The SD card slides into the reader at the bottom of the recorder. You should hear a click when it is pushed in place.
Slide the Power switch to on.
Choose which of the four Mic pattern settings will best suit your project: Front 90, Surround 2CH, Surround 4CH, or Rear 120.
Here's a helpful guide on how to choose a suitable Mic pattern setting!
To test audio levels, first put the recorder in Standby mode by pressing the red Record button once. There should now be a blinking red light. Adjust the levels using the Rewind and Fast-forward keys.
Tip: Use the Mic Gain switch on the side to change the gain on the microphone.
To record, hit the red Record button a second time. There will be a solid red light while recording. Hit the Record button again to stop recording.
Press the Play/Pause button to play back your recording. There should be a solid green light during playback. Press the Play/Pause button again to stop playback.
Now you're ready to start recording!