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Using The Step Sequencer To Create A Song; What Is A Step Sequencer; Playing A Sequence; Creating A Sequence - Casio transformer xw-pd1 User Manual

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Using the Step Sequencer to Create a Song

What is a step sequencer?

TRACKFORMER's step sequencer is made up of up to
16 steps, four banks, and eight patterns. The 16
sequence step keys that encircle the pads can be
assigned sounds and/or effects for looped playback.
One pattern consists of four banks, and up to eight
patterns can be combined to create a variety of
different sequences.
Step Sequencer Structure Schematic
General Structure
Pads that are producing
sounds are lit.
Pad 4 Step Information
1
2
3
4
5
6
Pad 4 lights when the
step to which it is
assigned is played.

Playing a Sequence

TRACKFORMER has enough memory to store 150
sequence data files. You can play back sequence data
by specifying its file number.
File Number
000 to 099
Fixed sequence data (Cannot be
overwritten.)
100 to 149
Replaceable sequence data
EN-12
Four banks
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
Eight patterns
Time
File Contents
1.
While holding down the SEQ selector button,
use the 11 (–) and 12 (+) buttons to select the
desired file number.
2.
Press the PLAY selector button.
The sequence data in the file will start to play, with
sequence step keys lighting in numeric sequence.
3.
To stop playback, press the PLAY button
again.
• To restart playback from the beginning of the
sequence data (RESTART), hold down the
FUNCTION button as you press the PLAY button.

Creating a Sequence

You can use either of two methods to create a sequence:
pressing a pad and sequence step key to assign sounds
to sequence step keys one by one, and tapping pads
while recording to assign sounds to sequence step
keys.
NOTE
• Turning off TRACKFORMER power cause the
sequence that is being created to be deleted. For
information about saving sequence data, see "Saving
Sequence Data" (page EN-14).
To assign sounds one by one
1.
Press the STEP selector button.
2.
Press the PLAY selector button.
The sequence data in the file will start to play, with
sequence step keys lighting in numeric sequence.

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