Sony PCM-D100 manual

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  • Brand: Sony
  • Product: Audio Recorder
  • Model/name: PCM-D100
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English

Table of Contents

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Linear PCM Recorder
Operating Instructions
PCM-D100
Overview
Getting Started
Recording
Playback
Editing
Utilizing Your Computer
Menu Operations
Additional Information
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CAUTION
Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly
replaced.
Replace only with the same or equivalent type.
WARNING
Do not expose the batteries (battery pack or
batteries installed) to excessive heat such as
sunshine, fire or the like for a long time.
For the customers in China
RATED CURRENT CONSUMPTION: 800 mA
AC adaptor: AC-ES608K3
Do not install AC adaptor in a confined space,
such as a bookcase or built-in cabinet.
As the main plug of AC adaptor is used to
disconnect the AC adaptor from the mains,
connect it to an easily accessible AC outlet. Should
you notice an abnormality in it, disconnect it from
the AC outlet immediately.
AC adaptor is not disconnected from the mains as
long as it is connected to the AC outlet, even if the
unit itself has been turned off.
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not
expose AC adaptor to dripping or splashing, and
do not place objects filled with liquids, such as
vases, on AC adaptor.
ˎ
ˎ The recorded music is limited to private
use only. Use of the music beyond this
limit requires permission of the copyright
holders.
ˎ
ˎ Sony is not responsible for incomplete
recording/downloading or damaged data
due to problems of the linear PCM recorder
or computer.
ˎ
ˎ Depending on the types of the text and
characters, the text shown on the linear
PCM recorder may not be displayed properly
on device. This is due to:
ˋ
ˋThe capacity of the connected linear PCM
recorder.
ˋ
ˋThe linear PCM recorder is not functioning
normally.
ˋ
ˋContent information is written in the
language or the character that is not
supported by the linear PCM recorder.
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Table of Contents
Manuals........................................................................................................................................8
Overview
What you can do with the PCM-D100...............................................................................9
For recording practice sessions...................................................................................9
For outdoor recording......................................................................................................10
As a high-quality music player..................................................................................10
Audio file formats you can record or play on the PCM-D100.................11
Getting Started
Identifying parts and controls.............................................................................................. 12
Checking the supplied accessories...................................................................................18
Preparing a power source.......................................................................................................19
Inserting batteries...............................................................................................................19
Turning the power on......................................................................................................20
Turning the power off.....................................................................................................20
Setting the clock............................................................................................................................22
Setting the clock just after purchasing.................................................................22
Using the HOME and OPTION menus.............................................................................23
Selecting the desired function from the HOME menu...............................23
Making settings from the OPTION menu............................................................23
Continued on the next page
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Table of Contents (continued)
Using a memory card (not supplied).............................................................................. 24
Inserting a memory card............................................................................................... 24
Switching the memory................................................................................................... 25
Selecting a file.................................................................................................................................27
Selecting a file from the folder list..........................................................................27
Selecting a file by date from the calendar........................................................ 28
Using the remote control........................................................................................................ 29
Inserting batteries into the wireless remote control transmitter
unit....................................................................................................................................... 29
Connecting the receiver unit...................................................................................... 29
Controlling operations from the transmitter unit.........................................30
Changing the channel for the remote control................................................30
Preventing unintentional operations (HOLD)............................................................ 31
Recording
Preparation before recording................................................................................................32
Example: Placement when recording a musical performance
using the built-in microphones.........................................................................32
When rotating both capsules of the microphones to 90˚ to face
inside (X-Y position)...................................................................................................32
When rotating both capsules of the microphones to 120˚ to face
outside (Wide stereo position).......................................................................... 33
To switch the microphone input sensitivity..................................................... 33
To reduce noise in the recording............................................................................. 34
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Recording analog sound......................................................................................................... 35
Recording using the built-in microphones....................................................... 35
Monitoring the recording........................................................................................................ 38
Recording a few seconds in advance, before starting to record
(Pre‑recording)....................................................................................................................... 39
Recording using other devices...........................................................................................40
Recording with an external microphone............................................................40
Recording from external equipment (Line Input)........................................40
Digital recording............................................................................................................................41
Recording digital signals from external equipment (Optical Input).......... 42
Synchronizing recording with playback (Digital Synchronized
Recording)................................................................................................................................. 43
Recording across memory media (Cross-Memory Recording).....................44
Playback
Playing a file.................................................................................................................................... 45
Playing a file repeatedly.................................................................................................47
Playing a specific section repeatedly (A-B repeat).......................................47
Searching a desired point quickly (Easy Search)............................................47
Setting the playback sound quality.................................................................................48
Selecting the sound effect...........................................................................................48
Adjusting the playback tone (Key Control).......................................................48
Continued on the next page
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Table of Contents (continued)
Adjusting the playback speed (DPC (Speed Control))...............................49
Improving the playback sound quality (Upsampling)...............................49
Connecting external equipment for playback..........................................................50
Connecting an analog device....................................................................................50
Connecting a digital device.........................................................................................50
Editing
Organizing files............................................................................................................................... 51
Moving a file to a different folder............................................................................ 51
Copying a file to a different folder.......................................................................... 52
Sorting file names.............................................................................................................. 52
Using track marks......................................................................................................................... 53
Adding a track mark......................................................................................................... 53
Erasing a track mark ........................................................................................................ 53
Setting fading in/out effects ............................................................................................... 54
Dividing a file.................................................................................................................................. 55
Dividing a file at the current position................................................................... 55
Dividing a file at all of the track mark positions............................................ 55
Combining files...............................................................................................................................57
Erasing files...................................................................................................................................... 58
Erasing a file........................................................................................................................... 58
Erasing all of the files in a folder or on a particular date........................ 58
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Protecting a file.............................................................................................................................. 59
Registering a function to F1/F2 function keys..........................................................60
Utilizing Your Computer
Using the linear PCM recorder with your computer..............................................61
Connecting the linear PCM recorder to your computer..................................... 62
Structure of folders and files................................................................................................ 63
Built-in memory................................................................................................................... 63
Memory Stick...................................................................................................................64
SD card.......................................................................................................................................64
Disconnecting the linear PCM recorder from your computer........................ 65
Menu Operations
OPTION menu items..................................................................................................................66
Settings menu items..................................................................................................................68
Additional Information
Precautions........................................................................................................................................74
Troubleshooting.............................................................................................................................75
Error messages..............................................................................................................................80
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System limitations....................................................................................................................... 83
Specifications..................................................................................................................................84
System requirements.......................................................................................................84
Design and specifications............................................................................................ 85
Notice for users...............................................................................................................................91
Trademarks....................................................................................................................................... 92
License................................................................................................................................................. 93
Index..................................................................................................................................................... 95
Manuals
Finding information from printed manuals
ˎ
ˎ Operating Instructions (this manual)
Describes the operations of the linear PCM recorder.
ˎ
ˎ Using Sound Forge Audio Studio LE (supplied)
Describes installation procedures and basic operations of Sound Forge Audio Studio LE.
Finding information on your computer, smart phone, or tablet
ˎ
ˎ Help Guide
Provides detailed pieces of information including tips for enjoying your linear PCM recorder,
troubleshooting guides, and more. You can access the Help Guide page at the following
address: http://rd1.sony.net/help/icd/pcmd100/cn/
You can also view the Help Guide on your smart phone or tablet.
Table of Contents (continued)
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Overview
What you can do with the PCM-D100
For recording practice sessions
ˎ
ˎ The built-in microphones of the PCM-D100
allow you to record musical performances
easily without complicated microphone
setup.
ˎ
ˎ The DPC (Digital Pitch Control) feature
provides quick or slow playback of a musical
performance and the key control feature
provides tone adjustments that are ideal for
modeling your playing on the playback from
the recorder (pages 48-49).
ˎ
ˎ The supplied remote control (receiver and
transmitter units) allows you to control
PCM-D100 operations remotely: starting and
stopping recording, playback operations,
and other basic operations (page 30).
ˎ
ˎ You can attach an optional tripod to the
recorder.
