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PDF Manual Excerpt: TASCAM PORTA 05 TEAC Professional Division Www.ALAMOURA HORAPUAVADA 01-C-002 Make: TAS Model: PORTA 05 NWICE III. TASCAM PR-405 0.00 0:00 H 1111111 TIL? RSTVUMA Mimmis 11 XL MOS FOTOS MASTER HOLLANCE

  1. no o o o o ES OWNER'S MANUAL 5700097800 7 Recording is an art as well as a science. A suc cessful recording is often judged primarily on the quality of sound as art, and we obviously cannot guarantee that. A company that makes paint and brushes for artists cannot say that the paintings made with their products will be well received critically. The art is the province of the artist. TASCAM can make no guarantee that the PORTA 05 by itself will assure the quality of the recordings you make. Your skill as a technician and your abilities as an artist will be significant factors in the results you achieve. "© Copyright 1987, TEAC Corporation" All rights reserved under international and Pan American copyright conventions. This book may not be reproduced in whole or in part, by mimeograph or any other means, without permission. PER WARNING: TO PREVENT FIRE OR SHOCK HAZARD, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS APPLIANCE TO RAIN OR MOISTURE. This appliance has a serial number located on the rear panel. Please record the model number and serial number and retain them for your records. Model number Serial number This product is manufactured to comply with the radio interference of EEC directive "82/499/EEC." CAUTION | RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL. The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated "dangerous voltage" within the product's enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons. The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user to the presence of important operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the literature accompanying the appliance. th TABLE OF CONTENTS al as a lis here to beg it, but do tronce, that Understanding what is going on inside your equip ment will help improve your sound. Think of this manual as a reference handbook. You won't need all of what is here to begin, and it is certainly not necessary to memorize it, but do try to find the time to read it thoroughly at least once, that way you will be familiar with its contents and if you need answers they will be here waiting. woman w three INTRODUCTION tekst Introduction .................... Precautions and Recommendations ..... Recording the First Track Recording the Second Track (Overdubbing). . Recording Tracks 3 and 4............ Ping-Ponging or Collapsing Tracks ..., Remix or Mixdown . .......... Punch-In or Insert Recording ..... Recording with Effects ........ Recording with Tape Sync ...... Features and Controls. How to Use the PORTA 05's Equalizer .. A Word of Mixing Advice , .... How the dbx Works ............ Care and Maintenance .......... Use of the PS-P2 AC Adaptor .. Optional Accessories for the MINISTUDIO PORTA 05 ... Specifications .................. Block Diagram ...... Level Diagrams .. The MINISTUDIO PORTA 05 is a complete audio production facility in a single box. It contains a full-function mixer with four-input channels, an Effects submixer, a Cue (monitor) submixer, and a Master stereo buss. Also included in the MINISTUDIO is a four-track, four-channel cassette recorder with dbx noise reduction, Pitch Control, and Zero Return. The recorder also features a special Sync Out that ensures that the sychronizing codes used by electronic musical instruments and computer interfaces will be reproduced in the most efficient way. leeni e Using your PORTA 05, you can: Record a four-track "Mulitrack Master" tape. Mixdown your multitrack master tape to a stereo master using L/R outputs and a stereo recorder. Record four mixer channels onto a single recoder track. Overdub new signal while listening to prerecorded tracks. Ping-Pong (bounce) up to 3 tracks down to one. Synchronize electronic musical instrument ("Virtual Tracks'') during any recording process using the Sync Out. Add effects to any combination of 4 mixer channels using the Effect submixer and Effects Return.
  2. Precautions and Recommendations
  3. TRACK FORMAT AND COMPATIBILITY The track format of the PORTA 05 is compatible with standard (Philips) stereo format tapes that were recorded at 1 7/8 ips (4.75 cm/sec). Noise reduction is a consideration for compatibility. Tapes that have been recorded without noise reduction, or those that have been recorded with dbx type 11 can be played on the PORTA 05.
  4. THE PORTA 05 IS INTERNALLY ADJUSTED FOR HIGH BIAS, 70 us EQ, TYPE 11 TAPE This means that you can only use 70 us, High Bias, Type 11 tapes such as TDK SAX; MAXELL UD XL JIS or equivalent formulations. If you are in doubt about the compatibility of a tape, you can use this chart of various track layouts as a guide.
  5. TO PROTECT THE FINISHED MASTER, RE MOVE BOTH SAFETY TABS OF THE CASSETTE. If you break out only one tab, you could still put the tape into the PORTA 05 "upside down" and erase the tracks of your master. CN CH. CH. CH C H. CH. ECUERDE SENAS CUE oso S423, 1K AUDIO Side A safety tab TASCAM 4Tr 3ch TASCAM 4Tr 4ch Philips 4Tr 4ch Philips 4Tr 2ch ANSI (Philips) 2Tr 2ch Side B safety tab RET SO'Otsi 1,5:0.05 11 0.10 -0.05 0 0 1.2.0.03 1.6 -2.0 3.66 0 CAUTION: The optional RC-30P Remote Punch In/ Out pedal is effective regardless of the removal of safety tabs if either of the RECORD FUNCTION switches are set to the Record Ready mode. SARE 5 .12 110.03 0.5.0.03 0,60,025 (Unit: mm) The PORTA 05 records and plays in one direction using the whole width of the tape.
  6. USE THE SHORTEST POSSIBLE TAPE FOR A GIVEN JOB Don't use C-120 tapes under any circumstances; the tape stock is too thin and is not sturdy enough for mulitrack recording. CAUTION To power the PORTA 05 from an AC line, use the provided AC adapter PS-P2 which is designed especially for the PORTA 05 and pro vides a convenient connection and correct polarity. Shoud you attempt to employ an AC-DC con verter of any other brand or manufacture, you will have to make sure that the connection provides the proper polarity as shown by the symbols & c above the connector on the left side of the unit. Furthermore, the specified voltage of 11 - 15 V and amperage of 350 mA must be properly observed. Otherwise, damage may occur to the PORTA 05 and such damage would not be covered by the limited warranty on the product. TAPE CUE TAPE CUE TAPE CUE TAPE CUE EO HIGH POWEN PITCH CONTROL IT_I IIIIIIIIIII + TASCAM EFF ut EFF EO LOW METEA ZERO RETURN AESE? PORTAL MINISTUDIO BUS$ PAN M PAN PAN PHONES ooo MONITOR cwn III Q INPUT NEC - LINE IIIlIlIIlI MIC 1 WIIIIIIIIIIIINH UI IIIIIIIIIII
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  8. MIC/LINE PHONES LINE OUT DC IN 11-15V + C EFFECT OUT ATN SYNC OUT REMOTE PUNCH IN/OUT 1600 000: O OOO O LAHUHULLILLILULILL Recording the First Track
  9. Plug a Microphone into channel 1.
  10. Press the RECord key. You are now recording on track 1. The RECord Function LED will stop blinking and stay on steadily.
