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Adjusting The Recording Level - Pioneer CT-W404R Operating Instructions Manual

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RECORDING (Deck II only)
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1. Load a tape for recording in Deck II.
2. Set the DOLBY NR switch.
3. Set the REV MODE switch. (Except for CT-W204)
• To recordon one side only, set the switch to the ---"position.
To record on both sides, set the switch to either the C) or the
C._ position.
4. Press the recording (e) button.
5. Prepare the audio source from which you wish to
record. Turn on the stereo amplifier and prepare it for
playback of the desired audio source.
6. Adjust the recording level. For details, see "ADJUST-
ING THE RECORDING LEVEL" below.
7. Press the pleyback (1_ or _1) button or the pause (11)
button to begin recording.
When recording on both sides, press the I_ button. If the _1
button is pressed, recording will stop after only one side is re-
corded. (Except for CT-W204)
NOTES:
The optimal recording level may differ somewhat depending on
the audio source and type of tape used. In order to obtain the
best possible results, set the recording level after actual testing.
Listen to your recordings,
and adjust the level as necessary.
The level meter may react differently
during recording and play-
back of the same tape. This is due to differences in tape sensitiv-
ity, and creates no problem.
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ECORDING MUTE
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Use this function to create the 4.5-second
blanks needed for proper
operation of the music search function.
Press the recording
mute (0) button during recording
and the
deck will create a blank space by recording a section which con-
tains no signal for approximately
four seconds. The deck will then
enter recording standby mode.
To create a blank which is more than four seconds long, hold the
button down for the desired length of time. When the button is
released, the deck will enter recording standby mode.
To resume recording, press the pause (11)button or the play back
(1_ or 41) button.
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ERASING A TAPE
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To stop recording temporarily
Press the pause (11)button.
To resume recording, either press the pause (11)button again, or
press the playback (1_ or <1)button.
To Stop Recording
Press the stop (i) button.
Erasure prevention tabs
The recording (e) button does not work when the erasure prevention
tabs of the loaded cassette tape have been broken off. (See page 5.)
Do not press the recording
(e) button
with unreasonable
force.
When recording on both sides, make sure that both tabs are intact.
ADJUSTING
THE RECORDING
LEVEL
The adjustment
of the recording level is the most important factor in
achieving good recording results. A high level provides a good signal-
to-noise ratio and dynamic range, but an excessively
high level dis-
torts the sound. If the level is set too low for fear of sound distortion,
irritating tape hiss will mar the recording. The characteristics of tapes
differ depending on the manufacturer
and the type of tape. Set the
REC LEVEL control so that the level meter's "-3 dB" indicator lights
steadily most of the time. No harm will be done if the "0 dB" indica-
tor lights momentarily
at peaks. When recording without Dolby NR,
set the REC LEVEL control so that the "-3 dB" indicator lights, and
the "0 dB" indicator lights occasionally at peaks.
To erase the recorded contents
of a tape, load the tape in DECK II
and follow the procedure below.
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1. Set the REC LEVEL control to the MIN position.
2. Press the recording (e) button.
3. Press the playback (1_ or <) button or the pause (11)
button
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