Yamaha MT8X Owner's manual
YAMAHA
MULTITRACK CASSETTE RECORDER
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OPERATION MANUAL
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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
e Explanation of Graphical Symbols
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol,
within an equilateral triangle, is intended to
alert you to the presence of uninsulated
“dangerous voltage” within the product's
enclosure that may be of sufficient
magnitude to constitute a risk of electric
shock to persons.
The exclamation point within an equilateral
triangle is intended to alert you to the
presence of important operating and _
maintenance (servicing) instructions in
the literature accompanying the appliance.
1 Read Instructions — All the safety and operating
instructions should be read before the appliance is
operated.
2 Retain Instructions — The safety and operating
instructions should be retained for future reference.
3 Heed Warnings — All warnings on the appliance and
in the operating instructions should be adhered to.
4 Follow Instructions — All operating and use
instructions should be followed.
5 Water and Moisture — The appliance should not be
used near water — for example, near a bathtub,
washbowl, kitchen sink, laundry tub, in a wet
basement, or near a swimming pool, and the like.
6 Carts and Stands — The appliance should be used
only with a cart or stand that is recommended by the
manufacturer.
6A An appliance and cart combination
should be moved with care. Quick
stops, excessive force, and uneven
surfaces may cause the appliance
and cart combination to overturn.
7 Wall or Ceiling Mounting — The appliance should be
mounted to a wall or ceiling only as recommended
by the manufacturer.
8 Ventilation — The appliance should be situated so
that its location or position does not interfere with its
proper ventilation. For example, the appliance
should not be situated on a bed, sofa, rug, or similar
surface, that may block the ventilation openings; or
placed in a built-in installation, such as a bookcase
or cabinet that may impede the flow of air through
the ventilation openings.
9 Heat — The appliance should be situated away from
heat sources such as Heat registers, stoves, or
other appliances (including amplifiers) that produce
heat.
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Power Sources — The appliance should be
connected to a power supply only of the type
described in the operating instructions or as marked
on the appliance.
Grounding or Polarization — The precautions that
should be taken so that the grounding or
polarization means of an appliance is not defeated.
Power-Cord Protection — Power-supply cords should
be routed so that they are not likely to be walked on
or pinched by items placed upon or against them,
paying particular attention to cords at plugs,
convenience receptacles, and the point where they
exit from the appliance.
Cleaning — The appliance should be cieaned oniy as
recommended by the manufacturer.
Nonuse Periods — The power cord of the appliance
should be unplugged from the outlet when left
unused for a long period of time.
Object and Liquid Entry — Care shouid be taken so
that objects do not fall and liquids are not spilled into
the enclosure through openings.
Damage Requiring Service — The appliance should
be serviced by qualified service personnel when:
The power-supply cord or the plug has been
damaged;
or
Objects have fallen, or liquid has been spilled into
the appliance; or
The appliance has been exposed to rain; or
The appliance does not appear to operate normally
or exhibits a marked change in performance; or
The appliance has been dropped, or the enclosure
damaged.
Servicing — The user should not attempt to service
the appliance beyond that described in the operating
instructions. All other servicing shouid be referred
to qualified service personnel
FCC INFORMATION
1. IMPORTANT NOTICE : DO NOT MODIFY THIS UNIT!
This product, when installed as indicated in the
instructions contained in this manual, meets FCC
requirements. Modifications not expressly approved by
Yamaha may void your authority, granted by the FCC, to
use the product.
2. IMPORTANT : When connecting this product to
accessories and/or another product use only high quality
shielded cables. Cable/s supplied with this product
MUST be used. Follow all installation instructions.
Failure to follow instructions could void your FCC
authorization to use this product in the USA.
3. NOTE : This product has been tested and found to
comply with the requirements listed in FCC Regulations,
Part 15 for Class “B” digital devices. Compliance with
these requirements provides a reasonable level of
assurance that your use of this product in a residential
environment will not result in harmful interference with
other electronic devices.
This equipment generates/uses radio frequencies and, if
not installed and used according to the instructions found
in the users manual, may cause interference harmful to
the operation of other electronic devices.
