TASCAM SD-20M 5
Contents
IMPORTANT SAFETY PRECAUTIONS .............. 2
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ............3
Safety Information .........................................4
1 – Introduction ..............................................7
Features .................................................................................. 7
Included items ..................................................................... 7
Conventions used in this manual .................................. 7
Trademarks and copyrights ............................................. 8
Precautions for placement and use ..............................8
Beware of condensation ...................................................8
Cleaning the unit .................................................................8
About SD cards ....................................................................9
Precautions for use ...................................................... 9
Using the TEAC Global Site ..............................................9
User registration ..................................................................9
2 – Names and functions of parts ................10
Front panel ..........................................................................10
Behind front cover ..................................................... 11
Rear panel ............................................................................12
Home Screen ...................................................................... 12
Recording screen ..............................................................13
Menu structure ..................................................................13
Basic Menu Screen operations ..................................... 14
Menu operation procedures .................................. 14
Basic operation ..................................................................14
3 – Preparation ..............................................15
Connecting other equipment ......................................15
Powering the unit .............................................................16
Power sources .............................................................16
Using an AC adapter..................................................16
Using AA batteries .....................................................16
Turning the power on and off
(putting it in standby) .....................................................17
Turning the unit on ....................................................17
Turning the unit off (putting it in standby) .......17
Resume function ........................................................ 17
Setting the date and time ..............................................17
Inserting and removing SD cards ................................18
Inserting the card .......................................................18
Removing the card ....................................................18
SD card write protection switches ....................... 18
Preparing an SD card for use ........................................18
Setting the key lock function........................................18
4 – Recording ................................................19
Setting where to save files .............................................19
Opening the INPUT 1-2 and INPUT 3-4 screens .....19
Opening the REC SETTING screen ..............................19
Setting the recording input sources ..........................19
Adjusting the input level ................................................ 20
Setting the low-cut filter ................................................20
Setting phantom power ................................................. 21
Using the Level Control Function................................21
Setting the file format and sampling frequency ...22
Recording (MONO/STEREO/4ch) ..................................22
Starting recording ...................................................... 22
File names when recording in MONO/STEREO 22
File names when recording 4 channels .............22
Recording the moment before pushing RECORD
(PRE REC) ..............................................................................23
Creating a new file while continuing to record
(file splitting) .......................................................................23
Splitting files manually while recording ............23
Splitting files automatically at set times while
recording ....................................................................... 23
Starting recording automatically (AUTO REC) ........24
Setting the automatic recording function ........ 24
Recording using the automatic recording
function .........................................................................24
Using mark functions.......................................................24
Adding marks manually to a recording .............24
Adding marks automatically when recording . 24
Moving to a mark position ...................................... 24
Simultaneously recording two files at different
input levels (DUAL REC) ..................................................25
Enabling dual recording ..........................................25
Starting dual recording ............................................25
Dual recording file names .......................................25
Recording duration ..........................................................26
5 – Working with Folders and Files
(BROWSE screen) .....................................27
Opening the BROWSE screen .......................................27
Screen navigation .............................................................27
Icons on the BROWSE screen ........................................27
Folder operations ..............................................................27
File operations ...................................................................28
Creating new folders .......................................................28
Playlist ...................................................................................29
Adding files to the playlist ......................................29
Editing the playlist .....................................................29
6 – Playback ...................................................30
Opening the PLAY SETTING screen ............................30
Playback area ......................................................................30
Setting the playback area .......................................30
Using the BROWSE screen to select
the playback area folder (1) ....................................30
Using the BROWSE screen to select
the playback area folder (2) ....................................30
Playing files .........................................................................31
Pausing playback........................................................31
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