENTS PATCH LIBRARY screen Here you can select a patch from the patch library, and make it the current patch. Explanation of each area 1. No. (Patch library number) The patches in the library are numbered from U001~U128. 2. Name Displays the patch names and categories.

  • Page 269: Patch Edit Screen

    PATCH EDIT screen Here you can edit the patch of the current part, and make output settings. Explanation of each area 1. Current part, current patch name Displays the currently selected part number and patch name. 2. Coarse (Coarse tune) Adjusts the pitch of each part in steps of one semitone.

  • Page 270

    INSTRUMENTS 11. Velocity Sens Offset (Velocity sensitivity offset) Applies an adjustment to the velocity sensitivity of the entire part while maintaining the velocity sensitivity of each patch as specified by the following parameters. • Filter Velo Curve Sens (Filter Velocity Curve Sensitivity) (p.

  • Page 271: Patch Edit (control) Screen

    PATCH EDIT (CONTROL) screen MIDI messages received by the part can be used to control various parameters of the partial, according to the settings you make here. Explanation of each area 1. Current part, current patch name Displays the number and patch name of the currently selected part.

  • Page 272

    INSTRUMENTS Patch parameters controlled when control data is received Value Explanation Specifies the amount of pitch change in semitone steps. Range: Pitch MIDI message: Aftertouch, Control the filter cutoff frequency. Range: Cutoff MIDI message: Bend, Aftertouch, Control the amplifier level. Range: Level MIDI message: Bend, Aftertouch,...

  • Page 273: Patch Edit (split) Screen

    PATCH EDIT (SPLIT) screen Here you can assign partials to specific key ranges (note numbers). Explanation of each area 1. Current part, current patch name Displays the number and patch name of the currently selected part. 2. Pad The specified pad will sound in the region between the Lower Point and the Upper Point.

  • Page 274: Patch Edit (solo/portamento) Screen

    INSTRUMENTS PATCH EDIT (SOLO/PORTAMENTO) screen Here you can set polyphonic/monophonic, portamento of patch. Explanation of each area 1. Current part, current patch name Displays the currently selected part number and patch name. 2. Mono Mode Specifies whether the patch will play polyphonically (Off) or monophonically (On).

  • Page 275

    key. By applying portamento when the Mono Mode parameter is “On,” you can simulate slide performance techniques on a violin or similar instrument. 6. Portamento Mode Specifies the performance conditions for which portamento will be applied. Value Explanation Normal Portamento will always be applied. Portamento will be applied only when you play legato (i.e., when you press the Legato...

  • Page 276: Partial Edit Screen

    INSTRUMENTS PARTIAL EDIT screen Here you can edit the partials used by the patch. Explanation of each area 1. Note number, partial name Display the note number and partial name that you want to edit. If the same partial is assigned to a range of note numbers, any edits you make on that partial will affect all of the note numbers to which the partial is assigned.

  • Page 277

    12. Pitch Fine Adjusts the pitch of the partial in steps of one cent. Range: -50~0~+50 One cent = 1/100th of a semitone 13. Filter Type Selects the type of filter. Value Explanation No filter will be used. Low Pass Filter. This cuts the region above the cutoff frequency (Cutoff), making the sound more mellow.

  • Page 278

    INSTRUMENTS 22. LFO (Low Frequency Oscillator type) Selects the waveform that the LFO will output. Value Explanation Sine wave Sine Triangle wave SawU Sawtooth wave SawD Sawtooth wave (inverted) Squr Square wave Rand Random wave The LFO will output a waveform BenU that rises to the normal level and stays there...

  • Page 279: Sample Edit Screen

    SAMPLE EDIT screen Here you can edit the sample used by the partial. Explanation of each area 1. SMT Number (Sample Mix Table number) Of the samples (SMT) that make up the currently-edited partial, this specifies the SMT number that you are actually editing. In the example shown here, you are editing SMT1 of the two (SMT1 and 2) that make up the partial.

  • Page 280

    INSTRUMENTS Value Explanation The sample will play from the start point to the end point, and then repeat- edly play from the end point ➔ loop start point ➔ end point ➔ ... in a zig-zag fashion. Alternate Start Point The sample will play once in the reverse direction from the end point to the start point.

  • Page 281: Sample List Popup

    SAMPLE LIST popup In this popup you can choose from the samples that have been saved in the MV-8000. Explanation of each area 1. Wave window Displays the waveform of the sample selected by the cursor in the Sample List.

  • Page 282: Sample Parameter Popup

    INSTRUMENTS SAMPLE PARAMETER popup Here you can set various parameters for the samples that make up a partial. Explanation of each area 1. Sample number Displays the number of the selected sample. 2. Sample name Displays the name of the selected sample. 3.

  • Page 283: Select Sample Edit Command Popup

    SELECT SAMPLE EDIT COMMAND popup Here you can choose a sample edit command. Explanation of each area 1. Emphasis Displays the EMPHASIS screen (p. 284), where you can emphasize the high frequency region of a sample, or restore an emphasized sample to its original state. 2.

  • Page 284: Emphasis Screen

    INSTRUMENTS EMPHASIS screen This command lets you convert the sample into a format that emphasizes or de-emphasizes the high-frequency region. Explanation of each area 1. Emphasis type Specifies the conversion mode. Value Explanation Pre Emphasis Boosts the high-frequency region. Attenuates the high-frequency De Emphasis region.

  • Page 285: Time Stretch Screen

    TIME STRETCH screen This command lets you modify the length or tempo of the sample. Explanation of each area 1. Rate Specify the length relative to the current length of the sample. 2. Time Specify the length of the sample as a time value. If length data (Rate, Time) has been assigned to the sample, editing the value of one parameter will change the value of the other parameter in tandem.

  • Page 286: Truncate Screen

    INSTRUMENTS TRUNCATE screen Use the Truncate operation to delete unwanted portions of a sample. Explanation of each area 1. Type You can choose one of the following two types. Type Explanation The sample being edited will be Replace modified directly. A new truncated sample will be Duplicate created, and exchanged for the...

  • Page 287: Save Sample As Wav/save Sample As Aiff Screen

    7. Size Displays the size of the file. 8. File list Lists the files saved in the MV-8000's internal drive. The file selected by the cursor is highlighted. 9. Sub-folder This is an area in which files can be stored together.

  • Page 288

    INSTRUMENTS F-buttons Name Displays the EDIT WAV/AIFF NAME (p. 199), where you can edit the name of a sample. Make Folder Displays the EDIT NAME popup (p. 199), where you can create a new folder inside the current folder. Execute Saves the file.

  • Page 289: Partial Edit (smt) Screen

    PARTIAL EDIT (SMT) screen Here you can edit the Sample Mix Table (SMT) used by the partial. The SMT consists of four samples. Explanation of each area 1. Pad (Pad number) Selects the pad number and partial name that you will edit.

  • Page 290

    INSTRUMENTS conventional keyboard), select “Norm.” With this setting, the C5 note number will produce the C5 pitch. If you want the pitch to change +2 octaves, select “+16”. With this setting, the C5 note number will produce the C6 pitch. Conversely, if you want the pitch to fall as you play upward on the keyboard, select a negative (-) number.

  • Page 291: Partial Edit (filter) Screen

    PARTIAL EDIT (FILTER) screen Here you can edit the filter of the partial. Explanation of each area 1. Pad (Pad number) Selects the pad number and partial name that you will edit. 2. SMT (Sample Mix Table) Shows the sample usage for the partial you selected in (1).

