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MM 6/8 Important Concepts

WHAT YOU CAN STORE

You can store almost anything you can do on the MM6/8. This ranges from tweaks you make to a voice using the 4 real time control knobs, to edits to the effects settings, splits, and layered combinations of voices, to arpeggio types.

The process:

Use the panel and edit controls to create a sound you like. Press and hold [STORE] followed by one of the Performance Memory buttons. You have 8 banks of 8 Performance Memories in which to store your own sounds and effects.

These customizations will be stored in memory and will remain until you overwrite that memory location. You can also save and load Performance Memories externally via USB.

WHAT YOU CAN RECORD

The Mini Mo has an incredibly powerful real-time recorder. You can record almost anything you can do on the MM6/8 in real time. Plus.

This is designed as a beat-generator and idea-inspirer, not a fully-functioning sequencer, however, so after recording editing is minimal. If you need to edit material, you can save your song as a SMF on a USB stick and then load the file into Cubase LE for full-range computer editing.

Here are some typical recording scenarios with step-by-step instructions:

1. Recording just your playing – no backings / no patterns / no arpeggios.

Press [SONG].

Press [USER] and select a free location.

Choose your sound (This can be a Performance Memory, or a Voice - Single, DUAL or SPLIT).

Press [REC].

Press and hold [TRACK SELECT/MUTE].

Select a track (using 1-8 buttons). The selected track # is outlined in bold and the word REC will appear below it.

Start playing.

Notes:

a) To play the recording back, press [PLAY].

b) If you want to play to a click press [METRONOME]. To alter the tempo use [TEMPO + /-] then press [EXIIT] to get back to the main screen.

2. Overdubbing new parts to the above.

Press [REC].

Choose a new sound.

Press and hold [TRACK SELECT/MUTE].

Select a new track.

Press [START/STOP].

Notes:

You can do this over and over using up to eight tracks, each of which can have its own sound. You can only record one new track at a time. If you make a mistake a track can be re-recorded.

3. Recording a song with a drum backing only (no other accompaniment parts).

Press [PATTERN] and select the Pattern you want to play over.

Turn [FINGER] OFF so the green light goes out. Now you’ll just hear the drum groove and no other accompaniment parts.

Choose your sound. This can be a Performance Memory or a Voice (Single, DUAL or SPLIT).

Press SONG.

Press [USER] and select a free location.

Press [REC].

Press and hold [TRACK SELECT/MUTE].

Press [PATTERN] and the word Pattern will light up in the bottom right hand corner of the display.

Still keeping the [TRACK SELECT/MUTE] pressed down, select a track to record on (using 1-8 buttons). The selected track will be outlined in bold and REC will appear below the one you select.

You can either press [START/STOP] to begin recording or press [SYNC/START] and the recording will begin as soon as you start playing.

Notes:

a) There are 4 variation beats for each Pattern (Buttons [A-D] under PATTERN CONTROL). You can step through each as you like during recording and your changes will be recorded.

b) Tempo can be varied in real time using [TEMPO +/-] buttons as you record and these changes will be recorded.

c) To overdub new parts onto your song follow the steps in Example 2.

4. Recording a song with a complete accompaniment backing

Follow the steps given in Example 3 but have or keep [FINGER] ON when choosing your Pattern.

5. Recording a song using arpeggios

Follow the steps given in example 3 but press the [ARPEGGIO ON/OFF] button so that it lights up. To select a different arpeggio, press and hold the [ARPEGGIO] button and then select your new arpeggio using the data wheel on [INC/DEC] buttons.

Notes:

a) You can record a voice with a different arpeggio on each track.

b) Playing with the arpeggios takes practice. The arpeggios will always play at the same tempo as the rest of the Pattern but if your timing is not accurate things can sound a bit lop-sided.

6. Recording sound changes / voice-edits

Just tweak the knobs in real time, and/or call up new sounds as you record. All such changes will be faithfully recorded!

7. Muting tracks

As your song plays back press the [TRACK SELECT/MUTE] button and de-select the tracks you wish to mute.

8. Clearing a song

In SONG USER mode, press and hold the[TRACK SELECT/MUTE] and [STORE] buttons. You will receive two prompts before the current song will be cleared. 



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