Compliance with FCC regulations does not guarantee that
interference will not occur in all installations. If this product
is found to be the source of interference, which can be
determined by turning the unit “OFF” and “ON”, please try to
eliminate the problem by using one of the following
measures:
Relocate either this product or the device that is being
affected by the interference.
Utilize power outlets that are on different branch (circuit
breaker or fuse) circuits or install AC line filter/s.
In the case of radio or TV interference, relocate/reorient the
antenna. If the antenna lead-in is 300 ohm ribbon lead,
change the lead-in to coaxial type cable.
If these corrective measures do not produce satisfactory
results, please contact the local retailer authorized to
distribute this type of product. If you can not locate the
appropriate retailer, please contact Yamaha Electronics
Corp., U.S.A. 6660 Orangethorpe Ave, Buena Park, CA
90620.
The above statements apply ONLY to those products
distributed by Yamaha Corporation of America or its
subsidiaries.
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vedrgrende radiostg].
Cet appareil est conforme aux prescriptions de la
directive communautaire 87/308/CEE.
Diese Geräte entsprechen der EG-Richtlinie 82/499/EWG
und/oder 87/308/EWG.
This product complies with the radio frequency
interference requirements of the Council Directive
82/499/EEC and/or 87/308/EEC.
Questo apparecchio € conforme al D.M.13 aprile 1989
(Direttiva CEE/87/308) sulla soppressione dei
radiodisturbi.
Este producto está de acuerdo con los requisitos sobre
interferencias de radio frequencia fijados por el Consejo
Directivo 87/308 CEE.
IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR THE UNITED KINGDOM
Connecting the Plug and Cord
IMPORTANT
THE WIRES IN THE MAINS LEAD ARE COLOURED IN
ACCORDANCE WITH THE FOLLOWING CODE:
Blue: NEUTRAL
Brown: LIVE
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this apparatus may
not correspond with the coloured markings identifying the
terminals in your plug, proceed as follows:
The wire which is coloured BLUE must be connected to the
terminal which is marked with the letter N or coloured BLACK.
The wire which is coloured BROWN must be connected to the
terminal which is marked with the letter L or coloured RED.
Making sure that neither core is connected to the earth termina! of
the three pin plug.
CANADA
THIS DIGITAL APPARATUS DOES NOT EXCEED THE “CLASS
B" LIMITS FOR RADIO NOISE EMISSIONS FROM DIGITAL
APPARATUS SET OUT IN THE RADIO INTERFERENCE
REGULATION OF THE CANADIAN DEPARTMENT OF
COMMUNICATIONS.
LE PRESENT APPAREIL NUMERIQUE N'EMET PAS DE BRUITS
RADIOELECTRIQUES DEPASSANT LES LIMITES
APPLICABLES AUX APPAREILS NUMERIQUES DE LA
“CLASSE B” PRESCRITES DANS LE REGLEMENT SUR LE
BROUILLAGE RADIOELECTRIQUE EDICTE PAR LE
MINISTERE DES COMMUNICATIONS DU CANADA.
CONGRATULATIONS
Your MT8X Multitrack Cassette Recorder is a powerful recording tool that will enable you to work
with sound in many ways. No other multitrack cassette recorder offers the straightforward
simplicity and ease-of-use of the MTEX. Whether you need to record acoustic instruments or voice
using microphones, electronic instruments and line-level sources, or a creative blend of the two,
the MT8X makes the process of building tracks extraordinarily smooth and simple. You can
simply record and remix eight tracks, or use the multitrack “ping-pong” recording technique to
individually record many independent parts — adding sound layer by layer until you create
exactly the arrangement and texture your imagination demands with its ability to record on all
eight tracks, or in any combination, MT8X is the ideal choice for recording bands or layering
tracks at home. And, because it's a YAMAHA, you know that the MT8X will give you the very
finest sound quality and overall performance available.
In order to make use of the MTSX's many features and obtain maximum performance, we urge
you to read this operation manual thoroughly — and keep it in a safe place for future reference.
