Roland CDX-1 Owner's Manual

252 pages manual for Roland CDX-1 Musical Instrument, Recording Equipment

Roland CDX-1 Musical Instrument, Recording Equipment Manual

Manufacturer: Roland

Category of Device: Musical Instrument, Recording Equipment

Document: Roland CDX-1 Owner's Manual, File Type: PDF

Count of Pages: 252

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Roland CDX-1 Manual Page 1 Page 1   CDX-1 Owner’s Manual   02678356      ’01-10-A3-31N   Owner’s Manual       To resize thickness, move all items on the front cover to left or right   Before using this unit, carefully read the sections entitled: “USING THE UNIT SAFELY” and “IMPORTANT NOTES” (Owner’s manual p. 2, 3, 9, 10). These sections provide important information concerning the proper operation of the unit. Additionally, in order to feel assured that you have gained a good grasp of every feature provided by your new unit, Owner’s manual...

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Roland CDX-1 Manual Page 2 Page 2   2       To resize thickness, move all items on the front cover to left or right This product complies with the requirements of European Directive 89/336/EEC. For EU Countries For Canada This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations. Cet appareil numérique de la classe B respecte toutes les exigences du Règlement sur le matériel brouilleur du  Canada. NOTICE AVIS For the USA FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION RADIO FREQUENCY INTERFERENCE STATEMENT This equipment has been tested an...

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Roland CDX-1 Manual Page 3 Page 3 3 011 • Do not allow any objects (e.g., flammable material,  coins, pins); or liquids of any kind (water, soft drinks, etc.) to penetrate the unit. .......................................................................................................... 012b • Immediately turn the power off, remove the AC  adaptor from the outlet, and request servicing by your retailer, the nearest Roland Service Center, or an authorized Roland distributor, as listed on the “Information“ page when: • The AC adaptor, the power-supply co...

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Roland CDX-1 Manual Page 4 Page 4 4 Contents IMPORTANT NOTES ...............................................................................9 Introduction.................................................................... 11 Before you begin...................................................................................12 Check the contents of the package....................................................................................................... 12Main features of the CDX-1.............................................................................................................

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Roland CDX-1 Manual Page 5 Page 5 5 Playing an audio CD....................................................... 47 How to play an audio CD—the CD Player...........................................48 About the Display ................................................................................................................................... 48 CD Player screen ........................................................................................................................... 48Switching the time display .................................................................

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Roland CDX-1 Manual Page 6 Page 6 6 Preventing specific samples from sounding simultaneously—Mute Groups ............................ 74Playing a sample from a connected foot switch ................................................................................ 75 Specifying the Function of the Foot Switch............................................................................... 75Specifying the pad sample that will be played by the foot switch ........................................ 75 Editing the sample of a pad ................................................

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Roland CDX-1 Manual Page 7 Page 7 7 Tuning an instrument—Tuner............................................................................................................ 114 Adjusting the Tuning.................................................................................................................. 114Setting the reference pitch of the tuner .................................................................................... 115 Using the rhythm guide .......................................................................................................................&#...

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Roland CDX-1 Manual Page 8 Page 8 8 Taking full advantage of the CDX-1 .............................. 137 More functions for the CDX-1 ............................................................138 Undoing a recording/editing operation ............................................................................................ 138 Undoing a recording or editing operation—Undo ................................................................ 138Canceling the Undo—Redo .....................................................................................................

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Roland CDX-1 Manual Page 9 Page 9 9 IMPORTANT NOTES 291a In addition to the items listed under “USING THE UNIT SAFELY” on p. 2–3, please read and observe the following: Power Supply 301 • Do not use this unit on the same power circuit with any  device that will generate line noise (such as an electric motor or variable lighting system). 302 • The AC adaptor will begin to generate heat after long  hours of consecutive use. This is normal, and is not a cause for concern. 307 • Before connecting this unit to other devices, turn off the  power to all units. Th...

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Roland CDX-1 Manual Page 10 Page 10 10 ❍ Supply the power to CDX-1 and the receiver from the  different power outlet. ❍ Consult your nearest Roland Service Center or autho- rized Roland distributor in your country. Laser beam *** • If you operate the operating section, controlling section  and drive section of this device in irregular manners, harmful ray may be radiated. Laser beam radiated from the optical pickup is harmful to your eyes and body. Please observe the following. ❍ Do not attempt to open the optical pickup unit.❍ When you need repair ...

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Roland CDX-1 Manual Page 11 Page 11 11   Introduction ...

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Roland CDX-1 Manual Page 12 Page 12 12 Before you begin Check the contents of the package The CDX-1 is packaged with the following items. Please make sure that you have all of them. ❒ CDX-1 (one unit) ❒ CD-RW blank disc (one) ❒ Demo disc (Songs, Samples) (one) ❒ CDX-1 Owner’s Manual (this document) ❒ Effect Patch List ❒ AC Adopter: USB-2U About the included disc ● Demo disc (multitrack recording) This is a demo disc containing a multitrack recording. When you play it back, the state of the multitrack recording will be reproduced. (➔ “Listening ...

