BR-1600, BR-1600CD: Recording a Guitar and an External Stereo Instrument Simultaneously

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The following procedure will guide you through simultaneously recording a guitar and an external stereo instrument or device (e.g. keyboard, drum machine, etc) on the BR-1600CD:

  1. Bring the MASTER volume fader all the way down. 
  2. Connect your guitar or bass into the GUITAR/BASS (HI-Z) input on the front panel of the BR-1600CD.



  3. Connect the left and right outputs of your external stereo instrument into the 1/4" inputs 7 and 8 on the back panel of the BR-1600CD.
    Note: This may require adapter cables (e.g. RCA to 1/4" if the outputs of your instrument are RCA).

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  4. Press the MULTI-TRACK button on the top left of the BR-1600CD so that it is illuminated red.

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  5. Turn up the volume on your guitar as well as the external stereo instrument.
  6. On the top panel of the BR-1600CD, adjust the white INPUT SENS knobs clockwise for inputs 1 and inputs 7 & 8. Adjust these knobs until the red PEAK lights next to the knobs flash occasionally when you play the instruments.

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  7. Adjust the black INPUT LEVEL knob on the left panel until the INPUT 1 and INPUT 7 & 8 meters on the LCD screen stay between –12 and –4.

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  8. Slowly bring up the MASTER volume fader level. Your guitar and external stereo instrument volume will be output to speakers connected to the LINE OUT of the BR-1600CD.
    Note: If you are using headphones, you can now adjust the headphone volume on the bottom, front panel where the headphones connect to the BR-1600CD.
  9. Press the TRACK BUTTON of track 1 (Guitar) and tracks 7 & 8 (External stereo instrument). The selected track buttons will begin to blink.

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  10. Press the REC button and then press PLAY. The BR-1600CD will begin to record.
  11. Press the STOP button to end recording.