Sony ICD-PX312 Digital Flash Voice Recorder Operating instructions

Sony ICD-PX312 Digital Flash Voice Recorder Operating instructions
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IC Recorder
Operating Instructions
Getting Started
Basic Operations
Other Recording Operations
Other Playback Operations
Editing Files
About the Menu Function
Utilizing Your Computer
Additional Information
Troubleshooting
Index
ICD-PX312
This class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian
ICES-003.
• The recorded music is limited to private use only.
Use of the music beyond this limit requires
permission of the copyright holders.
• Sony is not responsible for incomplete recording/
downloading or damaged data due to problems of
the IC recorder or computer.
• Depending on the types of the text and characters,
the text shown on the IC recorder may not be
displayed properly on device. This is due to:
– The capacity of the connected IC recorder.
– The IC recorder is not functioning normally.
– Content information is written in the language
or the character that is not supported by the IC
recorder.
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Notice for users
All rights reserved. This manual or the software
described herein, in whole or in part, may not be
reproduced, translated or reduced to any machine
readable form without prior written approval from
Sony Corporation.
IN NO EVENT SHALL SONY CORPORATION BE
LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL,
CONSEQUENTIAL OR SPECIAL DAMAGES,
WHETHER BASED ON TORT, CONTRACT, OR
OTHERWISE, ARISING OUT OF OR IN
CONNECTION WITH THIS MANUAL, THE
SOFTWARE OR OTHER INFORMATION
CONTAINED HEREIN OR THE USE THEREOF.
Sony Corporation reserves the right to make any
modification to this manual or the information
contained herein at any time without notice.
The software described herein may also be governed
by the terms of a separate user license agreement.
• This software is for Windows and cannot be used
for Macintosh.
• The supplied connecting cable is for the IC recorder
ICD-PX312. You cannot connect other IC
recorders.
What you record is for personal
enjoyment and use only. Copyright laws
prohibit other forms of use without the
permission of the copyright holders.
The use of Memory Stick™ media for
recording copyright-protected graphics or
other data is limited to the restrictions
specified under applicable copyright
laws. Any use beyond those restriction is
prohibited.
This product supports “Memory Stick
Micro™ (M2™)” media. “M2™” is an
abbreviated form of “Memory Stick
Micro™.” Hereinafter, “M2™” is used in
this document.
Trademarks
• Microsoft, Windows, Windows Vista and Windows
Media are registered trademarks or trademarks of
Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or
other countries.
• Macintosh and Mac OS are trademarks of Apple
Inc., registered in the USA and other countries.
• Pentium is a registered trademark of Intel
Corporation.
• MPEG Layer-3 audio coding technology and
patents licensed from Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson.
• microSD and microSDHC logos are trademarks of
SD-3C, LLC.
• “Memory Stick Micro,” “M2” and
are
trademarks or registered trademarks of Sony
Corporation.
• “MagicGate” is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
• Nuance, the Nuance logo, Dragon, Dragon
NaturallySpeaking, and RealSpeak are trademarks
and/or registered trademarks of Nuance
Communications Inc., and/or its affiliates in the
United States and/or other countries.
All other trademarks and registered trademarks are
trademarks or registered trademarks of their
respective holders. Furthermore, “ ™ ” and “®” are
not mentioned in each case in this manual.
The “Sound Organizer” uses software modules as
shown below:
Windows Media Format Runtime
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Table of Contents
Getting Started
Other Recording Operations
Step 1: Checking the Contents of the
Package .....................................................7
Index to parts and controls ...................8
Preventing unintentional operations
(HOLD) ..............................................10
Step 2: Preparing a Power Source ..........11
When to replace the batteries .............12
Step 3: Turning the IC Recorder On .......13
Turning the power on .........................13
Turning the power off .........................13
Step 4: Setting the Clock ........................14
Step 5: Setting the Language to Be
Used in the Display Window ..................16
Changing the Recording Settings ............30
Selecting a recording scene for each
situation ...............................................30
Adding a recording to a previously
recorded file ........................................33
Adding an overwrite recording
during playback ..................................35
Starting to record automatically in
response to sound
– the VOR function .............................37
Recording on a Memory Card .................39
Recording via Other Devices ..................43
Recording with an external
microphone .........................................43
Recording from other equipment ........45
Operation during Recording ....................47
Monitoring the recording ....................47
Basic Operations
Recording .......................................18
Listening .........................................23
Erasing ............................................28
Other Playback Operations
Changing the Playback Settings ..............48
Convenient playback methods ............48
Reducing noise in the playback
sound and making the human voice
clearer – the noise cut function ...........49
Adjusting the playback speed
– the DPC (Digital Pitch Control)
function ...............................................50
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Selecting the playback mode ..............52
Playing Back a File at a Desired Time
with an Alarm .........................................55
Playback via Other Devices ....................58
Recording with other equipment ........58
Editing Files
Arranging Files in a Folder .....................59
Moving a file to a different folder ......59
Copying a file to the other memory ....60
Erasing all files in a folder ..................62
Using a Track Mark ................................63
Adding a track mark ...........................63
Erasing a track mark ...........................64
Erasing all the track marks in the
selected file at one time ......................65
Dividing a File ........................................67
Dividing a file at the current
position ...............................................67
Dividing a file at all the track mark
positions ..............................................68
Protecting a File ......................................71
About the Menu Function
Making Settings for the Menu ................73
Menu Settings .........................................75
Utilizing Your Computer
Using the IC Recorder with Your
Computer .................................................86
Connecting the IC recorder to your
computer .............................................86
Structure of folders and files ...............87
Disconnecting the IC recorder from
your computer .....................................91
Copying Files from the IC Recorder to
Your Computer .......................................93
Copying MP3 Files from Your
Computer to the IC Recorder and
Playing Them Back .................................94
Copying an MP3 file from your
computer to the IC recorder
(drag and drop) ...................................94
Playing back MP3 files copied
from your computer using the
IC recorder ..........................................94
Using the IC Recorder as USB
Memory ...................................................96
Using the Supplied Sound Organizer
Software ..................................................97
What you can do using Sound
Organizer ............................................97
System requirements for your
computer .............................................98
Installing Sound Organizer .................99
The Sound Organizer window ..........101
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Additional Information
Using a USB AC Adaptor .....................102
Disconnecting the IC recorder from
the AC outlet ..................................... 102
Precautions ............................................ 104
Specifications ........................................ 107
System requirements ........................107
Design and specifications ................. 108
Battery life ........................................ 111
Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting ....................................112
Message List ......................................... 120
System Limitations ............................... 125
Display Window Guide ........................126
Index .....................................................130
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Getting Started
Step 1: Checking the Contents of the
Package
IC Recorder (1)
Application software, Sound
Organizer (CD-ROM) (1)
Getting Started
Application software, Dragon
NaturallySpeaking (DVD-ROM)*
Operating Instructions
Remove the film on the display window
before you use the IC recorder.
USB connecting cable (1)
To connect the IC recorder to a computer,
make sure to use the supplied USB
connecting cable.
The operating instructions are stored as PDF
files in the built-in memory of the IC
recorder.
* The application software, Dragon
NaturallySpeaking (DVD-ROM) is supplied
with some models in some regions only.
You are cautioned that any changes or
modifications not expressly approved in this
manual could void your authority to operate
this equipment.
LR03 (size AAA) alkaline batteries
(2)
P Note
When you charge batteries, purchase
NH-AAA-B2KN rechargeable batteries (not
supplied).
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Index to parts and controls
Front
K i (headphone) jack*2
L Operation indicator
M ERASE button
N VOL (volume) –/+*1 button
O
(repeat) A-B button
P z REC/PAUSE button
Q NOISE CUT switch
R T-MARK (track mark) button
*1 These buttons and the jack have a tactile
dot. Use it as a reference point for
operations, or to identify each terminal.
*2 Connect a pair of headphones (not supplied)
to the i (headphone) jack. When noise is
heard, clean the plug of the headphones.
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
Built-in microphone
m (microphone) jack*1
Display window
DISP/MENU button
SCENE button
(folder) button
N PLAY/STOP•ENTER*1 button
x (stop) button
–. (review/fast backward), >+
(cue/fast forward) buttons
J Speaker
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i (headphone)
jack
Rear
Getting Started
S
T
U
V
W
(USB) connector
M2™/microSD memory card slot
HOLD•POWER ON/OFF switch
Battery compartment
Strap hole (A strap is not supplied.)
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Preventing unintentional
operations (HOLD)
“HOLD” appears if you press any button
when the HOLD function is activated.
You can disable all the buttons (HOLD) in
order to prevent unintentional operations
when you carry the IC recorder, etc.
To release the IC recorder from
the HOLD status
To put the IC recorder in the
HOLD status
Slide the HOLD•POWER ON/OFF switch
towards the center.
P Note
Slide the HOLD•POWER ON/OFF switch
in the direction of “HOLD.”
“HOLD” will appear for approximately 3
seconds, indicating that all the button
operations are disabled.
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When the HOLD function is activated during
recording, all the button operations are
disabled. To stop recording, cancel the HOLD
function first.
z Tip
Even if the HOLD function is activated, you
can stop the alarm playback by pressing any
button. (You cannot stop normal playback.)
Step 2: Preparing a Power Source
Remove the film on the display window
before you use the IC recorder.
If the battery compartment lid is
accidentally detached, attach it as
illustrated.
Getting Started
Slide and lift the battery compartment lid,
insert LR03 (size AAA) alkaline batteries
with correct polarity, and close the lid.
The clock setting window appears and the
year section flashes when you insert
batteries for the first time, or when you
insert batteries after the IC recorder has
been without batteries for a certain period
of time. See “Step 4: Setting the Clock” on
page 14 to set the date and time.
z Tips
• When replacing the batteries, files recorded
or alarm settings are not erased even when
you remove the batteries.
• When replacing the batteries, the clock
continues moving for about 1 minute after
you remove the batteries.
• You can use two NH-AAA-B2KN
rechargeable batteries (not supplied).
P Notes
• Do not use manganese batteries for this IC
recorder.
• When replacing the batteries, be sure to
replace both batteries with new ones.
• Do not charge dry batteries. You cannot
charge the supplied LR03 (size AAA)
alkaline batteries.
• When you are not going to use the IC
recorder for a long time, remove the batteries
to prevent damage from battery leakage and
corrosion.
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When to replace the
batteries
The battery indicator in the display window
shows the battery condition.
Battery remain indicator
: “Low Battery Level” appears.
Replace the old batteries with new
ones.
m
: “Low Battery” appears and the IC
recorder will stop operation.
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Step 3: Turning the IC Recorder On
Turning the power on
Getting Started
z Tips
• When you are not going to use the IC
recorder for a long time, we recommend to
turn off the IC recorder.
• When the IC recorder is in the stop mode,
and you leave the IC recorder without
attempting an operation for a certain length
of time, the auto power off function will take
effect. (The length of time before auto power
off is set to “10min” when you purchase the
IC recorder.) You can select the length of
time before auto power off takes effect in the
menu (page 84).
Slide the HOLD•POWER ON/OFF switch
in the direction of “POWER ON/OFF” for
more than 1 second. The IC recorder is
turned on, and the “Accessing...” animation
is displayed.
Turning the power off
Slide the HOLD•POWER ON/OFF switch
in the direction of “POWER ON/OFF” for
more than 2 seconds, and “Power Off” is
displayed.
The IC recorder turns off within a few
seconds.
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Step 4: Setting the Clock
N PLAY/
STOP•ENTER
DISP/MENU
x
– . , >+
You need to set the clock to use the alarm
function or record the date and time.
When you insert batteries for the first time,
or when you insert batteries after the IC
recorder has been without batteries for
more than 1 minute, “Set Date&Time”
appears, and then the clock setting window
appears.
Set the clock as follows:
When you press N PLAY/
STOP•ENTER, the cursor moves to the
month section.
2 Set the month, day, hour, and minute in
sequence in the same way.
Press –. or >+ to select the desired
figures, and then press N PLAY/
STOP•ENTER.
1 Set the year.
Press –. or >+ to set the year, and
then press N PLAY/STOP•ENTER.
Select the last two digits of the year.
When you set the minute, the
“Executing...” animation is displayed,
and then the stop mode window appears.
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When you use the IC recorder for the
first time or when no file is recorded, the
following window may be displayed.
Current folder
To display the current date and
time
While the IC recorder is in the stop mode,
press x (stop) to display the current date
and time for about 3 seconds.
Elapsed time
Getting Started
Current file number/
the total number of
files in the folder
P Notes
• If you do not press N PLAY/
STOP•ENTER within 1 minute of entering
the clock setting data, the clock setting mode
is canceled and the stop mode window will
be displayed.
• When any button not intended for use in
setting the clock is pressed during the clock
setting mode, the clock setting is canceled.
To set the clock, use the menu.
To set the clock using the menu
While the IC recorder is in the stop mode,
you can set the clock using the menu.
Press and hold DISP/MENU to enter the
menu mode. Then select “Detail Menu,”
then “Date&Time” to set the clock
(page 83).
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Step 5: Setting the Language to Be Used in
the Display Window
N PLAY/
STOP•ENTER
DISP/MENU
x
– . , >+
3 Press –. or >+ to select
You can select the language to be used for
messages, menus, etc. from 3 languages.
“Language,” and then press N PLAY/
STOP•ENTER.
1 Press and hold DISP/MENU to enter the
menu mode.
The menu mode window will be
displayed.
2 Press –. or >+ to select “Detail
Menu,” and then press N PLAY/
STOP•ENTER.
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4 Press –. or >+ to select the
language that you want to use, and then
press N PLAY/STOP•ENTER.
You can select the following languages.
English, Español (Spanish), Français
(French)
5 Press x (stop) to exit the menu mode.
Getting Started
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Basic Operations
Recording
P Notes
• Before making a recording, be sure to check the battery indicator (page 12).
• Noise may be recorded if an object, such as your finger, etc., accidentally rubs or scratches the IC
recorder during recording.
z Tip
Before you start recording, we recommend you make a trial recording first, or monitor the
recording (page 47).
Starting to record
1 Slide the HOLD•POWER ON/OFF switch towards the
center to release the IC recorder from the HOLD status
(page 10).
The stop mode window appears.
2 Select the folder in which you want to record files
(page 24).
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3 Place the IC recorder so that the built-in microphone
face the direction of the source to be recorded.
4 Press z REC/PAUSE in the stop mode.
Operation
indicator
Basic Operations
The operation indicator flashes in orange, and then
lights up in red. (When “LED” is set to “OFF” in the
menu (page 82), the indicator does not light.)
You do not need to press and hold z REC/PAUSE
while recording.
The new file will be automatically recorded after the
last recorded file.
z REC/
PAUSE
Elapsed time of the current recording
File number of the file being recorded/
the total number of recorded files in the
folder
zTip
You can switch the elapsed time display to remaining time,
or another display by pressing DISP/MENU (page 27).
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To stop recording
1 Press x (stop).
The “Accessing...” animation appears and the IC
recorder stops at the beginning of the current recording
file.
You can locate the recorded file using its folder name
and file number for playback later.
x
The folder containing the recorded file
The number of the recorded file
representing how early the file was
recorded in a folder.
