Boss Br-1180 Quick Guide

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Hal Leonard Corporation, Feb 1, 2002 - Music - 192 pages
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(Book). The BOSS BR-1180 Quick Guide is the fast way to get happening on BOSS's most powerful new digital recorder. Within a short time, you'll be recording instruments and vocals with one and two-mic setups. Organized in a step-by-step procedural manner, this book is written simply, in plain language, as if you've never recorded before. Topics covered include: cables and connections, mic setup positions including stereo recording, signal flow, audio editing basics, punch in/punch out, effects and much more, all the way through bouncing down your final mix! This book was made in cooperation with BOSS tech support staff and authored by Caroline J. Alexander. Caroline J. Alexander holds a Masters Degree in Music Design for the Moving Image from Bournemouth University in England. Gifted in composing, mixing, illustrating and writing, Caroline has mastered the craft of simplifying the most complex in music technology and making it easy to understand and use. The author of many instrument and software specific books, she co-authored the bestselling How to Do a Demo Quality Recording in Your Bedroom, 2nd Ed. and edited How MIDI Works, 6th Ed. , illustrating both. As a composer, she's scored for short films, animation, game rides and web sites.
 

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Contents

What Connects to the Back Panel Part 1
1
What Connects to the Back Panel Part 2
5
Connectors and Cables
7
6 cables for audio
8
Cable combinations
10
Balanced cables
16
Monitors and Headphones
17
Connection options active powered monitors
20
Organization of an analog board
T-19
Channel strips from the top down
T-20
The fader section
T-21
Why you have to understand channel strips
T-22
Channel faders
T-23
Muting a track
T-24
Setting the panning position for a track
T-25
Setting the EQ for a track
T-27

Headphones
23
Conclusion
24
Connecting Electric Guitars and Basses to the BR118O
25
Electric guitars
26
Bass guitars
28
Connecting to the BR1180 via the GuitarBass input
30
Direct boxes
31
Effects boxes
33
STOP
34
Guitar and Bass Amps Overview
35
Conclusion
40
Connecting Guitar and Amps to the BR118O
41
Specific connection possibilities
42
Whats Next
50
Connecting Synths and amplers to the BR118O
51
Connecting a synth to the BR1180
52
Connecting a sampler to the BR1180
53
Next Up
54
Microphone Basics
55
Mies and patterns
56
The three mic types
57
The pickup patterns
59
Other directionalrelated microphone characteristics
62
Stereo Micing Techniques
65
MidSide stereo
66
Connecting Mies to the BR118O
69
Coming Next
70
Micing the Grand Piano
71
The Grand Piano
72
Micing the Electric Guitar or Keyboard Amp
83
Micing the Acoustic Guitar
91
Micing the Drum Kit
95
The Drum Kit
96
Micing the Vocalist and Choir
T-5
The Vocalist
T-6
The Choir
T-12
The twomic singerguitarist position
T-14
Conclusion
T-15
Basics of Signal Flow for the BR118O
T-17
Powering down the BR1180
T-18
Finding the Aux Sends in the BR1180
T-28
adding reverb
T-29
What all this means
T-30
Getting Sound into the BR1180
T-31
Setting up a new song template
T-32
Assigning the input source
T-34
Turning on Phantom Power
T-35
Assigning a track to record to
T-36
Setting levels and finding Unity Gain
T-37
How to record and playback
T-39
Using the Undo function
T-40
Using the Redo function
T-41
Saving your song
T-42
Song Copy
T-43
Recalling a song from the hard disk
T-44
Assigning song markers
T-45
Applying Insert Effects
T-47
Applying an Insert Effect after recording
T-49
Applying an Insert Effect to a stereo track after recording the input source
T-50
Turning Insert Effects Off
T-51
Basic Editing Punch InPunch Out
T-53
Ready to Record
T-56
Basic Editing Cut Copy Paste
T-59
How to copy part of a recorded track
T-63
The Scrub tool
T-66
Working with VTracks
T-69
Naming a VTrack
T-71
Combining different VTracks into one recording
T-72
Bouncing Down
T-73
bouncing down to a stereo Master
T-75
Creating a Metronome
T-77
Creating a metronome arrangement
T-79
Adjusting your metronome tempo
T-82
Using the Rhythm Guide
T-83
Choosing a drumkit
T-84
Editing preset rhythm arrangements to fit your song
T-85
Changing the tempo of a preset rhythm arrangement
T-88
Turning the Rhythm Guide off
T-89
Final Thoughts
T-91
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Alexander holds a Masters Degree in Music Design for the Moving Image from Bournemouth University in England.

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