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Help Guide
IC Recorder
ICD-PX470
Use this Help Guide when you have any questions on how to use your IC recorder.
Preparation
Parts and controls
HOME menu/OPTION menu
Using the HOME menu
Using the OPTION menu
About folders and files
Display window
While the HOME menu is displayed
While recording is in progress or on standby
While playback is in progress

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  • Page 1 Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-PX470 Use this Help Guide when you have any questions on how to use your IC recorder. Preparation Parts and controls HOME menu/OPTION menu Using the HOME menu Using the OPTION menu About folders and files...
  • Page 2 While the recording information is displayed While the current file information is displayed While the file search categories are displayed Power Inserting batteries Using the IC recorder with the USB AC adaptor Disconnecting the IC recorder from the USB AC adaptor Turning the power on Turning the power off Memory card...
  • Page 3 Recording automatically in response to the input sound volume – the VOR function Recording with other devices Recording with an external microphone Recording audio from an external device Using external devices for recording Recording the playback audio of the IC recorder on an external device Playback Playing Playing a file...
  • Page 4 Moving a file to a different folder Copying a file to a different folder Creating a folder Using track marks Adding a track mark Adding track marks automatically Deleting a track mark Deleting all the track marks in the selected file at one time Dividing files Dividing a file at the current playback point Dividing a file at all the track mark points...
  • Page 5 Checking the remaining recording time (Available Rec. Time) Checking the information about the IC recorder (System Information) Computer Connecting the IC recorder to a computer Disconnecting the IC recorder from the computer Structure of folders and files Copying files from the IC recorder to a computer Copying music files from a computer to the IC recorder Playing music files on the IC recorder that were copied from a computer Using the IC recorder as a USB storage device...
  • Page 6 Support website Customer support websites If you have problems/Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Noise The recorded file is noisy and is hard to understand. The recorded file is noisy and you want to record with less noise. A rustling noise is recorded. A buzzing or humming noise is recorded. Noise is recorded when you use an external microphone (not supplied) for recording.
  • Page 7 You hear sound from the built-in speaker even when headphones (not supplied) are connected. Playback speed is too fast or too slow. Editing You cannot divide a file. You cannot move a file. You cannot copy a file to a different folder. The folder or file you created is not displayed.
  • Page 8 The computer seems to freeze while a file is being saved, added, or deleted. Sound Organizer 2 freezes during start-up. List of messages System limitations 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    Table Of Contents Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-PX470 ....................Preparation ............................Parts and controls ........................... HOME menu/OPTION menu ......................Using the HOME menu ......................Using the OPTION menu ......................About folders and files ........................Display window ..........................While the HOME menu is displayed ..................
  • Page 10 Default settings for the recording scenes of the Scene Select function ......... Recording automatically in response to the input sound volume – the VOR function ........................... Recording with other devices ......................Recording with an external microphone ................. Recording audio from an external device ................
  • Page 11 Dividing a file at all the track mark points ................Protecting a file ..........................Using the Settings menu ........................ List of the Settings menu items ....................Menu items with selectable setting items ..................Selecting the recording mode (REC Mode) ................Selecting the sensitivity level of the built-in microphones (Built-In Mic Sensitivity) ..........................
  • Page 12 Maximum playback time/number of music files ................Battery life ........................... Precautions ..........................Safety regulations ........................Trademarks ..........................Notice for users .......................... License ............................Support website ..........................Customer support websites ....................Troubleshooting .......................... Noise .............................. The recorded file is noisy and is hard to understand............
  • Page 13 Editing ............................You cannot divide a file......................You cannot move a file......................You cannot copy a file to a different folder................The folder or file you created is not displayed..............Clock ............................. The recording date of a file appears as “----/--/--” or “--:--.” ..........
  • Page 14: Parts And Controls

    Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-PX470 Parts and controls Built-in microphones (stereo) (L) Built-in microphones (stereo) (R) Operation indicator Display window REC/PAUSE (record/pause) button STOP button Control button ( DPC (Digital Pitch Control), A-B (repeat A-B)/ (review/fast backward), (cue/fast forward)) (play/enter) button (*)
  • Page 15 HOLD•POWER switch USB slide lever Battery compartment (play/enter) button, VOL –/+ (volume –/+) button, and (microphone) (PLUG IN POWER) jack have a tactile dot. Use the tactile dot as a reference when operating the IC recorder. 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 16: Using The Home Menu

    Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-PX470 Using the HOME menu On your IC recorder, the HOME menu is the starting point for all functions. The HOME menu allows you to select a function, search for recorded files, or change the settings on the IC recorder.
  • Page 17 The function you are currently using is displayed in “XX.” Hint While the HOME menu is on the display window, you can press STOP to return to the screen before you displayed the HOME menu. Related Topic Using the OPTION menu 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 18: Using The Option Menu

    Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-PX470 Using the OPTION menu You can display the OPTION menu by pressing OPTION. The OPTION menu items vary depending on the selected function of your IC recorder. Note The OPTION menu may not appear, depending on the screen on the display window.
  • Page 19 Hint To return to the previous screen, press BACK/HOME while the OPTION menu is on the display window. Related Topic Using the HOME menu 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 20: About Folders And Files

    Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-PX470 About folders and files The following illustrates the structure of folders and files that you can view on your IC recorder. Under “ Recorded Files” “FOLDER01”: Files recorded via the built-in microphones are stored. A: HOME menu...
  • Page 21 A: HOME menu B: Folders C: Files Related Topic Moving a file to a different folder Copying a file to a different folder Structure of folders and files 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 22: While The Home Menu Is Displayed

    You can select one of the following: : Music : Recorded Files : Record : Settings : Return to XX (The function you are currently using is displayed in “XX.”) Related Topic Using the HOME menu 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 23: While Recording Is In Progress Or On Standby

    Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-PX470 While recording is in progress or on standby The following describes the display window while recording is in progress or on standby. A: While recording is in progress B: While recording is on standby Note The above screen is provided for explanatory purposes.
  • Page 24 Indicates the current recording volume level of input sound for your reference. File storage destination folder Indicates the destination folder for storing recorded files. Memory storage indicator Appears when the memory card is selected for storing recorded files. 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 25: While Playback Is In Progress

    Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-PX470 While playback is in progress The following describes the display window during playback. Note The above screens are provided for explanatory purposes. They may look different from what you actually see on your IC recorder.
  • Page 26 : Shuffle Repeat (Play Mode) : Selected Range (Playback Range) Protect indicator Indicates that the file you are playing is protected. Battery indicator Track mark number Indicates the track mark number, if added, of the current playback point. 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 27: While The Recording Information Is Displayed

    Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-PX470 While the recording information is displayed You can view the recording information of your IC recorder, including the remaining recording time, the memory storage for recorded files, and the folder setting. To display the recording information, while recording is on standby, select “REC Information” on the OPTION menu, and then...
  • Page 28: While The Current File Information Is Displayed

    Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-PX470 While the current file information is displayed You can view the information (recording date and time, file length, etc.) about the recorded file you selected. Note The following screens are provided for explanatory purposes. They may look different from what you actually see on your IC recorder.
  • Page 29 Codec: Codec type for music files. Bit Rate: Bit rate for music files. Sample Rate: Sampling rate for music files. Bit Depth: Bit depth for music files. Location: Memory storage containing the file. File Path: Path to the file. 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 30: While The File Search Categories Are Displayed

    Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-PX470 While the file search categories are displayed When you select “ Recorded Files” or “ Music” on the HOME menu, the search categories of the stored files appear on the display window. Note The following screens are provided for explanatory purposes. They may look different from what you actually see on your IC recorder.
  • Page 31 Music files are sorted by artist name. Folders: Music files in the selected folder are listed. 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 32: Inserting Batteries

    LR03 (size AAA) alkaline battery (Two batteries are supplied with your IC recorder.) Rechargeable battery (not supplied): NH-AAA-B2KN, NH-AAA-B2GN Battery charger (not supplied): BCG-34HS2GN, BCG-34HW2GN Depending on the country or region of your purchase, some of the models or optional accessories are not available. 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 33: Using The Ic Recorder With The Usb Ac Adaptor

    Be sure to connect the USB AC adaptor to a power outlet within reach so that you can immediately disconnect it when you detect any malfunctions. Related Topic Disconnecting the IC recorder from the USB AC adaptor Battery life 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 34: Disconnecting The Ic Recorder From The Usb Ac Adaptor

    Do not connect/disconnect your IC recorder to/from the USB AC adaptor while the adaptor is connected to an AC outlet. Do not connect/disconnect the USB AC adaptor to/from an AC outlet while your IC recorder is connected to the adaptor. Related Topic Using the IC recorder with the USB AC adaptor 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 35: Turning The Power On

    The Auto Power Off function on your IC recorder is set to “10min” by default to save battery power. If you leave the IC recorder unused for 10 minutes, it will automatically turn off. Related Topic Turning the power off 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 36: Turning The Power Off

    The Auto Power Off function on your IC recorder is set to “10min” by default to save battery power. If you leave the IC recorder unused for 10 minutes, it will automatically turn off. Related Topic Turning the power on 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 37: Inserting A Memory Card

    Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-PX470 Inserting a memory card In addition to the built-in memory, you can record files on a microSD card (not supplied). Make sure that no IC recorder operations are in progress, and then open the cover of the microSD card slot.
  • Page 38 Card). Hint To remove the memory card, push the microSD card into the slot. When it pops out, remove it from the microSD card slot. Related Topic Structure of folders and files Compatible memory cards 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 39: Making The Initial Settings

    Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-PX470 Making the initial settings When you turn on your IC recorder for the first time, the Configure Initial Settings screen appears on the display window. You can then select the display language, set the clock, and turn on/off the beep sound.
  • Page 40 When you are finished with the last item, press to apply the settings to the clock. Press to select “Next,” and then press The setting window for turning the beep sound on or off is displayed. Press to select “ON” or “OFF” to turn on or off the beep sound, and then press When the initial settings finish, the completion message and then the HOME menu appears.
  • Page 41 Related Topic Setting the clock (Date&Time) Turning the beep sound on or off (Beep) While the HOME menu is displayed 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 42: Placing The Ic Recorder Into The Hold State (Hold)

    Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-PX470 Placing the IC recorder into the HOLD state (HOLD) You can disable all the buttons (HOLD) on your IC recorder in order to prevent unintentional operations while you carry around the IC recorder. Slide the HOLD•POWER switch to “HOLD.”...
  • Page 43: Releasing The Ic Recorder From The Hold State

    When all the buttons on your IC recorder are disabled, pressing any button displays “HOLD... Slide HOLD Switch to Activate.” on the display window. Release the IC recorder from the HOLD state before you use it. Slide the HOLD•POWER switch to the center dot. Related Topic Placing the IC recorder into the HOLD state (HOLD) 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 44: Maintaining The Moderate Volume Level (European Models Only)

    The IC recorder limits the maximum volume to allow you to listen to the sound at a moderate volume level when using the headphones. When you try to adjust the volume to a level that exceeds the specified level, the “Check The Volume Level” message appears. 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 45: Recording

    Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-PX470 Recording with the built-in microphones The following describes the basic recording steps with the selected sensitivity level of the built-in microphones and recording mode. Note If you accidentally touch your IC recorder or let an object come in contact with it while recording is in progress, rustling or scratching noises may be recorded.
  • Page 46 Turn your IC recorder so that its built-in microphones ( ) point in the direction of the target sound source. Press REC/PAUSE. The Record screen appears to indicate that recording has started, and the operation indicator ( ) lights in red. If you press and hold REC/PAUSE, the IC recorder will pause.
  • Page 47 While playback is in progress or on standby, you can press and hold REC/PAUSE to make your IC recorder pause for recording. This helps you adjust the recording volume level without recording unnecessary audio data. Related Topic Additional operations available during recording 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 48: About The Recording Level Guide

    While playback is in progress or on standby, you can press and hold REC/PAUSE to make your IC recorder pause for recording. This helps you adjust the recording volume level without recording unnecessary audio data. Related Topic Recording with the built-in microphones 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 49: Monitoring The Recording Audio

    (headphones) jack. Connect headphones (not supplied) to the (headphones) jack. Press VOL –/+ to adjust the monitoring volume. Changing the monitoring volume does not affect the recording volume. Related Topic Recording with the built-in microphones 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 50: Additional Operations Available During Recording

    The recording restarts from the paused point. (To completely stop recording after you paused the recording, press STOP.) To review the ongoing recording from the beginning While recording is on standby, press The recording stops and plays from the beginning. Related Topic Recording with the built-in microphones 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 51: Changing The File Storage Destination Folder

    The Memory Selection screen appears. Press to select “Built-In Memory” or “SD Card,” and then press Press to select the desired folder, and then press Hint For instructions on creating a new folder, see Creating a folder. 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 52: Selecting A Recording Scene For An Individual Situation

    Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-PX470 Selecting a recording scene for an individual situation According to a particular recording situation, you can change some recording settings, including the recording mode and the sensitivity level of the built-in microphones, at once by selecting one of the recording scenes (Scene Select).
  • Page 53 Suitable for recording live music from a distance of 1 to 2 meters (40 to 80 inches), such as chorus or musical instrument lessons. Loud Music: Suitable for recording live loud music, such as band performances. Related Topic Default settings for the recording scenes of the Scene Select function List of the Settings menu items 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 54: Selecting The Recording Function (Focused/Wide)

    Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-PX470 Selecting the recording function (Focused/Wide) Select “Focused” or “Wide” according to your recording scene or purpose. Select “ Settings” - “Recording Settings” - “Focused/Wide” from the HOME menu, and then press Press to select the desired recording setting, and then press “Focused”...
  • Page 55 “For Music” or “Auto” under “For Voice” is selected for the sensitivity level of the built-in microphones of your IC recorder. “MIC IN” or “Audio IN” is selected for “Ext. Input Setting.” Related Topic Selecting a recording scene for an individual situation 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 56: Tips For Better Recording

    Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-PX470 Tips for better recording Recording at a meeting Place your IC recorder close to speakers of the meeting. You can reduce noise (vibrations from the desk, etc.) by placing the IC recorder on a soft cloth, such as a handkerchief.
  • Page 57 Recording an interview Place your IC recorder so that the built-in microphones point in the direction of the interviewee. For recording an interview, it is suitable to select “Auto Voice Rec” or “Interview” of the Scene Select function. Recording a soft music performance With your IC recorder, you can record immersive stereo sound by placing it close to musical instruments.
  • Page 58 If the audio of a recorded file is distorted, place the IC recorder further away to record performances. Related Topic Selecting a recording scene for an individual situation Reducing noise during recording (Recording Filter) Selecting the sensitivity level of the built-in microphones (Built-In Mic Sensitivity) 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 59: Default Settings For The Recording Scenes Of The Scene Select Function

    Focused/Wide Ext. Input Setting(MIC IN) For Voice - Medium For Music - Medium(Music) For Music - Low(Music) For Voice - Medium Recording Filter NCF(Noise Cut) Related Topic Selecting a recording scene for an individual situation 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 60: Recording Automatically In Response To The Input Sound Volume - The Vor Function

    Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-PX470 Recording automatically in response to the input sound volume – the VOR function You can set your IC recorder to automatically start when the input sound volume reaches the predefined level, and pause when the volume decreases below the level.
  • Page 61 To cancel the VOR function setup process, set “VOR” to “OFF” in step 2. Related Topic Recording audio from an external device 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 62: Recording With An External Microphone

    When a plug in power type microphone is connected, power is automatically supplied to the microphone from the IC recorder. Related Topic Selecting the audio input type and the sensitivity level of the external microphone (Ext. Input Setting) Selecting the sensitivity level of the built-in microphones (Built-In Mic Sensitivity) 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 63: Recording Audio From An External Device

    Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-PX470 Recording audio from an external device You can make music files without using a computer by recording audio/music from the device (a radio cassette recorder, a tape recorder, TV, etc.) connected to your IC recorder.
  • Page 64 Related Topic Recording the playback audio of the IC recorder on an external device Selecting the audio input type and the sensitivity level of the external microphone (Ext. Input Setting) 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 65: Recording The Playback Audio Of The Ic Recorder On An External Device

    The playback audio from the IC recorder is recorded on the external device. Press STOP on the IC recorder and the stop button on the external device. Hint When connecting an external device to your IC recorder, use an audio connecting cable without resistance. 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 66: Playback

    Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-PX470 Playing a file You can select a file from the HOME menu for playback. Select “ Music” or “ Recorded Files” on the HOME menu, and then press Search and select a file. For instructions on searching a file, see Selecting a file.
  • Page 67 When you stop recording and the recording standby screen is on the display window, you can press to play the file you have just recorded. Related Topic Additional operations available during playback Playing music files on the IC recorder that were copied from a computer 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 68: Selecting A File

    Select a list or folder from the search results, and then select a file. Press to select a list or folder, and then select the file. Hint By default, your IC recorder has the “FOLDER01” folder created under “ Recorded Files.” 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 69: Additional Operations Available During Playback

    If track marks are added and the Easy Search function is turned off, the next track mark point toward the end of the file is located. To skip to the succeeding files Press repeatedly. Related Topic Adding a track mark Locating the desired playback point quickly (Easy Search) 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 70: Reducing Noise In The Playback Audio To Make Human Voices Sound Clearer - The Clear Voice Function

    Reduces ambient noises further than "Clear Voice 1" to make human voices sound much more clearly. Note While playback with the built-in speaker or playback of the files in “ Music” is in progress, the Clear Voice function does not work. 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 71: Using The Transcription Playback Mode

    Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-PX470 Using the transcription playback mode In the transcription playback mode, you can fast-forward or fast-rewind to search for a particular point as well as use the DPC (Digital Pitch Control) function to slow down the playback speed. This is useful when you want to transcribe a recorded file of a meeting, etc.
  • Page 72 To listen to other files, press BACK/HOME to display the file list, and then select a file. Related Topic Adjusting the playback speed – the DPC (Digital Pitch Control) function Locating the desired playback point quickly (Easy Search) 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 73: Adjusting The Playback Speed - The Dpc (Digital Pitch Control) Function

    Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-PX470 Adjusting the playback speed – the DPC (Digital Pitch Control) function You can adjust the playback speed in a range from 0.25 times to 3.00 times. Changing the playback speed does not affect the playback audio. Files will play in natural tones, thanks to digital processing.
  • Page 74 Press to set the playback speed. Hint To resume the normal playback speed, select “OFF” in step 3. Related Topic Using the transcription playback mode 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 75: Selecting The Playback Mode

    Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-PX470 Selecting the playback mode You can select the playback mode that suits your needs. While playback is on standby or in progress, select “Play Mode” on the OPTION menu, and then press Press to select a playback mode, and then press...
  • Page 76 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 77: Specifying A Segment Of A File To Play Repeatedly (A-B Repeat)

    Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-PX470 Specifying a segment of a file to play repeatedly (A-B repeat) You can specify the starting point A and the finishing point B in a file to play the segment between the specified points repeatedly.
  • Page 78 Related Topic Selecting the playback mode Continually playing the current file (Button-hold repeat playback) 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 79: Continually Playing The Current File (Button-Hold Repeat Playback)

    To turn off the button-hold repeat playback function and resume the normal playback, press STOP. You can turn on the button-hold repeat playback function while your IC recorder is in a particular playback mode. Related Topic Specifying a segment of a file to play repeatedly (A-B repeat) 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 80: Specifying The Playback Range In The Stored File List

    Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-PX470 Specifying the playback range in the stored file list You can specify the playback range in the playback file list. The contents in the playback range vary depending on the selected file search category for the recorded files or music.
  • Page 81 Related Topic Selecting a file 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 82: Listening To Sound With Better Quality

