There are 2 ways in which an internal effect is applied to a track or input signal: you can either INSERT the effect or LOOP the effect.
Inserting an effect means that you want the signal to be completely changed by the effect; all you want to hear is effected signal. Typically the Effects you would use in such a way would be EQ, Compressors, Hum Cancelers, Noise Supressors, Pitch Correction, Mic and Amp Simulation, etc.
Looping an effect is best suited for effects that accentuate existing signal. A looped effect will produce a sound that contains a balance between "dry" and "effected" signal, which can be adjusted to suit your needs. Effects in this category are, Reverb, Delay, Chorus, Phase, etc.
NOTE: Inserting an effect into a track means that the selected effect can be used with the track it is inserted into ONLY. For example, if you have inserted FX-1 into a track, you cannot use FX-1 on any other track. If you would like to add one effect to multiple tracks, you will need to loop the effect:
Setting Up Internal Loop Effects
Choosing the effect:
- Hold down the SHIFT button and press the F3 [EFFECT] button.
- Use the ZOOM cursor buttons to select which processor you want to use and then press ENTER/YES. If you only have one effects board in the unit, you will choose between FX1 and FX2.
- Press F1 [PATCH].
- Use the TIME/VALUE dial to highlight the desired effect.
- Press F5 [SELECT] to choose that highlighted effect and then press F3[EXIT].
- Press F3 [EDIT]. The effect edit screen appears. You may use the ZOOM cursor buttons to select a parameter and then the TIME/VALUE dial to edit the effect parameter. You can also come back to this screen and adjust effect parameters after inserting into a track.
- Press HOME to return to the main screen.
Applying the effect:
- Press either the [TR-1-12] button or the [TR-13-24] button to the left of the red MASTER fader.
- Press the [CH EDIT] button, above the track's volume fader, of the track you wish to add the effect to. This will take you to the Track Mixer screen for that track.
- Use the ZOOM cursor buttons to select the "FX INS" box on the screen and then press ENTER[YES].
- Cursor to the processor you assigned the effect to (e.g. FX1 or FX2).
- Use the TIME/VALUE dial to change the processor from "OFF" to "INS". The effect will be inserted into the selected track
- Press the HOME button to return to the main screen.