Akai DR16 pro Operator's Manual

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Page 1 - Operator’s Manual

HARD DISK RECORDEROperator’s ManualWARNINGTo prevent fire or shock hazard, do notexpose this appliance to rain or moisture.000218-4 Printed in Japan

Page 2 - Important Notice

IntroductionPage 1IntroductionFrom all at Akai, thank you for purchasing an Akai DR16pro Hard Disk Recorder, and welcome tothe exciting world of hard

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11: EditingPage 915) Press the STORE/ENT key.6) Use the JOG/SHUTTLE control to specify the number of repeats.7) Use the CHANNEL ON keys (and the 9-16

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11: EditingPage 924) Press the STORE/ENT key.You will see a display similar to the following:ABSEDIT5) Use the JOG/SHUTTLE control or the numeric keyp

Page 5 - IMPORTANT

11: EditingPage 934) Use the TRACK REC(INPUT SELECT) keys (and the 9-16 key, if necessary) to select thetracks you want to erase.5) Press the STORE/EN

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11: EditingPage 94SlipThe slip function moves all the audio forward or backwards from the marked “in” point to thecurrent position. If the current pos

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11: EditingPage 95Slip TrackThe slip track function moves all audio on the current track forward or backward so that the audioat the marked “in” point

Page 8 - Contents

12: Hard DisksPage 96Hard DisksThis chapter examines hard disks. Your DR16pro should already have an optional internal harddisk installed, so you have

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12: Hard DisksPage 97Hard Disk SizeThe total available recording time depends on the total size of all storage media — the internalhard disk and any e

Page 10 - What is the DR16pro?

12: Hard DisksPage 98SCSI-AThe SCSI-A bus is used to connect external hard disks for recording.SCSI CablesUse only high-quality SCSI cables when conne

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12: Hard DisksPage 99SCSI TerminationThe ends of a SCSI daisy chain must be terminated correctly. Otherwise, data errors, systemcrashes, etc., may occ

Page 12 - Signal Flow

12: Hard DisksPage 100Checking for DisksTo check the status of a hard disk connected to SCSI-A bus:1) Press the SUB-MENU key.The indicator in the key

Page 13 - Description of Signal Flow

IntroductionPage 2•Built in Ethernet (AKAINET) interface for connection to remote controllers.•Optional IB-802T SMPTE reader/generator board for time-

Page 14 - Level Diagram

12: Hard DisksPage 101External Hard Disk Operating Precautions• Before connecting a hard disk, make sure that the DR16pro and hard disk are powered of

Page 15 - Inside the DR16pro

12: Hard DisksPage 102Formatting DisksNew hard disks must be formatted before you can use them for recording. Formatting prepares adisk for storing di

Page 16 - Front and Rear Panels

12: Hard DisksPage 1037) Press the STORE/ENT key.The message “SURE ??” will appear on the display.Caution: When you format a disk, ANY EXISTING DATA W

Page 17 - 1: Front and Rear Panels

12: Hard DisksPage 104Erasing DisksThis function allows you erase all material on a disk before starting a new session. You may wantto back up the exi

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12: Hard DisksPage 105Optimizing Your Hard DisksEditing and recording on the DR16pro is non-destructive, except in destructive recording mode.(See “Se

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12: Hard DisksPage 106Note: Executing the Minimize function requires a significant amount of free disk space. Itsfirst priority is to destroy no data

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12: Hard DisksPage 107Copying Disks and ProjectsYou can copy the entire contents of a hard disk, or a single project on the disk, to another diskconne

Page 21 - EDIT MIX

12: Hard DisksPage 10810) Press the STORE/ENT key again to start copying.As the DR16pro copies the disk, the message “COPYING” will appear on the disp

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12: Hard DisksPage 109Project Copy Notes:If a project with the same name as the copied project exists on the destination disk, the DR16prowill automat

