VS-890, VS-880EX, VS-880: Using the Sync Track

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The VS-880/880EX/890 provides a seperate sync track for recording the tempo map from an external sequencer. This tempo map can then be used to synchronize the VS-880/880EX/890 and an external MIDI sequencer or drum machine.

1. Connect the MIDI OUTPUT of your sequencer / interface to the MIDI INPUT of the VS-880/880EX/890 and connect the MIDI OUT of the VS-880/880EX/890 to the MIDI IN of your sequencer / interface (Make sure that your sequencer is set to transmit MIDI Clock messages).

2. Press SYSTEM until "SYS Sync/Tempo?" is displayed. Press YES.

3. Press the PARAMETER>> button until "SYS Syn:Sync. Tr Rec?" is displayed. Press YES. If you already have a sync track recorded "Overwrite Sync?" will be displayed. Press YES if you want to replace the existing sync track with a new one.

4. "=Wait for Start=" will be displayed. Reset your sequencer song to the beginning and press play on your sequencer. Stop your sequencer when the song is finished. The VS-880/880EX/890 will display "Complete!!" momentarily and return to the play screen.

5. Press SYSTEM until "SYS MIDI PRM?" is displayed. Press YES.

6. Press the PARAMETER>> button until "SYS: MID:MIDI Thr=" is displayed. Use the TIME / VALUE dial to select "Out" (if it is not already selected).

7. Press SYSTEM until "SYS Sync/Tempo?" is displayed. Press YES.

8. Use the TIME / VALUE dial to select "Syn:Source=INT" if it is not already selected.

9. Press the PARAMETER>> button and "Syn:Gen=" will be displayed. Use the TIME / VALUE dial to select "SyncTr".

10. Set your sequencer so that it is slaved to MIDI Clock. Press ZERO on the VS-880/880EX/890 followed by PLAY. Your sequencer should start to play in sync with the VS-880/880EX/890 and the VS-880/880EX/890 will now send out all of the tempo and meter changes that were contained in your original sequence.