The following procedure will guide through recording an external stereo instrument or audio device (e.g. keyboard, drum machine, guitar processor/synth, audio mixer, etc) on the BR-1180:
- Bring the BR-1180's MASTER volume fader all the way down.
- Connect either speakers to the LINE OUT on the back panel of the BR-1180 or headphones to the PHONES jack on the front panel of the BR-1180.
- Connect the left and right outputs of your external stereo instrument into the red and white LINE IN jacks on the back panel of the BR-1180.
Note: This may require adapter cables (e.g. 1/4" to RCA if the outputs of your instrument or device are 1/4". These type of adapter cables can be found at most electronic store. For example: Radio Shack).
- Press the LINE button on the top left of the BR-1180 so that it is illuminated red.
- Turn up the volume on your external stereo instrument or mixer.
- Begin playing the external stereo instrument or playing audio from the audio device or mixer
- While playing the external stereo instrument, adjust the BR-1180's black INPUT LEVEL knob on the left panel until the "IN" meter on the LCD screen averages between –12 and –4.
- Slowly bring up the BR-1180's MASTER volume fader level. The sound will be output to speakers connected to the LINE OUT of the BR-1180.
Note: If you are using headphones, you can now adjust the headphone volume on the back panel where the headphones connect to the BR-1180--after the BR-1180's MASTER volume fader has been turned up.
- Press the TRACK BUTTONS of tracks you would like to record to. The selected track buttons will begin to blink.
NOTE: Since you are recording a stereo instrument (left and right), you will be recording onto two tracks (e.g. Tracks 1 & 2 or Track 9/10).
- Press the REC button and then press PLAY. The BR-1180 will begin to record.
- Press the STOP button to end recording.