FP-90: Recording Your Performance

The FP-90 can record your performance as either an Audio File or a Standard MIDI File (SMF). 

SMF Recording

The advantage of recording a Standard MIDI File (SMF) is that it can be copied to a computer or other sequencer and then opened and edited as MIDI data. This allows you to fix mistakes, change notes, or use "cut and paste" editing to assemble a track if desired. SMFs contain no audio data, so you can not use this type of file for listening to a performance as you would an audio file (like an MP3).

  1. Select the tone that you want to play.
  2. Activate the metronome if desired by pressing the METRONOME button and adjusting the tempo using the SLOW/FAST buttons.
  3. Press the Record (o) button, then press the Play / Stop button to begin recording. After a two-measure count is sounded (the measure number in the lower right of the display indicates “-2” and then “-1”), recording starts. Note, You can also start recording by playing the keyboard immediately, and there will be no count off.
  4. When finished with your performance, press the Play / Stop button. Recording will stop, and your performance will be automatically saved.

After recording, you can press the Play / Stop button to hear your performance played back.

Note: Never turn off the power while “Saving...” is shown in the display.

Audio Recording

The advantage of audio recording is that you can copy this file to a computer to be burned to a CD, or uploaded to another playback device (iPod, Smartphone, etc.). There are not as many editing options available as with Standard MIDI Files.

  1. Connect a USB flash drive to the USB Memory port on the FP-90.
  2. Select the tone that you want to play.
  3. Hold down the Record (o) button and press the [+] button to select “Audio.”
  4. Press the Record button (o).
  5. Activate the metronome if desired by pressing the METRONOME button and adjusting the tempo using the SLOW/FAST buttons.
  6. Press the Play / Stop button button. Recording starts.
  7. When finished with your performance, press the Play / Stop button. Recording will stop, and your performance will be automatically saved.

Note: Never turn off the power or disconnect the USB flash drive during recording.

 

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