118 SMPTE number which, when syncing to SMPTE, is assigned to the exact beginning of the song. Normally, this is set to all zeroes. • The CONTENTS OF STEP field: This is the current step number (1 - 256) within the current song. The data displayed below this field is the data contained within this step number. • The SQNC field: This field indicates the sequence number contained in the current step. To the right is the selected sequence's 16 character name. The name of the sequence may be edited here, and the new name will be displayed when the PLAY/RECORD screen is displayed. • The REPS(0=END) field: This field indicates the number of the repetitions that the sequence in the current step will play before moving on to the next step. For example, if you want the sequence to play only once in the current step, a "1" should be entered here. If a "0" is entered here, the MPC60 will recognize this step as the end of the song, and either stop playing or loop to a previous step number, depending on the settings of the END and LOOP fields. • The BARS field: This field shows the total number of bars in the selected sequence. • The TEMPO field: This field shows the sequence tempo (the tempo value stored within the sequence- not the master tempo) of the selected sequence. • The NOW field: This has nearly the same effect as in the PLAY/R,ECORD screen, except that in song mode this number refers to the current position within the SONG, not the sequence. • SOFT KEY 1- : Pressing this soft key enables a new step to be inserted immediately before the current step. It copies the contents of the current step and all higher numbered steps up by one step, allowing the current step to be used for the new data without overwriting any existing data. • SOFT KEY 2 - : Pressing this soft key deletes the contents of the current step and copies all higher numbered steps down by one position to close the gap- o SOFT KEY 3 - : Pressing this soft key decrements the step field. • SOFT KEY 4 - : Pressing this soft key increments the step field.
Section 5: Song mode 119 5.3 An example of creating and playing a song The following is an example of creating a song in song mode on the MPC60: 1. Load the preset sequences into the MPC60 (the SYSTEM.ALL file). 2. Enter SONG MODE by pressing the SONG MODE key. 3. In the SONG field, select an unused song number. An unused song is indicated by "(unused)" in the song name field. 4. Set the CONTENTS OF STEP field to 1, which sets the current step to 1. 5. Type 2 (ENTER) in the SQNC field, indicating you want sequence 2 to play at the start of the song. 6. Type 4 (ENTER) in the REPS field, indicating you want sequence 2 to repeat 4 times before completing step 1. 7. Press to move on to step 2. 8. Enter a 7 in the SQNC field and a 1 in the REPS field, indicating you want sequence 7 to play only once as the contents of step 2. 9. Press to move on to step 3. 10. Enter a 12 in the SQNC field and a 2 in the REPS field, indicating you want sequence 12 to play twice as the contents of step 3. 11. Press to move on to step 4. 12. Enter a "0" in the REPS field, indicating this is the end of your song. If a "0" already exists here, there is no need to enter it again. 13. Select the TO STEP 1 option in the LOOP field and enter a 2 to the right of the word STEP, indicating that you want the song to loop back to step 2 once it reaches its end. 14. Press PLAY START. The song will play back as entered: First, it will play 4 repetitions of sequence 2;