Slowing down the playback speed Changing the pitch Canceling the center-positioned sound Setting the cancel position Boosting the bass sound Contents Setting the external recorder
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Slowing down the playback speed Changing the pitch Canceling the center-positioned sound Setting the cancel position Boosting the bass sound Contents Setting the external recorder Formatting a backup disk Saving data to a SCSI disk The digital mixer section features a high-performance DSP multi-effect processor employing the A. Fostex Advanced Signal Processing technology originally developed by Fostex.
Do not use an AC outlet of any other voltage. All users, including those who are familiar with using tape-based Multitracker and those who are new to Multitracker, should read this section thoroughly to understand the functions of the VF Recording method Remain indicator The VF08 uses a hard disk as a recording medium, instead of a conventional tape.
Tracks 1 through 8 are called "Real tracks" which you can record, playback and edit. Tracks 9 through 24 are called "Additional tracks". Using the "Track Exchange" function, you can exchange between "real track s " and "additional track s " in one-track, 2-track or 8track block. Each time you make a recording, an independent audio file is created on each recorded track. You can adjust the analog level using the [TRIM] control. The [PEAK] indicator lights if the level is too high. The example below shows the current recorder position is at beat 1 of bar When on, the key illuminates.
Names and functions When the mode is active, the key lights up. Names and functions speed depending on the rotating direction and degree. There are four audio editing functions. Each shifted function is labeled in a whileline boxes on the panel. Make sure that the voltage of your AC outlet matches the specified voltage. About the hard disk storage device About the hard disk storage device The VF08 is complete with a 3.
Therefore, there is no need to newly assemble a hard disk or to format the hard disk. Reformatting the hard disk The menu to select the format type appears. The display will appear as follows, according to the previous format type. The user can immediately start recording with the VF Note that the current hard disk can also be replaced with another model for use with the VF However, please only use hard disks that Fostex recommends. About the hard disk storage device 1 Unscrew the four screws from the bottom of the main 4 After disconnecting the cables, remove the panel that unit that are fixing the panel.
Unscrew the four screws with a screwdriver, as shown in the Figure. Note that hard disk cables will be connected. Be careful not to apply excessive force when turning over the panel. About the hard disk storage device Formatting the Hard disk Carefully follow the instructions below to newly format the hard disk properly.
The VF08 will startup. The formatting process is started. Connections of external equipment You can connect various sound sources and external devices to the input and output connectors of the VF08 as shown in the example below. This section describes major contents on the LCD display and their operations.
You cannot select another combination. There are 8 recording tracks Tracks 1 through 8 and you can record onto any desired track s. In the following example, we are going to record an electric guitar with an effect unit onto Track 1. The key changes to light in green. Set the gain at maximum within the range in which the [PEAK] indicator does not turn on when playing the guitar at the loudest volume.
When the [PEAK] indicator lights, the input level is too high and the sound may be distorted or digital noise may be generated. You can control track playback levels by using the corresponding track faders.
You can locate a mark position immediately, as well as use mark positions for the punch in and out points, beginning and end points for repeat and editing points for track editing such as copy, move, erase, etc. This section describes how to set, delete and locate a mark. You can use this function to locate the end point of a song or to check the length of a song. You can set the points either during playback and while stopped. The auto punch mode is now active.
The following describes about settings for level, pan, EQ and effects. Adjusting levels 1 3 Set the pan position using the [JOG] dial. The pan icon on the screen changes in real time according to the rotation of the [JOG] dial. While the send level changes, the corresponding icon also changes in real time. When the value increases, the effect sound of the currently selected effect type will be output.
If your digital recorder only provides the optical input jack, use the Fostex COP-1 optical to coaxial converter. Mixer Functions Mixer Functions Initial condition when turning on the power When turning on the power, the VF08 starts up while showing the unit information on the LCD display and then gets ready when the screen below appears. This screen is called "Normal Screen", in which the program number and current recorder position are shown.
Mixer Functions Mix parameter section The Mix parameter section provides five keys that are used for mixer function settings. By pressing one of these keys alone or while holding down the [SHIFT] key, you can execute the following. You can apply EQ only to Tracks 1 through 6. Selectable from 36 preset library entries L00 through L LO Gain Freq.
The DSP multi-effect processor incorporates 38 types of digital effects and you can edit parameters for each effect type. To understand various effect functions, we recommend to operate the unit while hearing how the actual effect sound changes.
The icon of the selected track is highlighted, indicating that you can edit it. Now you can edit the first parameter. In the example below, the "Eff Level" value is highlighted showing that it can be edited.
The switch icon of the selected track is highlighted, indicating that you can edit it. In the default settings, all Tracks 1 through 6 are set to "Post. Mixer Functions About the effect types A variety of effect types are preset for effect unit. By selecting a suitable effect type, you can process the sound as you wish. You can also edit the parameters of the selected effect type to create your own effect sounds. Mixer Functions Effect parameter details The parameters that can be adjusted will depend on the parameter type.
Reverb effect parameters parameter type: REVERB For effect types of the preceding "Effect type" table, the following four parameters can be adjusted. Eff Level 2. Rev Time 3. Pre Delay 4. Hi Ratio 5. Range: 0. Depth 3. Double Time 4. Double Lvl 5. Range: Adjust the time difference of the doubling effect. Range: Adjust the volume of the doubling effect. Range: Adjust the tone of the delay sound. You can store a set of desired parameter settings to each memory.
Items to be stored include all parameters set by mix parameter editing functions, as well as all track fader levels. In addition to Scene memories, the VF08 also provides 10 Temporary memories T00 to T09 that can be used with all programs in common. Note that all settings stored in Temporary memories disappear when turning off the power. After recalling a scene, the recalled fader level usually does not match the current physical fader position, you can move the physical faders to match the current fader positions of the scene.
Mixer Functions Scene sequence Using the scene sequence function, you can recall desired scene memories at the desired mark positions during playback. To execute the scene sequence function, you must first assign scene or temporary memories to marks in the mark map. Mixer Functions Deleting a mark from the mark map Executing the scene sequence You can delete an unnecessary mark from the mark map.
Fostex VF08 User Manual
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Fostex VF-08 User Manual
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