Note while accessing
The IC recorder is recording data and storing it on the memory media when the
“Accessing...” animation appears in the display window or the operation indicator flashes in
orange. While the IC recorder is accessing data, do not remove the batteries or connect or
disconnect the USB AC adaptor (not supplied). Doing so may damage the data.
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Other operations
Press z REC/PAUSE. During recording pause, the operation indicator
flashes in red and “PAUSE” begins to flash in the display window.
release pause and
resume recording
Press z REC/PAUSE again. Recording resumes from that point. (To stop
recording after pausing recording, press x (stop).)
review the current
recording instantly
Press N PLAY/STOP•ENTER. Recording stops and playback starts from
the beginning of the file just recorded.
review during
recording
Press and hold –. during recording or recording pause. Recording stops
and you can search backwards while listening to fast playback sound. After
you release –., playback starts from that point.
Basic Operations
pause recording*
* One hour after you pause recording, recording pause is automatically released and the IC recorder
enters the stop mode.
z Tips
• Files recorded using this IC recorder will be recorded as MP3 files.
• You can record up to 199 files in each folder.
• You can make new folders or erase unwanted folders using the supplied Sound Organizer
software (page 97).
Remaining memory indicator
During recording, the remaining memory indicator decreases one by one. When the
remaining time of recording reaches 10 minutes, the last one of the indicator flashes. When
the remaining time reaches 1 minute, the display will be changed automatically to the
remaining time display, and the remaining recording time display will also flash. To continue
recording, first erase some of the files.
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The remaining time
Flashing
To record according to each recording situation (scene selection)
According to various recording scene, you can change the recording items, such as REC
Mode (page 80), Mic Sensitivity (page 81), etc., to the recommended settings in bulk. For
details on scene selection, see page 30.
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Listening
Starting playback
1 Slide the HOLD•POWER ON/OFF switch towards the
center to release the IC recorder from the HOLD status
(page 10).
The stop mode window appears.
3 Press N PLAY/STOP•ENTER.
Playback will start soon, and the operation indicator
will light in green. (When “LED” is set to “OFF” in the
menu (page 82), the indicator does not light.)
Basic Operations
2 Select the file you want to play (page 24).
Operation
indicator
N PLAY/
STOP•ENTER
4 Press VOL –/+ to adjust the volume.
VOL –/+
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To stop playback
1 Press x (stop).
x
To select a folder and file
1 Press
(folder) to display the folder selection
window.
Current folder
Current file number/the total
number of files in the folder
2 Press –. or >+ to select a folder.
When you purchase the IC recorder, there are 5 folders
already available (
FOLDER01-05).
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–., >+
3 Press N PLAY/STOP•ENTER.
N PLAY/
STOP•ENTER
4 Press –. or >+ to select a file.
–., >+
Basic Operations
Press >+ to select a file with a larger number.
Press –. to select a file with a smaller number.
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Other operations
stop at the current position Press N PLAY/STOP•ENTER. To resume playback from that point,
(Playback Pause function) press N PLAY/STOP•ENTER again.
go back to the beginning of Press –. once.*1*2
the current file
go back to previous files
Press –. repeatedly. (During the stop mode, keep the button
pressed to go back the files continuously.*3)
skip to the next file
Press >+ once.*1*2
skip to the succeeding files Press >+ repeatedly. (During the stop mode, keep the button
pressed to skip the files continuously.*3)
*1 When a track mark is set, the IC recorder goes backward or forward to the track mark before or after
the current point (page 63).
*2 These operations are for when “Easy Search” is set to “OFF” (page 48).
3
* In the continuous searching mode, the IC recorder does not locate track marks.
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About the display
File information
Basic Operations
Press DISP/MENU briefly to switch and check the file information.
A file recorded using the IC recorder is displayed as follows.
Elapsed time: The elapsed playback time of one file
Remaining time: The maximum recording time during recording
The remaining playback time of one file (in the stop mode or playback
mode)
Recording date/time: Date/time recorded
: File name (in the stop mode or playback mode): Date_file number (e.g. 110101_001)
: Title (in the stop mode or playback mode): Date_file number (e.g. 110101_001)
: Artist name (in the playback mode): Artist name (e.g. My Recording)
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Erasing
P Note
Once a recording has been erased, you cannot retrieve it.
Selecting a file and erasing it
1 Slide the HOLD•POWER ON/OFF switch towards the
center to release the IC recorder from the HOLD status
(page 10).
The stop mode window appears.
2 Select the file you want to erase when the IC recorder is
in the stop or playback mode (page 24).
3 Press ERASE.
“Erase?” is displayed and the specified file is played
back for confirmation.
ERASE
4 Press –. or >+ to select “YES.”
–., >+
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5 Press N PLAY/STOP•ENTER.
The “Erasing...” animation appears in the display
window and the selected file will be erased.
When a file is erased, the remaining files will advance
so that there will be no space between files.
N PLAY/
STOP•ENTER
Basic Operations
The 1st file has been erased and the
following files have had their numbers
reduced by 1.
The total number of files in the folder is
reduced from 05 to 04.
To cancel erasing
1 Select “NO” in step 4 of “Selecting a file and erasing
it,” and then press N PLAY/STOP•ENTER.
N PLAY/
STOP•ENTER
To erase another file
Proceed with steps 2 through 5 in “Selecting a file and erasing it.”
To erase a part of a file
Divide the file into two files first (page 67), and then proceed with steps 3 through 5 in
“Selecting a file and erasing it” after selecting the file you want to erase.
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Other Recording Operations
Changing the Recording Settings
Selecting a recording scene
for each situation
SCENE
N PLAY/
STOP•ENTER
– . , >+
According to various recording scene, you
can change the items for recording, such as
REC Mode (page 80), Mic Sensitivity
(page 81), etc., to the recommended
settings in bulk.
1 Press SCENE in the stop mode.
The Scene Select window will be
displayed.
2 Press –. or >+ to select a scene
you want, and then press N PLAY/
STOP•ENTER.
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The indicator corresponding to the
selected scene is displayed.
Meeting (
)
To record dictation with a
microphone in front of your
mouth.
Voice Notes
(
To record in a variety of
situations, such as recording
in a conference room.
)
Interview (
Recording at a meeting
By placing the IC recorder on a stand or a
handkerchief substituting for a stand, you
can record with clear, low-noise sound,
without vibration noise from the desk.
) To record human voice at a
distance of 1 to 2 meters (40
to 80 in.).
Lecture (
To record a wide range of
sound, such as a lecture in a
classroom or a chorus lesson.
) To record from external
equipment, such as a portable
CD/MD player or a tape
recorder, connected to the IC
recorder via an audio output
connector (stereo mini-jack).
Also used for dubbing.
P Notes
• You cannot set a scene during recording.
• When 60 seconds have passed without any
operation after the Scene Select window
appeared, the stop mode window will be
displayed.
Other Recording Operations
Audio IN (
)
Recording a voice note
By placing the IC recorder close to one side
of your mouth, you can prevent breathing
on the built-in microphone, and record with
clear sound.
Tips for better recording
There are ways of making better recordings
other than using scene selection.
Built-in
microphone
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Recording an interview
Place the IC recorder so that the built-in
microphone face the interviewee.
Recording a music performance
By attaching a tripod (not supplied) or
placing the IC recorder on a stand or table,
you can adjust the angle of the IC recorder
and the built-in microphone more precisely.
When recording a chorus or piano
performance, for example, place the IC
recorder on a table approximately 2 to 3
meters (80 to 120 in.) from the
performer(s). Set up the IC recorder with
the display window facing up, and with the
built-in microphone pointing towards the
sound source.
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Scene Select settings
P Note
For details on the menu items and settings,
see pages 77 through 81.
You cannot modify the Scene Select settings.
If you want to change the setting items, such as
REC Mode (page 80), Mic Sensitivity
(page 81), etc., for recording situations, use the
menu to change each item of recording
settings.
VOR
Meeting
( )
Voice Notes Interview
( )
( )
OFF
OFF
OFF
REC Mode 192kbps 128kbps
(MONO) (MONO)
(SHQ)
(HQ)
192kbps
(MONO)
(SHQ)
Mic
Medium
Sensitivity ( )
Low
( )
Medium
( )
LCF(Low ON
Cut)
ON
ON
N PLAY/
STOP•ENTER
DISP/MENU
Select
Input
MIC IN
MIC IN
z REC/PAUSE
Other Recording Operations
MIC IN
Adding a recording to a
previously recorded file
x
Lecture (
)
Audio IN (
VOR
OFF
OFF
REC Mode
192kbps
(MONO)
(SHQ)
192kbps
(MONO)
(SHQ)
Mic
Sensitivity
Medium
( )
Low
( )
LCF(Low
Cut)
OFF
OFF
Select Input
MIC IN
Audio IN
)
–., >+
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When “Add/Overwrite” in the menu is set
to “Add,” you can add a recording to the
file being played back. The added recording
will be placed after the current file, and will
be counted as a part of the file.
2 Press –. or >+ to select “Add/
Overwrite,” and then press N PLAY/
STOP•ENTER.
During playback of file 3
File 3
File 4
After adding a recording
File 3
File 4
Added recording
3 Press –. or >+ to select “Add,”
and then press N PLAY/
STOP•ENTER.
Select the file to which you want to add a
recording first.
1 Press and hold DISP/MENU in the stop
mode to enter the menu mode.
The menu mode window will be
displayed.
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“Add/Overwrite” is set to “OFF” when
you purchase the IC recorder.
4 Press x (stop) to exit the menu mode.
5 When the file to be added is played back,
6 While “Add REC?” is displayed, press
z REC/PAUSE.
The operation indicator will turn red.
Then recording starts.
7 Press x (stop) to stop recording.
Adding an overwrite
recording during playback
Other Recording Operations
press z REC/PAUSE.
“Add REC?” will be displayed.
For details on playback, see page 23.
• You cannot add a recording to an MP3 file
that was not recorded using the IC recorder.
Moreover, when you edit files using the
supplied Sound Organizer software, adding a
recording to the files may not be possible.
• The REC Mode of an additional recording is
the same as the added file.
• If 10 minutes have passed after step 5, you
must start the procedure again from step 5.
N PLAY/
STOP•ENTER
DISP/MENU
z REC/PAUSE
x
–., >+
Recording is added to
the current file. The file
number and the total
number of files in the
folder remain
unchanged.
P Notes
When “Add/Overwrite” in the menu is set
to “Overwrite,” you can add an overwrite
recording after a selected point in a
recorded file. The part of the file after the
selected point is erased.
• You cannot add a recording when the file has
reached the maximum size limit (500 MB).
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The starting point of an overwrite recording
File 2
File 3
File 4
3 Press –. or >+ to select
“Overwrite,” and then press N PLAY/
STOP•ENTER.
The erased part
of File 2
File 2
File 3
File 4
Added overwrite recording in File 2
Select the file to which you want to add an
overwrite recording first.
“Add/Overwrite” is set to “OFF” when
you purchase the IC recorder.
4 Press x (stop) to exit the menu mode.
1 Press and hold DISP/MENU in the stop
mode to enter the menu mode.
The menu mode window will be
displayed.
2 Press –. or >+ to select “Add/
Overwrite,” and then press N PLAY/
STOP•ENTER.
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5 When the file to be added is played back,
press z REC/PAUSE at the position
where you want to overwrite the file.
“Overwrite REC?” will be displayed.
For details on playback, see page 23.
6 While “Overwrite REC?” is displayed,
press z REC/PAUSE.
The operation indicator will turn red.
Then recording starts.
7 Press x (stop) to stop recording.
Recording overwrites
the current file. The file
number and the total
number of files in the
folder remain
unchanged.
Starting to record
automatically in response to
sound – the VOR function
N PLAY/
STOP•ENTER
DISP/MENU
z REC/PAUSE
x
–., >+
Other Recording Operations
P Notes
• You cannot add an overwrite recording to an
MP3 file when the file has reached the
maximum size limit (500 MB). However,
you can add an overwrite recording to a file,
even if the file has reached the maximum
size limit, when the beginning of the point to
the overwritten has not reached the
maximum size limit.
• You cannot add an overwrite recording to an
MP3 file which was not recorded using the
IC recorder. Moreover, when you edit files
using the supplied Sound Organizer
software, adding an overwrite recording to
the files may not be possible.
• The REC Mode of an additional overwrite
recording is the same as the added file.
• If 10 minutes have passed after step 5, you
must start the procedure again from step 5.
You can set the VOR (Voice Operated
Recording) function to “ON,” to make the
IC recorder start recording when the IC
recorder detects sound, and pause when no
sound is heard, eliminating recording
during soundless periods.
1 Press and hold DISP/MENU in the stop
or recording mode to enter the menu
mode.
The menu mode window will be
displayed.
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2 Press –. or >+ to select “VOR,”
and then press N PLAY/
STOP•ENTER.
3 Press –. or >+ to select “ON,” and
then press N PLAY/STOP•ENTER.
The recording pauses when no sound is
detected and “PAUSE” flashes. When the
IC recorder detects sound again, the
recording starts again.
To cancel the VOR function
Set “VOR” to “OFF” in step 3.
P Note
“VOR” is set to “OFF” when you
purchase the IC recorder.
4 Press x (stop) to exit the menu mode.
5 Press z REC/PAUSE.
“VOR” and “
window.
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” appear in the display
The VOR function is affected by the sound
around you. Set “Mic Sensitivity” in the menu
(page 81) according to the recording
conditions. If recording is not satisfactory after
you have changed the “Mic Sensitivity”
setting, or for an important recording, set
“VOR” to “OFF” in the menu.
Recording on a Memory Card
N PLAY/STOP•ENTER
DISP/MENU
z REC/PAUSE
x
– . , >+
* When you are
inserting a memory
card with the back side
of the IC recorder
facing toward you.
Insert microSD card with the label
side facing toward you.*
In addition to the built-in memory, you can
record files on a memory card.
Memory cards that you can use with the IC
recorder are as follows:
• Memory Stick Micro™ (M2™) media:
Up to 16 GB is supported.
• microSD card: A microSD (FAT16) card
smaller than 2 GB and a microSDHC
(FAT32) card from 4 GB to 32 GB are
supported.
A memory card of 64 MB or less is not
supported.
Other Recording Operations
Insert M2™ with the terminal side
facing toward you.*
About compatible memory cards
The microSD/microSDHC cards that have
been tested according to our standards are
as follows.
microSD/microSDHC cards
Supplier
2 GB 4 GB 8 GB 16 GB 32 GB
SONY
a
a
a
—
—
Toshiba
a
a
a
a
—
Panasonic
a
a
a
a
—
SanDisk
a
a
a
a
a
a: Operation tested
–: Operation not tested
As of January 2011
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For ICD-PX312, the operational tests
performed were using memory cards available
as of January 2011.
For the latest information about the memory
cards that have been tested, please access the
support home page for the IC recorder:
http://www.sony.ca/ElectronicsSupport/
http://fr.sony.ca/ElectronicsSupport/
1 Open the cover of the memory card slot
In this manual, M2™ and microSD cards are
generally referred to as a “memory card.”
The M2™/microSD card slot is referred to as
the “memory card slot.”
To remove a memory card
Due to the file system specifications of the
IC recorder, you can record and play back a
file smaller than 500 MB using a memory
card.
You can record up to 4,074 files on an
M2™ media.
P Note
Operations of all types of compatible memory
cards are not guaranteed.
