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Drum set Hi, I'm trying to record three tracks at the same time for drums and the machine doesn't seem to want to let me select more than one channel at a time. Could this be a memory problem? If so, the problem is that what I want to add drums onto are the same tracks I'd have to remove or store. Please help. Mike

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    Michael Arnold Feb 16, 2013

    How did you get the drum patter on a track?



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Siorry, but because of a fault with the system I am not able to reach you on the other thread.

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