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I have a 2288 mk11 and I dont get how to set the in and out to edit songs? can you help please

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Hi!
I have a MK1 2488. It would be the same procedure.
1. Make sure your not in play mode (the mtr isn't running) Press shift and quickly press the set in button.
2. Fast forward to where you want to set out. Wait for the time to stop flashing. Press shift key and then set out.
Note: It won't let you set the out position like a second after the in, so if your trying to do some sort of cut or copy THAT close it won't work.
Done!

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Your asking for instructions on how to use this unit. Although it's not that complicated, we are here to provide technical support and general instructions.

I would suggest obtaining the instruction manual for specific details.

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Just use the transport buttons (Play, FF or REW) to navigate to the spot in the song where you'd like to set you IN, OUT or TO point and then with the transport stopped press shift and the corresponding key (either IN, OUT, or TO). You'll see a SET IN (or SET OUT or SET TO) message appear on the screen to show that the point has been set.

These points then apply to all tracks.

When you go to edit you'll be prompted for which track to apply the edit to before you commit the edit. For instance during a COPY edit the 2488 will prompt you for which track to copy from and which track to copy to allowing you to copy a section from between the IN and OUT points to the TO point on the same track, or to copy the section to the TO point on another track.

After setting the IN, OUT or TO point, pressing any of those buttons alone with take you to that point in the song.

You can also edit where the points are set by setting a new one. The last one you set will become the new IN, OUT or TO point.

When mastering (or premastering) the IN point is automatically set to the beginning of the song and you'll have to just set the out point in the same way as described above.

Cheers and hope this helps,

bd.

Posted on Dec 18, 2008

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