Tracks are composed of patterns. Once you have written a few patterns you like, you can string them together into patterns. There are 16 different tracks, and each track can be 16 patterns long. Tracks, like patterns, are stored in the EEPROM.
Each pattern in a track also has, associated with it, a 'rest' flag, an 'accent' flag, a 'slide' flag, and 5 bits of pitch-shift. These allow the pattern to be completely muted, accented, slid, or shifted up or down a little more than an octave.
|To enter track edit mode, turn the Function knob to Track Edit|
Like Pattern Edit mode, tracks are loaded from EEPROM into a scratch pad which is then modified by the user. When you feel like the scratch pad contains the track you want, it can be saved back into the EEPROM.
While not in step-write or run mode, one can select the track to be edited.
|Make sure you're not in run or step-write mode, the R/S and STEP LEDs should not be lit.|
|The current track being edited (#1-16) is displayed on the strip of 16 LEDs by a blinking LED.|
|To change the track, turn the Bank knob. This will throw out the current scratch-pad and load the newly selected track from EEPROM.|
Unlike pattern edit mode, there is no 'run-write' method to modifying tracks. Therefore you must use step-write mode, which goes through the 16 patterns in a track and individually select the pattern, pitch shift, and RAS flags.
|To begin step-write, press the NEXT button (you can do this from track-selection or run mode).|
The current location (1-16) in the track is indicated by a blinking light in the light strip.
The bank and location of the current pattern in the track location is indicated by a solid light in the light strip, and a solid light in the numbered keys. The current pattern will also play in a loop.
|To set the pattern in the current track location: turn the BANK knob (to set the bank) and press the one of the numbered keys (to set the location in the bank).|
|To set the all-rest, all-accent or all-slilde flags for that track location, press any of the RAS keys. The current flag status is displayed by the LED above the corresponding button.|
|To shift the pitch up, hold down the UP key. The current pitch shift is displayed as a blinking light on the note keys. A pitch shift of 0 is displayed as low C, a pitch shift of +1/2 note is displayed as C#, A pitch shift of +1 octave is displayed as high C. If no LEDs light, the current pitch shift is negative. To select a new pitch shift, press a note key while the UP key is held down. The new pitch shift value will start blinking|
|To shift the pitch down, hold down the DOWN key. The current pitch shift is displayed as a blinking light on the note keys. A pitch shift of 0 is displayed as high C, a pitch shift of -1/2 note is displayed as B, A pitch shift of -1 octave is displayed as low C. If no LEDs light, the current pitch shift is positive. To select a new pitch shift, press a note key while the DOWN key is held down. The new pitch shift value will start blinking.|
|To advance to the next track location, press the NEXT key.|
|To save the track to EEPROM, press the DONE key while at the last location of the track. This will also exit step-write mode.|