  11. Plug your headphones into the PHONES output jack. Do not put them on yet.
  12. Turn the PORTA 05 on. NOTE: As a suggestion, try recording yourself counting only the odd numbers from 1 to 59, pausing briefly between each.
  13. Set the channel 1 fader to the shaded area.
  14. Set the TRIM control to the proper position (a little higher than the center on the scale).
  15. Once you have recorded for about a minute, or you reach 59, push the STOP key. The tape will stop moving, and the RECord Function LED will begin to blink again.
  16. Set the channel 1 PAN control to the full LEFT position, fully counterclockwise.
  17. Press the REWind key. The tape will rewind to 000 and stop, since the ZERO RETURN switch is in the ON position.
  18. Set the EQualizer controls to the 12 o'clock position.
  19. Set the BUSS L RECORD FUNCTION switch to SAFE. The LED will turn off.
  20. Set the MASTER fader to the shaded area.
  21. Put the headphones on and, while speaking into the mic, adjust the PHONES level control to a comfortable listening level.
  22. Set the MONITOR select switch to the CUE position.
  23. Set the METER select switch to the INPUT position.
  24. Play the tape and adjust the track 1 TAPE CUE control until the headphone volume is comfortable. NOTE: If you intend to use the EQ, set the METER switch to the BUSS position. The PORTA 05's EQ is located in the L and R Busses (after the PAN controls), not in the channels. At this point, you have completed the first track, also called a take or pass. If the recording quality and level are OK, proceed to the next step, record ing the second track,
  25. Test the signal level by speaking into the mic at a normal volume. If the level is correct, INPUT 1 meter should read between -10 and 0. Adjust your level using the TRIM control, VALERIO
  26. Set the BUSS L (a buss is a circuit) RECORD FUNCTION switch to the track 1 position. The RECord Function LED (Light Emit ting Diode) will begin to flash. Set the BUSS R RECORD FUNCTION switch to the SAFE position.
  27. Check to make sure the PITCH CONTROL in the center (off) position. OT
  28. Push the PLAY key and allow the tape to run for about 15 seconds. This will run the tape leader onto the take up reel, and put the begin ning of the tape in front of the heads. R
  29. Push the RESET button and set the ZERO RETURN switch to the ON position. This, 1) locates the beginning point of your record ing, and 2) allows you to quickly return to this point by simply pressing the REWind key. :," ** Recording the Second Track (Overdubbing) WwXARACAS Using the same basic set-up as before, make the following changes: recorded. Since track 1 can be heard through the headphones along with the new signal, the second track can be recorded "in sync" with the first. MORAVAMA
  30. Set the BUSS R RECORD FUNCTION switch to the track 2 position. The RECord Function LED will begin to blink.
  31. Turn the channel 1 PAN control all the way to the right (clockwise). Make sure the MASTER fader is in the shaded area between 7 and 8. NOTE: If you followed our suggestion and recorded odd numbers on track 1, you can now record the even numbers on track 2. Since you can hear the pauses between the odd numbers, you should try to record the even numbers during these pauses. . :1 NOTE: Changing the MASTER setting will change your record level.
  32. Once you have recorded to the end of the first track, or have counted to 60, push STOP and then REWind. This will return the tape to the beginning. .
  33. Listening through the headphones, push PLAY. and begin speaking into the mic, Balance the volume setting of the new signal to that of the track 1 playback level by using TAPE CUE 1 and PHONES controls. VT
  34. Set the BUSS R RECORD FUNCITION switch to SAFE.
  35. Rewind the tape. OW
  36. Push PLAY and listen to the two tracks. Adjust the track 1 and 2 TAPE CUE controls to the desired level and balance.
  37. Press RECord. The RECord Function LED will stay on. The second track is now being A Recording Tracks 3 and 4 R W For recording on track 4, the method is reversed; The method used for recording the third and fourth tracks is vertually the same as the first and second. The differences are in the PAN settings and the RECORD FUNCTION switch positions. To record on track 3, all the basic settings are the same as before, with the following changes:
  38. Set the BUSS R RECORD FUNCTION switch to track 4 and the BUSSL switch to SAFE. A T
  39. Turn the channel PAN control all the way to the right.
  40. Set the BUSS L RECORD FUNCTION switch to track 3 and BUSS R switch to SAFE. .. . Once these steps are done, the rest is merely balanc ing the levels of the playback signals with the new material. .
  41. Turn the channel PAN control all the way to the left. . KARE. 57 . Ping-Ponging or Collapsing Tracks W. combine two or three tracks onto the remaining blank track while recording new material. TANYUWP The recording capability of the PORTA 05 is not limited to just the four tracks, however. As you progress with your recording, you may reach a point where you need more than four tracks of material. This is where PING-PONGING or COL LAPSING tracks is invaluable. This allows you to If you have recorded tracks 1 and 2, and, perhaps, track 3 as well, follow the steps below to put them all onto track 4. hitty
  42. Check to make sure that all inputs are removed from the MIC/LINE and LINE connecters. The input channels are now internally switched to Tape. Now, continue on with Steps 5, 6 and 7 of the PING-PONG section. When you reach Step 8, balance the new signal with the previous tracks and rehearse the new material until the balance and timing are right. Then proceed with steps, 9 – 13. Once the PING-PONG is completed to your satis faction, you can re-record over the material on Tracks 1, 2 and 3.
  43. Set the BUSS R RECORD FUNCTION switch to track 4 and the BUSS L switch to SAFE. The RE Cord Function LED will begin blinking.
  44. Set channel faders 1 through 3 to the shaded area between 7 and 8.
  45. Set the MASTER fader to 7.
  46. Set the PAN controls (1, 2, 3) all the way to the right (fully clockwise).
  47. Rewind the tape to 000. With this technique you can record up to four different sounds on track 4. Once you have mixed the first three tracks plus the new, live material onto track 4, you can re-record and PING-PONG new material on tracks 1, 2 and 3. Even if you record only one live source during each collapse, you can record up to 10 tracks of material on the PORTA 05 without re-recording any track more than once (see the chart). For example, we've just shown you how to record three tracks (1, 2 and 3) plus a live signal onto the fourth track. Since 1, 2 and 3 are now available for recording again, use 1 and 2 for new overdubs, then collapse them, with a live source, onto 3. Already you have seven signals or tracks on only 2 tracks! Go back to track 1, overdub, then PING-PONG it with a new source onto track 2 (this makes 9). Finally use track 1 again for the tenth signal. Ten track recording – not bad for a cassette.
  48. Set the MONITOR switch to the CUE position, turn the TAPE CUE controls all the way down,
  49. Push the PLAY key and listen to the mix. Make any necessary level adjustments using the channel and MASTER faders. You may want to repeat this step several times to get the balance correct.
