MR-8HD Owner’s Manual (Rhythm guide function)
2) Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select "Song",
and press the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
The display now shows the song editing screen,
where "<< Back" is highlighted.
3) Rotate the [MENU/ENTER] knob to select
"Signature Map" on the second page, and press
the [MENU/ENTER] knob.
The display shows the signature map screen
on which the current time signature events are
listed. Each event specifies the bar number and
time signature. By default, "1Bar -> 4/4" and
"---Bar -> ---" are listed. In this condition, the
song is played in 4/4 from the beginning to
"---Bar -> ---" is used to create a new event.
The procedure example below shows how to
add the following events to the signature map.
1) While the recorder is stopped, press the
[MENU/ENTER] knob to enter the menu mode.
The display now shows the first page of the
menu selection screen, where "<< Back" is high
lighted initially (selecting "<< Back" returns to
the previous screen). You can also return to
the previous screen by pressing the [REWIND]
Setting the signature map
The MR-8HD can output the rhythm guide click which follows the "conductor map" during
recording. It can also output MIDI clock and song position pointer which follows the "conductor
map" from the [MIDI OUT] connector.
The conductor map consists of the time signature map and tempo map. You can add "events" to
each map. Each event specifies the time signature or tempo, as well as the position from which
the specified time signature or tempo is effective. The time signature or tempo specified by each
event is effective until the next event in the map appears.
For example, if the time signature map has two events -- one sets "4/4" at the first bar 1, while
the other sets "2/4" at the third bar --, the song is played in 4/4 from bar 1 to 2, and played in
2/4 from bar 3 to the end.
For another example, if the tempo map has two events -- one sets "120" at the first bar 1/first
beat while the other sets "90" at bar 12/beat 2 --, the song is played at 120 bpm from bar 1 to bar
12/beat 1, while it is played at 90 from bar 12/beat 2 to the end.
Creating the conductor map