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Tis epee Fes a srl aaer atod an hear pane. K,, this unit is sold without an AC plug. Please request your dealer to install the correct plug to match the mains power outlet where your unit will be used as per these instructions. Follow Instructions — All operating and use instructions should be followed. An appliance and cart combination should be moved with Quick stops, excessive force, and uneven surfaces may cause the appliance and cart combination to overturn.

Wall or Ceiling Mounting — The appliance should be mount. Ventilation — The appliance should be situated so that its location or position does not interfere with its proper venti lation. Nonuse Periods — The power cord of the appliance should bbe unplugged from the outlet when left unused for a long period of time. Object and Liquid Entry — Care should be taken so that objects do not fall and liquids are not spilled into the en- closure through openings.

The power-supply cord or the plug has been damaged; or B. Objects have fallen, or liquid has been spilled into the appliance: or.

The appliance has been exposed to rain; or D. The appliance does not appear to operste normally or exhibits a marked change in performance; or E. The appliance has been dropped, or the enclosure dam- aged. Using this manual : To get the most out of your , please take the time to read through this manual. Some time spent now will keep you from overlooking some of the features that make the a more creative tool.

Use of capital letters : In general, we use all upper case type to designate a particular switch, control, jack name or label like PAN. Transport modes and some features are described with an upper case first letter like Record mode. This sends the output of the stereo channel directly to the CUE mix. The recorder has 4 tracks while the mixer has a stereo output; however, using the DIRECT feature you can record on any or all of the 4 tracks at one time.

So you must turn off Track 3- 4 playback to avoid hearing the flip side playing backwards. It cannot correctly be heard unless decoded by the same type of Dolby noise reduction system.

Material recorded on the must be mixed down to stereo for final distribution. We strongly suggest that you select one good quality brand and use it exclusively. Poor quality shells can cause wrinkles, snarls and shredding of the edges of the tape with use. High quality fapes are less likely to cause problems in the long mun. Even though you are recording in only one direction, the uses the entire width of the tape, as mentioned above. If, for example, you remove only one of the tabs, you could accidentally insert the cassette into the backwards and erase all four tracks of the master.

Tape Length Use the shortest possible tape for a given work. Table below shows approximately how much discrepancies gather when tapes are made to run from their beginning all the way to the end one-way run. Be sure to press the cassette shell so it is fully seated in place. If its open edge or the spine : the opposite closed edge is up as shown and PLAY or other transport keys are pressed, the cassette shell might get stuck in the transport mechanism and will not remove.

Disconnect one when the other is used. Turn to the right if the signal needs amplification, to the left if the signal is so loud it is distorting the mixer electronics.

INPUT : Determines where the signal of the channel comes from, and where the source of the channel will go to. This is used during mixdown if you want to add external inputs from MIDI-controlled instruments or an extemal mixer while using the channel of the to control tape playback.

Shelving point is at 10 kHz. EQ MID sweep : The upper control sets the frequency range that will be cut or boosted by the lower control, centered from Hz to 5 kHz. Shelving point is at Hz. PAN: Sets the pan position left-right balance of the channel, Note that the Left Mix can be recorded on tracks 1 and 3, and the Right Mix onto tracks 2 and 4.

The insert point is after the EQ and before the channel fader. The signal is automatically taken into both the odd and even channels 5 and 6, 7 and 8, 9 and 10, of 11 and BAL ance Ch. Channel Fader Ch. Any combination of inputs can be recorded at once onto a track, in a mix determined by their PAN controls and faders. Recording level is adjusted by the Channel fader only. As an example, welll use a microphone as the source.

Have in hand a dynamic or a electret microphone and a set of stereo headphones. The switch is located on the back. Tum the channel 1 PAN control all the way to the left position. Raise the channel fader to "" on the scale. While speaking into the mic, slowly turn the TRIM. You will hear your voice in the headphones. Speak into the mic. Insert your cassette tape. Close the door. Ape to run for about 10 seconds.

This will run the tape leader onto the takeup reel, and put the beginning of the tape in front of the heads. If no level or too low a Continue to speak into the mic and slowly tum the Control to the right until the meter averages at "0" and press PLAY to initiate recording. Press STOP to stop the tape and terminate recording. The REC "L". Press RTZ. The tape will rewind, automatically stopping at counter zero me point.

Begin playback 3. Press PLAY. Stop playback 5. Press STOP to stop play. Leave the microphone connected to the channel 1 input. All other channel faders, including and 7- 8, should be off.

Press the RTZ key, so the tape will rewind to the beginning of the track 1 recording. The REC "R" indicator will start flashing above meter 2. Speak into the mic to check to see meter 2 move. How to Record All Other Tracks. You will hear track I play, together with the new signal ses in the headphones, monophonic centered. Press STOP to stop recording. Tracks 3 and 4 can be recorded using almost the same proce for tracks 1 and 2.

How to Record Many Sources onto a Single Track In the first example, we recorded one source onto one track at a time for simplicity. But the mixer of the Portastudio can take multiple channels and mix them onto a single track. See also page Note that in 24 this method, the mixer channel number has nothing to do with what track the instrument winds up on. Any mixer channel can be panned to any track.

These mixer channels. Recording is the same procedure as for one track. In Direct recording, each track gets its signal from a single mixer channel only Track 3 from channel 3, etc. This procedure is known as Remixing or Mixing down. During this procedure the tracks are blended together and balanced to create the desired sound.

The channel 1 fader is being fed with track 1, the channel 2 fader, with track 2, and so on. You may also want to use the EQ controls to adjust the individual tracks for the desired tonality. For using effects, see page When the signal balance, level, and tonality sound right, rewind the tape, and press PLAY again to check the result. Press PLAY on the Rewind the multitrack tape to the beginning of the recording.

The mixer settings should be exactly the same as they were during the original recording. Press PLAY to play the tape. Stopping the tape will allow you to hear only the instrument. Cue the tape up a few seconds before you reach the expected punch-in point.

Press PLAY to let the tape start playing "preroll". The tape will play for about 3 seconds "postroll" , then it will automatically rewind, stopping at the START point.





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