Push REC and set the RECORDING Level with the NEXT TRACK Backward/Forward
(BT/FT) buttons so that the VU indication (VU
is at the very top of the display) is going about half
way (-12 db mark to a -6 dB or 75%FS MAX;
left to right) for about the loudest sounds you'll want to
ALL Sharp MD, manual adjusting of the recording level at any time
is possible. While making a recording, pushing the 'next track'
BT/FT buttons will FIRST POP UP THE
MANUAL RECORDING LEVEL SETTING, BUT WILL NOT CHANGE THE
LEVEL UNTIL A SECOND BUTTON
ONLY a SECOND push of the BT/FT button WILL THEN ADJUST
the recording LEVEL (either up or down)a
notch for every button push.
Sharp Model MD-MT-15 IMMEDIATELY
changes the recording level ON THE FIRST
PUSH OF BT or FT buttons (!!!!); this is a design oversight
FAULT corrected in the virtually identical MT20 model.
AVOID CAUSING A HALF-SECOND MUTE
DURING A RECORDING that always occurs between the #20 &
#21 REC Levels,
AND AVOID using the limited HIGH Sensitivity range
(accidentally accessible with just one button push on the MT15
model), stay in the #0-to-#20 LOW Sensitivity input
range AND always push the BT
(down) button FIRST, especially while recording
action will always turn down the REC level one notch on the
first push (on the MT15 models),
avoiding the #20-to-#21 mute crossing that will always occur
IF YOU JUST HAPPEN TO BE ALREADY AT #20, the maximum setting
in the LOW input sensitivity range.
other words, set your VU levels very conservatively for
best quality with these decks. MORE
TAPERS TIPS HERE
Push the dual function PLAY/PAUSE button to start making the recording
(the round DISK icon display will show
Push again Play/Pause to pause or push the STOP(OFF) button to stop
when finished recording for awhile. Push STOP(OFF) and then PLAY
to hear the recordings you just made.
Use the sliding lockout (at one edge) on the disk you just recorded
to make sure you do not erase or record over something you want
to keep for later.
There is a locking HOLD slide switch on the back of the deck (or
a 2 second duration OFF/HOLD button push on the MT90).
You can use feature to keep front buttons from working while making
a recording (to keep from accidental stopping) or when finished
using the deck. This will prevent the deck from turning on or doing
anything you donít want while traveling or storing for later use.
The MT15/20 & SR60 decks usually run on rechargeable NiMH AA
cell(s) as supplied by Sharp, but can run on regular alkaline cells
AND Eveready L91 photo lithium batteries that run twice as long
. However, these other cell types ARE NOT RECHARGEABLE!!!!
Recording TIPS HERE