    IC Recorder ICD-PX470 Listening to sound with better quality Use headphones: Connect headphones (not supplied) to the (headphones) jack. This disables the built-in speaker. Use external speakers: Connect active speakers (not supplied) to the (headphones) jack. 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 83: Searching Forward/Backward (Cue/Review)

    Forward or backward search begins at a slow speed, which helps you check the file word by word. If you keep holding either button, forward or backward search will continue at a faster speed. Related Topic Locating the desired playback point quickly (Easy Search) 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 84: Locating The Desired Playback Point Quickly (Easy Search)

    You can select one of the following items: Turns on the Easy Search function. While playback is in progress, pressing fast-forwards by 10 seconds and pressing fast-rewinds by 3 seconds. OFF: Turns off the Easy Search function (default setting). 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 85: Deleting A File

    Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-PX470 Deleting a file You can select a file and delete it. Note Once you have deleted a file, you will not be able to restore it. Select a file you want to delete. Select “Delete a File” on the OPTION menu, and then press “Delete?”...
  • Page 86 To delete a part of a file, first divide the file into two files, select the file you want to delete, and proceed with step 2 and step 3. For instructions on dividing a file, see Dividing a file at the current playback point. Related Topic Selecting a file Deleting all files in the searched folder or list Deleting a folder 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 87: Deleting All Files In The Searched Folder Or List

    Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-PX470 Deleting all files in the searched folder or list You can select a folder or list from the file search results and delete all of the contained files. Select “ Music” or “ Recorded Files” on the HOME menu, and then press...
  • Page 88 To cancel the deleting process, select “No” in step 5, and then press Related Topic Deleting a file Deleting a folder 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 89: Deleting A Folder

    Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-PX470 Deleting a folder You can select a folder and delete it. Select “ Music” or “ Recorded Files” on the HOME menu, and then press Press to select “Folders” and the memory storage, and then press Press to select the desired folder.
  • Page 90 If you delete all of the file storage destination folders, “No Folders - Creating New Recording Folder” appears on the display window and “FOLDER01” is automatically created. Related Topic Deleting a file Deleting all files in the searched folder or list 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 91: Moving A File To A Different Folder

    Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-PX470 Moving a file to a different folder You can select a file and move it to another folder. Select the file you want to move. While playback is on standby, select “Move/Copy File” on the OPTION menu, and then press Press to select “Move to Built-In Memory”...
  • Page 92 Related Topic Selecting a file Copying a file to a different folder 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 93: Copying A File To A Different Folder

    Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-PX470 Copying a file to a different folder You can select a file and copy it to another folder, which is useful in making a backup copy. Select the file you want to copy. While playback is on standby, select “Move/Copy File” on the OPTION menu, and then press Press to select “Copy to Built-In Memory”...
  • Page 94: Creating A Folder

    Select “Built-In Memory” or “SD Card” on the Memory Selection screen, and then press Select to select a folder name from the template, and then press A new folder is created. Note You cannot create a folder in “ Music.” 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 95: Adding A Track Mark

    Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-PX470 Adding a track mark You can add a track mark at a point where you want to divide a file later or you want to locate during playback. You can add a maximum of 98 track marks to a single file.
  • Page 96 With the HOME menu on the display window, you can still add a track mark by pressing T-MARK while: recording is in progress or paused. playback is in progress or on standby. Related Topic Adding track marks automatically Deleting a track mark 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 97: Adding Track Marks Automatically

    Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-PX470 Adding track marks automatically You can add track marks automatically at specified intervals while you are recording. Select “ Settings” - “Recording Settings” - “Auto Track Marks” from the HOME menu, and then press Press to select “Interval,”...
  • Page 98: Deleting A Track Mark

    Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-PX470 Deleting a track mark You can delete the closest track mark before the point where you stopped playback. Select the file from which you want to delete track marks. Play the file and stop at a point after the track mark you want to delete.
  • Page 99 Hint To cancel the deleting process, select “No” in step 4, and then press Related Topic Selecting a file Deleting all the track marks in the selected file at one time 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 100: Deleting All The Track Marks In The Selected File At One Time

    Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-PX470 Deleting all the track marks in the selected file at one time You can delete all the track marks of the selected file. Select the file from which you want to delete the track marks.
  • Page 101 Selecting a file Deleting a track mark 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 102: Dividing A File At The Current Playback Point

    Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-PX470 Dividing a file at the current playback point You can divide a single file into two files. Dividing a file helps you quickly locate the point from which you want to play in a long recording file, such as a meeting recording.
  • Page 103 Hint To cancel the dividing process, select “No” in step 3, and then press Related Topic Selecting a file Dividing a file at all the track mark points 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 104: Dividing A File At All The Track Mark Points

    Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-PX470 Dividing a file at all the track mark points You can divide a file at all the track mark points. Select the file that you want to divide, and then play the file and stop at any point.
  • Page 105 Track marks located near the beginning and end of the source file may not be used for dividing and remain in the divided files. Hint To cancel the dividing process, select “No” in step 3, and then press Related Topic Selecting a file Dividing a file at the current playback point 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 106: Protecting A File

    “Protected” appears on the display window and the file is protected. When you play the protected file, the (protect) indicator appears on the playback screen. Hint To remove protection from a file, select the protected file, and then select “Do Not Protect” in step 2. Related Topic Selecting a file 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 107: List Of The Settings Menu Items

    Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-PX470 List of the Settings menu items The following lists the Settings menu items on the HOME menu. Recording Settings Recording Folder: Changing the file storage destination folder Create Folder: Creating a folder Scene Select: Selecting a recording scene for an individual situation...
  • Page 108: Common Settings

    Reducing noise in the playback audio to make human voices sound clearer – the Clear Voice function Easy Search: Locating the desired playback point quickly (Easy Search) Play Mode: Selecting the playback mode Playback Range: Specifying the playback range in the stored file list Common Settings LED: Turning the operation indicator on or off (LED)
  • Page 109 Using the HOME menu 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 110: Selecting The Recording Mode (Rec Mode)

    LPCM (not compressed) in stereo high-quality recording mode MP3 192kbps: MP3 (compressed) in stereo standard-quality recording mode (default setting) MP3 128kbps: MP3 (compressed) in long play stereo recording mode MP3 48kbps(MONO): MP3 (compressed) in monaural standard recording mode 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 111: Selecting The Sensitivity Level Of The Built-In Microphones (Built-In Mic Sensitivity)

    Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-PX470 Selecting the sensitivity level of the built-in microphones (Built-In Mic Sensitivity) You can select the sensitivity level of the built-in microphones. Set this menu item before you start recording. Select “ Settings” - “Recording Settings” - “Built-In Mic Sensitivity” from the HOME menu, and then...
  • Page 112 While recording audio from an external device is in progress, the Built-In Mic Sensitivity function is turned off. Related Topic Selecting the audio input type and the sensitivity level of the external microphone (Ext. Input Setting) 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 113: Reducing Noise During Recording (Recording Filter)

    Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-PX470 Reducing noise during recording (Recording Filter) With the Recording Filter function, you can reduce noise in the recordings. Select “ Settings” - “Recording Settings” - “Recording Filter” from the HOME menu, and then press Press to select “NCF(Noise Cut)”...
  • Page 114 Hint To cancel the Recording Filter function setup process, select “OFF” in step 2. Related Topic Selecting the audio input type and the sensitivity level of the external microphone (Ext. Input Setting) 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 115: Selecting The Audio Input Type And The Sensitivity Level Of The External Microphone (Ext. Input Setting)

    Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-PX470 Selecting the audio input type and the sensitivity level of the external microphone (Ext. Input Setting) You can select the audio input type (“MIC IN” or “Audio IN”) of the (microphone) jack and the sensitivity level of the external microphone.
  • Page 116 Low(Music): Suitable for recording live loud music, such as band performances. Hint The recording volume level may vary depending on the external microphone. Check on the recording level guide and change the microphone sensitivity level. 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 117: Turning The Operation Indicator On Or Off (Led)

    Description of menu items You can select one of the following items: The operation indicator lights or flashes according to IC recorder operations (default setting). OFF: The operation indicator stays unlit during IC recorder operations. 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 118: Selecting The Display Language (Language)

    To return to the screen before you displayed the HOME menu, press STOP. Note The number of language options you can select and the default setting differ depending on the country or region of your purchase. 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 119: Setting The Clock (Date&Time)

    Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-PX470 Setting the clock (Date&Time) You can set the clock of your IC recorder. Be sure to set it before you start recording. Select “ Settings” - “Common Settings” - “Date&Time” - “Set Date/Time” from the HOME menu, and then press Set the current date and time.
  • Page 120 (Time Display) on the Settings menu. In addition, the default clock display format depends on the country or region of your purchase. The default date display format depends on the country or region of your purchase. Related Topic Placing the IC recorder into the HOLD state (HOLD) 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 121: Selecting The Date Display Format (Date Display Format)

    The date appears in the year/month/date format. MM/DD/YYYY: The date appears in the month/date/year format. DD/MM/YYYY: The date appears in the date/month/year format. Note The default setting differs depending on the area you purchased your IC recorder. 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 122: Selecting The Clock Display Format (Time Display)

    You can select one of the following items: 12-Hour: 12:00AM = midnight, 12:00PM = noon 24-Hour: 00:00 = midnight, 12:00 = noon Note The default setting differs depending on the country or region of your purchase. 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 123: Turning The Beep Sound On Or Off (Beep)

    STOP. Description of menu items You can select one of the following items: A beep will sound to indicate that an operation is accepted or an error occurs (default setting). OFF: No beeps will sound. 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 124: Setting The Time Period Before The Ic Recorder Automatically Turns Off (Auto Power Off)

    10min: Your IC recorder will turn off in approx. 10 minutes (default setting). 30min: Your IC recorder will turn off in approx. 30 minutes. 60min: Your IC recorder will turn off in approx. 60 minutes. 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 125: Resetting All Menu Settings To The Default Ones (Reset All Settings)

    The “Please Wait” message appears and all menu settings will be reset to the default ones. Press and hold BACK/HOME to return to the HOME menu. To return to the screen before you displayed the HOME menu, press STOP. Hint To cancel the resetting process, select “No” in step 2. 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 126: Formatting The Memory (Format Built-In Memory/Format Sd Card)

    Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-PX470 Formatting the memory (Format Built-In Memory/Format SD Card) You can format either the built-in memory of your IC card or the microSD card. Formatting the built-in memory will delete all of the stored data and restore the original folder structure at your purchase.
  • Page 127: Checking The Remaining Recording Time (Available Rec. Time)

    Settings” - “Common Settings” - “Available Rec. Time” from the HOME menu, and then press Press and hold BACK/HOME to return to the HOME menu. To return to the screen before you displayed the HOME menu, press STOP. 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 128: Checking The Information About The Ic Recorder (System Information)

    Settings” - “Common Settings” - “System Information” from the HOME menu, and then press Press and hold BACK/HOME to return to the HOME menu. To return to the screen before you displayed the HOME menu, press STOP. 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 129: Connecting The Ic Recorder To A Computer

    The IC recorder is detected by the computer as soon as a connection is made. While the IC recorder is connected to the computer, “Connecting” appears on the display window of the IC recorder. Related Topic Disconnecting the IC recorder from the computer 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 130: Disconnecting The Ic Recorder From The Computer

    Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-PX470 Disconnecting the IC recorder from the computer Be sure to follow the procedure below, otherwise you may not be able to play the files stored on your IC recorder due to data corruption. Make sure that the “Accessing” message is not on the display window.
  • Page 131 Related Topic Connecting the IC recorder to a computer 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 132: Structure Of Folders And Files

    Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-PX470 Structure of folders and files You can use a computer to view the structure of folders and files on the built-in memory of your IC recorder or the microSD card. Connect the IC recorder to the computer and use the Explorer (Windows) or the Finder (Mac) to open “IC RECORDER” or “MEMORY CARD.”...
  • Page 133 Files stored in the REC_FILE folder appear in “ Recorded Files” while those in the MUSIC folder appear in “ Music.” When transferring a file, make sure you put it either in the REC_FILE folder or in the MUSIC folder. 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 134: Copying Files From The Ic Recorder To A Computer

    Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-PX470 Copying files from the IC recorder to a computer You can copy files and folders from your IC recorder to a computer to store them. Connect the IC recorder to the computer. Copy files or folders you want to transfer to the computer.
  • Page 135 Related Topic Connecting the IC recorder to a computer Disconnecting the IC recorder from the computer 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 136: Copying Music Files From A Computer To The Ic Recorder

    Your IC recorder is capable of storing up to 199 files per folder and up to 5,000 folders and files all together in total per memory. Disconnect the IC recorder from the computer. Related Topic Technical specifications Connecting the IC recorder to a computer Disconnecting the IC recorder from the computer 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 137: Playing Music Files On The Ic Recorder That Were Copied From A Computer

    MUSIC folder. For instructions on selecting a file, see Selecting a file. Press to start playback. Press STOP to stop playback. Related Topic While playback is in progress Technical specifications 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 138: Using The Ic Recorder As A Usb Storage Device

    You can connect your IC recorder to a computer and use it as a USB storage device. To use the IC recorder as a USB storage device, you need a computer that meets the system requirements. For more information, System requirements 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 139: What You Can Do With Sound Organizer 2 (For Windows Only)

    Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-PX470 What you can do with Sound Organizer 2 (for Windows only) You can install Sound Organizer 2 using the installer file (SoundOrganizer_V2001.exe) stored on the built-in memory of your IC recorder. Sound Organizer 2 allows you to exchange files with the IC recorder or a memory card. You can play songs imported from other media (music CDs, etc.) and audio files (MP3 files, etc.) imported from another computer as well as transfer them to the IC...
  • Page 140 You can select your favorites from the songs imported into Sound Organizer 2 and make your own original music CD. Other convenient usage You can start your e-mail software and attach recorded files to an e-mail. Related Topic Installing Sound Organizer 2 (for Windows only) 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 141: System Requirements For Sound Organizer 2

    Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-PX470 System requirements for Sound Organizer 2 The following lists the system requirements for Sound Organizer 2. Operating systems Windows 10 Home Windows 10 Pro Windows 8.1 Windows 8.1 Pro Windows 7 Ultimate Windows 7 Professional...
  • Page 142 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. Optical disc To create a music CD, you need a CD-R/RW drive. 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 143: Installing Sound Organizer 2 (For Windows Only)

    Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-PX470 Installing Sound Organizer 2 (for Windows only) Install Sound Organizer 2 on a computer. Note Be sure to install Sound Organizer 2 on the computer that has already Sound Organizer 1.6 installed as well. When installing Sound Organizer 2, log in to an account with administrator privileges.
  • Page 144 The appearance of the windows on the computer screen varies depending on the version of your operating system. Windows 7 is used as an example in this Help Guide. Double-click [SoundOrganizer_V2001] (or [SoundOrganizer_V2001.exe]). Depending on the version of your operating system, the setup preparation process (file extraction) may start automatically without showing any notice.
  • Page 145 When [Sound Organizer 2 has been installed successfully.] window appears, check [Launch Sound Organizer 2 Now], and then click [Finish]. Note You may need to restart the computer after you installed Sound Organizer 2. Related Topic Connecting the IC recorder to a computer 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 146: Sound Organizer 2 Window (For Windows Only)

    Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-PX470 The Sound Organizer 2 window (for Windows only) Help Displays the help of Sound Organizer 2. For details on operations, refer to respective help topics. The file list of Sound Organizer 2 (My Library) Displays a list of files included in My Library of Sound Organizer 2 in accordance with a particular operation.
  • Page 147 : Transfers the files from Sound Organizer 2 to the connected IC recorder's built-in memory or microSD card. : Imports the files from the connected IC recorder's built-in memory or microSD card to My Library of Sound Organizer 2. 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 148: Compatible Memory Cards

    Before you start recording with a microSD card, we recommend that you copy all the data stored on the memory card to a computer and format the memory card on your IC recorder so it contains no data. Related Topic Formatting the memory (Format Built-In Memory/Format SD Card) 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 149: System Requirements

    Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-PX470 System requirements To connect your IC recorder to a computer or use it as a USB storage device, the computer must meet the following system requirements. For using Sound Organizer 2 on the computer, see...
  • Page 150 Optical disc drive: To create a music CD, you need a CD-R/RW drive. Note The following are not supported: Operating systems other than the above Any operating system you installed on a homemade computer Upgraded operating systems Multi-boot environments Multi-monitor environments 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 151: Technical Specifications

    Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-PX470 Technical specifications Specifications Capacity (User available capacity) (*1) (*2) 4 GB (approx. 3.20 GB = 3,435,973,837 Byte) Maximum number of recorded files (for a 199 files folder) Maximum number of files 5,000 files (including folders) LPCM 44.1kHz/16bit: 50 Hz - 20,000 Hz...
  • Page 152 LPCM (*3) Quantization bit rate: 16 bit Sampling frequencies: 44.1 kHz File extension: .wav Built-in speaker Approx. 20 mm (0.79 in.) dia. External input jack (minijack, stereo) Input for plug in power, minimum input level 1.0 mV Headphone jack (minijack, stereo) Output for 16 Ω...
  • Page 153 Measured value by the standard of JEITA (Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association) Depending on the country or region of your purchase, some of the optional accessories are not available. Design and specifications are subject to change without notice. 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 154: Maximum Recording Time

    For details on the battery life, see Battery life. The maximum recording time in this topic indicates an estimation and may vary depending on the specifications of the memory card. Recording scenes associated with the recording mode by default 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 155: Maximum Playback Time/Number Of Music Files

    Playback time Number of files 128 kbps 59 hours 35 minutes 893 files 256 kbps 29 hours 45 minutes 446 files Provided that MP3 files of 4 minutes each are transferred to the IC recorder. 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 156: Battery Life

    Battery life The following lists the battery life(*1) for alkaline and rechargeable batteries by REC Mode. Alkaline battery life (Measured with continuous use of the Sony LR03 (size AAA) alkaline batteries.) Playback with the built-in Playback with external REC Mode...
  • Page 157 IC recorder. When playing back music through the built-in speaker with the volume level set to 27 Depending on the country or region of your purchase, some of the optional accessories are not available. 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 158: Precautions

    Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-PX470 Precautions On power DC 3.0 V: Use two LR03 (size AAA) alkaline batteries DC 2.4 V: Use two NH-AAA rechargeable batteries DC 5.0 V: when using USB AC adaptor Rated current consumption: 500 mA On safety Do not operate the unit while driving, cycling or operating any motorized vehicle.
  • Page 159 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.
  • Page 160 When using a memory card, make sure to check the correct insertion direction into the memory card slot. Do not put any adhesive label on a memory card as it may cause the card to be stuck in the slot. Related Topic Formatting the memory (Format Built-In Memory/Format SD Card) 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 161: Safety Regulations

    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.
  • Page 162 This product has been manufactured by or on behalf of Sony Corporation, 1-7-1 Konan Minato-ku Tokyo, 108-0075 Japan. Inquiries related to product compliance based on European Union legislation shall be addressed to the authorized representative, Sony Belgium, bijkantoor van Sony Europe Limited, Da Vincilaan 7-D1, 1935 Zaventem, Belgium. For any service or guarantee matters, please refer to the addresses provided in the separate service or guarantee documents.
  • Page 163: Trademarks

    This product is protected by certain intellectual property rights of Microsoft Corporation. Use or distribution of such technology outside of this product is prohibited without a license from Microsoft or an authorized Microsoft subsidiary. The “Sound Organizer 2” uses software modules as shown below: Windows Media Format Runtime 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 164: Notice For Users

    WHETHER BASED ON TORT, CONTRACT, OR OTHERWISE, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS HELP GUIDE, THE SOFTWARE OR OTHER INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN OR THE USE THEREOF. Sony Corporation reserves the right to make any modification to this Help Guide or the information contained herein at any time without notice.
  • Page 165: License

