BR-1180CD, BR-1180: Bouncing Tracks

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Although the BR-1180/1180CD allows the simultaneous playback of ten tracks, when you run out of tracks, the BR 1180/ 1180CD also lets you copy the recordings of multiple tracks together onto one track (V-Track). This is called “bouncing” (also known as bounce recording or ping pong recording). By combining multiple tracks in this way, you can free up other tracks in order to record additional performances.
The following example explains how to mix two mono tracks (1 and 2) with a performance recorded in stereo (tracks 3 and 4), then bounce and record these to tracks 9/10.

1. Set the pan for tracks 1 and 2 to the locations you desire. Set the pan for track 3 all the way to the left (L100), and the pan for track 4 all the way to the right (R100).

2. Play back the song and adjust the volumes for the four tracks using the REC TRACK faders.
The overall volume is adjusted by the MASTER fader. At this time, raise the volume as high as possible without allowing the sound to distort.
For the tracks (5–8) that you do not wish to mix, you can either lower the faders or use TRACK MUTE to mute them. However, if these tracks did not contain any recorded performance, this step is not necessary. Also, if you don’t want to include the Rhythm Guide and Loop Phrase sounds in the mix, lower the fader for track 11.
During bounce recording, the sound of the Loop Effect will also be mixed in and recorded.

3. Press REC MODE to switch the recording mode to BOUNCE.
The BOUNCE indicator will light.
The INPUT SELECT indicator goes out, and the input source is automatically muted. This means that the input source will not be mixed in and recorded during bounce recording. However if you want to mix in the input source during bounce recording, you may use the INPUT SELECT buttons to select the input source.
In addition, REC TRACK 9/10 are automatically specified as the recording-destination stereo tracks.
If you wish to change the recording destination track, use the REC TRACK buttons to do so.
If you wish to bounce-record to mono (a single track), press the REC TRACK button to specify one of the stereo tracks that are currently selected as the recording destination.
Furthermore, since tracks 9/10 are linked as a stereo pair, you cannot select them as monaural tracks.

4. After returning to the beginning of the song, press REC and then PLAY to start the bounce recording.

5. When you finish recording, press STOP.

6. Press the PLAY button to play back tracks 9 and 10. In this case, we want to hear only the sound that was recorded on tracks 9/10, so either lower the TRACK faders of tracks 1–4 or use the TRACK MUTE button to mute them.

7. If you are satisfied with the result of bouncing, press REC MODE to set the recording mode to INPUT so that you can record additional performances. At this time the INPUT indicator will light.

NOTE: When you switch the recording mode from BOUNCE to INPUT, the tracks (1–8) that were not selected as the bounce destination (9/10) will be automatically switched to the lowest-numbered of the unused V-tracks, in preparation for the next recording.