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Re: RC-50, un undiscovered treasure....

thanks... very interesting

On Jul 11, 2007, at 1:09 PM, midifriedchicken@comcast.net wrote:

> From the workshop found here: http://www.rolandus.com/products/ 
> productdetails.aspx?ObjectId=772&ParentId=46
> In this example patch, the RC-50’s in Multi mode, the guide and  
> Loop Sync
> are off, and all phrases are set for looped playback. Phrases 1 and  
> 2 are
> empty, but we’ve got a 4/4 drum loop imported into Phrase 3. Though we
> want to use the drum loop as a rhythmic backing, we don’t want it  
> to start
> playing right away; we’d like to record an audio loop (a chord  
> progression,
> for example) into Phrase 1 first, and then start Phrase 3 playing a  
> little later.
> Of course, when Phrase 3’s drum loop starts, we want it to play in  
> time with
> our looping Phrase 1.
> The key to making this happen is by using Tempo Sync. In our  
> example patch,
> we’ve turned on the Tempo Sync switches for Phrases 1 and 3. This  
> allows the
> recording of Phrase 1 to set the patch tempo, and also makes Phrase  
> 3 play at
> the patch tempo. Follow along as we walk through how this works:
> With the RC-50 stopped, select Phrase 1 for recording by pressing its
> Tap your foot in a steady rhythm at the desired tempo.
> When you’re ready to start recording, press the REC/PLAY/OVERDUB
> pedal once, in time with your foot taps. Phrase 1 begins recording.
> During recording, play with a steady 4/4 rhythm. This will ensure an
> accurate original tempo calculation.
> When you wish to close Phrase 1, press REC/PLAY/OVERDUB. The phrase
> starts looping, and the patch tempo is set to match this newly  
> recorded
> phrase’s original tempo.
> To get an accurate original tempo, make sure you close the phrase
> exactly at the beginning of a measure.