  • Page 292

    INSTRUMENTS 7. Filter Velo Curve Sens (Filter Velocity Curve Sensitivity) Specifies the depth and polarity by which the velocity will affect the filter curve. Increasingly positive (+) settings will make the curve closer to the shape specified by Filter Velo Curve Type. With a setting of 0, the curve will be the same as Filter Velo Curve Type=1.

  • Page 293

    17. Envelope L1, L2, L3 (S), L4 (Envelope Levels 1~4) These specify the filter envelope levels (L1~L4). Each parameter specifies the change in cutoff frequency relative to the setting of the Cutoff parameter. Range: 0~127 The note-on level (L0) is linked with L4. Cutoff freqency Key-on...

  • Page 294: Partial Edit (amplifier) Screen

    INSTRUMENTS PARTIAL EDIT (AMPLIFIER) screen Here you can edit the way in which the volume of the partial will change. Explanation of each area 1. Pad (Pad number) Selects the pad number and partial name that you will edit. 2. SMT (Sample Mix Table) Shows the sample usage for the partial you selected in (1).

  • Page 295

    8. Envelope Velo Sens T1 (A) (Envelope Velocity Sensitivity Attack Time) Specifies how velocity will affect T1 of the amplifier envelope (see the Amplifier Envelope diagram). Use positive (+) settings if you want T1 to be faster for stronger velocities, or negative (-) settings if you want it to be slower.

  • Page 296: Partial Edit (lfo) Screen

    INSTRUMENTS PARTIAL EDIT (LFO) screen Here you can edit the modulation (cyclic change) of the partial. Explanation of each area 1. Pad (Pad number) Selects the pad number and partial name that you will edit. 2. SMT (Sample Mix Table) Shows the sample usage for the partial you selected in (1).

  • Page 297

    Time 8. Key Sync Specifies whether the start of the LFO cycle will match the note-on timing (ON) or not (OFF). Range: Off, On 9. Depth Pitch Specifies the amount by which the LFO will affect the pitch. Range: -63~0~+63 10.

  • Page 298: Load Patch Screen

    INSTRUMENTS LOAD PATCH screen Here you can load patch data from the disk, and use it as a patch in the current project. Explanation of each area 1. Current drive Shows the currently selected drive with its icon. 2. Wave Memory Displays the internal memory usage as a graph.

  • Page 299: Save Patch Screen

    SAVE PATCH screen Here you can save patches of the current song. Explanation of each area 1. Drive space Displays the total capacity and free space of the drive. 2. Current folder name Displays the name of the currently selected folder. Folder levels below the root (the top level of the folder structure) are shown by a slash “/”...

  • Page 300: Copy Part Popup

    INSTRUMENTS COPY PART popup Here you can copy the settings of the current part to another part. Explanation of each area 1. To Part Specifies the copy-destination of the current part settings. Range: 1~16 You can't set this to be the number of the current part itself (i.e., the copy-source itself).

  • Page 301: Audio Phrases (pad) Screen, Audio Phrases

    AUDIO PHRASES Here you can manage audio phrases. AUDIO PHRASES (PAD) screen This screen displays the pads of the currently selected pad bank. Explanation of each area 1. Pad Bank Specifies the pad bank number. The pads of the selected pad bank are shown in (2). 2.

  • Page 302: Audio Phrases (list) Screen

    AUDIO PHRASES AUDIO PHRASES (LIST) screen This screen lists information on the audio phrases assigned to the pads. Explanation of each area 1. Pad numbers These are the numbers of each pad. They correspond to the top panel VELOCITY PADS. The pad selected by the cursor is highlighted.

  • Page 303: Audio Phrase Edit Screen

    AUDIO PHRASE EDIT screen Here you can make settings for the audio phrase assigned to each pad. Explanation of each area 1. Pad (Pad number) Displays the pad number and audio phrase name that you want to edit. 2. Audio Phrase BPM (Audio Phrase Tempo) Displays the tempo at which the audio phrase will play.

  • Page 304

    AUDIO PHRASES 12. End Point Specifies the point at which playback will end. Set this to avoid playing any unwanted portion of the waveform at the end of the sample. 13. Level Specifies the volume of the audio phrase. Range: 0~127 14.

  • Page 305: Chop Popup

    CHOP popup Here you can divide an audio phrase at desired locations and assign each portion to a pad (to create a patch). You can divide the phrase into as many as sixteen portions. Explanation of each area 1. Sample Indicates the sample number and sample name that you are editing.

  • Page 306: Auto Chop Popup

    AUDIO PHRASES AUTO CHOP popup Here you can automatically specify dividing point for an audio phrase. Explanation of each area 1. Chop Type Specifies the conditions by which the audio phrase will be automatically divided. Value Explanation Level Divide according to volume. Divide according to beats based on the Beat sequencer tempo (p.

  • Page 307: Quick Assign (chop) Popup

    QUICK ASSIGN (CHOP) popup Here you can assign each of the audio phrases divided by Chop to their own pads as partials. Explanation of each area 1. Sample Indicates the sample number and sample name that you are editing. 2. Wave window Displays the audio phrase (waveform) you are editing.

  • Page 308: Project Menu Screen, Project

    PROJECT Here you can manage projects and make project settings. PROJECT MENU screen In this menu screen you can select the parameters you want to edit for the current song. Explanation of each area 1. RENAME PROJ (Rename project) Displays the EDIT NAME popup (p. 199) where you can assign a name to the project.

  • Page 309

    F-buttons The function of the F-buttons will depend on the location of the cursor. When the cursor is in the upper row Name Displays the EDIT NAME popup (p. 199). Protect Displays the SET PROJECT PROTECTION screen (p. 310). Load Displays the LOAD PROJECT screen (p.

  • Page 310: Set Project Protection Screen

    PROJECT SET PROJECT PROTECTION screen Here you can protect a project saved on disk from being overwritten or deleted. Explanation of each area 1. Project list Displays the protect status of the project. Projects with a lock symbol are protected. 2.

  • Page 311: Project Optimize Popup

    PROJECT OPTIMIZE popup Here you can organize the data of the current project to make the best use of memory. F-buttons Returns to the PROJECT MENU screen (p. 308) without executing Optimize. Executes the Optimize command. Event data and waveform data that has become unnecessary due to track editing will be erased from memory.

  • Page 312: Save Project Popup

    PROJECT SAVE PROJECT popup Here you can save the current project. F-buttons Returns to the PROJECT MENU screen (p. 308) without saving the current project. Saves the current project. To access this screen ➜ (move the cursor to the upper row of •...

  • Page 313: Save As New Project Popup

    SAVE AS NEW PROJECT popup Here you can save the current project under a different project name. Explanation of each area 1. Project Name Specify a new project name when you save the current project. F-buttons History You can recall (and re-input) up to the ten most recent names you input in the EDIT NAME popup since turning on the power.

  • Page 314: Create New Project Screen

    Current?” prompt, there is no way for you to recover that data (unless you have previously made a backup of it). Roland accepts no responsibility for the recovery of lost data, nor for any damages that may result from such loss.

  • Page 315: Load Project Screen

    If you don't save the current project at the “Save Current?” prompt, there is no way for you to recover that data (unless you have previously made a backup of it). Roland accepts no responsibility for To access this screen ➜ (move the cursor to the upper row of •...

  • Page 316: Delete Project Screen

    PROJECT DELETE PROJECT screen Here you can delete an unwanted project. Explanation of each area 1. Project list This area lists the saved projects. The project selected by the cursor is highlighted. 2. Name This is the name of the saved project. 3.

  • Page 317: Backup Project To Cd Screen

    BACKUP PROJECT TO CD screen Here you can backup the current project to a CD-R/RW disc. Explanation of each area 1. Project list This area lists the saved projects. The project selected by the cursor is highlighted. 2. Name This area shows the names of the saved projects. 3.

