Sony DVD Recorder MZ-NH900 User manual

Sony DVD Recorder MZ-NH900 User manual
3-266-536-11(1)
Portable MiniDisc Recorder MZ-NH900
Portable
MiniDisc Recorder
Operating Instructions
page 12
Recorder Operation ______________________________
page 106
Software Operation ______________________________
“WALKMAN” is a registered trademark of Sony Corporation to
represent Headphone Stereo products.
is a
trademark of Sony Corporation.
MZ-NH900
© 2004 Sony Corporation
WARNING
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do
not expose the unit to rain or
moisture.
Do not install the appliance in a
confined space, such as a bookcase or
built-in cabinet.
To prevent fire, do not cover the
ventilation of the apparatus with news
papers, table cloths, curtains, etc. And
don’t place lighted candles on the
apparatus.
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not
place objects filled with liquids, such as
vases, on the apparatus.
Certain countries may regulate disposal of
the battery used to power this product.
Please consult with your local authority.
Information
IN NO EVENT SHALL SELLER BE
LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT,
INCIDENTAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF
ANY NATURE, OR LOSSES OR
EXPENSES RESULTING FROM
ANY DEFECTIVE PRODUCT OR
THE USE OF ANY PRODUCT.
For customers who purchased
this product in the USA
Owner’s Record
The serial number is located at the rear of
the disc compartment lid and the model
number is located at the top and bottom.
Record the serial number in the space
provided below. Refer to them whenever
you call upon your Sony dealer regarding
this product.
Model No. MZ-NH900
Serial No.
Product registration
Caution
The use of optical instruments with this
product will increase eye hazard.
CAUTION — INVISIBLE LASER
RADIATION WHEN OPEN
AVOID EXPOSURE TO BEAM
CAUTION — CLASS 1M INVISIBLE
LASER RADIATION WHEN OPEN
DO NOT VIEW DIRECTLY WITH
OPTICAL INSTRUMENTS
2
Please register this product on line at
www.sony.com/walkmanreg
<http://www.sony.com/walkmanreg>
Proper registration will enable us to send
you periodic mailings about software
upgrades, new products, services and
other important announcements. Thank
you.
If you have any questions about
this product, contact:
— http://www.sony.com/
walkmansupport
— Sony Network Portable Audio
Support Line
1-(866)-456-7669
— Sony Customer Information
Services Center
12451 Gateway Blvd. Fort Myers,
FL 33913
Declaration of Conformity
Trade Name: SONY
Model No.: MZ-NH900
Responsible Party: Sony Electronics
Inc.
Address: 16450 W. Bernardo Dr, San
Diego, CA 92127 USA
Telephone No.: 858-942-2230
This device complies with Part 15 of
the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to
the following two conditions: (1) This
device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) this device must
accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found
to comply with the limits for a Class B
digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the
FCC Rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against
harmful interference in a residential
installation. This equipment generates,
uses, and can radiate radio frequency
energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may
cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not occur
in a particular installation. If this
equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user
is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the
following measures:
— Reorient or relocate the receiving
antenna.
— Increase the separation between the
equipment and receiver.
— Connect the equipment into an outlet
on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
— Consult the dealer or an experienced
radio/TV technician for help.
You are cautioned that any changes or
modifications not expressly approved in
this manual could void your authority to
operate this equipment.
For customers in the USA and
Canada only
RECYCLING NICKEL METAL
HYDRIDE BATTERIES
Nickel Metal
Hydride batteries
are recyclable.
You can help
preserve our
environment by
returning your used
rechargeable batteries to the collection
and recycling location nearest you.
For more information regarding
recycling of rechargeable batteries, call
toll free
1-800-822-8837 or visit
http://www.rbrc.org/
Caution: Do not handle damaged or
leaking Nickel Metal Hydride batteries.
The validity of the CE marking is
restricted to only those countries where it
is legally enforced, mainly in the
countries EEA (European Economic
Area).
3
Notice for users
On the supplied software
• Copyright laws prohibit reproducing the
software or the manual accompanying it
in whole or in part, or renting the
software without the permission of the
copyright holder.
• In no event will SONY be liable for any
financial damage, or loss of profits,
including claims made by third parties,
arising out of the use of the software
supplied with this recorder.
• In the event a problem occurs with this
software as a result of defective
manufacturing, SONY will replace it.
However, SONY bears no other
responsibility.
• The software provided with this
recorder cannot be used with equipment
other than that which is so designated.
• Please note that, due to continued efforts
to improve quality, the software
specifications may be changed without
notice.
• Operation of this recorder with software
other than that provided is not covered
by the warranty.
• SonicStage and SonicStage logo are
trademarks or registered trademarks of
Sony Corporation.
• MD Simple Burner, OpenMG, “Magic
Gate”, “MagicGate Memory Stick”,
“Memory Stick”, Hi-MD, Net MD,
ATRAC, ATRAC3, ATRAC3plus and
their logos are trademarks of Sony
Corporation.
• Microsoft, Windows, Windows NT and
Windows Media are trademarks or
registered trademarks of Microsoft
Corporation in the United States and /or
other countries.
• IBM and PC/AT are registered
trademarks of International Business
Machines Corporation.
4
• Macintosh is a trademark of Apple
•
•
•
•
Computer, Inc. in the United States and/
or other countries.
MMX and Pentium are trademarks or
registered trademarks of Intel
Corporation.
All other trademarks and registered
trademarks are trademarks or registered
trademarks of their respective holders.
™ and ® marks are omitted in this
manual.
CD and music-related data from
Gracenote, Inc., copyright © 2000-2003
Gracenote. Gracenote CDDBR Client
Software, copyright 2000-2003
Gracenote. This product and service
may practice one or more of the
following U.S. Patents: #5,987,525;
#6,061,680; #6,154,773, #6,161,132,
#6,230,192, #6,230,207, #6,240,459,
#6,330,593 and other patents issued or
pending.
Gracenote and CDDB are registered
trademarks of Gracenote. The
Gracenote logo and logotype, the
Gracenote CDDB logo, and the
“Powered by Gracenote” logo are
trademarks of Gracenote.
Program © 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 Sony
Corporation
Documentation © 2004 Sony Corporation
5
Table of contents
About available functions and supplied
manuals ........................................................... 10
Recorder Operation
Looking at controls ............................................. 13
Getting started .................................................... 17
Recording a disc right away! .............................. 21
Playing a disc right away! ................................... 25
Using menus ........................................................ 27
How to use the menu items .........................................................................27
List of menus ...............................................................................................29
Various ways of recording .................................. 32
Before recording .........................................................................................32
Viewing various information ......................................................................33
Recording from a microphone ....................................................................35
Recording from a TV or radio (Analog Recording) ...................................37
Selecting the recording mode ......................................................................37
Adjusting the recording level manually ......................................................38
Adding track marks while recording ...........................................................39
Using the group function when recording ..................................................40
To start/stop recording in sync with the sound source
(Synchro-recording) ...............................................................................42
6
Various ways of playback ................................... 43
Viewing various information ......................................................................43
Selecting the play mode ..............................................................................45
Searching for a track (Search) .....................................................................52
Adjusting the sound (Virtual-Surround • 6-Band Equalizer) ......................53
Changing playback speed (Speed Control) .................................................56
Connecting to a stereo system (LINE OUT) ...............................................57
Editing recorded tracks ...................................... 58
Before editing ..............................................................................................58
Adding titles (Title) .....................................................................................58
Assigning tracks or groups as a new group (Group Set) .............................62
Releasing a group setting (Group Release) .................................................64
Moving recorded tracks or groups (Move) .................................................64
Erasing tracks and the entire disc (Erase) ...................................................68
Dividing a track (Divide) ............................................................................70
Combining tracks (Combine) ......................................................................72
Formatting the disc (Format) .......................................................................73
Other operations ................................................. 74
Changing the displayed menu items (Menu Mode) ....................................74
Protecting your hearing (AVLS) .................................................................74
Turning off the beep sound .........................................................................75
Turning on/off the backlight .......................................................................75
Storing the settings for individual discs
(Disc Memory) .......................................................................................76
Starting the playback quickly (Quick Mode) ..............................................77
Selecting the disc mode (Disc Mode) .........................................................78
Adjusting the contrast of the display window (Contrast Adjustment) ........79
Changing the operational direction of the display ......................................79
Using the recorder with a computer .................. 80
What you can do through connection with a computer ...............................80
Connecting the recorder to your computer ..................................................80
Storing non-audio data to a disc ..................................................................82
7
Additional information ........................................ 84
Precautions ..................................................................................................84
Specifications ..............................................................................................86
Troubleshooting and explanations ..................... 88
Troubleshooting ..........................................................................................88
Messages .....................................................................................................96
Explanations ..............................................................................................100
8
Software Operation
What you can do with MD Simple Burner/
SonicStage .................................................... 106
Installing ........................................................... 108
Providing the required system environment ..............................................108
Installing the software onto your computer ...............................................109
Using MD Simple Burner ................................... 111
Before using MD Simple Burner ..............................................................111
Recording using MD Walkman operations (Simple mode) ......................112
Recording by computer operations (Standard mode) ................................113
Using SonicStage .............................................. 115
Importing audio data .................................................................................115
Transferring audio data from your computer to the MD Walkman ..........117
Transferring back audio data from the MD Walkman to your computer ..119
Using SonicStage Help ..............................................................................122
Referring to SonicStage Help ....................................................................124
Other information .............................................. 126
Uninstalling SonicStage/MD Simple Burner ............................................126
On copyright protection ............................................................................127
Troubleshooting ........................................................................................128
Index ..........................................................................................................131
9
About available functions and supplied
manuals
This section explains the functions of this portable MiniDisc recorder and the manuals that
have been supplied with it. Please refer to the manual that applies to each use of the
recorder.
Learning more about Hi-MD
“Hi-MD” is a new MiniDisc format with advanced capabilities over the standard MD
format.
The “What you can do with the Hi-MD Walkman” flyer
This flyer explains the major features of Hi-MD Walkman and how it
differs with standard MD Walkman.
Using the recorder
You can enjoy recording from a CD player or a microphone, then enjoy listening to the
recordings that you made.
Recorder Operation (pages 12 to 104)
This section explains all of the recorder functions. It also gives
details on the problems you may encounter while using the recorder
and how to solve them, and about what to do when a message
appears in the display.
, When you encounter any problems or need more
explanation
Refer to “Troubleshooting and explanations” (page 88).
10
Using the recorder while it is connected to a computer
The supplied SonicStage software allows you to transfer audio data between the recorder
and the computer.
The supplied MD Simple Burner software allows you to record audio data to the recorder.
Audio CDs
Internet
Music files
Software Operation (pages 106 to 130)
This section explains the installation and basic operations of the supplied SonicStage/MD
Simple Burner software.
SonicStage Help
This is an online help that you can view on your computer
screen.
Online help explains the detailed operations and information
about SonicStage software. You can also refer to online help
if you encounter any problems while using the SonicStage.
Notes on the “Software Operation” section
• In Software Operations section, “Net MD” refers to the recorder with standard disc inserted and “HiMD” refers to the recorder with a Hi-MD disc or a standard disc in Hi-MD mode inserted.
• The displayed items in the illustrations that appear in this section may differ from the actual items
displayed by the software.
• Explanations in this section assume familiarity with basic Windows operations. For details on the use
of your computer and the operating system, please refer to the respective manuals.
• Explanations in this section cover general Hi-MD/Net MD products. For this reason, some
explanations (and some illustrations) may not be applicable to your Hi-MD/Net MD. Please refer to
the operating instructions of your Hi-MD/Net MD as well.
11
Checking the supplied accessories
AC power adaptor (1)
Battery charging stand (1)
Remote control (1)
Headphones (USA model
only) (1)
Earphones (except USA
model) (1)
Dedicated USB cable (1)
NH-10WM Nickel metal
hydride rechargeable
battery (1)
Dry battery case (1)
Battery carrying case (1)
Optical cable (1)
CD-ROM (SonicStage/MD Simple Burner) (1)*
Carrying pouch (except USA model) (1)
* Do not play a CD-ROM on an audio CD player.
Note
When using this unit, remember to follow the precautions below in order to avoid warping the
cabinet or causing the unit to malfunction.
• Make sure not to sit down with the unit in
• Make sure not to put the unit into a bag with the
your back pocket.
remote control or the headphones/earphones
cord wrapped around it and then subject the bag
to strong impact.
12
Looking at controls
The recorder
1
q;
qa
2
qs
qd
3
qg
qf
4
qh
5
8
qj
6
qk
7
A •NAVI/ MENU button
Press lightly to go to the NAVI
(navigation) setting mode (page 48).
Press for 2 seconds or more to go to
MENU setting mode (page 27).
B Battery compartment
C Jog dial
Operation
Function
Press towards
.
find the beginning
of the previous
track, rewind
Press towards
>
find the beginning
of the next track,
fast forward
Press towards
VOL +1) or
VOL –.
volume
1) There
Recorder Operation
ql
9
are tactile dots beside the
NENT and VOL + buttons.
D 5-way control key
Operation
Function
Press NENT 1) play, enter
E Terminals for attaching dry battery
case
F Terminal for attaching the battery
charging stand
G DC IN 3V jack
H X (pause) button
I x (stop) • CANCEL/CHG button
J GROUP button
K zREC (record) switch
13
L
M
N
O
P
Q
OPEN switch
Display window
T MARK button
USB cable connecting jack
LINE IN (OPT) jack
MIC (PLUG IN POWER) jack
There is a tactile dot beside the MIC
(PLUG IN POWER) jack.
R HOLD switch
Slide the switch in the direction of the
arrow to disable the buttons on the
recorder. To prevent the buttons from
being accidentally operated when you
carry the recorder, use this function.
S i (headphones/earphones)/LINE
OUT jack
The display window of the recorder
1
2
7
A Character information display
Displays the disc and track names,
date, error messages, track numbers,
etc.
B SYNC (synchro-recording) indication
C Hi-MD/MD indication
“Hi-MD” lights up when the
operation mode of the recorder is in
Hi-MD mode and “MD” lights up
when the operation mode is in MD
mode.
D REC indication
Lights up during recording or file
transfers from the computer. When
flashing, the recorder is in record
standby mode.
14
3
4 5
8
6
9
E Battery indication
Shows the approximate remaining
battery power. If the batteries are
weak, the indication becomes empty
and starts flashing.
F Disc indication
Shows that the disc is rotating for
recording or playing.
G Track mode (PCM, Hi-SP, Hi-LP, SP,
LP2, LP4, MONO) indication
H Sub play mode/Repeat play
indications
Shows the selected Sub play mode
(single-track play, shuffle play, etc.) or
Repeat play.
I Main play mode indications
Shows the selected main play mode
(group play, program play, etc.).
The headphones/earphones with a remote control
A
F
B
G
C
H
D
I
J
E
A Volume Control (VOL +, –)
Turn to adjust the volume.
B x (stop) button
C Jog lever (NX/ENT, ., >)
Operation
Function
Press NX/ENT
play, pause, enter
Press towards
find the
beginning of the
previous track,
rewind
Press towards
find the
beginning of the
next track, fast
forward
.
>
F Clip
See “Using the clip for the remote
control” (page 16).
G HOLD switch
To prevent the buttons from being
accidentally operated when you carry
the recorder, use this function.
H DISPLAY button
I P-MODE/
button
J SOUND button
D Display window
E
(group) +, –
15
Using the clip for the remote control
It may be hard for you to read the indications in the display if the remote control is attached upside
down with the clip in its current position. In this case, attach the clip in the opposite direction as
shown below.
1 Remove the clip.
2 Attach the clip in the opposite direction.
2
1
The display window of the remote control
1
2
6
A
B
C
D
16
Disc indication
Track number display
Character information display
Sub play mode/Repeat play
indications
3
4
5
7
E SND (sound) and SUR (surround)
indications
F Battery level indication
G Main play mode indications
Getting started
Charge the rechargeable battery before using.
1
Insert the rechargeable battery.
1 Slide OPEN to open the
2 Insert the NH-10WM
battery compartment lid.
2
3 Close the lid.
rechargeable battery E
end first.
Charging the rechargeable battery.
1 Connect the AC power adaptor to the
battery charging stand and the AC
power adaptor to a wall outlet.
To a wall
outlet
AC power
adaptor
Battery charging stand
(rear)
2 Place the recorder on the battery
charging stand.
“Charging” flashes, e appears in the
display, and charging starts. When
charging is completed, the battery
indication disappears.
To DC IN 3V
3 After the charging has finished, remove
the recorder from the battery charging
stand.
continued
17
z
Full charging of a completely discharged
rechargeable battery takes about 2.5 hours.
Charging time may vary depending on the
battery condition.
Using the dry battery
1 Attach the dry battery case to the recorder.
2 Insert the battery minus end first.
Rear of the recorder
1
2
Insert a LR6 (size AA) alkaline dry battery.
To operate the recorder for the longest possible time, use the dry battery together with a
fully charged rechargeable battery.
3
Make connections and unlock the controls.
1 Connect the headphones/earphones
with the remote control to i/LINE OUT.
2 Slide HOLD to the opposite direction of
the arrow (.) on the recorder or the
remote control to unlock the controls.
HOLD
Connect firmly
To i/LINE OUT
Connect firmly
18
z
You can also charge the rechargeable battery by
connecting the AC power adaptor directly to the
recorder.
Connect the AC power adaptor to DC IN 3V on
the recorder, and then press x • CANCEL/
CHG while the recorder is stopped.
When to charge the
rechargeable battery or
replace the dry battery
You can check the battery condition on the
display window of the recorder or the remote
control.
Battery power decreasing
For models supplied with the
AC plug adaptor
m
If the AC power adaptor does not fit the wall
outlet, use the AC plug adaptor.
m
Notes
• Make sure to remove the recorder from the
battery charging stand when operating the
recorder.
• Make sure not to operate the recorder while
changing the rechargeable battery even if the
recorder is connected to AC power adaptor.
The operation may stop.
• “Charging” and e may not appear in the
display immediately after you place the
recorder on the battery charging stand. The
indication will, however, begin flashing after a
few minutes and charging will begin.
• Because of the battery’s characteristics, the
capacity of the rechargeable battery may be
smaller than normal when it is used for the
first time or after a long period of disuse. In
this case, charge and discharge the battery
several times. The normal battery life will be
restored.
• Charge the rechargeable battery at a
temperature of +5° C (+41° F) to +35° C
(+95° F). The charging time may vary
according to the surrounding temperature.
• It is preferable to use the recorder on house
current when recording or editing. When
powering the recorder with batteries, make
sure to use a fully charged rechargeable
battery or a new alkaline dry battery.
• Stop the recorder before replacing the battery.
• When using a 1GB Hi-MD disc, the
continuous recording time may be shortened if
you repeatedly make short recordings.
Weak battery
The battery is drained.
“LOW BATTERY” flashes in the
display on the recorder (“LOW
BATT” on the remote control), and
the power goes off.
The battery level indicator is approximate. It
may be more or less than the indication
depending on the operating condition or the
operating environment.
19
Battery life
When recording continuously in Hi-MD mode
(Unit: approx.hours)(JEITA1))
Disc type
Batteries
Linear PCM
Hi-SP
Hi-LP
1GB Hi-MD disc
NH-10WM2)
3.5
5
6
LR63)
2.5
3.5
4
NH-10WM + LR6
6
8.5
10
NH-10WM
3.5
5
6
LR6
4.5
7
8
NH-10WM + LR6
8
12
14
60/74/80-minute
standard disc
1) Measured
in accordance with the JEITA (Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries
Association) standard.
2) When using a 100% fully charged nickel metal hydride rechargeable battery
3) When using a Sony LR6 (size AA) “STAMINA” alkaline dry battery (produced in Japan)
When recording continuously in MD mode
(Unit: approx.hours)(JEITA)
Disc type
Batteries
SP Stereo
LP2 Stereo
LP4 Stereo
60/74/80-minute
standard disc
NH-10WM
5.5
6.5
7.5
LR6
7
8.5
9.5
NH-10WM + LR6
12.5
15
17
When playing continuously in Hi-MD mode
(Unit: approx.hours)(JEITA)
Disc type
Batteries
Linear PCM
Hi-SP
Hi-LP
1GB Hi-MD disc
NH-10WM
5
8.5
10
60/74/80-minute
standard disc
LR6
10
16
19
NH-10WM + LR6
15
24.5
29
NH-10WM
5
8.5
11
LR6
9
14.5
19
NH-10WM + LR6
14
23
30
When playing continuously in MD mode
(Unit: approx.hours)(JEITA)
20
Disc type
Batteries
SP Stereo
LP2 Stereo
LP4 Stereo
60/74/80-minute
standard disc
NH-10WM
9
10.5
12
LR6
18
21
24
NH-10WM + LR6
27
31.5
36
Recording a disc right away!
This section explains the basic procedure for making digital recordings using
an optical cable connected to a CD player, Digital TV or other digital
equipment. Make sure to use the optical cable.
1
Make connections.
(Insert the cables firmly and completely into
the appropriate jacks.)
1 Connect the AC power adaptor to the
2 Connect the optical cable to the
recorder and a house current.
recorder and an external component.
CD player, MD player,
DVD video player, etc.
To a wall
outlet
To a digital (optical) out jack
Optical plug
AC power
adaptor
To DC IN 3V
Optical miniplug
Optical cable*
To LINE IN
(OPT)
∗ See “Optional accessories”
(page 87).
Note
Make sure to disconnect the dedicated USB cable before recording.
continued
21
2
Insert a recordable disc.
1 Slide OPEN to open the lid.
2 Insert a disc with the label side facing
front, and press the lid down to close.
Make sure to
check the
record-protect
tab is closed.
3
Confirm the operation mode.
This recorder has two operation modes, “Hi-MD mode” and “MD mode”. The operation
mode is automatically recognized whenever the disc is inserted. After you insert a disc,
check the operation mode on the display window of the recorder.
“Hi-MD” lights up when the operation mode is Hi-MD and
“MD” lights up when the operation mode is MD.
• When using a 1GB Hi-MD disc, the operation mode will only be Hi-MD.
• When using a standard disc (60/74/80 minutes), the operation mode can be set as follows.
Disc condition
Operation mode
Blank disc
The mode set for “Disc Mode” in the menu.1)
The “Disc Mode” is factory set to “Hi-MD”.
If you want to use the disc on another component that
does not support Hi-MD, set the “Disc Mode” to
“MD” to use the disc in MD mode.
The disc contains material recorded
in Hi-MD mode
The disc contains material recorded
in MD mode
Hi-MD
1) Refer
22
MD
to “Selecting the disc mode (Disc Mode)” (page 78) for the “Disc Mode” setting.
4
Record a disc.
