I. Purpose: To accurately record four CD individual tracks (or other sources) onto a single four track tape.
II. Procedure for dubbing from CD to Four Track:
1. Turn power on for mixer, booth monitor amp, CD, and Four Track.
2. Pan CD Inputs Channels 11 & 12 Aux A to the right.
3. Turn Channels 11 & 12 Aux B volume to 0.
4. For channels 1, 2 3, & 4, switch Aux B to Tape and pan to the left.
5. Assign Auxiliary A & B to Stereo Master A (Booth Monitor).
6. Choose four distinctly different sounds or music from the sound effects library, or other sources. (Sources need not necessarily be on CD.) Each sound/music selection should be at least one minute long. Choose original sounds that would logically go together to create a single environment.
7. Thread recording tape on the Four Track.
8. Fast forward tape approximately 15 seconds.
9. Engage ZERO RETURN on Four Track and press COUNTER RESET.
10. Assign CD Input channels 11 & 12 to Output 1.
11. On the Four Track, assign Record Function for track 1 only.
12. Push PLAY and RECORD buttons on Four Track, and then PAUSE button.
13. Assign sweepable equalizers on CD Inputs to BYPASS.
14. Start CD and bring up CD Inputs 11 & 12 for appropriate signal output on Aux A VU meters.
15. Bring up Output channel 1 to appropriate recording level according to the VU meter for Track 1 on the Four Track.
16. SKIP BACK to beginning of track on CD.
17. Release pause on Four Track by pushing PLAY button again.
18. Fade CD Input channels 11 & 12 at the end of the sound/music selection.
19. Select second sound to be recorded and cue up for playback.
20. Rewind tape on Four Track to beginning of recording. (Zero return will cue tape automatically.)
21. Repeat steps 10 - 18, but assign CD Inputs 11 & 12 to Output 2, instead of Output 1. (Be sure Function Select on Four Track is on for Track 2 only.)
22. Select third sound to be recorded and cue up for playback.
23. Repeat steps 10-18, but assign CD Inputs 11 & 12 to Output 3. (Be sure Function Select on Four Track is on for Track 3 only.)
24. Select fourth sound to be recorded and cue up for playback.
25. Repeat steps 10-18, but assign CD Inputs 11 & 12 to Output 4. (Be sure Function Select on Four Track is on for Track 4 only.)
26. At the end of this recording session, you should have a minimum of one minute of sound/music with four discrete sounds, each on a separate track.
1. Rewind four track tape to beginning of recorded sound.
2. Select RMX on Input Switches for Inputs 1, 2, 3, & 4.
3. On channels 1, 2, 3 & 4, switch Aux B to Post.
4. Pan Aux B for Inputs 1, 2, 3 & 4 to 12:00 position.
5. Assign Aux B to Stereo Master A (Booth Monitor).
6. Bring Inputs 1, 2 3, & 4 up to appropriate level.
7. Press play on Four Track.
8. Bring Aux B up to appropriate level determined by Aux B VU meters.
8. Bring up Stereo Master A (Booth Monitor) to hear recorded sound.
9. You may wish to experiment with panning various tracks left or right (Aux B for Inputs 1 - 4) to get a variety of stereo effects, but for the class, sound should be played back as balanced mono.
For the class, you'll be required to play your recorded four track tape first with all tracks simultaneously, then each track separately, then, if warranted, all tracks simultaneously once again.
Hint: It may be best to note appropriate volume levels for Inputs 1, 2 3, & 4 so you can play back the best possible mix for the class.