No, it isn't. Although original rhythm pattern cannot be created by PS-02 itself, it is enable to create pattern freely by using the rhythm track RT-323. As PS-02 and RT323 have compatibility of pattern data, your original rhythm pattern can be played on PS-02 by exporting the rhythm pattern created by RT-323 to PS-02. In addition, the newest rhythm pattern can also be downloaded freely from our website.
Yes. The effect types for bass, keyboards, microphones, and mix-down are prepared in PS-02, besides for guitar. Moreover, auto-compensation effect is added to built-in microphone, and so it is not inferior to individual microphone.
Yes. Stereo recording is possible using AUX terminal (mini-stereo). When you connect the stereo keyboard output or CD player, please use this terminal. As AUX terminal is designed so that the converted sound sources, such as CD and Synthesizer, built-in effects cannot be used. In case recording with some effect, it is necessary to use monaural input.
Separated data of 3 tracks is can be bounced on two tracks or one track. After bouncing, the track which became unnecessary can be used for recording again. Please note that the empty memory area for recording time is temporarily needed on Smart Media when bouncing. Please "Bounce Function" in operation manual.
SmartMedia is a general memory card for digital cameras. You can purchase it at computer shops. You may also able to find some net-stores. If you cannot find it, please ask Zoom distributor in your country.
You are not allowed to do bouncing Drum & Bass sequence data with Audio data you recorded, because Drum & Bass sound is created by sound module with sequence data. However, you can edit any Drum & Bass pattern even after you have recorded Audio tracks.
The data you downloaded is the compressed file with self-extract format. Please extract it with double-click, choosing any folder. When you copy the extracted 9 files into the SmartMedia card, PS-02 will be working with it.
Problem is the setting of Windows. When Windows does not show system files, by its setting, three system files of recovery data are not displayed. Therefore you cannot copy them onto the SmartMedia. By changing the setting of Windows, shows all files and folders. Please refer Windows help how to change setting, since several methods are available for each Windows version. If you will change setting, you can find 9 files as recovery data. Copy all files to SmartMedia, then PS-02 will be working right away.
1) Import data to DAW software. Audio track can be converted to WAV/AIFF file and rhythm data can be converted to SMF format (Standard MIDI file), by using the software "Card Manager" that you can download freely from our website. 2) Import audio signal Connect PS-02 output to line input of the computer, play the song and record it to computer as stereo audio signal. Both Windows and Macintosh come equipped with the software that can record audio signal. Please refer your computer's help. If your computer has no line input, as like notebook computer, please use USB audio interface that allows you to record audio signal as same as line input.
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When Card Error(CDERR) is displayed, the PS-02 is not successfully reading the system files of the smart media card. Due to:
1. DIRT ON THE CONTACT AREA
If there is dirt on the contact area of the smart card, PS-02 cannot read the System files from the Smart Media card. Please clean the contact area on the Smart Media card by lightly wiping with a soft cloth.
2. DAMAGE OF DATA
Data files on the Smart Media card may be damaged when: Turning off the power or Removing the Smart Media card during: Normal recording / playing System loading at the start up System Files are re-written at the end of play/record.
When a song ends either by hitting the stop button or letting the song end automatically, the SONG/PATTERN file and UTILITY file must be re-written.
You must not remove or power down the PS-02 when the "Card access icon" is flashing. Removing the card at this time must damage to the recorded information and the system/utility files.
Purpose of the "FORMATTING" is to use newly purchased or un-readable Smart Media card on the PS-02. Therefore, you need another Smart Media that is working correctly. On the other hand, purpose of "FORCE FORMATTING" is to use un-readable Smart Media card on the computer, when you restore the back-up data from the computer to Smart Media card.
Formatting is carried out when inserting a newly purchased Smart Media card in PS-02 or choosing Format menu. 1. Carry out DOS Formatting of a Smart Media card 2. Copy System files onto the Smart Media card, including Song/Pattern, Patch, Drum/Bass Sound which are working on the PS-02.
This is function to carry out when power on with "REC" and "STORE" key pushed. Carried our only DOS format. Note that it is impossible to use Smart Media card formatted by PC/Windows on PS-02. However it is possible to read/write Smart Media card formatted by PS-02 on PC/Windows.
Note that usable Smart Media card for PS-02 must: Be 8MB to 64MB in 3.3V specification. Be formatted by PS-02 itself, not be formatted by PC/Windows. Have the system files, necessary to the start up as follows:
Sytem.sys: PS-02 Main System file
Recorder.sys: Recorder System file
User.pch: Effect User Patch file
PRESET.pch: Effect Preset Patch file
Songs.pts: Song / Pattern file
Sounds.syn: Drum / Bass Sound Character file
UTILITY.UTY: Utility Menu Setting Data file
In case not meet above conditions, "CRDERR" (Card Error) is displayed when turning power on. Or when insert such a Smart Media card after the started up, PS-02 tries to carry out the formatting.
The system files that were on the supplied SmartMedia card can be obtained for free from the download page on our web site. First you must purchase a generic SmartMedia card and format it in the PS-02. Then copy the system files to the card. This will result in a card that can be used in the same way as the original SmartMedia card that came with the unit.
* To copy the files, use a commercially available SmartMedia card reader/writer.
The SmartMedia card has a write-protect sticker attached. Remove the sticker and try again. Otherwise, the indication also appears when inserting a 128-MB card that is not supported by the PS-02. Use only SmartMedia cards rated for 3.3V with a capacity between 8 and 64 MB.
Before using your CD writing software, you must convert the sampling frequency to 44.1 kHz which is the standard used for CD audio. Use a freeware waveform editor or other suitable software to convert the sampling rate.
If you use the CD writing function of Windows Media Player, the sampling frequency conversion step is not required. To use Windows Media Player, proceed as follows.
Windows Media Player 9 1. From the File menu, open the "Copy" submenu and select "Copy to Audio CD".
2. Drag and drop the audio data into the "Items to Copy" area.
3. When you click the "Copy" button, a wizard screen comes up. Follow the on-screen instructions to write the CD.
Windows Media Player 10 1. From the File menu, open the "CDs and Devices" submenu and select "Burn Audio CD".
2. Drag and drop the audio data into the "Burn List" area.
3. When you click the "Start Burn" button, a wizard screen comes up. Follow the on-screen instructions to write the CD.
The built-in mics may pick up physical vibrations such as very low frequencies as distortion. When setting up the PS-02, avoid locations that will be subject to strong vibrations such as near speakers or a drum set. It may also be advisable to place the unit on a soft cloth or similar, to reduce the influence of vibrations.