58 • NOTE VALUE = 1/16, SHUFFLE = 54% to 58%, Tempo = 100 BPM: This removes the "stiffness" from 1/16 notes and is especially useful on drum sequences using 1/16 note hihats. • NOTE VALUE = 1/8, SHUFFLE = 60%, Tempo = 100BPM: This creates an 1/8 note shuffle which could be described as more relaxed than a perfect shuffle (66%). As with timing correction, shuffle moves your notes in real time as they are recorded into the sequence, so your notes are instantly played back with the specified shift. Also, as with timing correction, this effect can be used on existing sequence data by using SOFT KEY 1 - . 3.8.3 The SHIFT TIMING feature It is sometimes desirable to shift your notes earlier or later in time by a consistent value. For example, if a given track is to play through a synthesizer with a slow attack, the slow attack can be compensated for by shifting the notes in the track earlier by an amount equal to the length of the slow attack. The shift timing feature works in conjunction with the timing correct feature to move notes forward or backward in time. As with timing correction, "shift timing" moves your notes in real time as they are recorded into the sequence, so your notes are instantly played back with the specified amount and direction of shift. Also, as with timing correction, this effect can be used on existing sequence data by using the SOFT KEY. NOTE: It is important to note that the this function only operates in conjunction with the TIMING CORRECT function. This means that it is not possible for this function to shift the timing of notes without also correcting their timing. This also means that the range of shift depends on the current NOTE VALUE setting. For example, if the NOTE VALUE field is set to 1/16 notes, the maximum SHIFT AMOUNT is 11 clocks, or less than 1/2 of one 1/16 note; if the NOTE VALUE field is set to 1/32 notes, the maximum SHIFT AMOUNT is 5 clocks, or less than 1/2 of one 1/32 note; and if the NOTE VALUE field is set to OFF(1/384), the SHIFT AMOUNT is fixed at 0, meaning that no shift; is possible since timing correction is not being used. If you wish to shift the timing of a track independently of the timing correction function, then use the COPY/MERGE A TRACK function, described in section 4.3.6. NOTE 2: If the SHIFT TIMING function is set to shift notes early and one or more notes exist at the start of the sequence, these starting notes will be deleted when the operation is
Section 3: Recording sequences 59 performed, because there is no space before the start of the sequence for them to be moved to. To avoid this problem, insert a blank bar before bar 1 of the sequence before performing the shift operation, then be sure to include this extra bar within the range of bars to be shifted. This way, the notes which would have been lost will now be moved earlier onto this newly inserted bar. 3.8.4 The NOTE REPEAT feature Another very useful feature of the TIMING CORRECT key is the ability to automatically repeat either drum or keyboard notes at a preset note interval. This is useful in creating: • Drum rolls • Repeating note drum patterns, such as 1/16 note hihat patterns • Repeating keyboard notes, such as a repeated 1J16 note bass part The NOTE REPEAT feature is used in real time while recording. To use this feature, press and hold TIMING CORRECT while in OVERDUB or RECORD mode, and the top line of the PLAY/RECORD screen will change: If any drum pads (if the active track is a "drums" track) or keys (if the active track is a "non-drums" track) are held while TIMING CORRECT is being held, they will be automatically repeated at the TIMING CORRECT note value setting. Further, the velocity level of each repeating note is set by the current pressure setting of the drum pad or key being played (if your midi keyboard has CHANNEL PRESSURE capability). To demonstrate this effect: 1. Set up a sequence for recording a two bar repeating drum pattern (be sure to set the upper CH field to "16A"). 2. Press TIMING CORRECT and select "1/16 NOTE" in the NOTE VALUE field. 3. Press MAIN SCREEN to return to the PLAY/RECORD screen. 4. Enter OVERDUB mode by holding OVERDUB and pressing PLAY START. 5. While holding TIMING CORRECT, also hold the WHAT pad, varying the pressure as you hold it. You should hear repeating 1/16 note hihats.