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Page 1 - Operator’s Manual

WARNINGTo prevent fire or shock hazard, do notexpose this appliance to rain or moisture.Operator’s ManualDIGITAL PERSONAL STUDIO

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viiiTable of contentsUsing the Solo and Mute functions ...86Solo functio

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88Chapter 7: Advanced Technique for MixingDigital input from an external deviceThe DIGITAL IN jack on the rear panel of the DPS16 enables you to route


89Chapter 7: Advanced Technique for Mixing6. On the Quick Patch screen, route the input L/R signal (from the DIGITAL IN jack) to tracks 1 and 2of the


90Chapter 7: Advanced Technique for MixingApplying EQ while recordingWith the DPS16’s default settings, signals input from the INPUT jacks are routed

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91Chapter 8: Edit Technique (Edit Mode)Chapter 8: Edit Technique (Edit Mode)The DPS16 provides various editing capabilities in Edit mode. You can spec

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92Chapter 8: Edit Technique (Edit Mode)7 Repeat timesThis parameter determines the number of repeated overwrite/insert operations.8 This area displays

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93Chapter 8: Edit Technique (Edit Mode)If you select a command that enables you to edit a single track (such as INSERT SILENCE command), use the[RECOR

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94Chapter 8: Edit Technique (Edit Mode) COPY → INSERTThis command enables you to copy data between the IN and OUT points and insert it after the Now

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95Chapter 8: Edit Technique (Edit Mode) CUT → INSERTThis command enables you to cut data between the IN and OUT points and insert it after the Now ti

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96Chapter 8: Edit Technique (Edit Mode) CUT → MOVEThis command enables you to cut data between the IN point and OUT point. The data after the OUT poi

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97Chapter 8: Edit Technique (Edit Mode) STRETCH → MOVEThis command changes the length between the IN point and the OUT point. It does not change the

Page 13 - Features of the DPS16

ixTable of contentsBacking up Projects to an external SCSI device ... 118Backing up in multiple disk

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98Chapter 9: Various Settings (Q-Link Functions, Setup Mode)Chapter 9: Various Settings (Q-Link Functions, Setup Mode)This chapter describes Q-Link f

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99Chapter 9: Various Settings (Q-Link Functions, Setup Mode)• Press the corresponding function key to execute the function.[F1] [F2] [F2]Press a funct

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100Chapter 9: Various Settings (Q-Link Functions, Setup Mode)Q-Link FunctionsThis section describes functions you can select from Q-Link Functions, an

Page 17 - Front Panel

101Chapter 9: Various Settings (Q-Link Functions, Setup Mode) [F2] key/SYNC parameterThe following parameters are used to synchronize the DPS16 to an

Page 18 - Rear Panel

102Chapter 9: Various Settings (Q-Link Functions, Setup Mode)Time Display functionThis function enables you to set the time counter and BBC counter di

Page 19 - Internal IDE hard disk

103Chapter 9: Various Settings (Q-Link Functions, Setup Mode) [F3] key/STANDBY TRACK MONITOR parameterWhile the DPS16 is playing, you can switch betw

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104Chapter 9: Various Settings (Q-Link Functions, Setup Mode)Setting a beat mapDuring the sync operation using the DPS16 and MIDI sequencer via the MI

Page 21 - About Project

105Chapter 9: Various Settings (Q-Link Functions, Setup Mode)Setting a tempo mapWhen an external device, such as a MIDI sequencer, synchronizes to the

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106Chapter 9: Various Settings (Q-Link Functions, Setup Mode)8 [F6] (INSERT) keyPress the [F6] (INSERT) key to insert tempo change information of the

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107Chapter 9: Various Settings (Q-Link Functions, Setup Mode)Sync/MIDIYou can set parameters related to the frame rate, MMC device ID, and MIDI OUT/TH

Page 24 - INPUT MIX channel

xTable of contentsXOVER CHORUS ...158MONO FLANGER ...

