A ping-pong recording example, Input select switches – Yamaha MT120S User Manual

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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 .

•Input Faders

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 channei-4 REC SELECT switch
should be set to “R.”

•AUX SEND Controls

Set all four AUX SEND controls to MIN for the time


Switch this OFF for thè time being.

•PAN Controls

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.


Set to MIN for the time being.


Set to MIX so you’ll only hear signals from the MT120S

•MONITOR Controls

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

monitoring level.

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.


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