  • Page 318: Recover Project From Cd Popup

    Switches the character at the cursor location between uppercase and lowercase. Execute The project on CD will be saved onto the MV-8000's hard disk, and will become the current project. The SEQUENCE screen (p. 205) will then appear. If the display indicates “That name already exists”...

  • Page 319: System Menu Screen, System

    SYSTEM Here you can make system settings for the MV-8000. SYSTEM MENU screen This is the menu screen from which you can make MV-8000 system settings. Explanation of each area 1. GLOBAL Displays the GLOBAL screen (p. 320). 2. PAD/PANEL Displays the PAD screen (p.

  • Page 320: Global Screen

    MD or DAT. 6. R-BUS Word Clock Selects the clock by which the MV-8000 will operate when it is connected to an external device via R-BUS. Value Explanation...

  • Page 321: Pad Screen

    PAD screen Here you can make settings for the velocity pads. Explanation of each area 1. Pad Sens (Pad Sensitivity) Specifies the sensitivity of the top panel velocity pads. Value Explanation Even a relatively light touch will Light produce high velocities. Mid-way between the Soft and Hard Medium settings.

  • Page 322: Panel Screen

    SYSTEM PANEL screen Here you can make settings for the top panel buttons, knobs, and sliders. Explanation of each area 1. Shift Lock Specifies how the Shift button will operate. Value Explanation The Shift button will be On and the [SHIFT] indicator will light only while you hold down [SHIFT].

  • Page 323

    4. Slider Mode / Knob Mode As you switch screens or perform various operations, the positions of the top panel sliders and knobs may no longer match the actual values of the parameters they are controlling. This setting specifies how the sliders or knobs will operate in such cases.

  • Page 324: Midi Screen

    Explanation of each area 1. Device ID This is a number used to distinguish between multiple MV-8000 units connected to the same MIDI line. In order to transmit and receive system exclusive messages, the two units must be set to the same device ID.

  • Page 325: V-link Screen

    Off, CC1, CC5, CC7, CC10, CC11, CC71, CC72, CC73, CC74, CC91, CC92, CC93, Channel Aftertouch 7. Local Switch Specifies whether the MV-8000's internal sound source will respond to the pads. Value Explanation Striking the pads will not play the inter- nal sounds.

  • Page 326: System Information Screen

    SYSTEM SYSTEM INFORMATION screen Here you can check the state of the MV-8000's system. Explanation of each area 1. Version Indicates the MV-8000's software version. 1. DIMM (Memory module) Size Indicates the amount of memory installed in the MV-8000. • When shipped from the factory, a 128 MB DIMM is installed.

  • Page 327: Dimm Diagnosis Popup

    Current?” prompt, there is no way for you to recover that data (unless you have previously made a backup of it). Roland accepts no responsibility for the recovery of lost data, nor for any damages that may result from such loss.

  • Page 328: Assignable Slider Screen

    SYSTEM ASSIGNABLE SLIDER screen Here you can make settings for transmitting control change messages from the top panel sliders. Explanation of each area 1. Control Number Specifies the control number assigned to each slider. Slider Range Slider 1 0~7 (Volume)~119 Slider 2 0~10 (Panpot)~119 Slider 3...

  • Page 329: Disk/usb, Disk/usb Menu Screen

    DISK/USB Here you can make settings for the MV-8000's disk and for USB. DISK/USB MENU screen This is the menu screen for disk-related parameters. Explanation of each area 1. FILE UTILITY Displays the FILE UTILITY screen (p. 330). 2. DISK UTILITY Displays the DISK UTILITY screen (p.

  • Page 330: File Utility Screen

    Sub-folder MV-8000 file Unknown file type 6. File list Lists the files saved in the MV-8000's internal hard disk. The file selected by the cursor is highlighted. 7. Sub-folder This is an area in which files can be stored together.

  • Page 331

    8. Ext (Extension) This is a part of the filename, used to indicate the type of file. Example Explanation extension Waveform data (e.g., Windows .WAV wave file) .MID MIDI sequence data (e.g., SMF) 9. Size Displays the size of the file. F-buttons Select Drive Displays the SELECT DRIVE popup (p.

  • Page 332: Select File Command Menu

    Deletes the file or folder. Press [F3 (Select)] to delete. There is no way for you to recover deleted data (unless you have previously made a backup of it). Roland accepts no responsibility for the recovery of lost data, nor for any damages that may result from such loss.

  • Page 333: Select Destination Folder Popup

    SELECT DESTINATION FOLDER popup Here you can specify the folder to which the file will be copied or moved. Explanation of each area 1. Current drive Shows the currently selected drive with its icon. 2. Current drive capacity Displays the total capacity and free space of the current drive.

  • Page 334: Disk Utility Screen

    DISK UTILITY screen Here you can check the disk and perform maintenance. Explanation of each screen 1. Drive list Lists the drives of the MV-8000. The drive selected by the cursor is highlighted. Icon Explanation Floppy disk drive Hard disk drive CD-ROM (CD-R/RW drive) 2.

  • Page 335: Format Popup

    There is no way for you to recover the deleted data (unless you have previously made a backup of it). Roland accepts no responsibility for the recovery of lost data, nor for any damages that may result from such loss.

  • Page 336: Usb Screen

    Use the Safely Remove Hardware icon in your taskbar to break the connection with the MV-8000, and then press [F5 (Disconnect)] on the MV-8000. Drag the MV-8000 drive icon on your desktop into the trash, and then press [F5 (Disconnect)] on the MV-8000.

  • Page 337: Cd Player Screen

    CD PLAYER screen Here you can play back an audio CD. Explanation of each area 1. Track Indicates the currently-playing track. 2. Time Indicates the elapsed time of the currently-playing track. You can press [F1 (Display)] to switch the time display format.

  • Page 338: Mastering, Mastering Menu Screen

    (p. 205) will appear. When Mixdown mode is On... Each screen will indicate “✻✻ Mixdown Mode ✻✻“. In recording... When MV-8000 is sequence recording, the following screens will be available. • SEQUENCE screen (p. 205) • PIANO ROLL EDIT screen (p. 221) •...

  • Page 339: Sequence (mixdown Mode) Screen

    SEQUENCE (Mixdown mode) screen This is the Sequence screen in Mixdown mode. Transport buttons In the SEQUENCE (Mixdown mode) screen, the transport buttons are used to create (record) the mastering file. PLAY Plays the sequence. If you press this while the REC indicator is blinking, mixdown will begin.

  • Page 340: Select Mastering Source / Select Audio File Popup

    MASTERING SELECT MASTERING SOURCE / SELECT AUDIO FILE popup Here you can audition or delete mixdown data or mastering data. Explanation of each area 1. Name Displays the names of the mixed-down or mastered files. 2. Ext (Extension) This is part of the filename, and is used to indicate the type of file.

  • Page 341: Listen Audio File Popup

    LISTEN AUDIO FILE popup Here you can listen to the result immediately after mixing-down or mastering. Explanation of each area 1. Level meter Indicates the playback level of the mixdown file or mastering file. 2. Current time Indicates the current playback time of the mixdown file or mastering file.

  • Page 342: Mastering Screen

    MASTERING MASTERING screen Here you can use the mastering tool kit to master an audio file. Explanation of each area 1. Mastering Tool Kit Makes settings for the mastering effects. In this screen you can set the Compressor parameters of the mastering tool kit. To set the other parameters of the mastering tool kit (e.g., the Expander and Equalizer parameters), use the MASTERING TOOL KIT EDIT screen (p.

