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RFX TUTORIAL PROCESSING EXTERNAL AUDIO

The value of an ULTRA sampler in your studio or live rig has just gone through the roof!
Once you add the RFX-32 upgrade to your ULTRA sampler, you can apply effects to the
audio coming into the stereo sampling input jacks through the RFX. You can also use the
AES/EBU stereo digital input [optional (model# 6862) for E5000/6400]. On top of that,
two more upgrades can be installed for additional inputs; the 24-BIT - 4 ANALOG
INPUT option (model# 6868) and the 24-BIT - 8 INPUT/16 OUTPUT ADAT option
(model# 6866). With both options added, your sampler has...16 inputs! Now why would a
sampler need 16 inputs?...Thanks for asking!
Now, you can input 16 audio sources (as 8 stereo pairs), each pair routed to an
independent RFX Bus! Think of the possibilities:

Route 8 tracks digitally from your ADAT through the RFX.


An excellent sub-mixer w/effects for your keyboards.
Rent an input to the RFX to your guitarist for some new effects!
Resample the combination of external and internal audio.

"How To Do It" in-depth tutorial covering every button press and edit.
PREPARATIONS: Start with an empty bank in your sampler, MASTER button, F2
(Bank), F1 (Erase), and F6 (Ok). Connect an audio source (Guitar, Bass, CD player, etc.)
to the stereo sampling input jacks of the sampler. Next we'll check/set the gain level:
Press the Sample MANAGE button, then F3 (New). Make sure that the SOURCE setting
(upper right) is Analog (22,44 or 48 kHz-unimportant), and that MONITOR setting
(lower left) is ON. Play audio and check the level meter. Cursor to ADC Gain at the
bottom of the screen and dial a boost (or cut) so that input will meter about 2/3rds of the
way. Now we're ready to begin.
The Processes Involved
Here are the steps we'll be covering in-depth:
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Assign external inputs to an RFX Bus


Create and name an RFX Preset
Play your audio source
Tweaks

1. Assign external inputs to an RFX Bus.


1. Press MASTER button, then F4 (FX), F3 (Setup), F6 (Ext.In). On screen should
be the RFX External Inputs page, listing all inputs (even if not installed), and their
Bus assignments. The choices for each input pair are: Main, Buses 1-12, GFX1,
and GFX2. For this tutorial we will focus on the Sampling ADC (the regular
sampling inputs)
2. Cursor to the Sampling ADC's parameter and dial in Bus 1. Press F6 (Done), then
the EXIT button once.

2. Create and name an RFX Preset.


1. Press F6 (RSetup), then F6 (Edit).
2. At the top of the screen is the current BUS being edited. If it's not already on
screen, cursor to that parameter and dial to Bus 1. For this tutorial, we will work
with 1 Bus with multiple effects. The screen also displays 3 of the 6 effect presets
for that BUS. Cursor to the #1 effect and dial until you find an effect that suits
you. Cursor down to repeat this for effect #2, 3, all the way to #6 if you want.
Don't edit them yet.
3. Press EXIT button, it will write the RSetup and bring you to the RFX Setup
Manage screen. Name your setup by pressing F2 (Name). Press F6 (OK) when
finished. Press MASTER button to exit the editing mode.
3. Play your audio source
1. Play your instrument, CD, whatever and listen to the results.
4. Tweaks
1. Fine tune your effects; MASTER button, F4 (FX), F6 (Rsetup), then F6 (Edit).
Cursor to an effect and press F5 (EditFX) and tweak away.
5. SAVE TO DISK
1. Press DISK/BROWSE Button. If you don't see icons for Floppy and/or Hard
Drives; F2 (Browse), F1 (Drives). Cursor to the Drive you wish to save to, press
F5 (Save). Press F6 (Ok) (If saving to Hard Drive, select an "empty bank" first),
name your new bank, press F6 (Ok)