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Setting up the Recorder

This is a first time activity; should not need repeating.
  1. Insert batteries and SD card
  2. Hold "Power" button (left side)
  3. Hold "Finder/Menu"
    1. Select "1. Recorder Setup" with "REC" button: sample rate = 44.1; Rec Mode =Mp3-128; To Exit, press "Finder/Menu"
    2. Select "4. Power Manage"; set Auto Power Off at 60min; Set Battery type
    3. Select "6. Date and Time"; use up/down/left/right to change times; then push "record"


  1. Check settings: Back - AGC=yes; Ext Mic Type=Stereo; Low Cut=Off; Mic gain=high
  2. Hold "Power" button
  3. Verify available recording time
  4. Speak the time / recording information
  5. Set the recorder in a location close to the speaker, away from interfering sound sources
  6. Press Record once (red flashing)
  7. Press Record again (red constant) - you are recording
  8. Visually confirm machine is recording (graphic bars will flicker in response to sounds)

Recording Troubleshooting

  • No power
    • Do you have batteries installed, in the proper arrangment?
    • Do you have an SD card installed?
    • Is the "Hold" button on the right side accidentally turned on?
  • Power but not recording
    • Is the "Hold" button on the right side accidentally turned on?
    • Is the "AGC" (automatic gain control/back side) turned off?

Checking a recording

  1. Insert headphones or plugin speakers
  2. Press "Finder"
  3. Navigate to filename
  4. Press "record" 2X, then "play"
    1. Adjust volume on right if necessary

Transfering Files

Cable method

  1. Power on recorder; connect with USB cable to PC
  2. Browse to USB folder on the PC
  3. Open a destination folder on the PC (ex. /audiorecordings2008)
  4. Select and drag audio from Edirol USB folder to PC

SD Card method

Managing Files

Roland Quick Guide, Full Manual


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