Selecting the audio input type and the sensitivity level of the external microphone (Ext. Input Setting)

You can select the audio input type ([MIC IN] or [Audio IN]) of the (microphone) jack and the sensitivity level.

  1. Select [ Settings] - [Recording Settings] - [Ext. Input Setting] from the HOME menu, and then press .

    If an external microphone is not connected to the (microphone) jack, [Only Activated When External Input Used] appears.

  2. Press or to select the desired audio input type, and then press .
    • To select the audio input type and leave the sensitivity level of the external microphone as it is:

      Select [MIC IN] or [Audio IN].

      MIC IN: When an external microphone is connected to the (microphone) jack, select [Auto Gain Ctrl] or [Manual] under this audio input type.

      Audio IN: When an external device other than a microphone is connected to the (microphone) jack, select [Auto Gain Ctrl] or [Manual] under this audio input type.

    • To select the audio input type and the sensitivity level of the external microphone:

      Select [Auto Gain Ctrl] under [MIC IN] or [Audio IN], and then press . Pressing displays the Auto Gain Ctrl menu screen. Proceed to step 3.

  3. Press or to select [For Voice] or [For Music], and then press .
  4. Press or to select the desired sensitivity level, and then press .
  5. Press and hold BACK/HOME to return to the HOME menu.
    To return to the screen before you displayed the HOME menu, press souni_stopSTOP.

Description of menu items on the Auto Gain Ctrl menu screen for [MIC IN]

You can select one of the following items:

For Voice:
You can select one of the following sensitivity levels for recording voices.
  • Auto: An appropriate sensitivity level is automatically selected according to the input human voices (default setting).
  • High: Suitable for recording distant or soft human voices in large spaces, including conference rooms.
  • Medium: Suitable for recording small meetings or interviews.
  • Low: Suitable for speaking into the built-in microphones to record voice notes or recording nearby or loud human voices.
For Music:
You can select one of the following sensitivity levels for recording music.
  • High(Music): Suitable for recording small-group chorus performances and distant musical instrument sounds.
  • Medium(Music): Suitable for recording live music from a distance of 1 to 2 meters (40 to 80 inches), such as chorus or musical instrument lessons.
  • Low(Music): Suitable for recording live loud music, such as band performances.

Description of menu items on the Auto Gain Ctrl menu screen for [Audio IN]

You can select one of the following items:

For Music:
You can select one of the following sensitivity levels for recording music.
  • High(Music): Suitable for recording small-group chorus performances and distant musical instrument sounds.
  • Low(Music): Suitable for recording live loud music, such as band performances.

Hint

  • You can also select the audio input type and the sensitivity level of the external microphone by selecting [Ext. Input Setting] on the OPTION menu while playback is on standby.
  • The recording volume level may vary depending on the external microphone. Check on the peak level meters to change the microphone sensitivity level.

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