1 Select and pause the sound source to
be recorded.
2 Make sure that disc indication has
stopped rotating in the display window
on the recorder.
PAUSE
Make sure that disc
indication has stopped.
Connected component
3 While the recorder is stopped, press
and slide zREC on the recorder.
“REC” lights up and recording starts.
zREC
4 Play the source you want to record.
If you insert a previously recorded disc,
the recording starts after the existing
contents.
Track marks are automatically added at
the same point as the sound source, and
the contents are recorded together as a
group.
PAUSE
Connected component
To
Press
Stop
Press x.
Pause
Press X1).
Press X again to resume recording.
Remove the disc
Press x and open the lid. (The lid does not open while
“SYSTEM FILE WRITING” flashing in the display.)
track mark is added at the point where you press X again to resume recording while pausing; thus
the remainder of the track will be counted as a new track.
1) A
23
If the recording does not start
• Make sure the recorder is not locked (pages
14, 18).
• Make sure the disc is not record-protected
(pages 22, 85).
• Premastered discs cannot be recorded over.
Notes
• When you record on a 1GB Hi-MD disc,
connect the AC power adaptor to the recorder,
charge the rechargeable battery fully (battery
level indication shows
), or use a new
alkaline dry battery (battery level indication
shows
). When you attempt to start
recording on a 1GB Hi-MD disc,
“NotENOUGH POWER TO REC” may
appear and recording cannot be done even if
the battery level indication shows sufficient
remaining power while the recorder is stopped
or playing. This is because of a mechanism
that disables recording when the remaining
battery power is estimated by the recorder to
be insufficient due to the high power
consumption required for 1GB Hi-MD disc
recording.
• Make sure to place the recorder at a stable,
vibration-free place during recording.
• If you start recording when the disc indication
is still rotating in the display, the first few
seconds of the material may not be recorded.
Make sure that the disc indication has stopped
rotating before you start recording.
• Do not change the rechargeable battery during
operation even if the recorder is connected to
AC power adaptor. The operation may stop.
• Do not move or jog the recorder or disconnect
the power source while recording or
“SYSTEM FILE WRITING” is flashing in the
display. If you do, the data recorded up to that
point may not be recorded to the disc, or data
on the disc may be damaged. “SYSTEM FILE
WRITING” flashes while data of the
recording (the track’s start and end points,
etc.) is being recorded.
• Recording cannot be done when the disc does
not have enough space for recording.
• If the power supply is disrupted (i.e. the
battery is removed or becomes exhausted or
the AC power adaptor is disconnected) during
a recording or editing operation, or while
“SYSTEM FILE WRITING” appears in the
display, then it will not be possible to open the
lid until power is restored.
24
• Note the following when recording from a
portable CD player:
—Some portable CD players may not be
capable of digital out when the AC power
adaptor is disconnected. If this is the case,
connect the AC power adaptor to the
portable CD player and use it on AC power
as the power source.
—On some portable CD players, optical
output may not be possible when using an
anti-skip function (e.g., ESP* or
G-PROTECTION). If this is the case, turn
off the anti-skip function.
∗ Electronic Shock Protection
z
• The recorder is factory set to make a new
group whenever recording is done. If you do
not want to make a group, set “
:REC” to
“
:REC Off” (page 41).
• To start recording from a specific point on the
disc, pause the recorder at the desired point,
and then start recording from that point.
• You can monitor the sound during recording.
Connect the headphones/earphones with
remote control to i/LINE OUT and adjust the
volume by turning the volume control on the
remote control (pressing the 5-way control
key towards VOL + or – on the recorder). This
does not affect the recording level.
Playing a disc right away!
1
Insert a recorded disc.
1 Slide OPEN to open the lid.
2 Insert a disc with the label side facing
front, and press the lid down to close.
2
Play a disc.
1 Press the 5-way control key (NENT)
on the recorder.
Press the jog lever (NX/ENT) on the
remote control.
A short beep sounds in the headphones/
earphones when you operate.
2 Press the 5-way control key towards
VOL + or – to adjust the volume on the
recorder.
Turn the volume control towards VOL +
or – on the remote control.
The volume will be shown in the
display.
Jog dial
5-way control key (NENT,
., >, VOL +, –)
GROUP
Volume Control
(VOL +, –)
x
Jog lever (NX/ENT,
., >)
+, –
X
x
To stop play, press x.
A long beep sounds in the headphones/earphones when you operate. Playback starts from the point
you last stopped playing. After you stop the recorder, the recorder will automatically turn off in about
10 seconds (when using batteries) or about 3 minutes (when using an AC power adaptor).
25
To
Operation on the recorder
Operation on the remote
control
Stop
Press x.
Press x.
Pause
Press X. Press X again to
resume play.
Press the jog lever (NX/ENT).
Press the jog lever again to
resume play.
Turn the jog dial to select a
Select a track directly
viewing track number or track, and then press NENT to
enter.
name
—
Find the beginning of
the current track
Press the 5-way control key
towards .. Press the 5-way
control key towards .
repeatedly until you reach the
beginning of the desired track.
Slide the jog lever towards ..
Slide the jog lever towards .
repeatedly until you reach the
beginning of the desired track.
Find the beginning of
the next track
Press the 5-way control key
towards >.
Slide the jog lever towards >.
Go backwards or
forward while playing
Press and hold the 5-way
control key towards . or
>.
Slide and hold the jog lever
towards . or >.
Search for a point in a
track while viewing the
elapsed time (Time
search)
While pausing, press and hold
the 5-way control key towards
. or >.
While pausing, slide and hold the
jog lever towards . or >.
Search for a specific
track while viewing
track numbers (Index
search)
While the recorder is stopped,
While the recorder is stopped,
press and hold the 5-way control slide and hold the jog lever
towards . or >.
key towards . or >.
Cue to the next or
previous group while
playing a track in a
group (Group skip)1)
Press GROUP, and then press
the 5-way control key towards
. or >.
Press
Start with the first track
of the disc
While the recorder is stopped,
press NENT for 2 seconds or
more.
While the recorder is stopped,
press the jog lever (NX/ENT) for
2 seconds or more.
Remove the disc
Press x and open the lid.2)
Press x and open the lid.2)
1) Cues
2) Once
to the beginning of every 10th track during playback of the disc with no group settings.
you open the lid, the point to start play will change to the beginning of the first track.
If the play does not start
Make sure the recorder is not locked (pages 14,
18).
26
+ or – button
Note
The playback sound may skip if:
• the recorder is subject to strong, repeated
shocks.
• a dirty or scratched disc is played.
When using a disc in Hi-MD mode, sound may
drop out for a maximum of about 12 seconds.
Using menus
How to use the menu items
The recorder has many menus with useful functions for recording, playback, editing, etc.
To set the menu items, do the following procedure.
If you are doing a menu operation for the first time after purchasing the recorder, “Menu
Mode” flashes in the display. Before the menu operation, you can set “Menu Mode” to
“Simple” (only basic menu items appear) or “Advanced” (all menu items appear). Refer to
“Changing the displayed menu items (Menu Mode)” (page 74) for menu mode setting.
On the remote control
DISPLAY
x
Jog lever
1
2
3
4
Press and hold DISPLAY for 2 seconds or more to enter the menu.
Slide the jog lever repeatedly to select the item.
Press the jog lever to enter the selection.
Repeat steps 2 and 3.
The setting will be entered when you press the jog lever at the last.
To return the preceding setting
Press x.
To cancel the operation while setting
Press x for 2 seconds or more.
27
On the recorder
NAVI/MENU
5-way control key
(NENT)
Jog dial
x
1
2
3
4
Press and hold NAVI/MENU for 2 seconds or more to enter the menu.
Turn the jog dial to select the item.
Press the 5-way control key (NENT) to enter the selection.
Repeat steps 2 and 3.
The setting will be entered when you press the 5-way control key (NENT) at the last.
To return the preceding setting
Press x.
To cancel the operation while setting
Press x for 2 seconds or more.
28
List of menus
The following table shows the menu items that you can select. Some items can be set with
both the recorder and the remote control, and some can be set with either the recorder or the
remote control.
Items listed under “Menu 1” are the selectable items which appear when you enter the
menu, and items listed under “Menu 2” are the selectable items which appear when you
select an item in Menu 1.
It is possible to display all menu items only when “Menu Mode” is set to “Advanced”.
Menu items with an asterisk (*) are not displayed when “Menu Mode” is set to “Simple”.
For details, see “Changing the displayed menu items (Menu Mode)” (page 74).
Note
Different indication may be displayed depending on the operating conditions and disc settings.
Menus of the remote control
Menu 1
Menu 2
Function
Site
page
Edit
Title*
Adding a track name, artist name, album name,
group name, or disc name.
page 58
Assigns recorded tracks or groups to a new
group.
page 62
: Set*
: Release*
Move*
MainPMode
Releases group settings.
page 64
Changes the order of tracks or groups.
page 64
Erase
Erases tracks, groups, or the entire disc contents. page 68
Format*
Formats the disc and restores it to the condition
it was in at the time of purchase (in Hi-MD
mode only).
Normal
Selects tracks by category, such as track name or page 45
group name.
Group
page 73
Artist
Album
Bookmark
Program
Useful*
SpeedCtrl*
Varies the playback speed without changing the
pitch (Speed Control).
page 56
29
Menu 1
Menu 2
Function
Site
page
Option
Menu Mode
Changes the menu items that are displayed.
page 74
AVLS*
Sets a limit on the maximum volume to protect
your hearing.
page 74
Beep*
Turns the beep sound on or off.
page 75
Backlight
Selects the status of the backlight in the
display window on the remote control.
page 75
Disc Mem*
Stores the recorder settings (Disc Memory).
page 76
QuickMode*
Sets the recorder to start playback quickly.
page 77
Disc Mode
Selects MD mode or Hi-MD mode when a blank page 78
disc is inserted.
Menus of the recorder
Menu 1
Menu 2
Function
Site
page
Edit
Title*
Adding a track name, artist name, album name,
group name, or disc name.
page 60
: Set*
Assigns recorded tracks or groups to a new
group.
page 63
: Release*
Releases group settings.
page 64
Display
Move*
Changes the order of tracks or groups.
page 66
Erase
Erases tracks, groups, or the entire disc contents.
page 69
Format*
Formats the disc and restores it to the condition it page 73
was in at the time of purchase (in Hi-MD mode
only).
Lap Time
Displays various information such as the recorder page 34,
status, etc. in the display window.
page 43
RecRemain
(while recording
and stopped)/
1 Remain (while
playing)
AllRemain
Title1/Title2
Sound*
Codec/
TrackMode*
SubPMode Normal
1 Track
Shuffle
A-BRepeat*
30
Selects the type of play, such as single-track play
or shuffle play.
page 51
Menu 1
Menu 2
Function
Site
page
Sound
Normal
Customizes the surround or equalizer mode
settings.
page 54
Search*
Searches for tracks by track name, group name,
artist name, or album name.
page 52
SpeedCtrl*
Varies the playback speed without changing the
pitch (Speed Control).
page 56
Audio Out*
Outputs sound from the i/LINE OUT jack when page 57
listening to a connected component.
REC Mode
Selects the recording mode (PCM, Hi-SP, or HiLP for Hi-MD mode/SP, LP2, LP4, or monaural
for MD mode).
V-SUR
Sound EQ
Useful*
REC Set
RECVolume*
Manually adjusts the recording level.
page 38
MIC AGC*
Sets the microphone recording level adjustment
mode.
page 36
MIC Sens*
Sets the microphone sensitivity to suit the source
sound.
page 35
Time Mark*
Adds track marks automatically in a specific time page 39
interval.
:REC*
Option
page 37
Sets the recorder to create a new group with each
recording operation (Group Recording).
page 40
SYNC REC*
Simplifies operations during digital recording
(Synchro-Recording).
page 42
Menu Mode
Changes the displayed menu items.
page 74
AVLS*
Sets a limit on the maximum volume to protect
your hearing.
page 74
Beep*
Turns the beep sound on or off.
page 75
Disc Mem*
Stores the recorder settings (Disc Memory).
page 76
QuickMode*
Sets the recorder to start playback quickly.
page 77
Disc Mode
Selects from MD mode or Hi-MD mode when a
blank disc is inserted.
page 78
Contrast*
Adjusts the contrast of the display window on the
recorder.
page 79
Jog Dial*
Changes the operational direction on the display
when turning the jog dial.
page 79
31
Various ways of recording
Before recording
Selecting the operation mode
This recorder has two operation modes,
“Hi-MD mode” and “MD mode”. The
operation mode is automatically
recognized whenever the disc is inserted.
After you insert a disc, check the
operation mode on the display window of
the recorder.
“Hi-MD” lights up when the operation
mode is Hi-MD and “MD” lights up
when the operation mode is MD.
When you insert a standard disc (blank)
into the recorder, you can use the Disc
Mode function to specify use of the disc
in Hi-MD mode or MD mode.
If you want to use the disc recorded on
this unit on another component that does
not support Hi-MD, record the disc with
“Disc Mode” in the menu set to “MD”.
Refer to “Selecting the disc mode (Disc
Mode)” (page 78) for details.
Selecting the Menu Mode
If the “Simple” menu mode is selected,
some menu items will not be displayed. If
you cannot find certain menu items while
operating the recorder, make sure that the
menu mode is set to “Advanced”.
For details on selecting the menu mode,
see “Changing the displayed menu items
(Menu Mode)” (page 74).
32
Notes
• When you record on a 1GB Hi-MD disc,
connect the AC power adaptor to the recorder,
charge the rechargeable battery fully (battery
level indication shows
), or use a new
alkaline dry battery (battery level indication
shows
). When you attempt to start
recording on a 1GB Hi-MD disc,
“NotENOUGH POWER TO REC” may
appear and recording cannot be done even if
the battery level indication shows sufficient
remaining power while the recorder is stopped
or playing. This is because of a mechanism
that disables recording when the remaining
battery power is estimated by the recorder to
be insufficient due to the high power
consumption required for 1GB Hi-MD disc
recording.
• Recording may not occur if the dedicated
USB cable is connected to the recorder. Make
sure to disconnect the dedicated USB cable
before recording.
• If you start recording when the disc indication
is still rotating in the display, the first few
seconds of the material will not be recorded.
Make sure that the disc indication has stopped
rotating before you start recording.
• Do not move or jog the recorder or disconnect
the power source while recording or
“SYSTEM FILE WRITING” is flashing in the
display. If you do, the data recorded up to that
point may not be recorded to the disc, or data
on the disc may be damaged. “SYSTEM FILE
WRITING” flashes while data of the
recording (the track’s start and end points,
etc.) is being recorded.
Viewing various
information
You can check the remaining time, track
number, etc. when recording or during
stop.
DISPLAY
A
B
Track number
• Group name and album
name (Hi-MD)1)
• Group name and track
name (MD)1)
Track number
Selected sound mode
name and its indication
1) The
disc name appears when the currently
selected track is not in a group.
While recording A/B
1
Press DISPLAY repeatedly.
Each time you press the button, the
display changes as follows.
A
B
Track number
Elapsed time
Track number
Remaining time for
recording.
Track number
• Group name and album
name (Hi-MD)1)
• Group name and track
name (MD)1)
Display window on the remote control
1) The
A
B
disc name appears when the currently
selected track is not in a group.
Notes
The indications have the following
meanings:
: Disc name
: Track name
: Group name
: Artist name
: Album name
While the recorder is stopped A/B
A
B
Track number
Elapsed time
Track number
• Remaining time for
recording and
remaining free space
(Hi-MD)
• Remaining time for
recording (MD)
The number of
tracks in the
disc
Disc name
• When using the disc in Hi-MD mode, the free
space will show as “2.0MB” when the
remaining recording time becomes
“–0:00:00”. This is a system limitation,
“2.0MB” being the capacity of the reserve
domain.
• Depending on the group settings, the
operating conditions, and the disc settings,
you may not be able to select certain
indications or the indications may appear
differently.
z
If you want to check the playing position or
track name while playing, see “Viewing various
information” (page 43).
33
While the recorder is stopped C/D/
On the recorder
Jog dial
E
NAVI/MENU
5-way control key
(NENT)
1
2
C
D
E
Group
number
and track
number
Elapsed time
• Track name
and artist
name (HiMD)
• Track
name(MD)
Group
number
and track
number
• Remaining
time for
recording /
remaining
free space
(Hi-MD)
• Remaining
time for
recording
(MD)
• “RecRemain”
and
“FreeSpace”
(Hi-MD)
• “RecRemain”
(MD)
Numbers
of tracks
after the
current
track
Remaining
time after the
current
location in
the disc.
“AllRemain”
Enter the menu and select “Display”.
Turn the jog dial until the information
you want appears in the display, and
then press NENT to enter the
selection.
Each turn changes the display as
follows.
Lap Time t RecRemain t
AllRemain t Title1/Title2 (Hi-MD)
t Sound
When you press NENT, the selected
information appears at C, D and E.
Display window on the recorder
• Disc
• Group
Track name
name and
name and
artist
album name
name
(Hi-MD)2)
(Hi• Group
MD)1)
name
(MD)2)
• Disc
name1)
Sound
mode
name
The indications have the following
meanings:
: Disc name
: Track name
: Group name
: Artist name
: Album name
34
1) Track
Indication of
the selected
sound mode
(none)
number appears if the currently selected
track is not in a group.
disc name appears when the currently
selected track is not in a group.
2) The
While recording C/D/E
C
D
E
Elapsed time Level meter
Group
number and
track
number
Remaining
Group
number and time for
recording.
track
number
• Disc name • Group
and artist
name and
name (Hialbum
MD)1)
name (HiMD)2)
• Disc name
(MD)1)
• Group
name
(MD)2)
Recording from a
microphone
Stereo
microphone*
“RecRemain”
zREC
NAVI/MENU
Track name
Jog dial
5-way control
key (NENT)
To MIC (PLUG IN
POWER)
1) Track
number appears if the currently selected
track is not in a group.
2) The disc name appears when the currently
selected track is not in a group.
Notes
• When using the disc in Hi-MD mode, the free
space will show as “2.0MB” when the
remaining recording time becomes
“–0:00:00”. This is a system limitation,
“2.0MB” being the capacity of the reserve
domain.
• Depending on the group settings, the
operating conditions, and the disc settings,
you may not be able to select certain
indications or the indications may appear
differently.
∗ See “Optional accessories” (page 87).
1
2
Connect the stereo microphone to the
MIC (PLUG IN POWER) jack.
Press and slide zREC to start
recording.
To select microphone
sensitivity
You can select the microphone sensitivity
depending on the volume of the sound
source.
1
While the recorder is recording or
stopped, enter the menu and select
“REC Set” - “MIC Sens”.
continued
35
2
Turn the jog dial until “Sens High” or
“Sens Low” appears in the display,
and then press NENT to enter the
selection.
Sens High: When recording a soft
sound or a sound with a normal
volume.
Sens Low: When recording with a
loud or close-range sounds, such as
those during an oral recording or a
music concert.
To change the microphone
recording level adjustment
mode
When recording with a microphone, you
can select automatic adjustment mode
which sets the microphone recording level
to suit the sound source.
1
2
While the recorder is recording or
stopped, enter the menu and select
“REC Set” - “MIC AGC”.
Turn the jog dial until “Standard” or
“LoudMusic” appears in the display,
and then press NENT to enter the
selection.
Standard: When recording a sound
source with a normal volume, such as
a conversation or soft music.
LoudMusic: When recording a sound
source with a comparatively high
volume, such as a music concert or a
practice session with a musical
instrument.
z
• When “MIC AGC” is set to “LoudMusic”,
sound can be recorded with less distortion
during high volume input, and with natural
volume transitions similar to those of the
original.
• When using a plug-in power-type
microphone, the microphone can be operated
even when its power switch is turned off since
power is supplied from the recorder itself.
36
Notes
• The recorder automatically switches input in
the following order; optical input, microphone
input, and analog input. You cannot record
through the microphone while an optical cable
is connected to the LINE IN (OPT) jack.
• You cannot set the “MIC AGC” setting if you
are recording with the recording level
manually adjusted (page 38).
• The microphone may pick up the operating
sound of the recorder itself. Use the
microphone away from the recorder in such
cases. Please note that the sound of recorder
operations may be picked up if the
microphone that you use has a short
connector.
• Only the left-channel sound is recorded when
a monaural microphone is used.
• Make sure not to touch the plug or the cord of
the microphone when recording with the AC
power adaptor connected. Doing so may
introduce noise into the recording.
• When recording a normal volume sound (soft
music, etc.), set “MIC AGC” to “Standard”. If
an unexpectedly loud sound is input when
“MIC AGC” is set to “LoudMusic”, the
recorded volume thereafter may drop very
low, depending on the sound source.
Recording from a TV or
radio (Analog
Recording)
This section explains how to record from
equipment with analog output, such as a
cassette recorder, radio, or TV.
This operation can be done on the
recorder only.
TV, cassette
recorder, etc.
Selecting the recording
mode
Select each recording mode according to
the recording time that you want.
Discs recorded in Hi-MD or MD
(MDLP) mode can be played back
only on MD players or recorders
with Hi-MD or MD (MDLP) playback
mode.
Jog dial
NAVI/MENU
To LINE OUT jacks, etc.
R
(red)
L
(white)
Line cable
RK-G129,
RK-G136, etc.
5-way control key
(NENT)
1
2
zREC
While the recorder is stopped, enter
the menu and select “REC Set” “REC Mode”.
Turn the jog dial to select the desired
recording mode, and then press
NENT to enter the selection.
The recorder keeps the setting of the
recording mode when you record the
next time.
When recording on a disc used in HiMD mode
To LINE IN (OPT)
1
2
3
Make connections.
Use the appropriate connecting cord
to suit the source equipment. For
details, see “Optional accessories”
(page 87).
Recording Display
mode
Recording
time
Linear PCM PCM
stereo
• Approx. 28
min. on an 80minute
standard disc
• Approx. 94
min. on a 1GB
Hi-MD disc
Press and slide zREC to start
recording.
Play the source you want to record.
continued
37
Recording Display
mode
Recording
time
Hi-SP
stereo
• Approx. 140
min. on an 80minute
standard disc
• Approx. 475
min. on a 1GB
Hi-MD disc
Hi-LP
stereo
Hi-SP
Hi-LP
• Approx. 610
min. on an 80minute
standard disc
• Approx. 2,040
min. on a 1GB
Hi-MD disc
Notes
• It is recommended that you use the AC power
adaptor for long recordings.
• When you record in LP4 mode, momentary
noise may be produced on very rare occasions
with certain sound sources. This is because of
the special digital audio compression
technology that enables the long time
recording. If noise is produced, it is
recommended that you record in normal
stereo or LP2 mode to obtain better sound
quality.
