Manual Punch In/Out
The Punch In/Out technique allows you to rerecord speciﬁc sections of a track. This can be
used to correct mistakes or record something new into silent sections of a track. If you're
operating the MD8 and playing or singing the part to be recorded, you'll ﬁnd it much easier
to use the Auto Punch In/Out function, which performs the punch in/out automatically. See
Auto Punch In/Out on page 32 for more information.
Manual punch in/out can be performed in three different ways: 1) using the [REC] button.
2) using the individual [REC SELECT] buttons. 3) using an optional footswitch. The
Rehearsal function can be used with all three methods.
Using the REC Button
1. Locate to a position before the point at which you want to punch in.
2. Press the [REC SELECT] button (or [GROUP] + [REC SELECT]) of the track
that you want to record.
See Recording the First Track on page 17 for more information.
A dot ﬂashes above the corresponding track indicator (DIR or GRP).
3. Press the [PLAY] button to start playback.
Playback starts and the PLAY indicators light up.
4. At the point where you want to punch in, press the [REC] button.
Recording starts. The REC indicators light up. The dot stops ﬂashing and lights up contin-
uously. And the LAST REC IN indicator lights up, indicating that the IN point has been
If you're monitoring the track via CUE, you'll hear the existing sound playback until the
[REC] button is pressed, after which you'll hear the new sound that's being recorded.
Instead of pressing the [REC] button you could have pressed the [REHE] button to engage
Rehearse mode. Rehearse allows you to have a dry run before actually recording. In Rehearse
mode, the REHE indicators light up, not the REC indicators.
5. At the point where you want to punch out, press the [PLAY] button.
Recording stops. The REC indicators go off. The dot above the track indicator ﬂashes, and
the LAST REC OUT indicator lights up, indicating that the OUT point has been stored.
Through the CUE monitor you'll hear the existing sound playback.
6. Press the [STOP] button to stop playback.
The following illustration shows how punch in/out works with the [REC] button.
Manual Punch In/Out