    We would prefer you do not contact us about the contents of source code. Licenses (in English) are recorded in the internal memory of your IC recorder. Establish a Mass Storage connection between the IC recorder and a computer to read licenses in the “LICENSE” folder. 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 166: Customer Support Websites

    For customers in the U.S.A.: http://www.sony.com/recordersupport For customers in Canada: http://www.sony.ca/ElectronicsSupport For customers in China: https://service.sony.com.cn For customers in other countries/regions: http://www.sony-asia.com/support Note that recorded files may be deleted during service or repair services. 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 167: Troubleshooting

    For details on the operation of Sound Organizer 2, refer to the Sound Organizer 2 help. Should any problem persist after you have made these checks, consult your nearest Sony dealer. Please access the following support home page to obtain the latest support information about the IC recorder: For customers in Europe: http://support.sony-europe.com/DNA...
  • Page 168: The Recorded File Is Noisy And Is Hard To Understand

    While playback with the built-in speaker or playback of the files in “ Music” is in progress, however, the Clear Voice function does not work. Related Topic Reducing noise in the playback audio to make human voices sound clearer – the Clear Voice function 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 169: The Recorded File Is Noisy And You Want To Record With Less Noise

    Additionally, you can use the Scene Select function to change some recording settings, including the recording mode and the sensitivity level of the built-in microphones, at once by selecting one of the recording scenes. Related Topic Reducing noise during recording (Recording Filter) Selecting a recording scene for an individual situation 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 170: A Rustling Noise Is Recorded

    If you accidentally touch your IC recorder or let an object come in contact with it while recording is in progress, rustling noises may be recorded. Keep your hand away from the IC recorder until you finish recording. 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 171: A Buzzing Or Humming Noise Is Recorded

    A buzzing or humming noise may be recorded if your IC recorder is placed near an AC power source, a fluorescent lamp, or a mobile phone during recording or playback. Keep the IC recorder away from such devices when recording. 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 172: Noise Is Recorded When You Use An External Microphone (Not Supplied) For Recording

    Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-PX470 Noise is recorded when you use an external microphone (not supplied) for recording. The plug of the connected external microphone is dirty. Clean the plug. 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 173: You Hear Noise When Using Headphones (Not Supplied) For Playback

    Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-PX470 You hear noise when using headphones (not supplied) for playback. The plug of the connected headphones is dirty. Clean the plug. 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 174: The Volume Of The Audio You Recorded From An External Device Is Low Or You Hear Squeaking Noises When You Listen To The Audio Via The Built-In Speaker

    This is because the left and right audio signal output is reversed in phase, and does not indicate a malfunction. Be sure to use an audio cable with a monaural plug to record audio from a monaural external device. 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 175: You Hear Noise During Playback Even With The Clear Voice Function Turned On

    You hear noise during playback even with the Clear Voice function turned on. While playback with the built-in speaker or playback of the files in “ Music” is in progress, the Clear Voice function does not work. 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 176: The Ic Recorder Does Not Turn On Or Pressing Any Button Does Not Work

    Slide the HOLD•POWER switch to the center dot. Related Topic Inserting batteries Using the IC recorder with the USB AC adaptor Turning the power on Parts and controls Releasing the IC recorder from the HOLD state 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 177: The Ic Recorder Does Not Turn Off

    The IC recorder does not turn off. Slide and hold the HOLD•POWER switch to “POWER” and hold it until “Power Off” appears on the display window. Related Topic Turning the power off Parts and controls 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 178: The Ic Recorder Automatically Turns Off

    10 minutes, it will automatically turn off. You can change the current setting with the Settings menu. Related Topic Setting the time period before the IC recorder automatically turns off (Auto Power Off) 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 179: The Battery Life Is Short

    Manganese batteries are inserted in the compartment. Your IC recorder does not support manganese batteries. Related Topic Turning the power off Setting the time period before the IC recorder automatically turns off (Auto Power Off) Battery life 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 180: The Ic Recorder Does Not Operate Correctly

    Remove the batteries from the compartment and insert them back in. You may have formatted the built-in memory of your IC recorder with a computer. Be sure to use the IC recorder for formatting. Related Topic Formatting the memory (Format Built-In Memory/Format SD Card) 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 181: The Operation Indicator Does Not Light

    Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-PX470 The operation indicator does not light. “LED” is set to “OFF.” Set “LED” to “ON.” Related Topic Turning the operation indicator on or off (LED) 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 182: You Cannot Record A File

    Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-PX470 You cannot record a file. The remaining recording time is insufficient. Related Topic Checking the remaining recording time (Available Rec. Time) 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 183: Recording Is Interrupted

    ICD-PX470 Recording is interrupted. The VOR function is turned on. To turn off the VOR function, set “VOR” to “OFF.” Related Topic Recording automatically in response to the input sound volume – the VOR function 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 184: The Input Audio Volume Is Too Loud Or Not Loud Enough When You Record Audio From An External Device

    Use an audio connection cable to connect your IC recorder to an external device and adjust the volume level on the external device. If you use an audio connecting cable with high resistance, the recording volume will decrease. Use an audio connecting cable without resistance. 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 185: The Playback Volume Is Low

    The recording volume may be low. Check the sensitivity level of the built-in microphones and the Scene Select setting. Related Topic Selecting the sensitivity level of the built-in microphones (Built-In Mic Sensitivity) Selecting a recording scene for an individual situation Tips for better recording 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 186: You Hear No Sound From The Built-In Speaker

    Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-PX470 You hear no sound from the built-in speaker. Headphones (not supplied) are connected to your IC recorder. Disconnect the headphones. 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 187: You Hear Sound From The Built-In Speaker Even When Headphones (Not Supplied) Are Connected

    You hear sound from the built-in speaker even when headphones (not supplied) are connected. When the headphones connection is loose, you may hear sound from the built-in speaker as well. Disconnect the headphones and connect them once again. 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 188: Playback Speed Is Too Fast Or Too Slow

    The DPC (Digital Pitch Control) setting is set to “ON,” and you have changed the playback speed. Set the DPC (Digital Pitch Control) setting to “OFF,” or change the playback speed to normal. Related Topic Adjusting the playback speed – the DPC (Digital Pitch Control) function 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 189: You Cannot Divide A File

    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 by the IC recorder (e.g. a file transferred from a computer). Related Topic Deleting a file 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 190: You Cannot Move A File

    Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-PX470 You cannot move a file. You cannot move files in “ Music” to another folder in the built-in memory or the microSD card. Related Topic Protecting a file 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 191: You Cannot Copy A File To A Different Folder

    Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-PX470 You cannot copy a file to a different folder. You cannot copy files in “ Music” to another folder in the built-in memory or the microSD card. 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 192: The Folder Or File You Created Is Not Displayed