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13: Backup and RestorePage 110Backup and RestoreThis chapter explains how to back up and restore material recorded on the DR16pro. You canback up to a

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IntroductionPage 3Signal FlowDACDACTRACK OUT1,3,5,7,9,11TRACK OUT2,4,6,8,10,12HIGH (0)LOW (–10)HIGH (0)LOW (–10)LEVEL SWCHANNEL OUT1,3,5,7,9,111/4&quo

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13: Backup and RestorePage 1113) Select “SCSI” with the JOG/SHUTTLE control then press the STORE/ENT key.The message “TRANSMIT” will appear in the di

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13: Backup and RestorePage 112Backup to multiple tapesIf a single tape cannot accommodate the entire backup data, it is possible to back it up acrosss

Page 27 - Rear Panel

13: Backup and RestorePage 113Backup of multiple disksThe DR16pro may use audio data spread over several disks for a single project. When such aprojec

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13: Backup and RestorePage 114Restoring from SCSI Tape DriveThe RESTORE process will restore your backups from the SCSI Tape Drive back to the harddis

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13: Backup and RestorePage 115Messages during Backup and RestoreThe file count or the following messages will be displayed whilst the DR16pro is backi

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13: Backup and RestorePage 116Loading from DATInsert your write-protected backup tape, which has been made on the DR8/DR16, into the DATrecorder and s

Page 31 - 17) Power inlet

13: Backup and RestorePage 1179) Press the STORE/ENT key.The new connector will be selected.10) If everything is set correctly, press the STORE/ENT ke

Page 32 - Getting Around the DR16pro

14: SynchronizationPage 118SynchronizationThis chapter explains how to synchronize the DR16pro to additional, multiple DR16pros, DD8s, orvarious other

Page 33 - Operation

14: SynchronizationPage 1194) Use the JOG/SHUTTLE control to select the type of sync mode.In this case, select “SMPTE - LTC” to use SMPTE/EBU synchron

Page 34 - Setting Parameters

14: SynchronizationPage 120SMPTE-LTC Master Synchronization1) Press the SYNC key to turn on the synchronization function.The green LED beside the key

Page 35 - Entering Time Values

IntroductionPage 4Description of Signal FlowInputA signal input to the ANALOG INPUT channels 1 to 16 passes through the gain switches (HIGH,MID, LOW)

Page 36 - “in” or “out” points

14: SynchronizationPage 121ABSS-MMIDI SynchronizationThe DR16pro can function as a clock master to synchronize external MIDI devices, such as asequenc

Page 37 - Setting Up the DR16pro

14: SynchronizationPage 1226) Use the JOG/SHUTTLE control to select the status of the sync mode.Select from the following available options:•MIDI-MTC:

Page 38 - Typical DR16pro Setup

14: SynchronizationPage 123MIDI Synchronization NotesAlthough the Fast Forward and Rewind keys will function correctly during synchronization to MIDI,

Page 39 - Recording

14: SynchronizationPage 1243) Press the SYNC(SYNC) key.You will see a display similar to the following:4) Use the JOG/SHUTTLE control to select the “R

Page 40 - 4: Recording

14: SynchronizationPage 125RS422 FULL SLAVE SetupTo setup the system:1) Connections:2) Press the SUB-MENU key.The indicator in the key will flash and

Page 41 - 20-Bit Packed Audio

14: SynchronizationPage 126Digital Audio SyncSetting digital clock syncAs a default setting, the DR16pro automatically locks to the external digital c

Page 42 - Input Source

15: Song ModePage 127Song ModeThis chapter explains how to create songs, beat maps, and tempo maps on the DR16pro using theSong Mode functions. These

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15: Song ModePage 128Tempo and Beat MapBefore creating a tempo or beat map, it’s a good idea to jot them down on paper first. This wayyou’ll also have

Page 44 - Selecting the Input Channels

15: Song ModePage 129Creating a SongSelecting a songTo select a song, follow the steps below:To select a song:1) Press the SONG key.The green LED besi