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Roland CDX-1 Manual Page 13 Page 13 13 Before you begin Before you begin A diverse array of connectors ● The CDX-1 provides four type of input jacks. Since a high impedance phone jack  (GUITAR/BASS) is also provided, a guitar or bass can be connected directly. ● RCA phone type MASTER jacks (stereo) are provided. ● Both coaxial type and optical type digital I/O connectors are provided, allowing  digital connections to audio devices (e.g., CD players, DAT recorders, MD recorders). ● MIDI connectors (IN, OUT/THRU) are provided. You can synchronize the  performance...

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Roland CDX-1 Manual Page 14 Page 14 14 Expanding the memory The CDX-1 comes with 32 MB of memory into which audio samples can be loaded. However, in some cases, 32 MB of memory will be insufficient for loading large amounts of data. In such a case, you will have to add separately sold memory (DIMM). Memory can be expanded up to 128 MB. Before expanding the memory, consult with your retailer, the nearest Roland Service Center, or an authorized Roland distributor. Precautions for expanding memory • Always turn the unit off and unplug the AC adaptor before attempting  installatio...

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Roland CDX-1 Manual Page 15 Page 15 15 Expanding the memory Expanding the memory How to expand the memory 1. Turn off the power to the CDX-1 and any connected equipment, and then  disconnect all cables attached to the CDX-1. 2. Turn the CDX-1 upside-down, and remove the expanding memory cover. fig.12-02a fig.12-03 3. Press outward the white clips at either  end of the socket should be in the downward position. fig.12-02 4. Paying attention to the location of the  notch on the memory module and the orientation, insert it vertically within the guides at either ...

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Roland CDX-1 Manual Page 16 Page 16 16 Expanding the memory Removing the memory To remove the memory module, reverse the installation procedure. 1. Simultaneously press outward the white clips located at either end of the socket. fig.12-05 2. Remove the memory module from the socket. Verifying that the memory is recognized by the CDX-1 Before re-connecting the CDX-1 to any peripheral devices, check to verify that the added memory is being correctly recognized. Verify that the memory module has been installed in the socket correctly 1. Turn on the power, as described in “Turnin...

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Roland CDX-1 Manual Page 17 Page 17 17 Expanding the memory Expanding the memory Memory read/write test—DIMM diagnostics You can perform a read/write test to see whether the additional wave memory you installed can be used by the CDX-1. Perform this test after installing memory, or if an error message relating to memory is displayed. 1. Press [UTILITY]. The Menu are displayed as icon. fig.2-06 2. Press CURSOR [ ] to select the DIMM  Diagnosis icon. 3. Press [YES/ENTER]. fig.2-07 The DIMM Diagnosis screen appears. 4. Press [YES/ENTER] to execute the check. When the te...

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Roland CDX-1 Manual Page 18 Page 18 18 Learning about CD-R/RW discs What is a CD-R/RW disc? The CDX-1 lets you record your performances on a CD-RW disc, and finally use a CD-R disc to create an original audio CD. First, here’s some basic information on CD-R discs and CD-RW discs. What is a CD-R disc? CD-R (Compact Disc Recordable) is a CD to which data can be written. Data can be written only once to a CD-R disc. It is not possible to erase or move the data that has been written. However, you make up to 99 additions to a CD-R disc, as long as free capacity remains. What is a CD-RW disc?...

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Roland CDX-1 Manual Page 19 Page 19 19 Learning about CD-R/RW discs Learning about CD-R/RW discs Discs for use on the CDX-1 The CDX-1 contains various functions, and the discs it uses will differ depending on the function. List of usable discs for each operation fig.13-01e Recommended CD-R/CD-RW discs ● CD-R Disc You can use CD-R discs that carry these logos. ● CD-RW Disc You must use  high-speed compatible CD-RW discs  that carry this logo. The  CDX-1 cannot use CD-RW discs that are not high-speed compatible. Also, we recommend that you use CD-RW discs made by the following manu...

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Roland CDX-1 Manual Page 20 Page 20 20 Learning about CD-R/RW discs CD-R/RW disc handling and cleaning Disc handling ● Do not place a disc in direct sunlight for an extended period of time. ● Hold a disc by inserting a finger in the center hole and pressing your thumb against  the outer edge. Be careful not to get fingerprints on, or scratch the recording surface of the disc (the green surface). fig.13-05 ● Do not drop or stack discs. ● Do not place heavy objects on a disc, or subject it to strong physical shock. ● Do not affix stickers to the label surface of the...

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Roland CDX-1 Manual Page 21 Page 21 21 Panel Descriptions Panel Descriptions Top Panel INPUT section fig.14-01e PEAK indicators These indicate whether distortion is occurring in the sound that is being input to the respective input jacks (MIC1, MIC2, GUITAR/BASS, LINE). The PEAK indicator will light at a level below clipping level. Adjust the  INPUT SENS knob  as high as possible without causing the  PEAK indicator to light when the sound is input. INPUT SENS knobs These adjust the input sensitivity of the input jacks (MIC1, MIC2, GUITAR/BASS, LINE). INPUT SELECT buttons Us...

