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Beyond the Basics

11
Beyond the Basics
This chapter provides some advanced tips and techniques for MD8 recording.

Effects Return

You can use LINE INPUTs 9, 10, 11, and 12 with an external effects processor. But they can
also be used as extra stereo inputs. They accept line-level signals that can be assigned to tracks
or sent to the stereo mix. In combination with the input channels, this provides up to 12
inputs.
EQ
EQ is not only for use during mixdown. If you are sure that a sound source requires some
tone-shaping, you can use EQ for recording too. Be aware, however, that the sound will be
recorded to disc that way and you cannot remove the EQ later on.

Markers

Markers can be used to arrange sections of a song into a Cue List. This allows you to exper-
iment with song arrangements. For example, you could use markers to identify the verse,
chorus, and middle eight sections and try different arrangements using the Cue List func-
tion. You can then create a new song based on the Cue List. This allows you to create new
songs just like using a sequencer. The following illustration shows how a Cue List can be used
to create a new song by rearranging an existing song.
Original Song Arrangement
Intro Verse A
[S]
[1]
[2]
Cue List
a: s—>1 n=2 (start song with double-length Intro)
b: 1—>2 n=2 (repeat Verse A twice)
c: 2—>3 n=1 (Verse B)
d: 6—>7 n=1 (Lift 2)
e: 4—>5 n=1 (Chorus A)
f: 8—>9 n=1 (Middle Eight)
g: 3—>4 n=1 (Lift 1)
h: 7—>8 n=2 (Chorus B twice)
i: 10—>e n=2 (repeat Ending twice for fade out)
New Song after Cue List Copy
Intro
Intro Verse A
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Verse B
Lift 1
Chorus A
Verse B
[3]
[4]
[5]
Verse A
Verse B
Lift 2
b
c
d
Lift 2
Chorus B
Mid Eight
[6]
[7]
[8]
Chorus A
Mid Eight
Lift 1
e
f
g
Chorus C
End
[9]
[10]
[E]
Chorus B Chorus B
End
h
i
End

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