744T User Guide and Technical Information

744T User Guide and Technical Information

744T

Quick Start Guide - U.T. Austin

(with thanks and a hat tip to Cal Arts and Sound Devices)

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Front Panel Descriptions

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1)

Digital Input LEDs

Indicates the presence of digital signal

on the respective input. When flashing, indicates that digital input is selected

but no valid digital clock signal is pres-ent.

2)

Input 1 Gain

Controls the analog gain (input trim) of the channel 1 input. Normal mic input range is from 25 dB to 70 dB, low gain

mic range is from 10 dB to 55 dB, line

input range is from

6 dB to 18 dB. For

linelevel inputs, this control can be

defeated and gain can be setup menu-controlled. If the LCD display shows

“locked” when the pot is turned, gain

control of the linelevel input is menu-controlled. When inputs are linked as

a stereo pair, Input 1

Gain controls the

gain of both inputs.

3)

Input 2 Gain

Controls input 2 gain, as in #2 above.

When inputs are linked as a stereo pair,

Input 2 Gain controls left-to-right balance.

4)

MENU Key

Used to access all 744T setup menu selections. When in menu mode, used to move up through the menu selections.

Pressing the HDD and MENU keys simultaneously brings up the time code jam menu.

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5)

LCD Display

Primary display of 744T status. The

LCD is backlit using the LCD backlight control (#15).

6)

Tone Oscillator

Press to activate the tone oscillator, press and hold for two seconds or longer to latch on, press again to deactivate.

7)

Input-to-Track Matrix LEDs

Blue LEDs indicate inputs (1, 2, 3, 4)

enabled for recording to tracks (A, B, C,

D).

8)

INPUT Select Key

Pressing the INPUT key brings up the input muting and routing menu. Hold down the INPUT key and press one

of the four indicated soft keys to mute

inputs. Pressing the STOP key and the

INPUT select key cycles through the

six factory preset input-to-track routing combinations plus the custom routing menu. In the custom routing menu any input can be routed to any track. (See

Input-to-Track Routing

)

9)

Level Meter LEDs

Four, 19-segment track level-meters indicate level in dBFS. Metering ballistics are selected in the setup menu.

10)

Power Key

Press and hold to power up the 744T.

Press and hold to power down.

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Charge LED

Indicates the charge status of the on-board battery charger. LED fl ashes when

external power is connected and the removable battery is charging; illuminates solid when battery is fully charged.

12)

Power LED

Indicates the 744T is powered and available for operation. LED fl ashes when the removable battery or external DC is in a low-voltage state.

13)

Record Key

Press to record. The 744T is a recordpriority device; pressing this key starts

recording and discontinues all other

functions, except file operations. Pressing key during recording can set a cue

marker or start a new file, as selected in

the setup menu.

14)

Stop/Pause Key

Press and hold this key for 150 ms to

stop recording. In Record Pause mode

the

STOP key will pause the

recording, pressing it twice will finalize the recording. In playback mode, a single press pauses playback (play-pause), allowing audio scrubbing with the FF and REW keys. Another press of the key enters play-stop mode where the FF and REW keys select fi les for playback from the current directory. One more press of the key exits playback mode. In the setup menu the stop key is also used to exit from any menu, returning to the main display.

15)

LCD Backlight Key

Press to toggle LCD and keyboard backlighting. Hold the key and turn the

Rotary Switch to adjust the brightness of

LEDs. In menu mode, functions as the cancel key.

16)

Fast-Forward Key

Performs fast-forward (FF) scrubbing through the played fi le when pressed in playback and play-pause mode. Playpause indicated by fl ashing A-time on

LCD. Fast forward rate increases the longer the key is held. In play-stop mode

(indicated by fl ashing fi lename on LCD) selects the next fi le in the record folder

(either daily folder or main folder).

17)

Play Key

Plays back the file displayed in the LCD.

If pressed immediately after recording is stopped, the most recently recorded file

is played back.

18)

Rewind Key

Performs reverse (REW) scrubbing through the played file when pressed in playback and play-pause mode. Playpause indicated by flashing A-time on

LCD. Reverse playback rate increases

the longer the key is held. In play-stop

mode

(indicated by flashing filename

on LCD) selects the previous file in the

record folder (either daily folder or main

folder).

19)

HDD (File Viewer) Key

Press to enter the File Viewer. The

selected medium shown in white type

will be the destination when the but-ton is pressed.

Press-and-hold to toggle

between available media. If only one

media is present, press-and-hold is

disabled. Pressing simultaneously with

MENU opens the time code jam menu.

20)

Headphone Output Peak LED

Indicates overload of the headphone amplifi er. When lit, the headphone ci rcuit is overloading. Reduce headphone

level.

21)

LIM LED

Indicates that the microphone input limiters are engaged. This LED does not show input limiting activity (

see descrip-tor

#27, Microphone Input Limiter LEDs

).

22)

Link LED

Indicates that channels 1 and 2 are

linked as a stereo pair. In link mode in-put 1 po

tentiometer controls gain, input

2 potentiometer controls left-to-right

balance.

Inputs can be linked as either a

stereo L/R pair or as a a Mid-Side (MS)

pair.

23)

Media Ready LEDs

Indicates storage media is present and available to record; IN (internal hard drive), CF (CompactFlash), EX (external

FireWire device). Flashing indicates

media problem.

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Media Activity LEDs

Indicates storage media read/write

activity.

IN (internal hard drive), CF

(Compact

Flash), EX (external FireWire

device).

25)

High-Pass Filter LEDs

Indicates that the high-pass (low-cut)

filter is active for the input. High-pass

only operates when the input is set to

microphone level.

26)

Phantom Power LEDs

Indicates that phantom power (48 volts)

is active for the individual input. Phantom can be applied to microphone or

line-level signals (menu-selected).

27)

Microphone Input Limiter LEDs

Illuminates orange when limiting is occurring on the microphone input. If constantly lit, the microphone input is being hit with too “hot” of a signal. Reduce the input sensitivity until limiting occurs infrequently.

28)

Input Signal Presence LEDs

Indicates presence of analog or digital

signal and its relative level on each of

the four inputs.

29)

Input Peak (Overload) LED

Indicates analog signal is approaching

clipping (–3 dBFS) on each of the four

inputs. Also used to indicate that an

input is muted.

Panel Lock

Press and hold the backlight key then the tone key to bring up the front panel Button Lock Screen.

Button lock prevents unintentional changing of settings or record status.The 744T displays any button lock options enabled. select the soft buttons to activate the appropriate button lock mode

There are three modes:

Unlocked – all buttons are accessible and operate normally.