  50. When the balance is right and the level is between -10 and 0 on BUSS Rmeter, stop and rewind the tape to 000. W CT m. TRK4 TRK3 H TRK2 TRK1 WWA', B, C + D'IMMINI MUTE, F + GW WWW IR WWWWW . INVITAMIN UMNI WWWWWWWWW
  51. Push the RECord key. The first three tracks are now being recorded onto track 4. The RECord Function LED will stay on.
  52. First, three adjacent tracks are recorded (t.e. 1, 2 and 3).
  53. A new part is record od on track one.
  54. Once the recording is done, press STOP then REWind. WWW.A,B,C, +BY / TUA, B, C + DI TOUT E, F + G in
  55. Set the BUSS R RECORD FUNCTION switch to SAFE. The LED will stop blinking.
  56. These tracks are then mixed for proper baland and re recorded on the remaining track (four) while simul. taneously recording a now live part on that track.
  57. Track one is trans. ferred to track two while adding yet another live part to the same track.
  58. With the MONITOR switch in the CUE posi tion, adjust the track 4 TAPE CUE control to the proper level and listen to the results. W A , B, C + D IIIIIIN Another feature of the PORTA 05 is the ability to mix a new signal or signals with the tracks being PING-PONGED. The method is simply a combina tion of steps previously explained. Using the example above, we can add the new signal by using input channel 4 and following the steps below: Till IIIIII, FINN I WWW E milia MINIA, B, C 7D . WINE, F' + G ell. WWIIHF TY||||||| KUIN TIMI
  59. This leaves just one spare track on which the 10th and final part is recorded.
  60. Now parts are record cd on tracks ono and two, After Step 4 above, plug the new line level source into channel 4, W A , B', C + Dil WHITE. FLGli 2 Set the fader level to the shaded area. V
  61. These tracks are then transferred to track throo with the addition of another now live part. 3 Set the PAN fully right. At A .2 Remix or Mixdown MB R ELL A Antena 3 The last step in any basic recording is mixing the finished multi-track master tape into a standard stereo format. This process is known as REMIX ING DOWN. During this procedure the tracks are blended together and balanced to create the desired sound. Other procedures or techniques can also be used during this process, but first we will describe the basics, then we will show you another trick, called PUNCH-IN.
  62. You are now ready to record the mix. Put the MASTERING deck into its RECORD mode, then push PLAY on the PORTA 05, Continue to monitor the process through the headphones. When the recording is done, stop both machines, rewind the stereo MASTER and listen to the mix. zur Thy'mit h NOTE: During recording or remixing, the signals can be monitored, or heard, two ways: Since the idea of mixing is to bring the four tracks down to two, you need another, two-track, cassette recorder which will act as the MASTERING deck.
  63. through headphones, which we have discussed previously, and in the WeeCADEAUPP A pesar
  64. Connect the Left and Right LINE OUT jacks of . 2. through monitor speakers. the PORTA 05 to the line inputs of the mastering deck. This latter approach requires some care and com mon sense, as using speakers when an open micro 2. Switch all four channels to Tape by disconnect phone is used as a signal input can, and usually ing all input sources from the MIC/LINE and does, cause feedback or howling. LINE connectors of the PORTA 05. In order to use your PORTA 05 with speakers, 3. Set the PAN controls to the center (12 o'clock) you will need an external stereo amplifier. Plug position. a dual RCA plug cable into the LINE OUT jacks (L and R). Connect each to the corresponding tape 4. Set the channel and MASTER faders to 7. or Aux Inputs on the amplifier. Set its volume to O before you connect the PORTA 05 to it. When 5. Set the MONITOR switch to REMIX. . you are ready to monitor, make sure you turn the PORTA 05 before turning on the amplifier. When 6. Turn the TAPE CUE controls all the way to finished, turn the amplifier off before turning off the left counteclockwise or off. the PORTA 05. todos -10:16 in tara planine informa
  65. Rewind the recorded tape to 000. tion CARIA
  66. Push PLAY and, with the headphones on, adjust the PHONES level control to a com fortable listening level. CIUTHIS*
  67. Using the channel PAN and fader controls, set each track's level and left-to-right position for the desired balance. You will have to decide what "sounds right" at this step, we can only tell you what controls to adjust, but not where to set them, WADOWE OBUTEV t- Alhista r sarayi тиыма кем Quite often, during either the initial track recording or remix, it becomes apparent that the recorded material contains a mistake or could be improved, One obvious way to correct this problem is to re record the entire track, but, if the mistake is minor, this is not practical or necessary. The PORTA 05 was designed to allow you to easily correct or add material using the technique known as punch-in or insert recording. This provides a way to re-record only a small portion of a track, thus covering the mistake, or to record addional material on a blank spot of another track, augmenting the original material. The technique used has, for the most part, already been covered. Only the way in which it is accomplished is different. There are two ways of performing the punch-in or insert. We will describe both.
  68. When the signal balance and level sound right, set the overall level using the MASTER fader.
  69. Rewind the tape and push PLAY, Adjust the input levels on the MASTERING deck until its meters read between about -3 to 0. tape a deck top it 200
  70. Rewind the tape again. Put a fresh tape in the MASTERING deck and let it play for 10 to 15 seconds, then stop it and reset the MASTERING deck's counter to 000. Punch-In or Insert Recording ORA Using our orignal first track recording, let's say we've discovered a small error. There wasn't enough of a pause between two odd numbers, thus the track two material, the even numbers, overlaps and audibly "steps on" track 1 at that one small point. Here's how to fix it: The PORTA 05 can also perform the Punch-In process another way. On the left side panel of the unit you will find a 1/4" phone jack marked RE MOTE PUNCH IN/OUT. By using the optional remote foot switch, model RC-30P, the process can be accomplished without having to manually press the RECord and STOP keys. This is really handy if you are recording alone and are too busy playing an instrument to push the switches. Here's how it's done:
  71. Play the tape up to a point several seconds before the error. Push the RESET button to mark this point. Plug the RC-30P foot switch into the PORTA 05. VIWANTV.WPR
  72. Plug the mic into channel 1. (Whatever is con nected to channels 2, 3, and 4 should be dis connected.) Follow steps 1–9 as described above. When you *get to Step 10, follow the instruction below:
  73. Set the channel controls just as before.
  74. Set the RECORD FUNCTION switches. The BUSS L switch to track 1, the BUSS R to SAFE.
  75. Press PLAY and, as in rehearsal, speak along with the material. When you reach the point just before the error, press the RC-30P foot switch. The RECord Function LED should stay on, indicating the PORTA 05 is recording. Make the necessary corrections to the track, then;
  76. Set the MONITOR switch to CUE. were fil
  77. Turn the TAPE CUE controls for tracks 1 and 2 to about 12 o'clock,
  78. Press PLAY. The two tracks should be heard through the headphones. Adjust the PHONES control and TAPE CUE controls to the desired volume and balance.
