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4 – Recording
This unit can record in the following formats.
WAV/BWF (16/24-bit, 44.1 k/48 k/96 kHz)
6 tracks and a stereo mix
WAV/BWF (16/24-bit, 192 kHz)
MP3 (96/128/192/320 kbps, 44.1 k/48 kHz)
2 tracks and a stereo mix
Files and takes
With this unit, a group of audio files that are recorded at
the same time are collectively called a “take.”
Depending on the file recording mode setting, the files
included in the recorded take will be as follows.
Example 1: 6 tracks and a stereo track recorded
MONO format set: 6 mono WAV files and a stereo WAV
STEREO format set: 3 stereo WAV files of inputs pairs 1-2,
3-4 and 5-6 and a stereo WAV file of the mix
6ch format set: a 6-channel WAV file and a stereo WAV
Example 2: 4-track recording in MP3 format
MONO format set: 4 mono MP3 files
STEREO format set: 2 stereo MP3 files
An SD card in this unit can have up to 5000 files and folders
and 1000 takes.
When using a folder that contains a large number of files,
starting recording can take time and the beginnings of
recordings might be cut off. To prevent this, use a folder
that contains as few takes as possible or put the unit in
recording standby before recording. Moreover, if a folder
contains a large number of files, the same issues can occur
when starting a new take while continuing to record. (This
occurs when you press the REC button during recording
and automatically if the maximum file size is exceeded. For
details, see “Track incrementation” on page 34.)
You should use a folder that contains as few takes
as possible when planning to create new takes while
To avoid these problems, the maximum number of
takes in a folder is about 100.
Setting the recording file format
You can set the recording file format (BWF/WAV/MP3) and
bit depth (BWF/WAV) or bit rate (MP3).
WAV format recordings have a higher audio quality
than MP3 format recordings.
BWF, which is the broadcast wave format, has the
same sound quality as the standard wave (WAV)
MP3 format allows greater recording time than WAV
With MP3 formats, higher bit rates record with better
For information about recording times, see “Recording
times” on page 37.
When the file format is set to MP3, the maximum
number of tracks is limited to 4 (4 mono, 2 stereo, or 2
mono and 1 stereo).
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2. Use the DATA wheel to select the
press the ENTER/MARK button.
3. Use the DATA wheel to select one of the following
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