To insert a memory card
Before recording, be sure to copy all the
data stored on the memory card to your
computer and format the memory card on
the IC recorder (page 85) so it contains no
data.
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in the stop mode.
2 Insert an M2™ or microSD card, in the
direction shown in the illustration on
page 39, securely to the end of the slot
until it clicks into place. Then close the
cover.
Push the memory card into the slot. When it
pops out, remove it from the memory card
slot.
Structure of folders and files
5 folders are created in a memory card in
addition to those in the built-in memory.
The structure of folders and files is
somewhat different from that of the built-in
memory (page 89).
P Notes
• Do not insert or remove a memory card
during recording/playback/formatting.
Doing so may cause a malfunction of the IC
recorder.
• Do not remove a memory card while the
“Accessing...” animation appears in the
display window. Doing so may damage the
data.
• If a memory card is not recognized, remove
it and then insert it into the IC recorder
again.
• Close the cover of the memory card slot
firmly. Also, do not insert any liquid, metal,
flammable or any object other than a
memory card into the slot. Doing so may
cause fire, electric shock, or malfunctions.
To switch the IC recorder
destination to the memory card
1 Press and hold DISP/MENU in the stop
mode to enter the menu mode.
The menu mode window will be
displayed.
Memory,” and then press N PLAY/
STOP•ENTER.
Other Recording Operations
2 Press –. or >+ to select “Select
“Select Memory” is set to “Built-In
Memory” when you purchase the IC
recorder.
If the memory card has already been
formatted, proceed to step 7.
4 When the memory card is not formatted,
press –. or >+ to select “Detail
Menu,” and then press N PLAY/
STOP•ENTER.
5 Press –. or >+ to select “Format,”
and then press N PLAY/
STOP•ENTER.
“Erase All Data?” will be displayed.
3 Press –. or >+ to select “Memory
Card,” and then press N PLAY/
STOP•ENTER.
6 Press –. or >+ to select “YES,”
and then press N PLAY/
STOP•ENTER.
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7 Press x (stop) to exit the menu mode.
Memory card indicator
is displayed.
To use the built-in memory
Select “Built-In Memory” in step 3.
To start recording
Select the folder and then press z REC/
PAUSE. For details on recording, see
page 18.
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Recording via Other Devices
Recording with an external
microphone
External
microphone
(not supplied)
1 Connect an external microphone (not
supplied) to the m (microphone) jack
when the IC recorder is in the stop mode.
“Select Input” appears in the display
window.
If “Select Input” is not displayed, set it in
the menu (page 81).
Other Recording Operations
m (microphone)
jack
You can play back the sound in stereo using
a pair of stereo headphones (not supplied).
2 Press –. or >+ to select “MIC IN,”
and then press N PLAY/
STOP•ENTER.
N PLAY/
STOP•ENTER
z REC/PAUSE
– . , >+
x
When you connect a stereo microphone
(not supplied) to the IC recorder and the
recording mode is set to “SHQ” or “HQ”
mode, you can record sound in stereo.
“Select Input” is set to “MIC IN” when
you purchase the IC recorder.
3 Press x (stop) to exit the menu mode.
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4 Press z REC/PAUSE to start recording.
The built-in microphone is automatically
cut off, and the IC recorder starts
recording sounds from the external
microphone.
If the input level is not strong enough,
adjust the “Mic Sensitivity” setting on
the IC recorder (page 81).
When a plug in power type microphone
is connected, power is automatically
supplied to the microphone from the IC
recorder.
5 Press x (stop) to stop recording.
z Recommended microphones
You can use the Sony ECM-CS10,
ECM-CZ10, ECM-DS70P, ECM-DS30P
electret condenser microphone (not supplied).
To record sound from a
telephone or a cell phone
You can use the ECM-TL1 headphone-type
electret condenser microphone (not
supplied) to record sound from a telephone
or a cell phone.
For details on how to make the connection,
refer to the operating instructions supplied
with the ECM-TL1 microphone.
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P Notes
• After you have made the connection, check
the sound quality of the conversation and the
recording level before you start recording.
• If the beep of the telephone or a dial tone is
recorded, the conversation may be recorded
with lower level of sound. In this case, start
recording after the conversation has started.
• The VOR function (page 37) may not work,
depending on the kind of telephone or the
line condition.
• We assume no responsibility whatsoever for
any inconvenience, even if you cannot
record a conversation using the IC recorder.
Recording from other
equipment
CD player, etc.
m (microphone)
jack
– . , >+
x
1 Connect other equipment to the IC
recorder when the IC recorder is in the
stop mode.
Connect the audio output connector
(stereo mini-plug) of other equipment to
the m (microphone) jack of the IC
recorder using an audio connecting cable
(page 109).
“Select Input” appears in the display
window.
If “Select Input” is not displayed, set it in
the menu (page 81).
Other Recording Operations
N PLAY/
STOP•ENTER
z REC/PAUSE
z Tips
• Before you start recording, we recommend
you make a trial recording first, or monitor
the recording (page 47).
• If the input level is not strong enough,
connect the headphone jack (minijack,
stereo) of other equipment to the
m (microphone) jack of the IC recorder and
adjust the volume level on the piece of
equipment connected to the IC recorder.
You can make music files without using the
computer by recording sound from other
equipment connected to the IC recorder.
When you select “Audio IN” in the “Scene
Select” menu, the settings suitable for
recording from other equipment are already
selected. For details on setting, see page 30.
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2 Press –. or >+ to select “Audio
IN,” and then press N PLAY/
STOP•ENTER.
“Select Input” is set to “MIC IN” when
you purchase the IC recorder.
3 Press x (stop) to exit the menu mode.
4 Press z REC/PAUSE to start recording.
The built-in microphone is automatically
cut off and the IC recorder starts
recording sounds from the connected
equipment.
5 Start playback on the piece of equipment
connected to the IC recorder.
6 Press x (stop) to stop recording.
P Note
When audio output of an external device
connected to the IC recorder is monaural and
the recording mode is set to
“192kbps(MONO)” (SHQ) or
“128kbps(MONO)” (HQ), sounds are
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recorded only in one channel. In this case, set
the recording mode to “48kbps(MONO)” (SP)
or “8kbps(MONO)” (LP) in the menu
(page 80).
Operation during Recording
Monitoring the recording
i (headphone) jack
VOL –/+
Other Recording Operations
If you connect a pair of headphones (not
supplied) to the i (headphone) jack, you
can monitor the recording. You can adjust
the monitoring volume by pressing
VOL –/+, but the recording level is fixed.
P Note
When the cord of the headphones touches the
IC recorder while you are monitoring the
recording, the IC recorder may record a
rustling noise. The rustling noise can be
reduced by holding the cord away from the IC
recorder.
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Other Playback Operations
Changing the Playback Settings
Convenient playback
methods
Listening with better sound
quality
• To listen with a pair of headphones:
Connect a pair of headphones (not
supplied) to the i (headphone) jack. The
built-in speaker will be automatically
disconnected.
• To listen from an external speaker:
Connect an active or passive speaker to
the i (headphone) jack.
Quickly locating the point you
wish to start playback (easy
search)
When “Easy Search” is set to “ON”
(page 77) in the menu, you can quickly
locate the point at which you wish to start
playback by pressing –. or >+
repeatedly during playback.
You can go back approx. 3 seconds by
pressing –. once, or advance approx. 10
seconds by pressing >+ once. This
function is useful for locating a desired
point in a long recording.
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Searching forward/backward
during playback (cue/review)
• To search forward (cue):
Press and hold >+ during playback and
release it at the point you wish to resume
playback.
• To search backward (review):
Press and hold –. during playback and
release it at the point you wish to resume
playback.
The IC recorder searches at slow speed with
playback sound. This is useful to check one
word forward or back. Then, if you press
and hold the button, the IC recorder starts to
search at higher speed.
z When files are played back to the
end of the last file
• When you play back or fast play back to the
end of the last file, “FILE END” lights up for
approx. 5 seconds.
• When “FILE END” and the operation
indicator go off, the IC recorder will stop at
the beginning of the last file.
• If you press and hold –. while “FILE
END” is lit, the files are played back rapidly,
and normal playback will start at the point
you release the button.
• If the last file is long and you wish to start
playback at a later part of the file, press and
hold >+ to go to the end of the file, and
then press –. while “FILE END” is lit to
go back to the desired point.
• For files other than the last one, go to the
beginning of the next file and play backward
to the desired point.
Reducing noise in the
playback sound and making
the human voice clearer –
the noise cut function
DISP/MENU
P Notes
• The effect of the noise cut function may be
different depending on the condition of the
recorded voice.
• When you are using the built-in speaker, the
noise cut function does not work.
To set the noise cut level
1 Press and hold DISP/MENU in the stop
Other Playback Operations
N PLAY/
STOP•ENTER
x
When you slide the NOISE CUT switch to
“ON” in the playback mode, ambient noise
other than the human voice is reduced. A
file is played back with clear sound quality
because the noise of all frequency bands
including a human voice is reduced.
or playback mode to enter the menu
mode.
The menu mode window will be
displayed.
2 Press –. or >+ to select “Detail
Menu,” and then press N PLAY/
STOP•ENTER.
– . , >+
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3 Press –. or >+ to select “Noise Cut
Level,” and then press N PLAY/
STOP•ENTER.
Adjusting the playback
speed – the DPC (Digital
Pitch Control) function
N PLAY/
STOP•ENTER
DISP/MENU
x
4 Press –. or >+ to select
–., >+
“Maximum” or “Medium,” and then
press N PLAY/STOP•ENTER.
You can adjust the playback speed in a
range from 0.50 times to 2.00 times. The
file is played back in natural tones by
means of a digital processing function.
1 Press and hold DISP/MENU in the stop
“Noise Cut Level” is set to “Maximum”
when you purchase the IC recorder.
5 Press x (stop) to exit the menu mode.
To cancel the noise cut function
Slide the NOISE CUT switch to “OFF.”
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or playback mode to enter the menu
mode.
The menu mode window will be
displayed.
2 Press –. or >+ to select
“DPC(Speed Control),” and then press
N PLAY/STOP•ENTER.
3 Press –. or >+ to select “ON,” and
then press N PLAY/STOP•ENTER.
When you press and hold each button,
you can change the speed continuously.
The playback speed is set to “×0.70”
when you purchase the IC recorder.
To resume normal playback
speed
Select “OFF” in step 3.
Other Playback Operations
P Note
The noise cut function (page 49) does not
work if you set “DPC(Speed Control)” to
“ON.”
4 Press –. or >+ to adjust the
playback speed.
–.: Decreases the speed by 0.05 times
each time this button is pressed (from
×0.50 to ×1.00).
>+: Increases the speed by 0.10 times
each time this button is pressed (from
×1.00 to ×2.00).
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Selecting the playback
mode
2 Press –. or >+ to select “Detail
Menu,” and then press N PLAY/
STOP•ENTER.
N PLAY/
STOP•ENTER
DISP/MENU
A-B
x
– . , >+
3 Press –. or >+ to select
“Continuous Play,” and then press
N PLAY/STOP•ENTER.
You can use the menu or operate buttons to
select the playback mode according to the
playback situations.
To play back all files in a folder
continuously – the continuous
play
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1 Press and hold DISP/MENU in the stop
4 Press –. or >+ to select “ON,” and
or playback mode to enter the menu
mode.
The menu mode window will be
displayed.
then press N PLAY/STOP•ENTER.
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To play back a specified section
repeatedly – A-B repeat
1 During playback, press
(repeat) A-B
to specify the starting point A.
“A-B B?” is displayed.
“Continuous Play” is set to “OFF” when
you purchase the IC recorder.
5 Press x (stop) to exit the menu mode.
2 Press
(repeat) A-B again to specify
the finishing point B.
“
A-B” is displayed and the specified
section is played back repeatedly.
To resume normal playback
mode – the single file play
Select “OFF” in step 4.
Other Playback Operations
To play back a file repeatedly
During playback, press and hold N PLAY/
STOP•ENTER until “ 1” appears. The
selected file will be played back repeatedly.
To resume normal playback:
Press N PLAY/STOP•ENTER.
To stop A-B repeat playback:
Press x (stop).
To resume normal playback, press
N PLAY/STOP•ENTER again.
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To change the segment specified for A-B
repeat playback:
During A-B repeat playback, press
(repeat) A-B again to specify a new
starting point A. Then specify a new
finishing point B, as in step 2.
P Note
You cannot set the points A and B near the
beginning or the end of a file, and around track
marks.
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Playing Back a File at a Desired Time with an
Alarm
N PLAY/
STOP•ENTER
DISP/MENU
x
– . , >+
3 Press –. or >+ to select “ON,”
and then press N PLAY/
STOP•ENTER.
Other Playback Operations
You can sound an alarm and start playback
of a selected file at a desired time. You can
have a file played back on a specified date,
once every week, or at the same time every
day. You can set an alarm for a file.
1 Select the file you want to play back with
an alarm.
2 Enter the alarm setting mode.
1 Press and hold DISP/MENU in the
stop mode to enter the menu mode.
The menu mode window will be
displayed.
2 Press –. or >+ to select
“Alarm,” and then press N PLAY/
STOP•ENTER.
“Alarm” is set to “OFF” when you
purchase the IC recorder.
3 Set the alarm date and time.
1 Press –. or >+ to select “Date,”
a day of the week, or “Daily,” and
then press N PLAY/STOP•ENTER.
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2 When you select “Date”:
Set the year, month, day, hour, and
minute in sequence, as described in
“Step 4: Setting the Clock” on page 14.
When you select a day of the week
or “Daily”:
Press –. or >+ to set the hour,
and then press N PLAY/
STOP•ENTER, press –. or >+
to set the minute, and then press
N PLAY/STOP•ENTER.
5 Press x (stop) to exit the menu mode.
Beep&Play
The selected file will be played
back after the alarm.
4 Press –. or >+ to select a favorite
Beep
Only the alarm will sound.
alarm pattern, and then press N PLAY/
STOP•ENTER.
Play
Only the selected file will be
played back.
To change the alarm setting
Select the file you want to change its alarm
setting, and then follow steps 2 through 5.
To cancel the alarm setting
The alarm pattern is set to “Beep&Play”
when you purchase the IC recorder.
The “Executing...” animation is
displayed.
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Follow steps 1 and 2. In step 2-3 select
“OFF” and press N PLAY/
STOP•ENTER. The alarm will be canceled
and the alarm indicator will disappear from
the display window.
When the set date and time comes
At the set time, “ALARM” is displayed in
the display window and the alarm and the
selected file will be played back using the
selected alarm pattern.
• If the alarm time comes while the IC
recorder is accessing data, etc., the alarm
may be canceled automatically.
• If more than one alarm time comes, only the
first file will be played back with an alarm.
• If you divide a file you have set an alarm for,
the alarm setting remains on only the first
part of the divided file.
• If you erase a file in which you have set an
alarm, that alarm will be also canceled.
• You cannot set alarm in podcast files.
• You cannot set an alarm in the files stored on
a memory card.
Other Playback Operations
When the playback ends, the IC recorder
will stop automatically. (When the alarm
pattern is set to “Beep&Play” or “Play,” the
IC recorder will stop at the beginning of the
selected file.)
