Recording & Mixing Techniques
Performing Multi Take Auto Punch for Real
1. See steps (1)–(3) above.
The display now reads TAKE 1 Load . Next, the Pre-Roll point is located automatically.
The REHE indicators ﬂash and the display shows TAKE 1 Rehe . The AUTO PUNCH IN
and OUT indicators appear. This is Multi Take Auto Punch Rehearse Standby mode.
2. Press the [REC] button to switch off Rehearse mode and activate REC
The REC indicators ﬂash and the display shows TAKE 1 . This is Multi Take Auto Punch
Record Standby mode.
If you're monitoring the track via CUE, you'll hear the signal that is assigned to the selected
3. Press the [PLAY] button to start the Auto Punch In/Out sequence.
Playback starts and the PLAY indicators light up, while the display ﬂashes the message
TAKE 1 Go . The REC indicators continue to flash, indicating 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. The message NEXT TAKE now ﬂashes on
the display, signalling that the MD8 is ready to record the next take.
4. Press [ENTER] to prepare for recording the second take.
The display now reads TAKE 2 Load . Next, the Pre-Roll point is located automatically.
The REC indicators ﬂash and the display shows TAKE 2 . The AUTO PUNCH IN and OUT
indicators appear. You can now record take 2. Press the [REHE] button to rehearse take 2.
5. Go back to step (3) above.
Repeat these steps to record additional takes.
Note: If the message Disc FULL appears, no more takes can be recorded and you should
proceed to Auditioning your takes.