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Recording problem I'd be very pleased to know if anyone else has tried recording on one of these. I bought it because it has Line-in and a better sampling rate for live recordings (built-in mic) than most MP3 devices, but it appears to lack any sort of level control, so when I record anything close by (e.g. piano) it quickly peaks and distorts very noisily. This seems a strange omission, and I wonder if mine is faulty, or if I should be looking for a software update - the current version is 2.600.300 I'm recording at 32k using PCM, which seems to be the least compressed. Any feedback gratefully received. James

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Re: Recording problem

As the built-in mic is probably the weak link I would suggest getting a external one with a built-in preamp and output control. Or a separate preamp with microphone. If you want to make good quality recordings using the highest sampling rates you should go for a better microphone.

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How do i play back a recording i've made? I have the Sansa m200 series MP3 Player

To play back a voice recording, you will need to do the following steps after turning on the player. Press Power/Menu briefly to get the software menu. Press the Repeat/A-B/Down button to highlight the line Play Music and press Select to enter the play back sub-menu. Press the Down button again to go to the line Recordings and press Select again. Use the Down button to highlight a particular voice recording and press Select to start playing the recording.

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How to record line in?

It all depends where your recording for.

If your recording from your Mp3 to another device, if your mp3 doesn't have line in you can use your phone input to any other source your recording to or recording from.....take care

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live recording (using mic) can be great depending on the speakers and your position from it .(dj live up close on the speaker can be destorted) your recording setting should be 1/4 up since the dj most likely is full. TRIED NOT TO RIDE THE '0" RECORDING MARK. the bars while recording should be tapping '0'.the mic on the iriver is quite powerful . now if you are using a line in option (this will take out the liveiiness)

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Recording is quite easy:

1. To record from the Mic, simply press the button on the side of the player with the red dot and speak into the mic - its the small hole at the top left of the player.

2. To record line-in: connect the small mini stereo jack to the player and the other end to the line or headphone output of a recording device. Use the menu to find 'line in recording' (its towards the bottom of the menu). Monitor the input signal and adjust its level using the VU meters on the V Plus. Using the volume control on your player device, ensure that the signal is not too loud so that it clips, nor too soft (it will be noisy). When ready, press the red dot button. Press it again to stop recording.

3. To find the recordings and transfer files to PC: using the Zen Explorer, find the folder 'Recordings' on the Zen. Your recordings will be stored there with file names such as "Line In {date, time}.wma". Simply copy and paste these files onto your PC and play them with Winamp or Windows Media Player. Note that they are in WMA format, not MP3 format, but that this is a better standard than MP3 and can be played on most MP3 players.

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i cant really offer a definitive solution. I just starting playing with my zen and finally figured out how to use the line in recording feature. I also realized that i needed an adapter to plug in the zen to my stereo; luckily my husband has two. I have read how to delete the recordings. I havent tried to use it as of yet; but if i have any trouble i will contact you back. thanks again, new to zen

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I'm afraid I don't have a solution. I will see if I can copy those files from my player to my computer, and then I might be able to email them to you.

The only comment I can make is once my player started recording when I turned it on and I discovered I'd plugged the headphones into the wrong hole in the top. I'd plugged it into the line in and I believe it was trying to treat my headphones as Microphones! ((It detected some small signal and started recording "automagically"))

I'll see if I can copy those files.

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You need a device that does not come supplied with the player.
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Line-in recordings are used to record music tracks in digital format directly from an external player.
1. Connect an external player (like a portable CD player or a stereo system) to your player via the docking
cradle. (this is an optional accessory which is not supplied with your player)
2. Insert one end of the audio cable to the line-out connection on the cradle and the other end to the device
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3. Go to the main menu of your player and select Recordings > Start LINE-IN recording.
4. A message Connect line-in will be displayed.
5. Press 2 to start line-in recording, at the same time, start the playback on the device you want to record from.
6. Press 1 to stop recording.
7. Your line-in recording will be saved on your player as a PCM file (.wav extension). You can find this file
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Several things can effect the quality of your files. 1. Check your headphones by comparing them with others. 2. The file quality may be too low, you can test that by getting a higher quality MP3 file and comparing the two. 3. If you are creating the MP3 files yourself, be sure to watch the sound recording level. Allowing it to stay in the red can produce distortion while recording ay too low of a level can result in low voulume as well as possible distortions. If none of these correct the issue, you may need to replace the player.

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