Page 45 - Using the BUS function

15: Song ModePage 130You can also set a value using the Absolute/Relative time display. See “Setting Relative Time toZero” on page 83.Tip: To see the

Page 46 - Bus Function Notes

IntroductionPage 5Level Diagram–dB 500146METER-10+200+10-50-20-40-30-70-60dBGAIN SW GAIN VR ADCTRACKON/OFFREC/PLAYEQ(OPTION) LEVEL PANMASTERLEVEL METE

Page 47 - Arming Tracks

15: Song ModePage 1317) Press the STORE/ENT key.A beat of 3/4 will be stored at the specified point.8) Repeat Steps 5, 6, and 7 to create a Beat map.N

Page 48 - Punch-In Functions

15: Song ModePage 132Creating a Tempo MapYou must create a Beat map before creating a Tempo map.To create a Tempo map:1) Press the TEMPO key in Song m

Page 49 - Footswitch Punch-In/Out

15: Song ModePage 133To check the Tempo map:1) Press the TEMPO key in Song mode.2) Rotate the JOG wheel.The step numbers change and you can check the

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16: Other FunctionsPage 134Other FunctionsSystem Set upThese functions allow you to control features such as the AKAINET (Ethernet) ID and Save/Loadof

Page 51 - Monitoring

16: Other FunctionsPage 1354) Press the STORE/ENT key.A message such as “MACHINE 0 1”will appear on the display showing the currently selectedmachine

Page 52 - Rehearsal

16: Other FunctionsPage 136Loading Settings from Flash ROMSettings that have been saved to Flash ROM will automatically be used as the default setting

Page 53 - Recording Undo

16: Other FunctionsPage 137ABSS-MAdjusting the Display BrightnessThis function adjusts the brightness of the Peak Level meters and the Time and Status

Page 54 - Setting the Recording Mode

16: Other FunctionsPage 138Assigning the MIDI Controllers1) Press the SUB-MENU key.The indicator in the key will flash and the text “SUB-MENU” will ap

Page 55 - DESTRUCT

16: Other FunctionsPage 139Setting the Pan Controller1) Rotate the JOG wheel to select the Pan Controller function.2) Rotate the SHUTTLE control to mo

Page 56 - Playback

16: Other FunctionsPage 140Setting the Fade Controller1) Rotate the JOG wheel to select the “FADE” Controller function.The message “F A D E O F F” w

Page 57 - To start playback:

IntroductionPage 6Inside the DR16proIB-802T SMTPE READER/GENERATORIB-805R RS422 INTERFACEIB-803M MIDI INTERFACEIB-808G GPIO PARALLEL INTERFACEIB-1616A

Page 58 - The TO key

16: Other FunctionsPage 141Note: If you have not connected the MT8 to the DR16pro correctly, you will not see thisdisplay. In this case, refer to the

Page 59 - The FROM key

17: AppendixPage 142Digital Audio FormatSimultaneous RecordingAudio Frequency ResponseA/D ConversionD/A ConversionDynamic RangeDistortionChannel Cross

Page 60 - The IN->OUT key

17: AppendixPage 143Specifications (Continued)Specifications subject to change with out prior notice.SMPTE, MIDI, RS422, ADAT, AES/EBU optional boards

Page 61 - Using Repeat to Punch-in

17: AppendixPage 144OptionsMulti-AES/EBUInstalling an optional board IB-D16MA24 allows the DR16pro to input 8-channel and output 16-channel digital si

Page 62 - Varispeed

17: AppendixPage 145GPOGPO outputs the DR16pro’s operation status. For example, it can cause an external indicator tolight up during recording.Pin num

Page 63 - Projects

17: AppendixPage 146IB -808G Block DiagramGPIO OPTION BOARD BLOCK DIAGRAMDATAOUTDATAOUTON/OFFRELAYDD8 + 5VDATA INDD8(GPIO OPTION BOARD)EXT. SW0EXT. SW

