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Erasing Discs; Copying & Converting Songs - Yamaha MD8 Owner's Manual

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Editing Songs & Tracks

Erasing Discs

The Disc Erase function allows you to erase all songs on disc. Erasing all songs formats a
disc. A disc that has been used to store computer data must be formatted using this function
before it can be used with the MD8.
1. Press the [EDIT] button and use the DATA dial to select the Disc Erase
2. Press the [ENTER] button.
The display shows Erase EXE?
3. Press the [ENTER] button.
As this operation erases all data on disc, the MD8 asks you again whether you are absolutely
sure: Really?
4. Press the [ENTER] button to proceed or the [EXIT] button to cancel.
The disc is erased, and the message Blank Disc appears on the display.
Copying & Converting Songs
The Song Copy function allows you to duplicate a song, including title, markers, and Tempo
Map. This is useful for making a backup copy before performing a ping-pong or punch
in/out operation. If the ping-pong or punch doesn't turn out as expected, you can always
go back to the duplicate version and try again.
You can convert a four-track song (recorded on an MD4) to an eight-track song, or an
eight-track song to a 4T (MD4), 2T (MiniDisc), or MO (mono) song. When converting from
8T to 4T, 2T, or MO, you can choose which tracks are copied.
1. Press the [EDIT] button and use the DATA dial to select the Song Copy
2. Press the [ENTER] button.
The display shows Copy X? ("X" represents the number of the currently selected song.
3. Use the DATA dial to select the Song that you want to copy.
For example: Copy 4 .
4. Press the [ENTER] button.
The display now shows the Record mode of the selected song. If you selected the eight-track
format, the display now reads 8T:12345678 .
5. Use the DATA dial to select the track mode for the copy (i.e., the new
version of the song).
You can select 8T, 4T, 2T, or MO. The MD8 indicates this in the following way:
You can also convert songs with fewer tracks to the 8-track mode. Such songs are displayed
as follows:
MD8—Owner's Manual
Tracks 1–8 are copied
Tracks 1–4
Tracks 1 & 2
Track 1
Tracks 1–4 are copied
Tracks 1 & 2 are copied


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