  79. Press the foot switch again. This takes the PORTA 05 out of RECORD and into PLAY. The RE Cord Function LED should begin to flash. y
  80. As before, STOP and REWind the tape and listen to the results.
  81. Adjust the fader and TRIM controls on channel 1 while speaking into the mic. Set the PAN control all the way to the left. Balance the new signal with the recorded one. Before we finish this portion of the manual, here are a couple of tips for performing quality Pụnch ins. the
  82. Rehearse the Punch-In by rewinding the tape and pressing PLAY. Speak along with the re corded signal, making the necessary corrections. Always try to punch-in when there is a signal pre sent on another track. This will mask any slight noise from the electronics. The same applies to punching-out. Once you are satisfied with the rehearsals, rewind the tape and perform the actual Punch-in. that Always rehearse your punch-in until it's PERFECT. Remember, once you punch-in over existing material, that recorded signal is erased. Make your mistakes in the rehearsal, not on tape.
  83. Press PLAY and, as in the rehearsal, speak along with the material. When you reach the point JUST BEFORE the error, press RECord. Continue speaking, making the corrections required. ays
  84. When the Punch-In has been performed cor rectly, press STOP. yarors the w LA
  85. Rewind the tape and listen to the Punch-in, If the results are satisfactory, continue with your recording. If the PUNCH-IN is not to your liking, go back and try again. celou Recording with Effects za Reverb, delay, compressor, overdrive, chorus, phåser, sampler, flanger, echo, limiter, de-esser; the list goes on and on. Recording today requires the extensive use of signal processors, effects, that come in various shapes and sizes from footpedal "squash boxes" to professional rack-mount units. Your PORTA 05 is very flexible and powerful in the way it handles signal processing and effects. to trend, in at the channis system its built-in Effects submix system. The EFF con trol in each of the channels of your mixer is used to send, in amounts varied by the control, signal to the Effects submixer. Signals from the channels are summed together and sent to EFFECT OUT. Your PORTA 05 has a dedicated EFFECT RTN jack to bring the signals from your effects loop back into the unit. Your MINISTUDIO can process all, or any com bination of, your mixer channels with effects using STVnewytwar Recording with Tape Sync ... sources on the MINISTUDIO's tracks during Overdubs, Ping-pongs, and Remix in sync. Consult sections of this manual with these headings for more information. Tracks created electronically using sequencers etc. are called "Virtual Tracks". Combing virtual tracks with the normal tracking procedures used in recording makes it possible to record a tremendous number of different instru ment sounds on a very small number of tape tracks. Your only real limitation is the number of sound sources and the capacity of your sequencer. Your PORTA 05 has a special feature designed to make it an ideal recorder to be used with electronic musical instruments. SYNC OUT is specifically designed to be used with the recordable synchroniz ing codes used by MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) and some other instrument systems. While MIDI itself is a computer type digital language, it is necessary to convert MIDI sync signal to recordable sync signal such as FSK (Frequency Shift Keying) using a MIDI FSK converter. Some times this type of converter is implemented on sequencers, drum machines and computer inter faces: You may record your sync signal via the LINE con nector on INPUT 4 to track 4, via Buss R before you lay any tracks. Connect the FSK output of your MIDI FSK converter, drum machine, sequencer, computer interface (whatever you're using to generate your sync code) to the LINE 4 input on the front panel, The FSK output might be labelled "Sync Out" or "Tape Out". Set the trans port to Record Sync on track 4. Consult the owner's manuals of your electronic instruments for specifics. To record new synchronized tracks using your sequencers etc., reverse the process. Connect SYNC OUT of the PORTA 05 to the "Sync In" (or "Tape In'') of your converter. Put track 4 into play mode and any tracks you want to record into Record Ready mode. Your converter will translate the sync code playing back from track 4 into MIDI clock in formation which, in turn, will drive the MIDI pro gram in the sequencer (notes, rhythm, bends, etc.) The synthesizers, drum machines, and other sources and processors connected to your sequencer will now operate in perfect sync. In this way you can continue to record the audio signals from your sound NOTE: When recording sync signals, make sure you have suffieient level, which should register between -10 and 0 on the BUSS R meter. Adjust the level using the channel 4 fader. Or, connect the sync signal to channel 1, or 2. Necessary level ad justments can then be made using both TRIM and fader. dinge wat waarin her bAMANOMATOE wie Features and Controls TM Cut TATE CU 1A CU A CUE WICH CONTROL 0 . TUDINI+ TO ITASCAM TASCAM lors EQ LOW METE RESTO ZEKO NETU In C PORTAS MENSTVO U 0 - 0 ooo WONNON Inn uc 4 2 3 DIPUT VINTIMIC MONI UMEDITIMIMOC iliiiiiii !!!! FUSS DAX NOISE REDUCTIONS DE NA PLAY REW F.FWD STOP PAUSE RECOMO FUNCTION MASTER DC IN Jack This jack is used to connect the provided PS-P2 AC adapter disconnected from this LINE jack (track 3 is routed to channel 3 and track 4 to channel 4). 2 POWER Switch and LED Setting it to the right, ON position switches power to the PORTA 05 on and the LED lights, setting it to the left, OFF position turns the PORTA 05 off. 3 MIC/LINE Input Connector-Channels 1 and 2 Only This 1/4" phone jack accepts unbalanced signals from any type of microphone having any impedance from 150 ohms to 10,000 ohms. You can also con nect any magnetic instrument pick-up, electric guitar or bass, or an electronic keyboard. There is usually no need for a "direct box" or transformer, However, some situations may require such a device. 5 TRIM-Channels 1 and 2 Only This control alters the gain of the first amplifier, it will affect the level of MIC/LINE signals but has no effect on the TAPE signals. The amount of in crease or gain that the amplifier gives the signal is determined by TRIM control. The TRIM control allows you to adjust the amplifier to handle a wide variety of signal levels. Pushing up the TRIM control causes the amp to give more gain when working with mic's or softer sound sources. Pulling down the TRIM reduses the amount of gain when working with high level mic or line level signals or louder sound sources. When signal is connected to this jack, the mixer channel switches to this input signal. When the signal is disconnected from this jack, the channel switches to the built-in recorder (channel 1 to track 1 and channel 2 to track 2). 6 Input Fader This linear, or slide, fader varies the amount of signal going from the input channel to the Stereo Left and Right (L/R) Output Busses via the PAN control. This channel fader is the main mixing control for adjusting how much of the input appears at the output(s). A LINE Input Connector-Channels 3 and 4 As opposed to the input connector on channels 1 and 2, this 1/4" phone jack only accepts unbalanced line level signals. As with channels 1 and 2, channels 3 and 4 also switch to the recorder outputs when signal is PAN The PAN control is used to assign (send) the input channel's signal to the Stereo Busses, The PAN pro vides continuously variable assignment to the L Buss (full counterclockwise rotation) and the R Buss (full hertettheen. Bitte ' now O O -MIC/LINE S LINE PHONES onowickituntil od LINHOUT EFFECT OUT BTN SYNC OUT REMOTE PUNCH IN/OUT OOO OOO O LIVILILILLILULILLILILL r PORTA 05's Equalizer on page 18. clockwise rotation). This allows you to make stereo mixes and locate an input channel's signal anywhere in the stereo panorama. 9 MASTER Fader This linear (slide) fader controls the level of the signal or mix of signals assigned to the L and R Busses. It simultaneously adjusts the signal level at the: istinad H
  86. LINE OUT jacks Left and Right. 8 EQualizers (L and R) The equalizer or EQ is the circuitry that allows you to adjust the tonality of the signal or mix of signals assigned to the Stereo Land R Busses. It is a two-knob type, with the high knobs allowing a boost or cut of 10 dB at 10 kHz for the high frequencies, and the low knobs allowing a boost or cut of 10 dB at 100 Hz for the low frequencies of the L and R Busses. They work similarly to the bass and treble knobs on other audio equipment.