ˎ
ˎ The cross-memory recording feature allows
you to make a long recording by switching
the destination folder of recorded files from
the built-in memory to a memory card (page
44).
Continued on the next page
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What you can do with the PCM-D100 (continued)
For outdoor recording
ˎ
ˎ The high-sensitivity 15mm built-in
microphones enable easy and high-quality
outdoor recording.
ˎ
ˎ You can also connect an external
microphone (not supplied) to the stereo
mini-plug of the PCM-D100.
ˎ
ˎ You can use the supplied wind screen to
reduce the noise caused by wind or breath.
ˎ
ˎ The pre-recording feature allows you to
buffer sound sources for a maximum of
five seconds prior to the point when the
recording button is actually pressed (page
39).
ˎ
ˎ The long battery life allows you to record for
approximately 8 hours with four LR6 (size
AA) alkaline batteries.
ˎ
ˎ The supplied carrying case is ideal for
carrying the PCM-D100 outside. The recorder
can be attached to your belt with the belt
strap of the carrying case.
As a high-quality music player
ˎ
ˎ The PCM-D100 supports digital recording
from an external device, allowing you to
preserve your music library as original digital
recordings.
ˎ
ˎ You can exchange digital sound files
with your computer and external device.
This feature allows you to transfer digital
recording to your computer to save them,
or copy digital files from your computer to
play back on the PCM-D100 or transfer to an
external device for playback.
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Overview
Audio file formats you can
record or play on the PCM-D100
The linear PCM recorder can make a high-
quality recordings in DSD, LPCM, and MP3 file
formats. The recorder also supports playback
of a variety of file formats (DSD, LPCM, FLAC,
AAC, MP3, WMA).
DSD (Direct Stream Digital)
The digital audio technology that is also used
for super audio CDs. Conventional digital
audio systems such as CDs, DVDs, and PC
sound use the LPCM format. DSD, however, is
a digital audio format quite different from the
LPCM format.
The size of an audio signal is expressed as
the density (shade) of a single-bit digital
pulse, realizing supreme sound quality that
has never existed before. It reproduces the
original sound with the highest fidelity by
removing the “digital taste” of conventional
LPCM systems.
LPCM (Linear Pulse Code Modulation)
A digital audio format that records pure
sounds without compressing the source
sound.
By recording each element of the source
sound as it is, the LPCM format can reproduce
the expressions and presence of the original
sound. The 96kHz 24 bit recording, regarded
as the standard recording format of major
recording studios, realizes high-density
recording exceeding DAT (48 kHz 16 bit) and
audio CD (44.1 kHz 16 bit) recording. Due to
its flat frequency response covering low and
wide ranges, the LPCM format records files
in rich sound quality. The sound is recorded
in a file format (.wav) that can be played on
conventional computers.
Use the LPCM format for versatility.
MP3
The MP3 file format compresses sound data to
reduce the file size.
Although it only cuts sound in the range
inaudible to human ears, the sound quality is
inferior to that of the LPCM format.
Use the MP3 format for sharing files on the
Internet or reducing file size.
Notes
ˎ
ˎ You can record a DSD file with higher sound quality
than an LPCM. The data is, however, recorded
in a file format (.dsf) that cannot be played in a
conventional computer. Play or edit the file on the
PCM-D100 or another device that supports the DSD
file format.
ˎ
ˎ Sound Forge Audio Studio LE does not support or
handle DSD files.
ˎ
ˎ Noise may occur when using the linear PCM
recorder to edit DSD files.
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Identifying parts and controls
Front Right side
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Getting
Started
Continued on the next page
	 Built-in microphones (page 32)
	 Peak level lamps (L/R) (page 36)
Displays the left and right peak levels of an
audio signal input with –12dB (green) and
OVER (red) lamps.
	 Display window (page 16)
	 Volume dial (pages 38, 45)
Adjust the playback volume by turning the
dial to set the desired level (0 to 10), indicated
by the “—” mark next to the display window.
	 F1/F2 function key buttons (page 73)
You can register frequently-used functions to
these buttons.
	 HOME/BACK button (page 23)
Press briefly to display the previous window.
Press and hold for 1 second or more to display
the HOME menu.
	  (play/enter) button*1
(page 45)
	 Control button (, ,  (review/fast
reverse),  (cue/fast forward))
	 OPTION button (page 23)
Press to display the OPTION menu.
	 REC LEVEL (recording level) dial (page
36)
Adjust the recording volume by turning the
REC LEVEL dial to display the desired level (0
to 10) in the “—” position next to the display
window.
To adjust the right and left channels
simultaneously, turn the external dial. To
change the balance of recording levels
between the right and left channels, press and
hold the inner dial, and then turn the inner
dial for left channel adjustment or the external
dial for right channel adjustment.
REC LEVEL dial guard
To prevent unintentional operations, close the
REC LEVEL dial guard. Open the REC LEVEL dial
guard before adjusting the volume.
REC LEVEL dial guard
	  PAUSE button/indicator (pages 37,
46)
	  REC (recording) button/indicator
(page 36)
	 T-MARK (track mark) button (page 53)
	 ACCESS indicator (pages 20, 24, 72)
Flashes when the recorder is accessing
memory.
	  STOP button (pages 37, 46)
	 Built-in speaker (page 45)
	 MIC (microphone) jack (page 40)
	 LINE IN (OPT) (line input (optical)) jack
(pages 40, 42, 43)
	 Memory Stick/SD card slot*2
(page 24)
	 LIGHT button
Turns the backlight of the display on or off.
	 POWER switch (page 20)
Turns the power “ON” or “OFF.”
	 HOLD switch (page 31)
When set to “ON,” the buttons on the recorder
are locked to prevent accidental operation. It
is recommended that you set this switch to
“ON” during recording and playback. To unlock
the controls, set the switch to “OFF.”
	 Battery compartment cover (page 19)
*1
	 There is a tactile dot. Use this as a reference point
for operations, or to identify each button or jack.
*2
	 In this manual, Memory Stick and SD cards are
generally referred to as “memory cards.” The
Memory Stick/SD card slot is referred to as the
“memory card slot.”
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Left side 	 Hole for attaching the tripod (not
supplied)
	 Battery cover lock lever
	 INPUT switch (pages 35,40,42,43)
Set to “MIC” (microphone) to record an audio
signal input from the built-in microphones
or an external microphone connected to the
MIC jack.
Set to “LINE” to record an audio signal output
from external device connected to the LINE IN
(OPT) jack.
	 LINE OUT (OPT) (line output (optical)) jack
(page 50)
	  (headphones) jack (pages 38, 45)
	 MIC ATT (microphone attenuator) switch
(page 33)
	 USB connector (page 62)
	 DC IN 6V jack (page 21)
	 Slot for a wrist strap
(strap not supplied.)
	 REMOTE jack (page 29)
Identifying parts and controls (continued)
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Getting
Started
Remote control (transmitter unit) 	  PAUSE button
	  STOP button
	  (review/fast backward) /CH1 (channel
1) button
	  PLAY/CH2 (channel 2) button
	  REC (record) button (page 29)
	 T-MARK (track mark) button
Adds a track mark at the current position of
the selected file.
	  (cue/fast forward) /CH3 (channel 3)
button
	 SET button (page 30)
Press and hold the SET button and press CH1,
CH2, or CH3 to set a channel to the remote
control.
Continued on the next page
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Display window
 Display during recording
Note
The windows in this subsection display indications,
numbers or items for explanation purposes and may
differ from actual windows.
	 Recording/playback status
Displays the following according to the current
operation:
Recording
(Flashing) Paused during recording
standby for recording
Playback
(Flashing) Paused during playback
Stop
/ Fast reverse/forward
/ Go to previous/next files
	 Level meter/peak values (page 36)
Displays the level meter and the maximum
value of the peak level. When the level
exceeds the set value, appears.
	 Elapsed recording/playback time display
Counter information
	 Remaining recording time/file length
In recording: Displays the remaining recording
time in hours, minutes, and seconds.
10 hours or more: in hours.
