Once your main connections to the DR16 and its location are sorted out, then youll be ready to start using it straight away. Theres no need to slot in a tape of course, just power up and you are ready to go. If you have provided your own hard disk then you will need to format it, which takes a short while, otherwise you have a minutes worth of single channel recording at your disposal for every five Megabytes of hard disk capacity. A one Gigabyte disk would therefore provide about twelve or so minutes of sixteen track recording, or more if not all the tracks are recorded for the entire duration of the material. Amazingly enough, all you have to do to start recording is arm the tracks and press record and play - a simple concept still largely unexplored by some computer based hard disk system designers. To arm tracks 9 to 16, and to edit them as well, you have to press the 9-16 button since there are only eight record ready buttons and lights. If you think about this a little you might start to worry that it could be possible to set one or more of tracks 1 to 8 to record ready, then press the 9-16 button and at some later time hit record and accidentally erase those tracks without being aware of it. It certainly is possible to do this, but if you always fill up the first eight tracks before switching over then it shouldnt happen to you. The DR16s instant copying facilities will allow you to group your tracks in any logical order at any time after recording, so I doubt if this would be a problem in practice. Theres always an undo button if the worst comes to the worst!Come on the FREE COURSE TOUR
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