Alesis CD Player MMT-8 user manual

User manual for the device Alesis CD Player MMT-8

Device: Alesis CD Player MMT-8
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ALESIS MMT-8
Multi track MIDI recorder

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Alesis MMT-8 Instruction Manual Alesis MMT-8 Instruction Manual......................................................................................i 1 Introduction.............................................................................................................1 2 PART Mode...............................................................................................................2 2.1 Selecting and Playing a PART ...................................................................

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10 LOOP ..................................................................................................................... 18 11 MIDI ECHO............................................................................................................ 19 12 NAME..................................................................................................................... 20 13 MERGE ..............................................................................................................

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1 Introduction The Alesis MMT-8 Multi-Track MIDI Recorder is a user friendly, yet extremely powerful MIDI sequencer. It is able to record any information received at its MIDI INPUT jack (except poly-pressure and note off velocity), and store it into non-volatile memory for later retrieval. This information can include notes, controllers, pitch bend, after touch, program changes, and system exclusive data. The MMT-8 can play back 8 tracks simultaneously and it functions in many ways like an 8 tra

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2 PART Mode 2.1 Selecting and Playing a PART When power is first turned on, the sequencer will be in SONG or PART mode (SONG or PART LED lit), depending on the mode that was selected before power was turned off. The song or part number will also be the same as when power was turned off. 2.2 PART button Press the PART button to enter PART mode if the sequencer is not currently in this mode. The LED next to the PART button will light and the display will read: if part 00 exists, or if part 00 has

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part is selected, all eight tracks are turned on. At any time, the track selection can be changed with the track select buttons. Pressing PLAY will start playing the selected part from its beginning, and the PLAY LED will light. The display will read, for example: The display is now showing the current beat number and the part number that is being played. As each beat (quarter note) occurs, the display will advance the beat count. While the part is playing, the keypad and +/- buttons can be used

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3 Recording a PART 3.1 Selecting the RECORD TRACK To record on a part, press the RECORD button. The RECORD LED will light. The track to be recorded always defaults to the lowest numbered empty track. For an empty part, track 1 will be selected. If a part has all eight tracks used, no track will be selected, and the RECORD LED will not light. Every time a track is recorded onto, the next empty track will automatically be selected the next time RECORD is pressed. If a track other than the selected

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Pressing the PLAY button is also the same as punching out, except that the part will immediately start playing from the beginning. The rewind and fast forward buttons will also punch out. Pressing STOP/CONTINUE also punches out, but stops the part from playing as well. When recording for the first time on an empty part, the track will continue recording until STOP/CONTINUE, FAST-FORWARD, REWIND, or PLAY is pressed. When one is pressed, this determines the length of the part, rounded to the neare

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4 LENGTH The LENGTH button is used to set the length of a part to a specified number of beats. While holding the LENGTH button, the display will show the current length of the current part. If it is an empty part, the display will read: This indicates that no length has yet been set. If RECORD mode is entered without setting this length, the length of the part will be determined by the number of beats recorded before pressing STOP/CONTINUE, RECORD or PLAY. If it is desired to set the length befo

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5 ERASE 5.1 Erasing a PART The erase button is used to erase a single track, part or song. When in PART mode, pressing and holding the ERASE button causes the following display: The number 01 would actually be the currently selected part number. All 8 track LEDs will be lit. To erase the selected part, press RECORD. The display will change to: The display will remain this way until the RECORD button is released, after which the display will return to its previous state. 5.2 Erasing a single TRAC

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thru This feature makes it possible to erase specific data, such as the after touch on one track, without affecting the other data on that track or part. If erase after touch was selected and RECORD was pressed without selecting a track, all after touch on all eight tracks of the selected part would be erased. 5.4 Erasing a SONG In SONG mode, holding the ERASE button will cause the following display: Pressing the RECORD button will erase the currently selected song number. The eight track button

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6 COPY The copy button is used to copy or append a track, part or song, to another track, part or song. It only functions while the COPY button is held down. If the COPY button is released (either before or after the copy is executed), the previous mode will show up on the display, and copy mode is exited. 6.1 Copying a PART to itself When in PART mode, and COPY is pressed and held, all 8 track LEDs will light, and the display will read: Both displayed part numbers will actually display the curr

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6.4 Copying a TRACK to another TRACK of the same PART To copy a single track to another track of the same part number, press and hold COPY, and select the source track. The selected track's LED will remain lit, and all the other track LEDs will turn off. Now select the destination track. This track's LED will now flash, indicating that it is the track to be copied to. Pressing the RECORD button initiates the copy, and copies the source track to the destination track. If any information existed i

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6.7 Copying a SONG to itself In SONG mode, pressing and holding the COPY button will result in the following display: The 01 display will actually show the currently selected song number. Like in PART mode, pressing RECORD will append the current song to itself, making it twice as long. 6.8 Copying a SONG to another SONG If a new song number is selected, the display will show the newly selected song number, and pressing RECORD will append the source song number (the number selected before pressi

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7 EDIT The EDIT button is an on/off switch with an associated LED. All operations as discussed so far assume that EDIT is off. When edit is on, individual note editing can be achieved in part mode, and the list of parts in a song can be edited in song mode. To exit EDIT mode, press EDIT again (the LED will turn off), or select PART or SONG, which automatically turns EDIT off. 7.1 Editing a PART When EDIT is pressed while in PART mode (PART LED lit), individual MIDI events can be edited. The eigh

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Pitch bend amounts can be entered with the keypad, but the only way to achieve negative numbers is to use the `-' button until negative numbers are reached, after which any keypad entry will be negative. For after touch, the display includes the beat, sub-beat, MIDI channel, and after touch amount. The after touch range is from 0 to 127. The page up and page down displays scroll as follows: For controllers, the display shows the beat, sub-beat, controller number, controller amount, and MIDI chan

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7.2 Erasing an event Any event being displayed can be erased by holding ERASE and pressing RECORD. Erasing an event removes it from the track, but does not alter the timing of the track. For example, removing a quarter note at the beginning of the track does not move everything else forward a quarter note. 7.3 Adding an event An event can be added by using the COPY button. Pressing and holding COPY causes the following display: Pressing the RECORD button will insert a note at the current beat lo

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8 Editing and Creating a SONG When in SONG mode, the EDIT button is used to enter the song edit mode. This mode is used for creating or editing a song, which is a list of parts. The display appears as follows: The step number can be moved forwards or backwards with the fast forward and rewind buttons. The part number is underlined, indicating that it can be changed with the keypad or +/- buttons. If a song is empty, the first step's part will be blank. The step past the last part of a song will

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9 SONG Mode 9.1 SONG button Press the SONG button to enter song mode. The display will read as follows, with the last song entered being indicated in the number portion of the display: 9.2 Selecting a SONG The 00 is underlined to indicate that it will be changed if a new number is selected with the keypad or the +/- buttons. The second line of the display shows the name of the currently selected song (up to 14 characters). If the current song number is empty, the second line will read EMPTY SONG


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