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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