Ф tape counter and reset button, Cassette compartment, Mic/line input jacks 1—4 – Yamaha MT120S User Manual

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• Recording start:

If the REC/PAUSE indicator is

solidly lit, pressing PLAY will start recording any tracks
set to REC mode (REC SELECT switches not set to

OFF position). If rehearsal mode has been entered

(REC/PAUSE indicator is yeilow), actuai recording

will not take place, allowing you to rehearse the

• Punch-in/out mode start:

If the REC/PAUSE indica­

tor is flashing, pressing PLAY will start punch-in/out

mode. The actual punch-in does not begin untii you
use one of the methods on page 23.

PLAY Indicator:

According to its state (lit, slow/fast

blinking), this indicator indicates one of the fol­

iowing 3 modes:

• Indicator lit:

PLAY button has been pressed.

• Indicator fast blinking:

FF button or REW but­

ton has been pressed during playback (CUE/

REVIEW mode).

• Indicator slowly blinking:

Continues blinking for

approximately 4 seconds after the POWER switch
has been turned on. (During this period the but­

tons are inoperative.)


Press this button to rewind the tape. If

the ZERO STOP switch is ON, the tape will stop
rewinding when the counter reaches the vicinity of


Press this button to wind the

tape ahead at high speed. When this button is

pressed while in the PLAY mode, the audio will be
heard as the tape winds ahead at high speed.


Immediately stops the transport and/or defeats

the RECORD mode.


Tape Counter and RESET Button

This three-digit tape counter provides a handy index of
tape position. It’s a good idea to write down the coun­
ter readings for important points of a recording, so you
can locate them easily afterwards. The RESET button

resets the counter to “000” at the current tape position.

This is a useful function when used in conjunction with

the ZERO STOP switch to identify specific positions on
the tape.

® Cassette Compartment

Your cassette tape is loaded here. Use



ity chrome (СгОг) formula cassette tape. Other tape

formulations will not provide optimum frequency response
and signal-to-noise performance.
A “lifter-tab” is provided at the right side of the cassette

compartment cover. Lift the cover using this tab. Hold

the cassette with the open end (the end at which you

can see tape) facing the transport controls. First, press

the rear edge of the cassette DOWN and UNDER the

central retaining finger at the rear of the cassette com­

partment. Then gently press the front of the cassette
DOWN to seat the cassette in place. (SEE DIAGRAM)


Since the MT120S uses the entire width of the cas­

sette tape to record four tracks, the cassette can only
be recorded on one side. Never change the TAPE A)
SPEED setting while the tape Is running.



MIC/LINE Input Jacks 1—4

These four input jacks accept signals from microphones, or
from line-level sources including, electronic keyboards, electric
guitars and basses and tape players. The four channel
inputs are standard monaural 1/4" phone jacks. When a
source Is plugged into one of these jacks, its signal is sent
to the corresponding channel of the MT120S's mixer.


Any pair of stereo monitor headphones with an imped­
ance of between approximately 8 and 40 ohms can be
plugged into this jack. Headphone monitoring is the
most convenient way to listen to the MT120S’s various

signals. High-quality headphones such as the YAMAHA

RH5M or MH100 are Ideal for this purpose.


PUNCH I/O Footswitch Jack


An optional YAMAHA FC4 or FC5 Footswitch can be
connected to this jack to permit foot-controlled punch-in
and punch-out recording (see “PUNCH-IN/OUT RE­

CORDING” on page 23).


The AUX SEND and RETURN jacks make it simple to

use an external signal processor (such as the YAMAHA

EM PI 00 Multi-effect Processor) to add effects to MT120S

signals. The AUX SEND jack should be connected to

the Input of your signal processor, and the output from
your signal processor should be connected to the AUX

RETURN jack. If your signal processor produces only
monaural output, it should be connected to the L (MONO)


TURN LOOP” on page 22).


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