3 – Parts of the Pocketstudio 5
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Since the EQ and effects can add a significant amount
of volume to the signals, you should not rely on these
meters for the final level being sent to the track.
The levels of the four audio tracks being played back
are shown on the four track meters before they have
been through the EQ and the faders, as well as for the
tone generator (TG). Finally, the L and R master out-
put levels are shown at the right of the screen.
To enter the other functions of the Pocketstudio 5,
press the MENU key. A screen similar to the one
below appears (if it does not, press the EXIT key until
Use the wheel or the cursor pad to move up and down
through the list of menus. Use the left and right keys
of the cursor pad (Ó and Á) to move between the
Press the ENTER/YES key to enter any of the main
The wheel is the way to set values and confirm them.
You may find it easiest to support the Pocketstudio 5
in your right hand, and use your right thumb to turn
If you do this, you’ll find that the “yes” or ““con-
firm” ENTER/YES key, in the middle of the wheel,
lies readily under your thumb.
You’ll soon find yourself getting used to this control.
Enter and exit (“Yes” and “no”)
Often, to go down a level of menu or to answer “yes”
to an “Are you sure?” question, press the ENTER/
YES key in the center of the wheel, as explained
If you need to go up a menu level, or to answer “no”
to a question, use the EXIT key, below and to the left
of the wheel.
However, sometimes a sub-menu is marked with a .
symbol at the right of the screen. In this case, you
must use the right arrow Á of the cursor pad (not
ENTER) to enter the menu. The EXIT key (not the
left arrow) is still used to exit from the sub-menu.
It is often useful for you to be able to change between
the home screen (“The “home” screen” on page 10)
and the menu screen where you are working.
The MENU key allows you to change easily between
the menu screen and the home screen. Use this key to
jump back to the home screen from a menu screen, or
to the main menu screen from the home screen.
You may find that you are using a certain menu
screen a lot, and you find it inconvenient to keep nav-
igating back to this screen all the time. You can set up
the F. key as a short cut to the screen you want.
To set the short cut, press and hold down the F. key
for a few seconds. The display then shows a list of
the different items that can be assigned to the F. key.
Use the cursor pad to select the item, and the ENTER/
YES key to confirm the selection.
Now pressing and releasing the F. key will jump to
the screen you have just chosen.