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Linear PCM Recorder
PCM-D10
Use this Help Guide when you have any questions on how to use your linear PCM recorder.
The contents of the Help Guide may be subject to change without notice due to updates to the product's specifications.
Features of PCM-D10
What you can do with the PCM-D10
Preparation
Checking the supplied items
Parts and controls
HOME menu/OPTION menu
Using the HOME menu
Using the OPTION menu
List of the OPTION menu items
About folders and files
Display window
Display window while the HOME menu is displayed
Display window while recording is in progress or on standby
Display window while playback is in progress
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  • Page 1 Use this Help Guide when you have any questions on how to use your linear PCM recorder. The contents of the Help Guide may be subject to change without notice due to updates to the product's specifications. Features of PCM-D10 What you can do with the PCM-D10 Preparation Checking the supplied items...
  • Page 2 Display window while the recording information is displayed Display window while the current file information is displayed Display window while the file search categories are displayed Power Inserting batteries Turning the power on Turning the power off Making the initial settings Preventing unintentional operations Placing the linear PCM recorder into the HOLD state (HOLD) Releasing the linear PCM recorder from the HOLD state...
  • Page 3 Recording audio from the external device connected to the MIC IN/LINE IN jack through LINE input Recording audio from the external device connected to the XLR/TRS jacks through LINE input Playback Playing Playing a file Selecting a file Locating a playback point with the track mark list (Track Mark List) Additional operations available during playback Additional playback operations/settings Adjusting the playback speed –...
  • Page 4 Getting ready to use REC Remote Establishing a Bluetooth connection between the smartphone and the linear PCM recorder Establishing a Bluetooth connection with the one-touch operation (NFC connection) Using the smartphone for linear PCM recorder operations Disconnecting the Bluetooth connection Re-establishing the Bluetooth connection (for Android) Re-establishing the Bluetooth connection (for iOS) Editing...
  • Page 5 Menu items with selectable setting items Selecting the recording mode (REC Mode) Selecting stereo or monaural recording (Stereo/Monaural) Selecting how to reset the peak indication (Peak Hold) Reducing noise during recording (LCF(Low Cut)) Adjusting the recording volume for input sounds to avoid sound distortion (LIMITER) Recording at a high S/N ratio (High S/N Mode) Supplying power to the connected microphone from the linear PCM recorder (Plug In Power) Turning the indicators on or off (LED)
  • Page 6 System requirements Technical specifications Maximum recordable time Maximum playback time/number of music files Battery life Announcements Trademarks Support website Customer support websites If you have problems/Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Noise 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.
  • Page 7 You hear sound from the built-in speaker even when headphones (not supplied) are connected. The Equalizer function does not change sound quality. Playback speed is too fast or too slow. You cannot play a file. Editing You cannot delete a file. You cannot divide a file.
  • Page 8 You cannot make device registration (pairing) between the linear PCM recorder and the other device. You cannot establish a Bluetooth connection. You cannot establish a Bluetooth connection with the one-touch operation (NFC connection). List of messages System limitations 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 9 The built-in microphones of the PCM-D10 allow you to record musical performances easily without complicated microphone setup. The smartphone app, REC Remote, installed on your smartphone allows you to remotely control the PCM-D10, such as starting or stopping recording. You can attach a camera tripod (commercially available) to the PCM-D10.
  • Page 10 Recording with the external microphone connected to the MIC IN/LINE IN jack Monitoring the recording audio 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 11: Checking The Supplied Items

    Checking the supplied items Linear PCM recorder (1) USB Type-C™ cable (USB-A to USB-C) (1) Carrying pouch (1) Wind screen (1) Sony LR6 (size AA) alkaline batteries (4) Operating Instructions SOUND FORGE Audio Studio 12 Installation Guide (1) 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 12: Parts And Controls

    Help Guide Linear PCM Recorder PCM-D10 Parts and controls Front/Right side Built-in microphones Peak level indicators (L/R) Display window STOP button T-MARK (track mark) button Control button ( DPC (Speed Control), (repeat) A-B, (fast reverse), (fast forward)) C1 (Custom 1) button...
  • Page 13: Back/Left Side