Page 64 - Loading Project Files

17: AppendixPage 147System Error CodesBus-reset during commandEarly disconnectionIllegal bus phaseIncomplete dataUnexpected dataSoftware timeoutUnknow

Page 65 - Deleting Project Files

17: AppendixPage 148Illegal filename etc.Too many files/buffers openFile not foundFile already openAccess denied (file write protected)G-partition ful

Page 66 - 6: Projects

17: AppendixPage 149Command queue fullBad commandFile queue fullFile not foundHost not respondingToo many hosts connectedTimeoutFile list not foundBad

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17: AppendixPage 150Operation failedOperation abortedTape size too smallRestore cannot recreate a disk. The backup uses multiple disks.(Probably crea

Page 68 - Project save

1: Front and Rear PanelsPage 7Front and Rear PanelsFront PanelHARD DISK RECORDERIN OUT EDIT AUTO PUNCH REPEAT9-16REHEARSALTRACK REC/INPUT SELECTCHANNE

Page 69 - Track Swapping

17: AppendixPage 151Mixer fade automation too busyProject cannot be saved since disk has been changedTimecode generator ROM is incompatibleNo free ent

Page 70 - Individual Channel Settings

17: AppendixPage 152MIDI Implementation ChartFunction **** Transmitted Recognized RemarksBasic Default X XChannel Changed X XDefault X XMode Messages

Page 71 - Setting the Send Levels

18: IndexPage 153Index9-16 key ... 14AABS/REL(OFFSET) key...

Page 72 - Setting the Fade

18: IndexPage 154copy+insert ... 88delete... 93

Page 73 - Setting an Auxiliary Input

18: IndexPage 155LLAST 0/- key ... 11, 80Last memory ...

Page 74 - Adjusting the Master Level

18: IndexPage 156Power, connecting... 28Pre- metering ... 6

Page 75 - Selecting Mono or Stereo Send

18: IndexPage 157sync mode ... 118timecode type ... 119System e

Page 76 - Selecting Pre- or Post- Send

000218-4APCPrinted in Japan1-3, Hiranuma 1-chome, Nishi-ku,Yokohama, Japan

Page 77 - Recalling a Snapshot

1: Front and Rear PanelsPage 81) POWER switchThe rocker part of the power switch is recessed in the ON position to prevent accidentalpower off.2) Peak

Page 78 - Mapping Snapshots

1: Front and Rear PanelsPage 97) RESET keyThis key is used to reset the relative time to zero. If it is pressed while an absolute time isdisplayed, re

Page 79 - Erasing Snapshot Locations

1: Front and Rear PanelsPage 10HARD DISK RECORDERFINE JOG ONESCAPESTORE/ENTPREROLLTIME:/STACKRESET ABS/REL LOCATEJOG SHUTTLEUNDO<<ME

Page 80 - 2/10 3/11 4/12 5/13 6/14 7/15

Page iThe lightning flash with arrowhead symbol , within an equilateral triangle, isintended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated “dangero

Page 81 - ADAT Digital Output

1: Front and Rear PanelsPage 11HARD DISK RECORDERFINE JOG ONESCAPESTORE/ENTPREROLLTIME:/STACKRESET ABS/REL LOCATEJOG SHUTTLEUNDO<<ME

Page 82 - Take Functions

1: Front and Rear PanelsPage 1221) Rewind keyThis key is like the rewind key found on most conventional tape recorders. In stop mode, itactivates

Page 83 - Committing a Take

1: Front and Rear PanelsPage 13HARD DISK RECORDERFINE JOG ONESCAPESTORE/ENTPREROLLTIME:/STACKRESET ABS/REL LOCATEJOG SHUTTLEUNDO<<ME

