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ROLAND DJ-70Mkll DIGITAL SAMPLER

The DJ-70Mkll 16 bit Stereo Sampler provides everything users need to create hot mixes with professional sound quality. New features include memory expansion of up to 32Mbytes using standard 4x16 72-pin SIMMs chips and a built-in SCSI interface for saving and loading sounds.

The DJ-70Mkll can read the Roland S-700 Series and Akai S-1000/1100 CD Rom sample libraries. It offers additional unique features such as a large graphic display, a Scratch Wheel, 8 play pads, a 37-note keyboard, and an 8 track Realtime Phrase Sequencer.

The DJ-70mkll will even let you synchronize tempos of multiple drum loops with its BPM Adjust function and it also lets you load samples while playing. These innovative features and more make the DJ-70Mkll a powerful remix and sampling workstation.

Playing the Demo Song

1) Turn the power off and insert the factory demo disk.
2) Turn the power on and the demo song will automatically load.
3) Press START/STOP (under SEQUENCER) to hear the demo. Notice that you can play along with the demo using the samples assigned to the keys, pads, and Scratch Dial.

Loading a Patch

1) Make sure that the demo disk is still in the drive and press DISK.
2) Cursor up to Target and use the VALUE dial to select Patch.
3) Use the CURSOR buttons to highlight the desired Patch. Press F1 followed by S1.
4) The Patch is now loaded into memory. Press PLAY and use the VALUE dial to select the Patch. Now you can play it from the keyboard.
x Recording a Realtime Phrase Sequence (RPS)
After you have loaded the Demo song, the DJ-70Mkll will have several sounds already available to use with the RPS sequencer.

1) Press RPS.
2) Check to see if there are any tracks currently recorded (indicated by the '' under Rec). If so, you can erase them by highlighting the track with the cursor arrows and pressing F4 (ERASE).
3) Press REC when you are ready to record.
4) Play the keys, Scratch Dial, or user pads to start
recording. In addition to the key and pad
presses, the sequencer will record pitch bend, modulation, and even Scratch Dial movements.

5) Press START/STOP to stop recording.
6) Press START/STOP to hear your RPS

sequence.x Sampling from a CD

1) Plug a CD player into the stereo inputs on the back of the DJ-70Mkll.
2) Press PLAY on the DJ-70mkll.
3) Press F5 (SAMPLE) followed by F1 (READY).
4) Play your CD and use the Sampling Level knob
to adjust the input level so that the LCD peaks at
about 3/4 of the way up the meter.
5) To start or stop sampling, press SAMPLE START/END. If you are sampling a drum loop, start sampling at the beginning of the first bar and stop sampling after one or two complete bars by pressing SAMPLE START/END again.
6) Your sample is now complete, and has been automatically made into a Patch and assigned to the Scratch Dial. You can play it by pressing F4 (the middle F) on the keyboard.
7) If you want to retry sampling, press F1 (READY).
Press F1 again(YES), then repeat step 5.
8) Once you have a sample that you're satisfied with, press PLAY. The sample will be assigned
to the Scratch Dial, on pad H, and on the first key on the keyboard.

Using the BPM Adjust Function

This function allows you to match the tempo of multiple drum loops.

1) After creating your sample, hold the H pad and press HOLD. You should hear your sample playback continuously without holding the pad.
2) Press F3 to get to the BPM Tap screen.
3) Tap CUE/TAP at the same tempo as your drum loop. You will hear a beep sound each time you press the button.
4) After matching the tempo, press F1 (SET).
5) Press PLAY (under MODE).
6) Repeat steps 1-5 to assign a tempo to additional samples.
7) Hold the H pad and press HOLD. You should hear your sample playback continuously. Depending on the Performance tempo setting, your sample may be faster or slower than when you originally recorded it.
8) From the Performance Play screen, use the CURSOR ARROWS to select the BPM display.
9) Use the VALUE dial to increase or decrease the tempo. All samples that were assigned tempos will now play back at the Performance tempo.

 

 
 ROLAND DJ-70Mkll DIGITAL SAMPLER