• It is recommended that you use the recorder to
edit (dividing or combining) long tracks
recorded in linear PCM stereo. Transferring
such tracks and editing them on a computer
may require an extremely long time.
When recording on a disc used in MD
mode
Recording
mode1)
Display
Recording
time3)
SP stereo
SP
Approx. 80
min.
LP2 stereo
LP2
Approx. 160
min.
LP4 stereo
LP4
Approx. 320
min.
Monaural2)
MONO
Approx. 160
min.
Adjusting the recording
level manually
The recording level is adjusted
automatically while recording. If
necessary, you can set the recording level
manually during both analog and digital
recording.
Jog dial
NAVI/MENU
zREC
1) For
better sound quality, record in normal
stereo (SP) or LP2 stereo mode.
2) If you record a stereo source in monaural, the
sounds from left and right will be mixed.
3) When using an 80-minute recordable disc
z
Audio components that support the linear PCM
stereo, Hi-SP stereo and Hi-LP stereo mode are
indicated by the
or
logo mark.
Audio components that support the LP2 stereo
and LP4 stereo mode are indicated by the
or
logo mark.
5-way control key
(NENT)
1
2
3
38
X
While pressing X, press and slide
zREC.
The recorder stands by for recording.
Enter the menu and select “REC Set”
- “RECVolume” - “Manual”.
Play the source.
4
While observing the level meter in the
display, adjust the recording level by
turning the jog dial.
Set the level so that the meter
segments light up around –12dB
segment. If a high sound level causes
the level meter to reach the OVER
segment, lower the recording level.
Each level meter shows the following.
Upper — L channel input level
Lower — R channel input level
–12dB
5
Adding track marks
while recording
You can add track marks (track number)
while recording to divide the material into
separate parts, that allow you to go to
specific track quickly and easily.
Jog dial
5-way control
key (NENT)
OVER
Press X again to start recording.
If your source is an externally
connected component, play the
source to the beginning of the
material to be recorded, and then start
recording.
To switch back to automatic
level control
Select “Auto(AGC)” in step 2.
Notes
• You cannot adjust the left and right channel
levels separately.
• Once you stop recording, the recorder will
revert to automatic recording level adjustment
mode the next time you start a recording
operation.
• To adjust the recording level manually during
synchro-recording, do steps 1 to 4 of the
procedure in this section with “SYNC REC”
is set to “SYNC Off”. Afterwards, set “SYNC
REC” setting to “SYNC On”, and start
recording (page 42).
NAVI/MENU
T MARK
Adding track marks manually
While the recorder is recording, press
T MARK at the point you want to add a
track mark.
Adding track marks
automatically (Auto Time
Mark)
Use this feature to add track marks
automatically at specified intervals when
recording through the analog input
connector or a microphone. This function
is convenient for recording long period of
time, such as lectures, meetings, etc.
1
2
While the recorder is recording or in
recording pause, enter the menu and
select “REC Set” - “Time Mark” “On”.
Turn the jog dial until the desired
time interval appears in the display,
and then press NENT to enter the
selection.
One rotation changes the time setting
(Time:) by 1 minute, within the range
of 1 to 60 minutes.
39
To cancel Time Mark
Select “Off” in step 1.
Using Time Mark to add track
marks while recording
When the elapsed recording time
exceeds the time interval for Time
Mark:
The recorder adds track marks at the point
you set the time interval and from that
point the recorder adds a track mark
whenever the time interval has elapsed.
Example: Eight minutes of recording
has been completed when the Time Mark
time interval is set to 5 minutes.
A track mark will be added at the 8minute point (after the start of recording)
and after each 5-minute interval
thereafter.
Using the group
function when
recording
What is the group function?
The group function is provided to allow
playback of discs with group settings. The
group function is convenient for playback
of discs on which several albums or CD
singles have been recorded.
What is a disc with group
settings?
The recorder can operate various
functions in units of group; that is tracks
that have been recorded on a disc as part
of separate groups, as shown below.
Before group settings are made
When the time interval set for Time
Mark exceeds the elapsed recording
time:
Disc
The recorder adds track marks when the
set Time Mark time interval has elapsed.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Example: Three minutes of recording
has been completed when the Time Mark
time interval is set to 5 minutes.
A track mark will be added at the 5minute point (after the start of recording)
and after each 5-minute interval
thereafter.
m
12131415
Track 1 to 5 are assigned to group 1.
Track 8 to12 are assigned to group 2.
Track 13 to15 are assigned to group 3.
Track 6 to 7 are assigned to no group.
After group assignments have been made
Disc
z
“T” appears before the time display for track
marks added by Time Mark.
Group 1
Group 2
12345 6 7 12345
Group 3
123
Notes
• If you add a track mark by pressing T MARK
or X, etc. while recording, Time Mark will
begin automatically adding track mark each
time the selected time interval as elapsed.
• The setting is canceled when you connect a
digital optical cable to the recorder.
40
Tracks that were not assigned to a group are
treated as being part of “Group - -”.
You can create a maximum of 255 groups
on a Hi-MD disc or a standard disc in HiMD mode and 99 groups on a standard
disc in MD mode.
Note
It will not be possible to make a group setting if
the tracks, groups and disc name on a disc
exceed the maximum number that can be input
(in MD mode only).
Jog dial
NAVI/MENU
GROUP
Recording tracks to an
existing group
You can add a track to an existing group.
Adding a new track at the end
of the selected group
1
zREC
5-way control key
(NENT)
X
To create a new group
automatically when
recording
The recorder is factory set to create a new
group automatically by sliding zREC to
the right. This is convenient when
recording several CDs in succession. You
can check the group recording setting as
follows.
While the recorder is stopped, enter the
menu and select “REC Set” - “ :REC” “ : REC On”.
2
While the recorder is stopped and the
group to which you want to add a
track is selected, slide zREC to the
right while pressing GROUP.
Play the sound source.
A new track will be added at the end
of the current contents within the
group.
Adding a track at a desired
position within the selected
group
1
2
While the recorder is play-paused at
the point within the group where you
want to add a new track, slide zREC
to the right while pressing GROUP.
Press X to start recording and play
the sound source.
To record without creating a
new group
Select “ :REC Off” at the end of the
procedure above.
41
To start/stop recording
in sync with the sound
source
(Synchro-recording)
During synchro-recording, the starting
and stopping of recording occurs are
synchronized with the sound source. This
simplifies digital recordings (e.g., from a
CD player) since the need to operate the
recorder or the sound source is
eliminated. Synchro-recording is only
possible with the optical cable connected.
Jog dial
NAVI/MENU
5-way control key
(NENT)
1
2
Make connections.
Use the appropriate optical cable to
suit the source equipment. For details,
see “Optional accessories” (page 87).
While the recorder is stopped, enter
the menu and select “REC Set” “SYNC REC” - “SYNC On”.
z
When there is no sound from the player for
about 3 seconds during synchro-recording, the
recorder goes into the standby mode
automatically. When the sound comes from the
player again, the recorder resumes synchrorecording. If the recorder is kept in the standby
mode for 5 minutes or longer, the recorder stops
automatically.
42
Notes
• The pause function cannot be turned on or off
manually during synchro-recording.
• Do not switch the “SYNC REC” setting while
recording. Recording may not be done
properly.
• Even when there is no sound on the sound
source, there may be cases when recording
does not pause automatically during synchrorecording due to the noise level emitted from
the sound source.
• If a silent portion is encountered for
approximately 2 seconds during synchrorecording from a sound source other than a
CD or an MD, a new track mark is
automatically added at the point where the
silent portion ends.
Various ways of playback
Viewing various
information
You can check the track name, disc name,
etc. during playback.
A
B
Track number
• Group name and album
name (Hi-MD)1)
• Group name and track
name (MD)1)
Track number
Selected sound mode
name and its indication
Track number
• Codec, track mode, and
bitrate (Hi-MD)
• Track mode (MD)
DISPLAY
1) The
disc name appears when the currently
selected track is not in a group.
Note
1
While playing, press DISPLAY.
Each time you press DISPLAY, the
display changes as follows.
Display window on the remote control
A
B
The indications have the following
meanings:
: Disc name
: Track name
: Group name
: Artist name
: Album name
Depending on the group settings, the operating
conditions, and the disc settings, you may not
be able to select certain indications or the
indications may appear differently.
z
If you want to check the remaining time or the
recording position while recording or in stop
mode, see “Viewing various information”
(page 33).
On the recorder
Jog dial
NAVI/MENU
Display window A/B
A
B
Track number
Elapsed time
Track number
• Track name and artist
name (Hi-MD)
• Track name (MD)
The number of
tracks in the
disc
Disc name
5-way control key
(NENT)
1
While playing, enter the menu and
select “Display”
continued
43
2
Turn the jog dial until the information
you want appears in the display, and
then press NENT to enter the
selection.
Each turn changes the display as
follows.
Lap Time t 1 Remain t
AllRemain t Title1/Title2 (Hi-MD)
t Sound t Codec (Hi-MD)/
TrackMode (MD)
When you press NENT, the selected
information appears at C, D and E.
Display window on the recorder
The indications have the following
meanings:
: Disc name
: Track name
: Group name
: Artist name
: Album name
Display window C/D/E
C
D
Group
number
and track
number
Elapsed time • Track name
and artist
name (HiMD)
• Track name
(MD)
E
• Track
Remaining
“1 Remain”
name and time of the
artist
current track
name (HiMD)
• Track
name
(MD)
44
C
D
E
Numbers
of tracks
after the
current
track
Remaining
time after
the current
location in
the disc.
“AllRemain”
• Disc
• Group
name and
name and
artist
album
name (Hi- name (HiMD)1)
MD)2)
• Disc
• Group
name
name
(MD)1)
(MD)2)
Track name
Sound
mode
name
Indication of (none)
the selected
sound mode
• Codec
(Hi-MD)
• (none)
(MD)
• “Codec” (Hi• Track
MD)
mode, and
bitrate (Hi- • “TrackMode”
(MD)
MD)
• Track
mode
(MD)
1) Track number appears if the currently selected
track is not in a group.
disc name appears when the currently
selected track is not in a group.
2) The
Selecting the play
mode
You can listen to tracks in various play
modes. The play mode can consist of a
combination of Main play mode, Sub play
mode and Repeat play.
• Main play mode: selects the playback
unit, such as tracks or groups
• Sub play mode: selects the type of play
• Repeat play: selects Repeat play
DISPLAY
P-MODE/
Indication
A/B
Play mode
Group/
Group play (Tracks in the
selected group are played.)
1)
Artist/
1)
Album/
Artist play (Tracks of a
specified artist are played.)
Album play (Tracks in a
specified album are played.)
Bookmark/
Bookmark play
(Bookmarked tracks are
played.)
Program/
PGM
Program play (Tracks are
played in a specified order.)
1) Appears
only for discs used in Hi-MD mode.
Playing tracks in a group
(Group Play)
Jog lever
+, –
Playing tracks in Main play
mode
1
2
1
2
While playing a track in the desired
group, do step 1 and select “Group”
in step 2 of “Playing tracks in Main
play mode” (page 45).
While playing, enter the menu and
select “MainPMode”.
The Main play mode display appears.
Press
+ or – to select a desired
group.
The recorder plays the tracks in the
selected group, from the first track to
the last track.
Slide the jog lever repeatedly to select
the desired play mode, and then press
the jog lever to enter the selection.
Each time you slide the jog lever, A
changes as follows. When you press
the jog lever, B appears in the
display.
Listening to tracks by a
specific artist (Artist Play) (in
Hi-MD mode only)
If the track data includes the artist name,
you can listen to tracks by a specific artist
only.
1
Indication
A/B
Play mode
Normal/
(none)
Normal play (All tracks are
played once.)
While playing the track of the desired
artist, do step 1 and select “Artist” in
step 2 of “Playing tracks in Main play
mode” (page 45).
45
2
Press
+ or – to select a desired
artist.
The recorder plays the tracks by the
same artist on the disc, from the first
track to the last track, in recorded
order.
Listening to tracks of a
selected album (Album Play)
(in Hi-MD mode only)
If the track data includes the album name,
you can listen to tracks of a selected
album only.
1
2
While playing the track in the desired
album, do step 1 and select “Album”
in step 2 of “Playing tracks in Main
play mode” (page 45).
Press
+ or – to select a desired
album.
The recorder plays the tracks in the
selected album, from the first track to
the last track, in recorded order.
Listening to selected tracks
only (Bookmark Play)
You can bookmark tracks on a disc and
play them only. The sequence of
bookmarked tracks cannot be changed.
To play the bookmarked tracks
Do step 1 and select “Bookmark” in step
2 of “Playing tracks in Main play mode”
(page 45).
The recorder plays the bookmarked tracks
in the order of their track numbers.
To erase bookmarks
While playing the track for which you
want to erase the bookmark, press the jog
lever for 2 seconds or more.
Listening to tracks or groups
in a desired sequence (Track
Program Play/Group Program
Play)
You can listen to tracks or groups in a
desired sequence.
1
2
3
To bookmark the tracks
1
While playing the track you want to
bookmark, press the jog lever for 2
seconds or more.
4
Bookmark flashes.
The first track of the bookmark play
is set.
2
46
Repeat step 1 to bookmark the other
tracks.
Do step 1 and select “Program” in
step 2 of “Playing tracks in Main play
mode” (page 45).
Slide the jog lever repeatedly to select
a track or a group, and then press the
jog lever to enter.
The first track or group in the
program is stored.
Repeat step 2 to program more tracks
or groups.
You can program up to 64 tracks for
Track program play and 20 groups for
Group program play.
After programming the tracks, press
the jog lever for 2 seconds or more.
The program is stored, “PGM” and
(in the case of Group program)
appear in the display and the first
track in the program or the first track
in the first group in the program starts
playing.
z
While programming tracks or groups, press the
jog lever slightly to view the tracks or groups
that have been programmed.
Playing tracks in Sub play
mode
By specifying Sub play modes, you can
listen to tracks selected in Main play
mode in various ways.
For example, by selecting “Group” in
Main play mode and “SHUF” in Sub play
mode, the recorder will play the tracks in
the selected group in random order.
Press P-MODE/
repeatedly.
Each time you press the button, the play
mode changes as follows.
Listening to a section of a
track repeatedly (A-B Repeat)
You can listen to a specific section within
a track repeatedly by selecting the starting
point A, and ending point B. Make sure
that points A and B are within the same
track.
1
2
Sub play mode indication
3
Indication
Play mode
(none)
Normal play (All tracks
are played once.)
1
Single-track play (A single
track is played.)
SHUF
Shuffle play (All tracks in
the selected Main Play
Mode are played in
random order.)
A(A-B
1) “A-
)1)
A-B Repeat play (Tracks
between the selected
points A and B are played
repeatedly.)
” does not appear when the “Menu Mode”
is set to “Simple”.
While playing a track that contains
the section you want to repeat, press
P-MODE/
repeatedly until “A-”
flashes in the display.
Press the jog lever at the starting point
(A).
Point A is entered and “B” flashes in
the display.
Press the jog lever at the ending point
(B).
Point B is entered, “A-B” and “ ”
lights up, and the section between
point A and B starts playing
repeatedly.
z
You can reset points A and B by sliding the jog
lever towards > during A-B Repeat play.
Note
If the recorder comes to the end of the last track
on the disc while you are selecting point A, the
setting is canceled.
Playing tracks repeatedly
(Repeat Play)
You can use the Repeat play function to
repeat tracks in all play modes except
when selecting A-BRepeat play.
Press P-MODE/
for 2 seconds or
more.
appears in the display.
47
To cancel Repeat Play
Press P-MODE/
for 2 seconds or more
until
disappears in the display.
Indication
A/B
1)
Album/
On the recorder
Jog dial
GROUP
Playing tracks in Main play
mode
1
2
While playing, press NAVI/MENU.
The recorder enters navigation mode
and the Main play mode display
appears.
Turn the jog dial to select the desired
play mode, and then press NENT to
enter the selection.
Each time you turn the jog dial, A
changes as follows. When you press
NENT, B appears in the display.
Indication
A/B
Play mode
Normal/
(none)
Normal play (All tracks
after the selected track are
played once.)
Group/
Group play (Tracks in the
selected group are played.)
Artist/
48
1)
Artist play (Tracks of a
specified artist are played.)
Album play (Tracks in a
specified album are
played.)
Bookmark/
Bookmark play
(Bookmarked tracks are
played.)
Program/
PGM
Program play (Tracks are
played in a specified order.)
NAVI/MENU
1) Appears
5-way control key
(., >, NENT)
Play mode
only for discs used in Hi-MD mode.
Playing tracks in normal mode
(Normal Play)
1
2
3
Do step 1 and select “Normal” in step
2 of “Playing tracks in Main play
mode” (page 48).
When selecting a track out of a group,
skip this step.
When selecting a track within a
group, turn the jog dial until the group
that the desired track belongs to
appears in the display, and then press
NENT to enter.
A list of the tracks in the selected
group appears in the display.
Turn the jog dial until the desired
track appears in the display, and then
press NENT to enter the selection.
The selected track starts playing. The
recorder plays from the selected track
to the last track in the disc,
Playing tracks in a group (Group
Play)
1
Do step 1 and select “Group” in step
2 of “Playing tracks in Main play
mode” (page 48).
A list of the groups on a disc appears.
2
3
Turn the jog dial until the desired
group appears in the display, and then
press NENT to enter.
A list of the tracks in the selected
group appears.
Turn the jog dial until the desired
track appears in the display, and then
press NENT to enter the selection.
The name of the group to which
current track belongs appears in the
display. The recorder plays the tracks
in that group, from the current track
to the last track.
z
You can cue to the start of a group. While
playing, press GROUP on the recorder, and
press the 5-way control key towards . or
> to select a desired group.
Listening to tracks by a specific artist
(Artist Play) (in Hi-MD mode only)
1
2
3
z
You can cue to the first track of the next or
previous artist. While playing, press GROUP
on the recorder, and press the 5-way control key
towards . or >.
Listening to tracks of a selected
album (Album Play) (in Hi-MD mode
only)
1
2
3
Do step 1 and select “Artist” in step 2
of “Playing tracks in Main play
mode” (page 48).
A list of the artists on the disc appears
in alphabetical order.
Turn the jog dial until the desired
artist name appears in the display, and
then press NENT to enter.
A list of the tracks of the selected
artist appears in recorded order.
Do step 1 and select “Album” in step
2 of “Playing tracks in Main play
mode” (page 48).
A list of the albums on the disc
appears in alphabetical order.
Turn the jog dial until the desired
album name appears in the display,
and then press NENT to enter.
A list of the tracks in the selected
album appears in recorded order.
Turn the jog dial until the desired
track appears in the display, and then
press NENT to enter the selection.
The name of the album to which the
current track belongs appears in the
display. The recorder plays the tracks
in that album, from the current track
to the last track.
z
You can cue to the first track of the next or
previous album. While playing, press GROUP
on the recorder, and press the 5-way control key
towards . or >.
Turn the jog dial until the desired
track appears in the display, and then
press NENT to enter the selection.
The name of the artist of the current
track appears in the display. The
recorder plays the tracks by the same
artist on the disc, from the current
track to the last track.
49
Listening to selected tracks only
(Bookmark Play)
4
5
To bookmark the tracks
1
While playing the track you want to
bookmark, press NENT for 2
seconds or more.
Repeat step 3 to program more tracks.
After programming the tracks, press
NENT for 2 seconds or more.
The program is stored, “PGM”
appears in the display and the first
track in the program starts playing.
Programming groups (Group
Program)
1
Bookmark flashes.
2
Repeat step 1 to bookmark the other
tracks.
To play the bookmarked tracks
1
2
Do step 1 and select “Bookmark” in
step 2 of “Playing tracks in Main play
mode” (page 48).
Turn the jog dial to select a track, and
then press NENT to enter the
selection.
2
3
4
5
To erase bookmarks
While playing the track for which you
want to erase the bookmark, press
NENT for 2 seconds or more.
Listening to tracks or groups in a
desired sequence (Program Play)
Programming tracks (Track Program)
1
2
3
50
Do step 1 and select “Program” in
step 2 of “Playing tracks in Main play
mode” (page 48).
Turn the jog dial until “Track”
appears in the display, and then press
NENT to enter.
Do steps 2 to 4 of “Searching for a
track (Search)” (page 52).
The first track in the program is
stored.
Do step 1 and select “Program” in
step 2 of “Playing tracks in Main play
mode” (page 48).
Turn the jog dial until “Group”
appears in the display, and then press
NENT to enter.
Turn the jog dial until the desired
group appears in the display, and then
press NENT to enter.
Repeat step 3 to program more
groups.
After programming the groups, press
NENT for 2 seconds or more.
The program is stored, “ ” and
“PGM” appear in the display and the
first track of the first group in the
program starts playing.
z
While programming tracks or groups, press
NENT to view the tracks or groups that have
been programmed.
Playing tracks in Sub play
mode/Repeat Play
Listening to a section of a track
repeatedly (A-B Repeat)
1
1
2
Enter the menu and select
“SubPMode”.
Turn the jog dial to select the desired
play mode, and then press NENT to
enter the selection.
Each time you turn the jog dial, A
changes as follows. When you press
NENT, B appears in the display.
1
While playing a track that contains
the section you want to repeat, enter
the menu and select “SubPMode” “A-BRepeat”.
“A-” flashes in the display.
2
Press NENT at the starting point
(A).
Point A is entered and “B” flashes in
the display.
3
Press NENT at the ending point (B).
Point B is entered, “A-B” and “ ”
lights up, and the section between
point A and B starts playing
repeatedly.
Indication
A/B
Play mode
z
Normal/(none)
Normal play (All tracks
are played once.)
You can reset points A and B by pressing the 5way control key towards > during A-B
Repeat play.
1 Track/1
Single-track play (A
single track is played.)
Shuffle/SHUF
Shuffle play (All tracks
in the selected Main Play
Mode are played in
random order.)
A-BRepeat/
A- (A-B
)1)
A-B Repeat play (Tracks
between the selected
points A and B are played
repeatedly.)
1) “A-BRepeat
” does not appear when the
“Menu Mode” is set to “Simple”.
3
Turn the jog dial until “RepeatOn”
(playing a track repeatedly) or
“RepeatOff” appears in the display,
and then press NENT to enter the
selection (except when selecting ABRepeat play).
51
Searching for a track
(Search)
You can easily search for a track by track
name, group name, artist name, or album
name. Artist names and album names can
be viewed in the case of discs used in HiMD mode only.
This operation can be done on the
recorder only.
Jog dial
x
5-way control key
(NENT)
1
2
Enter the menu and select “Useful” “Search”.
Turn the jog dial to select the item
you want to use for searching, and
then press NENT to enter.