  • Page 343

    10. High Split / Low Split Specifies the frequency at which the source signal is divided into frequency bands. High Split is the frequency at which the mid- and high-frequency bands are divided. Low Split is the frequency at which the low- and mid-frequency bands are divided. Parameter Range High Split...

  • Page 344: Mastering Tool Kit Library Popup

    MASTERING MASTERING TOOL KIT LIBRARY popup Here you can save and recall settings for the mastering tool kit. Explanation of each area 1. Library list This area lists the mastering tool kit settings that are saved in the library. The mastering tool kit name at the cursor location is highlighted.

  • Page 345: Mastering Tool Kit Edit Screen

    MASTERING TOOL KIT EDIT screen Here you can edit all the parameters of the mastering tool kit. Explanation of each area (EQ) Here you can adjust the tonal character. 1. Mastering Tool Kit Here you can make settings for the mastering effects. 2.

  • Page 346

    MASTERING Explanation of each area (B-Cut) Here you can remove unwanted low-frequency components such as pop noise. 1. Block name (B-Cut) Displays the bass-cut filter parameters. 2. Switch Switches the bass-cut filter block on/off. If you press [F5 (Sw On/Off)], turn effect block switch on/off.

  • Page 347

    Explanation of each area (Input) This divides the source signal into low, mid, and high-frequency bands. 1. Block name (Input) Displays the input block parameters. 2. Input Gain Adjusts the volume before the signal enters the expander or compressor. Range: -24~+12 dB 3.

  • Page 348

    MASTERING Explanation of each area (Compressor) This reduces the output level when the input level exceeds a specified value. 1. Block name (Compressor) Displays the compressor parameters. 2. Switch Switches the compressor block on/off. If you press [F5 (Sw On/Off)], turn effect block switch on/off.

  • Page 349

    Explanation of each area (Mixer) This adjusts the volume of each frequency band. 1. Block name (Output Mixer) Displays the parameters of the mixer block. 2. Level Adjust the level of each frequency band (Low/Mid/High) after it passes through the expander and compressor.

  • Page 350

    MASTERING Explanation of each area (Output) Here you can make overall output settings. 1. Block name (Output) Displays the parameters of the output block. 2. Soft Clip Reduces the distortion that can occur when the expander or compressor are applied to an extreme degree.

  • Page 351: Cue Sheet Screen

    CUE SHEET screen Here you can specify the song order in which the audio files will be written to the CD-R/RW disc. Explanation of each area 1. Cue sheet This lists the song order of the audio files that you will write to the CD-R/RW disc.

  • Page 352: Gap Time Popup

    MASTERING GAP TIME popup Here you can specify the default amount of space between the songs that will be recorded to the audio Explanation of each area 1. Gap Time Specifies the length of the gap that will be left between songs when writing the audio CD.

  • Page 353: Audio File List Screen

    AUDIO FILE LIST screen Here you can audition, rename or delete audio file. Explanation of each area 1. Name Displays the names of the audio files (mixed-down or mastered file). 2. Ext (Extension) This is part of the filename, and is used to indicate the type of file.

  • Page 354: Sampling, Sampling Menu Screen

    SAMPLING Here you can sample various types of audio sources. SAMPLING MENU screen In this menu screen you can select the type of sampling. Explanation of each area 1. Audio Phrase Displays the SAMPLING / RE-SAMPLING screen (p. 355), and lets you sample to create an audio phrase. After sampling, you can use the Quick Assign function to assign the audio phrase to a pad.

  • Page 355: Sampling / Re-sampling Screen

    SAMPLING / RE-SAMPLING screen Here you can perform sampling. Explanation of each area 1. SAMPLING Indicates the type of sampling. Display Explanation AUDIO PHRASE Audio phrase sampling PATCH Patch sampling Sample and save in the SAMPLING sample folder 2. Level meter Indicates the level of the audio input signal.

  • Page 356

    SAMPLING 8. Length Specifies the time after which sampling will stop. Stop Trigger Value parameter Beat 1~8~20000 000m01s~000m02s~ Time 100m00s • The Length setting is used only when Stop Trigger= Beat or Time. • The maximum value for Length depends on the remaining amount of sampling memory.

  • Page 357: Sampling Result (audio Phrase/patch) Popup

    SAMPLING RESULT (AUDIO PHRASE/PATCH) popup This displays the results of sampling. Here you can edit the sample, and assign it to a pad or partial. Explanation of each area 1. Wave window Displays the sampled waveform. 2. Sample Name Indicates the name of the sample. 3.

  • Page 358

    SAMPLING F-buttons Retry Discards the displayed sample will be discarded, and retries the sampling operation. The SAMPLING / RE-SAMPLING screen (p. 355) will appear. Name Displays the EDIT NAME popup (p. 199), where you can edit the sample name. Chop Displays the CHOP popup (p.

  • Page 359: Sampling Result (sample) Popup

    SAMPLING RESULT (SAMPLE) popup Displays the results of sampling. The sample is saved in the sample folder of the project. Explanation of each area 1. Wave window Displays the sampled waveform. 2. Sample Name Displays the name of the sample. 3.

  • Page 360: Quick Assign (audio Phrase) Screen

    SAMPLING QUICK ASSIGN (AUDIO PHRASE) screen Here you can assign samples to pads. Explanation of each area 1. Sample Name Displays the name of the sample. 2. Sample Channel Displays the number of channel of the sample (Mono/Stereo). 3. Wave window Displays the sampled data (waveform).

  • Page 361: Quick Assign (audio Phrase:divide) Screen

    QUICK ASSIGN (AUDIO PHRASE:DIVIDE) screen When you set the Auto Divide parameter to On, here you can assign divided audio phrases to pads. Explanation of each area 1. Sample Name Displays the name of the sample. 2. Sample Channel Displays the number of channel of the sample (Mono/Stereo).

  • Page 362: Quick Assign (patch) Screen

    SAMPLING QUICK ASSIGN (PATCH) screen Here you can assign the sampled data to a partial of a patch. Explanation of each area 1. Sample Name Displays the name of the sample. 2. Sample Channel Displays the number of channel of the sample (Mono/Stereo).

  • Page 363

    partials are assigned to the pads. 9. Original Key Specifies the basic pitch. When you play this key, the sample will sound at its original pitch (the pitch at which it was sampled). When this note number is received, the sample will play at the same pitch as when it was recorded.

  • Page 364: Quick Assign (patch:divide) Screen

    SAMPLING QUICK ASSIGN (PATCH:DIVIDE) screen When you set the Auto Divide parameter to On, here you can assign the divided sampled data to a partial of a patch. Explanation of each area 1. Sample Name Displays the name of the sample. 2.

  • Page 365: Import, Import Menu Screen

    IMPORT Here you can load various types of music data file from the hard disk and use them on the MV-8000. IMPORT MENU screen Here you can select music data files to use as material for your song. Explanation of each area 1.

  • Page 366: Import Screen

    Icon Explanation Wave data (e.g., WAV file) Sequence data (e.g., MID file) Folder MV-8000 file Unknown file type 7. Ext (Extension) This is part of the filename, and is used to indicate the type of file. 8. Size...

  • Page 367

    9. Wave Memory/Sequence Memory Displays the internal memory usage as a graph. In Audio phrase, Patch and Sample import screen, shows wave memory, in Song import screen shows sequence memory. The black area of the graph is the amount used by wave/sequence data, and the white area is unused.

  • Page 368

    If the display indicates “Sequence memory full” The MV-8000's event recording memory is full. No further sequence data can be recorded, and therefore the SMF could not be imported.

