Recording & Mixing Techniques
Auto Punch with a Footswitch
An optional footswitch can be used to start the Auto Punch In/Out sequence.
1. Press the [REC SELECT] button (or [GROUP] + [REC SELECT]) of the track
that you want to record.
A dot ﬂashes above the corresponding track indicator.
2. Press the [AUTO PUNCH I/O] button.
3. Select the Auto Punch In mode (Single Take) with the DATA dial and press
The Pre-Roll point is located automatically. The REHE indicators ﬂash and the display shows
A.Pnch Rehe . The AUTO PUNCH IN and OUT indicators appear. This is Auto Punch
Rehearse Standby mode.
4. Press the [REC] button.
The REC indicators ﬂash and the display shows A.Pnch . This is Auto Punch Record
5. Press the footswitch to start the Auto Punch In/Out sequence.
Playback starts and the PLAY indicators light up. The REC indicators continue to ﬂash, indi-
cating Play Record Wait mode.
At the speciﬁed IN point, punch in occurs (i.e., recording starts). The REC indicators stop
ﬂashing and light up continuously. The IN indicator disappears.
If you're monitoring the track via CUE, you'll hear the existing sounds playback until the
IN point. After which you'll hear the new sound that's being recorded.
At the speciﬁed OUT point, punch out occurs (i.e., recording stops). The REC indicators go
out and the OUT indicator disappears.
Playback continues up to the Post-Roll point. Then the Pre-Roll point is located automati-
cally, and the MD8 waits in Play Pause mode. Press the [PLAY] button to audition the punch
The following illustration shows the Auto Punch Record sequence with a footswitch.
Leaving Auto Punch In/Out mode
If, at any given point, you decide not to continue with Auto Punch In/Out recording, just
press [AUTO PUNCH I/O] again to leave this mode.