Page 84 - Deleting a Take

1: Front and Rear PanelsPage 1431) Phones LEVELThis control adjusts the headphone volume level.32) PHONES connectionA stereo pair of headphones can be

Page 85 - Other Take Applications

1: Front and Rear PanelsPage 15IN OUTREHEARSALCHANNEL ONDIGID INZERORETURNCOPYMOVEFROMLEVELMIN MAXPHONESSNAPSHOTMAPSOLOMIXMIXERSUB-MENUTAKE2TAKE

Page 86 - Locate Functions

1: Front and Rear PanelsPage 16IN OUT EDIT AUTO PUNCH REPEATPREROLLTIME:/STACKSYNC VARISPEEDSYNCSONG BEATTIME D TEMPO<<MEMO>>TIMEOVER FROM

Page 87 - Storing Direct Locate Points

1: Front and Rear PanelsPage 17IN OUT EDIT AUTO PUNCH REPEATPREROLLTIME:/STACKSYNC VARISPEEDSYNCSONG BEATTIME D TEMPO<<MEMO>>TIMEOVER FROM

Page 88 - Recalling Stack Locate Points

1: Front and Rear PanelsPage 18Rear PanelLRLOW HIGHMASTER12HIGH LOWGAIN MID78HIGH LOWGAIN MID34HIGH LOWGAIN MID56HIGH LOWGAIN MIDLRLOW HIGHMASTERSEND1

Page 89 - Last Memory

1: Front and Rear PanelsPage 191) Option slotsThese slots are for installing the following optional interface cards:• IB-802T SMPTE reader/generator b

Page 90 - Setting the Preroll Time

1: Front and Rear PanelsPage 205) AKAINET connection and TERMINATOR switchThis BNC connector is used to connect the DR16pro to other DR16pros or to re

Page 91 - Time Display

Page iiWARNINGWARNINGThe DR16pro is designed to be used in a standard household environment.Power requirements for electrical equipment vary from area

Page 92 - Setting Relative Time to Zero

1: Front and Rear PanelsPage 2110) ANALOG INPUT (1 ~ 8) connectorsThese 1/4 inch stereo phone jacks are used to input analog signals to the DR16pro. T

Page 93

1: Front and Rear PanelsPage 2216) SIGNAL GROUNDUse this post to connect the DR16pro to earth ground in the event of ground loops.17) Power inletConne

Page 94

2: Getting Around the DR16proPage 23Getting Around the DR16proThe DR16pro is relatively easy to operate. If you have used a conventional tape recorder

Page 95 - Section Copy

2: Getting Around the DR16proPage 24OperationDisplayThe custom FLD (Fluorescent Light Display) shows recording time information and messagesindicating

Page 96

2: Getting Around the DR16proPage 25CursorThe DR16pro provides a cursor to step through the items in some of the sub-menu functions.Rotate the outer S

Page 97 - Executing the Copy

2: Getting Around the DR16proPage 26Entering Time ValuesTo locate to any point, set the “in” point, “out” point, direct locate point, stack locate poi

Page 98

2: Getting Around the DR16proPage 273) Press the IN key or OUT key as required.The point will be stored. The time display will stop flashing. “IN” or

Page 99

3: Setting Up the DR16proPage 28Setting Up the DR16proLocating the DR16proThe DR16pro should be located on a strong, level surface, with plenty of roo

Page 100 - Insert point

3: Setting Up the DR16proPage 29Typical DR16pro SetupThe following diagram shows the DR16pro in a typical recording setup:DAT Recorder for mixdown and

Page 101 - Erase Track

4: RecordingPage 30RecordingThis chapter describes how to record using the DR16pro.Sampling FrequencyIt is important that you set the sampling frequen

Page 102 - After delete

Page iiiPrecautions When Using the Installed Hard Disk Drive1. The hard disk drive has extremely high precision and is vulnerable to shock and vibrati