  • Page 369: Import Options Popup

    IMPORT OPTIONS popup Here you can specify whether emphasis processing will be applied to the audio data when you import a music data file. Explanation of each area 1. Pre Emphasis Specifies whether emphasis processing will be applied when you import a music data file. Display Explanation Emphasis processing will not be ap-...

  • Page 370: Quick Assign (patch:s-700 Partial) Screen

    IMPORT QUICK ASSIGN (PATCH:S-700 PARTIAL) screen Here you can assign the S-700 series partial data to a patch. Explanation of each area 1. Partial Name Displays the S-700 series partial name you want to import. 2. Pads Indicates the status of the pads in the current pad bank.

  • Page 371: Assign To Part / Library Popup

    1. New Patch Displays the name of the S-700 series patch selected in the IMPORT screen (p. 366) for importing. 2. To Specifies the type of MV-8000 data into which the imported patch will be converted. Value Type of resulting data...

  • Page 372: Effects, Effects Screen

    EFFECTS Here you can make settings for the built-in MFX (multi-effect), delay/chorus, and reverb. EFFECTS screen In this effects screen you can check the state of the multi-effect, delay/chorus, and reverb. Explanation of each area 1. Cursor The effect section (MFX, delay/chorus, reverb) at which the cursor is located is highlighted.

  • Page 373

    F-buttons Library Displays the EFFECT LIBRARY popup (MFX/DlyCho/Reverb) (p. 374). The effect library that appears will depend on the effect section at which the cursor is located (the current effect). Current button effect MFX LIBRARY (Multi-effect Library) (p. 374) DELAY/CHORUS LIBRARY (p. Dly/Cho 374) Reverb...

  • Page 374: Effect Library Popup (mfx/dlycho/reverb)

    EFFECTS EFFECT LIBRARY popup (MFX/DlyCho/Reverb) Here you can save and recall effect settings. Explanation of each area 1. No. (effect library number) The effect library consists of a Preset area containing factory-set settings and a User area for you to store/recall your own settings.

  • Page 375: Effects Edit Screen

    EFFECTS EDIT screen Here you can make detailed edits to the multi-effect, delay/chorus effect, or reverb effect. Explanation of each area 1. Effect section Indicates the name of the effect section you are editing. Display Explanation MFX EDIT Multi-effect Edit screen DELAY/CHORUS Delay/Chorus Edit EDIT...

  • Page 376

    EFFECTS F-buttons and menu Block▲ / Block▼ (Effect block) These switch the displayed effect block. Knob Assign Displays the KNOB ASSIGN popup (p. 377). FX On/Off (Effect switch) Switches the current effect off (bypassed) or on. SW On/Off (Block switch) Switches the effect block off (bypassed) or on.

  • Page 377: Knob Assign Popup

    KNOB ASSIGN popup Here you can assign effect parameters to the control knobs (C1~C3). This lets you use the knobs to edit parameters directly. Explanation of each area 1. Effect block Indicates the name of the effect block you are editing. 2.

  • Page 378: Mixer, Mixer (audio Track) Screen

    MIXER Here you can adjust the volume and panning of the sound. MIXER (AUDIO TRACK) screen This is the audio track mixer screen, where you can set the level, pan, and output bus. Explanation of each area 1. Name Displays the name of the audio track. The first few characters of the name are shown.

  • Page 379: Mixer (instrument Part) Screen

    MIXER (INSTRUMENT PART) screen In this mixer screen you can set the level, pan, and output bus. Explanation of each area 1. Track / Part Displays a portion of the name of the audio track or instrument part. The first few characters of the name are shown. Subsequent characters are not displayed.

  • Page 380: Mixer (aux / Fx / Audio Phrase / Input) Screen

    MIXER MIXER (AUX / FX / AUDIO PHRASE / INPUT) screen This is the mixer screen for the AUX buses, effects, audio phrase parts, and inputs. Explanation of each area 1. Mixer This is the name of each mixer. Display Explanation AUX1~AUX4 AUX bus mixer...

  • Page 381

    • You can set the Output parameter for the AUX1~4 and A.Phrs (Audio Phrase) mixers. • You cannot set the Output parameter of the A.Phrs (Audio Phrase) mixer to Off. F-buttons Audio 1-8 (Audio Part 1~8) Displays the MIXER (AUDIO TRACK) screen (p. 378).

  • Page 382

    MIXER...

  • Page 383

    Appendices...

  • Page 384: About Midi

    MIDI connectors MIDI messages (the data handled by MIDI) are transmitted and received using the following two types of connectors. The MV-8000 has two MIDI OUT connectors; A and B. MIDI IN:This receives MIDI messages from external MIDI devices.

  • Page 385: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting If the MV-8000 does not function in the way you expect, first check the following points. If this does not resolve the problem, consult your dealer or a nearby Roland Service Station. * If any sort of message is being displayed on the screen during an operation, refer to “Error Messages.”...

  • Page 386

    The Modulation or other controller is always on. • Check the Patch Control settings. The MV-8000 allows you to use the Patch Control to control Patches in real time. The Patch Control functions as the control source for the Control...

  • Page 387

    Step Recording, or if the data is quantized after being input with a keyboard in real time. Because of this, large amounts of data are sent to the MV-8000, and the processing for expressing sounds becomes bogged down.

  • Page 388

    Data is not saved correctly. • You powered-off the MV-8000 without performing the shut-down operation. • You powered-off while the disk drive was operating. • The disk drive was subjected to a strong impact.

  • Page 389: Error Message List

    (MIDI IN). Alternatively, the MIDI cable was disconnected during transmission. Mixdown Mode. The MV-8000 is in Mixdown mode. No Audio Files for CD writing. There are no audio files to write to the music CD. No Audio Files for Mastering.

  • Page 390

    Unknown disc. The disc/disk is of an unknown type (it cannot be used on the MV-8000). Unsupported file. The MV-8000 cannot handle this file. Wave memory full. No more samples can be stored (no further sampling or recording is possible).

  • Page 391: Glossary

    This is “a technology which combines multiple sound models to create new sounds,” which was first used on the Roland’s VG-8 V-Guitar System. For example, sounds created on the VG-8 are the result of a variety of sound models (elements) such as the pickup, the body of the guitar, the guitar amp, mic, and speaker etc.

  • Page 392

    This is rule that defines how MIDI system exclusive message can be used to control multiple recording devices from a single device. The MV-8000 supports MMC. In addition to song play back, stop and fast-forward, you can also select the tracks for recording, etc.

  • Page 393: Shortcut Keys

    Shortcut keys Here's a list of convenient operations you can perform by simultaneously pressing multiple buttons or by using a button together with the VALUE dial. access the SAVE PROJECT popup (p. 312) access the V-LINK screen (p. 325) access the AUTO PUNCH popup (p. 241) access the LOOP popup (p.

  • Page 394: Pre Installed Patch List, Bass Folder (/patches/bass), Drumkits Folder (/patches/drumkits), Guitar Folder (/patches/guitar)

    Preset patches and Algorithm list Pre installed patch list When shipped from the factory, the MV-8000's internal hard disk contains a variety of patches (“pre-installed patches”) that you will find convenient when creating songs, such as drum kits and bass sounds.

  • Page 395: Key Folder (/patches/key), Strings Folder (/patches/strings), Synth Folder (/patches/synth), Vox_fx Folder (/patches/vox_fx)

    As a safeguard against losing or damaging the pre-installed patches due to some problem, please back-up the “PATCHES” folder to a USB-connected computer as described in “Backing up a project from the MV-8000 to your computer” in the owner’s manual. Preset patches and Algorithm list Category...

