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Connecting A Microphone Or Audio Component; Display During Recording; Adjusting The Recording Level; Recording Music Or Voice - Kenwood MGR-A7 Quick Start Manual

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Connecting a microphone or
audio component
In addition to the built-in microphones, an external
microphone or audio component can be connected to this
unit for recording the music and voice input from it.
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Recording from the built-in microphones
Built-in microphones
Do not connect anything.
Recording from an external microphone
Dynamic microphone, etc.
(Set to OFF.)
Condenser microphone with
the plug-in power type
PLUG IN POWER
switch
(Set to ON.)
MIC input jack
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Recording from an external audio component
or musical instrument connected to the line
input
Musical instrument, etc.
(Line output)
LINE-IN jack
Stereo, etc.
• Prepare the required adapters, such as a standard stereo plug
cable or RCA pin plug – stereo miniplug adapter (commercially
available in audio stores), according to the output terminals of
the external microphone or audio component.
• When connecting a condenser microphone with built-in
battery, set the PLUG IN POWER switch to OFF.

Adjusting the recording level

When recording voice of a speech from microphones, the
recording level can be adjusted so that the volume level is
uniform all over the recording (MIC REC LEVEL function).
The recording level can be adjusted either automatically
according to the maximum input level (ALS function) or
manually.
The setting items vary depending on the
recording source.
Built-in
External
microphones
microphone
MIC REC LEVEL function
Auto Level Setting (ALS) function
Manual recording level adjustment
External microphone gain setting
MIC REC LEVEL function
When recording a speech with the built-in microphones or
an external microphone, this function records the voice so
that the volume level is as uniform as possible all over the
recording.
AUTO
This setting records audio at as uniform as possible level and is
therefore suitable for recording of a speech, etc.
MANUAL
The recording level can be adjusted either using the ALS function
or manually.
1
Set the MIC REC LEVEL function.
(Built-in microphones or external microphone only)
Auto Level Setting (ALS) function
The recording level is set according to the maximum input
level.
For instance, to record a music CD with the optimum
recording level, play the section with the largest volume
and set the ALS function.
1
Display the pop-up menu during record-
pause and select "Auto Level Setting".
Auto Level Setting
Selecting the recording mode/
Setting the microphone mode
Recording is possible from the built-in microphones, an
external microphone or an external device.
The microphone mode should be set when recording from
microphones.
Stereo recording mode using the L/R (omnidirectional) and Center
(unidirectional) built-in microphones. This mode can record audio
(3MIC)
with high directivity in the front direction while restricting the
ambient noise.
Stereo recording mode using the L/R (omnidirectional) built-in
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microphones that are installed at an angle of 120°. This mode can
(2MIC)
record stereo audio with a rich feeling of expansion.
Monaural recording mode using only the Center (unidirectional)
built-in microphone. This mode can record audio with high
(MONO)
directivity in the front direction.
Stereo recording using an external stereo microphone.
(STEREO)
Monaural recording using an external monaural microphone.
(MONO)
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Recording of the line input.
The recording source is switched automatically when a
cable is connected to the line input or microphone input
terminal. During recording from the built-in microphones
or an external microphone, the displayed icon changes
according to the microphone mode set on the rear panel
of this unit.
1
Set the microphone mode.
(Built-in microphones or external microphone only)
2
Select "Recording" from the home screen.
Artist
Genre
Album
Year
Track
Folder
Favorite
Recorded
1sec.
Genre
Recording
Year
Settings
2
This unit enters the ALS mode and sets the
recording level according to the maximum
input level.
Auto Level Setting
Auto Level Setting
3
Exit the ALS mode.
Press
starts recording.
Line input
• When using the built-in microphones or an external
microphone, it is required to set the MIC REC LEVEL switch on
the rear panel of this unit to "MANUAL".
• If the ALS mode is exited immediately after a loud sound, the
recording level may not be adjusted properly. Exit the ALS
mode at least 2 seconds after a loud sound.
Manual recording level adjustment
The recording level can also be adjusted manually.
1
Adjust the recording level.
Observe the level meter, adjust the recording
level between 0 and 64 so that the recording
level does not exceed 0 dB (so that the PEAK
indicators do not light).
Pressing and holding an adjustment button
increases (4) or decreases (¢) the
recording level gradually.
• When using the built-in microphones or an external
microphone, it is required to set the MIC REC LEVEL switch on
the rear panel of this unit to "MANUAL".
• Manual adjustment is not available when the Auto Level Setting
(ALS) function is activated.

Display during recording

The display shows various information during recording.
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0
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1 Recording Mode
2 Recording destination
3 Mode
¶ : Recording
8 : Pause
None : Stop
4 Recording format
5 Recorded file name
6 Sync recording
7 Elapsed recording time/
Remaining recording
time
8 Delay recording
9 Recording level setting)
0 Level meter
• For details, refer to the Instruction Manual in the PDF file.
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Recording music or voice

The music or voice input from microphones or an audio
component can be recorded as described below.
1
Set this unit to record-pause mode.
now to exit the ALS mode and
2
Start recording.
The recorded file name is displayed. (file name: Year-Month-
Day-Hour-Minute-second)
3
To pause recording:
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Pressing the button again to resume recording.
4
To divide a recorded file:
Recording is continued on a new recorded file.
The sound may be interrupted at the point the recorded file
changes.
5
Stop recording.
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• The maximum recording time available per file is 2 hours.
When the maximum recording time is reached, recording
is continued on a new recorded file. The sound may be
interrupted at the point the recorded file changes.
• The recorded file is not divided even when recording pauses
temporarily.
• The recorded file is named after the date and time the
recording is started.
• The recorded file can be deleted anytime.
• To play a recorded file, select it from "Recorded" file list in the
home screen.
• The recorded file can be copied in the PC. The recorded file is
stored in either folder below.
– Internal memory:
"Computer" — "KENWOOD_DAP" — "RECORD" folder
–SD card: "Computer" — "(SD card)" — "KWD" folder
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8
=
~
!
@
- Recording equalizer
= Presence of SD card
~ Sleep timer/
Alarm timer
: Alarm timer on
: Sleep timer on
None: Timer off
! HOLD switch
: HOLD
None: HOLD canceled
@ Remaining battery power
Pop-up menu during recording
Set up functions related to recording.
To Home screen
Recording format Set the recording format.
Recording
The record-pause (
) indicator
destination
lights up.
Sync rec
Sync level
Delay rec
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Mic Gain +20dB
Timer setting
Auto Level Setting Set the recording level according to the maximum input level.
For details, refer to the Instruction Manual in the PDF file.
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Display the pop-up menu.
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Playing recorded music or
voice
The music or voice recorded from microphones or the line
input can be played back as described below.
1
Select "Recorded" from the home screen.
1sec.
2
Select whether the file to be played has been
recorded from the microphones or the line
input.
3
Select the recorded file.
Return to the home screen.
Set the destination for the recorded files to be saved.
Set the synchronized recording which the recording starts
automatically as music starts.
Set the detection level of synchronized recording in microphone
mode.
Start recording after the set time has elapsed in microphone mode.
Raise the recording level of external microphone level.
Set the timer.
To Home screen
Recording format
Recording destinat
Sync rec
Sync level
Artist
Track
Album
Favorite
Track
Genre
Favorite
Year
Genre
Folder
Year
Recorded
Recorded
Line
Mic
Line
Artist name
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Track title
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