1. Select the P0: Play/REC– MIDI Track Prog Select/
Mixer page (See the diagram below).
2. Check the "RPPR" check box.
The RPPR function will be turned on. Set the on/off
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 sync to the playback of the
first pattern. For more information, see "Sync" on
page 548 of the Parameter Guide.
• 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
playback of a song.
Pattern playback for a key with a "Sync" setting of SEQ
will synchronize to the playback of the song. (See
"Sync" on page 548 of the Parameter Guide.) Start the
song playback, and then press the key. The pattern
playback will start in synchronization with the
measures of the song.
Synchronization will be lost if you use the << REW
or FF >> switches while a song is playing.
Using RPPR (Realtime Pattern Play/Record)
Note: 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.
Note: If the song is stopped, the pattern will
synchronize to the timing of the KARMA function.
Recording an RPPR performance
You can record RPPR performances in real‐time.
If you are using only one track (such as MIDI Track 01),
set "Track Select" to the desired track, and un‐check
On the other hand, 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 same time.
You should also select multi‐track recording if you
specified the RPPR data using multiple tracks rather
than just a single track, and want to simultaneously
record the performance of multiple tracks.
Note: The RPPR pattern will be recorded as
performance data on the tracks used by the pattern.
In this example, we'll explain how you can record an
RPPR performance and a keyboard performance at the
same time. Before you continue, use the P0: Play/REC–
MIDI Track Prog Select/Mixer page to assign a drum
program to MIDI track 1, and a bass program to MIDI
1. Assign several keys starting with C#2 to preset
Check the C#2 "Assign" setting, and set "Bank" to
Preset and "Pattern Name" to the desired preset
pattern. For "Track Name," select MIDI track 1 (T01)
to which you assigned a drum program.
2. For each RPPR pattern, set "Sync" to SEQ (See the
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