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108Chapter 9: Various Settings (Q-Link Functions, Setup Mode)TimeYou can set the offset time and the time value for the [TO] key and [FROM] key.6879J6

Page 26 - The DPS16’s user interface

109Chapter 9: Various Settings (Q-Link Functions, Setup Mode)OthersYou can set the foot switch function and the Undo function.KLK Foot switchYou can s

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110Chapter 10: Project Management (Project Mode)Chapter 10: Project Management (Project Mode)This chapter describes various methods to manage Projects

Page 28 - [SHUTTLE]

111Chapter 10: Project Management (Project Mode)2 Disk freeDisplays the amount of free space on the current disk.3 Current ProjectDisplays the current

Page 29 - Entering characters

112Chapter 10: Project Management (Project Mode)Creating a new ProjectYou need to create a new Project to make a new recording. Follow the steps below

Page 30 - QLMC (Q-Link Mixer Control)

113Chapter 10: Project Management (Project Mode)Erasing a ProjectThis operation erases Projects from the current disk. If the disk cannot accommodate

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114Chapter 10: Project Management (Project Mode)Follow the steps below to write a Project to a CD-R/CD-RW disc.➸NOTE : Before starting the steps below

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115Chapter 10: Project Management (Project Mode)➸NOTE : If the Region field is set to “ALL”, the entire length of the selected track from beginning

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116Chapter 10: Project Management (Project Mode)Playing back the CD-R/CD-RWYou can play back the disc you recorded in the CD-R/CD-RW drive.➸NOTE : You

Page 34 - Preparing to record

117Chapter 10: Project Management (Project Mode)Finish processThis process writes a data region (readout information), which includes the position dat

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1Chapter 1: Overview of the DPS16Chapter 1: Overview of the DPS16This chapter describes the features of the DPS16 and identifies its parts and functio

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118Chapter 10: Project Management (Project Mode)Backing up ProjectsYou can back up Projects on the current disk to external SCSI devices (such as MO,

Page 37 - Recording the first track

119Chapter 10: Project Management (Project Mode)4. Move the cursor to the Device field (2) and set to “SCSI”.5. Move the cursor to the Destination Dis

Page 38 - Stop Playback Recording

120Chapter 10: Project Management (Project Mode)Backing up in multiple disksYou may back up one Project into multiple removable disks (such as Jaz, Zi

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121Chapter 10: Project Management (Project Mode)The following screen appears.121 Approx. timeIndicates approximate time taken until the backup operati

Page 40 - Using locate points

122Chapter 10: Project Management (Project Mode)Reloading the backup ProjectFollow the steps below to reload the backup Project from the external SCSI

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123Chapter 10: Project Management (Project Mode)➸NOTE : While the Project backed up in multiple removable media is being reloaded (see page 120), thef

Page 42 - Outputs the input source

124Chapter 10: Project Management (Project Mode)Reloading from a DAT1. Use the digital audio COAXIAL cable (that you used for backup) to connect the D

Page 43 - Record Track

125Chapter 11: Using a Disk (Disk Mode)Chapter 11: Using a Disk (Disk Mode)This chapter explains Disk mode, in which you can set up an internal hard d

Page 44 - SOURCE”

126Chapter 11: Using a Disk (Disk Mode)• CD-ROM ...Indicates that a CD-ROM drive has been connected.• Other ...

Page 45 - Using the Undo/Redo functions

127Chapter 11: Using a Disk (Disk Mode)Selecting the current diskWhen you turn on the power to the DPS16, the internal hard disk is automatically sele

Page 46 - Punch In/Out

2Chapter 1: Overview of the DPS16Parts and functionsThis section describes part names and functions. The names of the controls on the top panel are sh

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128Chapter 11: Using a Disk (Disk Mode)Follow the steps below to format or erase the disk.1. On the Disk List screen, move the cursor to select a hard

Page 48 - EQ, AUX SEND 1–4

129Chapter 11: Using a Disk (Disk Mode)Defragmenting a diskRepeated recording and edit operations on the DPS16 fragments audio data written on the dis

Page 49 - Using Mixer mode

130Chapter 11: Using a Disk (Disk Mode)Follow the steps below to defragment audio data.1. On the Disk List screen, move the cursor to the hard disk yo

Page 50 - [CURSOR]

131Chapter 11: Using a Disk (Disk Mode)Follow the steps below to copy data on the current disk. This operation takes time to complete.1. Select the co

