Understanding V-Tracks

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In the VS-series recorders, a track is a collection of 16 V-Tracks, any one of which can be selected at any given time. When a V-Track is selected, you can record on it or play it back. A track’s 16 V-Tracks can contain anything you want. They can play the same take in different ways or they can contain different things altogether. When you record or playback a V-Track, the settings of the corresponding track channel determine what it sounds like. Although the VS-series recorders are 18 or 24 track studios, in a very real sense there's way more possibilities than that. For example, since each of the 18 tracks on the VS-2000CD can play any of the 16 V-Tracks, a project can actually hold as many as 288 recordings.
In the CH EDIT screen, the V.TRK selector allows you to select one of the track’s 16 V-Tracks for recording and/or playback. You can use this parameter to select the desired V-Track in either of two ways. In both cases, you start by selecting the V.TRK parameter.
Then you can:
- turn the TIME/VALUE dial to select the desired V-Track.
- press the flashing ENTER/YES button to view the V.TRK Pop-Up window that graphically displays all 16 of the track’s V-Tracks. Each V-Track appears as a line. If the line is thin, there’s no recorded data on that track-if it’s thick, or bold, there is.

You can also select a track channel’s V-Track with a connected mouse using the HOME screen’s V-Track map. The V-Track map shows you the project’s V-Tracks arranged in a grid of horizontal rows corresponding to the project’s tracks. Each of the 16 V-Tracks in a row are represented by a symbol that tells you if the V-Track contains data and if it’s currently selected or not. You can select a track for recording, and/or playback by clicking it with your mouse- a dialog appears to confirm that you’ve selected a new V-Track.