    The folder or file you created is not displayed. If you have created a folder or file on the computer, your IC recorder may fail to detect it depending on where you created it. For more information, see Structure of folders and files. 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 193: The Recording Date Of A File Appears As

    ICD-PX470 The recording date of a file appears as “----/--/--” or “--:--.” The file may have been recorded by a model of the IC recorder other than ICD-PX470. The date and time recording format varies depending on the model. 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 194: The Clock Setting Is Reset

    Set Date/Time screen appears on the display widow. On this screen, you see the date and time of the last operation you made with your IC recorder before you removed the batteries. Be sure to change the date and time to the current ones. 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 195: The Remaining Recording Time On The Display Window Is Shorter Than The One Displayed On The Computer

    As the remaining recording time on the display window is calculated by subtracting the memory capacity required for system operations from the remaining built-in memory capacity, it may not be consistent with the one that Sound Organizer 2 shows on the computer. 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 196: Files

    The “Memory Full” message appears and you cannot start recording. The built-in memory is full. Delete unnecessary files from the built-in memory, or copy some files to another microSD card or a computer and delete the files. Related Topic Deleting a file 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 197: The "File Full" Message Appears And You Cannot Operate The Ic Recorder

    With both the built-in memory and the inserted microSD card, your IC recorder is capable of storing up to 5,000 folders and files all together in total. Delete unnecessary files from the built-in memory, or copy some files to another microSD card or a computer and delete the files. Related Topic Deleting a file 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 198: The Microsd Card Is Not Detected

    Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-PX470 The microSD card is not detected. Remove the microSD card and insert it in the correct orientation. Related Topic Inserting a memory card 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 199: A Folder Or File Name Appears In Unreadable Characters

    A folder or file name appears in unreadable characters. Some characters you use on Windows Explorer or Mac Finder are not supported by your IC recorder. Folder and file names containing such characters appear in unreadable characters on the IC recorder. 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 200: Copying A File Takes Time

    Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-PX470 Copying a file takes time. If the size of a file is large, it takes a considerable time to finish copying. Wait until the copying finishes. 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 201: The Ic Recorder Is Not Detected By The Computer And You Cannot Transfer Folders/Files From The Computer

    With the computer that does not meet the system requirements described in this Help Guide, successful operations are not guaranteed. Your IC recorder may not be detected by the computer, depending on the USB port. Try another USB port on the computer. Related Topic System requirements System requirements for Sound Organizer 2 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 202: The File You Transferred From The Computer Does Not Appear On The Ic Recorder And You Cannot Play The File

    If you have created a folder or file on the computer, your IC recorder may fail to detect it depending on where you created it. For more information, see Structure of folders and files. Related Topic Structure of folders and files Technical specifications 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 203: The Computer Does Not Start

    If you start the computer with your IC recorder connected to the computer, the computer may freeze or may not start properly. Disconnect the IC recorder from the computer and start the computer once again. Related Topic Disconnecting the IC recorder from the computer 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 204: You Cannot Install Sound Organizer 2

    You are attempting to log on to Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10 with a Guest account. Make sure to log on with a user name with computer administrator privileges. Related Topic System requirements for Sound Organizer 2 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 205: The Ic Recorder Is Not Detected By Sound Organizer 2

    Save a backup copy of all of the data stored on the built-in memory or the microSD card of your IC recorder to the computer, and then format the built-in memory or the microSD card with the IC recorder. Related Topic Formatting the memory (Format Built-In Memory/Format SD Card) 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 206: The Playback Volume Of The Computer Is Low Or You Hear No Audio From The Computer

    Turn up the volume of the computer. (Refer to the instruction manual of the computer.) You can change the volume of WAV files and save them using the Increase Volume feature of the Microsoft Sound Recorder. 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 207: You Cannot Play Or Edit Stored Files

    Sound Organizer 2 is only capable of playing files in the supported format. Depending on the file format, you cannot use part of editorial features of the software. Refer to the help files of Sound Organizer 2. Related Topic The Sound Organizer 2 window (for Windows only) 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 208: The Counter Or Slider Does Not Operate Correctly Or You Hear Noise

    Save the file on the computer (*), and then transfer it to your IC recorder. The file data will be optimized. Select one of the file formats supported by the IC recorder to save the file. Related Topic Technical specifications 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 209: Operations Slow Down As The Number Of Stored Files Increases

    IC Recorder ICD-PX470 Operations slow down as the number of stored files increases. Regardless of the recording length of files, operations slow down as the total number of files stored on your IC recorder increases. 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 210: The Computer Seems To Freeze While A File Is Being Saved, Added, Or Deleted

    IC Recorder ICD-PX470 The computer seems to freeze while a file is being saved, added, or deleted. It takes a longer time to copy or delete a large file. Wait until the copying or deleting finishes. 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 211: Sound Organizer 2 Freezes During Start-Up

    While the computer is accessing your IC recorder, do not disconnect any cables as it may cause unstable computer operations or data corruption. There may be a conflict between Sound Organizer 2 and another driver or application. 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 212: List Of Messages

    Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-PX470 List of messages HOLD... Slide HOLD Switch to Activate. All the buttons are disabled because your IC recorder is in the HOLD state to prevent unintentional operations. Slide the HOLD•POWER switch to the center dot to release the IC recorder from the HOLD state.
  • Page 213 Formatting the memory (Format Built-In Memory/Format SD Card).) If the above actions do not work, consult your nearest Sony dealer. No folder The memory storage you selected as the move/copy destination does not contain any folders. Create a folder and repeat the operation once again.
  • Page 214 Could Not Create Folder The microSD card is write-protected. Unlock the microSD card. A file system error was detected in the built-in memory or the microSD card. It may have been formatted by a computer. Use your IC recorder to format the built-in memory or the microSD card. (See Formatting the memory (Format Built-In Memory/Format SD Card).)
  • Page 215 There already is a file with the same name. You cannot create more than one file with the same name. System Error A system error was detected for some reason. Consult your nearest Sony dealer. Only Activated When Built-In Microphone Used You are attempting to change the sensitivity level of the built-in microphones while your IC recorder has an external microphone connected.
  • Page 216 IC recorder is set to “For Music.” While "For Music" is selected, the “NCF(Noise Cut)” recording filter function does not work. (See Selecting the sensitivity level of the built-in microphones (Built-In Mic Sensitivity) Reducing noise during recording (Recording Filter).) 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 217: System Limitations

    This may occur in some files. The remaining recording time decreases when you divide a file. Your IC recorder uses some memory space for managing divided files, resulting in a decrease in the remaining recording time. 4-595-548-31(1) Copyright 2016 Sony Corporation...