Display
To
by Track
search by track name
by Group
search by group name
by Artist1)
search by artist name
by Album1)
search by album name
1) Appears
3
52
NAVI/MENU
only for discs used in Hi-MD mode.
If you select “by Track” in step 2,
skip this step.
If you select an item other than “by
Track” in step 2, turn the jog dial to
select the desired group, artist, or
album, and then press NENT to
enter.
A list of tracks for the selected group,
artist, or album appears in the display.
4
Turn the jog dial to select the desired
track, and then press NENT to enter
the selection.
The selected track starts playing.
Notes
• After step 4, Main play mode and Sub play
mode will be canceled (Repeat play will
function).
• During a search, unlabeled tracks will appear
at the end of each list.
• While the recorder is sorting the selected
items, “SORTING” appears in the display.
Wait until this indication disappears from the
display before doing any operation.
Adjusting the sound
(Virtual-Surround • 6Band Equalizer)
You can vary the virtual sound to create
different acoustics, or modify the sound to
suit your taste and store it for later use.
The following two effect can be selected.
V-SUR (Virtual-Surround VPT
Acoustic Engine)
Provides 4 kinds of virtual surround
conditions.
6-BAND EQUALIZER
Provides 6 different sound qualities.
Volume control
A
B
Club
SUR C
Arena
SUR A
4
Press the jog lever to enter the
selected surround mode.
Selecting the sound quality
(6-Band Equalizer)
1
2
3
While playing, press SOUND
repeatedly until “SND” appears in the
display.
Press SOUND for 2 seconds or more.
Slide the jog lever repeatedly to select
the sound mode.
SOUND
A
B
x
Jog lever
Varying the virtual sound to
create different acoustics
(Virtual-Surround)
1
2
3
While playing, press SOUND
repeatedly until “SUR” appears in the
display.
Press SOUND for 2 seconds or more.
Slide the jog lever repeatedly to select
the surround mode.
A
Each time you slide the jog lever, A
and B change as follows:
A
B
Heavy
SND H
Pops
SND P
Jazz
SND J
Unique
SND U
Custom1
SND 1
Custom2
SND 2
4
Press the jog lever to enter the
selected sound mode.
B
Each time you slide the jog lever, A
and B change as follows:
A
B
Studio
SUR S
Live
SUR L
To cancel the setting
Press SOUND repeatedly until the
indication at B disappears.
53
To modify and store the sound
You can modify the sound and store the
results in “Custom1” and “Custom2”.
1
2
3
Jog dial
NAVI/MENU
Do steps 1 to 3 of “Selecting the
sound quality (6-Band Equalizer)”
(page 53), and slide the jog lever until
“Custom1” or “Custom2” appears.
Press the jog lever.
Slide the jog lever repeatedly to select
the frequency.
Frequency (100 Hz)
From the left, you can select 100 Hz,
250 Hz, 630 Hz, 1.6kHz, 4 kHz, or 10 kHz
4
On the recorder
Turn the volume control repeatedly to
adjust the level.
5-way control key
(NENT, ., >)
Varying the virtual sound to
create different acoustics
(Virtual-Surround)
1
2
Enter the menu and select “Sound” “V-SUR”.
Turn the jog dial repeatedly to select
the surround mode, and then press
NENT to enter the selecteion.
A
Level (+10 dB)
You can select from among seven levels.
–10 dB, –6 dB, –3 dB, 0 dB, +3 dB, +6 dB,
+10 dB
5
6
Repeat steps 3 and 4 to adjust the
level for each frequency.
Indication which represents each sound
mode appears.
Press the jog lever to enter the
selection.
B
Notes
• Virtual-Surround and 6-Band Equalizer will
not function during recording.
• Virtual-Surround and 6-Band Equalizer stop
Each time you turn the jog dial, A
changes as follows. When you press
NENT, B appears.
functioning whenever an external component
is connected to the i/LINE OUT jack.
54
A
B
Studio
VS
Live
VL
Club
VC
Arena
VA
Selecting the sound quality (6Band Equalizer)
1
2
To modify and store the sound
1
While playing, enter the menu and
select “Sound” - “Sound EQ”.
Turn the jog dial repeatedly to select
the sound mode and then press
NENT to enter the selection.
2
While the recorder is playing, enter
the menu and select “Sound” “Sound EQ” - “Custom1” or
“Custom2”.
Press the 5-way control key towards
. or > to select the frequency.
A
Frequency (100 Hz)
From the left, you can select 100 Hz,
250 Hz, 630 Hz, 1.6 kHz, 4 kHz, 10 kHz
Level of the each frequency
(100 Hz - 10 kHz)
B
3
Each time you turn the jog dial, A
changes as follows. When you press
NENT, B appears.
A
B
Heavy
SH
Pops
SP
Jazz
SJ
Unique
SU
Custom1
S1
Custom2
S2
Turn the jog dial to adjust the level.
Level (+10 dB)
You can select from among seven levels.
–10 dB, –6 dB, –3 dB, 0 dB, +3 dB, +6 dB,
+10 dB
4
After selecting the level, press
NENT to enter the selection.
To cancel the setting
Select “Normal”.
55
Changing playback
speed (Speed Control)
The speed control function is useful for
language study and other purpose. This
function changes the playback speed
without changing the playback pitch.
The playback speed can be varied from
+100% to –50% the normal speed, in 13
steps.
DISPLAY
On the recorder
Jog dial
5-way control key
(NENT)
1
x
2
Jog lever
1
2
While playing, enter the menu and
select “Useful” – “SpeedCtrl”.
The player changes to speed-setting
mode.
Slide the jog lever repeatedly to select
the desired playback speed, and then
press the jog lever to enter the
selection.
Select the speed while listening the
sound.
To return to normal speed
Set the playback speed to 0% in step 2.
Note
When using Speed Control, you may hear noise
or an echo in the playback.
56
NAVI/MENU
x
While playing, enter the menu and
select “Useful” - “SpeedCtrl”.
Turn the jog dial to select the desired
playback speed, and then press
NENT to enter the selection.
Connecting to a stereo
system (LINE OUT)
You can listen to the playback sound from
connected component. Connect the i/
LINE OUT jack of the recorder to the
LINE IN jacks of an amplifier or a tape
player with a line cable.
Stereo System,
etc.
To LINE IN
Stereo miniplug
2 phono plugs
L
(white)
R
(Red)
Line cable
2
3
Enter the menu and select “Useful” “Audio Out”.
Turn the jog dial until “Line Out”
appears in the display, and then press
NENT to enter the selection.
Notes
• If the “Audio Out” parameter for the i/LINE
OUT jack is set to “Line Out”, Virtual
Surround or 6-Band Equalizer will not
function.
• The “Audio Out” parameter for the i/LINE
OUT jack cannot be set to “Line Out” when
the remote control is connected.
• When you connect the headphones/earphones
directly to the recorder, make sure to set the
“Audio Out” parameter for the i/LINE OUT
jack to “Headphone” in step 3.
• When the “Audio Out” parameter for the i/
LINE OUT jack is set to “Line Out”, do not
connect the headphones/earphones. The sound
from the headphones/earphones will be very
loud and the sound distortion occurs.
• If the recorder is connected to a component
such as an active speaker and the “Audio Out”
parameter for the i/LINE OUT jack is set to
“Headphone”, make sure to set the “Beep”
setting to “Beep Off” (page 75).
NAVI/MENU
Jog dial
5-way control key
(NENT, .,
>)
To i/LINE OUT
When connecting a line cable to the i/
LINE OUT jack of the recorder, be sure to
set the “Audio Out” parameter for the i/
LINE OUT jack.
This operation can be done on the
recorder only.
1
Remove the headphones/earphones
with a remote control from the
recorder.
57
Editing recorded tracks
Before editing
Adding titles (Title)
You can edit your recordings by adding/
erasing track marks or labeling tracks and
discs.
You can add titles to tracks, groups and
discs. You can add artist names and album
names to tracks on a disc used in Hi-MD
mode.
Notes
• When you edit the contents of a 1GB Hi-MD
disc, connect the AC power adaptor to the
recorder, charge the rechargeable battery fully
(battery level indication shows
), or use a
new alkaline dry battery (battery level
indication shows
). When you attempt to
edit on a 1GB Hi-MD disc, “NotENOUGH
POWER TO EDIT” may appear and editing
cannot be done even if the battery level
indication shows sufficient remaining power
while the recorder is stopped or playing. This
is because of a mechanism that disables
editing when the remaining battery power is
estimated by the recorder to be insufficient
due to the high power consumption required
for 1GB Hi-MD disc editing.
• Premastered discs cannot be edited.
• Close the record-protect tab on the side of the
disc before editing.
• Do not move or jog the recorder or disconnect
the power source while editing or “SYSTEM
FILE WRITING” is flashing in the display. If
you do, the data edited up to that point may
not be recorded to the disc, or data on the disc
may be damaged. “SYSTEM FILE
WRITING” flashes while the editing results
are being recorded.
• While “SYSTEM FILE WRITING” is
flashing, the lid becomes locked.
58
Available characters
• Capital and small letters of the alphabet
for English and European languages1)
• Numbers 0 to 9
• Symbols2)
1) European alphabets appear only for discs used
in Hi-MD mode.
available symbols will differ for Hi-MD
mode and MD mode (see “About the character
palette” (page 60)).
2) The
Maximum number of
characters per name
Track names, group names, and disc
name: Approx. 200 each (containing a
mixture of all available characters)
Maximum number of
characters that can be input
per disc
In Hi-MD mode:
A maximum of about 55,000 characters
In MD mode:
A maximum of about 1,700 characters
The number of titles that can be stored on
a disc depends on the number of
characters that are input for track names,
group names, artist names, album names
and disc name.
3
Note
If you enter the symbol “//” between the
characters in disc names such as “abc//def”, you
may be unable to use the group function (in MD
mode only).
Volume control
Turn the volume control repeatedly to
select a letter and press the jog lever
to enter.
The selected letter stops flashing and
the cursor moves to the next input
position.
The cursor flashes at the next input position.
DISPLAY
P-MODE/
SOUND
The buttons and control used for
character input and their functions are
listed below.
x
Jog lever (NX/
ENT, ., >)
+, –
Labeling
You can label a track, group, or disc while
the recorder is stopped, recording or
playing. You can also label artist names
and album names to tracks in a disc used
in Hi-MD mode. Note that if you label a
track name, an artist name, or an album
name to a track while the recorder is
stopped, the track must be the currently
selected.
You can label a group while the recorder
is recording or playing a track in the
group, or while a track in the group is
selected and the recorder is stopped.
1
Enter the menu and select “Edit” “Title”.
Functions
Operation
To move the cursor
to the left or right.
Slide the jog lever
(., >)
To change the letter
to the one before/
next one.
Turn the volume
control (VOL +, –).
To enter a letter.
Press the jog lever
(NX/ENT).
To enter a title.
Press the jog lever
for 2 seconds or
more (NX/ENT).
To switch between Press P-MODE/
capital letters, small
letters, and
numbers/marks.
Press SOUND.
To display
“_ (space)”, “:”, “/”,
or “–” at the input
position.
To switch between
capital letters and
small letters.
Press SOUND.
Display
To insert a blank
space.
Press
+.
Track name
“Track”
To delete a letter.
Press
–.
Group name
“Group”
To cancel labeling.
Press x for 2
seconds or more.
2
Select one of the following, and then
press the jog lever.
Title
Artist name (to a track)1) “Artist”
Album name (to a
track)1)
“Album”
4
Disc name
“Disc”
5
1) Appears
only for discs used in Hi-MD mode.
.
Repeat step 3 and enter all characters
of the label name.
Press the jog lever for 2 seconds or
more.
59
Note
When the recording is stopped or the recording
moves on to the next track while labeling titles
during recording, the input at that point is
entered automatically.
On the recorder
Jog dial
NAVI/MENU
GROUP
Re-labeling
You can change the track name, artist
name, album name, group name, or disc
name by doing the procedure for
“Labeling” (page 59).
To re-label a track name, artist
name, or album name:
Start playing the track you want to relabel, and then change the track name,
artist name, or album name while the
recorder is playing, or while the recorder
is stopped and the track to be re-labeled is
currently selected.
To re-label a disc:
You can re-label the disc while the
recorder is stopped, recording, or playing.
Notes
• The recorder is able to display, but cannot
label using Japanese “Katakana” characters.
• The recorder cannot rewrite a disc or track
name of more than 200 letters that was created
by another device (in MD mode only).
60
X
5-way control key
(NENT, .,
>, VOL +, –)
x
About the character palette
During operations on the recorder,
characters can be selected from the
character palette in the display.
The character palette has the following
configuration.
Character palette
for Hi-MD mode
Character palette
for MD mode
3
Letter input area
The cursor flashes.
Press the 5-way control key towards
VOL –.
The cursor shifts from the letter input
area to the character palette.
The cursor and character alternate.
Character palette
Since only a part of the character palette
is visible on the display, use the controls
or buttons to move the cursor and enter
characters.
Labeling
1
2
Enter the menu and select “Edit” “Title”.
4
Select a letter using the 5-way control
key and press NENT to enter.
The selected letter appears in the
letter input area and the cursor moves
to the next input position.
The cursor flashes at the next input
position.
Select one of the following, and then
press NENT.
Title
Display
Track name
“Track”
Group name
“Group”
Artist name (to a track)1) “Artist”
The buttons used for character input
and their functions are listed below.
Album name (to a
track)1)
“Album”
Functions1)
Operations
5-way control key
Disc name
“Disc”
To move the cursor
in the character
palette.
1) Appears
only for discs used in Hi-MD mode.
up
left
The cursor flashes in the letter input
area.
right
The cursor flashes.
down
Turn the jog dial
(move the cursor to
the right or left).
To select a letter in Turn the jog dial.
the letter input area.
To enter a letter.
Press NENT.
To enter a title.
Press NENT for 2
seconds or more.
continued
61
Functions1)
Operations
To insert a blank
space.
Press GROUP and
press the 5-way
control key towards
> at the same
time.
To delete a letter.
Press GROUP and
press the control key
towards . at the
same time.
To cancel labeling.
Press x for 2 seconds
or more.
To move the cursor Press the 5-way
from the letter input control key towards
area to the character VOL –.
palette.
To move the cursor
from the character
palette to the letter
input area.
Assigning tracks or
groups as a new group
(Group Set)
With this function, you can assign
existing tracks or groups to a new group,
and also you can assign a track that
currently belongs to no group to an
existing group.
You can create a maximum of 255 groups
on a Hi-MD disc or a standard disc in HiMD mode and 99 groups on a standard
disc.
Disc
Track number
Press x.
1 2 3 4 5 6
Press X.
To display
“_ (space)”, “:”, “/”,
or “–” at the input
position in the letter
input area.
To switch between
capital letters and
small letters.
of the buttons or the control may
differ depending on when the cursor is in the
letter input area or in the character palette.
6
Repeat step 4, and then enter all
characters of the label name.
Press NENT for 2 seconds or more.
Re-labeling
You can change the label of the disc, a
group or a track by doing the procedure
for “Labeling” (page 61).
62
7 8
Group 2
9 101112
Assigning tracks 1 to 3 to a new
group
Assigning group 1 and group 2 to a
new group
Press X.
1) Functions
5
Group 1
Disc
Group 2
Group 1
1 2 3
4 5 6
7 8 9 101112
Registration of non-consecutive tracks is
not possible (for example, track 3 and
tracks 7 and 8 cannot be assigned to a new
group).
It is not possible to make a new group if
the first track or last track of the group has
been selected from the middle of an
existing group.
Track numbers appear according to their
order on the disc, not their order within
the group.
4
Notes
• When the total number of characters in the
titles on a disc exceed the maximum that can
be input:
—If the disc is being used in Hi-MD mode,
you can make a group setting, but cannot
add a group name in step 4.
—If the disc is being used in MD mode, you
cannot make a group setting.
• The tracks or groups must be sequential. If the
desired tracks or groups are not consecutive,
you must move them to make them
consecutive before you can assign them
(“Moving recorded tracks or groups (Move)”,
page 64).
Label a group (see “Adding titles
(Title)” (page 58)).
Notes
• In step 2, the first track must be either the first
track of an existing group or a track that does
not belong to a group.
• When selecting the last track in step 3, make
sure the track comes after the one selected in
step 2. The last track must be either the last
track of an existing group or a track that does
not belong to a group.
On the recorder
DISPLAY
Jog dial
NAVI/MENU
x
Jog lever
1
2
3
While the recorder is stopped, enter
the menu and select “Edit” - “
:
Set”.
Slide the jog lever repeatedly until the
number of the desired first track
appears in the display, and then press
the jog lever.
This selects the first track of a new
group. If the disc contains groups,
only the first track number of each
group is displayed.
Slide the jog lever repeatedly until the
number of the desired last track
appears in the display, and then press
the jog lever.
This selects the last track of the new
group and the group can be labeled. If
the disc contains groups, only the last
track number of each group is
displayed.
5-way control key
(NENT)
1
2
3
4
x
Enter the menu and select “Edit” “
: Set”.
Turn the jog dial until the number of
the desired first track appears in the
display, and then press NENT to
enter.
Turn the jog dial until the number of
the desired last track appears in the
display, and then press NENT to
enter.
Label a group (see “Labeling”
(page 61)).
63
Releasing a group
setting (Group Release)
Select a group you want to release and
check the contents (see “Playing tracks in
a group (Group Play)” (page 45)).
2
3
Enter the menu and select “Edit” “
: Release”.
“Group Release?” and “PUSH
YES:ENTER NO:CANCEL” appear
alternately in the display.
Press NENT to release a group.
DISPLAY
Moving recorded tracks
or groups (Move)
x
You can change the order of the recorded
tracks or groups.
Jog lever
1
2
3
4
DISPLAY
Select a group that you want to
release and check the contents (see
page 45).
x
Press x.
Enter the menu and select “Edit” “
: Release”.
“Release?” and “PushENTER”
appear in the display.
Press the jog lever to release a group.
The group setting of the selected
group is released.
On the recorder
Jog lever
Changing the order of a track
on a disc
When you move tracks, track numbers are
automatically renumbered.
Example
Move track C (track number 3) from the third to the
second track.
Jog dial
NAVI/MENU
A
B
C
D
C
B
D
Before moving
A
5-way control key
(NENT)
1
64
x
Do steps 1 and 2 of “Releasing a
group setting (Group Release)” on the
remote control procedures (page 64).
After moving
1
2
While playing the track you want to
move, enter the menu and select
“Edit” - “Move” - “
: Move”.
The selected track number appears in
the display.
Slide the jog lever repeatedly until the
destination track number flashes in
the display.
For the example, since track C will be
moved to track “02”, slide the jog
lever until “003 t Tr02” appears in
the display.
Moving a track in a disc with
group setting
You can move a track from one group out
of the group or to another group. You can
also move a track that does not belong to a
group to an existing group.
Disc
Group 2
Group 1
1 2 3 4
5 6
1 2 3 4
Group 3
1 2 3
Moving track number 2 in group
1 to track number 3 in group 2
3
Press the jog lever to enter the
selection.
The track moves to the selected
destination track.
Disc
Group 2
Group 1
1 2 3
1
2
4 5
1 2 3 4 5
Group 3
1 2 3
Do step 1 of “Changing the order of a
track on a disc” (page 64).
When moving a track out of a group,
skip this step.
When moving a track into a different
group, slide the jog lever repeatedly
until the destination group appears in
the display, and then press the jog
lever.
continued
65
3
Slide the jog lever repeatedly until the
destination track number appears in
the display, and then press the jog
lever to enter the selection.
On the recorder
Jog dial
NAVI/MENU
Example: When moving the track to the track
number “03” in the second group (GP02).
Changing the order of a
group on a disc
1
2
While playing a track within a group
whose order you want to change,
enter the menu and select “Edit” “Move” - “
: Move”.
The group number to which the
currently playing track belongs
appears in the display.
Slide the jog lever to select the
destination point on the disc, and then
press the jog lever to enter the
selection.
Example: When moving the first group (01) to
the second group (02).
z
If the track or group has been labeled, slide the
jog lever towards > to make the track or
group name appear in the display during
operation. Slide the jog lever towards . to
return to the track or group number display.
Note
If all tracks are moved out of the group, the
group automatically disappears from the disc.
66
5-way control key
(NENT)
x
Changing the order of a track
on a disc
1
2
3
While playing the track you want to
move, enter the menu and select
“Edit” - “Move” - “
: Move”.
Turn the jog dial until the destination
track number flashes in the display.
Press NENT to enter the selection.
The track moves to the selected
destination track.
Moving a track in a disc with
group settings
Changing the order of a group
on a disc
1
1
2
3
Do step 1 of “Changing the order of a
track on a disc” (page 66).
When moving a track out of a group,
skip this step.
When moving a track to a different
group, turn the jog dial until the
destination group appears in the
display, and then press NENT.
Turn the jog dial until the destination
track number appears in the display,
and then press NENT to enter the
selection.
2
While playing a track within a group
whose order you want to change,
enter the menu and select “Edit” “Move” - “
: Move”.
Turn the jog dial to select the
destination point on the disc, and then
press NENT to enter the selection.
Example: Moving the first group in the disc
(Group01) to the position between the
second (Group02) and the third (Group03)
group.
z
If the track or group has been labeled, press the
5-way control key towards > to make the
track or group name appear in the display
during operation. Press the control key towards
. to return to the track or group number
display.
67
Erasing tracks and the
entire disc (Erase)
You can erase unnecessary tracks or all
tracks on a disc.
When erasing tracks that have
been transferred from the
computer
If you erased tracks that have been
transferred from the computer, the
transfer authorization of the tracks will be
as follows.
• If the tracks were transferred in Hi-MD
mode, the transfer authorization of the
tracks are restored automatically when
you insert the disc into the recorder and
then connect the recorder to the
computer.
• If the tracks were transferred in MD
mode, the transfer authorization of the
tracks is lost. If you do not want to lose
the transfer authorization, restore the
authorization by transferring the tracks
to the computer again before erasing
them.
To erase a track
Note that once a recording has
been erased, you cannot retrieve it.
Make sure of the track you are
erasing.
1
2
While playing the track you want to
erase, enter the menu and select
“Edit” - “Erase” - “
: Erase”.
“Erase OK?” and “PushENTER”
appear in the display.
Press the jog lever to erase the track.
The track is erased and the next track
starts to play. All the tracks after the
one erased are automatically
renumbered.
Note
If all tracks in a group are erased, the group is
automatically deleted from the disc.
To erase a part of a track
Add track marks at the beginning and the
end of the part you want to erase, then
erase the part (page 70).
Note
You cannot erase non-audio data (for example,
text data or image data) on a disc used in HiMD mode.
