Zoom HD16 Musical Instrument User Manual

User manual for the device Zoom HD16 Musical Instrument

Zoom HD16 Musical Instrument User Manual

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EnglishOperation Manual© ZOOM CorporationReproduction of this manual, in whole or in part, by any means,is prohibited.

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USAGE AND SAFETY PRECAUTIONSSAFETY PRECAUTIONS• EnvironmentAvoid using your HD8/HD16 in environments where itCautionIn this manual, symbols are used to highlight warnings andcautions for you to read so that accidents can be prevented. Thewill be exposed to:• Extreme temperaturemeanings of these symbols are as follows:• High humidity, moisture, or splashing water• Excessive dust or sand• Excessive vibration or shockThis symbol indicates explanations aboutWarning extremely dangerous matt

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USAGE AND SAFETY PRECAUTIONSUsage Precautions• Electrical interferenceFor safety considerations, the HD8/HD16 has been designed toMIDI is a registered trademark of Association of MusicalElectronics Industry (AMEI).All other trademarks and registered trademarks are theproperty of their respective owners.provide maximum protection against the emission ofelectromagnetic radiation from inside the device, andprotection from external interference. However, equipmentthat is very susceptible to interf

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ContentsUSAGE AND SAFETY PRECAUTIONS . . . . . . . . 2Reference [Recorder] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36V-takes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7About V-takes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36Switching V-takes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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ContentsCopying a V-take . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Moving a V-take . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .<< HD16 only>> Moving V-takes of tracks 1 – 8 totracks 9 – 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Exchanging V-takes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62626263Importing audio data to a V-take . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63Track capture and swap. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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ContentsCreating an audio CD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139Creating an audio CD by project . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Creating an audio CD by album . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Using the marker function to separate tracks . . . . . . . .Including a playlist in an album . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .139140142143Playing an audio CD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143Finalizing a CD-R/RW Disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144Erasing a CD

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IntroductionOverviewThank you for selecting the ZOOM HD8/HD16 Hard Disk Recorder (simply called the “HD8/HD16” in thismanual). This manual covers both the HD8 and the HD16 model.In order to take full advantage of the HD8/HD16’s versatile functions and to ensure trouble-free enjoyment,please read this manual carefully. Keep this manual in a safe place together with the warranty card.Features of the HD8/HD16The HD8/HD16 is a fascinating product with the following features.■ Brings together

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Introduction■ Phrase loop function for pasting audio materialUsing recorded audio data or audio files picked up from a CD-ROM disc, you can create “phrase loops” forexample of drum licks and guitar riffs. The playback order and repetition count of loop material can beprogrammed with the FAST method and written to any track/V-take as audio data.■ Mixer section supporting automated operationThe internal digital mixer can handle the playback signal from the audio tracks plus the drum and ba

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Getting to Know the HD8/HD16The HD8/HD16 is internally divided into the following five sections.● Recorder● CD-R/RW driveRecords and plays back audio signals.Allows creating an audio CD or backing up recordedcontents. Also serves for importing audio material from aCD or CD-ROM inserted in the drive.● Rhythm sectionUses the internal drum/bass sound source to play rhythms.The following diagram shows the relationship and signal flowbetween each section.● MixerMixes the signals from the reco

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Getting to Know the HD8/HD16Recorder sectionTrack 1Track 2Track 3Track 4Track 5Track 6From immediatelyafter[MASTER] faderTrack 7/8MASTER OUTPUTMaster trackTo immediatelybefore[MASTER] faderTomaster trackBass programsDrum kitRhythm section1234567/8RHYTHM MASTERTrack mixerFrom master trackRecorderThe recorder section of the HD8 has eight audio tracks: sixmono tracks and one stereo track. Up to two tracks can berecorded simultaneously and up to eight tracks can be playedback simultaneously.The reco

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Getting to Know the HD8/HD16EffectsRecorderThe HD8/HD16 provides two types of effects: insert effect andsend/return effect. These effects which can be usedsimultaneously have the characteristics described below.Track 1Track 2Track 3Rhythm sectionInsert effectBass sound sourceRhythmpatternRhythmpatternRhythmpatternTo BASS faderof mixerThis effect can be inserted at one of the following three pointsin the signal path.To DRUM faderof mixerDrum sound source(1) Immediately after the input jack(2) A d

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Names of PartsHD8 Top Panel(1) Input section(2) Output section(3) Meter/display section(5) Control section(4) Fader sectionHD8 (1) Input section(6) Pad section(7) Function/transport sectionHD8 (2) Output sectionINPUT jacks 1, 2MASTER OUT jacks[PHONES] controls 1, 2[+48V] switch[Hi-Z] switch[REC LEVEL] control[GAIN] controls 1, 2[PEAK] indicators 1, 2PHONES jacks 1, 2[ON/OFF] keys[CLIP] indicatorHD8 (3) Meter/display sectionLevel meters (1 – 6, 7/8, [RHYTHM], [MASTER])12Parameter select indicat