Between 10 minutes and 10 hours: in hours
and minutes.
Less than 10 minutes: in minutes and seconds.
In playback: Displays the file length.
	 Track mark (page 53)
Displays the track mark number at the current
position. Displayed only when a track mark
is set.
	 Recording mode (page 68)
Displays the recording mode currently
specified in the menu in the stop mode.
During playback or recording this displays the
recording mode of the current file.
 Display during playback
Identifying parts and controls (continued)
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Getting
Started
	 File name/folder name
The file name is displayed during recording,
playback, recording/playback stop and pause.
The folder name is displayed in recording stop
or standby mode.
	 Limiter / S/N 100dB setting (pages 69,
70)
Displayed when the “LIMITER” or “S/N 100dB”
is enabled.
	 LCF setting (page 70)
Displayed when the “LCF(Low Cut)” is enabled.
	 Memory card indicator
Displayed when the current memory is a
memory card.
	 Remaining battery power (page 20)
	 Digital SYNC REC setting (page 43)
Displayed when “Digital SYNC REC” is enabled.
	 File location information
Displays the number of the selected file and
the total number of files in the folder.
	 DPC information (page 49)
Displays the playback speed selected in “DPC.”
	 Progress bar
Displays the progress of the playback.
	 Protection indicator (page 59)
Appears when a file is protected.
	 Play mode indicator (page 72)
Displays whether normal, continuous, repeat,
or shuffle playback mode is set.
	 Effect indicator (page 48)
Displayed when an effect mode is selected in
“Effect” in the menu.
	 Upsampling information (page 49)
Displays the frequency of upsampling.
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ˎ
ˎ USB cable (1)
(Supplied in the carrying case)
	
ˎ
ˎ AC adaptor AC‑ES608K3 (6V) (1)
	
ˎ
ˎ Carrying case (1)
	
The external pocket can hold the remote
control (transmitter unit), and the inner
pocket can hold batteries and the battery
case.
ˎ
ˎ Wind screen (1)
	
ˎ
ˎ Wireless remote control (receiver unit (1) and
transmitter unit (1))
(Supplied in the carrying case)
	
Checking the supplied accessories
ˎ
ˎ Four LR6 (size AA) alkaline batteries
(Supplied in the carrying case)
ˎ
ˎ Operating Instructions (this manual)
ˎ
ˎ Using Sound Forge Audio Studio LE
The “Sound Forge Audio Studio LE” software
allows you to edit data, create a CD, and
perform other operations on your computer.
The Sound Forge Audio Studio LE software
does not support DSD files recorded with the
linear PCM recorder.
For an overview of the software and details
on installation procedures, refer to the
supplied manual “Using Sound Forge Audio
Studio LE.”
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Getting
Started
Inserting batteries
Use the supplied LR6 (size AA) alkaline
batteries.
1	 Slide the battery cover lock lever to
“RELEASE” to release the lock and
open the battery compartment cover
on the rear of the recorder.
First slide the cover
downward and
then open it.
2	Pull out the battery case from the
recorder.
Push the buttons on both sides of the
battery case to pull it out.
Battery case
3	Insert four LR6 (size AA) alkaline
batteries into the battery case.
Be sure to insert the batteries with the 
and  ends in the right position.
4	Insert the battery case back into
the recorder, and close the battery
compartment cover.
Notes
ˎ
ˎ Turn off the power of the recorder before taking out
the battery case.
ˎ
ˎ Make sure to insert the battery case and close
the battery compartment cover firmly, so that the
battery cover lock lever is switched to “LOCK” to lock
the cover.
Continued on the next page
Preparing a power source
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Turning the power on
Slide the POWER switch to the “ON” position.
POWER switch
ACCESS indicator
When the POWER switch is set to the “ON”
position, “Power On,” and then “Please
wait” appear on the display, and the ACCESS
indicator flashes. Information required for
operation is read from the recorder’s built-in
memory.
When you turn on the recorder for the
first time after purchasing
The display changes to the clock set menu as
the clock is not set when you purchase the
recorder.
Turning the power off
Slide the POWER switch to “OFF.” “Power off”
appears on the display, and the power is
turned off.
Preparing a power source (continued)
When to replace the batteries
When using batteries, the remaining battery
power is indicated on the display.
There is sufficient battery power.
Replace all four batteries.
“Low battery” appears on the display when
there is no power left.
The recorder will not operate.
Notes
ˎ
ˎ When the linear PCM recorder operates on batteries,
and you leave the linear PCM recorder in the
stop mode without attempting an operation for
approximately 10 minutes, the display turns off and
the linear PCM recorder enters the sleep mode.
ˎ
ˎ When you turn the power on again within 4 hours
of the last time the power was turned off, the power
will come on quickly.
The window displayed when the power was turned
off resumes.
Notes on using rechargeable batteries
ˎ
ˎ You can use rechargeable batteries with the
recorder.
ˎ
ˎ You cannot use the linear PCM recorder to charge
a battery.
ˎ
ˎ To use rechargeable batteries, select “HOME” menu
 “  Settings”  ”Common Settings”  “Battery
Setting,” and then select “NiMH Battery.”
ˎ
ˎ Use a recharger to recharge batteries at room
temperature.
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Getting
Started
To operate with the AC adaptor
Connect the supplied AC adaptor to the DC IN
6V jack.
Connect to a
wall outlet
AC adaptor
(supplied)
Connect to
the DC IN
6V jack
Note on the AC adaptor
Use only the supplied AC
adaptor. Using any other
AC adaptor may cause a
malfunction. Polarity of the plug
Note
ˎ
ˎ When “Please wait” appears on the display or the
ACCESS indicator flashes, the recorder is accessing
memory. During this time, do not remove batteries
and do not disconnect the AC adaptor, or do not
disconnect or connect the USB cable. Doing so may
damage the data.
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Setting the clock
Recorded audio files are named using the
date and time of the clock. By setting the clock
before recording, recordings will be saved with
the correct date and time.
Setting the clock just after
purchasing
When the linear PCM recorder is turned
on before the clock has been set, “Set
Date&Time?” appears on the display.
After a while, the message disappears
automatically and a confirmation message
appears.
1	 Press  and  to select “Yes” and
press the  button.
The “Date&Time” window is displayed.
2	Press  and  to set the year (y), and
then press the  button to fix the
value.
You can move the cursor to the year,
month, day, hour and minute by pressing
 and .
3	Repeat step 2 to set the month (m),
day (d), hour, and minute. Press the
 button after setting the minute to
start the clock.
“Setting completed” is displayed and the
clock reflects the setting.
To reset the clock
1	 While the recorder is stopped, press and
hold the HOME/BACK button for 1 second
or more.
The HOME menu is displayed.
2	Press  and  to select “  Settings“ and
then press the  button.
The “Settings” menu is displayed.
3	Press  and  to select “Common
Settings,” and then press the  button.
4	Press  and  to select “Date&Time,” and
then press the  button.
The “Date&Time” display appears.
5	 While the current time setting is being
selected, press the  button.
6	Press  and  to set year (y), and then
press the  button.
7	 Repeat this procedure to set the month
(m), day (d), hours and minutes in this
order.
You can move the cursor to the year,
month, day, hour and minute by pressing
 and .
When you set the minute and press the 
button, “Setting completed” is displayed
and the clock reflects the setting.
Note
ˎ
ˎ If you leave the recorder for several weeks with no
batteries inserted, the date and time change to the
default settings. In this case, reset the clock.
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Getting
Started
Using the HOME and OPTION menus
Selecting the desired function
from the HOME menu
By pressing and holding the HOME/BACK
button for 1 second or more, you can display
the HOME menu, the starting point for the
functions of your linear PCM recorder. From
the HOME menu, you can select the desired
function or change settings.
1	 Press and hold the HOME/BACK
button for 1 second or more.
The HOME menu is displayed.
2	Press  and  to select the desired
function, and then press the 
button.
You can select the following functions:
Record
Displays the window for
recording. You can start
recording by pressing the
REC button.
Recorded
Files
Allows you to select and play
the desired recorded file.
