A ping-pong recording example – Yamaha MT120 User Manual
PING-PONG RECORDING EXAMPLE
The following is an example of how you would ping-pong material recorded on tracks 1, 2 and 3 onto track 4.
Here’s how the controls should be set:
INPUT SELECT switches
Make sure that the channel 1, 2 and 3 INPUT SELECT
switches are set to TAPE and the channel-4 INPUT
SELECT switch is set to OFF.
To begin with, set the input 1 through 3 faders to about
“7” on their scales, and set the MASTER fader to “0.”
REC SELECT Switches
The channel 1 through 3 REC SELECT switches must
be set to OFF, and the channel-4 REC SELECT switch
should be set to “R.”
AUX SEND Controls
Set all four AUX SEND controls to MIN for the time
GRAPHIC EQUALIZER Switch
Switch this OFF for the time being.
Since the channel-4 REC SELECT switch is set to “R,”
the channel 1 through 3 PAN controls must be rotated
full clockwise (right) to assign the track 1, 2 and 3
signals to track 4 of the tape. The channel-4 PAN con-
trol can be set to center.
AUX RETURN Control
Set to MIN for the time being.
MONITOR SELECT Switch
Set to MIX so you’ll only hear signals from the MT120
Set the channel 1 through 3 MONITOR controls fully
counter-clockwise, and the channel-4 MONITOR control
to about center or a position that will provide the best
MT120 MULTlTRACK CASSETTE RECORDER
1. Play back the tape. Gradually increase the MASTER
fader setting until you can hear the tracks you’ve recorded
and the channel-4 meter reads around “0” on the meter
scale. Adjust the MONITOR 4 control for the most com-
fortable monitoring level.
2. Adjust the input 1, 2 and 3 faders — carefully — until
you get the desired balance between the first three
tracks. You’ll notice that as you adjust the balance
between tracks the channel-4 meter reading might change
considerably. You’ll have to compensate for this as you
set up the ping-pong mix by adjusting the MASTER
3. At this time the GRAPHIC EQUALIZER may be switched
“on” and used to enhance the sound-quality of tracks as
they are combined.
4. AUX SEND controls on the channels may be used to
add an effect to the balance. The amount of effect
added is controlled by the AUX RETURN fader.
5. When everything is set up perfectly, rewind the tape to
the beginning and start recording. Sit back and wait
until the ping-pong is complete, then stop the recorder.
Now play back the tape and listen to the ping-ponged
track carefully. If something sounds odd, go back and
repeat the ping-pong process. You can do this as many
times as necessary until you get it right — then go on to
the next step.
6. Complete your recording by overdubbing and using the
Ping-Pong technique as necessary.
[Note] Only one output (left or right) of the effect will be
recorded. If the RECORD SELECT switch is set to
“L”, the output of the effect processor connected
to the LEFT AUX RETURN jack will be recorded.
If the RECORD SELECT switch is set to “R”, the
output of the effect processor connected to the
RIGHT AUX RETURN jack will be recorded.