Non-Transport Lock – All front panel controls are locked except the Record, Stop, Play, Rewind and Fast Forward.

Lock All – All front panel keys are locked except the Record key. The Record key is kept active so the user can initiate recording after entering this mode and enter cue markers. To stop recording in this mode, you must disengage the panel lock and hit the stop key.

LCD Display Descriptions

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Battery Level Indicator

Shows voltage level of the removable

battery or external power sources.

External power overrides battery power

when present.

Graphical bar for relative

level and numeric indicator for precise

voltage measurement.

2)

File Name Display

Shows file name actively being recorded

or played back. In playback-stop mode,

flashing file name indicates that the fast-forward and rewind keys can be used to

step through files in the current play-back directory.

3)

Absolute Time (A-time) Display

Shows the elapsed time of the file b eing recorded or played back in hours,

minutes, seconds, and tenths. The A-time and the time code display can be

exchanged if a large time code display

is needed. This display can be set to reverse or flash during recording. Flashes in playback-pause mode.

4)

Time & Date Display

Alternating display between the set date

and time of the 744T. This information is

written as the creation and modification

date for generated audio files.

5)

Bit Depth Indicator

Shows the set record bit depth. In play-back, shows the file bit depth.

6)

Sample Rate Indicator

Shows the set record sampling rate. In playback shows the file sampling rate.

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note the white-on-black number option to indicate recording (menu-selectable)

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Time Code Rate

Shows the set time code frame rate. If a

file has time code information embedded, the playback frame rate is indi-cated. If ex

ternal time code is connected

and the external rate differs from the

rate set internally, the time code rate will

flash.

Headphone Source Display

Indicates the source for headphone output. Sources and selection order are user

selectable in the setup menus.

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Time Code Display

In stop and record, shows the time code generated or received by the 744T. In

play mode, the display shows the play

file’s time code information (if available). If nontime code files are playing,

the display shows dashes. The time code

display can be exchanged with the A-time display via a user menu selection.

10)

External Media S

pace Status

(space remaining/record ready)

If a drive is not attached the indicator

shows dashed lines. Bar graph indicates

amount of record time remaining on

the external

FireWire volume. Numbers

show time in hours and minutes based

on the presently selected number of

record tracks, sample frequency, bit rate,

and file type.

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Internal Hard Drive Status

(space remaining/record ready)

Bar graph indicates amount of record time remaining on the internal hard drive. Numbers show time in hours and minutes based on the presently selected of number of record tracks, sample frequency, bit rate, and fi le type.

12)

CompactFlash Status

(space remaining/record ready)

Bar graph indicates amount of record time remaining on the CompactFlash media. Numbers show time in hours and minutes based on the presently selected number of record tracks, sample frequency, bit rate, and fi le type.

For all three media types, an asterisk in front of the media descriptor indicates that the media is selected for record. Highlighted media descriptor indicates media selected for record monitoring, playback or fi le directory display.

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Input 1/2 Level

When input 1 or 2 gain is turned this indicates the gain level in dB for inputs

1 and 2. Gain levels can be selected to always be displayed in the Setup Menu option LCD: GAIN DISPLAY. Normal mic input gain range is from 26 dB to

70 dB, low gain mic range is from 10 dB to 50 dB, line input range is from

6 dB to 18 dB. “Locked” will be displayed on the LCD when the pot is turned with digital inputs selected or with line inputs set to menu control.

14)

Cue Marker Display

In record mode, indicates when cue markers are set. Markers set by pressing the record key (option must be selected in setup menu). In playback mode, displays cue points numerically as they are reached in a fi le.

15)

External Digital Clock Indicator

The 744T is locked to a valid external digital or word clock source for recording when the L is in the display.

Left Panel Connectors and Controls

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XLR Input 1/AES3 Input 1&2

Dual function input connection. Input

type set with switch above. Active-balanced analog microphone

- or line-level input for input 1.

Transformer-balanced

two-channel AES3 input (1 and 2).

XLR Input 2/AES3 Input 3&4

Dual function input connection. Input

type set with switch above. Active-balanced analog microphone- or line-level

input for input 2.

Transformer-balanced

two-channel AES3 input (3 and 4).

Mic-Line-AES3 Input Switch

Selects the input level and mode of the

associated XLR input connector.

TA3 Channel 3&4 Line Inputs

Activebalanced line-level input connec-tors. Pin-1 ground, pin-2 (+), pin-3 (

).

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Back Panel Descriptions

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TA3 Master (L/R) Analog Outputs

Active-balanced, line-level analog L/R outputs for the Master Output Bus. Pr ogram source and attenuation level are

user selectable. Pin-1 g rnd, pin-2 (+), pin-3 (

).

Headphone Output

3.5 mm TRS stereo headphone connector.

Can drive headphones from 8 to

1000 ohm impedances to very high levels. Tip-

L, ring-

R, sleeve-Gnd.

Headphone Volume

Adjusts the headphone volume. NOTE:

the

744T is capable of producing ear-damaging levels in headphones.

Tape Output

Unbalanced tape (–10 dBV nominal) output on 3.5 mm TRS stereo connector.

Signal source is identical to the Master

Output Bus. Tip-

L, ring-R, sleeve-Grnd.

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Security Slot

Compatible with the Kensington ® Security

Slot specification. Useful for securing the recorder to a fixed object with a

compatible computer lock.

CompactFlash Slot

Accepts CompactFlash medium with the label-side up. Compatible with Type I,

Type

II, and MicroDrives.

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Battery Mount

Accepts Sony ® InfoLithium L- or M-Series batteries. Also accepts batteries

conforming to this mount. Numerous

capacities, from

1500 mAh to 7000 mAh

are available.

4)

Battery Release Pin

Push down the pin with a long skinny object such as a key, screwdriver, or a

pen.

With the pin pushed in, slide the L- or M-

Series battery to the right to release

the battery.

BASIC RECORD OPERATION:

(Note: Menu #s may change as software is updated)

Turn on 744T with the

To setup the unit for your needs, press button.

Exit menus by pressing X .

Scroll through the menu using the !

& " buttons just to the left of the screen, or by turning the multi-function controller on the right panel.

If you have just gotten the recorder from checkout

& don't have any recordings on it, select menu

item

81) INHDD: Erase/Format by pushing the

√ button, or by turning & pushing the multifunction controller on the right panel.

This will give you:

! •! 48 kHz

! •! 24 bit samples

! •! 30 fps time code

! •! free run generator

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•! wav poly files

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•! record on hard drive AND compact flash !

