Step sequencer recording and editing
You can use the step sequencers to record and play back phrase patterns or drum patterns. This section ex-
plains how to record using the step sequencer, and how to edit the patterns you record.
Recording into the step sequencer (STEP REC)
You can use the keyboard to enter the pitch and timing for each step of the sequence data. In the following
example, we'll assign step sequencer 1 to timbre 1, and enter a simple phrase.
Preparations for recording
For details on playback, refer to p.24 "Playing a program using the step sequencer."
If you are playing the RADIAS on its own without connecting its dedicated keyboard, you can set
the 16KEYS [SELECT] button to KEYBOARD, and use the 16KEYS – to enter data.
Step sequencer data is always overwritten when you record.
If you want to erase data that's been recorded in the step sequencer, execute the Program Edit mode
P16–5: UTILITY – ARP tab page "InitStepSeq" command. (☞p.110 "InitStepSeq")
In the Program Play mode, select a program to which the step sequencer is not assigned.
We recommend that you select an initialized program from the P bank (the program whose name
is "Init Program").
If you select a program that uses two or more timbres, use the TIMBRE SELECT – buttons to
select timbre 1.
☞p.20 "Entering the Program Play mode"
Use the ARPEGGIATOR/STEP SEQUENCER [SELECT] buttons to select STEP SEQ1.
Go to the Program Edit mode, and select the P15–1:
STEP SEQ – COMN tab page.
In order to access the Program Edit mode STEP SEQ
page, a step sequencer must already be assigned to the
currently selected timbre.
Use "LastStep" to specify the length of the pattern as
a number of steps.
Each of the two step sequencers can hold up to 32 steps.
For this example, we'll use 16 steps.
Each step can store a single note or a chord.
You can also connect the two step sequencers and create a pattern of up to 64 steps.
Use "RunMode" to specify the playback method for the step sequencer.
For this example, choose Loop. If this is set to Loop, the recorded sequence data will play as a loop
while you continue holding down the key.
Use "Resolutn" to specify the resolution of the steps.
Each step will occupy the speciﬁed note value relative to the tempo. For example if you set the res-
olution to 1/8, each step will occupy an eighth note relative to the tempo.