The assigned keys will be shown as a keyboard
graphic in the LCD screen.
Unassigned keys can be used for normal keyboard
performance. Use "Track Select" to select the track
that will be played from the keyboard. For exam-
ple you might assign backing patterns such as
drums and bass to the C#2–B2 keys and use these
keys to control pattern playback, and use keys C3
and above to play solos in realtime. It is a good
idea to keep the assigned keys together in this
Let's use the RPPR you created to perform in the SEQ
1.1: Play/REC page.
1 In Sequencer mode, select SEQ 1.1: Play/REC.
2 Check the "RPPR" check box.
The RPPR function will be turned on. The on/off
setting is memorized for each song.
3 Play the keyboard, and patterns will begin playing
according to the RPPR settings.
• Pattern playback for a key with a "Sync" setting of
Beat or Measure will synchronize to the pattern
playback of the first key. ( PG p.72 "Sync")
• If you are playing the pattern in synchronization
(when "Sync" is Beat, Measure, or SEQ), the
pattern will start accurately if you play the note
slightly earlier than the timing of the beat or
measure. Even if you play the note slightly later
than the beat or measure (but no later than a 32nd
note), it will be considered to have started at the
beat or measure, and the beginning of the pattern
will be compressed so that the remainder of the
playback will be correct.
If you wish to trigger the RPPR function from an
external MIDI device, use the MIDI channel that is
selected for "Track Select."
4 To turn off the RPPR function, uncheck the RPPR
Play RPPR while a song plays back
RPPR can be played in synchronization with the play-
back of a song.
Pattern playback for a key with a "Sync" setting of
SEQ will synchronize to the playback of the song.
( PG p.72 "Sync")
Start song playback, and then press the key. The pat-
tern playback will start in synchronization with the
measures of the song.
Synchronization will be lost if you use the [
REW] or [FF
] keys while a song is playing.
If you want RPPR pattern playback to begin at the
moment that song playback begins, it is a good
idea to insert an empty measure containing no
musical data before the song playback begins.
If the song is stopped, the pattern will synchronize
to the timing of the arpeggiator function.
Realtime-recording an RPPR perfor-
An RPPR performance can be recorded in realtime. If
you are using only one track (T01: Drums) as in "Cre-
ating and recording RPPR" ( p.73), set "Track Select"
to T01: Drums, and use single track recording in
which only one track will be recorded.
Even if RPPR uses only one track, use multi-track
recording if you will be selecting another track in
"Track Select" and recording its performance at the
You should also select multi-track recording if you cre-
ated the RPPR data using multiple tracks rather than
just a single track, and want to simultaneously record
the performance of multiple tracks.
The RPPR pattern will be recorded as performance
data on the tracks used by the pattern.
Here we will explain how you can simultaneously
record a performance that uses both RPPR and the
1 For each RPPR pattern , set "Sync" to SEQ.
With a setting of SEQ, patterns played by the RPPR
function while the sequencer is playing or recording
will start in synchronization with the measures of
2 We will use the arpeggiator to play the bass pat-
tern. Follow these settings.
Set "Track Select" to T02: Bass.
Select the SEQ 6.1: Arp., Setup page, and set the
track 2 "Assign" to A. (Make sure that A is checked
for "Arpeggiator Run.")
Select the SEQ 6.1: Arp., Arp. A page, and set "Pat-
tern" to U107 (INT).