!

•! phantom power off

!

•! normal gain on mic inputs

Scroll down to and select menu item 4

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Time Code: Frame Rate.

By pushing the button, you select the highlighted menu item.

Select: Load Factory Settings by pushing the !

button, or by turning & pushing the multi-

function controller on the right panel.

Follow directions to erase all data from the recorder. THIS IS PERMANENT.

Select 30 for film shoots, 2

3.976 for HD and

29.97 for

SD shoots.

Select Menu item 1) Quick Setup

Scroll down to and select menu item

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7) Time Code: Mode.

Hold the STOP button & press the INPUT button until only the blue lights next to A & 1, and

B & 2 are lit.

Select Record Run. (If you are using a smart slate select free run).

If you are using only one mic, connect it to the left

XLR. move the slider to Mic 1.

Turn the headphone level control to 12 o' clock to start.

Connect your headphones. (

Don't

connect to the TAP

E OUT jack!)

Hold the STOP button & press the INPUT button until only the blue light next to A & 1 is lit.

Adjust your mic level(s) with GAIN control(s) 1 & 2 for proper recording levels, watching the green, yellow, & red level LEDs. (If the knobs aren't sticking out, press them in until they click.)

If you are using two mics, connect the second cable to the right XLR. move the slider to Mic 2.

Now adjust the headphone level until comfortable.

Now press the Record button.

You're recording! the name at the top of the display (i.e.: T1.WAV) is the name of the file being recorded to. each time you record, a new file will be created. Also, if you press RECORD again while recording, the file you're recording to will be closed, and a new file (with a new name) will begin. No audio is lost.

To stop recording, press the STOP button.

To change the way Scenes & Takes are num-bered, use menu items

7 and 8.

If you're having trouble with low frequency rumble, use menu items

21 to 24.

Select <Add New Entry>

Use the multifunction knob on the right to call up letters and numbers. Scene names can be nine characters long. You can store the names and use them again (if you haven't reformatted )

Enabling Low Cut will illuminate the

Low Cut lights on the front panel.

If you need 48 V phantom power, use

menu items 1

8 and 19.

(Note: the 744T will not provide T power for older

Sennheiser mics.)

Enabling phantom power will illuminate the 48V lights on the front panel.

Right Panel Connectors and Controls

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Time Code Multi-Pin

Time code input and output on 5-pin

LEMO ® connector.

2)

AES3id Inputs 1/2 and 3/4

Unbalanced digital input accepts two channel AES3 (or S/PDIF) on BNC connectors. Supports sample rates up to 200 kHz.

3)

FireWire (IEEE-1394) Port

Connection to a computer (Mac OS,

Windows 2k/XP, Vista, Linux) to access the internal hard drive and Compact-

Flash volumes as mass storage devices.

Also used to attach external FAT32-formatted FireWire drives to the 744T for direct recording and copying.

4)

C. Link In/Out

RS-232 protocol interface on 6-pin modular (“RJ-12”) connector for linking multiple 7-Series recorders together.

Word clock, machine transport, and time code are carried on the C. Link connector.

5)

External DC In

Accepts sources of 10–18 volts DC for unit powering and removable Li-ion battery charging. The Hirose 4-pin connector is wired pin-1 negative (

), pin-4 positive (+). Pin-2 (

) and pin-3 (+) are used to charge the removable Li-ion battery. DC ground at both pins-1 and

2 is at the same potential as chassis and signal ground.

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Word Clock Input and Out

Provides clock input and output for the

744T. Word input accepts sampling rates between 32 kHz and 192 kHz. Word clock output is the rate that box is running. There is no sample rate conversion onboard the 744T.

7)

AES3id Output Bus 2

Unbalanced digital output, two-channel, for Output Bus 2. Signal source is menuselected.

8)

AES3id Master Output Bus

Unbalanced digital output, two-channel, for the Master Output Bus. Signal source is menu-selected and is identical to the

Analog Master Output Bus signal.

9)

Multi-Function Rotary Switch

When in the setup menu, the rotary switch moves between menu selections; push to enter selection or enter data.

In record and playback modes, selects headphone monitor source; push action is user selectable.

744T User Guide and Technical Information

Setup Menu Presets

Presets are useful shortcuts to speed setting the numerous parameters available in the setup menu.

The 744T has four built-in presets and unlimited user presets.

Built-In Presets

The 744T is shipped from the factory with the factory preset applied. Its settings are listed below.

Three additional presets, fi lm, reporter, and music presets allow for quick setup of typical parameters for the defi ned application. Presets are applied by entering the setup menu and selecting the preset. All previous settings are lost when a preset is applied.