  • Page 396: Effect Preset Patch List, Mfx Preset Library, Delay/chorus Preset Library, Reverb Preset Library

    Preset patches and Algorithm list Effect preset patch list MFX preset library Library Library name number P001 01>Iso&Fltr P002 02>Ct.Cancel P003 03>Comp&Etc. P004 04>Rev&Gate P005 05>TapeEcho P006 06>EZ Delay P007 07>Delay RSS P008 08>AnalogD&C P009 09>StDigiCho P010 10>4bton Cho P011 11>Flange325 P012 12>FlgBOSSx2...

  • Page 397: Mastering Tool Kit Preset Library

    Mastering Tool Kit preset library Library Library name number 01>Mixdown 02>PreMastr 03>LiveMix 04>PopMix 05>DanceMix 06>JinglMix 07>HardComp 08>SoftComp 09>ClnComp 10>DnceComp 11>OrchComp 12>VocalComp 13>Acoustic 14>RockBand 15>Orchestr 16>LoBoost 17>Brighten 18>DJsVoice 19>PhoneVox 20>Cassette 21>Phono Preset patches and Algorithm list Algorithm Mastering Tool Kit Mastering Tool Kit Mastering Tool Kit Mastering Tool Kit Mastering Tool Kit...

  • Page 398: Algorithm List

    Preset patches and Algorithm list Algorithm list Algorithm Effect block 3 Band Isolator & Filter Isolator Center Center Canceler Canceler St.Dynamics Pro- Comp/ cessor Limiter Reverb & Gate 3 Band EQ Tape Echo 201 Tape Echo EZ Delay EZ Delay Delay RSS Delay RSS Analog Delay &...

  • Page 399: Isolator & Filter, Isolatr (3-band Isolator), Filter, Effect Block

    Effect Block The Algorithms and Effects 01 Isolator & Filter Isolatr (3-band isolator) This effect separates the input sound into three frequency bands, High, Mid, and Low, and cuts or extracts them. 1. Level Low, Level Mid, Level High Value: -60 dB–+4 dB These cut (or increase) each frequency band.

  • Page 400: Boost (low Booster)

    Effect Block 4. Gain Value: 0–24 dB This compensates for the volume dropped in the cut frequency range with some filters. The level of compensation increases as the value is increased, and raise the volume. 5. Resonance Value: 0–100 Sets the filter’s resonance level. Raising the setting increases resonance near the cutoff frequency, giving the sound a special characteristic.

  • Page 401: Center Canceler, Cancel (center Canceler), Eq (3-band Equalizer)

    02 Center Canceler Cancel (Center canceler) This cuts sounds in the center of the stereo field (such as vocals). 1. Position (Cancel Position) Value: -50–+50 This is for finer adjustment of the cut position. Adjust this so that the sound is cut fully. 2.

  • Page 402

    Effect Block 4. Type This switches the Low or High EQ curve characteristics. Value Explanation Level Shelv (Shelving-type) Level Level Peak (Peaking-type) Level 5. Out Level Value: -12–+12 dB Sets the output volume. Frequency Freq High Frequency Freq Q: low Frequency Q: high Frequency...

  • Page 403: St. Dynamics Processor, Comp (comp/limiter), Enhan (enhancer)

    03 St. Dynamics Processor Comp (Comp/Limiter) This effect is able to use as a compressor, which controls inconsistencies in sound levels by suppressing high sound levels while lifting weaker signals, or as a limiter that prevents the signal from reaching exceedingly high levels. 1.

  • Page 404: Ns (noise Suppressor)

    Effect Block NS (Noise suppressor) This suppresses noise (such as background noise and hum from mics) when no sound is being played. The noise suppressor watches at the input level at the top of the chain of effects, and when there is no input, turns down any output at the end.

  • Page 405: Reverb & Gate, Reverb

    04 Reverb & Gate Reverb This is a high-quality digital reverb. It is also equipped with a gate function to cut the reverb sound as it is produced, providing you with gated reverb, reverse reverb, ducking reverb, and other particular effects.

  • Page 406: Gate

    Effect Block Gate 1. Gate (Gate Switch) Value: Off, On This turns on and off the gate function that cuts the output of the reverb sound based on the volume of the source sound. The effect block switch (press [F5] to change) is shared with the Reverb block.

  • Page 407: Tape Echo 201, Echo (tape Echo)

    05 Tape Echo 201 Echo (Tape Echo) This simulates the tape echo part of Roland’s RE-201 Space Echo. 1. Mode Selector Value Playback heads to be used Short Middle Long Short and Middle Middle and Long Short and Long All heads...

  • Page 408: Ez Delay, Delay (ez Delay)

    Effect Block 06 EZ DELAY Delay (EZ Delay) This digital delay can be switched between stereo, mono, and alternate settings, and the delay time can be synchronized with a song’s tempo. It features a maximum delay of 1200 msec (1.2 seconds). 1.

  • Page 409

    11. Feedback Value: 0–100 Sets the repeat times for the delay sound. When set to 0, each delayed sound is played only once. 12. Direct Level Value: 0–100 Sets the volume of the source sound. Set this to 0 when using the send/return method. Raise this when using the insert method to mix the source sound into the output.

  • Page 410: Delay Rss, Delay (delay Rss)

    Effect Block 07 Delay RSS Delay (Delay RSS) This single-input delay features RSS effects for widened spatial characteristics. This is a variation of delay type effects. 1. Delay Time Value: 0–1200 msec Sets the delay time, that is, the elapsed time between the source sound and the delay sound.

  • Page 411

    The points to be aware of when synchronizing the delay to the song’s tempo are the same as those in algorithm 06 EZ DELAY (p. 408). RSS (Roland Sound Space) is a special effects technology that allows you to play three-dimensional sounds with ordinary stereo speakers.

  • Page 412: Analog Delay & Chorus, Delay (virtual Analog Delay), Chorus (virtual Analog Chorus)

    Effect Block 08 Analog Delay & Chorus Delay (Virtual analog delay) This effect simulates the compact analog delays used for guitars in the 1980s. This imparts the analog delay’s characteristic mood, giving you that soft, velvety sound. 1. Repeat Rate Value: 0–100 This corresponds to the delay time in a current delay effects unit.

  • Page 413

    6. Output Mode This switches the output format (mono/stereo). This includes two different stereo settings. Value Explanation Mono Output is monaural. Chorus sound of the pitch vibra- tion which phase is inverted be- tween left and right is mixed St-1(Stereo-1) with the source sound.

  • Page 414: Digital Chorus, Chorus (stereo Digital Chorus)

    Effect Block 09 Digital Chorus Chorus (Stereo digital chorus) This effect gives the sound spatial breadth while adding vibrato. 1. Rate Value: 0–100 Sets the rate of the pitch vibrato. 2. Depth Value: 0–100 Sets the depth of the pitch vibrato. 3.

  • Page 415: Button Chorus 320, Chorus (virtual Sdd-320)

    This effect changes subtly depending on the mode button settings. Try out each mode and select the most suitable one. The Roland SDD-320, released in 1979 and produced for eight years, was an remarkable analog effect that added spatial breadth.

  • Page 416: Vintage Flanger 325, Flanger (vintage Flanger)

    Effect Block 11 Vintage Flanger 325 Flanger (Vintage flanger) 1. Feedback Value: 0–100 Sets the intensity of the flanger’s effect. It is disabled in Chorus mode. As this faithfully reproduces the action of the SBF-325, setting the value too high may result in oscillation.

