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Using the Edirol R-09 Digital Audio Recorder

Note

Digital audio recorders can be borrowed from the ATC. Visit the ATC in Fuller Labs, call x5220, or send e-mail to atc@wpi.edu for information on borrowing a digital audio recorder.

Edirol R-09 Digital Audio Recorder Kit

When you borrow a Digital Audio Recorder from the ATC, you will receive a numbered kit provided in a small case. The Digital Audio Recorder kit should include:

Edirol R-09 Digital Audio Recorder

  1. On the right side of the Recorder, slide the "Hold" button to "OFF".
  2. On the left side of the Recorder, press the "Power" button (you may need to hold for a second) to turn on the Recorder.
  3. On the Recorder screen you will see the default timecode of 00:00:00 (a), the left and right channel levels (b), your battery charge (c), and the current file name (d).
  4. When you are finished with the Recorder for an extended period of time, slide the "Hold" button to "ON" and power off the Digital Audio Recorder. The screen will flash briefly and then the screen will go blank.

Recording Audio

  1. When you are ready to record audio, press the "Rec" button on the front of the Recorder.
  2. You can press the ""Play/Pause" button if you need to pause at all during your recording. To resume, simply press the "Play/Pause" button or the "Rec" button again.
  3. When you are ready to stop recording, press the "Stop" button. The file will save. You can record multiple audio clips on the memory stick.
  4. When you are finished with the Recorder for an extended period of time, slide the "Hold" button to "ON" and power off the Digital Audio Recorder. The screen will flash briefly and then the screen will go blank.

Playing Back Audio

Note

You will need speakers or a headphone set to listen to audio from the Recorder. The ATC does not provide these with the Digital Audio Recorder kits, but they can be reserved separately.

  1. Plug a 3.5mm headphone or speaker jack into the Headphone input on the right side of the Recorder.
  2. Use the "Fastforward" and "Rewind" buttons to scroll through and select a file.
  3. To play the file selected, press the "Play/Pause" button. You can use the "Fastforward" and "Rewind" buttons to navigate to a specific time within the file or "Stop" to end playback.
  4. When you are finished with the Recorder for an extended period of time, slide the "Hold" button to "ON" and power off the Digital Audio Recorder. The screen will flash briefly and then the screen will go blank.

Copying Audio Recorder Files to a PC

  1. On the bottom of the Recorder (with the front controls facing up), slide and hold the battery door latch to the left and then slide the battery cover down.
  2. Locate the gray USB cord and plug it into the audio recorder as shown in the image below.
  3. Connect the other end of the USB cord into an available USB slot on your computer.
  4. Power the Recorder on.
  5. Your computer should read the memory stick as a Removable Media Drive Drive.
  6. Open the Removable Media Disk drive from My Computer and copy the audio files to a location on your PC.

Tip

Uploading these files to myWPI? See Adding Audio Files to a Course in myWPI.

Deleting Audio Files

Caution

Once you delete a file from the Recorder, you cannot recover it!

  1. Press "Finder/Menu" button.
  2. Use the "Play/Pause or "Stop" buttons to navigate up or down through the file list on the "Finder" screen.
  3. Press the "Rec" button to select a file.
  4. Use the "Play/Pause or "Stop" buttons to navigate to "Delete" and press "Rec."
  5. Press "Rec" again to confirm the delete. You will be brought back to the "Finder" screen. Press the "Finder/Menu" button to exit.
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