744T Presets

Rec: FireWire Connection

Rec: Sampling rate

Rec: Bit Depth

Rec: File Type

Rec: Media Select

Rec: Scene Name/Number

Rec: Track Names

Rec: Take Name/Number

Rec: Take Reset Mode

Rec: Pre-Roll Time

Rec: Dither

Rec: Timer Start

Rec: Timer Stop

Rec: Record Indicator

Rec: Record Pause

Input: Routing

Input 1: 48V Phantom

Input 2: 48V Phantom

Mic Inputs: Limiter

Mic Input 1: Low Cut

Mic Input 2: Low Cut

Mic Input 1: Low Cut Frequency

Mic Input 2: Low Cut Frequency

Mic Input 1: Gain Range

Mic Input 2: Gain Range

Input 1,2: Source

Input 3,4: Source

Input 1,2: Linking, MS

Line Input 1,2: Gain Ctrl

Line Input 3: Gain

Line Input 4: Gain

Input 1: Delay

Factory

Preset

External Drive

48 kHz

24 bits

Film

Preset

External Drive

48 kHz

24 bits

.wav poly

EXHDD and INHDD and CF

None

Track A: Track A

Track B: Track B

Track C: Track C

Track D: Track D

T 01

When Scene is changed

2 Sec

Off

.wav poly

EXHDD and INHDD and CF

None

Track A: Track A

Track B: Track B

Track C: Track C

Track D: Track D

T 01

When Scene is changed

2 Sec

Off

Disabled

Disabled

Normal Numbers

Disabled

Disabled

Disabled

Normal Numbers

Disabled

1->A / 2->B / 3->C /4-> D 1->A / 2->B / 3->C /4-> D

Off On - Mic

Off On - Mic

Enabled

Disabled

Disabled

40 Hz, 12 dB/oct

40 Hz, 12 dB/oct

Normal

Normal

Auto Select

Auto Select

Unlinked

Use Front Panel Knobs

0.0 dB

0.0 dB

0 msec

Enabled

Disabled

Disabled

40 Hz, 12 dB/oct

40 Hz, 12 dB/oct

Normal

Normal

Auto Select

Auto Select

Unlinked

Use Front Panel Knobs

0.0 dB

0.0 dB

0 msec

Reporter

Preset

Computer Connect

44.1 kHz

16 bits

.wav mono

INHDD only

None

Track A: Track A

Track B: Track B

Track C: Track C

Track D: Track D

T 01

When Scene is changed

2 Sec

On

Disabled

Disabled

Normal Numbers

Disabled

1->A,B / 2->A,B

On - Mic

On - Mic

Enabled

Enabled

Enabled

40 Hz, 24 dB/oct

40 Hz, 24 dB/oct

Normal

Normal

Auto Select

Auto Select

Unlinked

Use Front Panel Knobs

0.0 dB

0.0 dB

0 msec

Music

Preset

Computer Connect

44.1 kHz

16 bits

.wav poly

INHDD only

None

Track A: Track A

Track B: Track B

Track C: Track C

Track D: Track D

T 01

When Scene is changed

2 Sec

On

Disabled

Disabled

Normal Numbers

Disabled

1->A / 2->B

On - Mic

On - Mic

Enabled

Disabled

Disabled

40 Hz, 12 dB/oct

40 Hz, 12 dB/oct

Normal

Normal

Auto Select

Auto Select

Linked 1,2

Use Front Panel Knobs

0.0 dB

0.0 dB

0 msec

64 v. 2.63 Features and specifications are subject to change. Visit www.sounddevices.com for the latest documentation.

744T Presets

Input 2: Delay

Input 3: Delay

Input 4: Delay

File: Marker Mode

File: Max Size

File: Folder Options

File: Copy Files

File: Copy Flag Reset

Time Code: Frame Rate

Time Code: Mode

Time Code: Hold Off

Time Code: User Bits

Time Code: Jam Menu

Time Code: Display Mode

Output1 Left: Source

Output1 Right: Source

Output1 L,R: Attenuation

Output2 Left: Source

Output2 Right: Source

Output2 L,R: Attenuation

Digital Output: Mode

Play: AutoPlay Mode

Time/Date: 12/24 Hr

Time/Date: Date Format

LCD: Contrast

LCD: Gain Display

LCD: Scrolling Direction

Meter: Ballistics

Meter: Peak Threshold

Meter: Stealth Mode

HP: Rotary Sw Function

HP: Monitor Modes

HP: Favorite Mode

HP: Playback Mode

HP: Warning Bell

HP: Record/Stop Bell

Tone: Level

Tone: Frequency

Tone: Mode

0 msec

Factory

Preset

0 msec

0 msec

New File

2G CF (1.8 GB)

None

Copy all INHDD> CF

Enabled

30

Free Run

2 sec mm:dd:yy.tt

Jam RX TC

Big A-time

Track A

Track B

0 dB

Track C

Track D

0 dB

Consumer

Play All

12 Hr

MM/DD/YY

50%

Bit Depth, SR & Gain

Normal

Peak Hold + VU

0 dBFS

Off

Selects Favorite Mode

01> Inputs 1,2

02> Inputs 3,4

03> Tracks A,B

04> Tracks C,D

05> Input 1,1

06> Input 2,2

07> Input 3,3

08> Input 4,4

09> Monitor A,B

10> Monitor C,D

Tracks A,B

Tracks A,B

-30 dBFS

Disabled

-20 dBFS

1000 Hz

To Rec Tracks and

Outputs

Film

Preset

0 msec

0 msec

0 msec

New File

2G CF (1.8 GB)

None

Copy all INHDD > CF

Enabled

30

Free Run

0 msec

Reporter

Preset

0 msec

0 msec

New File

2G CF (1.8 GB)

None

Copy all INHDD > CF

Enabled

30

Off

0 msec

Music

Preset

0 msec

0 msec

New File

2G CF (1.8 GB)

None

Copy all INHDD > CF

Enabled

30

Off mm:dd:yy.tt

Jam RX TC

Big A-time

Track A

Track B

0 dB

Track C

Track D

0 dB

Consumer

Play All

12 Hr

MM/DD/YY

50%

Bit Depth, SR & Gain

Normal

Peak Hold + VU

0 dBFS

Off

Selects Favorite Mode

01> Inputs 1,2

02> Inputs 3,4

03> Tracks A,B

04> Tracks C,D

05> Input 1,1

06> Input 2,2

07> Input 3,3

08> Input 4,4

09> Monitor A,B

10> Monitor C,D

Tracks A,B

Tracks A,B

-30 dBFS

Disabled

-20 dBFS

1000 Hz

To Rec Tracks and Outputs

Not Used

Jam RX TC

Big A-time

Track A

Track B

0 dB

Track C

Track D

0 dB

Consumer

Play All

12 Hr

MM/DD/YY

50%

Bit Depth, SR & Gain

Normal

Peak Hold + VU

0 dBFS

Off

Selects Favorite Mode

01> Tracks A,B

Tracks A,B

Tracks A,B

-30 dBFS

Disabled

-20 dBFS

1000 Hz

To Rec Tracks and Outputs

Not Used

Jam RX TC

Big A-time

Track A

Track B

0 dB

Track C

Track D

0 dB

Consumer

Play All

12 Hr

MM/DD/YY

50%

Bit Depth, SR & Gain

Normal

Peak Hold + VU

0 dBFS

Off

Selects Favorite Mode

01> Inputs 1,2

02> Inputs 3,4

03> Tracks A,B

04> Tracks C,D

05> Input 1,1

06> Input 2,2

07> Input 3,3

08> Input 4,4

09> Monitor A,B

10> Monitor C,D

Tracks A,B

Tracks A,B

-30 dBFS

Disabled

-20 dBFS

1000 Hz

To Rec Tracks and Outputs

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744T User Guide and Technical Information

744T Presets

Tone: Record Lock

INHDD: Empty Trash

CF: Empty Trash

EXHDD: Empty Trash

Power: Ext Low Batt Volt

Power: Ext Power Function

Power: Power-up Messages

Ext Keyboard: Assign

Ext Keyboard: Langauge

CL-1: Re-Program

CL-1: Logic Out Assign

Factory

Preset

Locked While Recording

Empty Trash

Empty Trash

Empty Trash

11.0 volts

Do Nothing

Enabled

F1 > Record

F2 > Stop Button

F5 > Rewind Button

F6 > Play Button

F7 > Fast Forward Button

CTRL + C > File: Copy

Files Last 24Hr CF >

EXHDD

CTRL + H > File: Copy

Files Last 24Hr INHDD >

EXHDD

English

CL-1 Module

(Undefined)