    (play/enter) button (*) Phantom power indicator (L/R) Built-in speaker Strap hole (No strap is supplied with your linear PCM recorder.) XLR/TRS jack (L/R) MIC IN/LINE IN jack (stereo jack with the diameter of 3.5 mm (0.14 in)) MIC/LINE INPUT LEVEL (MIC/LINE input type selection) switch REC LEVEL (recording level) dial MIC ATT (microphone attenuator) switch SD card slot (Located behind the slot cover.)
  • Page 14 There is a tactile dot. Use this dot as a reference point for operating or identifying the button. The antenna allows your linear PCM recorder to connect with Bluetooth devices. Do not cover the antenna when a Bluetooth connection is active. Otherwise, the connection may be interrupted. 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 15: Using The Home Menu

    Help Guide Linear PCM Recorder PCM-D10 Using the HOME menu On your linear PCM 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 linear PCM recorder.
  • Page 16 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 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 17: Using The Option Menu

    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 List of the OPTION menu items 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 19: Recorded Files

    Help Guide Linear PCM Recorder PCM-D10 List of the OPTION menu items The following lists the OPTION menu items. To display the OPTION menu, press OPTION. Depending on the operation or condition, some of the items may not be displayed.
  • Page 20 Select this menu item to return to the recording standby screen. Equalizer: Selecting a sound quality setting (Equalizer) Key Change: Adjusting the musical pitch (Key Change) 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 Delete a File:...
  • Page 21 Locating a playback point with the track mark list (Track Mark List) Delete Track Marks: Deleting a track mark File Information: Display window while the current file information is displayed Delete Folder: Deleting a folder Related Topic Using the OPTION menu 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 22: About Folders And Files

    Help Guide Linear PCM Recorder PCM-D10 About folders and files The following illustrates the structure of folders and files that you can view on your linear PCM recorder. Under [ Recorded Files] [FOLDER01]: Recorded files are stored. A: HOME menu...
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  • Page 24 You can select one of the following: : Record : Recorded Files : Music : Bluetooth : Settings : Back to XX (The function you are currently using is displayed in [XX].) Related Topic Using the HOME menu 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 25 Help Guide Linear PCM Recorder PCM-D10 Display window while recording is in progress or on standby The following describes the display window while recording is in progress or on standby. A: Display window while stereo recording is in progress B: Display window while monaural recording is in progress Note The above screen is provided for explanatory purposes.
  • Page 26 Appears when the Bluetooth function is enabled. Memory card indicator Appears when [SD Card] is selected for [Memory Selection] under [Recording Folder]. Remaining battery power Monaural icon Appears when [Stereo/Monaural] is set to [Monaural (L)] on the menu. 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 27 Help Guide Linear PCM Recorder PCM-D10 Display window while playback is in progress The following describes the display window while playback is in progress. Note The above screens are provided for explanatory purposes. They may look different from what you actually see on your linear PCM recorder.
  • Page 28 Appears when the left (L) or right (R) channel audio is specified for output to the headphones. When stereo audio is output to headphones, nothing appears. Bluetooth mark Appears when the Bluetooth function is enabled. Remaining battery power 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 29 Time Stamps for Auto Track Marks setting currently selected. Cross-Memory REC: Cross-Memory REC setting currently selected. Hint While recording is on standby, you can press STOP to view the recording information of your linear PCM recorder. 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 30 Help Guide Linear PCM Recorder PCM-D10 Display window while the current file information is displayed You can view the information (file length, recording mode, recording date and time 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 linear PCM recorder.
  • Page 31 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 for recorded files. File Path: Path to the file. 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 32 You can select one of the following search categories: All Songs: All music files are listed. Albums: Music files are sorted by album title. Artists: Music files are sorted by artist name. Folders: Music files in the selected folder are listed. 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 33: Inserting Batteries

    Insert the four supplied LR6 (size AA) batteries. Be sure to insert the batteries with the + and - ends in the right position. Close the battery compartment cover. Related Topic Selecting the type of batteries to use (Battery Setting) 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 34: Turning The Power On

    If you turn the power back on within 4 hours from your last power-off, the power will come on quickly. Related Topic Turning the power off Setting the time period before the linear PCM recorder goes into low power consumption mode (Auto Standby) 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 35: Turning The Power Off

    30 minutes, it will go into low power consumption mode. Related Topic Turning the power on Setting the time period before the linear PCM recorder goes into low power consumption mode (Auto Standby) 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 36: Making The Initial Settings