DISPLAY
You can erase tracks in a selected group.
Note that once a recording has
been erased, you cannot retrieve it.
Be sure to check the contents of
the group before you erase it.
1
x
Jog lever
68
To erase a group
2
3
Select a group you want to erase and
check the contents (see page 45).
Press x.
Enter the menu and select “Edit” “Erase” - “
: Erase”.
The group name and “Erase OK?”
appear, and “PushENTER” appear in
the display.
4
Press the jog lever to erase the group.
The group is erased.
On the recorder
To erase the whole disc
You can quickly erase all the tracks and
data of the disc at the same time.
Note that once a recording has
been erased, you cannot retrieve it.
Be sure to check the contents of
the disc before you erase it.
In case of a Hi-MD disc or standard disc
in Hi-MD mode, only audio data is
erased. Other data such as text or image
data will not be erased.
1
2
3
4
Play the disc you want to erase to
check the contents.
Jog dial
5-way control key
(NENT)
x
To erase a track
1
Press x.
Enter the menu and select “Edit” “Erase” - “AllErase”.
“Erase OK?” and “PushENTER”
appear in the display.
Press the jog lever to erase the whole
disc.
“SYS WRITE” appears in the display,
and all the tracks will be erased.
When erasing completes, “NO
TRACK” appears in the display in
Hi-MD mode and “BLANKDISC”
and “00:00” appear in MD mode.
NAVI/MENU
2
While playing the track you want to
erase, enter the menu and select
“Edit” - “Erase” - “
: Erase”.
“Erase OK?” and “PUSH
YES:ENTER NO:CANCEL” appear
in the display.
If the selected track was transferred
from the computer, “TrkFromPC
Erase OK?” appears in the display.
Press NENT to erase the track.
To erase a group
1
Select a group you want to erase and
check the contents (see page 49).
2
3
Press x.
4
Press NENT to erase the group.
The group is erased.
Enter the menu and select “Edit” “Erase” - “
: Erase”.
“Group Erase OK?” and “PUSH
YES:ENTER NO:CANCEL” appear
in the display.
If the selected group contains tracks
that have been transferred from the
computer, “TrkFromPC Erase OK?”
appears in the display.
69
To erase the whole disc
1
2
3
4
Dividing a track (Divide)
Play the disc you want to erase to
check the contents.
Press x.
Enter the menu and select “Edit” “Erase” - “AllErase”.
“ALL TRACK Erase OK?” and
“PUSH YES:ENTER NO:CANCEL”
appear in the display.
If the disc contains tracks that have
been transferred from the computer,
“TrkFromPC Erase OK?” appears in
the display.
Press NENT to erase the whole
disc.
“SYSTEM FILE WRITING” appears
in the display, and all the tracks will
be erased.
When erasing completes, “NO
TRACK” appears in the display in
Hi-MD mode and “BLANKDISC”
and “00:00” appear in MD mode.
You can divide a track with a track mark,
creating a new track from the part
following the track mark. You can also
make fine adjustments to the track mark
position before making the actual
division. The track numbers will increase
as follows.
This operation can be done on the
recorder only.
Notes
• You cannot add a track mark on a track that
has been transferred from your computer.
• You cannot divide a track that has been
recorded in Hi-MD mode using the MD
Simple Burner software.
• The Bookmark and Program settings will be
erased if you carry out the Divide function.
• You cannot divide a track at its beginning or
end.
• You cannot divide a track if after the division
causes the total number of tracks on the disc to
exceed the maximum allowed (2,047 tracks
for a disc used in Hi-MD mode or 254 tracks
for a standard disc).
1
2
3
4
4
5
Track marking
1
2
3
Track numbers increase.
5-way control key
(NENT, ., >)
70
T MARK
Dividing a track directly
2
While playing or pausing, press T MARK
on the recorder at the point you want to
mark.
“MARK ON” appears in the display, and
a track mark is added. The track number
will increase by one.
Adjusting the dividing point
before dividing a track
(Divide Rehearsal)
1
While playing, press T MARK for 2
seconds or more.
Four seconds of the track from the
point T MARK is pressed is played
back repeatedly.
Press the 5-way control key towards
. or > to adjust the point to
divide.
Pressing the control key moves the
dividing point forward or backwards.
The dividing point can be moved up
to a maximum of 8 seconds forward
or backwards from the point
T MARK was pressed in step 1.
The point
T MARK is
pressed in
step 1.
The dividing point shifts a
maximum of 8 seconds
forward or backwards.
The moved four-second interval plays back
repeatedly.
The point T MARK is pressed.
3
Press NENT to enter the dividing
point.
z
Four seconds of the track plays back
repeatedly.
You can use the Speed Control function during
the Divide Rehearsal function. This allows you
to reduce the playback speed (page 56) to carry
out the division more accurately.
To add track marks while
recording (except while
synchro-recording)
Press T MARK on the recorder at the
point you want to add a track mark.
You can use Time Mark to add track
marks automatically at specified intervals
(except while digital recording) (page 39).
71
Combining tracks
(Combine)
When you record with analog (line) input,
unnecessary track marks may be recorded
where recording level is low. You can
erase a track mark to combine the tracks
before and after the track mark.
The track numbers will change as follows.
This operation can be done on the
recorder only.
2
3
Find the track mark by pressing the 5way control key towards .
slightly.
For example, to erase the third track
mark, find the beginning of the third
track. “00:00” appears in the display.
“MARK” appears in the display for a
few seconds.
Press T MARK to erase the mark.
“MARK OFF” appears in the display.
The track mark is erased and the two
tracks are combined.
Notes
• You cannot erase a track mark on a track that
has been transferred from your computer.
• You cannot erase a track mark on a track that
has been recorded in Hi-MD mode using the
MD Simple Burner software.
• You cannot combine tracks recorded in
different recording mode.
1
2
3
4
Erase a track mark
1
2
3
Track numbers decrease
5-way control key
(.)
T MARK
X
1
72
While playing the track with the track
mark you want to erase, press X to
pause.
z
When a track mark is erased when you combine
two tracks, the recording date and title of the
second track changes to those of the first track.
Note
When you erase a track mark between the two
consecutive tracks that are assigned into
different groups, the second track is re-assigned
into the group containing the first track. In
addition, if you combine a track that is assigned
to a group with a track that is not assigned to a
group (two consecutive tracks), the second
track takes the same registration setting as the
first track.
Formatting the disc
(Format)
DISPLAY
When using a disc in Hi-MD mode, you
can use the Format function to restore a
disc to the condition it was in at the time
of purchase.
You can use this function only when using
a disc in Hi-MD mode.
Disc
type
After disc formatting
1GB
Hi-MD
disc
“NO TRACK” appears.
All data including non-audio
data will be erased.
x
Jog lever
1
2
NOTE: Transfer authorization
of the transferred tracks can be
restored by inserting the disc
into the recorder and
connecting the recorder to the
computer.
60/74/80minute
standard
disc
“BLANKDISC” appears.
All data including non-audio
data will be erased. You can
then use the disc again in either
MD mode or Hi-MD mode.
NOTE: Transfer authorization
of the transferred tracks will
decrease by one.
While the recorder is stopped, enter
the menu and select “Edit” “Format”.
Slide the jog lever repeatedly until
“YES” appears in the display, and
then press the jog lever to enter the
selection.
When formatting completes, “NO
TRACK” appears in the display if a
1GB Hi-MD disc is inserted in the
recorder, or “BLANKDISC” appears
if a standard disc in Hi-MD mode is
inserted.
On the recorder
Jog dial
NAVI/MENU
Notes
• By formatting a disc, all data (including nonaudio data) will be erased. If you think a disc
contains such data, insert the disc into the
recorder and connect the recorder to the
computer to check the contents of the disc.
• If you format a disc, the transferred tracks on
the disc will also be erased and the number of
transfer authorizations for those tracks will be
decreased by one. To prevent the reduction in
transfer authorizations, restore the transfer
authorization by transferring the tracks to the
computer again before formatting the disc.
• The operation mode set in the “Disc Mode”
menu is applied to a blank 60/74/80-minute
standard disc used on the recorder even if a
different operation mode was selected in the
SonicStage software or a different operation
mode appeared on the display after the disc
was formatted by the SonicStage software.
5-way control key
(NENT)
1
2
x
While the recorder is stopped, enter
the menu and select “Edit” “Format”.
Turn the jog dial until “YES” appears
in the display, and then press NENT
to enter the selection.
73
Other operations
Changing the displayed
menu items (Menu
Mode)
You can specify the display of all items in
the menu (Advanced mode) or only basic
items (Simple mode).
Refer to “List of menus” (page 29) to
check the menu items that cannot be
displayed.
Protecting your hearing
(AVLS)
The AVLS (Automatic Volume Limiter
System) function keeps down the
maximum volume to protect your ears.
DISPLAY
DISPLAY
Jog lever
1
Jog lever
1
2
2
Enter the menu and select “Option” “Menu Mode”.
Slide the jog lever repeatedly until
“Simple” or “Advanced” appears in
the display, and then press the jog
lever to enter the selection.
On the recorder
Jog dial
Enter the menu and select “Option” “AVLS”.
Slide the jog lever repeatedly until
“AVLS On” appears in the display,
and then press the jog lever to enter
the selection.
When you try to turn the volume too
high, “AVLS” appears in the display.
The volume is kept to a moderate
level.
To cancel the AVLS
Select “AVLS Off” in step 2.
NAVI/MENU
On the recorder
Jog dial
NAVI/MENU
5-way control key
(NENT)
1
2
74
Enter the menu and select “Option” “Menu Mode”.
Turn the jog dial until “Simple” or
“Advanced” appears in the display,
and then press NENT to enter the
selection.
5-way control key
(NENT)
1
Enter the menu and select “Option” “AVLS”.
2
Turn the jog dial until “AVLS On”
appears in the display, and then press
NENT to enter the selection.
2
Turn the jog dial until “Beep Off”
appears in the display, and then press
NENT to enter the selection.
Turning off the beep
sound
Turning on/off the
backlight
You can turn off/on the beep sound on the
recorder and the remote control.
The backlight of the display window of
the remote control can be set to remain on
or off.
DISPLAY
DISPLAY
Jog lever
1
2
Jog lever
Enter the menu and select “Option” “Beep”.
Slide the jog lever repeatedly until
“Beep Off” appears in the display,
and then press the jog lever to enter
the selection.
1
2
To turn on the beep sound
Select “Beep On” in step 2.
On the recorder
Jog dial
Slide the jog lever repeatedly until the
desired item appears in the display,
and then press the jog lever to enter
the selection.
Display
Setting
Auto
The backlight lights when
you operate the recorder or
the remote control, and
automatically turns off when
no operation is made for a
few seconds.
On
The backlight lights when
the recorder is operating.
Off
The backlight stays off.
NAVI/MENU
5-way control key
(NENT)
1
While the recorder is stopped, enter
the menu and select “Option” “Backlight”.
Enter the menu and select “Option” “Beep”.
75
z
Storing the settings for
individual discs
(Disc Memory)
The recorder is factory set to
automatically store settings for each disc.
The recorder automatically stores the
settings for a disc and retrieves them
whenever the disc is inserted.
The following setting can be stored:
• Program play
• Bookmark
• “Custom1” and “Custom2” settings of
6-Band Equalizer
You can check the setting as follows.
When “Disc Mem” is set to “On”, “Disc Mem”
(“Disc Memory” on the recorder) appears
whenever a disc for which settings have been
stored is inserted.
Notes
• Settings for up to 64 discs can be stored. Any
settings stored afterwards will replace the
settings with the lowest frequency of use
among the 64. The numbers of discs that can
be stored depend on the numbers of tracks
recorded on the discs. More tracks recorded
per disc means fewer discs can be stored.
• If you try to erase the disc information of a
disc that have never been stored,
“NoDiscMem” (“NO DISC MEMORY” on
the recorder) appears in the display for a few
seconds.
DISPLAY
On the recorder
Jog dial
NAVI/MENU
Jog lever
1
2
Slide the jog lever repeatedly until
“On” appears in the display, and then
press the jog lever to enter the
selection.
5-way control key
(NENT)
1
Remove the disc from the recorder,
enter the menu and select “Option” “Disc Mem”.
To set the recorder so that
disc settings are not stored
Select “Off” in step 2.
2
Erasing the disc information
Erasing the disc information
1
Insert the disc whose information is
to be erased and verify its contents.
1
Select “1MemErase” in step 2.
The disc information is erased.
2
2
76
Remove the disc from the recorder,
enter the menu and select “Option” “Disc Mem”.
Turn the jog dial until “On” appears
in the display, and then press NENT
to enter the selection.
Insert the disc whose information is
to be erased and verify its contents.
Select “1MemErase” in step 2.
Starting the playback
quickly (Quick Mode)
On the recorder
Jog dial
NAVI/MENU
The recorder is factory set to quickly start
playback after the playback button is
pressed.
You can check the setting as follows.
DISPLAY
5-way control key
(NENT)
1
Jog lever
1
2
While the recorder is stopped or
playing, enter the menu and select
“Option” - “QuickMode”.
2
Enter the menu and select “Option” “QuickMode”.
Turn the jog dial until “Quick On”
appears in the display, and then press
NENT to enter the selection.
Slide the jog lever repeatedly until
“Quick On” appears in the display,
and then press the jog lever to enter
the selection.
If you will not use the recorder
for a long time
Select “Quick Off” in step 2.
You can minimize battery drain while the
recorder is not being used.
Note
When the quick mode is set to “Quick On”, the
power remains on within the recorder even
when nothing appears in the display. When the
rechargeable battery becomes completely
drained, the internal power supply of the
recorder turns off automatically.
77
Selecting the disc
mode (Disc Mode)
On the recorder
Jog dial
When you insert a 60/74/80-minute
standard disc (blank) into the recorder,
you can use this function to specify use of
the disc in Hi-MD mode or MD mode.
If you want to use the disc recorded on
this unit on another component that does
not support Hi-MD, record the disc with
“Disc Mode” in the menu set to “MD”.
DISPLAY
5-way control key
(NENT)
1
2
Jog lever
1
2
Enter the menu and select “Option” “Disc Mode”.
Slide the jog lever repeatedly until
“Hi-MD” (factory setting) or “MD”
appears in the display, and then press
the jog lever to enter the selection.
Notes
• Even if you select “MD” as the “Disc Mode”
setting, the operation mode can only be “HiMD” when using a 1GB Hi-MD disc.
• The operation mode set in the “Disc Mode”
menu is applied to a blank 60/74/80-minute
standard disc used on the recorder even if a
different operation mode was selected in the
SonicStage software or a different operation
mode appeared on the display after the disc
was formatted by the SonicStage software.
78
NAVI/MENU
Enter the menu and select “Option” “Disc Mode”.
Turn the jog dial until “Hi-MD” or
“MD” appears in the display, and then
press NENT to enter the selection.
Adjusting the contrast
of the display window
(Contrast Adjustment)
Changing the
operational direction of
the display
You can adjust the contrast of the display
window on the recorder.
This function can be set with the recorder
only.
When you turn the jog dial clockwise, the
display scrolls downward. This is the
factory setting. You can change the
factory setting to scroll in the opposite
direction.
This function can be set with the recorder
only.
Jog dial
NAVI/MENU
Jog dial
NAVI/MENU
5-way control key
(NENT)
1
2
5-way control key
(NENT)
While the recorder is stopped, enter
the menu and select “Option” “Contrast”.
Turn the jog dial to adjust the
contrast, and then press NENT to
enter the selection.
Note
You cannot adjust the contrast of the display on
the remote control.
1
2
Enter the menu and select “Option” “Jog Dial”.
Turn the jog dial until “Reverse”
appears in the display, and then press
NENT to enter the selection.
To turn the setting to normal
Select “Default” in step 2.
79
Using the recorder with a computer
What you can do
through connection
with a computer
Connecting the
recorder to your
computer
To use the recorder connected to a
computer, you must install the software
from the supplied CD-ROM. For details
on the installation procedure, refer to the
“Software Operation” section.
When you connect the dedicated USB
cable directly to the USB connecting jack
on the recorder, power (bus power) is
supplied from the USB port of the
computer. This allows the recorder to be
used without power being supplied from
the battery.
When using the supplied
softwares
For detailed explanations, see the
“Software Operation” section or online
help.
• Transfer audio data between the
computer and the recorder
The supplied SonicStage software
enables you to transfer audio data
between the recorder and the computer.
When a disc used in Hi-MD mode is
inserted in the recorder, tracks recorded
with a microphone or from a CD player
to the recorder can be migrated to your
computer.
• Record directly from a CD to an MD
The supplied MD Simple Burner
software enables you to record a CD in
the computer’s CD-ROM drive directly
to a disc in the recorder.
When using the disc in the
recorder as a storage device
When using a disc in Hi-MD mode, the
recorder appears in the Windows Explorer
as an external drive, allowing you to
transfer non-audio data such as text and
image files. For details, refer to “Storing
non-audio data to a disc” (page 82).
z
If you play audio files using the software, the
sound is output from the computer speakers
during Hi-MD mode and from the headphones/
earphones connected to the recorder during MD
mode.
80
Notes
• When using Windows 2000 Professional
Be sure the dedicated USB cable is
disconnected before turning on or restarting
the computer. If the dedicated USB cable is
connected at this time, but then disconnected
afterwards, the computer may not recognize
the recorder the next time you connect the
dedicated USB cable. When the computer
does not recognize the recorder, disconnect
the dedicated USB cable, restart the computer,
and then reconnect the dedicated USB cable.
The problem described here may be resolved
by updating your Windows operating system
so that it contains all the latest features.
• When using Windows ME or Windows 98SE
If you connect the recorder to the computer
with the disc mode on the recorder set to “HiMD” (factory setting), and then insert a 60/74/
80-minute standard disc, the operation mode
of the disc may automatically change to HiMD mode even if you do not record anything.
• When using Windows ME or Windows 98SE
When you disconnect the dedicated USB
cable, the message “Unsafe Removal of
Device” appears in the computer display. This
is not a problem. Merely click “OK” to make
the message disappear.
When you unplug the
dedicated USB cable from the
computer or remove the disc
from the recorder
Be sure to remove the recorder or the disc
as follows. If not, damage to the data may
occur.
Computer
To the USB port
Dedicated
USB cable
1
2
3
To the
USB cable
connecting jack
Make sure that “REC” is not
displayed in the display window.
Press x on the recorder.
“EJECT DISC OK” appears in the
display.
Depending on the conditions, it may
take some time until “EJECT DISC
OK” appears in the display.
Unplug the dedicated USB cable
from the computer or remove the disc
from the recorder.
Notes
1
2
Insert a recordable disc into the
recorder.
Make connections as follows.
1 Connect the dedicated USB cable to
the recorder and to the computer.
2 Make sure the recorder is stopped
and HOLD is released.
3
Check the connections.
When the connections have been
properly made, “PC – –MD” appears
in the display.
• If you use the recorder connected to the
computer, it is recommended that you connect
the AC power adaptor or insert a fully charged
rechargeable battery or new alkaline dry
battery as a precaution against power failures,
disconnection of the dedicated USB cable or
other unforeseen occurrences. We do not
assure the results should there be a misoperation, transfer failures, or destruction of
audio data caused by unforeseen occurrences.
• If you disconnect the dedicated USB cable
from the recorder and want to reconnect it,
make sure to wait at least 2 seconds before
connecting it again.
• Make sure to place the recorder at a stable,
vibration-free place during recording.
• Make sure not to connect the recorder to your
computer during recording or playing.
• The system may malfunction if your computer
changes to system suspend, sleep, or
hibernation mode while connecting to the
recorder. Make sure to disable any changes to
suspend, sleep, or hibernation mode.
• Make sure not to connect the recorder and the
computer through a USB hub.
• It is not possible to charge the rechargeable
battery in the recorder while using the bus
power connection.
81
• We do not ensure trouble-free operation on all
computers that satisfy the system
requirements.
Storing non-audio data
to a disc
If you connect the recorder to a computer
with a disc in Hi-MD mode inserted, the
disc is recognized as storage media by the
Windows Explorer, allowing you to store
non-audio data such as text data or image
data.
For the storage space for each disc, refer
to the next page.
When you insert a disc in Hi-MD mode
into the recorder and make connection
with the computer, the recorder is
recognized as an external device and can
be viewed on the Windows Explorer. You
can use the recorder in the same way as
other devices.
Notes
• When the SonicStage software is active, the
recorder is not recognized as a data storage
device.
• If you format a disc on the computer, make
sure to format the disc using the SonicStage
software.
• Make sure not to delete the file management
folder (HMDHIFI folder and HI-MD.IND
folder) on the Windows Explorer.
82
The storage space for each disc (formatted with the recorder/the
SonicStage software)
Disc type
Total size
Disc management
space1)
Free space
60-minute
standard disc
219 MB
(229,965,824 bytes)
832 KB
(851,968 bytes)
218 MB
(229,113,856 bytes)
74-minute
standard disc
270 MB
(283,312,128 bytes)
832 KB
(851,968 bytes)
269 MB
(282,460,160 bytes)
80-minute
standard disc
291 MB
(305,856,512 bytes)
832 KB
(851,968 bytes)
290 MB
(305,004,544 bytes)
Hi-MD disc
964 MB
(1,011,613,696 bytes)
832 KB
(851,968 bytes)
963 MB
(1,010,761,728 bytes)
1) This
is space that is used for managing the files on the disc.
83
Additional information
• Never wrap the recorder in anything when it is
Precautions
On safety
Do not put any foreign objects in the DC IN 3V
jack.
being used with the AC power adaptor. Heat
build-up in the recorder may cause
malfunction or damage.
On the headphones/earphones
Road safety
On power sources
• Use house current, nickel metal hydride
rechargeable battery, or LR6 (size AA)
battery.
• For use in your house: For the supplied battery
charging stand, use the AC power adaptor
supplied with this recorder. Do not use any
other AC power adaptor since it may cause the
recorder to malfunction.
Polarity of the plug
• Connect the AC power adaptor to an easily
accessible AC outlet. Should you notice an
abnormality in the AC power adaptor,
disconnect it from the AC outlet immediately.
• The recorder is not disconnected from the AC
power source (mains) as long as it is
connected to the wall outlet, even if the
recorder itself has been turned off.
• If you are not going to use this recorder for a
long time, be sure to disconnect the power
supply (AC power adaptor, dry battery, or
rechargeable battery). To remove the AC
power adaptor from the wall outlet, grasp the
adaptor plug itself; never pull the cord.
Do not use headphones/earphones while
driving, cycling, or operating any motorized
vehicle. It may create a traffic hazard and is
illegal in many areas. It can also be potentially
dangerous to play your recorder at high volume
while walking, especially at pedestrian
crossings. You should exercise extreme caution
or discontinue use in potentially hazardous
situations.
