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Recording within EigenD - Factory Alpha Setups

This page is designed to give you an insight into how recording works within EigenD's Alpha Factory Setups.

Recording in the Factory Alpha Setups

Instrument recording in the Factory Alpha Setups are handled in a slightly different way to the Pico Setup. As well as having 'Recording Controls' (please refer to pages 10/11 of your Alpha Quick Reference Guide for more information) to choose the duration of your recordings, each keygroup has controls to record and un play/cancel the currently selected instrument(s).

To record an instrument:

  1. Make sure that you have the metronome running by confirming that the LED adjacent to the metronome on/off key is green.

  2. Navigate to the 'Recorder Controls' mode (in any keygroup - please see pages 10/11 of your Quick Reference Guide)

  3. Select the desired duration that you want to record for - once you have made your selection, the LED of the key you pressed will turn from red to green to confirm.

  4. Now you are ready to 'arm' the instrument(s) that you wish to record (you can arm multiple instruments at once). Navigate to the mode(s) of the instrument(s) that you wish to record, then press the 'Record' key at the base of the keygroup you are using (see page 10 of your Quick Reference Guide)

  5. If you accidentally press the wrong key or change your mind about the instrument you want to record, please press the 'unplay/cancel' key - this will cancel all currently armed recordings (and unplay all recordings)

  6. Everything you play on the instrument(s) that you have armed will be recorded for the selected number of bars. Once the recording has finished, your recording will automatically loop.

  7. If you decide that you would like to try again, you can rearm the same instrument and your previous recording will stop playing back.

  8. If you would like to record another track, please repeat steps 1 to 6 again.

If you want to stop playing all currently playing recorded takes, press the 'un play/cancel' key. Otherwise all takes will continue to play until you stop the metronome.

One thing to note is that recordings are instrument specific as opposed to keygroup specific - this means that you can record your desired instrument(s) from any keygroup in the Alpha setups. You could arm your instruments in one keygroup whilst recording in another, for example.

Your recordings are unaffected by scale, key and octave changes within EigenD, so you can quite happily play along in another octave without worrying what will happen to your recordings.

If you change the metronome tempo, your recorded takes will 'timestretch' to fit in with the new tempo.