Film

Preset

Locked While Recording

Empty Trash

Empty Trash

Empty Trash

11.0 volts

Do Nothing

Enabled

F1 > Record

F2 > Stop Button

F5 > Rewind Button

F6 > Play Button

F7 > Fast Forward Button

CTRL + C > File: Copy Files

Last 24Hr CF > EXHDD

CTRL + H > File: Copy Files

Last 24Hr INHDD > EXHDD

English

CL-1 Module

(Undefined)

Reporter

Preset

Locked While Recording

Empty Trash

Empty Trash

Empty Trash

11.0 volts

Do Nothing

Enabled

F1 > Record

F2 > Stop Button

F5 > Rewind Button

F6 > Play Button

F7 > Fast Forward Button

CTRL + C > File: Copy Files

Last 24Hr CF > EXHDD

CTRL + H > File: Copy Files

Last 24Hr INHDD > EXHDD

English

CL-1 Module

(Undefined)

Music

Preset

Locked While Recording

Empty Trash

Empty Trash

Empty Trash

11.0 volts

Do Nothing

Enabled

F1 > Record

F2 > Stop Button

F5 > Rewind Button

F6 > Play Button

F7 > Fast Forward Button

CTRL + C > File: Copy

Files Last 24Hr CF >

EXHDD

CTRL + H > File: Copy

Files Last 24Hr INHDD >

EXHDD

English

CL-1 Module

(Undefined)

User Setup Data File

All of the set parameters in the table above can be saved in a date fi le to internal hard drive or to CF card. By entering QUICK SETUP from the Setup Menu, selecting SAVE USER TO INHDD/CF the user can save or restore parameters to and from this data fi le. This binary fi le is named 744T.SUP and is saved in the SOUNDDEV directory on the medium selected in the setup menu.

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Setup Menu

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The Setup Menu controls a wide range of parameters for the 744T, including all audio routing, recording settings, and time code options. The setup menu is a single, fl at architecture with no submenus, easing navigation. Each setup controls a specifi c parameter with several selections. The chart below shows the setup number, a description of the control, and the menu options available.

Setup Name

Quick Setup

FireWire: Connection

Rec: Sample Rate

Rec: Bit Depth

Rec: File Type

Setup Description

Allows the user to quickly apply default menu setups and save/retrieve user setups to disk or CF.

Activates FireWire drive mode.

Sets the audio sampling frequency of the 744T

Sets the bit depth of the 744T recordings.

Selects the file format (type) recorded to the selected medium.

Setup Options

• Load Factory Settings

- restores the factory default settings

• Load Film Settings

- applies typical setups for film production

• Load Reporter Settings

- applies typical setups for voice recording

• Load Music Settings

- applies typical setups for music recording

• Load User from INHDD

- applies settings saved by user to hard disk

• Load User from CF

- applies settings saved by user to CF

• Save User to INHDD

- saves present state to file on hard drive

• Save User to CF

- saves present state to file on CF

• Computer/Connect (STOP+HDD buttons)

• External Drive

• 32 kHz

• 44.1 kHz

• 47.952 kHz

• 47.952k F

• 48 kHz

• 48.048 kHz

• 48.048k F

• 16 bit,

• 24 bit

• 88.2 kHz

• 96 kHz

• 96.096 kHz

• 96.096 k F

• 176.4 kHz

• 192 kHz

• .wav poly

• .wav mono

• .flac

• .MP3 32 kb/s

• .MP3 64 kb/s

• .MP3 96 kb/s

• .MP3 128 kb/s

• .MP3 160 kb/s

• .MP3 192 kb/s

• .MP3 256 kb/s

• .MP3 320 kb/s

• .MP2 64 kb/s

• .MP2 96 kb/s

• .MP2 128 kb/s

• .MP2 160 kb/s

• .MP2 192 kb/s

• .MP2 256 kb/s

• .MP2 320 kb/s

• .MP2 384 kb/s

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Rec: Media Select

Selects the storage media used for recording.

Media is selectable even if it is not present.

• INHDD Only

• CF Only

• EXHDD Only

• INHDD and CF

• EXHDD and INHDD

• EXHDD and CF

• EXHDD and INHDD and CF

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Rec: Scene Name/Number

Rec: Track Names

User-defined, alpha-numeric file scene names can be pre-set and selected from a list. Scene name lists can be saved to hard drive.

Up to 9 alpha-numeric characters can be entered for the scene name. Scene name can also be left blank

Used to identify a track name which shows up in iXML and BWF metadata

• <None>

• <Add New Entry>

• <Add New Entry>

• <Load List From INHDD>

• <Save List From INHDD>

• Track A

• Track B

• Track C

• Track D

• Mix

• Boom

• <Add New Entry>

• <Load List From INHDD>

• <Save List From INHDD>

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Rec: Take Name/Number

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Rec: Take Reset Mode

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Rec: Pre-Roll Time

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Rec: Dither

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Rec: Timer Start

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Rec: Timer Stop

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Rec: Record Indicator

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Rec: Record Pause

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Input 1: 48V Phantom

Input 2: 48V Phantom

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Mic Inputs: Limiter

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Mic Input 1: Low Cut

Mic Input 2: Low Cut

Mic Input 1: Low Cut Freq

Mic Input 2: Low Cut Freq

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Mic Input 1: Gain Range

Mic Input 2: Gain Range

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Input 1, 2: Source

Input 3, 4: Source

Setup Description

Numeric, auto-incrementing number used for take identification.

Setup Options

<selectable alpha character + integers up to 32000, with or without preceding 0’s>

Defines when take numbers are reset. Reset brings take number to <1>.

Selects the amount of pre-roll time the 744T will add to the beginning of each file.

• Never

- take numbers do not reset

• When scene is changed

- take resets when scene name is changed

• When daily folder changes

- takes reset on new day

• Either scene or daily

- takes reset on either change

0–10 sec. @ 48 kHz

0–5 sec. @ 88.2–96.096 kHz

0–2 sec. @ >96.096–192 kHz

Selects whether to dither is added to 24 bit digital signals while recording 16 bit files.

Sets a specific start time/date for unattended recording. Unit must be powered.

Set a specific time/date to stop recording. May be used with or without the Rec: Timer Start. May be set before the Timer Start time to temporarily stop recording and then resume recording with Timer

Start.

Sets how the large display looks when the unit enters record.

