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4 – Preparations
Preparing SD cards for use
To use a new SD card with this unit, it is necessary
to format it first. SD cards formatted by the unit are
divided into MTR partitions and FAT partitions. SD
cards with high capacities can be formatted with
For more information about partitions see “11 – SD
Card Management” on page 72.
The included SD card is already formatted so
formatting is not necessary. If you format this card
the demo song on it will be erased.
1. The first time you insert a new SD card in this
unit, the following pop-up message prompting
you to format it appears.
The pop-up message prompting you to format it
also appears if you insert an SD card that has been
formatted by any device other than this unit.
If you format it, all data saved by the other device
will be erased and you will not be able to recover
2. Press the F3 [YES] button to format the SD card
with the standard number of partitions for the
The Home Screen appears after the format
To cancel formatting press the F4 [NO] button.
Depending on the SD card capacity, the partition
setting can be changed in some cases. To do so,
set the partition size using the
item in the
menu before formatting. (See “11 – SD Card
Management” on page 72.)
This unit has four recorder modes.
Use the unit as a multitrack recorder.
Use to bounce tracks. (See “Bouncing tracks” on
Use this mode to create a stereo master track from
a mix of all the tracks. (See “Mixdown” on page
61.), (See “Creating stereo master tracks” on
Use this mode to play stereo master tracks that
have been created and apply effects to and adjust
them. (See “Checking stereo master tracks” on
page 64.) (See “Mastering stereo master tracks”
on page 64.)
When the power is turned ON, the unit always starts
When in recorder modes other than
mode, many screen operations are disabled.
In this Owner’s Manual, unless otherwise noted, the
recorder mode explained is assumed to be the