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132Chapter 12: MIDI ApplicationsChapter 12: MIDI ApplicationsThis chapter describes some examples of using the DPS16 via MIDI.Possible operations usin

Page 52 - Using the transport functions

133Chapter 12: MIDI Applications2. Press the [SETUP] key to recall Setup mode and press the [F3] (MISC.) key.The following screen appears.3. Move the

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134Chapter 12: MIDI Applications7. Move the cursor to the [F2] key (SYNC parameter) and turn the [JOG] wheel to select “ MTC/MAS-TER”.The SYNC paramet

Page 54 - ■ Using the [IN-OUT] key

135Chapter 12: MIDI Applications1. Use a MIDI cable to connect the DPS16’s MIDI OUT/THRU connector and the MIDI sequencer’sMIDI IN connector.✐TIP : A

Page 55 - [GO TO] key

136Chapter 12: MIDI Applications6.Press the [F1] (TEMPO) key on the same screen.The DPS16 displays the screen where you can set a tempo map (Project’s

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137Chapter 12: MIDI ApplicationsSynchronizing the DPS16 to an external device (MTC)MTC (MIDI timecode) is supplied from an external MIDI device to the

Page 57 - Moving to a locate point

3Chapter 1: Overview of the DPS165 [INPUT TRIM] controls 1–8Use these controls to adjust the gain of the signals (ranging from mic level to line-level

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138Chapter 12: MIDI Applications6. Set up the external device so that it will transmit MTC from the MIDI OUT connector, and startplaying the device.Wh

Page 59 - IN point and OUT point

139Chapter 12: MIDI ApplicationsRecording and playing the DPS16’s snapshot on a MIDI sequencerThe DPS16 can transmit and receive a mix snapshot (mix p

Page 60 - Repeat function

140Chapter 12: MIDI Applications6. On the same screen, move the cursor to the Control via MIDI field, and turn the [JOG] wheel toselect a DPS16 MIDI c

Page 61 - Chapter 4: Punch In/Out

141Chapter 12: MIDI ApplicationsRecording and playing back a mix automationThe operations of the channel faders, [MASTER] fader, and [PAN] controls on

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142Chapter 12: MIDI Applications•••••BBC counter indicationMIDI sequencerDPS16Silence A song starts.TRACK 1TRACK 2TRACK 1TRACK 2TRACK 3TRACK 4TRACK 5R

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143Chapter 12: MIDI ApplicationsDPS16 MIDI Control Change Assign TableControl No. Channel Parameter1 TRACK MIX Ch 1 LEVEL2 TRACK MIX Ch 2 LEVEL3 TRACK

Page 64 - Punch In/Out Rehearsal

144Chapter 13: Using the EffectsChapter 13: Using the EffectsYou can use various types of the DPS16’s built-in effects (optional). This chapter descri

Page 65 - Main Quick Patch mode screen

145Chapter 13: Using the EffectsEffect mode screenIn Effect mode, you can set various effect parameters. When you press the [EFFECT] key, the DPS16 en

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146Chapter 13: Using the Effects2. Turn the [JOG] wheel to move the cursor to the desired effect type.<ex. PING PONG DELAY is selected.>3. Press

Page 67 - ■ Canceling the patch

147Chapter 13: Using the Effects3. Move the cursor to the target parameter and turn the [JOG] wheel to change the value.✐TIPS:• If you set QLMC’s “mod

Page 68 - [INPUT SELECT] keys 2, 6


Page 69 - DEFAULT) key on the Quick

148Chapter 13: Using the Effects2. Press the [F6] key to select the effect you wish to control.If you select “ EFFECT” as the QLMC mode, pressing th

Page 70 - Selecting output signals

149Chapter 13: Using the Effects5. Move the cursor to the right of the knob displayed in the Send 1 field, and adjust the Send 1 level.• Set the level

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150Chapter 13: Using the Effects9. Play the DPS16.The reverb effect sound is mixed with the playback sound on the TRACK MIX channel (for which the sen

Page 72 - Virtual Track List

151Chapter 13: Using the EffectsUsing effects during ping-pong recordingYou can perform ping-pong recording while applying effects to multiple tracks.