To stop the alarm playback
Press any button other than VOL –/+ while
the alarm sound is heard. If the HOLD
function is activated, you can stop the alarm
playback by pressing any button.
P Notes
• You can set only one alarm each one file.
• When the clock has not been set or no files
are recorded, you cannot set the alarm.
• The alarm sounds even if you set “Beep” to
“OFF” in the menu (page 83).
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Playback via Other Devices
Recording with other
equipment
Tape recorder,
mini disc recorder,
etc.
i (headphone)
jack
1 Connect the i (headphone) jack of the
IC recorder to the external input terminal
of other equipment using an audio
connecting cable (page 109).
2 Press N PLAY/STOP•ENTER to start
playback and at the same time set the
connected equipment to the recording
mode.
A file from the IC recorder will be
recorded on the equipment connected.
3 Press x (stop) on the IC recorder and the
connected equipment at the same time to
stop recording.
N PLAY/
STOP•ENTER
x
You can record the sound of the IC recorder
with other equipment.
Before you start recording, we recommend
you make a trial recording first.
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z Tip
If the volume of the recorded sound is not
strong enough, adjust the playback sound of
the IC recorder (page 23).
Editing Files
Arranging Files in a Folder
Moving a file to a different
folder
3 Press –. or >+ to select “Move &
Copy,” and then press N PLAY/
STOP•ENTER.
N PLAY/
STOP•ENTER
DISP/MENU
x
– . , >+
4 Press –. or >+ to select “Move
1 Select the file you want to move.
File,” and then press N PLAY/
STOP•ENTER.
Editing Files
2 Press and hold DISP/MENU in the stop
mode to enter the menu mode.
The menu mode window will be
displayed.
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5 Press –. or >+ to select the folder
that you want to move the file into, and
then press N PLAY/STOP•ENTER.
Copying a file to the other
memory
Memory card slot
DISP/MENU
N PLAY/
STOP•ENTER
x
The “Moving File...” animation is
displayed and the file is moved to the last
position in the destination folder.
When you move a file to another folder,
the original file in the previous folder
will be erased.
6 Press x (stop) to exit the menu mode.
To cancel moving the file
Press x (stop) before step 5.
P Notes
• You cannot move podcast files.
• You cannot move protected files (page 71).
• You cannot move files to the other memory
media.
–., >+
You can copy files between the built-in
memory and a memory card, which is
useful in saving a backup. Before starting
the operation, insert a memory card to be
used for copying into the memory card slot.
1 Select the file you want to copy.
When you want to copy a file from a
memory card to the built-in memory, set
the source memory media to “Memory
Card” (page 41).
2 Press and hold DISP/MENU in the stop
mode to enter the menu mode.
The menu mode window will be
displayed.
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3 Press –. or >+ to select “Move &
Copy,” and then press N PLAY/
STOP•ENTER.
4 Press –. or >+ to select “File
Copy,” and then press N PLAY/
STOP•ENTER.
The “Copying...” animation appears and
the file is copied as the last file in the
destination folder. A file will be copied
with the identical file name.
6 Press x (stop) to exit the menu mode.
To cancel the copy operation
Press x (stop) before step 5.
Editing Files
To cancel the copy operation
during copying
While the “Copying...” animation is
displayed in step 5, press x (stop).
“Copy to Memory Card” or “Copy to
Built-In Memory” appears and the folder
selection window is displayed.
5 Press –. or >+ to select the folder
that you want to copy the file into, and
then press N PLAY/STOP•ENTER.
P Notes
• Before starting to copy the target file, make
sure to check the battery indicator (page 12).
If the batteries are weak, you may not be
able to copy files.
• If the remaining memory capacity of the
destination memory media is insufficient,
you may not be able to copy files.
• You cannot copy the podcast files.
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• Do not remove or insert a memory card, or
turn off the IC recorder while copying. Files
may be damaged.
Erasing all files in a folder
N PLAY/
STOP•ENTER
DISP/MENU
x
4 Press –. or >+ to select “Erase
All,” and then press N PLAY/
STOP•ENTER.
– . , >+
P Note
If the selected folder contains a protected file
(page 71), you cannot erase the protected file
in that folder.
1 Select the folder containing the files you
want to erase when the IC recorder is in
the stop mode.
2 Press and hold DISP/MENU to enter the
menu mode.
The menu mode window will be
displayed.
3 Press –. or >+ to select “Delete,”
and then press N PLAY/STOP•ENTER.
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“Erase All?” will be displayed.
5 Press –. or >+ to select “YES,” and
then press N PLAY/STOP•ENTER.
The “Erasing...” animation appears in the
display window and all files in the
selected folder will be erased.
6 Press x (stop) to exit the menu mode.
To cancel erasing
Select “NO” in step 5, and then press
N PLAY/STOP•ENTER.
Using a Track Mark
Adding a track mark
N PLAY/
STOP•ENTER
– . , >+
T-MARK
You can add a track mark at a point at
which you would like to divide a file later
or locate during playback. You can add a
maximum of 98 track marks to each file.
To locate a track mark and
starting playback at the track
mark
Editing Files
During recording, playing back, or
recording pausing, press T-MARK at the
position you want to add a track mark.
The
(track mark) indicator flashes, and a
track mark is added.
P Notes
• You can add a track mark only to files
recorded using the IC recorder. However,
when you edit files using the supplied Sound
Organizer software, adding a track mark to
the files may not be possible.
• You cannot add a track mark at a point
within 0.5 seconds from another track mark.
• You cannot add a track mark at the very
beginning or at the very end of the file.
• If there are already 98 track marks in a file,
you cannot add any more track marks.
• When a track mark is added during
playback, the playback stops.
Press –. or >+ in the stop mode.
When the
(track mark) indicator flashes
once, press N PLAY/STOP•ENTER.
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Erasing a track mark
N PLAY/
STOP•ENTER
DISP/MENU
4 Press –. or >+ to select “Erase
Track Mark,” and then press N PLAY/
STOP•ENTER.
x
– . , >+
1 Stop at a position after the track mark
you want to erase.
2 Press and hold DISP/MENU in the stop
mode to enter the menu mode.
The menu mode window will be
displayed.
3 Press –. or >+ to select “Delete,”
and then press N PLAY/STOP•ENTER.
“Erase Track Mark?” is displayed and
the track mark indicator and the track
mark number to be erased will flash.
5 Press –. or >+ to select “YES,”
and then press N PLAY/
STOP•ENTER.
The “Erasing...” animation appears in the
display window and the selected track
mark will be erased.
Stop position
Erase track
mark
The track mark just before the stop position
will be erased.
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6 Press x (stop) to exit the menu mode.
2 Press and hold DISP/MENU in the stop
mode to enter the menu mode.
The menu mode window will be
displayed.
3 Press –. or >+ to select “Delete,”
and then press N PLAY/STOP•ENTER.
To cancel erasing
Select “NO” in step 5, and then press
N PLAY/STOP•ENTER.
Erasing all the track marks
in the selected file at one
time
4 Press –. or >+ to select “Erase All
Editing Files
Track Marks,” and then press N PLAY/
STOP•ENTER.
N PLAY/
STOP•ENTER
DISP/MENU
x
– . , >+
1 Select a file from which you want to
“Erase All Track Marks?” will be
displayed.
erase the track marks.
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5 Press –. or >+ to select “YES,”
and then press N PLAY/
STOP•ENTER.
The “Erasing...” animation appears in the
display window and all the track marks
will be erased at one time.
6 Press x (stop) to exit the menu mode.
To cancel erasing
Select “NO” in step 5, and then press
N PLAY/STOP•ENTER.
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Dividing a File
Dividing a file at the current
position
N PLAY/
STOP•ENTER
DISP/MENU
2 Press and hold DISP/MENU in the stop
mode to enter the menu mode.
The menu mode window will be
displayed.
3 Press –. or >+ to select “Divide,”
and then press N PLAY/STOP•ENTER.
x
– . , >+
Editing Files
You can divide a file in the stop mode, so
that the file is divided into two parts and a
new file number is added to the newer part
of the divided file. By dividing a file, you
can easily find the point from which you
want to play back when you make a long
recording such as at a meeting. You can
divide a file until the total number of files in
the folder reaches the maximum number
allowed.
4 Press –. or >+ to select “Divide
Current Position,” and then press
N PLAY/STOP•ENTER.
1 Stop the file at the position where you
want to divide a file.
“Divide?” will be displayed.
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5 Press –. or >+ to select “YES,”
and then press N PLAY/
STOP•ENTER.
The “Dividing...” animation appears, and
the divided files will be suffixed with a
sequential number (“_1” for the original
file, and “_2” for the new file).
File 1
File 2
File 1
File 2_1 File 2_2
File 3
A file is divided.
File 3
• If you divide a file at the position within 0.5
seconds from a track mark, the track mark
will be erased.
• Because of the system limitations, you
cannot divide a file at the very beginning or
at the very end of the file.
To cancel dividing
Select “NO” in step 5, and then press
N PLAY/STOP•ENTER.
Dividing a file at all the track
mark positions
A suffix made up of a sequential number is
added to each of the divided files.
6 Press x (stop) to exit the menu mode.
N PLAY/
STOP•ENTER
DISP/MENU
P Notes
x
• You need a certain amount of free space in
the memory media to divide a file.
• When you divide a file with a title and artist
name, the newer part has the same title and
artist name.
• You cannot divide files other than those
recorded using the IC recorder (e.g., a file
transferred from a computer). Moreover,
when you edit files using the supplied Sound
Organizer software, dividing files may not
be possible.
• Once a file is divided, you cannot return it to
the original status again.
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–., >+
1 Select the file you want to divide.
2 Press and hold DISP/MENU in the stop
mode to enter the menu mode.
The menu mode window will be
displayed.
3 Press –. or >+ to select “Divide,”
and then press N PLAY/STOP•ENTER.
4 Press –. or >+ to select “Divide
All Track Marks,” and then press
N PLAY/STOP•ENTER.
5 Press –. or >+ to select “YES,”
and then press N PLAY/
STOP•ENTER.
The “Dividing...” animation appears, and
the file is divided at all the track mark
positions. All the existing track marks in
the files will be erased.
File 1
A file is divided.
File 1_01 File 1_02
File 1_03
A suffix made up of a sequential number is
added to each of the divided files.
Editing Files
6 Press x (stop) to exit the menu mode.
To cancel dividing
“Divide All Track Marks?” will be
displayed.
Select “NO” in step 5, and then press
N PLAY/STOP•ENTER.
z Tip
To cancel division during the operation at all
the remaining track marks, press x (stop).
The files that have been divided before the
cancellation remain divided.
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P Notes
• You need a certain amount of free space in
the memory media to divide a file.
• When you divide a file with a title and artist
name, the newer part has the same title and
artist name.
• You cannot divide files other than those
recorded using the IC recorder (e.g., a file
transferred from a computer). Moreover,
when you edit files using the supplied Sound
Organizer software, dividing files may not
be possible.
• Once a file is divided, you cannot return it to
the original status again.
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Protecting a File
N PLAY/
STOP•ENTER
DISP/MENU
x
– . , >+
4 Press –. or >+ to select “ON,” and
then press N PLAY/STOP•ENTER.
1 Display the file which you want to
protect.
Editing Files
To prevent a file from being accidentally
erased or edited, you can protect an
important file. A protected file is marked
with the (protect) indicator and is
regarded as a read-only file you cannot
erase or edit.
5 Press x (stop) to exit the menu mode.
2 Press and hold DISP/MENU in the stop
mode to enter the menu mode.
The menu mode window will be
displayed.
Protect mark
3 Press –. or >+ to select “Protect,”
and then press N PLAY/
STOP•ENTER.
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To release protection
Select the protected file, and then follow
steps 2 through 5.
In this case, select “OFF” in step 4, and
then press N PLAY/STOP•ENTER.
P Note
You cannot set protection to the podcast files.
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About the Menu Function
Making Settings for the Menu
N PLAY/
STOP•ENTER
DISP/MENU
press –. or >+ to select their sub
menu item for which you want to make
setting, and then press N PLAY/
STOP•ENTER.
x
– . , >+
1 Press and hold DISP/MENU to enter the
menu mode.
The menu mode window will be
displayed.
3 Press –. or >+ to select the setting
you want to set, and then press
N PLAY/STOP•ENTER.
About the Menu Function
2 Press –. or >+ to select the menu
item for which you want to make setting,
and then press N PLAY/
STOP•ENTER.
When you select “Divide,” “Move &
Copy,” “Delete,” or “Detail Menu,”
4 Press –. or >+ to make the setting,
and then press N PLAY/
STOP•ENTER.
5 Press x (stop) to exit the menu mode.
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P Note
If you do not press any button for 60 seconds,
the menu mode is automatically canceled and
the window will return to the normal display.
To return to the previous window
During menu operations, press DISP/
MENU.
When the selection screen of the sub menu
screen is displayed after you select
“Divide,” “Move & Copy,” “Delete,” or
“Detail Menu,” press –. or >+ to
select “[Back],” and then press N PLAY/
STOP•ENTER to return to the main menu
window.
To exit the menu mode
Press x (stop).
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Menu Settings
Menu items
Operation mode
(a: the setting can be made /—: the setting cannot be made)
Stop mode
Playback mode
Recording mode
Add/Overwrite
a
—
VOR
a
—
a
DPC(Speed Control)
a
a
—
Easy Search
a
a
—
Alarm
a
—
—
Protect
a
—
—
Divide
a
—
—
Divide Current Position
a
—
—
Divide All Track Marks
a
—
—
[Back]
a
—
—
a
—
—
Move File
a
—
—
File Copy
a
—
—
[Back]
a
—
—
a
—
—
Erase Track Mark
a
—
—
Erase All Track Marks
a
—
—
Erase All
a
—
—
[Back]
a
—
—
a
—
—
Move & Copy
Select Memory
About the Menu Function
Delete
—
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Menu items
Operation mode
(a: the setting can be made /—: the setting cannot be made)
Stop mode
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Playback mode
Recording mode
a
a
a
REC Mode
a
—
—
Mic Sensitivity
a
—
a
LCF(Low Cut)
a
—
a
Select Input
a
—
—
Continuous Play
a
a
—
Noise Cut Level
a
a
—
LED
a
—
—
Language
a
—
—
Date&Time
a
—
—
Time Display
a
—
—
Beep
a
—
—
Auto Power Off
a
—
—
Format
a
—
—
[Back]
a
a
a
Detail Menu
Settings (*: Initial setting)
Add/Overwrite
Allows you to add a recording to a previously recorded file
or an overwrite recording during playback.
Add:
You can add a recording.
Overwrite:
You can overwrite a recording.
OFF*:
You cannot add or overwrite a recording.
See page
33, 35
VOR
Sets the VOR (Voice Operated Recording) function.
ON:
Recording starts when the IC recorder detects sound and
pauses when no sound is heard, eliminating recording
during soundless periods. The VOR function is activated
when z REC/PAUSE is pressed.
OFF*:
The VOR function does not work.
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DPC(Speed Control)
Sets the DPC (Digital Pitch Control) function.
ON:
You can adjust the playback speed in a range from 0.50
times to 2.00 times.
OFF*:
The DPC function is canceled.
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Easy Search
Sets the easy search function.
ON:
You can go forward for about 10 seconds by pressing
>+ and go back for about 3 seconds by pressing
–.. This function is useful when attempting to locate
desired point in a long recording.