  87. The Buss L and Buss R meters when the METER select switch is in the BUSS position. Straw
  88. RECORD FUNCTION select switch.
  89. MONITOR switch/PHONES level control. WWWWWW* CAUTION: The PORTA 05's EQ is located in the L and R Busses (after the PAN, before the MASTER fader). To prevent the Busses from being over loaded, reduce the MASTER fader before turning the EQ knobs up. For the same reason the METER select switch should be set to the BUSS position, when using the EQ. O LINE OUT Jacks (L and R) This pair of RCA jacks feed a line-level program mix (from the Stereo Left and Right Busses) to a monitor amp or tape recorder. This is the same mix you hear in the headphones when the PORTA 05 monitor select switch is in REMIX, except the LINE OUT level is controlled only by the MASTER Fader and not by the PHONES control. We've included a chart of the frequency charac teristics of some musical instruments so you can get a better idea of how these tone controls can be used to the best artistic advantage. Of course, using them and hearing the results will tell you exactly how they work. CAUTION: Never connect two PORTA 05 outputs directly together via a "Y" adaptor or similar method. Doing so would connect both output amps together leading to circuit failure. For more information on EQ, see How to Use the CT LIITU TAN Cur . . . EQ MG POWER PICH CONTNO OLI TILFINI TASCAM TASCAM Ow cit METER ZENO KETUA RESET THAT PORTAS 1000 NWESTUDIO PHONES UUUU Logo MONITON C MIC cu Inuit: UT ET111M 2007 AEC — IIIIIIIIII LINE 11TRUI IIIIIIIIII !!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!! iiiiiiiii DUSL DBX NOISE REDUCTION SYSTEM Iden DE 110) Go 0.0' PLAY REW E. FWD STOPPAUSE Du RECORO WCTION MASTER O TAPE CUE These 4 knobs, corresponding to Tracks 1 through 4, are used to create a mono mix of any existing tracks (already recorded tracks) during playback. The Tape Cue mix is always fed to the MONITOR Select switch. LINE OUT DC IN 11-t5V +- -- EFFECT RM SYNC OUT REMOTE PUNCH IN/OUT Hooo ooo o LLLLLLLLLLLLLL 12 EFF (Effect) Send Level Control These 4 controls determine how much signal in the corresponding channels will be routed to the EFFECT OUT. Take-off point is after fader and before PAN. be controlled by this switch. B EFFECT OUT The signal from this jack is usually taken to a signal processor or effects loop. REMIX – You will hear the stereo output of the L and R Busses. The levels you will hear are affected by the settings of the MASTER Fader and the PHONES level control. In this position the TAPE CUE controls have no effect on what you hear in the headphones. NOTE: Consult "Recording With Effects" found on page 11. A EFFECT RIN (Returi i Jack The signal(s) orignating at the EFFECT OUT and processed by your effects devices are usually returned to the PORTA 05 at this jack. CUE - You will hear a Mono combination of the MASTER fader signal plus the Tape Cue signals, one for each track. The TAPE CUE controls have signals available to them only after the track has been recorded. To hear them you must be in the CUE (mono) mode. (5 EFF RTN (Effect Return) Level Control This control is used to adjust the signals plugged into the EFFECT RTN jack before those signals reach the EQ then the MASTER fader. EFFECT – You will hear the EFFECT OUT (mono). The listening level in the headphones is affected by the settings of the Input Channel Fader, the EFF send level control, and the PHONES volume control. 6 MONITOR (Headphones) Select Switch What you will hear in the headphone circuit will arium AMeowww enable you to locate at high speed by monitoring the tape, a desired recorded portion or the end of a program, O PHONES The PHONES control adjusts the overall level of your headphones, plugged into the front panel jack. Any change in the setting of the TRIM, Input Faders, MASTER Fader or the TAPE CUE controls will change the signal level in the phones. i tin NOTE: Monitoring the tape at a high speed will cause high level, very high-frequency audio signals to appear at the outputs. Be sure that you turn down the output/monitoring level prior to using this function, so that the headphones or speaker units will not be damaged by excess high frequency. CAUTION: MONO (2-WIRE) HEADPHONES WILL CAUSE CIRCUIT FAILURE. If your headphones have this connector, don't use them. 20 PAUSE Button Disengages the pinch roller from the capstan while playing or recording a cassette, which causes the tape to stop running. The electronics remain engaged. To enter RECORD/PAUSE, press PAUSE, then REC. To resume playing or recording, press the PAUSE button again. (1/4" phone 2-connector) 2 STOP Button Pressing this button stops any tape motion, and cancels the Record mode. (1/4" phone 3-connector) Using the 2-wire connector shorts out one of the amplifiers driving the headphones, which will cause it to burn out. 22 F. FWD Button Pressing this button winds the tape forward at high speed. When the tape reaches its end, the transport will automatically stop. t erverteiltemalamepretimim TRANSPORT SECTION B RESET and ZERO RETURN The Tape Counter is useful for locating any specific point on a tape. The Tape Counter can be reset to 000 at any time by pressing the RESET button located to the right of the counter. 23 REW Button Pressing this button rewinds the tape at high speed. When the tape reaches its beginning, or when the ZERO RETURN stop position is reached, the transport will automatically stop. Being able to return to any desired point on a tape can be very helpful. If the ZERO RETURN switch is set to the right, ON position, the tape will automatically stop during REWind when the Tape Counter reaches 000. All you have to do to return to a specific point is reset the Tape Counter to 000 at the point you wish to return to and set the ZERO RETURN to the right, ON position. The tape will always stop at that point when you use the REWind function. 24 REC Button Pressing this button begins the recording process by activating the record electronics selected by the RECORD FUNCTION switches and starting tape motion. Recording cannot be done if both RECORD FUNCTION switches are set to the SAFE position or the record protection tabs are missing on a cassette, Check the RECORD FUNC TION switches or the cassette tabs if the PORTA 05 does not enter Record, recordhes alone ing tapes wa ZER E point point is reset you have when there will After the tape has stopped when using ZERO RETURN, pressing the REW button again starts rewinding beyound the 000 point. The tape will automatically stop at its beginning. 