    Help Guide Linear PCM Recorder PCM-D10 Making the initial settings When you turn on your linear PCM recorder for the first time, the Configure Initial Settings screen appears on the display window. Make the initial settings, such as selecting the display language, setting the date and time, and turning on/off the beep sound.
  • Page 37 Setting the clock (Set Date/Time) Selecting the date display format (Date Display Format) Selecting the clock display format (Time Display) Turning the beep sound on or off (Beep) Display window while the HOME menu is displayed 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 38 Help Guide Linear PCM Recorder PCM-D10 Placing the linear PCM recorder into the HOLD state (HOLD) You can disable all the buttons (HOLD) on your linear PCM recorder in order to prevent unintentional operations while you carry around the linear PCM recorder.
  • Page 39 Releasing the linear PCM recorder from the HOLD state 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 40 Activate.] on the display window. Release the linear PCM recorder from the HOLD state before you use it. Slide the HOLD switch to [OFF]. Related Topic Placing the linear PCM recorder into the HOLD state (HOLD) 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 41 While taking the characteristics of the built-in microphones into consideration, adjust direction of the linear PCM recorder and the angle of the microphones. For the characteristics of the built-in microphones, see Adjusting the positioning and the input sensitivity of the built-in microphones. Related Topic Recording with the built-in microphones 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 42 Usually slide it to [0]. When recording loud sounds, slide it to [20]. For details, see Turning down the microphone volume at once (Microphone attenuation). Related Topic Positioning the linear PCM recorder Recording with the built-in microphones 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 43 PCM recorder and the microphones more precisely. This also prevents noise caused when holding the linear PCM recorder in your hand. If the attachment screw of your camera tripod does not fit the hole on the linear PCM recorder, use a screw adapter (commercially available). 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 44: Using The Wind Screen

