BR-864: Creating Patterns in Realtime Recording Mode

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1. Press [ARRANGE/PATTERN/OFF] repeatedly until the indicator is flashing.

2. Press [PROGRAM].

3. Press [CURSOR < or >] to move the cursor to "REAL", and press [ENTER]. "REAL" is displayed in REC MODE at the left of the screen. The Recording Standby screen appears.

4. Use [CURSOR < or >] and the TIME/VALUE dial to set the measure, beat, and click from which to start recording of the pattern.

Measure
This sets the number of measures in the pattern to be recorded.
Valid Settings: 1-999

Tempo
When recording, this sets the tempo for confirming the pattern.
Valid Settings: 25.0-250.0

NOTE: * The tempo setting here is exclusively for confirmation of the pattern recording. This tempo is not stored in the pattern (you cannot make any individual tempo settings for the patterns themselves).

Time Signature
This sets the time signature (i.e., the beat) for the pattern to be recorded.
Valid Settings: 1/1-8/1, 1/2-8/2, 1/4-8/4, 1/8-8/8

Quantize
This sets the recording quantization. Setting Quantize lets you to have the sounds being input conform to preset note lengths, thus eliminating discrepancies in the input timing.

NOTE: * Press "HI" if you want to keep the timing used to input the sounds.

Valid Settings:
Quarter note
Quarter-note triplet
Eighth note
Eighth-note triplet
Sixteenth note
Sixteenth note triplet
Thirty-second note
Thirty-second note triplet
HI

5. Press CURSOR [< or >] to move the cursor to "REC", and press [ENTER]. The count-in is played, and then Realtime Recording starts.
* You can also start Realtime Recording by pressing the [REC] button.

6. Set the velocity (how hard the note is played) for the sounds to be input from the current point by adjusting Fader 1. The current velocity value is briefly indicated where the beat value normally appears.

7. Input the drum sounds with the desired timing. Use REC TRACK [1/5]-[4/8], [V-TRACK] and [TAP] to input the drum sounds. You can switch the UPPER and LOWER drum sounds by pressing [RHYTHM PAD].

[RHYTHM PAD] Lit:
Enables input of the UPPER drum sounds.
REC TRACK [1/5] KICK
REC TRACK [2/6] SNARE
REC TRACK [3/7] CLOSED HH
REC TRACK [4/8] OPEN HH
[V-TRACK] CRASH
[TAP] RIDE

[RHYTHM PAD] Flashing:
Enables input of the LOWER drum sounds.
REC TRACK [1/5] CROSS STICK
REC TRACK [2/6] COWBELL
REC TRACK [3/7] TOM1
REC TRACK [4/8] TOM2
[V-TRACK] TOM3
[TAP] TOM4

You can confirm the drum sound currently being input by checking the matrix at the bottom part of the display.

Indicated in the matrix:
You can confirm the timing at which each rhythm instrument sounds in the matrix display. The "DOWN ARROW" mark in the lower part of the matrix indicates beat timing.

NOTE: * When a coarse Quantize setting is used, the "DOWN ARROW" mark may indicate half-note or quarter-note timing.

When using high-resolution Quantize settings, you may be unable to view the entire pattern, from start to finish, in the display at one time. In such instances, a “>” symbol appears, indicating that there is material not currently displayed.

8. Set the tempo and Quantize values as needed.

9. When you have finished inputting sounds, move the cursor to “STOP” and press [ENTER].

NOTE: * You can also stop recording by pressing [STOP].