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Roland CDX-1 Manual Page 22 Page 22 22 Panel Descriptions INSERT EFFECTS section Here you can make settings for the insert effect. ➔  “Using the insert effects” (p. 141), “Insert effect algorithm  list” (p. 175) fig.14-02e ON/OFF button This button switches Insert Effect on and off. PATCH button Here you can switch the parameters displayed in the edit section, and change the type of curve. PHONES Section fig.14-02ae PHONES knob This knob adjusts the volume of the headphones. LOOP EFFECTS section Here you can make settings for the loop effects. ➔ “Using the loop effects...

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Roland CDX-1 Manual Page 23 Page 23 23 Panel Descriptions Panel Descriptions AUDIO TRACK section fig.14-04e STATUS buttons 1–8 These switch the status of each audio track. The current status is shown by the color of the button. • Extinguished:  Sound will not be output (i.e., muted). • Lit in green:  The track is ready for playback. • Blinking in red:  The track is selected as a recording  destination. • Lit in red:  The track is now being recorded. AUDIO TRACK faders These adjust the volume of each audio track. TRACK EDIT section fig.14-0...

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Roland CDX-1 Manual Page 24 Page 24 24 Panel Descriptions DISPLAY, UTILITY and UNDO/REDO Button fig.14-06e DISPLAY Button Use these to move between screen pages in the display. ➔ “Switching among the Basic screen” (p. 37) UTILITY Button Displays a screen where you can access a variety of functions, including formatting a CD-RW disc, backing up samples, and initializing the system. UNDO/REDO Button Cancel the last-performed recording, sampling, or editing operation, and return to the previous state. By pressing [UNDO/REDO] once again, you can bring back the canceled re...

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Roland CDX-1 Manual Page 25 Page 25 25 Panel Descriptions Panel Descriptions STATUS Button The color of the button will indicate the current status. Lit in green: Play back samples and the sequence track. Lit in red:  Record to the pads or sequence track. * In order to play back a sequence track, turn PAD SEQUENCING [SEQ PLAY] on (lit). CLIPBOARD Button Use this when you want to copy a sample from one pad to another. ➔ “Copying a sample to another pad—Clipboard” (p. 82) PAD/SEQ LEVEL fader This adjusts the volume of the pad samples and sequence. PAD REC (pad recording) button...

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Roland CDX-1 Manual Page 26 Page 26 26 Panel Descriptions AUDIO TRACK RECORD Section fig.14-09e AUDIO TRACK RECORD indicator This will light when a CD-RW disc for use by the CDX-1 (formatting; p. 110) is inserted. BOUNCE Button This button switches to Bounce recording. Use this when you wish to combine multiple audio tracks (1–6 tracks) into two audio tracks. ➔ “Combining the performances of multiple audio tracks— BOunce Recording” (p. 125) MIX DOWN Button This button switches to Mixdown mode. Use this when you wish to combine audio tracks into a master track in order to...

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Roland CDX-1 Manual Page 27 Page 27 27 Panel Descriptions Panel Descriptions FF (fast-forward) button The song will fast-forward while you hold down the button. REPEAT button You can specify a region that you wish to hear, and play it back repeatedly. ➔  “Specify a region and play it back repeatedly—the Repeat  function” (CD Player; p. 51), “Repeatedly play back a specified region—the Repeat function” (Multitrack recording; p. 128) ZERO button Returns to the beginning of the song. STOP button Stops recording or playback of the song. PLAY button Plays back songs. Wh...

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Roland CDX-1 Manual Page 28 Page 28 28 Panel Descriptions Control section fig.14-13e  NO/EXIT Button Press this when you wish to return to the previous screen (i.e., the next higher screen in the hierarchy). You can also press this to respond “no” to a message displayed in the screen.  YES/ ENTER Button Press this to execute a menu selection. You can also press this to respond “yes” to a message displayed in the screen. CURSOR Button When making various settings, use these buttons to move the cursor to the item you wish to set. In screens that consist of multiple pa...

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Roland CDX-1 Manual Page 29 Page 29 29 Panel Descriptions Panel Descriptions MASTER Section fig.14-15e MASTERING TOOLS Button This button switches  “mastering tools kit”  (p. 134) effect on  and off. If CD BURNING mode is selected, this will be turned on automatically. EDIT Button Access a screen where you can set the master balance. ➔ “Adjusting the overall volume balance—Master balance”  (p. 132) STATUS Button Shows the status of the Master track. The current state is shown by the color of the button. ➔ Mixdown (p. 133), CD Burning (p. 135) ...

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Roland CDX-1 Manual Page 30 Page 30 30 Panel Descriptions Front Panel fig.front_e Disc Tray Place the CD to be loaded on this tray. Emergency eject hole This hole allows the disc tray to be opened in case of emergency. ➔ “If the disc tray does not open” (p. 36) The jack and button marked by the ❋ symbol cannot be used. Rear Panel fig.rpanel_e AC ADAPTOR Jack Connect the supplied AC adaptor to this jack. You must use only the included PSB-2U AC adaptor. Use of any other adaptor may cause overheating or malfunctions. Cord Hook Wrap the cable around this hook so that the AC adap...

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