  • Page 417: X Boss Flanger, Flanger (stereo Flanger)

    12 2x BOSS Flanger Flanger (Stereo flanger) This adds a particular metallic-sounding modulation to the source sound. 1. Model Type This selects the model of flanger simulated. Value Explanation Normal (Normal type <BOSS BF-2>) (High-Band type <BOSS HF-2>) HiBand Setting HiBand raise the flanging sound one octave above that at the Normal.

  • Page 418: Stereo Pitch Shifter, Pitch (stereo Pitch Shifter)

    Effect Block 13 Stereo Pitch Shifter Pitch (Stereo pitch shifter) This effect changes the pitch of the source sound. The degrees of pitch shift can be set separately for each channel. 1. Stereo Link Value: Off, On This selects whether the pitch shift in left and right channels are to be linked or set independently.

  • Page 419: S Phaser, Phaser (stereo Phaser)

    14 80s Phaser Phaser (Stereo phaser) This effect features two linked monaural phasers arranged in parallel. 1. Tempo Sync Value: OFF, x1 – Set this when synchronizing the LFO1 Rate setting to the song tempo. When not synchronizing, set this “OFF.”...

  • Page 420: Stereo Auto Wah, Wah (stereo Auto Wah)

    Effect Block 15 Stereo Auto Wah Wah (Stereo auto wah) This algorithm features two auto wahs arranged in parallel, making it stereo compatible. 1. Filter Type Sets the type of filter used to make the wah. Value Explanation (Low pass filter) Passes frequencies be- low the cutoff frequency.

  • Page 421: Stereo Distortion, Distort (stereo Distortion)

    16 Stereo Distortion Distort (Stereo distortion) This is a virtual analog distortion that reproduces the sound of compact effects for guitars. 1. Tone Value: 0–100 This adjusts the brightness of the sound. When this value is set high, the distortion is loud and bright. 2.

  • Page 422: Phonograph, Phono (phonograph)

    Effect Block 17 Phonograph Phono (Phonograph) This effect is like the sound of an analog record being played. 1. Input Mode Value: Mono, Stereo Use this setting to select either a stereo or monaural record player for the effect. 2. Freq.Range Value: 0–100 Sets the frequency response of the record player.

  • Page 423: Radio Modeling, Radio (am Radio Modeling)

    18 Radio Modeling Radio (AM radio modeling) This effect makes it sound like the source sound is being played from an AM radio. 1. Tuning Value: -50–+50 This setting adjusts the degree of noise that occurs when tuning a radio. A setting of 0 corresponds to exact tuning.

  • Page 424: Lo-fi Processor, Bitrate (bit/rate Down)

    Effect Block 19 Lo-Fi Processor BitRate (Bit/Rate down) 1. Pre Filter (Pre-Process Filter) Value: Off, On This is the switch of the filter placed before the Lo-Fi processing. When set “ON,” this suppresses the digital distortion by lowering sample rates. 2.

  • Page 425: Guitar Multi, Comp (compressor/sustainer), Wah (auto Wah)

    20 Guitar Multi Comp (Compressor/Sustainer) This effect compresses the level of the signal by reducing the level of strong input signals and boosting low-level signals. 1. Output Level Value: 0–100 This adjusts the Compressor volume level. 2. Tone Value: 0–100 This adjusts the compressor tone.

  • Page 426: Drive

    Effect Block 6. LFO Rate Value: 0–100 This adjusts the cycle time when the wah effect changes cyclically. 7. LFO Depth Value: 0–100 This sets the depth of the wah sound when the effect changes cyclically. Set this to 0 when changes in the effect are not based on time cycles.

  • Page 427: Gtramp (guitar Amp Modeling), Delay

    GtrAmp (Guitar amp modeling) This simulates the sound of a guitar amplifier. 1. Mode This selects the guitar amp type. Value Explanation Small Small amp BuiltIn Built-in type amp 2Stack Stack of two large amps 3Stack Stack of three large amps Delay The digital delay can be switched between monaural and alternate modes (left and right channels...

  • Page 428: Chofln (chorus/flanger)

    Effect Block 4. Feedback Level Value: 0–100 Sets the repeat times for the delay sound. When set to 0, each delayed sound is played only once. (if the Mode is “Alternate” (Alt), delayed sound in each channel are played only once.) 5.

  • Page 429

    6. Tempo Sync Value: OFF, x1 – Set this when synchronizing the Rate setting to the song tempo. When not synchronizing, set this “OFF.” When you select the note, the Rate setting is disabled, and the Rate is set the note length corresponding to the song tempo.

  • Page 430: Vocal Multi, Limdes (limiter/de-esser), Pitch (pitch Shifter)

    Effect Block 21 Vocal Multi LimDes (Limiter/De-Esser) You can use either the Limiter or De-esser functions of this effect. The limiter is an effect that compresses high-level signals, thereby preventing distortion. De-esser is an effect that cuts the sibilance in vocals, giving sounds a softer quality.

  • Page 431: Chorus

    Chorus This effect adds breadth to the sound, making it “fatter.” 1. Rate Value: 0–100 This sets the chorus modulation cycle time. 2. Depth Value: 0–100 This sets the chorus modulation depth. 3. Ch-R Modulation. (Right Channel Modulation Phase) Value: NonInv, Inv This is ordinarily set to NonInv.

  • Page 432: Voice Transformer, V.trns (voice Transformer)

    Effect Block 22 Voice Transformer V.Trns (Voice transformer) This effect, by controlling the keynote (root tone) and the formant independently, lets you create a variety of voice characteristics. When Inputting Vocals • When inputting vocal sounds, do so for only one person at a time.

  • Page 433: Mic Modeling, Link, Mic (mic Modeling)

    (line→microphone conversion). 1. Input This selects the type of mic to be used for recording. Value Explanation Roland DR-20 (dynamic mic manufac- DR-20 tured by Roland) Small dynamic mic used for miking in- Sml.Dy struments, vocals, and the like Hed.Dy...

  • Page 434: Lmt (mic Modeling Limiter)

    Effect Block If you've set the Input parameter to “Min.Cn,” the only choices for the Output parameter will be “Sml.Cn” and “Lrg.Cn”. * When a condenser-type mic is selected in TypeOut, low-range noise transmitted through the mic stand may be accentuated due to the mic’s low range characteristics.

  • Page 435: Band Vocoder, Vocodr (vocoder)

    24 10 Band Vocoder Vocodr (Vocoder) 1. Envelope Value Explanation Sharp: The human voice will be emphasized. The instrumental sound will be empha- Soft: sized. A vintage sound with long decay will be Long: produced. 2. Pan Mode Value: Mono, Stereo, L>>R, L<<R With a setting of Mono, the components of each frequency band will be located in the center.

  • Page 436: Delay (stereo Delay)

    Effect Block Delay (Stereo delay) 1. Delay Time Value:1–1200msec Sets the delay time, that is, the elapsed time between the source sound and the delay sound. When in mono or stereo mode, the settings value is limited by the left-right shift settings. In alternate mode, this is limited to 0–600 msec.

  • Page 437: Dly/cho (delay/chorus) Effect, Chorus, Delay

    Dly/Cho (Delay/Chorus) effect Chorus 1. Rate Range: 0.05~10.00 Hz When Sync parameter is Off, this sets the pitch vibrato speed. 2. Sync Value: Off, On Set this parameter to On when synchronizing the modulation time to the song tempo. When not synchronizing, turn this off.

  • Page 438: Reverb Effect, Reverb

    Effect Block Reverb effect Reverb This is a basic reverb. Adds reverberation to the sound, modeling an acoustic space 1. Room Size Value: 5~40 m Sets the size of the room. For example, the setting “10m” gives you reverb as it would sound in a single space 10 meters wide.