33 REMOTE PUNCH IN/OUT Jack This 1/4" (6.3 mm) phone jack, on the left side panel of the PORTA 05, is for the optional RC-30P Remote Punch In/Out pedal. Whether you're a busy engineer, producer, or a musician with both hands on an instrument, there are those times when you can't drop what your doing to press the RECord button. You need a third hand! The RC 30P can be that third hand. It lets you punch in and out of RECORD with a tap of your foot. er, producent, there are doing to NOTE: ZERO RETURN works only in rewind, tape motion will not stop at 000 in the Fast Forward mode. 19 PLAY Button Pressing this button places the transport in the PLAY mode. The end stop mechanism releases all functions when the tape 'reaches its end. Pressing the F. FWD or REW button during playback will NOTE: The RC-30P does NOT work in conjunction with the REC button. If you enter the Record mode with the REC button you cannot terminate the Record mode with the RC-30P you must use the STOP button. TAVE CUE TAY cut rant cu 1 TAN CUE LO WOW PO PITCM CONTROL 11 -IIIIIIIIIII A MII TASCAM LO LOW 1294 METER IND KENO METU 71 PORTASE WNS 100 . MONES P 니 비 o Do NOWI DIN 1111 MIC IIIIIIIIII IIIIIIIII !!!!!!!! I DOX NOISE AEDUKTION SYSTEM Idos III!!!!! iiiiiiii DA NA LINE itt: OO OVO C: SAFT AEC PLAY AEW F.FWD STOPPAUSE LO RECORD FUNCTION MASTER CAUTION! The optional RC-30P is active, if a RECORD FUNCTION switch is set to the Record Ready mode, regardless of the removal of the record safety tabs. DC IN 11-15Y + EFFECT OUTATN AEMOTE PUNCH IN/OUT LINE OVAT 0 00 000 ΟΙ DAHKAHIHIKILILILILLILI 20 RECORD FUNCTION Switches The PORTA 05 mixer has only two Output Busses, (Left and Right) which are internally connected to the RECORD FUNCTION switches. The Left switch assigns the L Buss to either Track 1 or Track 3 and Right switch, R Buss to either Tracks 2 or 4. Setting either of the RECORD FUNCTION switches to a track, makes the RE Cord Function LED flash to indicate that the PORTA 05 is in "Record Ready'' mode. b). LED blinks: "Record Ready" mode - indicates that one or both busses have been assigned to a track. Whether the tape is stopped or in play, the PORTA 05 is ready to go into record, but not yet recording. Switch Position Buss L Buss R | Indicator c). LED on: Record or Record/Pause - the recorder is recording or is ready to begin recording by releasing the PAUSE button. Up 1 2 Yellow Center Safe Safe Green Down 3 4 L Yellow 28 Peak Level Meters and the METER Select Switch The four vertical meters of the PORTA 05, have different functions, depending on the switch position, input or buss, U RECord Function LED This LED indicates any of the tracks' record status ("Record Safe", "Record Ready" or "Record" mode): INPUT - in this position meter 1 through 4 will show the source level if a source is con nected to the input. if no source is connected to the input the meter will show playback, the numbers of the meters being the same as the channels, a). LED off: "Record Safe" mode – no recording can take place. BUSS- in the buss position the meters will dis play the buss output levels. Meter 1 will show the left buss output Meter 2 will show the right buss output Meter 3 will show no signal Meter 4 will show the effects send buss output 30 DBX NR Switch When playing a dbx-encoded tape or making a dbx NR recording, this switch must be set to the upper, IN position. 3 SYNC OUT Jack This jack should be used to route out the sync signal to your sequencer, drum machine or computer interface. Before the sync signal reaches this jack it will be conditionned by a band-pass filter, which optimizes the quality of the sync signal. NOTE: Unless recording two sources or more on a single track at a time, that is, as long as you record on a channel-by-channel basis, there is no need of selecting the INPUT position to see the source levels then selecting the BUSS position to see the EQ levels. You can use the BUSS position from the begining. See also #8. Schoonhechten aanrath 29 PITCH CONTROL Sliding this contol allows you to adjust the speed of the PORTA 05 by approximately $15% in both record and playback modes. Sliding the knob to the left (-) slows the tape, while sliding it to the right (+) speeds up the tape. You can return to the basic speed of 1 7/8 ips (4.8 cm/sec) by setting it at the center detented position. The PITCH CONTROL offers you a variety of creative possibilities. It may prove somewhat tricky to adjust because we wanted to give you the greatest possible range of speeds, and thus had to compromise on "fine tuning''. For use with musical material this allows pitch changes of at least a 3rd to a 5th. Which provides a con venient way to add difficult vocal harmonies. in any case, we suggest that you use "full slow" or "full fast" only during final playback, as minor drifts in this control circuit from hour to hour may result in slight speed variations. If for example, you use "maximum" during recording, you will not be able to make a minor "upward" correction during playback because you will have no leeway. Also, it is recommended to make a run of several seconds in the play mode for the speed to stabilize, especially when the change in speed is large. Before beginning to record again, check the pitch carefully with a short playback, and you will have less trouble with drift. kena CAUTION: dbx NR calibration will only be accurate at the basic speed of 1 7/8 ips (4.8 cm/ sec). Recording at one speed and playing back at another may cause dbx,decoding errors to have an effect on the dynamics of the signal. Since changing the speed of the tape will also alter the pitch (frequency) of recorded sounds, the use of this speed shift circuitry will be an artistic judgement we must leave to you. The specifications on page 24 for the unit may not be achievable when this circuit is used on extremes. How to Use the PORTA 05's Equalizer EQ can be used to change the tonality of an in dividual instrument. The 10 kHz control affects the "brightness" or "brilliance of an instrument, and the 100 Hz control affects the "boominess" or "bassiness'' of an instrument. It is important to remember that there are two sa o ways to make a given tonal change. If you want to add 10 kHz, for example, you can get a similar effect by turning down the 100 Hz. If you want more in the low frequency range, you can turn 20 Hz 50Hz 100Hz 200Hz 500HZ SOOHz 1kHz 1kHz 2 kHz 2kHz 5kHz 10kHz 20kHz 20kHz 20kHz BOOST BOOST +10 +5 EO LOW EQ HIGH RESPONSE IN dB LOW EO HIGK CUT