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152Chapter 13: Using the Effects6. Press the [MASTER] key and adjust the Send Master 1 level.Leave the level to 100 (default). Fine-adjust the level l

Page 74 - Mixer mode screen

153Chapter 13: Using the Effects10.Press the [MAIN SCREEN] key to display the Main screen, then press [RECORD SELECT] keys 15 and16 to place tracks 15

Page 75 - Control View page

154Chapter 13: Using the EffectsInserting effects to input signals while recordingYou may apply the DPS16’s effects to the specified INPUT MIX channel

Page 76 - (Mixer Mode)

155Chapter 13: Using the Effects✐TIPS:• If you insert two effects of the same type to two channels, you can use them as stereo-in/out effects. Forexam

Page 77 - BUS parameter on and off

156Chapter 13: Using the Effects5. Move the cursor to the right side of the knob indicated in the Send 1 field and adjust the level ofsignal sent to F

Page 78 - INSERT (insert)

157Chapter 13: Using the EffectsEffect types and parametersThis section describes all types and parameters of the effects included in the DPS16’s inte

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5Chapter 1: Overview of the DPS16Y Edit point keys ([IN] key/[OUT] key)These keys are used to store IN/OUT points that are used to specify the range o

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158Chapter 13: Using the EffectsSTEREO CHORUSThis is a stereo chorus effect that adds the width and spread of the stereo image.12345678Parameter Setti

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159Chapter 13: Using the EffectsMONO FLANGERThis is a common flanger effect with mono-in and mono-out. You can adjust the pan setting of the effect so

Page 82 - Channel View page

160Chapter 13: Using the EffectsXOVER FLANGERThis is a variation of the STEREO FLANGER. The feedback from the L/R channels is input to the oppositecha

Page 83 - Global Settings page

161Chapter 13: Using the EffectsMONO PHASERThis is a common phaser effect with mono-in and mono-out. You can adjust the pan setting of the effect soun

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162Chapter 13: Using the EffectsXOVER PHASERThis is a variation of the STEREO PHASER. The feedback from the L/R channels is input to the oppositechann

Page 85 - CLOSE) key

163Chapter 13: Using the EffectsPITCH SHIFTThis effect has a pitch shift with a range of +/– one octave, and can be set for the left channel and the r

Page 86 - ■ Recalling a scene

164Chapter 13: Using the Effects• Switching the speed using the [F4]( MANUAL) key:Pressing the [F4] ( MANUAL) key repeatedly toggles between Rate 1 an

Page 87 - ■ Erasing a scene

165Chapter 13: Using the EffectsTRIGGER PANThis auto pan effect becomes enabled when the output level of one of AUX sends 1–4 exceeds a certain level.

Page 88 - • EQ • SEND

166Chapter 13: Using the EffectsPING PONG DELAYThis delay effect pans the effect sound left and right.123456Parameter Setting range Function1 Delay *1

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167Chapter 13: Using the EffectsSTEREO DELAYThis delay effect can be set for the left and right channels individually.12345678Parameter Setting range

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Page 91 - GUITAR SOLO2”

168Chapter 13: Using the EffectsTAPE ECHOThis delay effect simulates a three-head tape echo machine. You can set three delay times individually. This

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169Chapter 13: Using the EffectsREVERB>BIG ROOMThis stereo reverb effect simulates reverberations in a big room.1234567Parameter Setting range Func

Page 93 - Ping-pong recording

170Chapter 13: Using the EffectsREVERB>BIG HALLThis stereo reverb effect simulates reverberations in a big hall.1234567Parameter Setting range Func

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171Chapter 13: Using the EffectsREVERB>LIVE HOUSEThis stereo reverb effect simulates reverberations in a live house.12345678Parameter Setting range

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172Chapter 13: Using the EffectsREVERB>BRIGHT HALLThis stereo reverb effect simulates bright reverberations in a hall.12345678Parameter Setting ran

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173Chapter 13: Using the EffectsREVERB>REVERSEThis stereo reverb effect reverses the reverberations.123456Parameter Setting range Function1 Pre-D *

Page 97 - Adding sounds during mixdown

174Chapter 13: Using the Effects1 Link parameterThe Link parameter appears on the FX 1 and FX 3 screens. If you select the COMPRESSOR/LIMITER effect f