• Off

• On (16 bit only)

<enter time, date>

<enter time, date>

Allows a recording to be stopped then continued without creating a new take or file. Time Code

Mode must be set to Off to enable Record Pause.

Allows the user to setup their routing matrix among all available inputs and tracks. There are preset routings and three custom routings available.

Pressing the input select key repeatedly will cycle through all preset routings.

Primarily accessible from the Input Select Key.

Enables or disables 48 V phantom power on inputs

1 and 2.

• Normal Numbers

• Reverse Numbers

• Flash Numbers

• Disabled

• Enabled

• 1 A

• 1 A / 2 B

• 1 A / 1 B

• 1 A,B / 2 A,B

• 1 A / 2 B / 3 C / 4 D

• 1,2,3 A / 1 B / 2 C / 3 D

• Custom Route 1

• Custom Route 2

• Custom Route 3

• Off

• On - Mic

• On - Mic and Line

• Disabled

• Enabled

Enables or disables the analog input limiter on input 1 and 2 mic preamps.

Enables the high-pass (low cut) filter to reduce sensitivity to low frequencies.

Selection of twelve high-pass filter frequency and slope combinations for microphone inputs.

• Disabled

• Enabled

• 40, • 80, • 160, • 240 Hz @ 12 dB/oct

• 40, • 80, • 160, • 240 Hz @ 18 dB/oct

• 40, • 80, • 160, • 240 Hz @ 24 dB/oct

Selects the sensitivity of the microphone input. Low sensitivity is used for very loud and/or very hot microphones.

• Normal

• Low

• Normal, fades to off

• Low, fades to off

Forces the inputs to analog or digital mode. Default is auto-select.

• Auto-select

• Analog

• Digital (S/PDIF/AES)

• Disabled (Power Save)

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Setup Name

Input 1,2: Linking, MS

Setup Description

Selects whether the input 1 & 2 levels are controlled independently or grouped as a pair with or without mid-side decoding.

Setup Options

• Unlinked

Inputs 1 and 2 operate independently

• Linked 1/2

Inputs are linked, channel 1 pot controls level, channel 2 pot controls pan

• Linked 1/2 and MS

Inputs are linked, channel. 1 pot controls level, channel. 2 pot controls pan and are decoded for MS stereo.

• Use front panel knobs

• Use sensitivity settings

Line Input 1,2: Gain Control

When inputs 1 and 2 are in LINE input mode, selects whether the gain setting is controlled by the front panel knobs or by the menu sensitivity settings below.

Adjusts the input sensitivity in 0.1 dB steps –6 dB and +18 dB.

Line Input 1: Gain

Line Input 2: Gain

Line Input 3: Gain

Line Input 4: Gain

Input 1: Delay

Input 2: Delay

Input 3: Delay

Input 4: Delay

Sets a digital delay for each input. Can be used to compensate for delay in various digital wireless microphone units or digital processors.

File: Marker Mode

File: Max Size

File: Folder Options

Enables the user to set cue points on the fly while recording by pressing the record key.

Selects the file size where the 744T will close, then start a new file. The 744T will not record a file larger than the selected size.

The largest file permissible with the 744T’s FAT32 file system is 4 GB

Allows user to organize files in root and subfolders. To not use any folders select <None> on every level.

Meters show a pre-fader level of the input signal of all four inputs on their respective meters to aid in the adjustment.

0 to 30 milliseconds, 0.1 mS increments

0 mS to 30,000 mS up to 48.048 kHz Fs

0 mS to 15,000 mS up to 96.096 kHz Fs

0 mS to 7,500 mS up to 192 kHz Fs

• Markers disabled

No cue marks are set.

• New Cue

Cue markers will be set within one contiguous file.

• New File

A new file is started with each press of the record key, the take counter is increased by one.

• 4 GB CF (3.6 GB)

• 2 GB CF (1.8 GB)

• 1 GB CF (950 MB)

• 512MB CF (450 MB)

• TOP-LEVEL

• MID-LEVEL

• BOTTOM-LEVEL

<None>, <Add new entry>

<None>,<Add new entry>, <Daily>

<None>, <Add new entry>, <Scene>

File: View Files

File: View Take List

File: Copy Files

File: Copy Flag Reset

Enters the file directory tree for the selected drive. Highlight media descriptor to navigate the menu

Allows user to view the last 200 takes. Takes can be selected and converted to circle takes.

Allows the user to select a file or a range of files to be copied from one storage media to another. Files will only be copied from their current directory to a directory of the same name on the other media.

If a file will not fit on the destination media, user is given the option to skip that file and continue with the copy or abort the copy all together. User is advised at the end of the copy process how many files were copied successfully.

Selects whether the flag bit is cleared or not on files copied from one media to another.

• Circle

• Copy all {drive} {drive}

• Last 24 hr {drive} {drive}

• Last 48 hr {drive} {drive}

• Flagged {drive} {drive}

All files, when recorded, automatically have their flag bit set to “on”

• Disabled

• Enabled

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Time Code: User Bits

Setup Description

Sets the time code frame rate. All common time code frame rates are available.

Sets the mode for the time code generator

Setup Options

• 23.976 – used with high definition video cameras

• 24 – to sync audio to film where no transfer to

NTSC video is expected

• 25 – to sync sound to PAL video

• 29.97 – to sync sound to NTSC video shot in nondrop frame mode

• 29.97DF - to sync sound to NTSC video shot in drop frame mode

• 30 – to sync sound to film where transfer to NTSC video is expected

• 30DF – to sync sound to film for transfer to NTSC video in drop-frame mode

• 30+ – Records at 48.048 sampling rate at 30 frames per second but stamps the file at 48kHz, 30 frames per second

• Off – time code not active, recorded or output

• Free Run – time code is initialized from the jam menu and then runs continuously regardless of record mode

• Free Run Jam Once – time code is initialized from an external source and updates itself to the external source when reconnected

• Record Run – time code is initially set from the jam value item in the jam menu. Time code generation runs only during recording generating continuous time code from file to file.

• 24 Hr Run – time code is initialized from the system clock on startup and enters free run mode. Time code is updated if the time of day clock is adjusted.

• Ext TC – applies external time code to the recorder directly. The internal time code generator has no effect.

• Ext TC/cont – applies external time code to the recorder; internal generator continues to run if time code signal is lost. Useful for time code transmission over RF

• Ext TC-Auto Record – applies external time code to the recorder. Unit enters Record when time code runs and stops when time code stops.

• Ext TC/cont-Auto Record – applies external time code to the recorder; internal generator continues to run if time code signal is lost. Unit enters Record when time code runs and stops when time code stops.

