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Recording & Mixing Techniques; Recording A New Song; Searching For Blanks - Yamaha MD8 Owner's Manual

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Recording & Mixing Techniques
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Recording & Mixing Techniques
This chapter explains MD8 recording and mixing techniques.

Recording a New Song

The NEW REC function is used to record new songs on a disc. Songs are recorded sequen-
tially, as shown below. With a blank disc, simply pressing the [REC] button engages New
Record mode. For a disc that already contains some songs, however, you must first locate
the Blank area of the disc, as explained below. If there is only one Blank area, it will be called
Blank 1 .
Though a disc can contain up to 128 blank areas, there will only be one (Blank 1) as long as
you do not erase or move previously recorded songs. If you do, the space they used to occupy
will be called Blank 2, Blank 3, and so on. That space can then be used for recording a new
song.
To extend a song it must be followed by a blank area. If songs are contiguous, you may have
to move a song (see page 65) to create a blank area following the song you wish to extend.
Note: Moving a song that's only a few seconds in length may not extend the blank area.
This is a limitation of the MD disc format.
When extending a song, NEW REC appears on the display when recording extended into
the blank area. You can use the REMAIN Time Counter mode to check how much recording
time, including the blank area, is available. For rehearsal, the MD8 always stops at the end
of a song.
A new song cannot be longer than the blank area you record it to. If there is more than one
blank on your disc, be sure to select the longest one.

Searching for Blanks

"Blank X" (X represents a number) is the top part of an unrecorded area on a disc. To locate
the blank, press the SONG SEARCH [
display. Once the desired blank is located, the MD8 is ready to record a new song.
Since nothing is recorded in the blank area, you cannot use the Play, Review, and CUE func-
tions. Press the [
MD8—Owner's Manual
Song 1
Song 2
Song 3
Song Move
Song 1
Song 2
Song 3
Blank
Song 1
Song 3
Blank
Song 1
Song 3
Song 1 can be extended
] button repeatedly until Blank X appears on the
] SONG SEARCH button if you want to return to the previous song.
Blank Area
Blank
Song 2
Blank Area
Song 2
Blank Area
Song 2
Blank Area

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