OFF*:
The easy search function does not work. When you press
>+ or –., a file will be moved forward or
backward.
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About the Menu Function
Menu items
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Menu items
Settings (*: Initial setting)
Alarm
Sets the alarm.
ON:
The alarm function is effective. Set the date, time or day
of the week or choose daily for playback, and set the
following alarm pattern.
Beep&Play: The selected file is played back after the
alarm sounds.
Beep: Only the alarm sounds.
Play: Only the selected file is played back.
OFF*:
The alarm function is canceled.
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Protect
Protects the selected file to prevent the file from being
erased, divided, or being moved.
ON:
The protect function is activated.
OFF*:
The protect function is canceled.
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Divides a file into two.
YES:
A file will be divided into two.
NO:
Division is not executed.
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Divide
Divide Current
Position
Divide All Track Divides a file at all the track mark positions.
Marks
YES:
The track mark division is executed.
NO:
The track mark division is not executed.
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See page
68
Menu items
Settings (*: Initial setting)
Move & Move File
Copy
Moves the selected file to the selected folder.
Before attempting to move a file, select the file to be moved,
and then go to the menu window.
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File Copy
Copies the selected file from the built-in memory to the
desired folder on a memory card, or from a memory card to
the desired folder on the built-in memory.
Before attempting to copy a file, select the file to be copied
and then go to the menu window.
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Erase Track
Mark
Erases the track mark just before the current position.
YES:
The track mark will be erased.
NO:
The track mark will not be erased.
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Delete
See page
Erase All Track Erases all the track marks of the selected file.
Marks
YES:
All the track marks will be erased.
NO:
All the track marks will not be erased.
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Erase All
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About the Menu Function
Erases all files in the selected folder.
Press
(folder) to display the folder selection window
before erasing the files and select a folder from which all
files are to be erased, and then go to the menu window.
YES:
All files in the selected folder will be erased.
NO:
All files will not be erased.
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Menu items
Settings (*: Initial setting)
Select Memory
Selects the memory media on which you want to store a file, or
which contains the file you want to play, edit, or copy.
Built-In Memory*:
The built-in memory of the IC recorder is selected.
Memory Card:
The memory card inserted in the memory card slot is
selected.
See page
41
P Note
When no memory card is currently inserted in the IC
recorder, the built-in memory is automatically selected.
Detail
Menu
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REC Mode
Sets the recording mode including sound quality.
192kbps(MONO)*:
Super high-quality monaural recording mode (displayed
as “SHQ” in the window)
128kbps(MONO):
High-quality monaural recording mode (displayed as
“HQ” in the window)
48kbps(MONO):
Standard play monaural recording mode (displayed as
“SP” in the window)
8kbps(MONO):
Long play monaural recording mode (displayed as “LP”
in the window)
–
Settings (*: Initial setting)
Mic Sensitivity
Sets the microphone sensitivity.
High:
To record a sound far away from the IC recorder or a low
sound, such as recording in a spacious room (displayed as
“
” in the window).
Medium*:
To record the sound of a normal conversation or meeting,
such as recording in a meeting space or during interview
(displayed as “
” in the window).
Low:
To record dictation with a microphone in front of your
mouth, a sound near the IC recorder, or a loud sound
(displayed as “ ” in the window).
–
LCF(Low Cut)
Sets the LCF (Low Cut Filter) function to cut a low
frequency to reduce the roaring noise from wind; therefore
you can record a file more clearly.
ON:
The LCF function is activated.
OFF*:
The LCF function is canceled.
–
Select Input
Selects the external input to be recorded that is connected to
the m (microphone) jack.
MIC IN*:
Select when you record files using an external
microphone.
Audio IN:
Select when you record using other equipment.
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Continuous Play Sets the continuous playback mode.
ON:
Files in one folder are played back continuously.
OFF*:
A file is played back and the IC recorder stops at the
beginning of the next file.
See page
About the Menu Function
Menu items
Detail
Menu
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Menu items
Detail
Menu
Settings (*: Initial setting)
See page
Noise Cut Level Sets the noise cut level to use when the IC recorder plays a
file back which is recorded with the noise cut function.
Maximum*:
The noise cut level will be more intense.
Medium:
The noise cut level will be weakened. Select when you
cannot catch the sound easily by setting “Noise Cut
Level” to “Maximum.”
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LED
–
Turns the operation indicator on or off during operation.
ON*:
During accessing to the memory, recording or playback,
the indicator lights or flashes.
OFF:
The indicator does not light or flash, even during
operation.
P Note
When the IC recorder is connected to a computer, the
operation indicator lights or flashes even if “LED” is set to
“OFF.”
Language
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Sets the language to be used for messages, menus, folder
names, file names, etc.
English*, Español (Spanish), Français (French)
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Settings (*: Initial setting)
Date&Time
Sets the clock to use the alarm function or record the date
and time.
1Press and hold DISP/MENU to enter the menu mode.
Select “Detail Menu,” then “Date&Time.”
2Press –. or >+ to select “Auto(Synchronizing)” or
“Manual,” and then press N PLAY/STOP•ENTER.
Auto(Synchronizing)*:
When the IC recorder is connected to a computer that is
running the Sound Organizer software, the clock will
be automatically adjusted according to that computer.
Manual:
Sets the clock by setting year, month, day, hour, and
minute in sequence.
3When you select “Manual,” press –. or >+ to set
the year, month, day, hour, and minute in sequence, and
then press N PLAY/STOP•ENTER.
Select the last two digits of the year when you set the
year. When you set the minute, the “Executing...”
animation is displayed.
See page
14
Time Display
Sets the clock display.
12-Hour*:
12:00AM = midnight, 12:00PM = noon
24-Hour:
0:00 = midnight, 12:00 = noon
–
Beep
Sets whether a beep will be heard or not.
ON*:
A beep will sound to indicate that an operation has been
accepted or an error has occurred.
OFF:
No beep sound will be heard.
–
About the Menu Function
Menu items
Detail
Menu
P Note
The alarm sounds even if you set “Beep” to “OFF” in the
menu.
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Menu items
Detail
Menu
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Settings (*: Initial setting)
Auto Power Off If the IC recorder is on and left for the period you have set,
the IC recorder turns off automatically.
5min:
The IC recorder will be turned off after approx. 5 minutes.
10min*:
The IC recorder will be turned off after approx. 10
minutes.
30min:
The IC recorder will be turned off after approx. 30
minutes.
60min:
The IC recorder will be turned off after approx. 60
minutes.
OFF:
The IC recorder will not be turned off automatically.
See page
–
Menu items
Settings (*: Initial setting)
Detail
Menu
Formats the memory media currently selected (the built-in
memory or the memory card), erasing all the data in the
memory and resetting the folder structure to its default
status.
YES:
The “Formatting...” animation appears and the memory
media will be formatted.
NO:
The memory media will not be formatted.
Format
See page
–
P Notes
About the Menu Function
• Use the IC recorder formatting function to format the
memory media.
• Switch the memory media to the one to be formatted
before you start the format operation (page 41).
• When you format the memory media, all the data which
you have stored on the IC recorder will be erased. Once the
memory media has been erased, you cannot retrieve the
data that was erased.
• When you format the built-in memory, the operating
instructions stored in the built-in memory will also be
erased. To get another copy of the operating instructions,
please visit the Sony support home page:
http://www.sony.ca/ElectronicsSupport/
http://fr.sony.ca/ElectronicsSupport/
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Utilizing Your Computer
Using the IC Recorder with Your Computer
When the IC recorder is connected to your
computer, you can transfer data between
them.
Copying files from the IC
recorder to your computer to
store them (page 93)
Copying MP3 files from your
computer to the IC recorder to
play them back (page 94)
Using the IC recorder as USB
memory (page 96)
You can store image data or text data stored
on the computer temporarily in the IC
recorder.
System requirements for your
computer
For details on the system requirements for
your computer, see page 98, 107.
P Note
While the IC recorder is connected with your
computer, the IC recorder operations is
disabled.
Connecting the IC recorder
to your computer
Computer
To USB port of
your computer
Managing and editing files using
the Sound Organizer software
(page 97)
The supplied Sound Organizer software
allows you to transfer the files that you
have recorded using the IC recorder to your
computer to manage and edit them. You can
also transfer MP3 files and podcast files
stored on your computer to the IC recorder.
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IC recorder
To
(USB)
connector
USB connecting
cable
To exchange files between the IC recorder
and your computer, connect the IC recorder
to your computer.
1 Connect the
(USB) connector of the
IC recorder with the USB port of your
running computer with the supplied USB
connecting cable inserted into the
connectors securely until each plug stops
to the end.
2 Make sure the IC recorder has been
The IC recorder is recognized by the
computer as soon as the connection is
made. While the IC recorder is connected to
the computer, “Connecting” is displayed in
the display window of the IC recorder.
Utilizing Your Computer
recognized properly.
On the Windows screen; open “My
Computer” or “Computer,” and make
sure that “IC RECORDER” or
“MEMORY CARD” has been
recognized.
On the Macintosh screen; make sure that
an “IC RECORDER” or “MEMORY
CARD” drive is displayed on the
desktop.
P Notes
• If you connect more than two USB devices
to your computer, normal operation will not
be guaranteed.
• Use of this IC recorder with a USB hub or a
USB connecting cable other than the
supplied cable is not guaranteed.
• A malfunction may occur depending on the
USB devices connected at the same time.
• Before connecting the IC recorder to your
computer, check that the batteries are
inserted in the IC recorder.
• It is recommended that you disconnect the
IC recorder from the computer when you are
not using the IC recorder connected to the
computer.
Structure of folders and
files
The folders and files are displayed on the
computer screen as shown.
On a Windows screen using Explorer, and
on a Macintosh screen using Finder, folders
and files can be displayed by opening “IC
RECORDER” or “MEMORY CARD.”
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Built-in memory
“IC RECORDER”
Folder for files recorded
using the IC recorder
VOICE*1
FOLDER01
FOLDER05
Folder transferred from
your computer
MUSIC
POP
J-POP*2
MP3
PODCASTS
MP3
NEWS*2
MP3
MP3
Conversation*2
MP3
MP3
MP3
MP3
*4
*3
*3
*1 When a file is transferred directly under the
VOICE folder, the IC recorder recognizes
and handles it as a file transferred from the
computer. When you transfer a file from
your computer to the IC recorder, put the
file in the folders under the VOICE folder.
*2 The name of a folder in which MP3 files are
stored will be displayed on the IC recorder
as it is, so it is convenient if you put an
easy-to-remember name on the folder in
advance.
Folders shown in the illustration are
examples of folder names.
*3 The IC recorder can recognize up to 8 levels
of folders transferred to the IC recorder.
*4 If you transfer MP3 files separately, they
are classified as being in “No Folder.”
*5 The operating instructions of the IC
recorder are stored in the “Instructions”
folder directly under the “IC RECORDER”
folder.
z Tips
• The title or artist name, etc., registered in the
MP3 files, can be displayed on the IC
recorder. It is useful if you input the ID3 tag
information using the software you use to
make the MP3 files on your computer.
• If no title, or artist name has been registered,
“No Data” will be displayed in the display
window of the IC recorder.
Instructions*5
When connecting the IC recorder with your
computer after the destination memory
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media has been set to “Memory Card”
(page 41), the structure of folders is
different from that when the destination
memory media is set to “Built-In Memory.”
Memory Stick Micro™ (M2™)
“MEMORY CARD”
MSSONY
Folder for files recorded
using the IC recorder
VOICE
FOLDER01
FOLDER05
Folder transferred from
your computer
MUSIC
Utilizing Your Computer
POP
J-POP
MP3
MP3
PODCASTS
NEWS
MP3
Conversation
MP3
MP3
MP3
MP3
MP3
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microSD card
“MEMORY CARD”
PRIVATE
Sony
Folder for files recorded
using the IC recorder
VOICE
FOLDER01
FOLDER05
Folder transferred from
your computer
MUSIC
Structure of folders displayed in
the display window of the IC
recorder
The display of the structure of the folders
seen in the display window of the IC
recorder is different from that seen on the
display of a computer.
The folder indicators in the display window
of the IC recorder are as follows:
:
Folder for files recorded using the
IC recorder
:
Folder transferred from a computer
(They are displayed when MP3 files
have been transferred from a
computer.)
:
Folder for podcast files transferred
from a computer (These folders are
displayed when podcast files have
been transferred from a computer.)
POP
J-POP
MP3
PODCASTS
MP3
NEWS
MP3
Conversation
MP3
MP3
MP3
MP3
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MP3
P Note
If
or
folders have no files that can be
played back using the IC recorder, those
folders will not be displayed in the display
window of the IC recorder. Even if
folders
have no files inside, however, those folders
can be displayed.
Display of a file recorded with the
IC recorder
• Folders transferred to places other than
under the MUSIC folder or the
PODCASTS folder
• A folder called “No Folder” (If you
transfer MP3 files separately, those files
will be displayed under this folder.)
Display of a podcast file
transferred from the computer
Folders for files recorded using the IC
recorder (folders under the VOICE folder)
will be displayed.
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Display of an MP3 file transferred
from the computer
Folders for podcast files transferred from a
computer will be displayed.
When you transfer podcast files from your
computer to the IC recorder, use the
supplied Sound Organizer software.
The following folders will be displayed
among the folders forwarded from a
computer.
• Folders under the MUSIC folder which
contains a file (when some folders have
multiple levels, all folders will be
displayed in parallel.)
Disconnecting the IC
recorder from your
computer
Follow the procedures below; otherwise,
data may be damaged.
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1 Make sure that the operation indicator of
the IC recorder does not light.
2 Perform the following operation on your
computer.
On a Windows screen, left-click the icon
at the bottom of the desktop of the
computer.
t Left-click “Eject IC RECORDER.”
The icon and menu displayed can be
different on different operating systems.
On a Macintosh screen, drag “IC
RECORDER” on the desktop to “Trash”
and drop it there.
For details on disconnecting the IC
recorder from your computer, refer to the
operating instructions supplied with your
computer.
3 Disconnect the USB connecting cable
connected to the IC recorder from the
USB port of the computer.
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Copying Files from the IC Recorder to Your
Computer
z To copy a file or folder (drag and
drop)
1 Connect the IC recorder to your
computer (page 86).
2 Copy files or folders you want to transfer
to your computer.
Drag and drop the files or folders you
want to copy from “IC RECORDER” or
“MEMORY CARD” to the local disk on
your computer.
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You can copy the files and folders from the
IC recorder to your computer to store them.
1 Click and hold,
2 drag,
3 and then drop.
3 Disconnect the IC recorder from your
computer (page 91).
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Copying MP3 Files from Your Computer to
the IC Recorder and Playing Them Back
files onto “IC RECORDER” or
“MEMORY CARD.”
The IC recorder can recognize up to 400
folders. You can copy up to 199 files to
one folder. Moreover, the IC recorder
can recognize up to a total of 4,095
folders and files for one memory media.
You can copy MP3 files from your
computer to the IC recorder by dragging
and dropping them, and you can play them
back using the IC recorder.
Copying an MP3 file from
your computer to the IC
recorder (drag and drop)
1 Connect the IC recorder to your
computer (page 86).
2 Copy the folder in which the MP3 files
are stored to the IC recorder.