Preventing hearing damage
Avoid using headphones/earphones at high
volume. Hearing experts advise against
continuous, loud and extended play. If you
experience a ringing in your ears, reduce the
volume or discontinue use.
Caring for others
Keep the volume at a moderate level. This will
allow you to hear outside sounds and to be
considerate of the people around you.
On the remote control
The supplied remote control is designed for use
with this recorder only. The recorder cannot be
operated with a remote control that was
supplied with another device.
On charging
On heat build-up
• The supplied battery charging stand can be
Heat may build up in the recorder if it is used
for an extended period of time. This, however,
is not a malfunction.
used only with this recorder. Any other
models cannot be charged.
• Do not use the supplied battery charging stand
to charge any other battery beside the supplied
one or the one designated for it (NH-10WM).
• Be sure to use the supplied AC power adaptor.
• Charge the rechargeable battery at a
temperature of +5° C (+41° F) to +35° C
(+95° F).
• The battery charging stand and the recorder
may become hot during the charging
procedure; this, however poses no danger.
On installation
• If you use the recorder at a place subject to
static or electrical noise, the recording may
not be properly done or the recorded data may
be lost. If you perform a transfer operation at
such a place, the track’s transfer authorization
may be lost.
• Never use the recorder where it will be
subjected to extremes of light, temperature,
moisture or vibration.
84
• Because of the battery’s characteristics, the
On batteries
capacity of the rechargeable battery may be
smaller than normal when it is used for the
first time or after a long period of disuse. In
this case, charge and discharge the battery
several times. The normal battery life will be
restored.
• If the capacity of the rechargeable battery
drops to half the normal amount, replace with
the new one.
• If the recorder will be unused for a long time,
remove the rechargeable battery, remove the
recorder from the battery charging stand and
remove the AC power adaptor from the wall
outlet.
Incorrect battery usage may lead to leakage of
battery fluid or bursting battery. To prevent
such accidents, observe the following
precautions:
• Install the + and – poles of the batteries
correctly.
• When the recorder is not to be used for a long
time, be sure to remove the batteries.
• If a battery leak should develop, carefully and
thoroughly wipe away battery fluid from the
battery compartment before inserting new
ones.
On the dry battery case
The supplied dry battery case is designated for
this recorder only.
On mechanical noise
The recorder gives off mechanical noise while
operating, which is caused by the power-saving
system of the recorder and it is not a problem.
To protect a recorded disc
On the MiniDisc cartridge
• When carrying or storing the MiniDisc, keep
it in its case.
• Do not break open the shutter.
• Do not place the cartridge where it will be
To record-protect a disc, slide open the tab at
the side of the disc. In this position, the disc
cannot be recorded. To record again, slide the
tab back so the tab is visible.
subject to light, extreme temperatures,
moisture or dust.
• Attach the supplied disc label only in the
space designated for it on the disc. Do not
stick it on any other disc surface.
Tab
On cleaning
• Clean the recorder casing with a soft cloth
slightly moistened with water or a mild
detergent solution. Do not use any type of
abrasive pad, scouring powder or solvent such
as alcohol or benzene as it may mar the finish
of the casing.
• Wipe the disc cartridge with a dry cloth to
remove dirt.
• Dust on the lens may prevent the unit from
operating properly. Be sure to close the disc
compartment lid after inserting or ejecting a
disc.
• To obtain the best sound quality, use a dry
cloth to wipe the plugs of the headphones/
earphones or the remote control. Dirty plugs
may cause sound distortion or intermittent
breaks in the sound.
Back of the disc
Recorded material is
protected.
Recorded material is
not protected.
85
On maintenance
Clean the terminals periodically with a cotton
swab or a soft cloth as illustrated.
Specifications
Audio playing system
MiniDisc digital audio system
Laser diode properties
Material: GaAlAs
Wavelength: λ = 790 nm
Emission duration: continuous
Laser output: less than 44.6 µW
(This output is the value measured at a distance
of 200 mm from the lens surface on the optical
pick-up block with 7 mm aperture.)
Recording and playback time
If you have any questions or problems
concerning your recorder, please consult your
nearest Sony dealer. (If a trouble occurred when
the disc was in the recorder, we recommend that
the disc be left in the recorder when you consult
your Sony dealer so that the cause of trouble
may be better understood.)
When using HMD1G (1GB disc):
Maximum 34 hours in Hi-LP stereo
When using MDW-80 in Hi-MD mode:
Maximum 10 hours and 10 min. in Hi-LP
stereo
When using MDW-80 in MD mode:
Maximum 160 min. in monaural
Maximum 320 min. in LP4 stereo
Revolutions
350 rpm to 3,000 rpm (CLV)
Error correction
Hi-MD:
LDC (Long Distance Code)/BIS (Burst
Indicator Subcode)
MD:
ACIRC (Advanced Cross Interleave Reed
Solomon Code)
Sampling frequency
44.1 kHz
Sampling rate converter
Input: 32 kHz/44.1 kHz/48 kHz
Coding
Hi-MD:
ATRAC3plus (Adaptive TRansform
Acoustic Coding 3 plus)
MD:
ATRAC
ATRAC3 — LP2/LP4
Modulation system
Hi-MD:
1-7RLL (Run Length Limited)/PRML
(Partial Response Maximum Likelihood)
MD:
EFM (Eight to Fourteen Modulation)
Frequency response
20 to 20,000 Hz ± 3 dB
86
Inputs1)
Optional accessories
MIC: stereo mini-jack
(minimum input level 0.13 mV)
Line in:
stereo mini-jack for analog input
(minimum input level 49 mV)
optical (digital) mini-jack for optical
(digital) input
Optical Cable
POC-151HG, POC-152HG, POC-MZ1,
POC-MZ2, POC-15B, POC-15AB, POCDA12SP
Line Cable
RK-G129, RK-G136
Stereo Microphones
ECM-MS907, ECM-MS957
MDR-series Stereo Headphones/earphones*
SRS-series Active Speakers
Recordable MDs MDW-series
Recordable Hi-MD disc
HMD1G
Outputs
i/LINE OUT2): stereo mini-jack (dedicated
remote control jack)/194 mV (10 kΩ)
Maximum output (DC)2)
Headphones:
3 mW + 3 mW (16 Ω) (European models)
5 mW + 5 mW (16 Ω) (Other models)
Power requirements
Sony AC Power Adaptor connected at the DC
IN 3V jack:
120 V AC, 60 Hz (Models for USA, Canada,
Mexico and Taiwan)
240 V AC, 50 Hz (Model for Australia)
220 V AC, 50 Hz (Models for China and
Argentine)
100 - 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz (Other models)
The recorder:
Nickel metal hydride rechargeable battery
NH-10WM 1.2V 900 mAh (MIN) Ni-MH
LR6 (size AA) alkaline battery
Battery charging stand:
AC power adaptor DC 3V
Your dealer may not handle some of the above
listed accessories. Please ask the dealer for
detailed information about the accessories in
your country.
∗ When using optional headphones, use only
headphones/earphones with stereo mini
plugs. You cannot use headphones/
earphones with micro plugs.
Operating temperature
+5° C (+41° F) to +35° C (+95° F)
Battery operation time3)
See “Battery life” (page 20)
Dimensions
Approx. 81.3 × 77.8 × 21.2 mm (w/h/d)
(31/4 × 31/8 × 27/32 in.) (excluding projecting
parts and controls)
Mass
Approx. 110 g (3.9 oz) (the recorder only)
Approx. 133 g (4.7 oz) (including the
rechargeable battery)
1)The
LINE IN (OPT) jack is used to connect
either a digital (optical) cable or a line
(analog) cable.
2)The i/LINE OUT jack connects either
headphones/earphones or a line cable.
3)Measured in accordance with JEITA.
US and foreign patents licensed from Dolby
Laboratories.
Design and specifications are subject to change
without notice.
87
Troubleshooting and explanations
Troubleshooting
If a problem occurs during recorder operation, follow the steps described below before
consulting the nearest Sony dealer. If any messages appear, it is recommended to take
notes.
1
2
Check to see if the problem is listed in, “Troubleshooting” (page 88).
Check “Messages” (page 96) for the problem as well.
If after step 1 you still cannot solve the problem, consult your nearest Sony dealer.
While charging
88
Symptom
Cause/Remedy
The rechargeable
battery does not start
charging. The
rechargeable battery
cannot be fully
charged.
• The rechargeable battery has been inserted incorrectly or the AC
power adaptor has been connected incorrectly.
, Insert the rechargeable battery correctly or connect the AC
power adaptor correctly.
• Because of the battery’s characteristics, the capacity of the
rechargeable battery may be smaller than normal when it is used for
the first time or after a long period of disuse.
, Charge and discharge the battery several times. The normal
battery life will be restored.
• The rechargeable battery is drained (nothing appears in the display
window).
, Charge the rechargeable battery. It takes one minute after
placing the recorder on the battery charging stand for an
indication to appear and charging to start. If charging does not
start even after a minute, replace the recorder on the battery
charging stand again.
• The surrounding temperature is too high or too low (“CHARGE
5° C–35° C 41F–95F” appears in the display).
, Charge the battery at a temperature of +5° C (+41° F) to +35° C
(+95° F).
The rechargeable
battery has become
drained even when the
recorder was not used
for a while.
• The quick mode was set to “Quick On”.
, If you set the quick mode to “Quick On”, the power stays on
inside recorder even when there is no operation, causing the
rechargeable battery life to shorten (page 77). If the
rechargeable battery is not fully charged, the battery may
become drained after a while. If this happens, charge the
rechargeable battery again (page 17).
Even when fully
charged, the life of the
battery is only about
half what it normally
is.
• The useful life of the rechargeable battery may be ending.
, Replace the rechargeable battery with the new one.
The battery charging
stand and the recorder
become hot during the
charging procedure.
• This is normal and poses no danger.
While recording
Symptom
Cause/Remedy
“NotENOUGH
POWER TO REC”
appears and recording
cannot be done on a
1GB Hi-MD disc.
• Recording is not possible when using a 1GB Hi-MD disc even when
the battery level indication shows enough power remaining while
the recorder is stopped or playing. This is because of a mechanism
that disables recording when the remaining battery power is
estimated by the recorder to be insufficient due to the high power
consumption required for 1GB Hi-MD disc recording.
, Connect the AC power adaptor to the recorder or insert a fully
charged rechargeable battery or a new alkaline dry battery.
• This is a system limitation. 2.0MB is the capacity of the reserve
The remaining
domain.
recording time appears
as “–0:00:00” and
recording cannot be
done, even though
2.0MB of free space is
displayed.
The recorder always
creates a new group
when recording.
• The group recording (“
:REC”) is set to “
: REC On”. (You
cannot overwrite tracks.)
, Set the group recording setting to “
: REC Off” (page 41).
The first few seconds
of a track cannot be
recorded.
• If you start recording while the disc indication is rotating, data will
not be recorded to the first few seconds of the first track.
, Wait until the disc indication stops rotating before you start
recording.
Recording cannot be
done correctly.
• Audio sources may not be securely connected.
, Disconnect the audio sources once and connect them again
(pages 21 and 37).
• There is no digital signal from the portable CD player.
, When recording digitally from a portable CD player, use the AC
power adaptor and disable the anti-skip function (such as ESP)
on the CD player (page 24).
• The analog recording was made using a connecting cord with an
attenuator.
, Use a connecting cord without an attenuator.
• Recording level is too small to record (when adjusting the recording
level manually).
, Pause the recorder and adjust the recording level (page 38).
• The recorder is connected to the computer.
, Disconnect the recorder from the computer when recording.
• The power sources was disconnected or a power outage occurred
during recording.
, The recording result is not recorded on the disc. Make recording
again.
• The premastered disc is inserted.
, Replace to the recordable disc.
• Recording may not be done if the remaining recordable time on the
disc is 48 seconds or less (“DISC FULL” appears).
, Replace the disc.
89
Symptom
Cause/Remedy
Stereo sound is heard • This is normal. During digital recording, the sound will be stereo in
in the headphones/
the headphones/earphones, even though the recorded sound is
earphones while
monaural.
recording in monaural.
Momentary noise is
heard when recording.
• Due to the special digital audio compression technology used in
LP4 stereo mode, momentary noise may occur on very rare
occasions with certain sound sources.
, Record in SP or LP2 mode.
The lid does not open
after recording.
• The lid does not open until “SYSTEM FILE WRITING” disappears
in the display.
“TRACK FULL”
appears even before
the disc has reached
the maximum
recording time and the
recording cannot be
done.
• This is due to the MiniDisc system limitation. When 254 tracks (on
a standard disc) or 2,047 tracks (on a disc used in Hi-MD mode)
have been recorded on the disc, “TRACK FULL” appears regardless
of the total recorded time. More than 254 or 2,047 tracks cannot be
recorded on the disc.
, To continue recording, erase unnecessary tracks.
The remaining
recording time does
not increase even after
erasing numerous
short tracks.
• This is due to the MiniDisc system limitation (in MD mode only).
Tracks of under 12 seconds (in SP stereo), 24 seconds (in LP2 stereo
mode or monaural), or 48 seconds (in LP4 stereo mode) in length
are not counted and so erasing them may not lead to an increase in
the recording time.
• This is due to the MiniDisc system limitation (in MD mode only).
The total recorded
Normally, recording is done in minimum units of approximately 2
time and the remaining
seconds (in SP stereo), 4 seconds (in LP2 stereo mode or monaural),
time on the disc may
or 8 seconds (in LP4 stereo mode). When recording is stopped, the
not total the maximum
last unit of recording always uses this unit of 2 seconds, 4 seconds,
recording time (60, 74,
or 8 seconds even if the actual recording is shorter. Likewise, when
or 80 minutes).
recording is restarted after the stop, the recorder will automatically
insert a blank space amounting to 2 seconds, 4 seconds, or 8 seconds
before the next recording. (This is to prevent accidental erasing of a
previous track whenever a new recording is started). Therefore, the
actual recording time will decrease whenever a recording is stopped
by a maximum of 6 seconds, 12 seconds, or 24 seconds.
“TRACK FULL”
appears even before
the disc has reached
the maximum track
number or recording
time.
90
• This is due to the MiniDisc system limitation. Repeated recording
and erasing may cause fragmentation and scattering of data.
Although those scattered data can be read, each fragment is counted
as a track. In this case, the number of tracks may reach 254 (on a
standard disc) or 2,047 (on a disc used in Hi-MD mode) and further
recording is not possible.
, To continue recording, erase unnecessary tracks.
While playing
Symptom
Cause/Remedy
A disc is not played
normally.
• Repeat play is selected.
, Press P-MODE/
to change back to the normal play (page 45).
• Playback mode is changed.
, Enter the Main play mode or Sub play mode to change back to
the normal play (page 45).
A disc is not played
from the first track.
• Disc playing stopped before it came to the last track.
, Press the jog lever (NX/ENT) on the remote control or press
the 5-way control key (NENT) for 2 seconds or more to start
playing.
Playback sound skips. • The recorder is placed where it receives continuous vibration.
, Put the recorder on a stable place.
• A very short track may cause sound to skip.
, Try not to create a short track.
Sound has a lot of
static.
• Strong magnetism from a television or such device is interfering
with operation.
, Move the recorder away from the source of strong magnetism.
The volume of the
recorded track is low.
• The track was recorded in analog mode (in digital mode, the
recording level is automatically set to the same level as that of the
sound source). Or you used a connecting cord with an attenuator.
, Use a correct connecting cord without an attenuator.
• The recording level was low.
, Adjust the recording level manually while recording (page 38).
Volume cannot be
turned up.
• AVLS is on.
, Release AVLS settings (page 74).
No sound comes
through the
headphones/
earphones.
• The headphones/earphones plug is not firmly connected.
, Plug in the plug of the headphones/earphones firmly to the
remote control. Plug in the plug of the remote control firmly to
i/LINE OUT.
• The plug is dirty.
, Clean the plug.
Virtual Surround or 6- • The “Audio Out” parameter is set to “Line Out”.
Band Equalizer does
, Set to “Headphone” (page 57).
not function or noise
is heard.
The volume from
• The “Audio Out” parameter is set to “Headphone”.
connected speaker or
, Set to “Line Out” (page 57).
amplifier is low (when
analog connection)
The volume from the • The “Audio Out” parameter is set to “Line Out”.
headphones/earphones , Set to “Headphone” (page 57).
is too loud.
The disc cannot be
played on another
component
• The component does not support Hi-MD.
, Discs used in Hi-MD mode can be played only on components
that supports Hi-MD.
91
Symptom
Cause/Remedy
The recorder skips to • You pressed GROUP before pressing the 5-way control key towards
. or >.
the next or previous
, The recorder returns to normal if no operation is made for 5
group (or skips several
seconds.
tracks ahead or
behind) when you
press the 5-way
control key towards
. or >.
The edited tracks may
exhibit sound dropout
during search
operations.
• This occurs due to the MiniDisc system limitation. The
fragmentation of data may cause sound dropout while searching
because the tracks are played in higher speed than normal playback.
There is no R-channel
sound output when
playing a track
recorded from a
cassette deck or
through an amplifier,
or when listening to
sound from a cassette
deck or amplifier.
• There is no R-channel output if the cassette deck or an amplifier is
connected with a monaural cord.
, Make sure to use a stereo connecting cord. If, however, the
connected equipment is monaural, there will be no R-channel
sound output even with a stereo connecting cord.
While editing
Symptom
Cause/Remedy
“NotENOUGH
POWER TO EDIT”
appears and editing
cannot be done on a
1GB Hi-MD disc.
• Editing is not possible when using a 1GB Hi-MD disc even when the
battery level indication shows enough power remaining while the
recorder is stopped or playing. This is because of a mechanism that
disables editing when the remaining battery power is estimated by
the recorder to be insufficient due to the high power consumption
required for 1GB Hi-MD disc editing.
, Connect the AC power adaptor to the recorder or insert a fully
charged rechargeable battery or a new alkaline dry battery.
The lid does not open. • The power sources have been disconnected during recording or
editing, or the battery have been exhausted.
, Set the power sources again, or replace the exhausted battery
with new ones.
92
Editing cannot be
done.
• The power source has been disconnected or a power outage has
occurred during editing.
, The editing done to that point is not saved to the disc. Do the
editing operation again.
Non-audio data
cannot be erased
• Non-audio data cannot be erased with the Erase function.
, Confirm the contents by connecting the recorder to your
computer. If it is okay to delete the contents, then perform the
Format function (page 73).
Symptom
Cause/Remedy
Tracks cannot be
combined.
• This is due to the MiniDisc system limitations. When the tracks are
scattered and the length of each track is short*, you may not be able
to combine the tracks.
* Combining tracks of the following lengths may not be possible.
Hi-MD mode
Linear PCM stereo: 9 seconds or less
Hi-SP stereo: 8 seconds or less
Hi-LP stereo: 32 seconds or less
MD mode
SP stereo: 12 seconds or less
LP2 stereo/Monaural: 24 seconds or less
LP4 stereo: 48 seconds or less
• You cannot combine tracks recorded in different recording modes,
e.g., a track recorded in stereo and a track recorded in monaural; nor
can you combine a track recorded with digital connection and a track
recorded with analog connection.
The disc cannot edit
on other component.
• The component does not support MDLP or Hi-MD.
, Edit on other component that support MDLP or Hi-MD.
While using group function
Symptom
Cause/Remedy
The group function
does not operate.
• While using a disc without group setting, an attempt was made to select
some group-related menu.
, Use a disc with group setting.
• This is due to the MiniDisc system limitations (in MD mode only).
A track cannot be
Group information has been written to the area where the disc name is
recorded to a new
stored. The disc name and track names are recorded in the same area,
group. A new group
which can store a maximum of approximately 1,700 characters. If the
cannot be created.
total number exceeds this amount, a new group cannot be created even
though group mode is on. It is also impossible to make group settings at
this time.
While the recorder is connected to the computer
Symptom
Cause/Remedy
The recorder is not
recognized by the
computer.
• The dedicated USB cable is not firmly connected.
, Connect the dedicated USB cable firmly to the recorder and the
computer.
• A USB hub is used.
, Connect the dedicated USB cable directly to the USB port of the
computer.
• Network communication has failed.
, Disconnect the dedicated USB cable, wait at least 2 seconds, and
then reconnect it. If the recorder is still not recognized, disconnect
the dedicated USB cable, restart the computer, and then connect the
dedicated USB cable again.
93
Symptom
Cause/Remedy
Even though the
recorder is
recognized by the
computer, it does
not operate
normally.
• A USB hub is used.
, Connect the dedicated USB cable directly to the USB port of the
computer.
• You are using the recorder at a place with vibration.
, Use the recorder at a place with no vibration.
The recorder cannot • The SonicStage or MD Simple Burner software is active.
be used as a storage
, Close the SonicStage or MD Simple Burner software.
device.
• A standard disc is inserted.
, Insert a disc used in Hi-MD mode. Only discs used in Hi-MD mode
can be used as a storage media.
The playing time of This is due to a calculation discrepancy between the recorder and the
a transferred track is computer.
different from the
time that appears on
your computer
monitor.
You cannot transfer
tracks that will fill
up the remaining
recording time on
the disc.
• The minimum recordable time on a disc is normally 2 seconds in
stereo, 4 seconds in LP2 stereo mode, and 8 seconds in LP4 stereo
mode. When you transfer a track from your computer, the recorder
needs a 2-second (or 4- or 8-second) space for a track even if the track
is under 2 seconds (or 4 or 8 seconds) in length. Also, the recorder
inserts a 2-second (or 4 -or 8-second) space in between tracks during
transfer operation. For this reason, the recorder needs an additional 6
seconds (or 12 or 24 seconds) for each track. This reduces the
maximum recording time for each track by 6 seconds (or 12 or 24
seconds) during transfer operation (in MD mode only).
The disc size
displayed on the
computer is not the
same as the disc
size printed on the
disc.
• The difference is due to the use of the binary system to indicate the disc
size on the computer and the decimal system to express the disc size on
the disc and other recording media. For details on the disc size, see
page 83.
You cannot operate
the recorder (“PC –
–MD” appears).
• You cannot operate the recorder while the recorder is connected to the
computer.
Others
Symptom
Cause/Remedy
Some menu items
• “Menu Mode” is set to “Simple”.
cannot be displayed.
, Set the “Menu Mode” to “Advanced” to display all the menu items.
The recorder does
not work or works
poorly.
94
• The rechargeable battery is not charged.
, Charge the rechargeable battery.
• The volume is low.
, Turn up the volume.
Symptom
Cause/Remedy
The recorder does
not work or works
poorly.
