BR-800: Utilizing V-Tracks

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Although the BR-800 is an eight-track recorder, each of these eight tracks actually consists of eight layers of tracks called V-Tracks (virtual tracks). The first audio that you record on any of the eight tracks is V-Track 1 (“V1”). The default is then (Track 1 – V1), (Track 2 – V1), (Track 3 – V1)…(Track 7/8 –V1).

For example: If you record a take on (Track 1 – V1) and then decide that you want to record an alternate take without erasing the first take, you can change the V-Track of Track 1 to (Track 1 – V2) and then record a new take without affecting the original. You can later decide which take is the best for playback and simply change the V-Track to the desired take.

Note: Each of the eight tracks in the BR-800 can play back no more than one of their V-Tracks at one time. In the example above, you would have to choose either (Track - V1) OR (Track 1 - V2)--they cannot be played simultaneously.

To change a V-Track, use the following steps.

  1. Press the TRACK button.
  2. Cursor to "V-TRACK" and then press ENTER.
  3. Use the left and right cursor buttons to select the track that you would like to adjust.
  4. Use the data dial to change its V-Track. 
    Note: A solid block in the V-Track grid indicates that a V-Track already contains data. A dot indicates an empty V-Track.
  5. Press EXIT twice.