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  • TRUMPET || TENOR SAX ALTO SAXO SALO MID | HI MITTITTI HTH TROMBONE TOMS + LOW Karmonics Percussion instruments SNARE DRUM ++||IIIIIITTTTTT BASS DRUM P ICONGAS++ TII L Tin MTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT I VIOLIN - Strings instruments CELLO || GUITAR - N E. BASS ht Human voice FEMALE -- T PIANO ELECTRONIC MUSIC INSTRUMENTS CDEFGABCDEFGABCDEFGABCDEFGABCDEFGABCDEFGABCDEFGABCDEFGABC (Hz) 10.00 12.00 16.35 18.35 20.60 21.83 24.50 27.50 30.87 32.70 36.71 41.20 43.65 49.00 55.00 61.74 65.41 73.42 82.41 87.31 98.00 110.00 123.47 130.81 146.83 164.81 174.61 196.00 220.00 246.94 261.63 293.66 329.63 349.23 392.00 440.00 493.88 523.25 587.33 659.26 698.46 783.99 880.00 987.77 1,046.50 1,174.65 1,318.51 1,396.91 1,567.98 1,760.00 1,975.53 2,093.00 2,349.32 2,637.02 2,793.83 3,135.96 3,520.00 3,951,07 4,186.01 A Word of Mixing Advice wewe wees. down the 10 kHz and get a similar tonality change. In general terms, you get a desired tonal change in two ways. Either make the appropriate change on the control that affects the range you want to alter, or make the opposite change on the control that affects the opposite frequency range. All finished tapes must be balanced – one sound and its tone judged by blending with others. Don't depend on EQ to set up a "perfect' tone, because the minute you add your perfect sound back to the "mix" the tone may not be so "perfect". Always try to get the levels as close to "right" as possible before using EQ. If the mix is close, you will know which tracks need fine EQ tuning to be heard. Less EQ means less distortion and full boost on every pot will also boost the noise in your mix as well as the signal. du The equalizer on the PORTA 05 is a two-knob shelving type, and its range of control covers the low and high frequencies. To use an equalizer, it is important to understand the frequency range of the sound sources you will be processing and the control range of the equalizer. Refer to the illustra tion on the proceding page to see the relationship between the frequency range of various instruments, and the range of control of the PORTA 05's equalizer.
  • If your console faders always wind up like this, you are likely to be over-loading your outputs. Pull down the inputs and raise the master. AALIM PA IN HOMES M Too high WILET DIIIII w1107 WAREMMAN IIIIIIIIIII O Too Below !!!!!!!!! T.IN MASTER This illustration shows how different instruments will be affected by changes in the EQ settings. You can see how certain instruments will be unaffected by changes on one of the EQ controls. Cymbals and flutes, for example, will not be affected very much by the 100 Hz EQ. This is because these instruments have little or no frequency content in that range. On the other hand, you can boost or cut a certain part of an instrument without boosting or cutting other parts of that instrument. On drums, for example, you can bring out the kick drum relative to the other drums by turning up the 100 Hz control. On the other drums that have a little frequency content in that range there will be some effect. Because the kick drum has a large amount of energy in the 100 Hz range, it will be the most affected by changes on the 100 Hz control.
  • Conversely, if this is what you usually have, you are getting too much gain from your master. Your mix is clean, but noisy. PHONES C Too high TOO IIIIII In The low MIA LIITIT IIIIIIM7 !!!!!! J. VI MASTER Likewise, if you want to accentuate or diminish the cymbals in a drum kit, you can do so using the 10 kHz control. Turn it up for more and down for less. This, too, will affect any other source (signal) that has frequency content in that range. Experience will show you that there is a limit to how much cut or boost you can do before its effects on the other signals become undesirable.
  • This picture is a reasonable compromise and is probably better all around. JAN ONES As before, experience will help you learn the capabilities and limits of this method. 000000 MONTOR MI OK 11 In Pry TIITTI IIIIIIIIIIIINIF IIIIIIIIII LIITUNU MASTER How the dbx Works Care and Maintenance The DBX is a wide-band compression-expansion system which provides a net noise reduction (broad band, not just hiss) of a little more than 30 dB. in addition, the compression during recording permits a net gain in tape headroom of about 10 dB. Even though the head used in the PORTA 05 has high wear resistance and is rigidly constructed, performance degradation or electro-mechanical failure can be prevented if maintenance is per formed regularly. Periodically follow the check items below: CLEANING A compression factor of 2:1 is used before record ing; then, 1:2 expansion on reproduce. These com pression and expansion factors are linear in decibels and allow the system to produce tape recordings with over a 90 dB dynamic range – an important feature, especially when you're making live record ings. The DBX employs RMS level sensors to elimi nate compressor-expander tracking errors due to phase shifts in the tape recorder, and provides excellent transient tracking capabilities. The first things you will need for maintenance are not expensive. The whole kit with the swabs and fluids you will need for months will cost less than a couple of high-quality cassettes. We cannot stress the importance of cleaning too much. Clean up before each session. Clean up after every session. Clean up every time you take a break in the middle of a session. To achieve a large reduction in audible tape hiss, without danger of overload or high-frequency self erasure on the tape, frequency pre-emphasis and de-emphasis are added to the signal and RMS level sensors. Cleaning the Heads and Tape Guides All heads and metal parts in the tape path must be cleaned after every 6 hours of operation, or before starting and after ending a recording session. Using a good head cleaning fluid and a cotton swab, clean the heads and tape guides until the swab comes off clean. Wipe off any excess cleaning fluid with a dry swab. E ncoder Tape duck
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  • Lightiy press a cotton swab moistened with rubber cleaner to the pinch roller on the right hand side of the capstan shaft. This will prevent the swab from becoming entangled. Clean it until there is no visible residue on the pinch roller or coming off a clean swab. The DBX incorporates an effective bandpass filter. This filter suppresses undersirable subsonic frequen cies to keep them from introducing errors into the encode or decode process. However, if rumble from trains or trucks is picked up by your micro phone and fed to the DBX-modulation of the pro gram material during low level passages may occur. This low-frequency component will not itself be passed through the recorder and so, will not be present at reproduce for proper decoding. If this low-level decoding error is encountered, and sub sonics are suspected, we suggest the addition of a suitable high-pass filter in the Microphone Line.
