Recording & Mixing Techniques
Using the REC SELECT buttons
1. Locate to a position before the point at which you want to punch in.
2. Make sure that all REC indicators are off (i.e., no tracks selected).
3. Press the [REC] button.
The REC indicators (i.e., the indicator of the [REC] button and the REC message on the dis-
play) ﬂash, indicating Record Pause mode is engaged.
Instead of pressing the [REC] button you could have pressed the [REHE] button to engage
Rehearse Pause mode. Rehearse allows you to have a dry run before actually recording. The
rest of this procedure can be used with the Rehearsal function. Instead of the REC indicators,
however, the REHE indicators are used.
4. Press the [PLAY] button to start playback.
Playback starts and the PLAY indicators light up. The REC indicators continue to ﬂash, indi-
cating Play Record Wait mode.
5. At the point where you want to punch in, press a [REC SELECT] button
(or [GROUP] + [REC SELECT]).
Recording starts. The indicator of the [REC] button and the REC message on the display
stop ﬂashing and light up continuously. A dot appears above the corresponding track indi-
cator. And the LAST REC IN indicator lights up, indicating that the IN point has been stored.
If you're monitoring the track via CUE, you'll hear the existing sounds playback until the
[REC SELECT] button is pressed, after which you'll hear the new sound that's being
6. At the point where you want to punch out, press the [PLAY] button.
Recording stops. The REC indicators go off. The dot above the selected track indicator
ﬂashes. And the LAST REC OUT indicator lights up, indicating that the OUT point has been
Through the CUE monitor you'll hear the existing sounds playback.
Instead of pressing the [PLAY] button you could have pressed the [REC SELECT] button to
punch out. In this case the MD8 remains in Play Record Wait mode, so you can punch in
again using the [REC SELECT] buttons.
7. Press the [STOP] button to stop playback.
The following illustration shows how punch in/out works with the [REC SELECT] buttons.