Page 103 - 11: Editing

4: RecordingPage 31Selecting the Sampling Frequency1) Press the SUB-MENU key.The indicator in the key will flash and the text “SUB-MENU” will appear o

Page 104

4: RecordingPage 32Selecting the Bit-Length1) Press the SUB-MENU key.The indicator in the key will flash and the text “SUB - MENU” will appear on the

Page 105 - Hard Disks

4: RecordingPage 33Input SourceThe DR16pro can record from its eight analog inputs, the stereo (two-channel) built-in AES/EBUdigital input, the option

Page 106 - Hard Disk Size

4: RecordingPage 34Sampling FrequencyTo record via the digital inputs, the DR16pro must be set to the same sampling frequency as thatused by the incom

Page 107 - Total length of SCSI cables

4: RecordingPage 35Selecting the Input ChannelsThe input channels are initially assigned when the DR16pro is powered on. The default assignschannels 1

Page 108 - SCSI Termination

4: RecordingPage 36Using the BUS functionIn addition to the rear panel connectors, you can also select as inputs the BUSL and BUSR sig-nals. Using the

Page 109 - Checking for Disks

4: RecordingPage 37Set the destination tracks:1) Press the SUB-MENU key.The indicator in the key will flash and the text “SUB-MENU” will appear on the

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4: RecordingPage 38Starting & Stopping RecordingArming TracksTo arm tracks ready for recording:1) Press the respective TRACK REC keys.The TRACK RE

Page 111 - Formatting Disks

4: RecordingPage 39Punch-In FunctionsManual Punch-In/OutManual punch-in/out allows you to punch-in and punch-out during playback.1) Set up the DR16pro

Page 112

4: RecordingPage 40Footswitch Punch-In/OutManual punch-in/out can also be carried out using a footswitch, especially useful if you are playingan instr

Page 113 - Erasing Disks

Page ivWARNINGTHIS APPARATUS MUST BE EARTHEDIMPORTANTThis equipment is fitted with an approved non-rewireable UK mains plug.To change the fuse in this

Page 114 - Optimizing Your Hard Disks

4: RecordingPage 41Auto Punch-In/OutAuto punch in/out allows you to automatically punch in and punch out at the specified in and outpoints. This is us

Page 115

4: RecordingPage 42Track Number LimitationsThe DR16pro carries certain technical limitations regarding the number of tracks you can usesimultaneously

Page 116 - Copying Disks and Projects

4: RecordingPage 43Mute Stop ModeThe REC MON parameter is used to select a special Mute Stop mode that prevents the monitoringof inputs when recording

Page 117 - Copying a project

4: RecordingPage 44Recording UndoIf you record new material over some existing material, and then decide that you preferred theoriginal, you can use t

Page 118 - Software Write Protect

4: RecordingPage 45Setting the Recording ModeThe Akai DR16pro features two recording modes: Normal and Destructive.In Normal Recording mode, if you re

Page 119 - Backup and Restore

4: RecordingPage 46To set the recording mode:1) Press the SUB-MENU key.The indicator in the key will flash and the text “SUB-MENU” will appear on the

Page 120

5: PlaybackPage 47PlaybackThis chapter describes some functions that apply to playback only.OutputsThe DR16pro has 16 analog outputs that can be confi

Page 121 - Backup to multiple tapes

5: PlaybackPage 48Digital Audio FormatsThe DR16pro can transmit either of the two industry-standard digital audio formats. Type 1 (pro-fessional) is u

Page 122 - Verifying backup data

5: PlaybackPage 49Special Play KeysThe DR16pro has four special play keys for confirming edit points, punch-in locations, etc. Theseare the TO(TIME),

Page 123 - Restoring from multiple tapes

5: PlaybackPage 50The FROM keySetting the FROM time1) Press the SUB-MENU key.The indicator in the key will flash and the text “SUB-MENU” will appear o

Page 124 - Page 115

Page vFCC WARNINGThis equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digitaldevice pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules.

