24 TASCAM SD-20M
4 – Recording
Starting recording automatically
(AUTO REC)
When the automatic recording function is on, the unit responds
to input sound levels to start and pause recording and creates
new files.
Setting the automatic recording function
1. Select the
AUTO REC
item on the
REC SETTING
screen.
(See “Opening the REC SETTING screen” on page 19.)
2. Turn the automatic recording function on or off.
Options:
OFF
(default),
ON
3. Select the
THRESHOLD
item on the
REC SETTING
screen,
and set the automatic recording starting level, which is the
level that the unit recognizes as an input signal.
Options:
–6dB
,
–12dB
(default),
–24dB
,
–48dB
4. When finished, press the STOP/HOME [8] button to return
to the Home Screen.
Recording using the automatic recording
function
Press the RECORD [0] button to start recording standby.
Recording starts automatically when the input signal
exceeds the level set with the
THRESHOLD
item on the
REC SETTING
screen.
The unit pauses recording (resumes recording standby)
when the input signal level falls below the
THRESHOLD
for
more than 5 seconds. When the input signal level becomes
higher than the
THRESHOLD
again, recording to a new file
starts.
Press the STOP/HOME [8] button to stop automatic recording.
TIP
By using this in combination with the PRE REC function, you
can record events without losing the beginnings of sounds.
Using mark functions
Adding marks manually to a recording
During recording or when recording is paused, press the MULTI
JOG dial to add a mark at that point manually.
The added mark number appears in a pull-up at the bottom of
the display.
NOTE
The maximum number of marks that can be added to each
file is 99. The mark data is stored in the file.
Marks added to BWF format WAV files by this unit during
recording are stored in the file. These marks can be used
when playing back the file using software or equipment that
supports the BWF format.
Adding marks automatically when recording
With the automatic mark function, after the input signal level
stays below the set
THRESHOLD
level for more than 5 seconds,
the unit adds a mark automatically when the input signal level
becomes higher than the
THRESHOLD
again.
1. Select the
AUTO MARK
item on the
REC SETTING
screen.
(See “Opening the REC SETTING screen” on page 19.)
2. Set whether or not marks are added automatically during
recording.
Options:
OFF
(default),
ON
3. When finished, press the STOP/HOME [8] button to return
to the Home Screen.
Moving to a mark position
When stopped or during playback, use the m and ,
buttons to move between marks in the selected file.
You can use this function to identify points to create shortcuts to
the beginning of songs, for example.
NOTE
You cannot move to a mark in a different file.
If a write error occured during recording, a BOF Mark is
stored. The mark is named “BOF [01]” with an incrementing
number for reference.
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