Sets the duration that a valid time code signal has to be recognized by the 744T before generating a new take while in Ext TC-Auto Record and Ext TC/ cont-Auto Record modes.

0.0 to 8.0 seconds adjustable in increments of .1 seconds

Sets the time code user bits generated by the 744T. mm – month dd – day of week yy – year tt – take number uu – user-defined

• Not Used – user bits are not set or output

• mm:dd:yy.tt

• dd:mm:yy.tt

• uu:uu:tt:tt – user bits are set to 4 user definable digits with 4 take digits

• uu:uu:uu:uu

• tt:tt:tt.tt – user bits are set to the take counter for all 8 digits

• mm:dd:yy:uu

• dd:mm:yy:uu

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Time Code: Jam Menu

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Output 1 Right: Source

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Output 1 L,R: Attenuation

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Output 2 Right: Source

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Output 2 L,R: Attenuation

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Digital Output: Mode

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Play: AutoPlay Mode

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Time/Date: 12/24 Hr

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Time/Date: Date Format

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Time/Date: Set

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LCD: Contrast

Setup Description Setup Options

Allows the user to jam or edit the internal time code generator and user bits. (Also accessible by pressing HDD and Menu keys simultaneously).

• Jam RX TC – jams the internal generator to received external code

• Jam Zeros – resets the internal generator to zero

• Jam Value – sets the internal generator to the value set in edit value

• Edit Value – allows to user to enter a free-form number to initialize the time code

• Edit U-Bit – allows the user to edit allowed user bit numbers

Sets the numbers of the large numerical display. • Big A-time

• Big time code

Selects the signal source for the Master Output Bus

(TA3 outputs, tape outputs, and digital 1 outputs.

• Input 1

• Input 2

• Input 3

• Input 4

• Track A

• Track B

• Track C

• Track D

• Input 1+2

• Input 3+4

• Input 1+3

• Input 2+4

• Input 1+2+3

• Input 2+3+4

• Input 1+2+3+4

• Track A+B

• Track C+D

• Track A+C

• Track B+D

• Track A+B+C

• Track B+C+D

• Track A+B+C+D

Selectable from 0 to

−40 dBFS

Selects the attenuation level of signal sent to the

Master Output Bus.

Selects the signal source for output bus 2 sent to digital output bus 2.

• Input 1

• Input 2

• Input 3

• Input 4

• Track A

• Track B

• Track C

• Track D

• Input 1+2

• Input 3+4

• Input 1+3

• Input 2+4

• Input 1+2+3

• Input 2+3+4

• Input 1+2+3+4

• Track A+B

• Track C+D

• Track A+C

• Track B+D

• Track A+B+C

• Track B+C+D

• Track A+B+C+D

Selects the attenuation level of the signal output to bus 2.

Selects whether or not the consumer SPDIF bit is applied or not in the AES3id output.

Allows user to play file(s) consecutively from selected directory, one time through or continuously.

Great for playing an MP3 collection during down time!

Selects between 12 hour and 24 hour time.

Selectable from 0 to –40 dBFS

• Consumer

• Professional

• Disabled

• Play all

• Repeat one

• Repeat all

Selects the date syntax of the recorder.

Sets the internal date and time of the 744T.

Resetting the time re-jams the internal time code generator to the set time. Setting the internal clock during a production day will require time code devices to be re-jammed.

Adjusts the contrast level of the LCD display.

• 12 hr

• 24 hr

• mm/dd/yy

• dd/mm/yy

<time, date>

Clock is not set until <done> is selected

0–100%

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LCD: Gain Display

LCD: Scrolling Direction

Meter: Ballistics

Setup Description

Sets the Main LCD Display to show the gain values of inputs 1 and 2 always or to show Bit Depth and

Sample Rate and Gain of input 1 and 2 only when attenuated.

Defines the direction in which the Multi-Function

Rotary Switch will navigate throughout the 744T.

Selects among five different meter ballistics settings

Setup Options

• Bit Depth, SR & Gain

• Gain Only

• Normal

• Reverse

• VU only

• Peak only

• Peak-hold only

• Peak+VU

• Peak-hold + VU

0 to

−20 dBFS (1 dB increments)

Meter: Peak Threshold

User-set level in dBFS where track peak LED’s illuminate. 0 LED doubles as track peak indicator.

Meter: Stealth Mode

Enables LEDs to toggle on and off with the LCD backlight key.

HP: Rotary Switch Function

Selects the functionality of the Rotary Switch’s button when in record and playback.

HP: Monitor Modes

HP: Favorite Mode

HP: Playback Mode

HP: Warning Bell Level

HP: Rec/Stop Bell

Tone: Level

Select the sequence of the modes that appear in the Headphone Source Display on the LCD.

Selects the audio source monitored when the

Rotary Switch is pressed during recording or playback.

Selects the audio source sent to headphones upon playback.

Set the output level of the multi-function warning bell.

Alerts the user with one beep at the start of recording and two beeps when the recording is stopped

Set the output level of the reference tone

• Off

• On

• Disabled: push makes no change to the headphone matrix.

• Selects Favorite Mode: in record and playback modes, push will change the headphone source immediately to the favorite selected in HP: Favorite Mode.

• Headphones to C/D Meters: momentarily shows headphone level on tracks C & D

LED meters.

• Playback/Monitor Drive Select

Selects the media source for file playback and record monitoring

Up to 20 source selections can be entered in any order. See headphone monitor section in guide for adjustment and Favorite Mode below for list of headphone selections.

Inputs 1,2

Inputs 3,4

Tracks A,B

Tracks C,D

Monitor A,B

Monitor C,D

Input 1,1

Input 2,2

Input 3,3

Input 4,4

Track A,A

Track B,B

Track C,C

Track D,D

Monitor A,A

Monitor B,B

Monitor C,C

Monitor D,D

Inputs 1,2 (MS)

Inputs 3,4 (MS)

Tracks A,B (MS) Tracks C,D

(MS)

Track A,B (MS): C,C

Track A,B (MS): D,D

Track A,B (MS): CD,CD

Monitor A,B (MS)

Monitor C,D (MS)

Inputs 1+2+3+4

Inputs 1, 2+3+4

Inputs 1+2,1+2

Inputs 1+3,1+3

Inputs 2+4,2+4

Inputs 3+4,3+4

Inputs 1+2,3+4

Inputs 1+3,2+4

Tracks A+B+C+D

Tracks A, B+C+D

Tracks A+B,A+B

Tracks A+C,A+C

Tracks B+D,B+D

Tracks C+D,C+D

Tracks A+B,C+D

Tracks A+C,B+D

Tracks A+C,A+D

Tracks B+C,B+D

Tracks A+B+C,A+B+D

In B-format stereo

Trk B-format stereo

• No change

• Same as options listed above off,

−60 to –12 dBFS in 1 dB steps

• Disabled

• Enabled

−40 to 0 dBFS in 1 dB steps

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Tone: Record Lock

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Drive: Speed Tests

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INHDD: Space

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INHDD: Erase

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INHDD: Empty Trash

Setup Description

Allows the user to set the frequency of the reference tone oscillator

Select the destination of the reference tone or to disables it completely

Setup Options

100–10,000 Hz in 10 Hz steps

Sets the Tone key to be either available or locked while in Record Mode.