  • Page 439: Midi Implementation

    MIDI Implementation 1. Receive Data (Sound Source Section) ■Channel Voice Messages ●Note off Status 2nd byte 3rd byte n = MIDI channel number: 0H - FH (ch.1 - 16) kk = note number: 00H - 7FH (0 - 127) vv = note off velocity: 00H - 7FH (0 - 127) ●Note on Status...

  • Page 440

    = Polyphonic Key Pressure: 00H - 7FH (0 - 127) ●Control Change * By selecting a controller number that corresponds to the setting of parameters of controllers (Assignable sliders), the MV-8000 can transmit any control change message. ❍Bank Select (Controller number 0, 32) Status...

  • Page 441

    ❍Volume (Controller number 7) Status 2nd byte 3rd byte n = MIDI channel number: 0H - FH (ch.1 - 16) vv = Volume: 00H - 7FH (0 - 127) ❍Panpot (Controller number 10) Status 2nd byte 3rd byte n = MIDI channel number: 0H - FH (ch.1 - 16) vv = Panpot: 00H - 40H - 7FH (Left - Center - Right),...

  • Page 442

    This is the ID number (manufacturer ID) that specifies the manufacturer whose exclusive message this is. Roland’s manufacturer ID is 41H. ID numbers 7EH and 7FH are de- fined in an expansion of the MIDI standard as Universal Non-real-time messages (7EH) and Universal Realtime Messages (7FH).

  • Page 443

    ■3.2 Messages not recorded during recording ■Channel mode messages ●Local On/Off (Controller number 122) Status 2nd byte 3rd byte n=MIDI channel number:0H - FH (ch.1 - ch.16) vv=Value: 00H, 7FH (Local Off, Local On) ●All notes off (Controller number 123) Status 2nd byte 3rd byte...

  • Page 444

    MIDI Implementation 4. Data transmission (Sequencer Section) ■4.1 Messages transmitted during playing Recorded messages are transmitted during playback. ■4.2 Messages that are generated and transmitted ■4.2.1 Messages Appearing When Synchronizing with Other Devices ■System Common Messages * Sent when MIDI Clock parameter (SONG SETUP/SYNC) is set to On. ●Song Position Pointer Status 2nd byte...

  • Page 445

    ●Example of system exclusive message and Checksum calculation On Roland system exclusive message (DT1), checksum is added at the end of transmitted data (in front of F7) to check the message is received correctly. Value of checksum is defined by address and data (or size) of the system exclusive message to be transmitted.

  • Page 446

    MIDI Implementation ■MIDI Machine Control (MMC) Command, Information Field/Response Reference ●Command Recognized Command Action ----------------- ------- 01H STOP STOP 03H DEFERRED PLAY PLAY 44H 01H LOCATE TARGET LOCATE (Designated Time) 4CH MOVE Move between Information ●Commands Transmitted Command Action ----------------- ------ 01H STOP STOP...

  • Page 447

    PRODUCTION STUDIO MIDI Implementation chart (Sequencer section) Model MV-8000 Function... Basic channel: Default All channels Changed Default Mode: Message Altered ************** Note True voice 0–127 number: Note On Velocity: Note Off Aftertouch Key's Channel's Pitch bend 0–119 Control change Program change...

  • Page 448

    MIDI Implementation PRODUCTION STUDIO MIDI Implementation chart (Sound generator section) Model MV-8000 Function... Default Basic Changed Channel: Default Messages Mode: Altered Note True voice number: Note On Velocity: Note Off Aftertouch Key's Channel's Pitch bend 0, 32 6, 38 Control change 1–31, 64–95...

  • Page 449: Specifications, Sampler Section, Sequencer Section

    Specifications MV-8000: PRODUCTION STUDIO Sampler Section Audio Data Format 16-bit linear Sampling Frequency 44.1 kHz (fixed) Parts 16 (Patches) + 8 (Audio Tracks / Audio Phrases) Maximum Polyphony 64 voices Wave Memory (RAM) DIMM: 1 slot (168 pins, PC100 CL = 2 or PC133 CL = 3, 3.3 V, 128...

  • Page 450: Others

    Specifications Others Project Songs: 16 Patches: 16 (per Song) Partials: 96 (16 pads x 6 banks per Patch) Samples: 9,999 Audio Phrases: 512 (16 pads x 32 banks) Patch Libraries: 128 MIDI Clips: 100 Multi-effects (MFX) Libraries: 124 (Preset: 24, User: 100) Chorus Libraries: 52 (Preset: 2, User: 50) Reverb Libraries: 54 (Preset: 4, User: 50)

  • Page 451

    phone type) Digital In Connector A (Coaxial type) Digital In Connector B (Optical type) R-BUS Connector (DB-25 type) * When installed MV8-VGA VGA/Mouse Expansion (option) VGA Out Connector (HD DB-15 type) PS/2 Mouse Connector (6-pin mini DIN type) Power Supply AC 115 V, 117 V, 220 V, 230 V, 240 V (50/60 Hz) Power Consumption 40 W...

  • Page 452: Index

    Index Numerics 10 Band Vocoder ... 435 2x BOSS Flanger ... 417 3-band equalizer ... 401 3-band isolator ... 399 4 Button Chorus 320 ... 415 80s Phaser ... 419 ADD AUDIO TRACKS popup ... 247 ADD MIDI TRACKS popup ... 246 Adding tracks for recording data ...

  • Page 453

    Creating a folder ... 145 Creating a new project ... 139 Creating an instrument ... 47 CUE SHEET screen ... 351 Current Project is protected..389 Current Project is protected. (Can't save.) Backup anyway? ... 389 Current Project is protected. (Can't save.) Load anyway? Current Song ...

  • Page 454

    Filter ... 399 Flanger ... 416–417 Folder structure ... 142 foot switch ... 182 Formants ... 391 FORMAT popup ... 335 Formatting a disk ... 149 Frame ... 391 Frequency (Freq) ... 399, 403 Front panel ... 37 GAP TIME popup ... 352 Gate ...

  • Page 455

    MIDI devices ... 160 MIDI FILTER screen ... 267 MIDI Machine Control ... 392 MIDI messages Control Change messages ... 384 Exclusive messages ... 384 Note messages ... 384 MIDI offline..389 MIDI screen ... 324 MIDI Time Code ... 392 Mixdown ...

  • Page 456

    RE-SAMPLING screen ... 355 Reverb ... 24, 405, 438 Reverb & Gate ... 405 Reverb library ... 28 Reverb preset Library ... 396 Roland S-700 ... 155 Routing examples ... 125 RPC-1 ... 176 RSS ... 392 Sample ... 25 SAMPLE EDIT COMMAND popup ...

  • Page 457

    Stereo digital chorus ... 414 Stereo Distortion ... 421 Stereo flanger ... 417 Stereo phaser ... 419 Stereo Pitch Shifter ... 418 Stereo pitch shifter ... 418 Storage section ... 23 Switching the effects ... 120 SYNC screen ... 259 system information ...

  • Page 458

    Information When you need repair service, call your nearest Roland Service Center or authorized Roland distributor in your country as shown below. PHILIPPINES AFRICA G.A. Yupangco & Co. Inc. 339 Gil J. Puyat Avenue EGYPT Makati, Metro Manila 1200, Al Fanny Trading Office...

  • Page 460

    It is built into MD recorders and other consumer digital-audio equipment as a copyright-protection feature.) • Do not use this unit for purposes that could infringe on a copyright held by a third party. Roland assumes no responsibility whatsoever with regard to any infringements of third-party copyrights arising through your use of this unit.

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