CONTENTS
PRECAUTIONS... 5
FEATURES ….......…….…csonsmenreneneensensennencan se 6
STRUCTURE OF THE MT8X ens 7
CONTROLS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS 8
MIXER (CHANNEL INPUT SECTION) .... 8
MIXER (MASTER SECTION)................... 9
RECORDER -............erexoncuoracocorcaccenenencacaneneneoenrerovenecoovenerevevevenenenean 10
DISPLAY nnonenenanannenana Nana rane mean aan nananana mece mas 12
FRONT PANEL fressssesemsemsesesssessemseesesssssseseessssesesss 12
REAR PANEL .. 13
RECORDING METHODS вне... 14
MONITOR nono enannnenanananennennennana DAN eman ene naa mena npeneman 14
INITIAL RECORDING ......................esmmccioioncaacercoenorosoncocorenoncnarerene 15
OVERDUBBING .. .. .. 16
PITCH CONTROL .....e.ocoronencocoonencacancanececaranecaaccrrena vs 16
PING-PONG RECORDING ........ 17
PUNCH-IN/OUT RECORDING … 20
SYNC RECORDING................... pencnsoonranencanoennanononeecnmamo 23
MIXDOWN .......….….…….…..0ccemenmrenenen na neneen annees . 27
SETTING THE RECORDING LEVELS... .. 28
RECORDING EXAMPLES.............. .. 29
RECORDING PLAN... i. 29
RECORDING EXAMPLE 1:
A basic recording (overdubbing) ....... .. 31
RECORDING EXAMPLE 2:
An advanced recording ..................e.e-.sererceceienescacne are renee. 35
CONNECTION EXAMPLE ............ee-enesemmennacoscaneneccnononoananenenmna nene anana 40
TROUBLESHOOTING........ vs .. penensavenonenna 41
MAINTENANCE ..............emmemnanonenennannannanas .. 42
SPECIFICATIONS .................. e... 43
GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS penavoavenevanenenonsnnanenenonenaaaracane 43
DIMENSIONS ..................—.—. ennnanonenenena nene Ne anennnene mana onenes 44
BLOCK DIAGRAM..............e——......--enenerornrericanierener enterraron ee 129
PRECAUTIONS
1.
AVOID EXCESSIVE HEAT, HUMIDITY, DUST
AND VIBRATION
Keep the unit away from locations where it is likely
to be exposed to high temperatures or humidity —
such as near radiators, stoves, etc. Also avoid
locations which are subject to excessive dust
accumulation or vibration which could cause
mechanical damage.
AVOID PHYSICAL SHOCKS
Strong physical shocks to the unit can cause
damage. Handle it with care.
DO NOT OPEN THE CASE OR ATTEMPT
REPAIRS OR MODIFICATION YOURSELF
This product contains no user-serviceable parts.
For other than routine cleaning, refer maintenance
to qualified YAMAHA personnel. Opening the case
and/or tampering with the internal circuitry will void
the warranty.
MAKE SURE POWER IS OFF BEFORE MAKING
OR REMOVING CONNECTIONS
Always turn the power OFF prior to connecting or
disconnecting cables. This is important to prevent
damage to the unit itself as well as other connected
equipment.
HANDLE CABLES CAREFULLY
Always plug and unplug cables — including the AC
cord — by gripping the connector, not the cord.
CLEAN WITH A SOFT DRY CLOTH
Never use solvents such as benzine or thinner to
clean the unit. Wipe clean with a soft, dry cloth.
ALWAYS USE THE CORRECT POWER SUPPLY
This unit is sold with the appropriate power
specifications for the local area (power supply
voltage and power consumption are listed on the
bottom panel). If you move to a different area that
might have a different AC mains voltage, however,
be sure to check with your nearest YAMAHA dealer
before using this unit.
KEEP THE HEADS AND TAPE PATH CLEAN
To ensure consistent high performance and sound
quality from this unit, it is important to clean the
head and tape path regularly (ideally before each
recording session). To do this, use a cleaning kit
specifically designed for use with cassette tape
equipment. |
USE ONLY HIGH-QUALITY CHROME CASSETTE
TAPE
This unit is designed to be used only with
Chromeposition tape, and will not work properly
with Ferrichrome tape formulations. CrQ: tape
(Bias: HIGH; EQ: 70us) should be used. Also, the
use of tapes longer than 90 minutes (C-120, etc.) is
not recommended because they exhibit poorer
performance, and can cause an equipment failure.