Music
Allows you to select and play
the desired file from those
transferred from your
computer.
Settings
Allows you to configure
various settings of the linear
PCM recorder in the settings
windows.
Return to REC
/ Return to
Playback
Displays the windows you
displayed before entering the
HOME menu.
3	When a window urging you to make
settings, press  and  to select the
desired item, and then press the 
button.
4	Press  and  to select the desired
setting item, and then press the 
button.
Making settings from the
OPTION menu
By pressing the OPTION button, you can
display the OPTION menu, which allows you
to change the settings for each function of the
linear PCM recorder. The OPTION menu items
vary depending on the function you are using
(page 66).
1	 Press the OPTION button after you
have selected a function with the
HOME menu.
The OPTION menu for the current function
is displayed.
2	Press  and  to select the desired
item, and then press the  button.
3	Press  and  to select the desired
setting item, and then press the 
button.
Tips
ˎ
ˎ To return to the previous window, press the HOME/
BACK button during operations.
ˎ
ˎ When multiple pages exist, you can switch pages by
pressing  and .
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Memory card slot
Memory Stick
SD card
ACCESS lamp
 button
, , , 
HOME/BACK
button
Cover of memory
card slot
In addition to the built-in memory, you can
record audio files using a memory card (not
supplied).
Inserting a memory card
Before recording, be sure to copy all of the
data saved in the memory card to a computer
and format the memory card on the linear
PCM recorder so that it contains no data (page
73).
1	 Open the cover of the memory card
slot.
2	Insert a memory card into the
memory card slot firmly until it
clicks, in the direction shown in the
illustration on the left, and close the
cover.
“Please wait” appears on the display and
the ACCESS indicator flashes. Information
required for operation is read from the
memory card.
“Switch to Memory Card?” appears on the
display.
3	Press  and  to select “Yes” or
“No,” and then press the  button.
Note
Select “   Recorded Files” or ”  Music” from the
HOME menu, and insert a memory card while
playback or a recorded file or music file is stopped. If
the memory card is inserted during playback or
recording, “Stop and reinsert Memory Card” is
displayed.
Using a memory card (not supplied)
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Getting
Started
Compatible memory cards
You can use the following memory cards with
the linear PCM recorder.
SD cards up to 2 GB: supported
SDHC cards from 4 GB to 32 GB: supported
SDXC cards 48 GB or more: not completely
supported*1
Memory Stick PRO Duo and Memory Stick
PRO-HG Duo cards up to 32 GB: supported*2
*1
	 To use this card on a PC running Windows XP, you
need to install Microsoft Update KB55704. For
details, consult the PC manufacturer.
	 When you connect your linear PCM recorder via a
USB cable to an AV device that does not support
exFAT*, you cannot import or play data from the
device. Before connecting, check that the AV device
supports exFAT. If it does not support exFAT, a
message instructing you to format your linear PCM
recorder may appear. Never format the linear PCM
recorder. Doing so will erase all the recorded data.
	 * 
exFAT is a file system used in the SDXC memory
card.
*2
	 The linear PCM recorder supports Memory Stick
PRO Duo and Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo only.
Any other type of Memory Stick is not supported.
Due to the file system specifications of the
linear PCM recorder, you can record LPCM/DSD
files smaller than 2 GB and MP3 files smaller
than 1 GB using a memory card.
Notes
ˎ
ˎ Operation of all types of compatible memory cards
is not guaranteed.
ˎ
ˎ During recording and playback, do not remove or
insert a memory card, do not remove batteries, do
not disconnect the AC adaptor, or do not disconnect
or connect the USB cable. Doing so may damage the
data.
Continued on the next page
To remove the memory card
Be sure that the ACCESS indicator light is off,
and then push the memory card into the
recorder. When it pops out, remove it from the
memory card slot.
Note
When “Please wait” appears on the display or the
ACCESS indicator flashes, the recorder is accessing
memory. During this time, do not remove or insert a
memory card, do not remove batteries, do not
disconnect the AC adaptor, or do not disconnect or
connect the USB cable. Doing so may damage the
data.
Switching the memory
1	 Press and hold the HOME/BACK
button for 1 second or more to return
to the HOME menu, then select
“  Settings”  “Common Settings”
 ”Select Memory,” and then press
the  button.
The “Select Memory” window is displayed.
2	Press  and  to select “Built-In
Memory” or “Memory Card,” and then
press the  button.
The memory is switched to the selected
memory.
Folder and file structure
The structure of these folders and files differs
from that of the built-in memory.
For details about the specifications of the
folders and files, see pages 63, 64.
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Using a memory card (not supplied) (continued)
Notes
ˎ
ˎ If a memory card is not recognized, remove it and
then insert it into the linear PCM recorder again.
ˎ
ˎ Do not insert or remove the memory card during
recording/playback/formatting. Doing so may cause
a malfunction of the recorder.
ˎ
ˎ If you use a memory card formatted with other
device than the linear PCM recorder, you cannot
record files properly. Make sure to use a memory
card formatted with the linear PCM recorder.
ˎ
ˎ If you format a memory card containing recorded
data, the recorded data will be deleted. Be careful
not to delete important data.
ˎ
ˎ The recorder is accessing memory while “Please
wait” appears on the display or the ACCESS indicator
flashes. During this time, do not remove the
memory card. Doing so may damage the data.
ˎ
ˎ The recorder does not support parallel data transfer.
ˎ
ˎ You cannot use a ROM (read-only-memory) type or
write-protected memory card.
ˎ
ˎ Data may be damaged on the following occasions:
ˋ
ˋ The memory card is removed or the recorder is
turned off during a read or write operation.
ˋ
ˋ The memory card is used in a location subject to
static electricity or electrical noises.
ˎ
ˎ Do not insert any liquid, metal, flammable or any
object other than a memory card into the memory
card slot. Doing so may cause fire, electric shock, or
malfunctions.
ˎ
ˎ Do not leave a memory card within the reach of
small children. They might accidentally swallow it.
ˎ
ˎ We assume no responsibility for any loss or damage
of recorded data.
ˎ
ˎ We recommend that you save a backup of any
important data.
ˎ
ˎ When you use a memory card without a write-
protect setting, make sure not to edit or delete data
by accident.
ˎ
ˎ Do not touch the terminal of a memory card with
your hand or a metal object.
ˎ
ˎ Do not strike, bend or drop a memory card.
ˎ
ˎ Do not disassemble or modify a memory card.
ˎ
ˎ Do not expose a memory card to water.
ˎ
ˎ Do not use a memory card under the following
conditions:
ˋ
ˋ 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.
ˋ
ˋ Humid locations or locations with corrosive
substances present.
ˎ
ˎ When using a memory card, make sure to check the
correct insertion direction into the memory card slot.
ˎ
ˎ MagicGate is the collective name of content
protection technologies developed by Sony.
The linear PCM recorder does not support data
recording/playback that requires MagicGate
functions.
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Getting
Started
Selecting a file from the folder
list
You can select a desired file for playback or
editing from the HOME menu.
1	 Press and hold the HOME/BACK
button for 1 second or more.
The HOME menu is displayed.
2	Press  and  to select “  Recorded
Files” or “  Music,” and then press the
 button.
The folder list is displayed. If multiple pages
exist, you can move to the next page or the
previous page by pressing  or .
3	Press  and  to select a desired
folder, and then press the  button.
The file list is displayed.
4	Press  and  to select a desired file,
and then press the  button.
Notes
ˎ
ˎ In the stop mode window, you can switch files by
pressing  and .
ˎ
ˎ At the time of purchase, there are 5 folders
(FOLDER01 to FOLDER05) in the folder selection
window of “  Recorded Files.”
ˎ
ˎ To select the memory (Built-In Memory or Memory
Card), see “Switching the memory” on page 25.
Continued on the next page
Selecting a file
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Selecting a file by date from the
calendar
You can play a file recorded using the linear
PCM recorder by searching from the calendar.
1	 Press and hold the HOME/BACK
button for 1 second or more.
The HOME menu is displayed.
