1. Familiarise yourself with the digital recording machine
Recording machines have come a long way since Thomas Edison first recorded sound using the tin foil phonograph. The very first sound recording was of 'Mary had a little lamb' in 1877. Click on the tin foil phonograph to hear a reproduction (produced in 1927) of the original recording.
Your 4-track digital recording machine looks a little different, doesn't it? Fortunately with a recording machine like yours, you can edit out any background noise and produce a quality recording.
To familiarise yourself with the digital recording machine you are going to have to...