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Md System Limitations - Yamaha MDX-596 Owner's Manual

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The recording system in your MD recorder is radically
different from those used in cassette and DAT decks and
is characterized by the limitations described below.
Note, however, that these limitations are inherent to the
MD recording system and are not a result of mechanical
"Can't REC" is displayed before the maximum
recording time (60, 74 or 80 minutes) has been
Once 255 tracks have been recorded on one MD, "Can't
REC" is displayed regardless of the total recorded time.
More than 255 tracks cannot be recorded on one MD. To
continue recording, erase unnecessary tracks, combine
tracks to reduce the total number of tracks, or use
another recordable MD.
"Disc Full" is displayed before the maximum
number of tracks (255) have been recorded
During automatic track marking, fluctuations in
emphasis within songs may be interpreted as song
intervals, increasing the total number of tracks and
causing "Disc Full" to be displayed.
The remaining recording time does not increase
even after erasing numerous short tracks
Tracks under 12 seconds in length are not counted and
so erasing them may not lead to an increase in the
recording time.
"TOC Reading" is displayed continuously
The "TOC Reading" display lasts longer than normal
when a brand new (blank) disc is inserted.
The total recorded time and the remaining time
on the MD do not total to the maximum
recording time
• Recording is done in minimum units of 2 seconds
each, no matter how short the material. The contents
recorded may thus be shorter than the maximum
recording capacity. Disc space may also be further
reduced by scratches.
• This unit displays the length of the largest continuous
blank area as the remaining time. Therefore, if there
are several separate blank spaces, the remaining time
will only display a time equivalent to the largest
continuous blank space.
If there is a 1 minute blank space and a 2 minute
blank space, the remaining time display will be "2"
minutes. If you then record 1 minute and 30 seconds
of the 2 minute blank, the remaining time display will
become "1" minute.


Tracks created through editing may exhibit
sound dropout during search operations.
Track numbers are not recorded correctly
Incorrect assignment or recording of track numbers may
result when CD tracks are divided into several smaller
tracks during digital recording.
It is not possible to erase part of a track using
the A-B ERASE function
This unit organizes the audio data in sound groups and
clusters. The minimum size of these units varies
according to the number of channels being recorded. For
a 2 channel (stereo) recording, a single unit may not
consist of less than 10 seconds of sound. For one
channel (mono) recording, a single unit may not consist
of less than 20 seconds of sound.
Limitations when recording over an existing
• The correct remaining recording time may not be
• You may find it impossible to record over a track if
that track has been recorded over several times
already. If this happens, erase the track using the
ERASE function.
• The remaining recording time may be shortened out of
proportion to the total recorded time.
• Recording over a track to eliminate noise is not
recommended since this may shorten the duration of
the track.
• You may find it impossible to label a track while
recording over another track.
The correct recorded/playing time may not be
displayed during playback of MDs recorded in


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