BR-1600CD: Loop Phrase Import

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The BR-1600CD allows you to easily import audio phrases from commercially available sampling CDs that can be used as loops for your songs. This audio data can be imported into a selected phrase using the Loop Phrase Import function and then used when constructing a Rhythm Arrangement.

The following are specifications for audio files that can be imported into a BR-1600CD’s Loop Phrase:

• WAV or AIFF audio
• Mono or stereo
• 8 or 16 bit
• 44.1 kHz sampling rate
• 0.5 seconds to 30 minutes in length.

Here’s how to import an audio file from a commercially available sampling CD:

  1. Insert a CD-ROM, CD-R, or CD-RW containing audio data in WAV or AIFF format into the BR-1600CD’s CDR/ RW drive.
  2. Press CD-R/RW [LOOP PHRASE IMPORT]. The Loop Phrase screen will appear.
  3. Move the cursor to the IMPORT icon and press [ENTER/YES]. The Loop Phrase Import screen will appear displaying a list of the WAV and AIFF files contained on the CD. If files are grouped into different folders on this disc, the folder names are displayed together with a folder icon. To view the list of files within a folder, move the cursor to the corresponding folder name and press [ENTER/YES].
  4. Press [F1] (TYPE) to change the type of audio file to be imported. This button toggles between WAV and AIFF formats.
  5. Position the cursor on the file you want to import.
  6. If you would like to hear the audio contained in the file, press [F2] (PREVIEW). The BR-1600CD will play the contents of the audio file (Preview). Press [ENTER/YES] once again when you want to stop playback.
  7. Move the cursor to the right half of the screen and use the TIME/VALUE dial to select the Loop Phrase to which the data is to be imported.
  8. Press [F4] (GO). The loop/sample that you have imported is now available to be used in a Rhythm Arrangement.