10. USE A CASSETTE TAPE PROPERLY
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*This unit is designed to be used only with Chrome
position tape. CrOz tape {HIGH position, TYPE)
should be used. With some tapes, it may be
impossible to obtain normal sound quality or
characteristics because of problems such as
distortion of the frequency characteristic. If this
happens, try using a different type of tape. TDK SA
46 — 90 and Maxell UDI 46 — 90 are
recommended.
*This unit is an 8-track, 8-channel tape recorder with
a tape speed of 9.5 cm/s, unlike ordinary cassette
recorders which have 4 tracks, 2 channels, and a
tape speed of 4.8 cm/s, so this unit can not record
or playback ordinary cassette tapes.
Also, since this unit uses special heads, it is not
compatible with tapes recorded on’ 8-track
recorders from other manufacturers.
*New tapes are tightly wound, so fast forward and
rewind them once to loosen them up. This
improves the recording/playback characteristics.
Also, it is better not to use the first and last 20
seconds of the tape. Sometimes these sections
are wound in such a way that the desired
characteristics are not obtained.
*When loading a cassette tape, check it carefully to
make sure the tape is not loose, then load the tape
firmly into the cassette compartment so that it is
not loose or otherwise out of place.
If the tape is not loaded properly, the desired
characteristics may not be obtained.
USE THE dbx SWITCH PROPERLY
To play back a tape with normal sound quality, turn
the dbx switch on for the tape recorded with the
dbx on, and for the tape recorded with the dbx off,
turn this switch off.
* dbx is a trademark of dbx Incorporated.
CHECK THE ACCESSORIES
Please check to see that you have all the
accessories, power cords and cotton swabs.
FEATURES
@ GENERAL
The MT8X consists of an 8-channel recording mixer section and an 8-track recorder section inside a compact
enclosure. Independent recording and playback are possible for each separate track, so that high-quality multi-track
recording can be easily obtained.
e MIXER
The mixer section is equipped with independent stereo buses for more flexible use of this unit.
Continuously variable gain controls are provided for channels 1-4.
These are applicable to any input source, including microphone input and line input.
Insert I/O jacks are provided for channels 1 and 2. These jacks allow external signal processors to be connected
directly to this unit.
Dual AUX SEND and AUX RETURN (stereo) jacks add effects from the connected externai signal processors to
each channel as required.
2TR IN jacks are provided to make monitoring of the completed tape which has been mixed down in stereo easier.
e RECORDER
A dbx noise reduction system will provide substantial noise reduction and a wide dynamic range.
An automatic punch-in/out recording function and a rehearsal function make punch-in/out recording easier and more
accurate.
A pitch control function makes it possible to vary the tape speed within a range of approximately +12%. This is
useful in cases such as carrying out pitch compensation at overdubbing.
A large multi-functional display shows the recording and playback level, recording track and tape counter together,
so it is easy to see and very helpful for operations.
A full complement of locate functions such as RTZ (Return To Zero) and LOC (Locate) are provided.
A full-logic mechanism in the recorder makes the process of creating complex multi-track recording smooth and
simple. |
— STRUCTURE OF THE MT8X
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This unit can be divided into three sections: a “mixer”, a “recorder” and “bus lines” which link the previous two sections.
E MIXER: The current of input signals at each channel
The mixer has 8 input channels. It adjusts input signals at each
respective channel and sends them to the bus lines. LINE
The signals input to each channel of the mixer can be switched to
either input signals (LINE) or tape playback signals (TAPE).
When TAPE is selected, the playback signals on each track are
input to the corresponding channel, in such a way that the playback
signals on track 1 of the recorder are input to channel 1, the
playback signals on track 2 of the recorder are input to channel 2,
and so on. After the tone and volume of the input signals are 1
adjusted at the equalizer and channel faders, they are sent to the _—
desired bus lines using the PAN controls and ASSIGN switches. J
E BUS LINES: TT AUX
| There are 4 main bus lines (group buses) which receive the input > AUX 2
| signals from each respective channel of the mixer. = = =
If signals from two or more mixer channels are input to a bus line, 2
these signals are all overlaid (mixing). 7 STEREO
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HB RECORDER:
The cassette recorder records the signals from the bus lines. In
addition, it also sends the playback signals to the TAPE QUT jacks
on the rear panel and to the mixer. 3 |
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For recording, there is a relationship between group buses and : |,
recorder tracks as shown in the following table. TAPE
Group Bus No. Track on which signals from the group bus can be recorded | AS Shown in the table on the left, there are
as many as 4 tracks which can be recorded
GROUP 1 — | Track 1 or Track 5 at the same time.
