The BR-1600CD allows you to convert BR-1180CD/1200CD song data and import it.
The BR-1600CD's operating system needs to be updated to Version 2. To see if your BR-1600CD is already running Version 2:
Turn off the BR-1600CD and then turn the power back on.
While booting up, “Version 2” should appear beneath “BR-1600CD Digital Recording Studio.”
If “Version 2” does not appear, you may download and install Version 2 here:
BR-1600CD Version 2 Download
NOTE: Update instructions are included with the download.
Importing BR-1180CD/1200CD songs requires that the songs first be backed up to a CD-R/RW disc using the “Song Backup” function.
NOTE: Songs cannot be imported from discs made with the “HDD Backup” function.
If you are using the BR-1180 (without the CD-R/RW drive), you will not be able to back up the songs to CD-R/RW discs and thus cannot import these songs into the BR-1600CD. In this case, you can simply connect the left and right LINE OUTs of the BR-1180 into a couple of inputs on the BR-1600CD (e.g. input 1 and input 2) and record the BR-1180's audio in-real time into the BR-1600CD--just like you are recording a CD player or keyboard.
The following will guide you through importing song data from a BR-1180CD or BR-1200CD and into the BR-1600CD:
Use the “Song Backup” function in the BR-1180CD or BR-1200CD using the instructions below:
- BR-1180CD: Song Backup
- BR-1200CD: Song Backup
NOTE: Songs MUST be backed up using the BR-1180CD’s or BR-1200CD’s “Song Backup” function. The BR-1600CD cannot import from discs made with the BR-1180CD’s or BR-1200CD’s “HDD Backup” function.
Insert a CD-R/RW disc containing backup BR-1180CD/1200CD’s songs into the BR-1600CD’s CD-R/RW drive.
Press CD-R/RW [DATA SAVE/LOAD].
Press [F2] (RECOVER) or move the cursor to RECOVER, and then press [ENTER/YES].
Press [F1] (SONG) or move the cursor to SONG, and then press [ENTER/YES]. A list of the CD-R/RW disc’s backup songs will be displayed.
Move the cursor to the song you want to convert and press [F1] (SELECT).
- A number of songs can be selected in this way for conversion and an asterisk (*) will be displayed for each selected song.
- If you would like to convert all of the songs on the CDR/RW disc in a single operation, press [F2] (ALL).
When you have selected all of the songs you want to convert, press [F4] (“CONVERT” or “GO”).
When the message “Complete!” appears, it indicates that the convert has been completed successfully.
The following data can be imported from the BR-1180CD.
■ Each Track
• Recorded data
• CHORUS/REVERB send level
■ The following data of the song bank
• Effect patches (except for patches using the EG MULTI 1 algorithm)
• Rhythm arrangements (arrangements using Preset/User patterns are left blank)
• Rhythm patterns
• Loop Phrases
Note: Scenes and their links are deleted.
* Data that was recorded on the BR-1180CD in MT1/MT2/LV1/LV2 modes will all be converted to LIN.