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Names of PartsHD16 Top Panel(2) Output section(1) Input section(3) Meter/display section(6) Pad section(7) Function/transport section(4) Fader sectionHD16 (1) Input section[Hi-Z] switches 1 – 2(5) Control sectionHD16 (2) Output sectionINPUT jacks 1 – 8MASTER OUT jacksPHONES jackSTEREOSUB-OUTjack[+48V] switches1–8[REC LEVEL]control[STEREOSUB-OUT] control[PHONES] control[PEAK] indicators 1 – 8[GAIN] controls 1 – 8[ON/OFF] keys[8TRACK RECORDING] key[CLIP] indicatorHD16 (3) Meter/display s

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Names of PartsHD8 (4) Fader sectionParameter knobsFaders (1 – 6, 7/8, [RHYTHM], [MASTER])Status keys (1 – 6, 7/8, [RHYTHM], [MASTER])HD8/HD16 (5) Control sectionHD8/HD16 (6) Pad section[HDD ACCESS] indicator[REPEAT/STEP] key[TEMPO] key[TRACK PARAMETER] key[PROJECT/UTILITY] key[NEW PROJECT] key[INPUT SOURCE] key[SHIFT] key[AUTO PUNCHIN/OUT] key[SCENE] key[A-B REPEAT] key[BOUNCE] key[CLEAR] keyMARKER [U] key[MARK] keyPads 1 – 9MARKER [I] keyHD8/HD16 Rear PanelDC 12V jack[POWER] switchUSB por

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Names of PartsHD16 (4) Fader sectionParameter knobsFaders (1 – 8, 9/10 – 15/16, [RHYTHM], [MASTER])Status keys (1 – 8, 9/10 – 15/16, [RHYTHM], [MASTER])HD8/HD16 (7) Function/transport section[EDIT] key[SOLO] key[EXIT] key[FUNCTION] key[SELECT] key[ENTER] keyCursor keysZERO [U] keyPLAY [R] keySTOP [P] keyDialREW [T] keyFF [Y] keyREC [O] keyHD8/HD16 Right Side PanelCD-R/RW drive bayZOOM HD8/HD1615

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ConnectionsConnect your instrument, microphone, audio devices, computer, and MIDI devices as shown in the following diagram.Synthesizer or sampler etc.LRMonitor system(audio components oramplified speakers etc.)(4)(2)Guitar(1)BassHeadphones(1)Dynamic or condensermicrophone(3)HeadphonesThe INPUT jacks accept cables with XLR plugs as well ascables with mono phone plugs (balanced/unbalanced).(1)(2)(3)16To directly connect an electric guitar or basswith a passive pickup, use a high-impedancecompatib

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Connections(4)Synthesizer or sampler etc.LMonitor system (audio components oramplified speakers etc.)RHeadphonesDynamic or condensermicrophoneHeadphones(2)Guitar(3)Headphone amplifier(1)(6)Bass(5)Headphones(6) <> The STEREO SUB-OUT jack normally carries the same signal as the MASTER OUTconnectors. (You can therefore also use it as a second headphone jack.) By changing an internal setting, the jackcan be made to carry a mix that is separate from MASTER OUT, with level/pan adjustments for ea

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Installing the CD-R/RW DriveTo install the separately available CD-R/RW drive into a HD8/HD16 model without preinstalled CD-R/RW drive, proceed asfollows.Before installing the drive, make sure that all cables and the AC adapter are disconnected.1.Turn the HD8/HD16 over and remove the blank panelfrom the drive mounting section on the right sidepanel.To remove the blank panel, pull out the groove in the center.CD-R/RW drive bayRight side panel2.Remove the fastening screws of the bottom plate,and r

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Installing the CD-R/RW DrivePower cableFlat cableCD-R/RW drive bay sideRear panel side4.Plug the power cable and flat cable from the mainunit into the respective connectors on the CD-R/RW drive.5.Push the CD-R/RW drive all the way into the bay,so that the screw holes on the bottom of the HD8/HD16 and the screw holes of the CD-R/RW driveare aligned.6.Fasten the CD-R/RW drive with the four suppliedpanhead screws. Then reattach the bottom platewith the screws removed in step 2.Right side panelNOTE

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Power On/OffThis section explains the procedure for turning the HD8/HD16 on and off.Turning power on1.Make sure that the HD8/HD16 and peripheralequipment is turned off.2.Make sure that AC adapter, instrument, andmonitor system (or headphones) arecorrectly connected to the HD8/HD16. (Forinformation on connections, refer to page 16,17.)At this time, the volume setting of the connected instrumentand monitor system should be minimum.When a synthesizer or other electronic instrument isconnected, turn

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