Page 98 - Solo function

175Chapter 13: Using the EffectsNOISE GATEThis monaural effect mutes signals at a certain level (threshold) or lower. This is useful for cutting noise

Page 99 - FX 4) keys

176Chapter 13: Using the EffectsAUTOWAHThis monaural effect adds a swelling wah.1234Parameter Setting range Function1 Rate *1 0.1Hz – 10.0Hz Adjusts t

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177Chapter 13: Using the EffectsCHORUS>DELAYThis effect consists of a chorus effect and a delay effect connected in series.12345678Parameter Settin

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7Chapter 1: Overview of the DPS16Internal IDE hard disk• The DPS16 has an internal hard disk (optional) that conforms to the IDE standards. You need t

Page 102 - Applying EQ while recording

178Chapter 13: Using the EffectsPHASER/DELAYThis monaural effect consists of a phaser effect and a delay effect connected in series.12345678Parameter

Page 103 - Using an Edit mode screen

179Chapter 13: Using the EffectsENHANCERThis monaural effect gives frame to the sound by adding new overtones.123456ENHANCERParameter Setting range Fu

Page 104 - Now time, In time, and Out

180Chapter 13: Using the Effects0–10 +100–10 +10ShapeSlopeDry sound Delay soundPITCH CORRECTORThis monaural effect corrects the pitch of input signals

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181AppendixAppendixSpecificationsPower supply : AC 120V 60Hz (US, Canada), 220–240V 50Hz (Europe) 30WOperating temperature : 10 – 35 C˚Operating Humid

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182AppendixOutput level : MASTER OUT : –10dBu (max. +5dBu, load impedance: 47k ohms)MONITOR OUT : –10dBu (max. +5dBu, load impedance: 47k ohms)AUX SEN

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183AppendixMIDI Implementation ChartDate: 12/99Model DPS16 Version: 1.0Function Transmitted Recognized RemarksBasic channel Default X XChanged X XMode

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184AppendixInstallation of Options - For Service Technicians• Consult your AKAI professional dealer where you purchased or the AKAI professional Servi

Page 109 - New length

185AppendixMounting Disk DriveFollow the following procedure to mount the Disk Drive inside the DPS16.Note 1: Set the Disk Drive in Master (or Single

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000301-2APCPrinted in Japan1-3, Hiranuma 1-chome, Nishi-ku,Yokohama, Japan

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WARNING!!To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose this appliance to rain or moisture.1-EnCAUTIONRISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPENCAUTION: TO RE

Page 112 - Q-Link Functions

8Chapter 1: Overview of the DPS16 Connecting multiple SCSI devicesUse a daisy chain connection to connect multiple SCSI devices as shown below:termin

Page 113 - [F1] [F2] [F3] [F4]

9Chapter 1: Overview of the DPS16Terminology and functions unique to DPS16The DPS16 is a product that integrates a hard disk recorder, digital mixer,

Page 114 - Effect return 1-4

10Chapter 1: Overview of the DPS16For example, you can switch virtual tracks that are assigned to recording tracks (physical tracks) to recordmultiple

Page 115 - [TO] key and [FROM] key

11Chapter 1: Overview of the DPS16TRACK MIX channels and INPUT MIX channelsThe DPS16’s mixer section offers ten channels (called “INPUT MIX channels”)

Page 116 - Setting a beat map

12Chapter 1: Overview of the DPS164 The master level of the stereo mix signal is adjusted by the master fader on the top panel. This signalis output f

Page 117 - Setting a tempo map

13Chapter 1: Overview of the DPS163 The stereo mix signals of the INPUT MIX channels and TRACK MIX channels are adjusted for themaster level by the ma

Page 118 - Other settings

14Chapter 1: Overview of the DPS16Scene memoryThe DPS16 can store a set of mix parameter settings as a scene, and recall the scene later. A scene is s

Page 119 - Sync/MIDI

15Chapter 1: Overview of the DPS16The Main screen shows the following information:1 ProjectIndicates the name of the Project you are currently working

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16Chapter 1: Overview of the DPS16Changing the settings and valuesYou can either use the [JOG] wheel or enter a numeric value directly to change the s

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17Chapter 1: Overview of the DPS16Entering charactersYou can either select a character using the [JOG] wheel or type a character directly to enter cha

Page 122 - Using the Project mode screen


Page 123 - Selecting a current Project

18Chapter 1: Overview of the DPS163. Press the key that corresponds to the letter, number, or symbol you wish to enter.The character that corresponds

Page 124 - Creating a new Project

19Chapter 1: Overview of the DPS16 When the QLMC mode is set to MIXER:Pressing the [F6] key repeatedly toggles the following two options:• EQ ...