Performs a write/read speed test on the internal hard drive, CompactFlash, and external drives.

Data transfer speed is measured in KB/s.

Shows the drive file system, total size, and space remaining on the internal hard drive.

Formats the internal hard drive.

Caution, while various PC utilities are able to recover files from a re-formatted drive, once formatted old audio data is not accessible by the 744T.

Allows user to delete files previously sent to the trash as well as false takes.

• disabled

• to record tracks only

• to outputs only

• to record tracks and outputs

• Enabled While Recording

• Locked While Recording

Caution: Drive test will disable processing and mute outputs for duration of test. Outputs will not return until test is exited.

• Empty Trash

• Empty False Takes

• Empty both

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Shows the drive file system, total size, and space remaining on connected CompactFlash medium.

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CF: Empty Trash

EXHDD: Space

EXHDD: Erase

EXHDD: Empty Trash

Balance Cal

Formats installed CompactFlash medium

Caution, while various PC utilities are able to recover files from re-formatted drives, once formatted, old audio data is not accessible by the 744T.

Allows user to delete files previously sent to the trash as well as false takes.

• Empty Trash

• Empty False Takes

• Empty both

Shows the drive file system, total size, and space remaining on connected external medium.

Formats attached FireWire storage volume

Caution, while various PC utilities are able to recover files from re-formatted drives, once formatted, old audio data is not accessible by the 744T.

Allows user to delete files previously sent to the trash as well as false takes.

• Empty Trash

• Empty False Takes

• Empty both

Calibrates the center position of the input 2 pot when used as the balance control for MS recording.

Place balance control to center and press to select.

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Power: Ext Low Batt Volt

Sets the warning voltage of the low battery alert with an external power source. Internal battery warning threshold is factory set.

Power: Ext Power Function

Controls the behavior of the unit when power is applied to the external DC jack.

Pin-3 (+) of the external DC input must be wired in order for the External Power Functions to operate.

10.0–18.0 VDC, 0.1 V steps

• Do Nothing

• Power On Unit

• Power On and Start Record

• Power On/Off unit

• Power On/Off unit and Record

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Power: Power-up Messages

Enables or disables the notifications that appear upon boot up (daily folder prompt, output attenuation notice, and set time and date message).

Disabling these messages is useful when using the

External Power Functions to power on and start recording.

Ext Keyboard: Assign

Enter to setup keyboard shortcuts when using the

CL-1 keyboard interface

• Disabled

• Enabled

Ext Keyboard: Language

Select the language of the keyboard attached to the CL-1.

• English

• German

• French

CL-1: Re-program

CL-1: Logic Out Assign

The CL-1 has its own firmware which is supplied from the 744T. This utility updates the CL-1 firmware.

Each logic output pin can be assigned to go high when the unit is in the selected mode. Logic input overrides logic output selection.

• Undefined

• Stop

• Play

• Pause

• Record

Info: Button Shortcuts

Info: Version

Update Software

An informative menu showing the available keyboard shortcuts.

Shows the hardware revision, serial number, and firmware version of the unit.

Upgrade tool used to apply new firmware. It will search all connected storage for the firmware file and prompt to update.

Setup Options

Setup Menu Shortcuts

The setup menu can quickly be navigated by using the Rotary Switch to scroll up and down through the menu. Additionally, shortcuts, or “bread crumbs” can be placed on often-used menu items. A bread crumb is set by holding the play key. A small dot is shown to the left of the setup number. Any number of bread crumbs can be set, but their utility is reduced with too many applied. press and hold to set or remove a menu crumb; single press navigates to menu item #1 toggles among menu bread crumbs to lower numbered items with no bread crumbs placed, moves to a previous general menu section toggles among menu bread crumbs to higher numbered items with no bread crumbs placed, moves to the next general menu section

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Front Panel Button Shortcuts

To speed navigation the 7-Series has numerous navigation “shortcuts”. For combinations, hold down the fi rst identifi ed key and continue to hold while pressing the next keys.

Function

Record Tone

Jam Menu

Button Lock

Input Mutes

Input

Routing

Phantom #1

Phantom #2

Low-cut #1

Low-cut #2

Connect

FireWire

False

Take

Increase

Take

Take

List

Toggle

Drives

LED Level

Flashlight

Mode

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Key Sequence

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Action

Record and Tone

In the menu File: Marker Mode must be set to Markers Disabled.

While recording hold the REC key and press the tone button.

Tone will be active as long as the tone button is held.

Menu and HDD

Enters the time code jam menu. (702T &744T Only)

Backlight and Tone

Press backlight then tone to lock all front panel buttons except for Record, Stop and Play. FF and Rew are available in playback mode. Use backlight and tone again to unlock the panel.

Input

Hold down and press soft buttons to mute inputs

Stop and Input

Hold down STOP and press INPUT to cycle through input routing presets. Last preset will open the input routing menu to the custom route selection

Tone and Menu

Toggles Input 1 phantom power. Phantom 1 & 2 are linked when

Inputs 1 & 2 are linked.

Tone and HDD

Toggles Input 2 phantom power

Backlight and Menu

Toggles Input 1 high-pass filter. Low-cuts 1 & 2 are linked when

Inputs 1 & 2 are linked.

Backlight and HDD

Toggles Input 2 high-pass filter

Stop and HDD

Initiates FireWire connection if previously disconnected via an

“eject” command

Stop and Rewind

Delete last take prompt.

Stop and Fast Forward

Increments take number to be recorded for next file

Stop and Play

Take list and circle take identifying screen

HDD

Hold the HDD button down for 1 second to toggle between viewable drives.

Backlight and Rotary Switch

Adjusts level of LED brightness.

Rewind and Play and Stop

With the power off, hold down these buttons while powering the unit to enter Flashlight mode. This illuminates all LEDs except for three. Press power again to exit.

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