Overdubbing – Yamaha MT120S User Manual
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Overdubbing is the process of recording a new track (or new tracks) while monitoring previously recorded tracks. If you're
only planning to record a maximum of four tracks, you can go ahead and overdub the second, third and fourth tracks. If
you're planning to use the "ping-pong" recording technique to record more than four parts, however, record only three tracks
and then move on to the ping-pong step (see “PING-PONG RECORDING" on page 17).
1. Plug the instrument or other source to be recorded into
an available channel input.
2. Make sure that the REG SELECT switches of previ-
ously-recorded tracks are set to OFF so that previously
recorded tracks aren’t erased when the new track is
3. Set up the channel-to-track assignment for the new
4. Check your monitor settings to ensure that you can
monitor the previously recorded track(s) as well as the
new track to be recorded (the MONITOR SELECT switch
should normaliy be set to MONITOR.)
5. Set the recording level for the new track.
6. You can now “rehearse” the overdub without actually
recording by simply playing back the already-recorded
track(s) and playing the new part. When MONITOR
select is in the MONITOR position, it is not possible to
hear input source unless MT120S's transport is in RECORD
or RECORD/PAUSE. If you are not ready to actually
record your overdub, and would like to hear the new
input source along with previously recorded tracks, set
the MONITOR select switch to the MIX position.
Rehearsing this way is not the same as using the
rehearsal function for punching in and out (see page
7. Make sure the tape is rewound to the beginning of the
piece and start recording.
These steps are simply repeated to overdub tracks 3 and
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