    By fitting the wind screen to the built-in microphones, you can reduce noise caused by wind or breath that hits the microphones directly. Be sure to fit the wind screen so that the peak level indicators are covered. If the wind screen is not properly fit, it will produce no effect. 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 45 Help Guide Linear PCM Recorder PCM-D10 Recording with the built-in microphones You can record audio in the selected recording mode. Note If you accidentally touch your linear PCM recorder or let an object come in contact with it while recording is in progress, rustling or scratching noises may be recorded.
  • Page 46 Select the memory storage (the built-in memory or the SD card) and the storage folder where you want to store recorded files. To store recorded files on the SD card, you need to change the memory storage. While recording is on standby, select [Recording Folder] on the OPTION menu and then select [SD Card] on the Memory Selection screen before you start recording.
  • Page 47 To start recording, press REC PAUSE (or The pause for recording is released, and recording starts. While recording is in progress, appears on the display window. To stop recording, press STOP. [Saving...] and then the recording standby screen appear. Now you can press to play the file you have just recorded.
  • Page 48 Selecting a file About the peak level indicators indicating the recording volume levels 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 49 REC LEVEL dial. Related Topic Recording with the built-in microphones Positioning the linear PCM recorder Adjusting the positioning and the input sensitivity of the built-in microphones About the peak level indicators indicating the recording volume levels 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 50 Related Topic Recording with the built-in microphones Positioning the linear PCM recorder Adjusting the positioning and the input sensitivity of the built-in microphones About the peak level meters indicating the recording volume levels 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 51 Help Guide Linear PCM Recorder PCM-D10 Monitoring the recording audio It is recommended that you monitor the ongoing recording. You can monitor the ongoing recording by connecting headphones (not supplied) to the (headphones) jack. In addition, you can change the channel setting for audio output by pressing OUTPUT.
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  • Page 53 You can turn on the Cross-Memory REC function to automatically switch the file storage destination folder to the alternate memory storage and keep recording when the capacity of the built-in memory or the SD card is used up. Related Topic Recording with the built-in microphones Switching the memory storage to keep recording (Cross-Memory REC) 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 54 Hint For instructions on creating a new folder, see Creating a folder. Related Topic Using the SD card as a storage for recorded files Formatting the memory (Format Built-In Memory/Format SD Card) 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 55 Help Guide Linear PCM Recorder PCM-D10 Using the SD card as a storage for recorded files In addition to the built-in memory, you can record files on an SD card (not supplied). Make sure that no linear PCM recorder operations are in progress, and then open the cover of the SD card slot.
  • Page 56 To remove the SD card, make sure that [Please Wait] is not displayed on the display window, and then push the SD card into the recorder. When it pops out, remove it from the SD card slot. Related Topic Structure of folders and files Compatible SD cards Changing the memory storage and the storage folder for recorded files 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 57 Help Guide Linear PCM Recorder PCM-D10 Starting recording slightly in advance (PRE REC) The PRE REC function starts recording up to 5 seconds before you start recording. This function comes in handy when you do not want to miss the beginning of a sudden recording event, such as an interview or an outdoor recording.
  • Page 58 If you stop pre-recording without starting regular recording, the buffered in the recorder's memory during the pre-recording period will be cleared. Hint To cancel the PRE REC function, select [OFF] in step 2. 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 59 To continuously play the divided files recorded with the Cross-Memory REC function, select [Search by REC Date] when you select a file search category. The divided files will be displayed next to each other. Related Topic Using the SD card as a storage for recorded files 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 60 Help Guide Linear PCM Recorder PCM-D10 Recording with the external microphone connected to the MIC IN/LINE IN jack You can connect an external microphone (commercially available) to the MIC IN/LINE IN jack on the linear PCM recorder and use it for recording.
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  • Page 62 Help Guide Linear PCM Recorder PCM-D10 Recording with the external microphone connected to the XLR/TRS jack(s) You can connect an external microphone (commercially available) to the XLR/TRS jack(s) on the linear PCM recorder and use it for recording. Slide the phantom power switch(es) to [OFF].
  • Page 63 While the phantom power switch is placed in the [ON] position, the linear PCM recorder consumes more power. When you do not intend to use an external microphone with phantom power support, slide the switch to [OFF]. 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 64 Slide the MIC/LINE INPUT LEVEL or XLR/TRS INPUT LEVEL switch to [MIC]. Slide the MIC ATT switch to [20]. Related Topic Recording with the external microphone connected to the MIC IN/LINE IN jack Recording with the external microphone connected to the XLR/TRS jack(s) 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 65 Help Guide Linear PCM Recorder PCM-D10 Recording audio from the external device connected to the MIC IN/LINE IN jack through LINE input You can connect an external device such as a CD player, MD player, or DAT recorder to the linear PCM recorder and record its playback sound.
  • Page 66 The LIMITER and LCF(Low Cut) functions do not work for recording audio from the external device connected to the MIC IN/LINE IN jack through LINE input. 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 67 Follow steps 3 through 6 in Recording with the built-in microphones to start recording. Start playback on the external device. Press REC PAUSE (or ) where you want to start recording. The pause for recording is released, and recording starts. 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 68: Playing A File

    Help Guide Linear PCM Recorder PCM-D10 Playing a file You can connect headphones or earphones (not supplied) and select a file from the HOME menu for playback. Connect headphones or earphones (not supplied) to the (headphones) jack on the linear PCM recorder.
  • Page 69 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 linear PCM recorder that were copied from a computer 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 70: 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 While playback is on standby, you can press to select a file. By default, [ Recorded Files] has [FOLDER01]. 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 71 While playback is on standby or in progress, select [Track Mark List] on the OPTION menu, and then press Press to the desired track mark, and then press File playback starts from the selected track mark point. 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 72 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) Searching forward/backward (Cue/Review) 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 73 1.00 times - 0.25 times: FLAC files with the sampling frequency at 88.2 kHz or higher 2.00 times - 0.25 times: FLAC files with the sampling frequency below 88.2 kHz, LPCM files with the sampling frequency at 88.2 kHz or higher 3.00 times - 0.25 times: other than the above 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 75 To raise in pitch by a half step ( 1 to To lower in pitch by a half step ( 1 to By default, the musical pitch is set to [0]. Press 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 76: Description Of Menu Items

    You can adjust in 7 steps from -3 to +3. Note While playback is in progress with the built-in speaker, a Bluetooth audio device, or the external device connected to LINE OUT jack on the linear PCM recorder, the Equalizer function does not work. 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 77: Selecting The Playback Mode