In addition, signals from odd-numbered
GROUP 2 — | Track 2 or Track 6 groups (ODD) are recorded to odd-
GROUP 3 Track 3 or Track 7 numbered tracks, and signals from even-
> numbered groups (EVEN) are recorded to
GROUP 4 — | Track 4 or Track 8 even-numbered tracks.
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CONTROLS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS
* The head number of each control name corresponds to the same number of the illustration at the back of the
attached PLANNING SHEET.
EH MIXER (CHANNEL INPUT SECTION)
@ ASSIGN Switches
O GAIN Control and CLIP Indicator
This control adjusts the level of signals from the
microphone or instruments connected to the
MIC/LINE INPUT jacks.
If the CLIP indicator above each of the knobs (1—4)
remains illuminated, it means that the input level is
too high. In this case, adjust to an optimum level so
that the indicator flickers momentarily at the
maximum volume level by using the GAIN control or
the output level of the connected unit. (GAIN controls
are provided only for channels 1-4).
O Equalizer Controls
The high, middle and low band frequency levels can
be controlled individually within a range of +12 dB
based from the standard frequencies given below.
HIGH: Standard frequency ......... 10 kHz
MID: Standard frequency ......... 1 kHz
LOW: Standard frequency ......... 100 Hz
When the control is at the “0” position, a flat
frequency characteristic is obtained. (However,
channels 5-8 are provided with HIGH and LOW
controls only.)
The equalizer's frequency characteristics
Level
LOW MID HIGH
(dB)
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10 100 1K 10K Frequency
(Hz)
@ AUX 1 and 2 Controls
The AUX controls are used to adjust the level of
signals input to a unit such as an external signal
processor connected to the AUX SEND jack(s).
The signals adjusted by these controls are sent from
the AUX bus line to the connected signal
processor(s) via the AUX SEND jack(s). The signals
then return to this unit's group buses and stereo
buses via the AUX RETURN jacks.
These switches are used to send the signals which
are adjusted by the PAN control to the respective
group buses.
These switches and the PAN control can be used to
distribute signals freely between groups 1-4. On the
other hand, signals are always sent to the stereo
buses.
© PAN Control
This control is used for adjusting balance and
position of signals which was adjusted by the
channel fader, when the signals are sent to the
group buses or stereo buses.
Signals are distributed as follows:
ODD/L: Signals are sent to Groups 1 and/or 3 Stereo L).
EVEN/R: Signais are sent to Groups 2 and/or 4 Stereo R).
If the control is set to the center position, signals will
be equally distributed to both the ODD/L and
EVEN/R groups or channels.
@ Input Selector Switch
This switch is used to select the input signal (either
TAPE or MIC/LINE) for each channel.
This switch can also be used to turn each channel
ON/OFF when mixing down recorded sources.
TAPE:
Set to this position in order to input an already-
recorded signal to the mixer.
MIC/LINE (ch 1-4), LINE (ch 5-8):
Set to this position when adding an input signal
from an instrument such as an electric guitar or a
keyboard which is connected to the MIC/LINE
(LINE) INPUT jacks on the rear panel.
A microphone may also be connected for
channels 1-4. |
@ Channel Fader
The channel fader is used to adjust the level of the
input signais.
When mixing channels, input level balance between
channels can be adjusted with these faders.
The optimum position is at 7-8 on the scale.
* Set the fader to “0” for channels which are not
being used.
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E MIXER (MASTER SECTION)
O GROUP MASTER Controls
These controls are used to adjust the level of each
group when the signals from each group bus are to
be recorded to tape. The signals adjusted by these
controls are sent to the tracks selected by the REC
SELECT switches.
O) STEREO Fader
The MASTER fader adjusts the level of the stereo
bus signals.
The optimum position is at “7—8” on the scale.
D MONITOR/PHONES Control
This control is used to adjust the sound output level
at the PHONES jack on the front panel and at the
MONITOR OUT jacks on the rear panel.
