The copy button is used to copy or append a track, part or song, to another track, part or song. It only functions while the COPY button is held down. If the COPY button is released (either before or after the copy is executed), the previous mode will show up on the display, and copy mode is exited.
Copying a PART to itself
When in PART mode, and COPY is pressed and held, all 8 track LEDs will light, and the display will read:
Both displayed part numbers will actually display the current part number (00-99). Pressing RECORD completes the operation, and the display reads:
This display remains until the RECORD button is released, which then returns the sequencer to the previous copy display (unless COPY is released as well). The above example demonstrated copying a part (all 8 tracks) to itself, which will double the length of that part.
Copying a PART to another PART
To copy a part to another part, press and hold COPY, then enter the two digit part number with the keypad. The display will show the selected part number. Pressing RECORD initiates the copy, and appends the source part (the current part before COPY was pressed) to the destination part (the part entered with the keypad). Again, all 8 track LEDs are lit, so all 8 tracks are copied.
If the destination part was empty, then the destination now contains an exact copy of the source part. If the destination was not empty, then the destination's length is increased by the length of the source part, and the source part is appended to the end of the destination part. Any MIDI assignments made on the source part's tracks will be overridden by the destination part's MIDI assignments.
Copying a TRACK to itself
To copy a single track to itself (useful for erasing all but one type of MIDI information, see below), press and hold the COPY button, select the desired track (its LED will remain lit and the others wil turn off), then press RECORD.
Copying a TRACK to another TRACK of the same PART
To copy a single track to another track of the same part number, press and hold COPY, and select the source track. The selected track's LED will remain lit, and all the other track LEDs will turn off. Now select the destination track. This track's LED will now flash, indicating that it is the track to be copied to. Pressing the RECORD button initiates the copy, and copies the source track to the destination track. If any information existed in the destination track, it is erased.
Copying a TRACK to another TRACK of a different PART
To copy a single track of one part to a single track of another, press and hold COPY, select the source track, select the destination part number, select the destination track, then press RECORD. If the destination track is the same number as the source track, the destination track button does not have to be selected before pressing RECORD.
Copying selected information (notes, pitchbend, individual MIDI channels, etc.)
In all of the above copy modes, the entire contents of a track of part are copied to the destination. It is possible to copy selected information from one track or part to another by using the page up and page down buttons to select the desired data while holding the COPY button. These buttons can be selected any time during the copy selection before RECORD is pressed. They will scroll backwards and forwards through 22 choices with the following displays:
By scrolling through the list, any selected data can be copied from one track or part to another. For example, if a track contained notes on many MIDI channels that had been previously combined together, copying only one MIDI channel to a new track would allow the parts to be separated out again. Also, copying NOTES ONLY from a track to itself will effectively erase all pitchbend, controller, program change, after touch, and system exclusive data from that track.
Copying a SONG to itself
In SONG mode, pressing and holding the COPY button will result in the following display:
The 01 display will actually show the currently selected song number. Like in PART mode, pressing RECORD will append the current song to itself, making it twice as long.
Copying a SONG to another SONG
If a new song number is selected, the display will show the newly selected song number, and pressing RECORD will append the source song number (the number selected before pressing COPY), to the destination song number (the number selected while holding COPY). This mode is very useful, since a verse consisting of more than one part could be entered into a song, and then appended into another song when needed without having to re-enter the parts for the verse. None of the eight track buttons will have any effect when copying songs. The page up and page down buttons also have no effect when copying songs.
In all cases, the copy is not executed until RECORD is pressed, and will be aborted if COPY is released before pressing RECORD. The COPY button has no effect while a song or part is playing.