Page 125 - Restoring the Backup

5: PlaybackPage 51The OVER keyThis function uses the TO and FROM times that were set in the two functions described previously.See “Setting the TO tim

Page 126 - Restore Notes

5: PlaybackPage 52Using Repeat to Punch-inWith repeat switched on, you can loop through a particular part, practicing a punch-in until you areconfiden

Page 127 - SMPTE/EBU Synchronization

5: PlaybackPage 53VarispeedThe varispeed function allows you to vary the pitch of recorded material during playback.Setting the Amount of VarispeedTo

Page 128 - Page 119

6: ProjectsPage 54ProjectsThe DR16pro enables you to create multiple project files on the hard disk. A project includes theaudio data, along with the

Page 129 - Master Synchronization Notes

6: ProjectsPage 55Loading Project FilesYou can load existing project files from any connected hard disk.To load a project file:1) Press the SUB-MENU k

Page 130 - MIDI Synchronization

6: ProjectsPage 56Deleting Project FilesYou can delete existing project files from any connected hard disk.To delete a project file:1) Press the SUB-M

Page 131 - MIDI Clock Synchronization

6: ProjectsPage 57Importing a Foreign Project FilesThe DR16pro is able to read and write certain files to Macintosh HFS format disks.To import a proje

Page 132 - About MIDI Machine Control

6: ProjectsPage 58Creating a New Protools Session on a Macintosh Disk.The DR16pro can directly record Digidesign Protools Files onto Macintosh format

Page 133 - Page 124

6: ProjectsPage 5910) Press the STORE/ENT key.The message “DONE” appears momentarily on the display.The DR16pro is now operating under the new project

Page 134 - RS422 FULL SLAVE Setup

7: MixerPage 60MixerThis chapter examines the mixer functions.Inside the DR16pro is a 16-channel digital mixer. There are sixteen channels available f

Page 135 - Digital Audio Sync

Page viWARRANTYAKAI professional M.I. Corp. warrants its products, when purchased from an authorized AKAI professionaldealer, to be free from defects

Page 136 - Song Mode

7: MixerPage 613) Use the jog wheel to select 8-AES (ADAT).4) Use the SHUTTLE control to move the cursor to the right field.5) Use the jog wheel to se

Page 137 - Tempo and Beat Map

7: MixerPage 62Setting the PanYou set the stereo position of each input channel with this Mix Mode function.1) Rotate the JOG wheel to select the “PAN

Page 138 - Creating a Song

7: MixerPage 634) Rotate the JOG wheel to change the level value.The send pan position range is from L63 (extreme left) through MID (center)to R63(ext

Page 139 - Setting the Beat

7: MixerPage 644) Rotate the JOG wheel to set the fade time.The following options are available:OFF:No fade will be applied.001 - 126: The value here

Page 140 - To check the Beat map:

7: MixerPage 654) Rotate the JOG wheel.The display changes to “A U X I N A - 1”.The playback and record functions of the selected channel will be di

Page 141 - Creating a Tempo Map

7: MixerPage 66Selecting Pre- or Post- MeteringThe peak level meters can show the channel levels before (PRE) or after (POST) the ChannelLevel paramet

Page 142 - To check the Tempo map:

7: MixerPage 67Selecting Pre- or Post- SendYou can switch the signal path of the send channels to be before (PRE) or after (POST) theindividual channe

Page 143 - Other Functions

7: MixerPage 68Snapshot SettingsUp to 99 mixer snapshots can be stored and recalled. These points are identified using a two-digitnumber (01 to 99).St

Page 144 - Saving Settings to Flash ROM

7: MixerPage 69Mapping SnapshotsThe allocation of stored snapshots to specific times is called Mapping. You create a map of snap-shots and then play t

Page 145 - Page 136

7: MixerPage 70Inserting Snapshots1) Check your snapshot map.Use the steps shown in “Checking Snapshots” on page 69.2) Locate to another point.3) Use