2	Press  and  to select “  Recorded
Files,” and then press the  button.
The folder list is displayed.
3	Press the OPTION button to display an
option menu.
4	Select “File Selection,” and then press
the  button.
The file selection menu is displayed.
5	Press  and  to select “Display by
Date,” and then press the  button.
The calendar is displayed.
6	Press  and  to select a date,
and then press the  button.
Dates for which a recorded file exists are
underlined.
You can move to the previous week or the
following week from the selected date
by pressing  and . Press and hold each
button to move continuously.
When you press the  button, the files
recorded on the selected date are displayed
by the recording times.
7	Press  and  to select the recording
time of the desired file, and then
press the  button.
Notes
ˎ
ˎ You need to set the clock in advance to select a
recording date from the calendar and play a file
(page 22).
ˎ
ˎ If you specify a date for which no recorded files
exist, “No File” will be displayed. Select a date for
which recorded files exist.
ˎ
ˎ You can search for and play only the files displayed
when you select “   Recorded Files.”
Selecting a file (continued)
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Getting
Started
Using the remote control
You can use the supplied remote control
(receiver and transmitter units) to control
operations such as recording, playback and
track mark settings of the linear PCM recorder.
Inserting batteries into the
wireless remote control
transmitter unit
Before using the remote control, remove the
insulation sheet .
The wireless remote control transmitter unit
will not function properly when the battery is
drained. In this case, follow the steps below to
replace the battery.
1	 While pressing tab , insert your
fingernail into the slit to pull out the
battery case.
2	Insert a new battery with the + side
facing up.
3	Replace the battery case into the
wireless remote control transmitter
unit until it clicks into place.
Note
The wireless remote control transmitter unit uses a
Sony CR2025 lithium battery. Using a different battery
may cause the risk of fire or explosion.
Connecting the receiver unit
Insert the supplied receiver unit into the
REMOTE jack of the linear PCM recorder.
Rotate the receiver unit so that its remote
sensor faces the front of the transmitter unit.
Receiver unit
To REMOTE jack
Remote sensor
Continued on the next page
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Controlling operations from the
transmitter unit
Press the appropriate buttons on the
transmitter unit to control operations on the
linear PCM recorder. You can start, pause and
stop recording and playback, and set a track
mark.
The LED on the receiver unit lights during
recording, and flashes during pause or in
standby mode.
Changing the channel for the
remote control
When remotely controlling multiple linear
PCM recorders, assign an identical channel
number to each linear PCM recorder and the
transmitter unit to prevent interference.
1	 In the stop mode, press and hold
the HOME/BACK button for 1 second
or more, select “  Settings” 
“Common Settings”  “Remote
Control Setting,” and then press the
 button.
The “ Remote Control Setting” menu is
displayed.
2	Press  and  to select “CH1,” “CH2,”
or “CH3” and then press the 
button.
3	In the stop mode, press and hold the
HOME/BACK button for 1 second or
more, select “  Record,” and press the
 button.
4	Point the remote control transmitter
unit at the remote sensor of the
receiver unit.
5	On the transmitter unit of the remote
control, press the button of the
channel number you selected in step
2 (CH1, CH2 or CH3), while pressing the
SET button.
SET button
CH1 button
CH2 button
CH3 button
Press operation buttons on the transmitter
unit. If you can operate the linear PCM
recorder, the settings have been configured
successfully. If not, redo the setting
procedures.
Note
The remote control range may become shorter when
the remote control is used outdoors (in direct sunlight)
or under a fluorescent lamp. In such cases, move away
from the fluorescent lamp, or move to a position that
is not in direct sunlight.
Using the remote control (continued)
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Getting
Started
Preventing unintentional operations (HOLD)
You can disable all the buttons (HOLD) in order
to prevent unintentional operations when you
carry the linear PCM recorder, etc.
To disable the button operations
Slide the HOLD switch to “ON” to disable the
buttons while the power is on.
“HOLD” appears for approximately 3 seconds,
indicating that all the button operations are
disabled.
Releasing the HOLD function
If you operate buttons on the linear PCM
recorder when the HOLD function is set,
“HOLD. Slide HOLD switch to activate.” appears
on the display.
To release the HOLD function, slide the HOLD
switch to “OFF.”
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Preparation before recording
When you position the linear PCM recorder,
place it so that the microphones point to
the sound source. For accurate recording of
left and right sources, place the linear PCM
recorder with its front side facing upward (see
the illustration below).
The placement of the linear PCM recorder
and the direction of the microphone depend
on the sound source, the microphone, the
settings of the linear PCM recorder, etc. It is
recommended that you try recording with the
linear PCM recorder in various positions and
settings after referring to the illustration below
and the characteristics of the microphone.
Example: Placement when
recording a musical performance
using the built-in microphones
For best results, place the linear PCM
recorder about 2 to 3 m from the sound
source. Referring to the characteristics of
the built-in microphones, adjust direction of
the linear PCM recorder and the angle of the
microphones.
Sound source
Approx. 2 to 3 m
Place the linear PCM recorder
with its front side facing
upward and the built-in
microphones pointing at the
sound source.
Tripod (not supplied)
On the characteristics of the built-in
microphones
The built-in microphones are unidirectional.
You can change the directions of the
microphones.
When rotating both capsules of
the microphones to 90˚ to face
inside (X-Y position)
The microphone on the right gathers sound
from the left; the microphone on the left
records sound from the right.
You can obtain natural and profound
stereo sound recording. This position is
recommended for recording close-by sound
sources such as a solo performance or a
session of two or three people.
However, if you place the microphones too
close to the sound source, please note that
the microphones may catch the sounds
reversely.
Records
sound from
the right.
Records
sound from
the left.
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Recording
When rotating both capsules of
the microphones to 120˚ to face
outside (Wide stereo position)
The microphone on the right records sound
from the right; the microphone on the left
records sound from the left.
You can obtain dynamic stereo sound
recording. This position is recommended for
recording a remote sound source such as a
chorus, an orchestra, or other performance of
a large number of people.
Records
sound from
the right.
Records
sound from
the left.
To switch the microphone input
sensitivity
Use the MIC ATT switch.
Usually set it to the “0” position. When
recording loud sounds, set it to the “20”
position.
We recommend a trial recording
The recording environment, including the size
of the room and the speaker’s voice level,
is different for each recording. The desired
sound quality also differs depending on the
subject of the recording. A trial recording
is very effective to prevent failure of an
important recording and create an optimum
recording environment for your recording
purposes.
Continued on the next page
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To reduce noise in the recording
Sounds that may be recorded as noise
The linear PCM recorder may record various
sounds in addition to the target sound. Noises
that may be recorded include:
ˎ
ˎ A rustling noise that may be caused when
you touch the linear PCM recorder
ˎ
ˎ Breath that hits the microphones of the
linear PCM recorder
ˎ
ˎ Sound that may be caused when you touch
a table
ˎ
ˎ Buzzing or humming noises from air-
conditioners, projectors, or computers
To reduce noise, do not touch the linear PCM
recorder during recording. Also, do not make
the kinds of sounds mentioned above that
may be recorded as noise.
To position the linear PCM recorder
using a tripod (not supplied)
By attaching an optional tripod to the hole on
the back of the linear PCM recorder, you can
adjust the angles of the linear PCM recorder
and the microphones more precisely. This also
prevents noise caused when holding the linear
PCM recorder in your hand.
To use the supplied wind screen
By fitting the optional wind screen to the built-
in microphones, you can reduce noise caused
by wind or breath that hits the microphones
directly.
Be sure to set the wind screen so that the
peak level lamps are covered.
Preparation before recording (continued)
Setting the LCF(Low Cut)
To reduce noise such as projector noise
caused by air from the projector air vents,
enable LCF(Low Cut) (low cut filter) in the
menu.
Press and hold the HOME/BACK button for 1
second or more to display the HOME menu,
and select “  Settings”  “Recording
Settings”  ”LCF(Low Cut).” For details, see
page 70.
Setting the LIMITER
To reduce distortion that may be caused by a
sudden input of loud sound, enable “LIMITER”
in the menu.
