Ever tried to produce soundtracks by yourself? If so, have you failed at it because you don’t have the right devices or skills? Well, then you are at the right place. With the help of one nifty little device and some guidelines, you can unleash your inner artist.
The flexible and convenient device we’re talking about is a pocket operator. It is a versatile and budget-friendly apparatus that you can use for different purposes.
But the users of this device often find it difficult to record and back up the work they make with it. Learn how to record and backup pocket operator by reading our article here.
What Is a Pocket Operator?
A pocket operator is essentially a music production device that can be used for manufacturing sounds, tunes, and rhythms of any kind. Compact and portable, this device is well known for its convenience of use and versatility.
The configuration of the device is quite simple, almost resembling that of a regular scientific calculator, with well-built controls and a small screen. Since it is powered by batteries, you will not need wires to operate it.
Furthermore, the name of the device itself suggests that it is pocket-friendly. These two features add to the element of portability.
Other than the screen and the buttons, there are two knobs, a stand, an integral speaker, and both ingoing and outgoing connections. Using the buttons and knobs, you can tweak any form of audio or signal.
Not only does this device match with most music equipment, but also it is affordable. With this, you can produce professional standard audio from anywhere!
How to Record and Backup Pocket Operator
Now that you have a clear idea of what the device is, let us explain how to record and backup a pocket operator. Here is what you should do.
How to Record Pocket Operator
First up, we’ll show you how to record pocket operators. We’re showing you how to do it using both Android and iOS devices.
At first, you will need some equipment for the recording process. You will be needing a splitter cable, some audio cables, and a USB type C headphone jack.
To set it up, you have to connect your android device to your microphone and the pocket operator together using the splitter cable. You can use the USB type C jack for connecting the android device with the pocket operator and the other cables for their respective uses.
For the recording part, you can use the pre-installed recorder on your device or any other recording application.
For recording using an iOS device, you will need a pair of headphones with a microphone, an audio jack, and some audio cables. Make sure the headphones have a connection of a four-division audio jack. As for the audio jack itself, it does not have to be of a specific type.
All you have to do is connect the microphone wire to the wire of the channel located on the left. Then, you have to connect the two ground wires. After that, use a mixer application to record. This process not only is simple but also saves bucks!
How to Backup Pocket Operator
Backing up your work will not only keep them secure but also make it easier for you to share them with other pocket operators. This feature is not available in all the models.
Here, we are showing the backup methods for both Pocket Operator-33 and Pocket Operator-35.
For the pocket operator-33, you can back up data through sending and receiving. To send, you need to press the keys ‘write,’ ‘sound,’ and ‘play’ together. After that, the device will send out digital sounds. You can record the produced sound and back it up this way.
To receive data, you have to press the first two aforementioned keys and the ‘record’ key. Your pocket operator will then begin to receive the data signal from the device in which you stored the data.
For the pocket operator-35, things are quite similar to the previous model. Here, you can transfer and back up any produced data. To send data, you have to press the ‘write’ and ‘sound’ keys together. And to receive, you have to press ‘write’ and ‘record’ keys together.
Time to Explore!
Learning is of no use if you don’t get creative yourself – especially with devices such as the one we discussed. Now that you know how to record and backup pocket operator, put your knowledge to good use.
It is now time for you to explore different sounds and techniques with your pocket operator. Record your creations as frequently as you want, and don’t forget to back them up. Good luck!