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This video is covering TAPE mode on the OP-1.
To record something to tape press the Tape key.
Play on the musical keyboard and set the input gain
with the ORANGE encoder. Now hold Record
and start playing. Notice the tape reel is red
indicating it's recording.
When finished press Stop. Press Stop again
to go back and then press Play to hear what you recorded. The upper left 1 on the screen
is indicating Track 1 is used.
You have 4 tracks in total. Use the Transport Controls to move through your audio.
To erase a take press the Lift key.
To paste it back in press the Drop key.
Let's erase this for now and find some drums to record.
If you want a metronome while recording,
press the TEMPO key and turn up the metronome using the ORANGE encoder.
Set the BPM with BLUE
now when you press PLAY on tape
there should be an audible click. Get a feel for the tempo
and when you are ready to record hold REC and start playing.
Press the STOP key when ready.
you can overdub as much as you want to
and layer multiple takes on one track
Just record over the same track again
each separate track has a total recording time of six minutes
to turn off the metronome press TEMPO again
and turn it down using the ORANGE encoder
To loop a section of the tape, press the LOOP OUT key where you want the loop to end
let's add some more sounds
Hold record to overdub.
Each new recording creates a region on the tape.
These regions can be glued together using the JOIN button.
Hold SHIFT and press the JOIN key.
This will join the regions into one single take.
To quickly jump between bars hold SHIFT and press the ARROW keys.
This can be handy when you want to make sure to stay on the beat exactly.
There is no quantize when manually recording to the tape.
If you want a tighter beat you can of course use a Sequencer.
Let's erase this and create a 4 bar loop.
Hold SHIFT, press FORWARD four times and then press LOOP OUT.
This is the Pattern Sequencer with a beat already prepared.
The root key is middle C
but the beat can be transposed using other keys.
Hold RECORD and start the beat.
The beat is locked to the tempo set before
you can verify by turning on the metronome again
You cannot change the BPM of the recording afterwards
However, you can adjust tape speed
The Track Selection keys
T-1 to 4 allows you to select other tracks
Let's find something for track 2
While the tape is playing can jam over it to get a feel for what you want to lay down
Make sure track 2 is selected, hold RECORD, and start playing
The tape is looping, and now with track 1 and 2 playing together
Find something for track 3
Hold RECORD and press PLAY to start recording
If you make a mistake
just lift the take and try again
after this, you can proceed with the track 4 and make a whole arrangement
or you can find an empty spot on the tape and start fresh again
This is it for TAPE mode.
Stay tuned for more videos.