Press and hold the HOME/BACK button for 1
second or more to display the HOME menu,
and select “  Settings”  “Recording
Settings”  ”LIMITER.” For details, see page
69.
Note
When you enable LIMITER, set the S/N 100dB to “OFF.”
Setting the S/N 100dB
By using a S/N ratio as high as 100 dB, you
can reduce noise in recording even when the
recording level is low.
To enable this function, enable S/N 100dB in
the menu.
Press and hold the HOME/BACK button for 1
second or more to display the HOME menu,
and select “  Settings”  “Recording
Settings”  ”S/N 100dB.” For details, see page
70.
Notes
ˎ
ˎ When S/N 100dB is enabled, LIMITER setting
becomes disabled.
ˎ
ˎ When recording a DSD file, LIMITER and S/N 100dB
settings become disabled.
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Recording
This section explains how to record analog
sound signals from the line output of an
external device or by using the built-in or
external microphones.
PAUSE button/
lamp
REC LEVEL dial
OPTION button
HOME/BACK
button
Volume dial
INPUT switch
REC button/
lamp
button
, , , 
LINE IN (OPT) jack
MIC jack
STOP button
Recording using the built-in
microphones
This sub-section explains how to record sound
sources in the built-in memory with the built-
in microphones.
To change the sampling frequency,
quantifying bit number, or memory drive for a
recording, go to the menu display.
The default sampling frequency and
quantifying bit number are “44.1 kHz 16 bit.”
1	 Position the linear PCM recorder and
the built-in microphones, referring to
“Preparation before recording” (page
32).
2	Set the INPUT switch to the “MIC”
(microphones) position.
3	Press and hold the HOME/BACK
button for 1 second or more, select
“  Record”, and then press the 
button.
The recording stop mode window is
displayed.
If you do not change the “Recording
Folder,” skip to step 6.
4	When you want to change the
“Recording Folder,” press the OPTION
button to display the OPTION menu,
select “Recording Folder,” and then
press the  button.
The screen to select a folder is displayed.
Currently selected folder
Recording analog sound
Continued on the next page
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5	Press the  and  buttons to select
the desired folder, and press the 
button.
You can save recorded files in a folder
in the VOICE folder. You can record a
maximum of 199 files in each folder.
6	Press the  REC button.
The linear PCM recorder stands by for
recording, and display flashes.
7	Open the REC LEVEL dial guard (page
13) and turn the REC LEVEL dial
to adjust the recording level while
referring to the display.
To adjust the right and left channels
simultaneously, turn the external dial. To
change the balance of recording levels
between the right and left channels, press
and hold the inner dial, and then turn
the inner dial for left channel adjustment
or the external dial for the right channel
adjustment.
You can check the recording level on both
the peak meter of the display and the peak
level lamps. Adjust the level closer to –12dB
for an appropriate range that is suitable for
your sound source.
When checking the level on the peak
meter of the display
When recording sound that has “sharp
attack” parts such as percussive sound, use
the peak meter to check the level.
The maximum peak value is displayed.
When “Peak Hold” in the OPTION menu is
set to “Manual,” appears under the
peak value, and will remain even after you
turn off the recorder until you execute
“Reset Peak Data” in the OPTION menu
(page 69).
If appears when the maximum peak
value is output, distortion may occur.
Peak indicator (crest value of
input signal)
Maximum peak value
When checking the level on the peak
level lamps
The peak level lamps for the left and right
channels light according to the input signal
levels.
If the “OVER” lamp lights up in red (when
the recording level exceeds –1dB), distortion
may occur.
Peak level lamps
-12 dB (green): Distortion will not occur.
(The recording level is –12
to –1dB.)
OVER (red): The recording level is more
than –1dB. Lower the level.
Note
The peak level lamps do not light during digital
recording.
Recording analog sound (continued)
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Recording
8	Press  PAUSE (or ) button.
The standby for recording is released, and
recording starts. lights on the display
while recording is in progress.
To pause recording
Press the  PAUSE button during recording.
and the counter display flash. Press the
button again to restart recording.
The linear PCM recorder does not start
recording again automatically. Be sure to press
the  PAUSE button again to restart recording.
To stop recording
Press the  STOP button.
Remaining recordable time display
When the remaining recordable time is
less than 10 minutes during recording, the
remaining recordable time flashes on the
display.
When the remaining time runs out, “Memory
Full” appears and recording stops.
Notes
ˎ
ˎ While is lit on the display, do not remove the
batteries, the AC adaptor or a memory card. Doing
so may damage the data.
ˎ
ˎ If the linear PCM recorder remains in stop mode for
about 10 minutes or longer, the linear PCM recorder
will enter low-power consumption mode
automatically. Power, however, is consumed during
the low-power mode. When you are not going to
use the linear PCM recorder, please turn off the
power.
ˎ
ˎ Noise may be recorded if an object, such as your
finger, etc., accidentally rubs or scratches the linear
PCM recorder during recording.
ˎ
ˎ Do not connect the USB cable to the linear PCM
recorder during recording. Doing so stops recording
automatically (because connection with a computer
has priority).
ˎ
ˎ If the size of a file exceeds 1 GB for an MP3 file and
2 GB for an LPCM/DSD file during recording, a new
file is created automatically and the excess portion
will be recorded as a new file.
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Connect optional headphones or earphones
to the  (headphone) jack of the linear PCM
recorder to monitor the recording sound. The
volume of monitored sound can be adjusted
by turning the volume dial.
The volume of monitored sound does not
affect the recording volume.
Volume dial
Headphones
(not supplied)
to the 
(headphone) jack
Stereo
mini plug
Notes
ˎ
ˎ If you turn up the volume excessively or place the
headphones near the microphone while monitoring
recording, the microphone may pick up the sound
from the headphones, causing acoustic feedback
(howling sound).
ˎ
ˎ For best results, use encapsulated-type
headphones, which have less sound leakage.
Monitoring the recording
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Recording
The pre-recording feature allows you to
record sound sources for a maximum of five
seconds prior to the point when the recording
is started.
5 seconds of sound
is buffered in the
memory
Press REC to enter
the recording standby
mode.
Press PAUSE (or ).
Recording
starts.
1	 Press and hold the HOME/BACK
button for 1 second or more, select
“  Record”, and then press the 
button.
The recording stop mode window is
displayed.
2	Press the OPTION button to display an
option menu, select “Pre-Recording,”
and then press the  button.
The “Pre-Recording” window is displayed.
3	Press  and  to select “ON,” and
press the  button to fix the setting.
4	Press the  REC button.
The linear PCM recorder stands by for
recording, and flashes on the display.
The last 5 seconds of sound is buffered in
the memory.
Number of seconds to be buffered
in the memory
5	Press the  PAUSE (or ) button
The standby for recording mode is released,
and recording starts. Sound is saved from
a maximum of 5 seconds prior to the point
when the button is pressed.
Notes
ˎ
ˎ When the remaining recordable time is less than 10
seconds, the pre-recording function is disabled.
ˎ
ˎ During digital recording, the pre-recording function
is disabled.
ˎ
ˎ If the time between steps 4 and 5 is less than 5
seconds, prerecording is done only for that number
of seconds.
Recording a few seconds in advance, before
starting to record (Pre‑recording)
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Recording with an external
microphone
You can connect an optional external
microphone to the linear PCM recorder.
1	 Connect an external microphone to
the MIC (microphone) jack of the
linear PCM recorder, and adjust the
position of the microphone.
For the characteristics of the microphone,
refer to the operating instructions supplied
with it.
to the MIC
jack
External microphone
(not supplied)
When you connect an external microphone
to the MIC (microphone) jack of the linear
PCM recorder in stop mode, the “Plug In
Power” menu is displayed. To use a plug
in power microphone, select “ON.” If you
select “OFF,” the plug in power function is
disabled.
2	Follow steps 2 and 8 of “Recording
using the built-in microphones” (page
35) to start recording.
Notes
ˎ
ˎ When an external microphone is connected to the
MIC (microphone) jack of the linear PCM recorder,
the built-in microphones cannot be used for
recording.