Page 125 - Target project

20Chapter 2: Recording on the DPS16Chapter 2: Recording on the DPS16This chapter describes the basic operations of the DPS16, including recording prep

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21Chapter 2: Recording on the DPS16 Connecting sound sources• You can connect line-level instruments, such as a synthesizer or a rhythm machine, and

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22Chapter 2: Recording on the DPS16Preparing to recordThis section explains the necessary preparations for recording.Turning on the power to the DPS16

Page 128 - Playing back the CD-R/CD-RW

23Chapter 2: Recording on the DPS16This Disk List screen indicates the status of the internal hard disk and the external drive connected to the SCSIbu

Page 129 - Finish process

24Chapter 2: Recording on the DPS16Creating a new ProjectYou can create a new Project using the Create New Project window. This window appears when yo


25Chapter 2: Recording on the DPS16Recording the first trackThis section explains how to record the first track, using an example of recording a rhyth

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26Chapter 2: Recording on the DPS16Recording to the first track1. Connect the output jacks of a rhythm machine to INPUT jacks 1 and 2.INPUT jacks 1 an


27Chapter 2: Recording on the DPS166. Press the [ ] button while holding down the [REC] button and start playing the rhythm machine.Recording starts o

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

Page 134 - Reloading the backup Project

28Chapter 2: Recording on the DPS16Using locate pointsAfter you have finished recording the first track, you may want to store the points (time values

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29Chapter 2: Recording on the DPS165. To locate the stored direct locate point, press the [GO TO] key when the DPS16 is stopped.The Shortcuts window a

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30Chapter 2: Recording on the DPS16Overdubbing“Overdubbing” is a recording operation in which you record another part in a new track while monitoring

Page 137 - Using the Disk mode screen

31Chapter 2: Recording on the DPS16Overdub operation1. Connect the bass guitar to INPUT jack 8. Play the bass guitar and use [INPUT TRIM] knob 8 to ad

Page 138 - Changing the Self ID number

32Chapter 2: Recording on the DPS165. Press the [MAIN SCREEN] key.The display returns to the Main screen.6. Press the [RECORD SELECT] key of track 3.T

Page 139 - SELECT) key

33Chapter 2: Recording on the DPS16Using the Undo/Redo functionsIf you are not satisfied with a recording, you can use the Undo function to cancel the

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34Chapter 2: Recording on the DPS16The data of takes 3, 4, 5, and 6 are discarded.Press the[UNDO] key(Number of steps: 0)New recordingReturns to the f

Page 141 - Defragmenting a disk

35Chapter 2: Recording on the DPS164. In the same way, store the punch out point (OUT point) in the [OUT] key.5. Press the Quick Function [F4] ( SELEC

Page 142 - Copying data on the disk

36Chapter 2: Recording on the DPS16MixdownYou can repeat the steps described thus far to record up to sixteen tracks. However, this does not mean that

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37Chapter 2: Recording on the DPS16Mixdown procedure1. Make sure that the master recorder is connected to the MASTER OUT jacks or the DIGITAL OUTjack.

Page 144 - Chapter 12: MIDI Applications

iiiWARNINGVENTILATIONDo not prevent the unit's ventilation, especially by placing the unit on the soft carpet, in a narrow space,or by placing ob

Page 145 - MISC.) key

38Chapter 2: Recording on the DPS16• EQ ON/OFF (equalizer on/off)• EQ HIGH FREQ (center frequency in the high range)• EQ HIGH LEVEL (boost/cut amount

Page 146 - [F1] [F2] [F3]

39Chapter 2: Recording on the DPS16Completing operations on the DPS16Follow the steps below to turn off the power to the DPS16 and connected periphera

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40Chapter 3: Transport/Locate OperationChapter 3: Transport/Locate OperationThis chapter describes the transport and locate operations of the DPS16.Us