On a Windows screen using Explorer, or
on a Macintosh screen using Finder, drag
and drop the folder containing the MP3
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3 Disconnect the IC recorder from your
computer (page 91).
Playing back MP3 files
copied from your computer
using the IC recorder
1 Press
(folder).
2 Press –. or >+ to select the folder
( ) in which MP3 files are stored, and
then press N PLAY/STOP•ENTER.
3 Press –. or >+ to select the MP3
file you want to play.
4 Press N PLAY/STOP•ENTER to start
playback.
5 Press x (stop) to stop playback.
P Notes
• An MP3 file copied from your computer can
be played back with the IC recorder.
Dividing a file and setting a track mark,
however, may not be performed.
• If you have copied MP3 files using your
computer, those files may not be copied in
order of transfer because of system
limitations. If you copy MP3 files from your
computer to the IC recorder one by one, you
can display and play back the MP3 files in
copied order.
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Display when playing back an
MP3 file
Press DISP/MENU to check the MP3 file
information during playback.
: Folder name
: File name
: Title
: Artist name
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Using the IC Recorder as USB Memory
When the IC recorder is connected to your
computer, image data or text data on the
computer, as well as files recorded using
the IC recorder can be temporarily stored
on the IC recorder.
Your computer must meet the specified
system requirements to use the IC recorder
as USB memory.
For details on the system requirements, see
page 107.
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Using the Supplied Sound Organizer
Software
What you can do using
Sound Organizer
The imported songs are saved to the
computer.
Sound Organizer allows you to exchange
files with an IC recorder or memory card.
The songs imported from music CDs and
other media, MP3 and other audio files
imported from a computer, and podcasts
can also be played and transferred to an IC
recorder. Various operations can be
performed for imported files, including
playback, editing and conversion to MP3
and other formats. You can also burn CDs
of the music you like, and send audio files
by mail.
Importing songs on the computer
Importing files recorded with an
IC recorder
You can play the files imported into Sound
Organizer.
You can import recording files that were
recorded with an IC recorder into Sound
Organizer.
The imported files are saved to the
computer.
Changing the file information of
files
Importing songs from a music CD
Dividing files
You can import the songs of a music CD
into Sound Organizer.
You can divide one file into multiple files.
You can import music and other files saved
to the computer into Sound Organizer.
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Subscribing to and updating
podcasts
You can subscribe to podcasts in Sound
Organizer.
Subscribing to and updating podcasts
enables you to download (subscription) and
enjoy the latest data from the Internet.
Playing files
You can change the title name, artist name,
and other file information displayed in the
file list.
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Combining files
You can combine multiple files into one
file.
Deleting files from an IC recorder
You can delete a file saved to an IC
recorder.
Use this operation to delete files in the IC
recorder when you want to increase the
amount of free space in the IC recorder or
there are unnecessary files.
Transferring files to an IC
recorder
You can transfer a file from Sound
Organizer to an IC recorder or memory
card.
You can enjoy transferred music, podcasts,
and other content on your IC recorder.
Burning a music CD
You can select your favorite songs from the
songs imported into Sound Organizer and
then burn your own original music CD.
Other convenient uses
• You can start the mail software and send a
recording file attached to mail.
• You can use the voice recognition
software Dragon NaturallySpeaking*
which is compatible with Sound
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Organizer to perform voice recognition
for a file and convert the voice to text.
* The application software, Dragon
NaturallySpeaking (DVD-ROM) is supplied
with some models in some regions only.
System requirements for
your computer
The following shows the system
requirements for using Sound Organizer.
Operating systems
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Windows 7 Ultimate
Windows 7 Professional
Windows 7 Home Premium
Windows 7 Starter (32 bit version)
Windows Vista Ultimate Service Pack 2
or higher
Windows Vista Business Service Pack 2
or higher
Windows Vista Home Premium Service
Pack 2 or higher
Windows Vista Home Basic Service
Pack 2 or higher
Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005
Service Pack 3 or higher
Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004
Service Pack 3 or higher
• Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3
or higher
• Windows XP Home Edition Service
Pack 3 or higher
Pre-installed.
P Notes
• Operation is not guaranteed if any operating
system other than those indicated listed is
used (page 98).
• 64 bit versions of Windows XP are not
supported.
• CPU
Windows XP: Pentium III processor of
500 MHz or faster
Windows Vista: Pentium III processor of
800 MHz or faster
Windows 7: Pentium III processor of
1 GHz or faster
• Memory
Windows XP: At least 256 MB
Windows Vista: At least 512 MB (In the
case of Windows Vista Ultimate/
Business/Home Premium, at least 1 GB is
recommended.)
Windows 7: At least 1 GB (32 bit
version)/At least 2 GB (64 bit version)
• Free hard disk space
At least 400 MB is required.
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IBM PC/AT or compatible
Depending on the version of Windows,
more than 400 MB may be used.
Also, free space for handling music data
is required.
• Display settings
Screen resolution: 800 × 600 pixels or
higher (1,024 × 768 pixels is
recommended)
Screen color: High Color (16 bit) or
higher
• Sound card
A SoundBlaster compatible card is
recommended.
• USB port
A compatible USB port is required to use
devices and media.
Operation via a USB hub is not
guaranteed except for models for which
operation has been specifically
guaranteed.
Installing Sound Organizer
Install Sound Organizer on your computer.
P Notes
• When installing Sound Organizer, log in to
an account with administrator privileges.
Also, if you are using Windows 7 and the
[User Account Control] screen appears,
confirm the contents of the screen and then
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•
•
•
•
click [Yes] ([Continue] in the case of
Windows Vista).
Sound Organizer cannot be started by a user
with limited privileges in Windows XP.
To use the software update function in
Windows XP, you must log on to an account
with computer administrator privileges.
The Windows Media Format Runtime
module is added by the installer of Sound
Organizer. This module is not removed
when Sound Organizer is uninstalled.
However, it may not be installed if it has
been preinstalled.
The data in the content storage folders is not
deleted when Sound Organizer is
uninstalled.
In an installation environment in which
multiple operating systems are installed on
one computer, do not install Sound
Organizer in each of the operating systems.
Doing so may result in data inconsistencies.
1 Make sure that the IC recorder is not
connected, then turn on your computer
and start up Windows.
2 Insert the supplied CD-ROM into the
CD-ROM drive.
The [Sound Organizer - InstallShield
Wizard] menu starts up automatically
and the [Welcome to Sound Organizer
Installer] window appears.
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If the [Welcome to Sound Organizer
Installer] menu does not start up, open
Windows Explorer, right-click the
CD-ROM drive, double-click
[SoundOrganizerInstaller.exe], and then
follow the instructions on the screen.
3 Make sure that you accept the terms of
the license agreement, select [I accept the
terms in the license agreement], then
click [Next].
4 When the [Setup Type] window appears,
select [Standard] or [Custom], and then
click [Next].
Follow the instructions on the screen and
set the installation settings when you
select [Custom].
5 When the [Ready to Install the Program]
window appears, click [Install].
The installation starts.
6 When [Sound Organizer has been
installed successfully.] window appears,
check [Launch Sound Organizer Now],
and then click [Finish].
P Note
You may need to restart your computer after
installing Sound Organizer.
The Sound Organizer window
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A Help
Displays the help of Sound Organizer.
For details on each operation, refer to
these help files.
B The file list of Sound Organizer (My
Library)
Displays a list of files included in My
Library of Sound Organizer in
accordance with the operation.
Recording Files: Displays a list of
recording files.
Recording files that were recorded with
an IC recorder appear in this library
when they are imported.
Music: Displays a list of music files.
Songs imported from a music CD
appear in this library.
Podcast: Displays a list of podcasts.
The file list of the IC recorder
Displays the files saved to the
connected IC recorder or memory card.
Edit Mode button
Displays the edit area so that you can
edit a file.
Quick Operation Guide button
Displays the Quick Operation Guide to
receive guidance on the basic features
of Sound Organizer.
Sidebar (Import/Transfer)
IC Recorder: Displays the transfer
screen. A list of files on a connected
device appears.
Import CD: Displays the screen for
importing music CDs.
Burn CD/DVD: Displays the
screen for burning discs.
Transfer buttons
: Transfers the files of Sound
Organizer to an IC recorder or memory
card.
: Imports the files of an IC
recorder or memory card to My Library
of Sound Organizer.
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Additional Information
Using a USB AC Adaptor
To
(USB)
connector
USB connecting
cable
Disconnecting the IC
recorder from the AC outlet
Follow the procedures below; otherwise,
when the IC recorder contains data files, the
files may be damaged or become
unplayable.
1 If you are recording or playing back a
You can use the IC recorder while it is
connected to an AC outlet using an
AC-U501AD USB AC adaptor (not
supplied). This is useful when you want to
record for a long time.
1 Connect a USB AC adaptor (not
supplied) to an AC outlet.
2 Connect the USB AC adaptor to the
supplied USB connecting cable.
3 Connect the USB connecting cable to the
(USB) connector of the IC recorder.
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file, press x (stop) to put the IC recorder
into the stop mode.
2 Make sure that the operation indicator of
the IC recorder does not light.
3 Disconnect the USB connecting cable
from the
(USB) connector of the IC
recorder, then disconnect the USB AC
adaptor from the USB connecting cable,
and then disconnect the USB AC adaptor
from the AC outlet.
P Notes
• During recording (the operation indicator
lights or flashes in red) or accessing data (the
operation indicator flashes in orange),
– the IC recorder should not be connected to
or disconnected from the USB AC adaptor
connected to the AC outlet.
– the USB AC adaptor connected to the IC
recorder should not be connected to or
disconnected from the AC outlet.
Doing so may damage the data. If the IC
recorder is required to process a large
amount of data, the start-up window may be
displayed for an extended period of time.
This is not a malfunction of the IC recorder.
Wait until the start-up display disappears
from the display window.
• While a USB AC adaptor is being used, the
battery indicator does not appear in the
display window.
Additional Information
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Precautions
On power
Operate the unit only on 3.0 V or 2.4 V DC.
Use two LR03 (size AAA) alkaline
batteries or two NH-AAA-B2KN
rechargeable batteries.
On safety
Do not operate the unit while driving,
cycling or operating any motorized vehicle.
On handling
• Do not leave the unit in a location near
heat sources, or in a place subject to direct
sunlight, excessive dust or mechanical
shock.
• Should any solid object or liquid fall into
the unit, remove the batteries and have the
unit checked by qualified personnel
before operating it any further.
• Be careful not to allow water to splash on
the unit. The unit is not water-proof. In
particular, be careful in the following
situations.
– When you have the unit in your pocket
and go to the bathroom, etc.
When you bend down, the unit may
drop into the water and may get wet.
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– When you use the unit in an
environment where the unit is exposed
to rain, snow, or humidity.
– In circumstances where you get sweaty.
If you touch the unit with wet hands or
if you put the unit in the pocket of
sweaty clothes, the unit may get wet.
• You may feel pain in your ears if you use
a pair of headphones (not supplied) when
the ambient air is very dry. This is not
because of a malfunction of the
headphones, but because of static
electricity accumulated in your body. You
can reduce static electricity by wearing
non-synthetic clothes that prevent the
emergence of static electricity.
On noise
• Noise may be heard when the unit is
placed near an AC power source, a
fluorescent lamp or a mobile phone
during recording or playback.
• Noise may be recorded when an object,
such as your finger, etc., rubs or scratches
the unit during recording.
On maintenance
To clean the exterior, use a soft cloth
slightly moistened in water. Then use a soft
dry cloth to wipe the exterior. Do not use
alcohol, benzine or thinner.
If you have any questions or problems
concerning your unit, please consult your
nearest Sony dealer.
Backup recommendations
To avoid potential risk of data loss
caused by accidental operation or
malfunction of the IC recorder, we
recommend that you save a backup copy
of your recorded files to a computer, etc.
P Notes
• When formatting (initializing) a memory
card, make sure to use the IC recorder to
format it. Operations of the memory cards
formatted with Windows or other devices are
not guaranteed.
• If you format a memory card containing
recorded data, the recorded data will be
deleted. Be careful not to delete important
data.
• Do not leave a memory card within the reach
of small children. They might accidentally
swallow it.
Additional Information
On using a memory card
• Do not insert or remove a memory card
during recording/playback/formatting.
Doing so may cause a malfunction of the IC
recorder.
• Do not remove a memory card while the
“Accessing...” animation appears in the
display window or the indicator is flashing in
orange. Doing so may damage the data.
• We do not guarantee the operations of all
types of compatible memory cards with the
IC recorder.
• For compatible M2™, please refer to the
Sony web site (page 108).
• “MagicGate™” is the collective name of
content protection technologies developed
by Sony. The IC recorder does not support
data recording/playback that requires
MagicGate™ functions.
• The IC recorder does not support parallel
data transfer.
• You cannot use a ROM (read-only-memory)
type or write-protected memory card.
• Data may be corrupted in the following
cases:
– When a memory card is removed or the IC
recorder is turned off during a read or write
operation.
– When a memory card is used in locations
subject to static electricity or electrical
noise.
• We assume no responsibility for any loss or
damage of recorded data.
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• We recommend that you save a backup copy
of the important data.
• Do not touch the terminal of a memory card
with your hand or a metal object.
• Do not strike, bend or drop a memory card.
• Do not disassemble or modify a memory
card.
• Do not expose a memory card to water.
• Do not use a memory card under the
following conditions:
– Locations beyond the required operating
conditions, including locations, such as the
hot interior of a car parked in the sun and/
or in the summer, the outdoors exposed to
direct sunlight, or a place near a heater.
– Humid locations or locations with
corrosive substances present.
• When using a memory card, make sure to
check the correct insertion direction into the
memory card slot.
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Specifications
System requirements
To use your computer with the
Sound Organizer software
To use your computer with the Sound
Organizer software, see “System
requirements for your computer” on
page 98.
To use your computer without
the Sound Organizer software
Operating systems:
– Windows 7 Ultimate
– Windows 7 Professional
– Windows 7 Home Premium
– Windows 7 Home Basic
– Windows 7 Starter
– Windows Vista Ultimate Service Pack 2
or higher
– Windows Vista Business Service Pack 2
or higher
P Notes
• Operation is not guaranteed if any operating
system other than those indicated on the left
(Windows 98, Windows 2000 or Linux, etc.)
is used.
• 64 bit versions of Windows XP are not
supported.
Additional Information
To use your computer with the IC recorder
without the Sound Organizer software, or to
use the IC recorder as a USB mass storage
device, your computer must meet the
operating system requirements and port
environment described below.
– Windows Vista Home Premium Service
Pack 2 or higher
– Windows Vista Home Basic Service
Pack 2 or higher
– Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005
Service Pack 3 or higher
– Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004
Service Pack 3 or higher
– Windows XP Media Center Edition
Service Pack 3 or higher
– Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3
or higher
– Windows XP Home Edition Service
Pack 3 or higher
– Mac OS X (v10.2.8-v10.6)
Pre-Installed
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• For the latest version information and
compatibility with your operating system,
please access the support home page for the
IC recorder:
http://www.sony.ca/ElectronicsSupport/
http://fr.sony.ca/ElectronicsSupport/
Hardware environment:
– Sound board: Sound cards compatible
with any of the supported Microsoft
Windows operating systems
– Port: USB port
P Note
• The following systems are not supported:
– Operating systems other than the ones
indicated on page 107
– Personally constructed computers or
operating systems
– Upgraded operating systems
– Multi-boot environment
– Multi-monitor environment
Design and specifications
IC recorder section
Capacity (User available capacity)
2 GB
(approx. 1.80 GB = 1,932,735,283 Byte)
A part of the memory capacity is used as a
management area.