• No disc is inserted.
, Insert a recorded disc.
• The HOLD function is turned on (“HOLD” appears in the display
when you press an operation button on the recorder).
, On the recorder, disable HOLD by sliding the HOLD switch to the
opposite direction of the arrow (pages 14, 18).
• The lid is not firmly closed.
, Close the lid until it clicks. Then slide OPEN to open the lid.
• Moisture has condensed inside the recorder.
, Take the disc out and leave the recorder in a warm place for several
hours until the moisture evaporates.
• The AC power adaptor is not firmly connected.
, Connect the AC power adaptor firmly to the DC IN 3V jack on the
recorder.
• The rechargeable battery or dry battery is weak (“LOW BATTERY”
flashes or nothing appears).
, Charge the rechargeable battery, replace the dry battery with a new
one, or use the supplied AC power adaptor.
• The disc is damaged or does not contain proper recording or editing
data.
, Reinsert the disc. Rerecord the disc. If the error message still
appears, replace it with another disc.
• There is a built-in malfunction in the system.
• While operating, the recorder received a mechanical shock, too much
static, abnormal power voltage caused by lightning, etc.
, Restart the operation as follows.
1 Disconnect all the power sources and the dedicated USB cable.
2 Leave the recorder for about 30 seconds.
3 Connect the power source.
The display window • The recorder was disconnected from the power source.
is not normal.
, Let the recorder sit for a while, or disconnect the power source,
reconnect it, and then press any of the operation buttons.
When using with the • This is due to the MiniDisc system limitation. The recorder turns off 3
minutes after the recorder has stopped in order to allow the charging
AC power adaptor,
time on the battery charging stand to be calculated.
the display window
of the recorder will
remain faintly lit for
some time even after
the recorder is
stopped.
The operation mode • When using a blank 60/74/80-minute standard disc in the recorder, the
operation mode set in the “Disc Mode” menu is applied.
of the blank 60/74/
, Use the “Disc Mode” menu to change the operation mode as
80-minute standard
desired.
disc differs from the
mode following
formatting or the
mode selected in the
SonicStage software.
95
Messages
If the following messages flash in the display window on the recorder, check the chart
below.
Message
Meaning/Remedy
AVLS NO
VOLUME
OPERATION
• AVLS is set to “AVLS On” and so the volume cannot rise higher.
, Set AVLS to “AVLS Off” (page 74).
BLANKDISC
• A disc with no recording on it is inserted.
BUSY WAIT
A MOMENT
• The recorder is accessing disc information.
• You tried to operate the recorder while it was accessing the recorded data.
, Wait until the message goes out (in rare cases, it may take a few
minutes).
CANNOT
EDIT
• You selected, “
: Set”, “
: Release”, “Move”, or “Erase” while
recording.
• You tried to erase the track mark at the beginning of the first track or group.
• You tried to erase a track mark to combine tracks the recorder cannot
combine (a track recorded in stereo and in mono, for example).
• You tried to overwrite a track marks.
• You tried to change a title that includes characters the recorder cannot edit.
, Editing titles cannot be done if the title includes characters that cannot
be input on the recorder.
CANNOT
OPERATE
• You tried to press X or T MARK during synchro-recording.
CANNOT
RECORD OR
PLAY
• There is no audio data that can be played on the recorder.
• The audio data or disc management file has been damaged.
, Erase the whole disc (page 69) or perform the Format function
(page 73).
CANNOT SET • You tried to make the Time Mark setting during synchro-recording.
• You selected “RECVolume” while the recorder is not in recording-pause.
, Set “RECVolume” while the recorder is in recording-pause.
• You tried to make the following settings while recording.
— Disc Memory
— Speed Control
— Play mode
— Recording mode
— Recording level
— Selection of “
:REC” in menu
CHARGE
5° C–35° C
41F–95F
• You tried to charge the rechargeable battery at a place with a temperature
outside the specified range for the recorder.
, Charge the battery at a temperature of +5° C (+41° F) to +35° C (+95° F).
(SLOW on the
remote control)
96
Charging
• The rechargeable battery is being charged.
DATA SAVE
• The recorder is writing information to the system file, such as the recorded
data or editing information.
, Wait until the message disappears from the display.
Message
Meaning/Remedy
DC IN TOO
HIGH
• Voltage of the power supply is too high (The supplied AC power adaptor or
the recommended car battery cord is not used).
, Use the supplied AC power adaptor or the recommended car battery
cord.
DISC FULL
• The remaining recording time on the disc is 12 seconds (SP stereo), 24
seconds (LP2 stereo or monaural), 36 seconds (LP4 stereo), or less.
, Replace the disc.
D-L READY
• MD Simple Burner is now ready to record an audio CD to the disc in the
recorder using Simple mode. (Refer to “Software Operation” section.
EJECT DISC
OK
• The recorder has finished communicating with the computer and it is safe to
eject the disc from the recorder or disconnect the dedicated USB cable.
End
• The recorder reached to the end of the disc while playing or pressing >.
ERROR
• There is an internal malfunction in the system.
, Restart the operation by doing steps 1 to 3 on page 95.
ERROR XX
• There is an internal malfunction in the system.
, Restart the operation by doing steps 1 to 3 on page 95. If the message
appears again, please consult your nearest Sony dealer.
FORMAT
ERROR DISC
• A disc with a format that the recorder does not support was inserted.
• A disc formatted on the computer was inserted.
, Insert a standard MD or a disc used in Hi-MD mode.
, When formatting a disc on the computer, make sure to use the
SonicStage software.
GROUP FULL • You tried to create a 256th group on a disc used in Hi-MD mode or 100th
group on a standard disc.
, You can create only up to 255 groups (on a disc used in Hi-MD mode) or
99 groups (on a standard disc) on a disc. Keep the group number within
255 or 99.
HOLD
• The recorder is locked.
, Slide HOLD against the arrow to unlock the recorder (page 18).
IN MENU
• You pressed a key on the remote control while selecting a menu on the
recorder.
• You pressed a key on the recorder while selecting a menu on the remote
control.
LOW
BATTERY
• Batteries are weak.
, Charge the rechargeable battery or replace the dry battery (page 17).
MEMORY
OVER
• You tried to record with the recorder placed where it receives continuous
vibration.
, Put the recorder on a stable place, and start recording again.
NAVIGATION • You pressed a key on the remote control while selecting the Main Play Mode
on the recorder.
NO BATTERY • Recharging was attempted with a non-rechargeable battery inserted.
, Insert a rechargeable battery and start the charging process again.
NO
BOOKMARK
TRACK
• You selected bookmark play without setting bookmarks.
, Set bookmarks (page 46).
97
Message
Meaning/Remedy
NO DIGITAL
COPY
• You tried to make a copy from a disc that is protected by the Serial Copy
Management System. You cannot make copies from a digitally connected
source which was itself recorded using digital connection.
, Use analog connection instead (page 37).
NO DISC
• You tried to play or record with no disc in the recorder.
, Insert an MD.
NO DISC
MEMORY
• You tried to erase a setting in the Disc Memory on a disc that contains no
settings in the Disc Memory (page 76).
NO GROUP
• You selected “
: Erase” with a disc without group setting.
, You cannot erase groups with a disc with no groups.
• You tried to release a group setting with a disc that has no groups.
, Insert a disc with group settings.
NO INPUT
SIGNAL
• The recorder could not detect digital input signals.
, Make sure that the source is connected firmly (page 21).
NO NAME
• You tried to select “Artist” in the Main play mode with a disc that has no
artist name information.
• You tried to select “by Artist” in the Search function with a disc that has no
artist name information.
NON
GROUPED
TRACK
• You selected “
: Move” or “
: Erase”, or you tried to label a group
while the recorder is stopped or while playing a track that does not belong to
a group.
, Select a track within a group you want to edit, and then do the editing
operation again.
NO OPERATE • You tried to operate Group Skip function while programming a track using
the remote control.
NotENOUGH
POWER TO
EDIT
• You tried to edit the contents of a 1GB Hi-MD disc with insufficient battery
power for editing (page 92).
, Connect the AC power adaptor to the recorder or insert a fully charged
rechargeable battery or a new alkaline dry battery.
NotENOUGH
POWER TO
REC
• You tried to record on a 1GB Hi-MD disc with insufficient battery power for
recording (page 89).
, Connect the AC power adaptor to the recorder or insert a fully charged
rechargeable battery or a new alkaline dry battery.
NO TITLE
• You tried to select “Album” in the Main play mode with a disc that has no
album name information.
• You tried to select “by Album” in the Search function with a disc that has no
album name information.
NO TRACK
• You tried to play a disc with no recorded tracks.
, Insert a recorded disc.
NO TRACK IS • You selected “
: Move” or “
: Erase”, or you tried to label a track
SELECTED
without first selecting a track.
, Do the editing operation again after selecting the desired track first.
P/B ONLY
DISC
98
• You tried to record or edit on a premastered disc (P/B stands for
“playback”).
, Insert a recordable disc.
Message
Meaning/Remedy
PC – –MD
• The recorder is connected to the computer.
PROTECTED
DISC
• You tried to record or edit on a disc with the tab in the record-protect
position.
, Slide the tab back (page 85).
PUSH STOP
BUTTON
• You tried to open the lid by sliding the OPEN switch while the recorder was
storing disc information with the dedicated USB cable connecting the
recorder to a computer.
, Operation must be done only after pressing x and “SYSTEM FILE
WRITING” has disappeared from the display.
READ
ERROR
• The recorder cannot read the disc information correctly.
, Reinsert the disc.
REC ERROR
• Recording was not correctly done.
, Place the recorder at a place with no vibrations and record again.
• The disc is soiled with an oil film or finger prints, is scratched, or is not a
standard disc.
, Try recording again with another disc.
REHEARSAL
• You pressed a button other than VOL +, – or x during Divide Rehearsal.
SYSTEM
FILE
WRITING
• The recorder is storing information (track start and end position) from the
memory to the disk.
, Wait until this process is completed. Do not expose the player to
physical shock, nor disrupt power supply.
TEMP OVER
REC STOP
• Heat has built up in the recorder.
, Let the recorder cool down.
TITLE FULL
• You tried to enter more than 200 letters to label a single track, group, or disc.
• You tried to enter a total of more than approximately 55,000 letters (in HiMD mode) or 1,700 letters (in MD mode) for titles.
TOC DATA
ERROR
• The recorder cannot read the disc information correctly.
, Insert another disc.
, If it is no problem to erase the entire disc, do so (page 69).
TRACK FULL • You tried to record more than 2,047 tracks on a disc in Hi-MD mode or more
than 254 tracks on a disc in MD mode.
, Erase unnecessary tracks (page 68).
TrkFromPC
NO EDIT
• You tried to combine or divide tracks that were transferred from the
computer.
, You cannot combine or divide transferred tracks.
• You tried to combine or divide tracks that were recorded in Hi-MD mode
using the MD Simple Burner software.
, You cannot combine or divide tracks recorded in Hi-MD mode with the
MD Simple Burner software.
TrkFromPC
NO REC
• You tried to record in the middle of a protected track that has been
transferred from the computer.
• You tried to record in the middle of a track that was recorded in Hi-MD
mode with the MD Simple Burner software.
, You cannot record new material in the middle of a protected track or a
track that was recorded in Hi-MD mode with the MD Simple Burner
software.
99
Explanations
About Hi-MD
“Hi-MD” is a new MiniDisc format.
Incorporating the new ATRAC3plus audio compression technology, Hi-MD is a new recording format
that delivers longer recording times than ordinary MDs. Hi-MD discs can also be used as a computer
storage medium for non-audio data such as text and images.
For more details on Hi-MD, refer to the supplied flyer “What you can do with the Hi-MD Walkman”.
About ATRAC3plus
ATRAC3plus is an enhanced version of ATRAC3.
Compared to ATRAC3 (used in LP2 and LP4 mode of the recorder), which attains a compression ratio
10 times higher than that of a CD, ATRAC3plus (used in Hi-SP and Hi-LP mode of the recorder)
achieves a higher compression ratio that is 20 times higher than that of a CD, but with no loss in sound
quality.
“Hi-MD mode” and “MD mode”
This recorder has two operation modes, “Hi-MD mode” and “MD mode” that are automatically
recognized whenever a disc is inserted. If you insert a blank disc, the recorder allows you to specify
either of these operation modes for disc recording (except in the case of Hi-MD discs that support HiMD mode only). When using a blank disc, set the “Disc Mode” setting to select either “Hi-MD” or
“MD”.
About Linear PCM
Linear PCM is a digital, non-compressed audio coding system. You can enjoy high-quality sound equal
to that of CDs by recording in this mode.
The meaning of “no sound”
“No sound” describes a recorder condition in which the input level is about 4.8 mV during analog input
or less than –89 dB during optical (digital) input (with 0 dB as full bit (the maximum recordable level
for a MiniDisc)).
About “System File”
The system file is space on the disc that is used to store information other than audio files; for instance,
track numbers.
If the MiniDisc were a book, the system file would correspond with the index or table of contents.
The recorder rewrites the system file whenever an operation such as recording, adding or deleting track
marks, or moving tracks has been done. (“SYSTEM FILE WRITING” appears in the display when the
recorder is rewriting the system file.) While the recorder is writing disc information, make sure not to
move or jog the recorder or disconnect the power source as this may cause the information to be
incorrectly recorded or the disc contents to be lost.
100
List of the recording time for each disc
When using a disc in Hi-MD mode
Recording time1)
When recording on the
recorder
Recording
Codec/
mode on
Bit rate
the recorder
1GB Hi-MD
disc
80-minute
standard
disc
74-minute
standard
disc
60-minute
standard
disc
PCM
Linear PCM/
1.4Mbps
1 hour and 34
minutes
28 minutes
26 minutes
21 minutes
Hi-SP
ATRAC3plus/
256kbps
7 hours and
55 minutes
2 hours and
20 minutes
2 hours and
10 minutes
1 hour and 45
minutes
Hi-LP
ATRAC3plus/
64kbps
34 hours
10 hours and
10 minutes
9 hours and
25 minutes
7 hours and
40 minutes
Recording time1)2)
When transferring from
the computer
Codec/Bit rate
1GB Hi-MD
disc
80-minute
standard
disc
74-minute
standard
disc
60-minute
standard
disc
Linear PCM/1.4Mbps
1 hour and 34
minutes
28 minutes
26 minutes
21 minutes
ATRAC3plus/256kbps
7 hours and
55 minutes
2 hours and
20 minutes
2 hours and
10 minutes
1 hour and 45
minutes
ATRAC3plus/64kbps
34 hours
10 hours and
10 minutes
9 hours and
25 minutes
7 hours and
40 minutes
ATRAC3plus/ 48 kbps
45 hours
13 hours and
30 minutes
12 hours and
30 minutes
10 hours and
10 minutes
ATRAC3/132kbps
16 hours and
30 minutes
4 hours and
50 minutes
4 hours and
30 minutes
3 hours and
40 minutes
ATRAC3/105kbps
20 hours and
50 minutes
6 hours and
10 minutes
5 hours and
40 minutes
4 hours and
40 minutes
ATRAC3/66kbps
32 hours and
50 minutes
9 hours and
50 minutes
9 hours
7 hours and
20 minutes
1) Approximate
2) When
time
transferring 5-minute tracks
101
When using a disc in MD mode
Recording time1)
When recording on the recorder
Recording
mode on the
recorder
Codec/
Bit rate
80-minute
standard disc
74-minute
60-minute
standard disc standard disc
SP
ATRAC/292kbps
80 minutes
74 minutes
60 minutes
LP2
ATRAC3/
132kbps
2 hours and 40
minutes
2 hours and 28
minutes
2 hours
LP4
ATRAC3/66kbps
5 hours and 20
minutes
4 hours and 56
minutes
4 hours
MONO
(monaural)
Monaural
2 hours and 40
minutes
2 hours and 28
minutes
2 hours
Recording time1)2)
When transferring from the
computer
Codec/Bit rate
80-minute
standard disc
74-minute
60-minute
standard disc standard disc
ATRAC3/132kbps
2 hours and 40
minutes
2 hours and 28
minutes
2 hours
ATRAC3/105kbps
2 hours and 40
minutes
2 hours and 28
minutes
2 hours
ATRAC3/66kbps
5 hours and 20
minutes
4 hours and 56
minutes
4 hours
1) Approximate
2) When
102
time
transferring 5-minute tracks
Note on digital recording
This recorder uses the Serial Copy Management System, which allows only first-generation digital
copies to be made from premastered software. You can only make copies from a home-recorded disc by
using the analog (line out) connections.
Premastered software such as CDs or MDs.
Microphone, record player, tuner, etc. (with
analog output jacks).
Analog recording
Digital recording
Home-recorded disc
Homerecorded
disc
No
digital
recording
Recordable
disc
Digital recording
Recordable
disc
No
digital
recording
Recordable
disc
Restrictions on the editing of tracks transferred from your
computer
This unit was designed so that editing functions (i.e., adding track marks and erasing track
marks) do not function for tracks that have been transferred from your computer. This is to
prevent the loss of transfer authorization by the transferred tracks. To edit these tracks, first
transfer them into the computer, and then edit them on the computer.
About the DSP TYPE-S for ATRAC/ATRAC3
This recorder supports DSP TYPE-S, a specification for high-level Sony MiniDisc decks
equipped with digital signal processors (DSP). This specification allows the recorder to produce
high-quality sound from tracks recorded in MDLP mode. Since it retains DSP TYPE-R support,
the recorder produces superior results during recording or playback in SP (normal stereo) mode.
Suppressing the skips of the sound (G-PROTECTION)
The G-PROTECTION function was developed to provide a higher level of shock resistance than
that of existing players.
103
Difference between digital (optical) and analog (line) inputs
The input jack of this recorder works as both digital and analog input jacks. Connect the
recorder to a CD player or a cassette recorder using either digital (optical) input or analog
(line) input. To record, see “Recording a disc right away!” (page 21) to record using digital
(optical) input, and “Recording from a TV or radio (Analog Recording)” (page 37) to
record using analog (line) input.
Difference
Digital (optical) input
Analog (line) input
Connectable
source
Equipment with a digital (optical) output
jack (CD player, DVD player, etc.)
Equipment with an analog (line)
output jack (Casette deck, radio,
record player, etc.)
Usable cord
Optical cable (with an optical or an
optical-mini plug) (page 21)
Line cable (with 2 phono plugs or a
stereo-mini plug) (page 37)
Signal from
the source
Digital
Analog
Even when a digital source (such as
a CD) is connected, the signal sent
to the recorder is analog.
Marked automatically
Track marks1) Marked (copied) automatically
• after more than 2 seconds of no
• at the same positions as the source
sound (page 100) or low-level
(when the sound source is a CD or an
segment.
MD).
• when the recorder is paused while
• after more than 2 seconds of no sound
recording.
(page 100) or low-level segment (with a
sound source other than a CD or an
MD).
• when the recorder is paused (3 seconds
of no sound is encountered while
synchro-recording)
Recorded
sound level
1) You
Same as the source.
Can also be adjusted manually (Digital
REC level control) (“Adjusting the
recording level manually”, page 38).
Adjusted automatically. Can also
be adjusted manually (“Adjusting
the recording level manually”,
page 38).
can erase unnecessary marks after recording. (“Combining tracks (Combine)”, page 72).
Note
Track marks may be copied incorrectly:
• when you record from some CD players or multi disc players using digital (optical) input.
• when the source is in shuffle or program play mode while recording using digital (optical) input. In
this case, play the source in normal play mode.
• when programs with audio that is digitally broadcast (e.g., digital TV) are recorded through the digital
(optical) input.
104
105
What you can do with MD Simple
Burner/SonicStage
What you can do with MD Simple Burner
MD Simple Burner allows you to record music tracks from an audio CD in the CD drive of
your computer to an MD Walkman, without first recording the music tracks to the
computer.
MD Walkman
Audio CD
What you can do with SonicStage
SonicStage allows you to import audio data to your computer from music sources such as
audio CDs and the Internet, and then transfer the audio data stored in your computer to an
MD.
MD Walkman
Audio CD
Import
Internet
106
Music files in the
MP3,WAV formats
Transfer
Basic operational flow using an MD Walkman
MD Simple Burner
SonicStage
Providing the required system environment (page 108)
Installing the software onto your computer (page 109)
Recording music tracks
from an audio CD in the
CD drive of your
computer (page 111)
Importing audio data to
your computer (page 115)
Connecting an MD
walkman to your
computer (see “Recorder
Operation”)
Software Operation
Connecting an MD
walkman to your
computer (see “Recorder
Operation”)
Transferring audio data
from your computer
(page 117)
Listening to an MD
107
Installing
Providing the required system environment
System requirements
The following system environment is required in order to use the SonicStage/MD Simple
Burner software for the MD Walkman.
Computer
IBM PC/AT or Compatible
• CPU: Pentium II 400 MHz or higher (Pentium III 450 MHz or higher
is recommended.)
• Hard disk drive space: 200 MB or more (1.5 GB or more is
recommended) (The amount space will vary according to Windows
version and the number of music files stored on the hard disk.)
• RAM: 64 MB or more (128 MB or more is recommended)
Others
• CD drive (capable of digital playback by WDM)
• Sound Board
• USB port (supports USB (previously USB 1.1))
Operating
System
Factory installed:
Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004/Windows XP Media Center
Edition/Windows XP Professional/Windows XP Home Edition/
Windows 2000 Professional/Windows Millennium Edition/Windows
98 Second Edition
Display
High Color (16bit) or higher, 800 × 600 dots or better (1024× 768 dots
or better is recommended)
Others
• Internet access: for Web registration, EMD services and CDDB
• Windows Media Player (version 7.0 or higher) installed for playing
WMA files
This software is not supported by the following environments:
• OSs other than the indicated above
• Personally constructed PCs or operating systems
• An environment that is an upgrade of the original manufacturer-installed operating system
• Multi-boot environment
• Multi-monitor environment
• Macintosh
Notes
• We do not ensure trouble-free operation on all computers that satisfy the system requirements.
• The NTFS format of Windows XP/Windows 2000 Professional can be used only with the standard
(factory) settings.
• We do not ensure trouble-free operation of the system suspend, sleep, or hibernation function on all
computers.
• For Windows 2000 Professional users, install Service Pack 3 or later version before using the
software.
108
Installing the software onto your computer
Before installing the software
• Make sure to close any virus-check software, as such software usually demands a large
amount of system resources.
• When you use the MD Walkman, make sure to install the software with the supplied CDROM.
— If OpenMG Jukebox, SonicStage or Net MD Simple Burner is installed already, the
previous software will be overwritten by the new version. The new version retains the
functions of the older version, but with new functions added.
— If SonicStage Premium or SonicStage Simple Burner is installed already, the previous
software will co-exist with the new version.