O MONITOR SELECT Switches
These switches are used to monitor the group bus
and stereo bus signals, signals input to the 2TR IN
jacks and the playback signals of the cassette tape.
If all switches are pressed, all of the signals can be
simultaneously monitored.
GROUP
Each of these switches is used to monitor the bus
signals for groups 1 and 3 or groups 2 and 4 in
monaural.
If both the switches are pressed, signals can be
monitored in stereo; groups 1 and 3 for channel L
and groups 2 and 4 for channel R.
STEREO
This switch is used to monitor the stereo bus
signals.
2TR IN
This switch is used to monitor the signals input to
the 2TR IN jacks.
CUE
This switch is used to monitor the playback
signals on tracks of the cassette tape.
For a track being recorded, the recording signals
will be monitored.
() AUX RTN LEVEL Controls
These controls are used to adjust the level of the
signals input to the AUX RETURN jacks.
@ AUX RTN ASSIGN Switches |
These switches are used to select the group bus to
which the signals from the AUX RETURN jacks will
be sent. On the other hand, signals are always sent
to the stereo buses.
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© dbx Switch
This switch is used to turn the internai dbx noise
reduction system on and off.
The dbx system will operate when the switch is
turned on. The dbx system becomes on at the time
when the power is turned on.
The dbx system has no effect on track 8 when the
SYNC switch is on. This is because track 8 is used
for recording the FSK signal on SYNC recording.
O SYNC Switch
When performing SYNC recording or playback with
the dbx on, turn this switch on, and record FSK
signals on track 8. (See “SYNC RECORDING” on
page 23.)
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(D REHE Button and Indicator
This button is for carrying out a recording rehearsal.
If this button is pressed, the indicator illuminates.
After the track(s) to be recorded is selected with the
REC SELECT switches, if this button is pressed and
then the PLAY button is pressed, a pseudo-recording
can be performed. In this condition, this unit
functions in the same way as actual recording,
though recording is not performed. This is useful for
practicing punch-in/out recording and for checking
recording levels.
(O CLEAR Button
This button clears the setting of memory points 1 and 2.
When automatic punch-in/out is activate (AUTO
PUNCH 1/0 indicator illuminates) this button clears
the automatic punch-in/out setting but does not clear
the memory point setting.
® REC/PAUSE Button and Indicator
This button is used to actually record signals onto a
cassette tape. If this button is pressed after selecting
a track to be recorded by using a REC SELECT
switch, the indicator will illuminate and this unit enters
into the recording standby mode. If the PLAY button
IS then pressed, recording will begin.
If no track to be recorded has already been
designated by using the REC SELECT switches, the
indicator will flash rapidly when this button is
pressed.
® AUTO PUNCH VO Button and Indicator
This button cancels the automatic punch-in/out
function. (See “4. Punch-in/out using the automatic
punch-in/out function” on page 21.)
Я) CHECK Button
This button displays the memory point.
If the MEMO 1 button is pressed while holding down
the CHECK button, MEMO [1] will flash on the
display and the tape counter value will be shown on
the display. If the MEMO 2 button is pressed while
holding down the CHECK button, the tape counter
value for MEMO 2 will be shown on the display.
@ PLAY Button and Indicator
This button is used for playing the cassette tape.
@ REW Button
This button is used to rapidly rewind the cassette
tape.
If this button is pressed and held down for more than
one second, the tape will be rewound at higher
speed.
® FF Button
This button is used to rapidly wind forward the
cassette tape.
If this button is pressed and held down for more than
one second, the tape will be wound forward at higher
speed.
@ STOP Button
This button stops the tape running.
é MEMO 1 and 2 Buttons
These buttons memorize the current tape counter
value as memory points.
If the MEMO 1 button is pressed, memory point 1 is
stored and “MEMO 1” is shown on the display.
If the MEMO 2 button is pressed, memory point 2 is
stored and "MEMO 27 is shown on the display.
The stored memory points can be erased by pressing
the CLEAR button, by turning off the main power
supply or by removing the cassette tape.
@ LOC 1 and LOC 2 Buttons
These buttons are for locating the memory points
stored using the MEMO 1 and MEMO 2 buttons.
