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Akai DPS16 Operator’s Manual

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Connecting a device that has digital output jacks Table of contents Chapter 5: Table of contents Using the Solo and Mute functions Edit Technique Edit Mode When you press this key right This connector transmits sync signals and control signals to an external device, such as a MIDI sequencer.

See page 22 for more information on how to format the disk. If you turn off the power to the DPS16 while the hard disk is being accessed, the hard disk may be damaged and data on the disk may be lost. Using a cable that is too long or of low quality may cause an error. Refer to pages 22 for more information on how to format the disk.

Terminology and functions unique to DPS16 The DPS16 is a product that integrates a hard disk recorder, digital mixer, and a digital effects processor. Therefore, its concept and the way in which it works is slightly different than conventional MTRs or analog mixers.

On the DPS16, you can specify a sampling frequency 32, Depending on these settings, the number of tracks available for simultaneous recording and playback varies.

Overview of the DPS16 4 The master aakai of the stereo mix signal is adjusted by the master fader on the top panel.

Scene memory The DPS16 can store a set of mix parameter settings as a scene, and recall the scene later. A scene is stored as part of the Project on the disk.

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You can store up to 8 scenes in one Project. For example, you may store multiple scenes with different balance and EQ settings for mixdown, and audition and compare different mixes. Project Indicates the name of the Project you are currently manua, on current Project.

Overview of the DPS16 Changing the settings and values You can either use the [JOG] wheel or enter a numeric value directly to change the settings or time values of the fields and mxnual time counter. Using the [JOG] wheel to change the settings Use the wheel to change the time value of the time counter or the field settings.


Overview of the DPS16 Entering characters You can either select a character using the [JOG] wheel or type a character directly to sps16 characters in the character fields for naming virtual tracks or Projects.

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Using the [JOG] wheel to enter characters 1. Pressing the key repeatedly toggles the following two options: Recording on the DPS16 Chapter 2: Recording on the DPS16 This chapter describes the basic operations of the DPS16, including recording preparation, recording the first part, overdubbing, and mixing down to a master recorder.

Connections The diagram below is an example of the basic connections for recording on the DPS Connecting an external effect unit To use external effects, such as reverb and delay, connect the AUX SEND 1—4 jacks of the DPS16 to the input jacks of the external effect unit, and the output jacks of the effect units to the input jacks of the DPS Formatting a hard disk Before you use the DPS16 or a connected removable drive, such as an external hard disk or MO disk for the first time, format the disk and media following the steps below.

Ignore this procedure if you use a pre-formatted disk. This Disk List screen indicates the status of the internal hard disk and the external drive connected to the SCSI bus.

mwnual You can create a new Project using the Create New Project window. The type of signal output from each track varies depending on the status of the DPS16 and the status of the key for each track. Press the [ ] button to start playback from the top of the song.

Recording on the DPS16 5.


The Shortcuts window and the Locate List window appear where you can perform the locate operation. In this example, we overdub a bass guitar sound from INPUT jack 8 to track 3 while listening to the rhythm machine recorded on tracks 1 and 2. INPUT jack 8 accepts high-impedance instruments. You can connect an electric guitar or bass directly to this input. For example, while listening to the track playback sound tracks 1 and 2 in this example and the input signal through the record-ready track the bass sound in this exampleyou can practice your perfor- mance.

If you are not satisfied with a recording, you can use the Undo function to cancel the previous recording. The undo level is a parameter that determines the number of previous operations you can undo. Press the [ ] button to stop playback.

Recording on the DPS16 Mixdown You can repeat the steps described thus far to record up to sixteen tracks.

However, this does not mean that you now have a completed work. Next, you will need to set the level and pan for each recorded track, and record the data onto a connected DAT tape manul or cassette tape recorder. Turn off the power to the DPS Use the Disk Busy field on the Main amai to check to see whether or not the disks are being accessed. This chapter describes the transport and locate operations of the DPS Using the transport functions The DPS16 enables you to perform normal transport operations, such as playback, recording, and fast rewind, as well as jog playback using the wheel and shuttle playback using the knob.

The DPS16 enters Waveform mode and displays the following screen. You may specify up to points locate points in a song and store them to help you locate points quickly.


The DPS16 also features a Direct Locate function that enables you to assign a locate point to a key on the panel and locate the point with a simple key operation. See page for more information. You may store locate points while the DPS16 is recording, playing, or stopped. When you press the key, the following Locate Memory window opens, indicating the time value in the You may use the transport buttons on the DPS16 or a connected foot switch to use this function.

Using a foot switch is useful when you are playing instruments with both hands. DPS16, when you turn on the power to the DPS16, it automatically detects the type of foot switch connected. You can use either type of foot switch. If a foot switch is not connected to the DPS16, when you turn on the power to the DPS16, it automatically selects normal open mode. Refer to page for more information. In Quick Patch mode, you can change signal routings.

However, you can select any recording source for each track. When you select the input signal as the recording source, make sure that the input signal is routed to the Source section on the Quick Patch screen that is, a thick line is descending.

Even if you select the input signal an ascending thick line sent directly to the master section, it will not be sent to any tracks. If you are using an external effect unit via the AUX out, you can mix the playback sound from the DPS16 and the effect sound from the manuao effect unit by returning the effect signals from the effect unit to the input jacks of the DPS16 and routing the input signals directly to the mixer section.

Resetting the output signal assignment manuzl the default setting Reset the output signal assignment to the default setting as follows. Track mode screen Manuql DPS16 offers two types of tracks: Virtual tracks are used to store audio data. Unless you assign them to physical tracks, you cannot record or edit in virtual tracks. Track mode, you can assign virtual tracks to physical tracks.

Basic operations in V. Track mode Follow the steps below to assign virtual tracks to physical tracks. While the DPS16 is in V. Track mode, manhal the cursor to the physical track 1—16 field for which you wish to change the assignment.

Global page This page enables you to make settings for the entire mixer section of the DPS16 see page Mixer Function Mixer Mode 2. The Pan parameter is selected. Mixer Function Mixer Mode You can adjust the stereo image for the channels. The number of effects you can use simultaneously is also affected in the same way. If the sampling rate is 32kHz, See page 19 for more information. This page is useful when you wish to focus on a particular channel.

MIDI window in Mixer mode. The following mix parameters can be stored as part of a scene. Press the [F3] manuao. You cannot recall the current mixer settings once you recall the scene.

If you need to recall the