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Marantz PMD660 2-trk recorder    Introduction to Basic Operation         By Fred Ginsburg CAS
Marantz PMD660 2-trk recorder
Records onto Compact Flash card
PMD660 features• Stereo (2-track) or monaural audio recording  and playback. Non-timecode!• Audio inputs: built-in mic, ex...
PMD660 features• Can transfer files directly via USB; or by  removing CF card (preferred)• Recording formats: MP3 mono, MP...
PMD660 controls
1. Speaker• When menu is set  to SP/HP, speaker is  active.  Headphones mute  the speaker.  HP/SPK volume  controls speake...
2. Internal Microphones• Low quality built-in  mics.• Better to use  external mics.
3. MARK button• Pressing the MARK  button while  recording adds an  EDL marker during  pause, recording, or  playback.• Ma...
4. MENU/STORE     /EDIT• MENU is accessed  while in STOP to  change recording  configuration
4. MENU/STORE     /EDIT• Pressing STORE  while selecting  preset menu items  will save those  menu choices and  return to ...
4. MENU/STORE     /EDIT• While in STOP, if  you depress  SHIFT+EDIT, you  can erase  tracks, erase EDL  markers, and  form...
Inputs
• XLR mic or  line inputs• Use LEFT  input when  in MONO• LINE input  from a mixer
Choice of Inputs (preset menu)
Record Level Control = MANUALLevels should be -12dB to -20dB
Mic attenuator = as needed
Pre Record = maybecauses slight delay after STOP
Silent Skip = OFFManual Track = OFF
Automatic Track = OFF
Better to just remove CF card…
Always Double Check Your Display•   Check visible settings BEFORE recording!•   PCM-48K (16 bit/48k)•   ALC = off (not vis...
Marantz PMD660 2-Track Recorder
Marantz PMD660 2-Track Recorder
Marantz PMD660 2-Track Recorder
Marantz PMD660 2-Track Recorder
Marantz PMD660 2-Track Recorder
Marantz PMD660 2-Track Recorder
Marantz PMD660 2-Track Recorder
Marantz PMD660 2-Track Recorder
Marantz PMD660 2-Track Recorder
Marantz PMD660 2-Track Recorder
Marantz PMD660 2-Track Recorder
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Presentation describing the basic operation and use of the PMD660. Can be used standalone or in conjunction with a live lecture.

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  1. 1. Marantz PMD660 2-trk recorder Introduction to Basic Operation By Fred Ginsburg CAS
  2. 2. Marantz PMD660 2-trk recorder
  3. 3. Records onto Compact Flash card
  4. 4. PMD660 features• Stereo (2-track) or monaural audio recording and playback. Non-timecode!• Audio inputs: built-in mic, external XLR mic inputs, or stereo-mini line level input• Audio outputs: built-in speaker, headphones, or line level output• Records onto Compact Flash cards
  5. 5. PMD660 features• Can transfer files directly via USB; or by removing CF card (preferred)• Recording formats: MP3 mono, MP3 stereo, PCM16bit/44.1k, PCM16bit/48k• Uses four AA batteries or AC adapter• Stores three pre-sets of menu settings that you can configure for quick selection
  6. 6. PMD660 controls
  7. 7. 1. Speaker• When menu is set to SP/HP, speaker is active. Headphones mute the speaker. HP/SPK volume controls speaker and headphone volume.
  8. 8. 2. Internal Microphones• Low quality built-in mics.• Better to use external mics.
  9. 9. 3. MARK button• Pressing the MARK button while recording adds an EDL marker during pause, recording, or playback.• Markers not function with other playback software, so do not rely on them outside the PMD660.
  10. 10. 4. MENU/STORE /EDIT• MENU is accessed while in STOP to change recording configuration
  11. 11. 4. MENU/STORE /EDIT• Pressing STORE while selecting preset menu items will save those menu choices and return to STOP mode.
  12. 12. 4. MENU/STORE /EDIT• While in STOP, if you depress SHIFT+EDIT, you can erase tracks, erase EDL markers, and format the CF card.
  13. 13. Inputs
  14. 14. • XLR mic or line inputs• Use LEFT input when in MONO• LINE input from a mixer
  15. 15. Choice of Inputs (preset menu)
  16. 16. Record Level Control = MANUALLevels should be -12dB to -20dB
  17. 17. Mic attenuator = as needed
  18. 18. Pre Record = maybecauses slight delay after STOP
  19. 19. Silent Skip = OFFManual Track = OFF
  20. 20. Automatic Track = OFF
  21. 21. Better to just remove CF card…
  22. 22. Always Double Check Your Display• Check visible settings BEFORE recording!• PCM-48K (16 bit/48k)• ALC = off (not visible)• Mono or Stereo• Mic, Line, or Internal Mic
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