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41Chapter 3: Transport/Locate Operation1. Press the [WAVEFORM] key.The DPS16 enters Waveform mode and displays the following screen.12 3 4 51 Displays

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42Chapter 3: Transport/Locate Operation4. When you finish using the [JOG] wheel/[SHUTTLE] knob, press the [MAIN SCREEN] key or any othermode key to ex

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43Chapter 3: Transport/Locate OperationLocate operationYou may specify up to 100 points (locate points) in a song and store them to help you locate po

Page 151 - GLOBAL) key in Mixer mode

44Chapter 3: Transport/Locate OperationLocating the end point of a songThe DPS16 can locate the end point of a song.➸NOTE : The end point of a song me

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45Chapter 3: Transport/Locate OperationStoring locate pointsYou can name and store up to 100 points in a song. You can store a position at which the m

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46Chapter 3: Transport/Locate OperationDeleting a locate point from the locate listYou can delete a locate point stored in the locate list.1. Press th

Page 154 - Recording/playing back a

47Chapter 3: Transport/Locate OperationIN point and OUT pointYou may also store locate points to the [IN] key and the [OUT] key in the same way as for

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ivWARNINGWARRANTYAKAI professional M.I. Corp. warrants its products, when purchased from an authorized “AKAI professional”dealer, to be free from defe

Page 156 - Chapter 13: Using the Effects

48Chapter 3: Transport/Locate Operation Using the stored direct locate points1. Press the [GO TO] key while the DPS16 is stopped.The Locate List wind

Page 157 - Effect mode screen

49Chapter 4: Punch In/OutChapter 4: Punch In/OutPunch In/Out is a function that enables you to re-record only a specified part of the already recorded

Page 158 - EDIT) key

50Chapter 4: Punch In/OutPunch in/out operation using a foot switchThis section explains how to perform the punch in/out operation using a foot switch

Page 159 - EFFECT” (controlling effect

51Chapter 4: Punch In/OutAuto Punch In/OutAuto Punch In/Out is a function that automatically executes the punch in/out operation if you have specified

Page 160 - Using effects for mixdown

52Chapter 4: Punch In/OutPunch In/Out RehearsalRehearsal is a function that enables you to practice playing instruments or singing a song, pretending

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53Chapter 5: Assigning Input Signals and TracksChapter 5: Assigning Input Signals and Tracks(Quick Patch mode and V. Track mode)This chapter describe

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54Chapter 5: Assigning Input Signals and TracksBasic operations in Quick Patch modeAssigning recording sources to physical tracksWhen the DPS16 is se

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55Chapter 5: Assigning Input Signals and Tracks➸NOTE : When you select the input signal as the recording source, make sure that the input signal isrou

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56Chapter 5: Assigning Input Signals and TracksRouting input signals directly to the mixer’s master sectionWith the default settings, signals input at

Page 165 - TRACK MIX channel

57Chapter 5: Assigning Input Signals and Tracks Erasing the patchTo erase the patch, press the [F4] (CLEAR) key in Quick Patch mode.As shown below,

Page 166 - THRU MIX cahnnel

vTable of contentsTable of contentsChapter 1: Overview of the DPS16 ... 1Features of the DPS16 ...

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58Chapter 5: Assigning Input Signals and TracksSelecting output signalsYou can select any signal output from the MASTER OUT jacks, AUX SEND 1–4 jacks,

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59Chapter 5: Assigning Input Signals and TracksResetting the output signal assignment to the default settingReset the output signal assignment to the

Page 169 - Effect types and parameters

60Chapter 5: Assigning Input Signals and TracksMain V. Track mode screenThe DPS16 offers two types of tracks: physical tracks and virtual tracks. Virt


61Chapter 5: Assigning Input Signals and TracksBasic operations in V. Track modeFollow the steps below to assign virtual tracks to physical tracks.1.


