B Repeat buttons
These buttons are used to enter the A and B points for A-B Repeat.
This button is used to select the 1 Song, All Song, A-B, and Auto Punch Rehearse Repeat
modes. It's also used to cancel A-B Repeat mode.
MARK SEARCH & MARK buttons
The MARK SEARCH buttons are used to locate song markers. The MARK button is used
to enter markers during recording or playback.
This button is used to select the Time Counter mode: ELAPSE, REMAIN, or TOTAL. When
the MIDI tempo map is used, the display shows measure and beat information.
Used in combination with the REC SELECT buttons, this button is used to set tracks to
record group signals.
REC SELECT buttons
These buttons are used to select tracks for recording. Pressing a REC SELECT button on its
own sets the corresponding track to record input channel signals (DIR). Holding down the
GROUP button and pressing a REC SELECT button sets the corresponding track to record
group signals (GRP).
This button is used to eject the disc.
Note: If you press the EJECT button while TOC EDIT is shown on the display, the disc
will not eject. Press [TOC WRITE] to update the TOC, and then eject the disc.
PITCH—This button is used to access the Pitch function. Depending on how you set this
function, the FIX (ﬁxed) or VARI (variable) indicator lights (see page 87).
ADJUST—This button is used to adjust the position of markers and the LAST REC IN and
EDIT—This button is used to access the Part Copy, Part Erase, Track Copy, Track Erase, Song
Copy, Song Erase, Song Tempo, Song Divide, Song Combn, Song Move, Song Renum, Song
Name, Disc Erase, and Disc Name functions.
UTILITY—This button is used to access the following functions: Rec Mode, PrePost Roll,
Cue List, Prog Play, MIDI Sync, MMC Receive, MMC Dev ID, Frame Disp, Disp Dimmer,
Peak Hold, and Disc Info.
This button is used to set functions.
This button is used to cancel functions and modes.
CURSOR shuttle/DATA dial
The central dial (called DATA) is used to set and select parameters (+/– DATA). When the
MD8 is stopped or paused, the DATA dial can be used to move through a song in frame steps.
The outer shuttle (CURSOR) is used to select items on the display. When the MD8 is stopped
or paused, the shuttle can be used to move through a song at high speed. During playback,
it can be used for cue and review at 0.5x, 2x, 4x, 8x, 16x, or 32x playback speed (0.5x cue
When using cue or review, the time counter may stop occasionally.
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