ˎ
ˎ When “Plug In Power” is set to “ON, ” the linear PCM
recorder supplies power to a connected plug-in
power microphone.
Recording from external
equipment (Line Input)
You can connect an external device such as
a CD player, MD player, or DAT player to the
linear PCM recorder and record its playback
sound.
1	 Connect the audio output jacks of the
external equipment to the LINE IN
(OPT) jack of the linear PCM recorder
by using an optional audio cable.
to an audio
output jack
Audio cable (not
supplied)
CD/MD/DAT player
to the LINE IN
(OPT) jack
2	Set the INPUT switch to the “LINE”
position.
3	Follow steps 3 and 7 of “Recording
using the built-in microphones” (page
35).
4	Start playback on the external
equipment.
5	Press the  PAUSE (or ) button
where you want to start recording.
The standby for recording mode is released,
and recording starts.
Recording using other devices
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Recording
This section explains digital recording:
recording digital sound signals from an
external digital device such as a CD or DAT
player.
When digital signals are input
Digital recording signals the linear PCM
recorder supports
The linear PCM recorder supports the
following digital signals when a digital device
such as a CD, MD or DAT player is connected
to the LINE IN (OPT) jack.
When incompatible signals are input,
“Unknown digital signal” is displayed and you
cannot record the signals.
ˎ
ˎ Linear PCM 44.1/48.0/88.2/96/176.4/192.0
kHz digital signals are supported.
ˎ
ˎ You cannot record the copyrighted digital
signals (SCMS: Serial Copy Management
System). If such signals are input, “The
digital signal cannot be copied.” is displayed.
Some digital devices output copyrighted
digital signals. For example, an MD or DAT
media containing copyrighted recorded
material outputs copyrighted digital signals,
which cannot be recorded with the linear
PCM recorder.
ˎ
ˎ When the sampling quantifying bit number
is 16 bits or less, or unstable, it is recorded
at the 16 bit rate. Otherwise, it is recorded
at 24 bits.
Notes
ˎ
ˎ During digital recording, the following features
cannot be used:
Setting the recording level/MIC ATT switch/LIMITER
setting/Setting the recording mode/LCF setting/
SBM setting/pre-recording/S/N100dB
ˎ
ˎ When the remaining recordable time is less than 10
seconds, digital recording may be disabled.
Digital recording
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1	 Connect an optional optical digital
audio cable from the digital output
jacks of external digital equipment
to the LINE IN (OPT) jack of the linear
PCM recorder.
to a digital
output jack
Optical digital audio
cable (not supplied)
Digital audio player
to the LINE IN
(OPT) jack
2	Set the INPUT switch to the “LINE”
position.
3	Press and hold the HOME/BACK
button for 1 second or more, select
“  Settings  “Recording Settings”
 “Digital SYNC REC,” and then press
the  button.
The “Digital SYNC REC “ window is
displayed.
4	Press the  and  buttons to select
“OFF,” and press the  button to fix
the setting.
5	Follow steps 3 to 6 of “Recording
using the built-in microphones” (page
35).
6	Start playback on the external
equipment.
7	Press the  PAUSE (or ) button
when you want to start recording.
The standby for recording mode is
released, and recording starts.
Note
ˎ
ˎ To start recording automatically with file information
from an external device, see “Synchronizing
recording with playback (Digital Synchronized
Recording)” (page 43).
Recording digital signals from external
equipment (Optical Input)
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Recording
Some portable digital devices such as portable
CD/MD/DAT players do not output digital
signals while playback is stopped. With the
signals from those devices, you can start
recording automatically (Digital Synchronized
Recording).
1	 Connect the digital output jacks of
the external digital equipment to the
LINE IN (OPT) jack of the linear PCM
recorder using an optional optical
digital cable.
2	Set the INPUT switch to the “LINE”
position.
3	Press and hold the HOME/BACK
button for 1 second or more, and then
select “  Settings  “Recording
Settings”  “Digital SYNC REC,” and
then press the  button.
The “Digital SYNC REC “ window is
displayed.
Notes
ˎ
ˎ When a different digital signal is input, it is recorded
as a new file since different signals cannot be saved
in a file.
ˎ
ˎ During digital recording, the counter display might
show approximately one second later than the
actual recording.
ˎ
ˎ During digital recording from a CD/MD/DAT player,
the linear PCM recorder may fail in synchronized
recording mode depending on the type of source
data or operations attempted.
ˎ
ˎ We cannot guarantee the operation of all types of
CD/MD/DAT players. Some external devices you use
may not operate properly.
ˎ
ˎ When the remaining recordable time is less than 10
seconds, you may not be able to use synchronized
recording function.
4	Press the  and  buttons to select
“ON,” and press the  button to fix
the setting.
5	Follow steps 3 and 6 of “Recording
using the built-in microphones”
(page 35) to make the linear PCM
recorder standby, ready for recording.
6	Start playback on the external
equipment.
With file information from the connected
external device, recording starts
automatically. When files of the playback
signals switch, recording continues as a
new file.
Synchronizing recording with playback
(Digital Synchronized Recording)
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When the built-in memory or a memory
card currently being used becomes full
during recording, the linear PCM recorder
automatically switches its destination to the
other memory media and continues recording
(Cross-Memory Recording).
1	 In the stop mode, press and hold
the HOME/BACK button for 1 second
or more, select “  Settings” 
“Recording Settings”  “Cross-
Memory Recording,” and then press
the  button.
The “ Cross-Memory Recording “ menu is
displayed.
2	Press  and  to select “ON,” and then
press the  button.
3	Start recording.
When the current memory media becomes
full during recording, “Switch memory and
continue recording” appears in the window.
Recording continues as a new file in the
recordable folder with the earliest folder
number available on the other memory
media.
Notes
ˎ
ˎ If the other memory media is also full, a message
is displayed and the linear PCM recorder stops
recording.
ˎ
ˎ When you play the original file recorded with cross-
memory recording, the linear PCM recorder does not
play the other file automatically.
ˎ
ˎ Cross-memory recording will not work if you insert
a memory card into the linear PCM recorder during
recording.
ˎ
ˎ You cannot set “Cross-Memory Recording” during
playback. To set this function, stop the linear PCM
recorder.
ˎ
ˎ When you record a file by using the Cross-Memory
Recording function, part of recorded sound may be
interrupted after the memory is switched.
Recording across memory media
(Cross-Memory Recording)
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Playback
Playing a file
You can play a file recorded using the linear
PCM recorder or a music file transferred from
your computer through the built-in speaker.
1	 Select a file you want to play using
the HOME menu (page 27).
2	Press the  button.
Playback starts.
is lit on the display. All of the files
in the folder are played in order of file
number.
3	Adjust the volume with the volume
dial.
Listening through headphones
Connect optional headphones or earphones
to the  (headphones) jack of the linear PCM
recorder.
Headphones
(not supplied)
Connect to the
 (headphones)
jack
Stereo
mini plug
 PAUSE button/
lamp
OPTION button
Speaker
HOME/BACK
button
 STOP button
 button
Volume dial
, , , 
Continued on the next page
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Playing a file (continued)
Operations during playback
To Operation
Stop playback Press the  STOP button.
Pause playback Press the  PAUSE button.
and the counter display
flash. To resume play after
pausing, press the  PAUSE
button again.
Fast forward
(Cue)
Press and hold the 
button.*
Fast reverse
(Review)
Press and hold the 
button.*
Go back to the
beginning of the
current file
Press the  button once.
Go back to
previous files
Press the  button
repeatedly.**
Go to the
beginning of the
next file
Press the  button once.**
Go to the
beginning of
subsequent files
Press the  button
repeatedly.
*	 If you press and hold the button, the linear PCM
recorder moves forward or backward slowly at first,
and then at a gradually higher speed.
**	These operations are for when “EASY SEARCH” in
the OPTION menu is set to “OFF.”
Displaying the current file information
In play or playback stop mode, display the
OPTION menu and select “File Information.”
