BR-1200CD: Using the EZ COMPOSE Function

Tags: rhythm,pattern,arrangement,drums,ez compose

EZ Compose is a group of functions that lets you create a rhythm pattern simply by making a few settings on the screen--instead of inputting each individual note of the rhythm. The following article will guide you through using the EZ Compose function.

  1. Press the ARRANGEMENT / PATTERN button in the PROGRAMMABLE RHYTHM section so that ARRANGEMENT is illuminated.
  2. Press the EDIT button within the PROGRAMMABLE RHYTHM section. The “ARRANGE” window will appear.
  3. Press the up CURSOR button and then press the left CURSOR button to select the letter "P", "U" or "S".
  4. Turn the TIME/VALUE dial to select “U001” on the screen and then press F3(WR.CPY.DEL).
  5. Press F2(DELETE) and then press F3 twice.
    Note: this will erase any programming that you have created on Arrangement U001.
  6. Now that you have an empty Arrangement to start from (i.e. U001), press the EZ COMPOSE button. The “EZ COMPOSE: PATTERN” page appears.
  7. Use the CURSOR buttons and the TIME/VALUE dial to select the HH CYM, KICK/SNR and BASS “TYPE” and “No” (number) that you would like to use.
  8. Use the CURSOR buttons to select “MEAS” at the top of the screen.
  9. Use the TIME/VALUE dial to select the amount of measures that you would like these pattern types (i.e. HH CYM, KICK/SNR and BASS) to play for. For example, if you would like these patterns to play for 8 measures, turn the VALUE/DIAL to select “8”.
  10. Press F3(WRITE).
  11. Use the CURSOR buttons to select “MEAS” and then use the TIME/VALUE dial to select “1”. This means that the EZ COMPOSE function will place the patterns starting on measure 1 (the beginning of the song/recording).
  12. Press F3(GO). The patterns that you had selected on the previous “EZ COMPOSE: PATTERN” page will be inserted.
  13. Press the EDIT button within the PROGRAMMABLE RHYTHM section. The “ARRANGE” window will appear.
  14. Press the F3(WR.CPY.DEL) button and then press F3(GO). Your new Arrangement has been created and stored.