Style/Pad Record mode
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This area shows some performing info on the Style/Pad.
Style/Pad in record/edit
Style in record/edit
Name of the Style currently in edit or record.
This indicator shows the current beat.
Current measure you are recording.
Recording parameters area
Element (Style Element)
(Style only) This parameter lets you select a Style Element for
editing. Each Style Element corresponds to a button on the con-
trol panel carrying the same name. After selecting a Style Ele-
ment, select a Chord Variation for actual editing (see below).
Var1...End3 This is the selected Style Element
Chord Var (Chord Variation)
This parameter lets you select a Chord Variation for editing
(inside the selected Style Element or Pad).
Note: When this parameter and the assigned value is in small let-
ters (cv1...cv6), the Chord Variation is empty; when it is in capi-
tals (CV1...CV6), it is already recorded.
• If the Style Element is Var1, Var2, Var 3 or Var4, you can select
one of 6 Chord Variations to edit.
• If the Style Element is Intro1, Intro2, Intro3, Fill1, Fill2, Fill3,
Fill4, Ending1, Ending2 or Ending3, you can select one of 2
Chord Variations to edit.
• With a Pad you can choose one of the six available Chord Vari-
ations (CV1 ... CV6).
Use this parameter to set the quantization during recording.
Quantization is a way of correcting timing errors; notes played
too soon or too later are moved to the nearest axis of a rhythmic
"grid", set with this parameter, thus playing perfectly in time.
Note: To quantize after recording, use the Quantize function in the
Edit section (see "Style/Pad Edit: Quantize" on page 148).
No quantization applied.
Grid resolution, in musical values. For example,
when you select 1/16, all notes are moved to the
nearest 1/16 division. When you select 1/8, all
notes are moved to the nearest 1/8 division. A '3'
after the quantization value means triplet.
(Pad only) This parameter allows you to set a synchronization
mode for the Pad's pattern.
No synchronization. The sequence will start as
soon as you press the PAD button.
The pattern will start immediately, in sync with
the arranger's or active player's tempo. Depend-
ing on the current position of the beat counter, it
might not start from its very beginning; instead,
it will continue from the current position.
For example, if the arranger's or player's beat
counter shows the third beat, and is playing tick
91, the Pad will start from its third beat, at tick 91.
This works exactly as if it was a Fill.
The sequence will start at the next beat, in sync
with the arranger's or player's tempo. It will start
from its very beginning (i.e., tick 1 or measure 1).
Rec Length (Recording Length)
This parameter sets the recording length (in measures) of the
selected track. Its value is always equal to, or a divider of, the
Chord Variation Length (see next parameter).
This is not the total length of the Chord Variation, but just of the
current track. For example, you may have a Chord Variation
eight measures long, with a drum pattern repeating each two
measures. If so, set the CV Length parameter to "8", and the Rec
Length parameter to "2" before starting recording the Drum
track. When playing back the Style, saving it or executing any
edit operation on the Style, the 2-measures pattern will be
extended to the full 8-measures length of the Chord Variation.
Warning: If you assign a value lower than Rec Length to CV
Length, the value of Rec Length is not immediately updated in the
display. Therefore, you are still free of changing the value of CV
Length, before the measures exceeding its value are deleted. For
more details, see the warning in "CV Length (Chord Variation
However, if you press START/STOP to begin recording, the real
Rec Length value is changed to the new one, even if the display still
shows the old value.
The beat counter