    Plays the files in the specified range at random. Shuffle Repeat: Plays the files in the specified range repeatedly at random. Related Topic Specifying a segment of a file to play repeatedly (A-B repeat) Repeatedly playing the current file (Button-hold repeat playback) 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 78 To change the segment specified for the A-B repeat playback function, resume the normal playback and then repeat steps 1 and 2 once again. Related Topic Selecting the playback mode Repeatedly playing the current file (Button-hold repeat playback) 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 79 To cancel 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 linear PCM recorder is in a particular playback mode. Related Topic Specifying a segment of a file to play repeatedly (A-B repeat) 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 80 Selected Range: Plays all files that are contained in the folder (recording date, artist name, album title, etc.), including the current playing file. Selecting [ Selected Range] displays the folder icon on the playback screen. 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 81 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) 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 82 [30sec], [1min], [5min], or [10min]. Reverse Skip Time: Select a time period to skip backward when you press . Select [1sec], [3sec] (default setting), [5sec], [10sec], [30sec], [1min], [5min], or [10min]. Related Topic Searching forward/backward (Cue/Review) 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 83 Search and select a file. For instructions on searching a file, see Selecting a file. Press Playback starts. Note While audio is output through the audio cable connected to the LINE OUT jack, the Equalizer function does not work. 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 84 Auto Standby function to suit your needs. Hint Bluetooth wireless technology allows connection at distance of up to about 10 m (33 ft). However, the effective range may vary depending on obstructions (people, metals, wall, etc.) or signal status. 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 85 Help Guide Linear PCM Recorder PCM-D10 Registering (pairing) an audio device and establishing a Bluetooth connection To establish a wireless connection between Bluetooth audio devices for the first time, you need to have the devices registered with each other. This device registration process is called [pairing].
  • Page 86 Related Topic Establishing a Bluetooth connection with a registered (paired) Bluetooth audio device Establishing a Bluetooth connection with the one-touch operation (NFC connection) Changing the settings of the Bluetooth function Notes on the Bluetooth function 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 87 Help Guide Linear PCM Recorder PCM-D10 Establishing a Bluetooth connection with a registered (paired) Bluetooth audio device When your linear PCM recorder and a Bluetooth audio device are already registered (paired) with each other, you can simply establish a Bluetooth connection between the devices.
  • Page 88 Bluetooth] - [Bluetooth ON/OFF] from the HOME menu. Related Topic Registering (pairing) an audio device and establishing a Bluetooth connection Establishing a Bluetooth connection with the one-touch operation (NFC connection) Changing the settings of the Bluetooth function Notes on the Bluetooth function 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 89 Help Guide Linear PCM Recorder PCM-D10 Establishing a Bluetooth connection with the one-touch operation (NFC connection) You can register (pair) an NFC-compatible Bluetooth audio device and establish a Bluetooth connection with your linear PCM recorder by simply putting the recorder onto the device.
  • Page 90 Related Topic Changing the settings of the Bluetooth function Notes on the Bluetooth function 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 91 The mode selected for [Volume Control] will be enabled the next time a Bluetooth connection is established. Related Topic Registering (pairing) an audio device and establishing a Bluetooth connection Establishing a Bluetooth connection with a registered (paired) Bluetooth audio device Establishing a Bluetooth connection with the one-touch operation (NFC connection) 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 92: Disconnecting The Bluetooth Connection

    When the Bluetooth connection is disconnected, [Disconnected] appears on the display window of the linear PCM recorder. Related Topic Registering (pairing) an audio device and establishing a Bluetooth connection 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 93 Establishing a Bluetooth connection with the one-touch operation (NFC connection): Follow the steps in Establishing a Bluetooth connection with the one-touch operation (NFC connection). Related Topic Registering (pairing) an audio device and establishing a Bluetooth connection 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 94 PCM-D10 Viewing the Bluetooth information To view the information about the Bluetooth function, follow the step below: Select [ Bluetooth] - [Bluetooth Information] from the HOME menu of the linear PCM recorder, and then press 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 95: Notes On The Bluetooth Function