— You will still be able to use music data registered by an older software version even
after SonicStage has been installed. As a precaution, we recommend that you back up
your music data. To back up the data, refer to [Backing Up My Library] – [Backing
Up Data to a Disk] on SonicStage Help.
• If the MD Walkman is connected to the computer with the USB cable, make sure to
disconnect the USB cable first before installing the software.
1
Turn on your computer and start up Windows.
2
Insert the supplied CD-ROM into the CD drive of your computer.
The setup program starts up automatically and the installation window appears.
Depending on the region, a window may appear asking you to select your country. In
this case, follow the displayed instructions.
continued
109
3
Click [Install SonicStage and MD Simple Burner] and then follow the
displayed instructions.
Click [Install SonicStage and MD Simple
Burner]
Read the instructions carefully.
Depending on your region, the buttons other than [Install SonicStage and MD Simple
Burner] may differ from those in the illustration above.
The installation may take 20 to 30 minutes, depending on your system environment.
Make sure to restart your computer only after the installation is completed.
Was the installation successful?
If any trouble occurs during the installation, see “Troubleshooting” (page 128).
110
Using MD Simple Burner
Before using MD Simple Burner
MD Simple Burner allows you to record music tracks from an audio CD in the CD drive of
your computer to the MD Walkman.
There are two ways to record from
an audio CD.
• Simple mode (page 112)
You can use MD Walkman operations to record
an entire CD or only the first track without
launching MD Simple Burner.
• Standard mode (page 113)
You can launch MD Simple Burner to record
using computer operations. Record an entire CD
or selected tracks.
Notes
• Only audio CDs with a
mark can be used with MD Simple Burner.
• We do not guarantee normal operation in the case of the copy-controlled CDs.
• You cannot record in simple mode while the MD Simple Burner in standard mode or OpenMG
software (SonicStage, OpenMG Jukebox, etc.) is active.
111
Recording using MD Walkman operations (Simple mode)
1
Insert a recordable disc into the MD Walkman and then connect the MD
Walkman to the computer.
For details about connections, see the “Recorder Operation” section.
Do not disconnect the power source or the dedicated USB cable before the transfer has
completed.
2
Insert the audio CD that you want to record into the CD drive of your
computer.
The CDDB registration window appears when you use the CDDB for the first time.
You need to connect the computer to the Internet in order to use the CDDB.
3
Press and slide zREC on the MD Walkman.
The recording starts.
All tracks on the CD are recorded as a new group.
To stop recording
Click
on the computer display.
While the first track is being recorded, you can use x (stop) button to stop on the MD
Walkman.
Setting the recording mode
Before starting recording, right-click the
then select in [recording mode].
MD Simple Burner icon in the task tray, and
Recording first track only
Before starting recording, right-click the
MD Simple Burner icon in the task tray, and
then select [Recording settings] – [Record 1st Track Only].
Setting when the CDDB has more than one item of information
Right-click the
MD Simple Burner icon in the task tray, and then select the setting by
clicking [CDDB(r)] – [Multiple Matches].
— [User Selection]: A selection window is displayed
— [No Resolve]: No CD information is downloaded
— [First Choice]: The first item is downloaded
112
Recording by computer operations (Standard mode)
To start MD Simple Burner, click [Start] – [All Programs]* – [MD Simple Burner] – [MD
Simple Burner].
∗ [Programs] in the case of Windows 2000 Professional/Windows Millennium Edition/Windows 98
Second Edition
z
There are other ways to start up MD Simple Burner as follows:
• Double-click the
MD Simple Burner icon in the task tray, or right-click and select [Show
Standard Mode].
• Double-click the
MD Simple Burner shortcut icon on the desktop.
The window for recording all tracks on the CD
[REC/STOP]
To start recording all tracks on the CD as
a new group, click here.
To stop recording, click [Stop].
Total time of the
selected tracks of CD
CD icon
Album name (CD)
Artist name (CD)
[OPEN]
To open the display
as shown on page
114, click here.
MD icon
Disc name (MD)
Remaining
recording time of
the inserted MD
Recording mode drop down menu
113
The window for recording selected tracks from an audio CD
Track information
(CD)
Artist name
[CONFIG]
Click here to do the following:
-Set the CD-ROM drive
-View version information for MD Simple Burner
-Confirm CD information registered in the CDDB
Total time of the
selected tracks of CD
Album Title
[Get CD info]
Information of an audio CD
(album name, track title,
etc.) will be reflected in the
track list.
[REC/
STOP]
Track information (MD)
You can change the
Disc name track name and track
(MD)
number
[New Group]
Recording mode
drop down menu
[CLOSE]
To close the display as shown
on page 113, click here.
CD operating section
Use these controls to confirm the tracks on audio CD to
be recorded
To deselect all tracks, click here.
To select all tracks, click here.
Check boxes
Check the box of the tracks
that you want to record
114
[Erase]
[All Erase]
Remaining time of the inserted MD
Using SonicStage
Importing audio data
This section explains how to record and store audio data from an audio CD to My Library
of SonicStage on the hard disk drive of your computer.
You can record or import music from other sources such as the Internet and your
computer’s hard disk. Refer to SonicStage Help for details.
Notes
• Only audio CDs with a
mark can be used with SonicStage.
• We do not guarantee normal operation in the case of the copy-controlled CDs.
Source indication
[Music Source]
[CD Info]
[Format/Bit Rate]
1
Start up SonicStage.
Select [Start] – [All Programs]*– [SonicStage] – [SonicStage].
∗[Programs] in the case of Windows 2000 Professional/Windows Millennium Edition/Windows 98
Second Edition
SonicStage starts up and the main window appears.
z
You can also start SonicStage with double click
2
([SonicStage] icon) on the desktop.
Insert the audio CD that you want to record into the CD drive of your
computer.
The source indication in the top-left of the display changes to [Record a CD].
3
Click [Music Source].
The contents of the audio CD appear in the music source list (on the left side of the
screen).
continued
115
4
If necessary, click
to uncheck tracks you do not want to record.
If you unchecked a box by mistake, click it again to restore the check.
To check all boxes, click .
To uncheck all boxes, click .
5
If necessary, change the format and bit rate for audio CD recording.
When you click [Format/Bit Rate] on the right side of the screen, “CD Recording
Format [My library]” dialog box will appear. The dialog box will ask you to select the
format and bit rate for recording the audio CD.
6
Click
.
The recording of the tracks selected in step 4 starts.
To stop recording
Click
.
z
If CD information such as album title, artist name, and track names could not be obtained
automatically, click [CD Info] on the right side of the screen. When you do this, your computer must be
connected to the Internet.
116
Transferring audio data from your computer to the
MD Walkman
Audio data stored in My Library of SonicStage can be transferred to your MD Walkman an
infinite number of times.
Transfer Destination list
[Transfer]
The My Library
list
[Transfer Mode]
1
Connect your MD Walkman to the computer.
After making the connections, “Hi-MD” or “Net MD” is displayed in the Transfer
Destination list in the upper right of the screen.
For details about connections, see “Recorder Operation”.
Do not disconnect the power source or the dedicated USB cable before the transfer has
completed.
2
Select the transfer destination and click [Transfer] on the right side of the
screen.
The screen is switched to the Transfer (Hi-MD or Net MD) screen.
3
Click the tracks you want to transfer in the My Library list on the left side of
the screen.
To transfer more than one track, hold down the [Ctrl] key while selecting the tracks.
To transfer all tracks of the album, click the album.
continued
117
4
If necessary, change the transfer mode.
As the default setting, tracks in the OpenMG (LPCM/ATRAC3/ATRAC3plus) format
will be transferred in the same format and bit rate (normal transfer).
If the device connected to the computer does not support the above format, the format
and bit rate will be converted to those of the device. In some case, this process may
take time.
If you want to change the format and bit rate, click [Transfer Mode] in the center of the
screen to display “Transfer Mode Settings” dialog box.
5
Click
.
Transfer of the tracks selected in step 3 begins.
To stop transferring
Click
.
When transferring to a Hi-MD Walkman
If you want to play the transferred tracks on a Net MD Walkman that does not support HiMD, select [Net MD] for the mode (operation mode) on the right side of the screen after
step 2. This operation mode can be selected only when using a standard disc in Hi-MD
mode for recording.
Notes
• A transfer will fail and an error message will appear in the following cases:
—When there is no enough free space on the disc.
—When the track is subject to playback restrictions.
• During the transfer, the system suspend, sleep, or hibernation function will not operate.
• Depending on the type of the text and number of characters, the text entered by SonicStage may not be
displayed on the connected MD Walkman. This is due to the limitations of the connected MD
Walkman.
118
Transferring back audio data from the MD Walkman
to your computer
Transfer
Destination list
[Transfer]
The My Library list
List of tracks on
the MD
Transferring from the MD Walkman back to your computer
Audio data that has been transferred from your computer and stored on the MD can be
transferred back to My Library of SonicStage on your computer.
1
Connect your MD Walkman to the computer.
For details about connections, see “Recorder Operation”.
Do not disconnect the power source or the dedicated USB cable before the transfer has
completed.
2
Select the transfer destination and click [Transfer] on the right side of the
screen.
The screen is switched to the Transfer (Net MD) screen.
3
In the Net MD list on the right side of the screen, click to select the tracks you
want to transfer to your computer.
4
Click
in the middle of the screen.
The transferring of the tracks selected in step 3 starts.
119
To stop transferring
Click
.
Note
Tracks transferred to the MD Walkman from another computer cannot be transferred back to My
Library on your computer.
Importing tracks recorded on a Hi-MD Walkman* to your
computer
Tracks that have been recorded on a Hi-MD Walkman* can be imported to My Library of
SonicStage on your computer only once.
∗ Only tracks recorded in Hi-MD mode
1
Insert recordable disc into the Hi-MD Walkman and connect the device to your
computer.
“Hi-MD” is displayed in the Transfer Destination list in the upper right of the screen.
2
Click [Transfer].
3
Click the tracks you want to transfer in the Hi-MD list on the right side of the
screen.
To transfer more than one track, hold down the [Ctrl] key while selecting the tracks.
To transfer all tracks of the group, click the group.
4
Click
in the middle of the screen.
The “Import” dialog box appears.
5
Specify the transfer destination in the dialog box.
To import tracks to a new album, select “Import to a new album” and enter the desired
album name in the text box.
To add the tracks to an existing album in My Library, select “Import to an existing
album” and click “Browse” to select the album.
6
Click “OK”.
The importing of the tracks selected in step 3 starts.
120
To stop importing
Click
.
Note
Notes
• You cannot import tracks that were recorded in a Net MD mode to your computer, or tracks that have
been recorded on a device that does not support Hi-MD mode.
• Before importing tracks recorded on the Hi-MD Walkman to the computer, click [Properties] on the
right side of the screen to confirm the status of the [Import Settings] check box (it is checked by
default). Then do as follows:
— To import tracks to My Library while deleting them on the Hi-MD Walkman, uncheck the box.
— To edit imported tracks in SonicStage, uncheck the box.
— To import tracks to My Library while leaving the copy of them on the Hi-MD Walkman, check the
box.
• When you transfer tracks recorded in linear PCM on the Hi-MD Walkman to a computer for editing
(dividing or combining) in My Library, the editing may take a long time, depending on the length of
the tracks and capabilities of your computer. This is due to limitations in the MiniDisc system. If you
want to edit long tracks recorded in linear PCM, we recommend that you do the editing on the Hi-MD
Walkman first, and then transfer the edited data to a computer afterwards.
121
Using SonicStage Help
SonicStage Help provides further details on how to use SonicStage. SonicStage Help
allows you to search easily for information from a list of operations, such as “Importing
audio data” or “Transferring audio data”, or from large list of keywords, or by typing in
words that might lead you to the appropriate explanations.
To display SonicStage Help
Click [Help] – [SonicStage Help] while SonicStage is running.
[SonicStage Help]
z
You can display SonicStage Help by selecting the following:
[Start] – [All Programs]*– [SonicStage] – [SonicStage Help].
∗ [Programs] in the case of Windows 2000 Professional/Windows Millennium Edition/Windows 98
Second Edition
Notes
• In SonicStage Help, “Device/Media” is the general term for the external device such as the MD
Walkman, the Network Walkman, and the CD Walkman.
• Follow the instructions of your internet provider regarding such things as recommended system
environment when using EMD services.
122
Understanding SonicStage Help
The right side frame
The left side frame
1 Double click [Overview] in the left-side frame.
2 Click [About This Help File].
The explanation will appear in the right-side frame.
3 Read the text.
Scroll the display if necessary.
Click underlined words to jump to their explanations.
Searching for a word inside an explanation
[Search]
“Type in the keyword
to find” text box
List Topics
An explanations of the
selected item
The list of the words
that you searched
[Display]
1 Click [Search] to open the “Search” window.
2 Type in the words.
3 Click [List Topics].
A list of the words that were searched is displayed.
4 Click to select the desired item among those displayed.
5 Click [Display].
An explanation of the selected item is displayed.
123
Referring to SonicStage Help
Click [Contents] on the left side of the Help window to view a list of items for each
operation. Click on any items for details.
Importing audio data to the computer
To
SonicStage Help
Import audio data from the
Internet
[Importing tracks] – [Purchasing Tracks from a Music
Service Site]
Import audio files on the
computer in SonicStage
[Importing tracks] – [Importing Music Files]
Listening to audio data on the computer
To
SonicStage Help
Listen to audio data from the
CD drive or My Library
[Music Playback] – [Playing Back an Audio CD] or
[Playing Back a Track in My Library]
Listen to audio data on the MD [Music Playback] – [Playing Back a Track on a Device/
Media]
Walkman connected to the
computer
Managing and editing imported tracks
To
SonicStage Help
Change information related to
CD information downloading
[Changing SonicStage Settings] – [Changing Settings
for Getting CD information]
Edit an album
Delete the tracks
[Managing Tracks and Albums] – [Creating/Editing
Albums]
Change the destination directly [Changing SonicStage Settings] – [Changing the
for track storage
Location for Saving Recorded Files]
124
Backing up audio data
We recommend that you back up your music data as a precaution against hard disk crashes
or computer replacement.
To
SonicStage Help
Back up audio data in My
Library
[Backing Up My Library] – [Backing Up Data to a
Disk]
Look up about SonicStage
backup
[Backing Up My Library] – [FAQ-About SonicStage
Backup Tool]
Troubleshooting
To
SonicStage Help
Look up troubleshooting
procedure
[Additional Information] – [Troubleshooting]
When you want to know
To
SonicStage Help
Look up unknown words
[Additional Information] – [Glossary]
Look up the kinds of audio data [Overview] – [Content Handled Within SonicStage]
that can be managed by
SonicStage
Look up the kinds of functions
that can be used with
SonicStage
[Overview] – [Features]
125
Other information
Uninstalling SonicStage/MD Simple Burner
To uninstall SonicStage/MD Simple Burner, follow the procedures below.
1
Click [Start]–[Control Panel]*.
∗ [Settings]–[Control Panel] in the case of Windows 2000 Professional/Windows Millennium
Edition/Windows 98 Second Edition
2
Double-click [Add/Remove Programs].
3
Click [SonicStage 2.x.xx] or [MD Simple Burner 2.0.xx] in the “Currently
Installed Programs” list, and then click [Change and Remove]*.
Follow the displayed instruction and restart your computer. The uninstallation is
completed when the computer has restarted.
∗ [Change/Remove] in the case of Windows 2000 Professional, [Add/Remove] in the case of
Windows Millennium Edition/Windows 98 Second Edition
Note
When you install SonicStage Ver. 2.x/MD Simple Burner Ver. 2.0, OpenMG Secure Module x.x is
installed at the same time. Do not delete OpenMG Secure Module x.x since it may be used by other
software.
126
On copyright protection
The OpenMG technology allows you to enjoy digital music, while maintaining the
copyrights of its holders. SonicStage encrypts audio files in OpenMG format and stores
them on the hard disk of your computer to prevent unauthorized distribution.
Restrictions on audio content
High-quality digital audio content is widely available through music distribution services
on the Internet. To protect the copyrights of its holders from unauthorized distribution,
some audio content is distributed with certain restrictions on recording and playback. For
example, the playback period or playback count for the data may be limited.
127
Troubleshooting
Please refer to the following steps if you encounter a problem while using SonicStage/MD
Simple Burner.
1 Check the symptoms in this “Troubleshooting” section.
2 Check the symptoms in SonicStage Help when you use SonicStage.
3 If the problem cannot be solved after checking the above references.
Check the following table and then consult your nearest Sony dealer.
Computer
• Manufacturer:
• Model:
• Type: Desktop type / Laptop type
Name of operating system:
RAM capacity:
Hard disk drive (containing SonicStage/MD Simple Burner and audio data)
• Capacity of the drive:
• Free space:
Version of the software
• SonicStage Ver. 2.x1)
• MD Simple Burner Ver. 2.02)
Error Message (if one appear):
If an externally connected CD-ROM drive is used
• Manufacturer:
• Model:
• Type: CD-ROM / CD-R/RW / DVD-ROM / Other (
)
• Type of connection to the computer: PC card / USB / IEEE1394 / Other (
)
If another device with USB connection is used
• Name of the device (or devices):
1)
2)
128
To check the SonicStage software version, go to [Help] – [About SonicStage] in the SonicStage
window.
To check the MD Simple Burner software version, go to [CONFIG] – [Version] in the MD Simple
Burner window.
The software cannot be installed onto your computer
Problem
Cause/Remedy
The installation was not
successful.
You are using an OS that does not support this software.
tSee page 108 for more details.
All windows applications are not closed.
tIf you start the installation while other programs are
running, a malfunction may occur. This is especially
true for programs that require large amounts of
system resources, such as virus-check software.
There is not enough hard disk space on your hard disk.
tYou need 200MB or more free space on your hard
disk.
The installation appears to have Check for the appearance of an error message beneath
the installation window.
stopped before it has
completed.
t Press the [Tab] key while holding down the [Alt]
key. If an error message has appeared, press the
[Enter] key. The installation will resume. If there is
no message, the installation is still in progress. Wait
a little while longer.
The progress bar on the display The installation is progressing normally. Please wait.
is not moving. The access lamp The installation may take 30 minutes or more,
depending on your CD drive or system environment.
has not lit for a few minutes.
129
Using a MD Walkman connected to the computer
Problem
Cause/Remedy
Your computer does not
recognize the MD Walkman.
The MD Walkman is not firmly connected with the
supplied dedicated USB cable to the computer.
tReconnect the MD Walkman to the computer firmly.
tRemove and reconnect the MD Walkman. If the
computer still does not recognize the MD Walkman,
disconnect the cable, restart the computer, and then
make the connection again.
A disc is not inserted in the MD Walkman.
tCheck if a disc is inserted in the MD Walkman.
The Net MD driver is not be installed.
tInstall the SonicStage/MD Simple Burner software
using the supplied CD-ROM.
The software installation failed.
tDisconnect the connected device and install the
software again using the supplied CD-ROM.
The supplied dedicated USB cable is disconnected.
tConnect the supplied dedicated USB cable firmly.
The connections are made through a USB hub.
tOperations are not guaranteed for USB-hub
connections. Connect the MD Walkman directly to
the USB connector on the computer.
It takes time to recognize SonicStage. Please wait.
Even though the dedicated
USB cable is used to connect
The other application software is running.
the MD Walkman to the
tReconnect the supplied dedicated USB cable after a
computer, the display on the
while. If the computer still does not recognize the
MD Walkman does not indicate
MD Walkman, disconnect the MD Walkman, restart
it is connected.
the computer, and connect the dedicated USB cable
again.
Even though your computer
recognize the MD Walkman, it
does not operate normally.
130
The supplied dedicated USB cable is disconnected.
tConnect the supplied dedicated USB cable firmly.
The connections are made through a USB hub.
tOperations are not guaranteed for USB-hub
connections. Connect the MD Walkman directly to
the USB connector on the computer.
Index
Numerics
E
6-Band Equalizer 53
EMD service 108
Erasing
a whole disc 69
groups 68
tracks 68
A
Accessories
optional 87
supplied 12
ATRAC3plus 100
AVLS 74
F
Format 73
B
G
Backlight 75
Battery
battery life 20
dry battery 18
rechargeable battery 17
BEEP 75
Bookmark
add 46, 50
play 46, 50
G-PROTECTION 103
Group
erasing 68
moving 66
recording 40
releasing 64
setting 62
C
CD drive 108
CDDB 108, 112
CD-ROM 109
Charging 17
Checking
playing position 43
remaining time 33, 43
Cleaning 85
Combining tracks 72
Connecting 111, 112
analog 37
computer 80
digital 21
when charging 17
Contrast 79
Copyright protection 127
D
Data storage 82
Disc memory 76
Disc Mode 78
Divide
directly 71
rehearsal 71
DSP TYPE-S 103
H
Hard disk
free space 108
Hi-MD 100
HOLD 14
I
Importing 115
Installing 108
L
Labeling 59, 61
Linear PCM 100
M
Manual recording 38
MD Simple Burner 111
MDLP 37
Menu 27
Menu Mode 74
Move
groups 65
tracks 64
My Library 115
N
Net MD 111
O
OpenMG Secure Module x.x 126
131
P
W
Play mode
Main Play Mode 45, 48
Repeat Play 47, 51
Sub Play Mode 47, 51
Windows 2000 Professional 108, 113,
Q
Quick mode 77
R
Recording
adding track marks 39
analog 37
digital 21
from microphone 35
level 36, 38
mode (Hi-MD/MDLP) 37
Recording mode 112
Recording mode (Bit rate) 116, 120
Relabeling 60
S
Search 52
Simple Mode 112
SonicStage 115
SonicStage Help 122
Speed Control 56
Start (software)
MD Simple Burner 113
SonicStage 115
Synchro-recording 42
System environment 108
System limitations 108
T
Time Mark 39
Title 58
Track mark
Add (Divide) 70
Erase (Combine) 72
Transferring
to the MD Walkman 117
to your computer 119
U
Uninstalling 126
USB cable 12
USB port 108
V
Virtual Surround 53
132
115, 122, 126
Windows 98 Second Edition 108, 113,
115, 122, 126
Windows Media Player 108
Windows Millennium Edition 113, 115,
122, 126
Windows XP Home Edition 108
Windows XP Media Center Edition 108
Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004
108
Windows XP Professional 108
WMA 108
This warranty is valid only in Canada.
This warranty is valid only in the United States.
Printed in Malaysia
* 3 2 6 6 5 3 6 1 1 * (1)
Was this manual useful for you? yes no
Thank you for your participation!

* Your assessment is very important for improving the work of artificial intelligence, which forms the content of this project

Download PDF

advertisement