Frequency range
•
•
•
•
SHQ: 75 Hz - 20,000 Hz
HQ: 75 Hz - 17,000 Hz
SP: 75 Hz - 14,000 Hz
LP: 75 Hz - 3,500 Hz
Bit rate and sampling frequencies for
MP3 files*1
Bit rate: 32 kbps - 320 kbps, VBR
Sampling frequencies:
16/22.05/24/32/44.1/48 kHz
File extension: .mp3
*1 The playback of MP3 files recorded using
the IC recorder is also supported. Not all
encoders are supported.
General
Speaker
Approx. 28 mm (1 1/8 in.) dia.
Input/Output
• Microphone jack (minijack, stereo)
– input for plug in power, minimum input
level
– 0.6 mV
• Headphone jack (minijack, stereo)
– output for 8 ohms - 300 ohms impedance
headphones
• USB connector (USB Mini-B jack)
– High-Speed USB compatible
• Memory Stick Micro™ (M2™)/microSD
memory card slot
Playback speed control (DPC)
2.00 times - 0.50 times
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Power output
300 mW
Power requirements
Two LR03 (size AAA) alkaline batteries
(supplied): 3.0 V DC
Two NH-AAA-B2KN rechargeable batteries
(not supplied): 2.4 V DC
Electret condenser microphone ECM-CS10,
ECM-CZ10, ECM-DS70P, ECM-DS30P,
ECM-TL1
Audio connecting cable RK-G136
Rechargeable battery NH-AAA-B2KN
USB AC adaptor AC-U501AD
Battery charger BCG-34HS2KAN
5 °C - 35 °C (41 °F - 95 °F)
Your dealer may not handle some of the above
listed optional accessories. Please ask the
dealer for detailed information.
Dimensions (w/h/d) (not incl. projecting
parts and controls) (JEITA)*2
Design and specifications are subject to
change without notice.
Operating temperature
Approx. 37.5 mm × 114 mm × 20.9 mm
(1 1/2 in. × 4 1/2 in. × 27/32 in.)
Mass (JEITA)*2
*2 Measured value by the standard of JEITA
(Japan Electronics and Information
Technology Industries Association)
Supplied accessories
See page 7.
Additional Information
Approx. 74 g (2 5/8 oz) including two LR03
alkaline batteries
Optional accessories
Memory Stick Micro™ (M2™) MS-A16GU2,
MS-A8GU2, MS-A4GU2, MS-A2GU2
microSD/microSDHC SR-8A4, SR-4A4,
SR-2A1
Active speaker SRS-M50
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Maximum recording time*3*4
The maximum recording time of all the folders is as follows.
REC Mode
Recording scene Built-in
memory
192kbps(MONO) Meeting ( )
(SHQ)
Interview ( )
Lecture ( )
Audio IN ( )
128kbps(MONO) Voice Notes (
(HQ)
Memory card
2 GB
4 GB
8 GB
22 hr. 22 hr. 44 hr.
89 hr.
20 min. 20 min. 40 min. 25 min.
16 GB
32 GB
178 hr.
0 min.
357 hr.
0 min.
) 33 hr. 33 hr. 67 hr.
30 min. 30 min. 5 min.
134 hr.
0 min.
268 hr.
0 min.
536 hr.
0 min.
357 hr.
0 min.
715 hr.
0 min.
1,431 hr.
0 min.
48kbps(MONO)
(SP)
–
89 hr. 89 hr. 178 hr.
25 min. 25 min. 0 min.
8kbps(MONO)
(LP)
–
536 hr. 536 hr. 1,073 hr. 2,147 hr. 4,294 hr. 8,589 hr.
0 min. 0 min. 0 min. 0 min.
0 min.
0 min.
(hr.: hours/min.: minutes)
*3 When you are going to record continuously for a long time, you may have to replace the batteries
with new ones in the midst of recording. For details on the battery life, see the next table.
*4 The maximum recording time varies if you record files in mixed recording mode.
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Battery life
When using Sony LR03 (SG) (size AAA) alkaline batteries*1
REC Mode
Recording
Playback through
speaker*2
Playback using a pair of
headphones (not supplied)
192kbps(MONO) (SHQ)
55 hr.
16 hr.
41 hr.
128kbps(MONO) (HQ)
55 hr.
16 hr.
41 hr.
48kbps(MONO) (SP)
60 hr.
16 hr.
41 hr.
8kbps(MONO) (LP)
72 hr.
16 hr.
41 hr.
(hr.: hours)
When using Sony NH-AAA-B2KN rechargeable batteries*1
REC Mode
Playback through
speaker*2
Playback using a pair of
headphones (not supplied)
192kbps(MONO) (SHQ)
37 hr.
11 hr.
30 hr.
128kbps(MONO) (HQ)
37 hr.
11 hr.
30 hr.
48kbps(MONO) (SP)
39 hr.
11 hr.
30 hr.
8kbps(MONO) (LP)
50 hr.
11 hr.
30 hr.
(hr.: hours)
Additional Information
Recording
*1 The battery life is measured in testing using methods proprietary to Sony. The battery life may
shorten depending on how you operate the IC recorder.
*2 When playing back music through the internal speaker with the volume level set to 14
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Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
Before taking the IC recorder for repair, check the following sections. Should any problem
persist after you have made these checks, consult your nearest Sony dealer.
Please note that recorded files may be deleted during service or repair work.
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Symptom
Remedy
Noise is heard.
• An object, such as your finger, etc., accidentally rubbed or
scratched the IC recorder during recording so that noise was
recorded.
• The IC recorder was placed near an AC power source, a
fluorescent lamp or a mobile phone during recording or playback.
• The plug of the connected microphone is dirty. Clean the plug.
• The plug of the connected headphones is dirty. Clean the plug.
• Noise may be heard during recording pause of a file or VOR
recording.
The IC recorder cannot be
turned off.
• Slide the HOLD•POWER ON/OFF switch in the direction of
“POWER ON/OFF” for more than 2 seconds when the IC
recorder is stopped (page 13).
The IC recorder cannot be
turned on.
• The power to the IC recorder is off. Slide the HOLD•POWER
ON/OFF switch in the direction of “POWER ON/OFF” for
more than 1 second (page 13).
• The batteries have been inserted with incorrect polarity (page 11).
The IC recorder is powered
off automatically.
• When the IC recorder is in the stop mode and you leave the IC
recorder without attempting an operation for a certain length of
time, the auto power off function will take effect. (The length of
time before auto power off is set to “10min” when you purchase
the IC recorder.) You can select the length of time before auto
power off takes effect in the menu (page 84).
The IC recorder does not
operate correctly.
• Take out the batteries and insert them again.
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Symptom
Remedy
It takes a long time for the IC • If the IC recorder is required to process a large amount of data, it
recorder to start.
may take longer for the IC recorder to start. This is not a
malfunction of the IC recorder. Wait until the start-up display
disappears.
The IC recorder does not
operate.
• You may have formatted the memory of the IC recorder using the
computer. Use the IC recorder formatting function to format the
memory (page 85).
The IC recorder does not
operate, even if you press
any button.
• The batteries are weak (page 12).
• The power to the IC recorder is off. Slide the HOLD•POWER
ON/OFF switch in the direction of “POWER ON/OFF” for
more than 1 second (page 13).
• The HOLD function is activated. Slide the HOLD•POWER ON/
OFF switch in the center direction (page 10).
No sound comes from the
speaker.
• The volume is turned down completely (page 23).
• Headphones are plugged in (page 48).
Sound comes from the
• If you plug in a pair of headphones (not supplied) not securely
speaker even when a pair of
during playback, the sound may come from the speaker. Unplug
headphones is plugged in.
the headphones, and then insert them securely.
Troubleshooting
Sound comes from only one • When audio output of an external device connected to the IC
channel.
recorder is monaural and the recording mode is set to
“192kbps(MONO)” (SHQ) or “128kbps(MONO)” (HQ), sounds
are recorded only in one channel. In this case, set the recording
mode to “48kbps(MONO)” (SP) or “8kbps(MONO)” (LP) in the
menu (page 80).
The operation indicator does • “LED” is set to “OFF.” Display the menu and set “LED” to “ON”
not light.
(page 82).
“Memory Full” is displayed • The memory is full. Erase some of the files (page 28) or erase all
and you cannot start
the files after you store them on the other memory media or on
recording.
your computer.
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Symptom
Remedy
“File Full” is displayed and
you cannot operate the IC
recorder.
• 199 files have been recorded in the selected folder ( ) or 4,074
files (when there are 21 folders) in total have been recorded.
Therefore you cannot record another file, or move a file. Erase
some of the files (page 28) or erase all the files after you store
them on the other memory media or on your computer.
You cannot record a file.
• The remaining memory capacity is insufficient.
• You cannot record a file when you select a
(music) or
(podcast) folder in the playback-only area.
The playback volume is low. • The volume is turned down completely. Press VOL – or + to
adjust the volume (page 23).
• The recording scene is set to “Voice Notes” ( ) or “Audio IN”
( ). Select a recording scene depending on the current situation
(page 30).
• “Mic Sensitivity” is set to “Low” ( ). Set it to “High” (
), or
“Medium” ( ) (page 81).
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You cannot add a recording
or an overwrite recording.
• “Add/Overwrite” is set to “OFF” in the menu. Set “Add/
Overwrite” to “Add” or “Overwrite” (page 33, 35).
• The remaining memory capacity is insufficient. The overwritten
part will be deleted after the overwriting part finishes recording.
Therefore, you can only overwrite within the remaining recording
time.
• You cannot add or overwrite a recording to a file which was not
recorded using the IC recorder.
• You cannot add or overwrite a recording to a file in a folder in the
playback-only area (the
(music) folder and the
(podcast)
folder).
Recording is interrupted.
• The VOR function is activated. Set “VOR” to “OFF” in the menu
(page 37).
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Symptom
Remedy
When recording from other • Connect the headphone jack of other equipment to the
equipment, the input level is
m (microphone) jack of the IC recorder and adjust the volume
too strong or not strong
level on the piece of equipment connected to the IC recorder.
enough.
Playback speed is too fast or • The playback speed is adjusted in DPC. Adjust the speed in DPC
too slow.
again in the menu (page 50).
• You need a certain amount of free space in the memory to divide a
file.
• 199 files have been recorded in the selected folder ( ). Erase
some of the files (page 28) or erase all the files after you store
them on the other memory media or on your computer.
• Because of the system limitations, you may not be able to divide a
file at the very beginning or at the very end of the file.
• You cannot divide files other than those recorded using the IC
recorder (e.g., a file transferred from a computer).
The memory card is not
recognized.
• Since the memory card may contain image data or other files, the
memory required for creating initial folders is insufficient. Use
Windows Explorer, Macintosh desktop, or other tools to erase
unwanted files or initialize the memory card on the IC recorder.
• Switch the memory media of the IC recorder to “Memory Card”
(page 41).
• Remove a memory card and check the side of the memory card.
Then insert it with correct side and direction.
“--:--” is displayed.
• You have not set the clock (page 14).
“--y--m--d” or “--:--” is
displayed on the recording
date display.
• The date of recording will not be displayed if you recorded the file
when the clock was not set.
Troubleshooting
You cannot divide a file.
There are fewer menu items • The menu items displayed are different depending on the
displayed in the menu mode. operation modes (stop mode, playback mode or recording mode)
(page 75).
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GB
Symptom
Remedy
The remaining time
displayed in the display
window is shorter than that
displayed in the supplied
Sound Organizer software.
• The IC recorder requires a certain amount of memory for system
operation. That amount is subtracted from the remaining time,
which is the reason for the difference.
The battery life is short.
• The battery life on page 111 is based on playback with the volume
level set to 14. The battery life may shorten depending on the
operation of the IC recorder.
There is no battery power
• Even if you do not use the IC recorder, the batteries are consumed
remaining after you have left slightly. If you do not intend to use the IC recorder for an
the batteries inserted for long extended period of time, it is recommended that you turn the
time without using the IC
power off (page 13) or remove the batteries. Moreover, if you set
recorder.
“Auto Power Off” to a short span in the menu (page 84), you can
prevent the batteries from being consumed due to forgetting to
turn the IC recorder off.
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The battery life of the
rechargeable batteries is
short.
• You are using the rechargeable batteries in an environment with a
temperature of under 5 °C (41 °F). Charge the batteries in an
environment with a temperature of 5 °C - 35 °C (41 °F - 95 °F).
• The IC recorder has not been used for a certain time. Charge and
discharge the rechargeable batteries using the IC recorder several
times.
• Replace the old rechargeable batteries with new ones.
• The battery indicator is displayed only for a short time, however,
the rechargeable batteries are not charged completely. Charge the
batteries fully.
Menu does not reflect the
change in settings.
• If the batteries are removed just after the menu setting is changed,
or the menu setting is changed using “IC Recorder Settings” of the
Sound Organizer software with the exhausted batteries inserted,
the menu setting may not function.
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Symptom
Remedy
A character in a folder or file • The IC recorder cannot support or display some special characters
name is displayed in
and symbols that are entered on a computer using Windows
unreadable characters.
Explorer or the Macintosh desktop.
The “Accessing...”
animation display does not
disappear.
• If the IC recorder is required to process excessive amount of data,
the animation may be displayed for an extended period of time.
This is not a malfunction of the IC recorder. Wait until the
message disappears.
It takes a long time to copy a • If the file size of a file is large, it takes a considerable time to
file.
finish copying. Wait until the copying is finished.
• The IC recorder can recognize up to 8 levels of folders transferred
to the IC recorder.
• If files are incompatible, other than an MP3(.mp3) file that the IC
recorder supports, they may not be displayed. See page 108.
The IC recorder is not
recognized by your
computer.
A folder/file cannot be
transferred from your
computer.
• Disconnect the IC recorder from your computer and reconnect it.
• Do not use a USB hub or USB extension cable other than the
supplied USB connecting cable.
• Operation is not guaranteed if you use any system requirements
other than those described on page 107.
• Depending on the USB port position, the IC recorder may not be
recognized. If this happens, try another port.
The file transferred from
your computer cannot be
played back.
• The file format may differ from those that can be played back
using the IC recorder (MP3(.mp3)). Check the file name
(page 108).
The computer cannot start.
• If you reboot the computer with the IC recorder connected to the
computer, the computer may freeze or may not start properly.
Disconnect the IC recorder from the computer and reboot the
computer again.
Troubleshooting
The transferred files are not
displayed.
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Sound Organizer
Refer to the help files of the Sound Organizer software, too.
Symptom
Cause/Remedy
The Sound Organizer
• The free disk or memory space on the computer is too small.
software cannot be installed. Check the hard disk and memory space.
• You are trying to install the software into the operating system
that the Sound Organizer software does not support. Install the
software into the supported operating system (page 98).
• In Windows XP, you have logged on using a user name belonging
to a user account with limitations. Or in Windows Vista or
Windows 7, you have logged on using a guest account. Make sure
to log on using a user name with computer administrator
privileges.