  • Using a clean cotton swab, wipe off all excess rubber cleaner from the pinch roller. Make cer tain that there is no foreign matter remaining on either the pinch roller or the capstan shaft. Cleaning the Capstan Shaft After cleaning the pinch roller, clean the capstan shaft. Lightly press a cotton swab moistened with head cleaning fluid to the rotating capstan shaft, Use of the PS-P2 AC Adaptor DEGAUSSING (DEMAGNETIZING) If for any reason you won't be using the PORTA 05 for a period of time, it's always a good idea to remove the AC adaptor from the unit and the AC line. Notes: A little stray magnetism can become quite a big nuisance in tape recording. it only takes a small amount (.2 Gauss) to cause trouble on the record head. Playing 10 cassettes will put about that much charge on the heads. A little more than that 1.7 Gauss) will start to erase high-frequency signals on previously recorded tapes. You can see that it's worth taking the trouble to degauss regularly.
  • For General Export units the voltage setting can be changed to match your mains power. ALWAYS DISCONNECT THE AC LINE BEFORE MAKING THE CHANGE. 1. Locate the voltage selector on the top panel of the PS-P2. DEGAUSSING IS ALWAYS DONE WITH THE RECORDER TURNED OFF. If you try it with the electronics on, the current pulses produced by the degausser will look just like audio signals to the heads. These pulses are around 10,000 Gauss, and will seriously damage the electronics and/or meters. Turn off your PORTA 05, then turn on the de gausser at least 1 m (3 feet) away from the recorder. TŁAC - 75 Be certain that your degausser has either a plastic cover or plastic tape covering the tip. Make sure that no metal ever touches the tape heads as it will scar them and ruin them. 120v 11 220V Slowly move in to the tape path. Move the de gausser slowly up and down, touching lightly all metal parts in the tape path. Slowly move it away again to at least 1 m (3 feet) from the recorder before turning it off. Be sure to concentrate while you are degaussing. Don't try to hold a conversation or think of any. thing else but the job you are doing. If the degausser is turned on or off by accident while it is near the heads, you may put a permanent magnetic charge on them that no amount of careful degaussing will remove. You will have to get the heads replaced. Make sure you are wide awake for this job.
  • Two voltage ranges are available: 120 V (110 – 120 V) and 220 V (220 - 240 V). Using a regular (slot bladed) screwdriver, set the selector to the indication corresponding to the voltage requirements of your area. A clean and properly demagnetized tape recorder will maintain its performance without any other attention for quite a while. It won't ruin previously recorded materail, nor will getting it back to original specifications be difficut.
  • This voltage conversion is NOT possi ble on units sold in the North America, U.K., Australia or Europe. CAUTION: If the surface of the unit gets dirty, wipe the surface with a soft cloth or use a diluted neutral cleaning fluid. Clean off thoroughly. Do not use thinner, benzine, or alcohol, as they may damage the surface of the unit. Ill. U.K. Customers Due to the variety of plugs used in the U.K., the PS-P2 is sold without an AC plug. Please request your dealer to install the correct plug to match the mains power outlet where your unit will be used as per these instructions. Optional Accessories for the MINISTUDIO PORTA 05 CS-P5 Carrying Case RC-30P Remote Punch-In/Out Pedal wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww AIINISTUDIO . . The RC-30P is a durabie footswitch that connects to the REMOTE PUNCH IN/OUT jack on the front panel of the PORTA 05. This permits "hands free" entry and exit from the record mode. As its name implies the PORTA 05 is very portable and there will be times when you will want to take it with you. Use the CS-P5 to protect the PORTA 109B Input Transformer
  • The shoulder strap supplied with the CS-P5 can be attached to the PORTA 05 by using the following simple procedure:
  • Pull open the retainer latch in the direction indicated by the arrow. . The TASCAM 109B Input Transformer is an adaptor that matches balanced low impedance microphones with XLR connectors to unbalanced high im pedance 1/4" phone jack inputs. This adaptor enables a long cable from the low impedance mic to remain balanced for rejection of hum and buzz, and also properly loads the mic to preserve correct fre quency response. E-3 Head Demagnetizer
  • Slip the buckle over the stud on the side of the PORTA 05. .
  • Snap the retainer latch shut to secure the buckle.

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  • 10 dBV (0.3 V) Power Requirement Via AC Adaptor (Supplied PS-P2) USA/CANADA 120 V AC 60 Hz, 11W GENERAL EXPORT 120/220 V AC 50/60 Hz, 12 VA. EUROPE 220 V AC 50 Hz, 12 VA. U.K/AUSTRALIA 240 V AC 50 Hz, 12 VA. ELECTRICAL CHARACTERISTICS PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS Frequency Response2) 40 Hz to 12.5 kHz, 13 dB (dbx OUT) Signal-to-Noise Ratio2) 85 dB (THE "A" WTD) (Referenced to 3%THD) (dbx IN) Total Harmonic 1.0 % (1 kHz, O VU, dbx Distortion (THD) IN) Channel "Séparation 55 dB (1 kHz, O VU, dbx IN) Erasure 70 dB (1 kHz) SUPPLIED ACCESSORY AC adaptor PS-P2 MIXER SECTION Mic/Line Input (x2) Source impedance 10 kohms or less Input Impedance 50 kohms Nominal Input Level Mic, -50 dBV (3 mV), Trim Max. Line, -10 dB V (9.3 V), Trim Min. + Minimum Input Level -60 dB V (1 mV), Trim Max. Channel Fader Max. Maximum Input Level +6 dBV (2.0V), Trim Min. Line Input (x2) Input Impedance 10 kohms Nominal Input Level -10 dBV (0.3 V) Line Output (x2)/Effect Output (x1) Output impedance 100 ohms Nominal Load Impedance 10 kohms Minimum Load Impedance 2 kohms Nominal Output Level -10 dBV (0.3 V) Effect Return Input Impedance 10 kohms Nominal Input Level -10 dBV (0.3 V) Headphone Output (Stereo x1) Nominal Output Impedance 8 ohms Maximum Output Level 100 mW + 100 mW (8 ohms) Equalizer Type Shelving Frequencies LOW: 100 Hz HIGH: 10 kHz Boost/Cut Range #10 dB in these sual voltage -10 dBte the In these specifications, 0 dBV is referenced to 1.0 Volt. Actual voltage levels are also given in paren thesis (0.316 V for -10 dBV is rounded of and given as 0.3 V). To calculate the 0 dB = 0.775 Volt reference level (i.e., 0 dBm in a 600-ohm cir cuit), add 2.2 dB to the listed dB value; i.e.,-10 dB re: 1 V = -7.8 re: 0.775 V. bo-ohm 1) Specifications were determined using TEAC Test Tape MTT-111DN. 2) Specifications were determined using TEAC Test Tape MTT-5561 (blank tape). Changes in specifications and features may be made without notice or obligation. *dbx is a registered trademark of dbx Incorporated. Level Diagrams REC/REPRO HEAD TRK 4 ONLY DBX NR TRAP DBX NR BPF
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