Page 146 - Page 137

ContentsPage viiContentsIntroduction ... 1What is

Page 147 - Setting the Level Controller

7: MixerPage 71Automation MixThe mixer automation may be used to control the signal from the digital and headphone outputs,even when the mixer is in M

Page 148 - Setting the Master Controller

7: MixerPage 72ADAT Digital OutputIf you install an optional 8-in/16-out ADAT IB-1616A (or 8-in/8-out ADAT IB-804A) interface board,you will be able t

Page 149 - To use the MT8:

8 Take FunctionsPage 73Take FunctionsThe DR16pro gives you the ability to record up to five takes of a recording, allowing you to com-pare different t

Page 150 - Page 141

8: Take FunctionsPage 74Checking a Take1) Press the TAKE key you want to listen to.Select from the TAKE keys which have a lit LED. When a TAKE key has

Page 151 - Appendix

8 Take FunctionsPage 75The following diagram illustrates the commit procedure:OriginalTake1OriginalTake2COMMITDeleting a Take1) Press the DISCARD key.

Page 152 - Specifications (Continued)

8: Take FunctionsPage 76Other Take ApplicationsStoring Specific Tracks or SectionsYou can store a track, a section of a track, or a set of tracks to a

Page 153 - Multi-AES/EBU

9: Locate FunctionsPage 77Locate FunctionsThis chapter explains how to use the locate functions. You can locate to the beginning of a record-ing. You

Page 154 - Page 145

9: Locate FunctionsPage 78A quick and convenient method of entering a location value is to use the :/STACK key. This keypushes two digits of the locat

Page 155 - IB -808G Block Diagram

9: Locate FunctionsPage 79Stack Locate PointsUp to 100 stack locate points can be stored and recalled. These points are identified using a two-digit n

Page 156 - System Error Codes

9: Locate FunctionsPage 80Last MemoryThe LAST 0/- key function allows you locate to the last two points at which the stop key waspressed. This can be

Page 157 - Page 148

ContentsPage viiiStack Locate Points ... 79Last

Page 158 - Page 149

9: Locate FunctionsPage 81PrerollThe preroll function allows you to locate to a point a few seconds before the specified locate point.For example, if

Page 159 - Page 150

10: Time DisplayPage 82Time DisplayThe DR16pro can display time in any one of three ways: absolute, relative, and BBC:Absolute Time (ABS)Absolute time

Page 160 - Page 151

10 Time DisplayPage 83Setting Relative Time to Zero1) Locate the point at which you want to set relative time to zero.2) Press the RESET key.Relative

Page 161 - MIDI Implementation Chart

11: EditingPage 84EditingThis chapter describes the editing functions.The DR16pro has nine edit functions: copy, copy+insert, move, move+insert, inser

Page 162 - Page 153

11: EditingPage 85Undoing an EditBefore looking at each edit function, you need to know how to undo an edit. This will be usefulwhen edits do not turn

Page 163 - Page 154

11: EditingPage 86CopyThe copy function allows you to make multiple copies of a section of audio and re-position itelsewhere. You can copy material fr

Page 164 - Page 155

11: EditingPage 872) Press the EDIT key to select the Copy function.The LED beside the key will light up, and you will see a display similar to the fo

Page 165 - Page 156

11: EditingPage 88Executing the Copy1) Press the STORE/ENT key to execute the copy.When the DR16pro has completed the copy operation, the message “DON

Page 166 - Page 157

11: EditingPage 897) Use the CHANNEL ON keys (and the 9-16 key, if necessary) to select the copy sourcetracks.8) Use the TRACK REC (INPUT SELECT) keys

Page 167 - Yokohama, Japan

11: EditingPage 907) Use the CHANNEL ON keys (and the 9-16 key, if necessary) to select the move sourcetracks.8) Use the TRACK REC(INPUT SELECT) keys

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