The IC recorder cannot be
properly connected.
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• Check that the installation of the software has been successful.
Also check the connection as follows:
– When using an external USB hub, use the supplied USB
connecting cable.
– Disconnect and then connect the IC recorder.
– Connect the IC recorder to another USB port.
• Your computer may be in the system standby/hibernate mode. Do
not let your computer enter into the system standby/hibernate
mode while being connected to the IC recorder.
• Save a backup copy of all of the data stored on the built-in
memory or the memory card, and then format the built-in memory
or the memory card using the formatting function in the menu
(page 85).
Symptom
Cause/Remedy
Playback sound from the
• No sound board is installed.
computer is low./No sound is • No speaker is built-in or connected to the computer.
emitted from the computer. • The volume of the sound is turned down.
• Turn up the volume on the computer. (Refer to the instruction
manual of the computer.)
• The volume of WAV files can be changed and saved using the
“Increase Volume” feature of the Microsoft Sound Recorder.
Stored files cannot be played • You cannot play back files whose file format the Sound Organizer
back or edited.
software does not support. Depending on the file format, you
cannot use part of editorial features of the software. Refer to the
help files of the Sound Organizer software.
The counter or slider moves • This happens when you play back files that you divided. Store a
incorrectly, or noise is heard. file on your computer first*, and then add it to the IC recorder.
(*Select the saving file format that suits the IC recorder you use.)
Operation is slow when there • When the total number of files increases, the operation becomes
are many files.
slower, regardless of the length of the recording time.
• It takes a longer time to copy or delete long files. Wait until the
copying is finished. After completing operations, the display
works normally.
The software ‘hangs’ when
the Sound Organizer
software starts up.
• Do not disconnect the connector of the IC recorder while the
computer is communicating with the IC recorder. Otherwise the
computer operations become unstable or the data inside the IC
recorder may be damaged.
• There may be conflict between the software and other driver or
application.
Troubleshooting
Display does not work
during saving, adding, or
deleting of files.
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Message List
Message
Cause/Remedy
HOLD
• All the button operations are disabled because the IC recorder is in
the HOLD status to prevent unintentional operations. Slide the
HOLD•POWER ON/OFF switch towards the center to release the
IC recorder from the HOLD status (page 10).
Low Battery
• The batteries are exhausted. Replace the old LR03 (size AAA)
alkaline batteries with new ones (page 11). Or replace the old
rechargeable batteries with new ones.
Memory Card Error
• An error occurred while a memory card was being inserted into
the memory card slot. Remove and try inserting it again. If this
message persists, use a new memory card.
Memory Card Not Supported • A memory card that the IC recorder does not support is inserted.
See “About compatible memory cards” on page 39.
• An M2™ that the IC recorder does not authorize is inserted. See
“About compatible memory cards” on page 39.
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Read Only Memory Card
• A read-only memory card is inserted. A read-only memory card
cannot be used with the IC recorder.
Memory Card Locked
• The memory card is write-protected. A write-protected memory
card cannot be used with the IC recorder.
Memory Card Access
Denied
• Since a memory card containing an access control function is
inserted, you cannot use it.
Memory Full
• The remaining memory capacity of the IC recorder is insufficient.
Erase some files before recording.
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Cause/Remedy
File Full
• When there are already the maximum number of files in the
selected folder or the total number of files stored on the IC
recorder has exceeded the maximum, you cannot record a new
file. Erase some files before recording.
File Damaged
• You cannot play back or edit files, because the data of the selected
file is damaged.
Format Error
• The IC recorder cannot be turned on using the computer because
there is no copy of the control file required for operation. Format
the IC recorder using the formatting function in the menu
(page 85). Do not use your computer to format the IC recorder.
Process Error
• The IC recorder failed in memory access. Remove and then reinsert the batteries.
• Save a backup copy of your data and format the IC recorder using
the menu (page 85).
Stop and Reinsert Memory
Card
• A memory card was inserted during recording or playback.
Remove the memory card and insert it while the IC recorder is in
the stop mode.
Set Date&Time
• Set the clock; otherwise, you cannot set the alarm.
Track Marks are Full
• You can set up to 98 track marks for a file. Cancel unwanted track
marks (page 64).
No File
• The selected folder does not have any files. You cannot move a
file or set the alarm, etc., because of this.
No Track Marks
• There are no track marks when you attempt to erase a track mark
or track marks, or divide a file at all the track mark positions.
Low Battery Level
• You cannot format the memory or erase all the files in a folder
because of insufficient battery power. Replace the old LR03 (size
AAA) alkaline batteries with new ones (page 11). Or replace the
old rechargeable batteries with new ones.
Troubleshooting
Message
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GB
122
Message
Cause/Remedy
Already Set
• The selected file has already been set for alarm playback. Select
the other file.
• You set the alarm to play back a file at a date and time previously
set on another file. Change the alarm setting.
Past Date/Time
• You set the alarm when the time has already passed. Check it and
set the appropriate date and time (page 55).
File Protected
• The selected file is protected or is a “Read only” file. You cannot
erase it. Cancel the protection on the IC recorder or cancel “Read
only” on your computer to edit the file using the IC recorder
(page 71).
Set Add/Overwrite
• “Add/Overwrite” in the menu is set to “OFF.” You cannot add a
recording or an overwrite recording (pages 33, 35).
Unknown Data
• This data is not in a file format that is supported by the IC
recorder. The IC recorder supports MP3(.mp3)files only. For
details, see “Design and specifications” on page 108.
• You cannot play back copyright protected files.
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Message
Cause/Remedy
Invalid Operation
• You cannot divide or set a track mark in files in a
(music) or
(podcast) folder in the playback-only area.
• When a memory card has a bad block on it, the card cannot be
written to. Prepare a new memory card to replace the current one.
• The file name has reached the maximum number of characters;
you cannot divide the file. Shorten the file name.
• The “Divide All Track Marks” function cannot be used because
there is a track mark within 0.5 seconds from the dividing
position.
• The “Divide All Track Marks” function cannot be used because
there is a track mark within 0.5 seconds from the beginning of a
file or the end of a file.
• The file length is less than 1 second; you cannot divide such a
short file.
• The “Divide Current Position” function cannot be used at a
position within 0.5 seconds from the beginning of a file or the end
of a file.
Cannot Divide - Max # Files • When there are already 199 files in the selected folder or the total
number of files stored on the IC recorder exceeds the maximum,
you cannot divide a file. Erase some files before dividing a file.
• A file of the same file name already exists in the folder when a file
is divided, or a file is copied or moved.
No Memory Card
• There is no memory card inserted into the memory card slot when
you attempt to set the “Select Memory,” or “File Copy” menus.
New File
• The file being recorded has reached the maximum size limit
(500 MB). The file will be divided automatically and recording
will continue as a new file.
Troubleshooting
Same File Name Exists
Erased-too near Track Marks • When there is a track mark set within 0.5 seconds from the
dividing position, the track mark is automatically erased.
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GB
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Message
Cause/Remedy
No operation with Memory
Card
• You cannot set an alarm in a file stored on a memory card. Switch
the memory media of the IC recorder to “Built-In Memory”
(page 41).
Change Folder
• If there are no files in a
(music) or
(podcast) folder in the
playback-only area, no folders are displayed in the display
window. Only a folder with a file will be displayed.
System Error
• A system error other than the above has occurred. Remove the
batteries and re-inert them.
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System Limitations
There are some system limitations of the IC recorder. Troubles as mentioned below are not
malfunctions of the IC recorder.
Symptom
Cause/Remedy
You cannot record files • If you record files in a mixture of the recording modes, the recordable
up to the maximum
time varies from the maximum recording time of the highest recording
recording time.
mode to those of the lowest recording mode.
• The sum of the number on the counter (elapsed recording time) and the
remaining recording time may be less than the IC recorder’s maximum
recording time.
You cannot display or • If you have transferred MP3 files using your computer, those files may
play back MP3 files in
not be transferred in order of transfer because of system limitations. If
order.
you transfer MP3 files from your computer to the IC recorder one by
one, you can display and play back the MP3 files in transferred order.
• The file being recorded has reached the maximum size limit (500 MB).
Therefore it is automatically divided.
You cannot enter
lower-case characters.
• Depending on the combination of the characters used for the folder
name that was made on your computer, those characters may change to
all capitals.
“s” is displayed in place • A character which cannot be displayed on the IC recorder has been
of a folder name, title,
used. Using your computer, replace it with one which can be displayed
artist name, or file name. on the IC recorder.
Troubleshooting
A file is divided
automatically.
When you set A-B
• Depending on the files, the set positions may move.
repeat playback, the set
positions move a little.
The remaining recording • You need a certain amount of free space for a file management area to
time becomes shorter
divide a file, therefore the remaining recording time will be shortened.
when you divide a file.
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Display Window Guide
Display when stopped
A Track mark indicator
Displays the track mark number just
before the current position. Appears
when a track mark is set for a file.
B Newly arriving podcast indicator
C Folder information indicator
: A folder where you can record a file
: A folder for playback only
: A folder for podcast files
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D Folder name indicator
E File information indicator
You can switch the file information
display in order by pressing DISP/
MENU briefly: Elapsed time c
Remaining time c Recording date and
time c File name c Title c Artist name
: File name
: Title
: Artist name (during playback only)
F File location indicator
The selected file number is displayed in
the numerator and the total number of
files in the folder is displayed in the
denominator.
G Protect indicator
Appears when the protection is set for a
file.
H Alarm indicator
I Remaining memory indicator
Displays the remaining memory and
decreases one by one during recording.
J Memory card indicator
When “Memory Card” is selected as
“Select Memory,” the indicator is
displayed. When “Built-In Memory” is
selected, no indicator is displayed.
K Battery indicator
Display when recording
Troubleshooting
L Recording progress animation display
Displays the progress of a recording in
animation.
M Recording indicator
Appears while the IC recorder is
recording
N VOR recording indicator
Appears when “VOR” is set to “ON” in
the menu.
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O Scene select indicator
Displays the currently selected scene
used for recording. Appears when a
scene is set.
: Meeting
: Voice Notes
: Interview
: Lecture
: Audio IN
P LCF (Low Cut Filter) indicator
Appears when “LCF(Low Cut)” is set
to “ON” in the menu.
Q Microphone sensitivity indicator
: High
: Medium
: Low
R Recording mode indicator
Displays the recording mode set in the
menu when the IC recorder is in the
stop mode, and displays the current
recording mode when the IC recorder is
in the playback or recording mode:
SHQ: Super high-quality monaural
recording mode (192kbps(MONO))
HQ: High-quality monaural recording
mode (128kbps(MONO))
SP: Standard play monaural recording
mode (48kbps(MONO))
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LP: Long play monaural recording
mode (8kbps(MONO))
Display during playback
U HOLD indicator
Appears when the IC recorder is in the
HOLD status to prevent unintentional
operations.
To release the HOLD status, slide the
HOLD•POWER ON/OFF switch
towards the center (page 10).
Troubleshooting
S Playback mode indicator
1: Appears when one file is played
back repeatedly.
A-B: Appears when a specified A-B
period is played back repeatedly.
×0.50 to ×2.00: DPC playback
ALARM: Alarm playback
T EASY-S (Easy Search) indicator
Appears when “Easy Search” is set to
“ON” in the menu.
Display in the HOLD status
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Index
A
D
A-B repeat ...............................................53
Adding a recording .................................33
Adding an overwrite recording ...............35
Adjusting the volume ........................23, 47
Alarm ..........................................55, 75, 78
Alkaline batteries ............................ 11, 111
Display during playback .........................27
Display the current date and time ...........15
Dividing a file at all the track mark
positions ......................................68, 75, 78
Dividing a file at the current
position ........................................67, 75, 78
DPC (Digital Pitch Control) ........50, 75, 77
B
Battery indicator .....................................12
Battery life ............................................ 111
C
Changing the Scene Select settings ........30
Connecting the IC recorder to your
computer .................................................86
Continuous play ..........................52, 76, 81
Copying a file to the other memory
media ...........................................60, 75, 79
Copying files to your computer ..............93
Copying MP3 files to the IC
recorder ...................................................94
Cue ..........................................................48
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E
Easy search ..................................48, 75, 77
Editing files .............................................59
Erasing ....................................................28
Erasing a track mark ...................64, 75, 79
Erasing all files in a folder ..........62, 75, 79
Erasing all the track marks ..........65, 75, 79
External microphone ...............................43
F
Folder ..........................................24, 59, 87
H
HOLD ......................................................10
HOLD•POWER ON/OFF switch .....10, 13
I
Index to parts and controls
Display window ................................ 126
Front .....................................................8
Rear .......................................................9
Input selection .......................43, 45, 76, 81
Inserting batteries ....................................11
M
Index
Maintenance ..........................................105
Memory card ................................... 39, 105
Memory Stick Micro™ (M2™) .......39, 89
Menu
Add/Overwrite ..............................75, 77
Alarm ............................................75, 78
Auto Power Off ............................76, 84
Beep ..............................................76, 83
Continuous Play ............................76, 81
Date&Time ...................................76, 83
Delete ............................................75, 79
Detail Menu ..................................76, 80
Divide ...........................................75, 78
Divide All Track Marks ................75, 78
Divide Current Position ................75, 78
DPC(Speed Control) .....................75, 77
Easy Search ..................................75, 77
Erase All .......................................75, 79
Erase All Track Marks ..................75, 79
Erase Track Mark .........................75, 79
File Copy ......................................75, 79
Format ...........................................76, 85
Language .......................................76, 82
LCF(Low Cut) ..............................76, 81
LED ...............................................76, 82
Making settings ...................................73
Menu settings ......................................75
Mic Sensitivity ..............................76, 81
Move & Copy ...............................75, 79
Move File ......................................75, 79
Noise Cut Level ............................76, 82
Protect ...........................................75, 78
REC Mode ....................................76, 80
Select Input ...................................76, 81
Select Memory ..............................75, 80
Time Display ................................76, 83
VOR ..............................................75, 77
Message list ...........................................120
microSD/microSDHC .......................39, 90
Monitoring the recording ........................47
Moving a file ...............................59, 75, 79
MP3 files ...............................................108
N
Noise .....................................................104
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Overwrite recording ................................35
Sound Organizer .....................................97
Specifications ........................................107
Switching the memory ................41, 75, 80
System limitations .................................125
System requirements .......................98, 107
P
T
Pause recording .......................................21
Playback ............................................23, 48
Playback modes ......................................52
Podcast ....................................................97
Precautions ............................................ 104
Protecting a file ...........................71, 75, 78
Track mark ..............................................63
Troubleshooting ....................................112
Noise cut .................................................49
Noise cut level ............................49, 76, 82
O
R
Rechargeable batteries .......................... 111
Recording ..........................................18, 30
Recording from a telephone ....................44
Recording from other equipment ............45
Recording time ...................................... 110
Recording with other equipment ............58
Review ..............................................21, 48
S
Scene selection ........................................30
Selecting a folder and file .......................24
Setting the clock .........................14, 76, 83
Setting the language ....................16, 76, 82
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U
USB AC adaptor ...................................102
USB memory ...........................................96
Using the IC recorder with your
computer ..................................................86
V
VOR (Voice Operated
Recording) ...................................37, 75, 77
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