BR-800: How to Record the Built-In Drums/Rhythm to a Track

If you enjoy using the BR-800's built-in drum machine but would like to transfer the drum Patterns or Arrangements to a track, this article will guide you through the proper procedure. The BR-800's drums can be Mastered down (recorded) to a stereo track and then exported as a WAV file to your computer. This WAV file will be a recording of the drums alone and can then be dragged directly into a track in recording software (e.g. Cakewalk's Sonar).

    How to Master (Mix Down) the Built-In Drums to Two Tracks

  1. Press MENU.
  2. Cursor to "MASTERING," and then press ENTER.
  3. Turn the dial clockwise to set MASTERING to the ON position.
  4. Press EXIT twice to return to the main screen. The display shows the track(s) to which you'll be mastering underneath the word "MASTERING." By default, “TR78-VMST” is displayed for the stereo virtual mastering track belonging to Tracks 7 and 8.

  5. Use the CURSOR buttons to move the cursor selector line underneath “VMST” (part of “TR78-VMST”).
  6. Turn the DIAL counter-clockwise to change the v.track to any desired track. For example: Selecting “TR78-1” selects Track 7/8 Virtual Track 1 as the destination.
  7. Turn down the fader volumes of all tracks except for the RHYTHM and MASTER fader.
  8. Press the ZERO button to return to the beginning of your song.
  9. Press RECORD and then press PLAY.
  10. When the song has finished playing, press STOP. A "PREVIEW" window will appear.
  11. Press PLAY to hear your mastered (mixdown) drum track. The drum track has now been recorded onto the selected track in step 6 above.
  12. Press EXIT twice to return to the main screen.
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