If the LOC 1 button is pressed, the tape rapidly
forwards or rewinds to the memory point 1, and when
LOC 2 is pressed, the tape rapidly forwards or
rewinds to the memory point 2.
€) COUNTER RESET Button
This button resets the tape counter to “00:00”. The
memory points on the tape which were set by using
the MEMO 1and 2 buttons will remain unchanged,
even if values of the tape counter are changed by
pressing this button.
€) RTZ Button
If the RTZ (Return To Zero) button is pressed, the
tape is rapidly rewound to the point where the
counter reads “00:00”.
@ REPEAT Button
Pressing this button repeatedly plays back the
section between the two memory points which were
set using the MEMO 1 and MEMO 2 buttons.
If either one of the memory points has not been set,
the section between 00:00 and the single memory
point will be played back repeatedly.
If this button is pressed once more, the repeat
playback is canceled. The repeat playback will be
continued up to 16 times unless this function is
canceled.
@ REC SELECT Switches
These switches are used to select the tracks (1 — 8)
on which the group signals sent to the recorder are to
be recorded.
The relationship of a group bus and the tracks on
which signals from the group bus can be recorded
are as follows.
Group 1 — Track 1 or 5
Group 2 — Track 2 or 6
Group 3 — Track 3 or 7
Group 4 — Track 4 or 8
Signals cannot be simultaneously recorded to two
different tracks in the same group, for instance tracks
1 and 5. Simultaneous recording is thus possible for
up to four tracks.
If the switch is pressed once again, the setting is
canceled.
€ PITCH Control (Knob, Switch and Indicators)
This control is used to adjust the running speed of
the tape. (See “PITCH control” on page 16.)
If the switch is pressed to enter into the FIX mode
(the green indicator illuminates), the tape speed is
set to the preset condition and cannot be changed.
€) CUE LEVEL Controls
These controls are used to adjust the monitoring
level of the recording/playback signals. Adjustment
can be done for each track respectively.
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dbx Indicator
This indicator illuminates when the dbx system is on.
(2) SYNC Indicator
This indicator illuminates when the SYNC switch is
pressed to be turned on.
(3) Automatic Punch-in/out Indicator
This indicator displays the automatic punch-in/out
recording status.
(4) MEMO 1 and 2 Indicators
These indicators illuminate when the respective
memory points have been set.
If the MEMO 1 button is pressed, [1] flashes three
times and then illuminates.
If the MEMO 2 button is pressed, [2] flashes three
times and then illuminates.
(5) REPEAT Indicator
This indicator illuminates while the repeat playback is
being performed.
(6) TAPE Indicator
This indicator illuminates when a cassette tape is
inserted. If a cassette tape has not yet been
inserted, the indicator will flash if a button for tape
running is pressed.
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(7) REC Select Indicators
The indicator corresponding to the track selected by
a REC SELECT switch flashes to indicate that
recording is possible to the track. If the REC/PAUSE
button is pressed at this time, the indicator changes
from flashing to illuminating and this unit enters into
the recording standby mode.
Level Meter
The level meter displays the recording or playback
level of each track, or the signal level at the stereo
buses within a range of —20 dB — +9 dB.
Tape Counter
The tape counter is displayed by minutes and
seconds. The time displayed is as ciose as possible
to the actual time elapsed, but there will be a small
amount of error depending on the type of tape being
used. The range of errors are as follows:
C—46:
C—60:
C—90:
+13% (+1 min. 30 sec.)
+10% (+1 min. 30 sec.)
+13% (+3 min.)
€) PHONES Jack
Connect headphones (8—40 Q) to this jack.
€ PUNCH 1/0 Jack
When using a footswitch (sold separately) in punch-
in/out recording, connect the footswitch to this jack.
(See “PUNCH-IN/OUT RECORDING” on page 20.)
€ REMOTE CONTROL Jack
When using remote controller RCM1 (sold
separately) to operate the recorder, connect the
remote controller to this jack.
A view from over
the top panel.
HB REAR PANEL
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© MIC/LINE INPUT, LINE INPUT and INSERT I/O
Jacks
*Input Impedance: 10 kQ, 10 kQ, 10 kQ,
*Rated Input Lev
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