You can display various information on the
current file including the recording date, file
size, title, artist information, record mode, or
LCF/LIMITER settings.
You can scroll the display by pressing  and .
When files are played to the end of the
last file
ˎ
ˎ When you play or fast play to the end of the
last file, “FILE END” lights up for 5 seconds.
When “FILE END” lights off, the linear PCM
recorder will stop at the beginning of the
last file.
ˎ
ˎ If you press and hold the  button while
“FILE END” is lit, the files are played rapidly,
and normal playback will start at the point
where you release the button.
ˎ
ˎ If the last file is long and you wish to start
playback at a later part of the file, press and
hold the  button to go to the end of the
file and then press the  button while
“FILE END” is lit to go back to the desired
point.
ˎ
ˎ For files other than the last one, go to the
beginning of the next file and then fast-
rewind to the desired point during playback.
Notes
ˎ
ˎ During playback, do not remove the batteries or AC
adaptor. Doing so may cause noise in audio output
from the LINE OUT (OPT) jack and  (headphones)
jack.
ˎ
ˎ To jump to the recording function quickly, press
the REC button or select “Return to REC” from the
OPTION menu.
ˎ
ˎ Do not set the volume to an excessively high
level. The volume is set at a higher level than a
conventional device due to the high output level of
headphones. Please set the volume to a moderate
level.
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Playback
To cancel A-B repeat playback, press the
OPTION button to display the OPTION menu,
select “End A-B Repeat Mode,” and then press
the  button.
Searching a desired point
quickly (Easy Search)
The Easy Search function allows you to quickly
locate the point at which you can also wish
to start playback. You can set the skip time
interval, which is useful for locating a desired
point in a long meeting or other recording.
1	 In play or playback stop mode, press
the OPTION button to display the
OPTION menu, select “Easy Search,”
and then press the  button.
2	Press  and  to select “ON” or “Set
Skip Time,” and then press the 
button.
If you select “ON,” the “Easy Search” setting
menu is closed.
If you select “Set Skip Time,” proceed to the
next step.
3	Press  and  to select “Forward Skip
Time” or “Reverse Skip Time,” and
then press the  button.
4	Press  and  to select the time
interval, and then press the 
button.
5	To set the other time interval, press
the  button and repeat steps 3
through 4.
6	When you have finished configuring
this setting, press  and  to select
“ON,” and then press the  button.
When “Easy Search” is set to ON
When you press  or  briefly, you can
quickly move the playback position back or
forward by the specified skip time.
Playing a file repeatedly
During playback, press and
hold the  button.
The repeat play mark ( 1) appears. The
selected file will be played repeatedly.
To exit the repeat play mode
To resume normal playback, press the 
button again.
To change the playback mode
You can select the playback mode, such as
shuffle play or repeat play, in the menu.
In play or playback stop mode, press the
OPTION button to display the OPTION menu,
select “Play Mode,” and then press the 
button.
Playing a specific section
repeatedly (A-B repeat)
1	 In play or playback stop mode, press
the OPTION button to display the
OPTION menu, select “Start A-B
Repeat Mode,” and then press the 
button.
“Set Start of A-B Repeat” is displayed.
2	During playback, press  to specify
the starting point (A).
“Set End of A-B Repeat” is displayed.
3	Press  again to specify the finishing
point (B).
The specified section is played repeatedly.
To change the range of the A-B repeat
playback, press  again during the A-B
repeat playback and perform the steps 2
and 3.
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Selecting the sound effect
You can set the effect you want for the
playback of a selected file.
1	 Select a file you want to play using
the HOME menu (page 27).
2	In play or playback stop mode, press
the OPTION button to display the
OPTION menu, select “Effect,” and
then press the  button.
3	Press  and  to select the desired
effect, and then press the  button.
OFF* Disables the effect function.
Pop Stresses middle ranges, ideal for
vocals.
Rock Emphasizes high and low ranges
for a powerful sound
Jazz Emphasizes high ranges for lively
sound.
Base1 Emphasizes the bass sound.
Base2 Emphasizes the bass sound even
more.
Custom You can design your own custom
sound level for 5 bands and for
“CLEAR BASS.”
*
* At the time of purchase, “OFF” is selected.
Customizing the sound level
Select “Custom” in step 3 to display the
custom setting window.
Press  and  to select a frequency
band from 400 Hz, 1 kHz, 2.5 kHz, 6.3 kHz, and
16 kHz, and then press  and  to adjust the
level. You can adjust in 7 steps from –3 to +3.
To adjust the clear bass level, select “Clear
Bass,” and press  and  to adjust the level.
You can adjust the level in 4 steps from 0 to
+3.
When you have finished configuring this
setting, press the  button.
Adjusting the playback tone
(Key Control)
You can adjust the playback sound to
higher or lower semitones in 13 steps. This is
useful for practicing songs to be recorded in
accompaniment.
1	 Select a file you want to play using
the HOME menu (page 27).
2	In play or playback stop mode, press
the OPTION button to display the
OPTION menu, select “Key Control,”
and then press the  button.
3	Press  and  to adjust the playback
tone (key control).
The playback tone is adjusted a halftone
higher (#1 - #6).
The playback tone is adjusted a halftone
lower (b1 - b6).
At the time of purchase, “0” is selected.
Setting the playback sound quality
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Playback
Adjusting the playback speed
(DPC (Speed Control))
You can adjust the playback speed in a
range from 0.25 times to 2.00 times. The
file is played in natural tones using a digital
processing function.
1	 Select a file you want to play using
the HOME menu (page 27).
2	In play or playback stop mode, press
the OPTION button to display the
OPTION menu, select “DPC (Speed
Control),” and then press the 
button.
3	Press  and  to select “ON,” and
press  and  to adjust the
playback speed.
The speed decreases by 0.05 times (from
×1.00 to x0.25).
The speed increases by 0.10 times (from
×1.00 to ×2.00).
At the time of purchase, “OFF” is selected.
4	Press the  button.
Improving the playback sound
quality (Upsampling)
By interpolating and raising the sampling
frequency to 2 times or 4 times the original
frequency of the source sound, you can
improve the playback sound quality.
This function is only valid for PCM files.
The original and up-converted sampling
frequencies are as follows:
Original
frequencies
×2.0 ×4.0
44.1 kHz 88.2 kHz 176.4 kHz
48 kHz 96 kHz 192 kHz
88.2 kHz 176.4 kHz 176.4 kHz
96 kHz 192 kHz 192 kHz
176.4 kHz/
192 kHz
— —
—:	Invalid. Upsampling is not performed when the
original frequency is 176.4 kHz or 192 kHz.
1	 Select a file you want to play using
the HOME menu (page 27).
2	In the stop mode, press and hold
the HOME/BACK button for 1 second
or more, select “  Settings” 
“Playback Settings”  “Upsampling,”
and then press the  button.
3	Press  and  to select “×2.0” or
“×4.0,” and press the  button.
Notes
ˎ
ˎ When you enable “Upsampling”, “DPC(Speed
Control),” ”Effect,” and “Key Control” are disabled.
ˎ
ˎ At the time of purchase, “OFF” is selected.
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To output recorded files from speakers of
external equipment, connect the audio
input jack or digital input jack of the external
equipment to the LINE OUT (OPT) jack of the
linear PCM recorder using an audio cable or
optical digital cable.
Connecting an analog device
to an audio
output jack
Audio cable (not
supplied)
to the LINE OUT
(OPT) jack
AV amplifier/player (analog type)
1	 Select a file you want to play using
the HOME menu (page 27).
2	Press the  button.
Playback starts.
Connecting a digital device
to a digital
input jack
Optical digital audio
cable (not supplied)
to the LINE OUT
(OPT) jack
AV amplifier/player (digital type)
1	 Select a file you want to play using
the HOME menu (page 27).
2	Press the  button.
Playback starts.
Note
The linear PCM recorder can output LPCM
44.1/48.0/88.2/96.0/176.4/192.0 kHz, 16/24 bit digital
signals.
Playback may not be possible depending on the
connected device or environments.
Connecting external equipment for playback

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