R-05: How To Record with the Built In Stereo Microphone

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The following steps will guide you through the basic procedure for recording with the installed stereo microphone.

  1. On the back of the R-05, make the following settings:
    Note: The following are just guidelines and not strict rules.
    MIC GAIN:
    Use the High Gain ("L") setting for software signals such as dialogue, an interview, etc.
    Use the Low Gain ("L") setting for loud sources such as a live band playing.
    Keep in mind, a low source signal that is boosted on any recorder will produce noise. Positioning the R-05 closer to a quiet source is better than increasing the input gain too far. Alternatively, a signal that is too high will produce digital distortion (crackling and popping.)
    LIMITER: Set to the "OFF" position as a starting point. If audio distorts occasionally, set this to "ON".
    LOW CUT: Set to the "OFF" position if recording music. Set to the "ON" position if recording dialogue.
  2. Press the red Record button on the R-05 so that it flashes red.
  3. Use the INPUT + and - buttons to adjust the input level on the screen so that the audio source averages between "12" and "6" on the meter.


  4. Press the REC button a second time to begin recording.
  5. Press STOP to stop recording.
  6. Press PLAY to hear the recording.

    Note:
    The R-05 does not include installed speakers. Headphones or speakers will need to be connected to hear recording.