62Chapter 6: Mixer Function (Mixer Mode)Chapter 6: Mixer Function (Mixer Mode)This chapter describes the functions and operations in Mixer mode to set

Page 172 - PAN FLANGER

63Chapter 6: Mixer Function (Mixer Mode)Control View pagePressing the [F1] (CONTROL) key while holding down the [MIXER] key or while the Channel View


64Chapter 6: Mixer Function (Mixer Mode)2. Use the [CURSOR] key to move the cursor to the Control field, and turn the [JOG] wheel to selecta mix param

Page 174 - PAN PHASER

65Chapter 6: Mixer Function (Mixer Mode) PANYou can adjust the stereo image for the channels.Range: R63 – 0 – L63✐TIP : You can also use the [PAN] co


66Chapter 6: Mixer Function (Mixer Mode) S1 ROUTE – S4 ROUTE (Send 1–4 routing)You can select how the signals of each channel are sent to AUX send 1–

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67Chapter 6: Mixer Function (Mixer Mode) SEND1 LEV – SEND4 LEV (Send level 1–4)You can set the level of channel signals sent to AUX send 1–4 and the

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68Chapter 6: Mixer Function (Mixer Mode)➸NOTE : The number of AUX SENDs you can use simultaneously varies depending on the sampling ratesetting. The

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69Chapter 6: Mixer Function (Mixer Mode) EQ HIGH L/EQ MID L/EQ LOW L (EQ level)You can set the boost and cut amounts for each EQ band.Range: –12dB –


70Chapter 6: Mixer Function (Mixer Mode)Channel View pagePressing the [F2] (CHANNEL) key while the Control View page is displayed accesses the Channel


71Chapter 6: Mixer Function (Mixer Mode) Master section viewIf the master section is selected on the Channel View page, the following screen appears.


72Chapter 6: Mixer Function (Mixer Mode)2 Send typeThis field enables you to select whether the two AUX sends (1–2 or 3–4) are used as individual mona


73Chapter 6: Mixer Function (Mixer Mode)Scene Memory pageWhile the Control View page or the Channel View page is displayed, pressing the [F4] (SCENE)


74Chapter 6: Mixer Function (Mixer Mode)3. Press the [F4] ( STORE) key.The current mix parameter settings are stored and the scene name changes from “

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75Chapter 6: Mixer Function (Mixer Mode) Erasing a scene1. While the Control View page or the Channel View page is displayed in Mixer mode, press the

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76Chapter 6: Mixer Function (Mixer Mode)2. Use the [INPUT SELECT] keys, [TRACK SELECT] keys, and [MASTER] key to select the desiredchannel.The followi

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77Chapter 6: Mixer Function (Mixer Mode)[F6] keySend 1 Master: Master level setting for Send 1Send 2 Master: Master level setting for Send 2Send 3 Mas

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viiTable of contentsChapter 5: Assigning Input Signals and Tracks(Quick Patch mode and V. Track mode)... 53Main Quick Patch mode screen .


78Chapter 7: Advanced Technique for MixingChapter 7: Advanced Technique for MixingThe DPS16 is designed for ease of operation from recording to mixdow


79Chapter 7: Advanced Technique for Mixing2. Move the cursor to the field for track 16, then press the [NUMBER/NAME] key and name this virtualtrack “


80Chapter 7: Advanced Technique for MixingYou can also assign these recorded virtual tracks to multiple physical tracks.Track 1Track 2Track 3Track 4Tr


81Chapter 7: Advanced Technique for MixingPing-pong recordingA “ping-pong recording” is an operation that enables you to mix multiple tracks and recor

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82Chapter 7: Advanced Technique for Mixing5. On the Quick Patch screen, route the Bus L/R signals in the source section to track 15 and 16 in thereco

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83Chapter 7: Advanced Technique for MixingMixing and recording several input signalsOn the DPS16, you can assign input channels (INPUT jacks 1–8, DIGI

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84Chapter 7: Advanced Technique for Mixing9. Raise the master fader up to the = mark.The proper level cannot be monitored when the 1/2 channel faders

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85Chapter 7: Advanced Technique for MixingAdding sounds during mixdownThe DPS16 is capable of playing back up to sixteen physical tracks via the TRACK

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86Chapter 7: Advanced Technique for MixingUsing the Solo and Mute functionsThe DPS16 provides a Solo function that allows specified channels to be rou

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87Chapter 7: Advanced Technique for MixingMute function1. Press the [MUTE] key to access the Mute function.The [MUTE] key flashes, indicating that the

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