i. Press PLAY and RECORD buttons and record sound sources.
j. Press STOP button and stop tape.
k. Press REWIND button and rewind tape to original start point.
l. Check output selector.
m. Adjust console board so that tape can be monitored.
n. Press PLAY button and check the following:
(1) VU meter for playback levels.
(2) Any distortion or "drop outs" (intermittent loss of audio).
o. Press STOP at end of recording.
p. Press REWIND until tape is off take-up reel, remove tape from machine.
q. Label tape reel and container with production data, and store tape.
r. Turn off equipment.
Operator's maintenance of reel-to-reel recorder/reproducer includes the following:
a. Disconnect and inspect the power cord for serviceability.
b. Dust all exterior surfaces with a soft cloth.
c. Replace any damaged outer parts, with spare parts.
d. Clean the drive system, including the capstan and pinch rollers, using denatured alcohol and
e. Clean the recording and reproducing heads and tape guides, using denatured alcohol and
f. Visually inspect the tape tension arm. If it is damaged, replace it in accordance with the
g. Visually inspect the tape tension mechanism. If it is damaged or not functioning properly,
report it to the proper personnel.
h. Check the input and output connectors.
i. Perform an operational check of the audio recorder/reproducer, in accordance with the
manufacturer's manual, using a prerecorded audiotape.