MRS-4 has "Bounce" function, so that you can combine 4 tracks to 2 tracks or 1track. After you bounce, un-necessary tracks can be used for additional recording. Please note that empty memory area on the SmartMedia, same size as recorded time, must be needed temporarily when you bounce. Please refer operation manual, bounce function page.
SmartMedia is a general memory card for digital cameras. You can purchase it at computer shops. You may also able to find some net-stores. If you cannot find it, please ask Zoom distributor in your country.
Please purchase a USB interface SmartMedia Reader/Writer, in order to import the data on SmartMedia. You can purchase it at the store where displays computers or digital cameras. Please note that you need to download free software "Card Manager" from our website, which convert original compressed data format to WAV/AIFF format. Both Win and Mac version are available.
When you make audio CD, WAV/AIFF data must be 16bit and 44.1 kHz sampling rate. But audio data of the MRS-4 is 16 bit and 32 kHz sampling rate, so you need to convert sampling rate. You can convert it by DAW software or free software in the market. Please note that monaural data cannot be audio CD, so you have to convert it to 2 track (stereo) WAV file. Card Manager for Mac can convert each track to monaural AIFF, so you also need to convert it to stereo track by using DAW software.
Send/Return effect are inserted to stereo output, not input, after 4 tracks are mixed. So you can hear effected sound for playback sound, however recorded data is not effected, dry sound. If you need to make data with effect, please execute "bounce" while using send/return effects. Please refer "Bounce" function on the operation manual.
Supplied SmartMedia with the MRS-4 is 32 MB, so total recordable time are 16 minutes (for all tracks and use Hi-Fi mode). It means that FULL will be displayed when you record each 4 minutes for 4 tracks. If you use 128 MB SmartMedia, then recordable time is increased to 4 times more. Even cost for SmartMedia is expensive, you can keep low running cost as:
1. Record completed data to DAT or Mini Disk.. 2. Save data to computer by using card manager.
When a track is played while being selected for recording, a temporary file is created in the MRS-4. If the remaining capacity on the SD card is fully taken up by this file, a forced playback stop may occur. In such a case, please cancel the record selection of the track.
Before using your CD writing software, you must convert the sampling frequency to 44.1 kHz which is the standard used for CD audio. Use a freeware waveform editor or other suitable software to convert the sampling rate.
If you use the CD writing function of Windows Media Player, the sampling frequency conversion step is not required. To use Windows Media Player, proceed as follows.
Windows Media Player 9 1. From the File menu, open the "Copy" submenu and select "Copy to Audio CD".
2. Drag and drop the audio data into the "Items to Copy" area.
3. When you click the "Copy" button, a wizard screen comes up. Follow the on-screen instructions to write the CD.
Windows Media Player 10 1. From the File menu, open the "CDs and Devices" submenu and select "Burn Audio CD".
2. Drag and drop the audio data into the "Burn List" area.
3. When you click the "Start Burn" button, a wizard screen comes up. Follow the on-screen instructions to write the CD.
Yes. By using the bounce function, you can record sound with reverb. To do this, proceed as follows.
Instrument connection 1. Connect the mic or instrument to the [INPUT 1] connector.
2. Press the [INPUT 1 ON/OFF] key so that the key is lit.
3. Play the instrument and adjust the input sensitivity with the [INPUT LEVEL] control.
Reverb settings 4. Press the [SEND/RETURN] key.
5. Use the [PARAMETER/VALUE] key to select the algorithm (reverb type) and adjust the parameter value.
Input mixer settings 6. Press the [TRACK PARAMETER] key.
7. Press the [INPUT 1 ON/OFF] key so that the key is lit.
8. Use the left/right [PARAMETER/VALUE] keys to call up the SEND parameter and set it to ON.
9. Press the right [PARAMETER/VALUE] key once to call up the "SLVL" parameter.
10. Play the instrument and use the up/down [PARAMETER/VALUE] keys to adjust the send level (reverb intensity).
Bounce recording 11. Press the [BOUNCE] key.
12. Press the status key for the recording target track so that the key is lit in red.
13. Return to the beginning of the song. Then press the PLAY key while holding down the REC key.
When recording is complete, play the respective track to check the result.