    Help Guide Linear PCM Recorder PCM-D10 Notes on the Bluetooth function Depending on the Bluetooth audio device connected with your linear PCM recorder, the communication environment, or the ambient conditions, you may hear noises or audio dropouts. To optimize the Bluetooth communications, observe the following.
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  • Page 97 Settings] - [Common Settings] - [Auto Standby] from the HOME menu, and then select the desired time period. For the Bluetooth settings on a smartphone, refer to the manual supplied with the smartphone. Related Topic Viewing the Bluetooth information Notes on the Bluetooth function 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 98 If the smartphone does not have the NFC function, see Establishing a Bluetooth connection between the smartphone and the linear PCM recorder. If the smartphone has the NFC function, see Establishing a Bluetooth connection with the one-touch operation (NFC connection). 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 99 Start REC Remote. Tap [Pair from Bluetooth Settings] on the [Add device] screen and follow the on-screen instructions. Search for [PCM-D10] on the Bluetooth settings screen and add your linear PCM recorder for Bluetooth pairing with the smartphone. Use the back button to display the [Add device] screen, and then select [PCM-D10].
  • Page 100 PCM recorder, delete the information and make device registration (pairing) once again. Hint If [PCM-D10] is not displayed on the Bluetooth settings screen of the Android smartphone, select [Search for devices] at the bottom of the screen.
  • Page 101 Help Guide Linear PCM Recorder PCM-D10 Establishing a Bluetooth connection with the one-touch operation (NFC connection) If a smartphone has the NFC function, follow the steps below to establish a Bluetooth connection between the smartphone and your linear PCM recorder.
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  • Page 103 Note REC Remote is not capable of adjusting the recording volume of your linear PCM recorder. Before recording, be sure to make a trial recording and adjust the recording volume on the linear PCM recorder. 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 104 When the Bluetooth connection is disconnected, [Disconnected] appears on the display window of the linear PCM recorder. Related Topic Establishing a Bluetooth connection between the smartphone and the linear PCM recorder 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 105 [Establishing a Bluetooth connection with the one-touch operation (NFC connection)]: Follow the steps in Establishing a Bluetooth connection with the one-touch operation (NFC connection) all over again. Related Topic Establishing a Bluetooth connection between the smartphone and the linear PCM recorder 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 106 Select [ Bluetooth] - [Bluetooth ON/OFF] - [ON] from the HOME menu of the linear PCM recorder, and then press On the iPhone, select [PCM-D10] on the Bluetooth settings screen. On the iPhone, start REC Remote. Related Topic Establishing a Bluetooth connection between the smartphone and the linear PCM recorder...
  • Page 107: Deleting A File

    Help Guide Linear PCM Recorder PCM-D10 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?] appears and the specified file plays for confirmation.
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  • Page 109 You cannot delete a protected file. To delete a protected file, remove the protection from the file first, then delete the file. For instructions on removing protection, see Protecting a file. Hint To cancel the deleting process, select [No] in step 5, and then press Related Topic Deleting a file Deleting a folder 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 110: Deleting A Folder

    Help Guide Linear PCM Recorder PCM-D10 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 then press Press to select the desired folder.
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  • Page 112: Moving A File To A Different Folder

    You cannot move a protected file. To move the file, remove the protection first, and then move the file. For instructions on removing protection, see Protecting a file. You cannot move music files. Related Topic Selecting a file Copying a file to a different folder 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 113: Copying A File To A Different Folder

    [Please Wait] appears and the file will be copied from the source folder to the destination folder with the same name. Note You cannot copy music files. Related Topic Selecting a file Moving a file to a different folder 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 114: Creating A Folder

    Select [Create Folder] on the OPTION menu, 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]. 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 115: Adding A Track Mark

    Help Guide Linear PCM Recorder PCM-D10 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 116 Deleting a track mark 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 117 While the Auto Track Marks function is turned on, you can still press T-MARK during recording to add a track mark at any point. Related Topic Adding a track mark Deleting a track mark Locating a playback point with the track mark list (Track Mark List) 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 118 Help Guide Linear PCM Recorder PCM-D10 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 119 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 120 You cannot delete track marks while recording is on standby. Use the HOME menu to select the file containing the track mark that you want to delete. Hint To cancel the deleting process, select [No] in step 3, and then press Related Topic Selecting a file Deleting a track mark 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 121 Help Guide Linear PCM Recorder PCM-D10 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 122 On your linear PCM recorder, you cannot combine divided files. [SOUND FORGE Audio Studio 12] is capable of dividing and combining files. Related Topic Selecting a file Dividing a file at all the track mark points 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 123 Help Guide Linear PCM Recorder PCM-D10 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. While playback is on standby, select [Divide] - [At All Track Marks] from the OPTION menu, and then press [Divide at All Track Marks?] appears on the display window.
  • Page 124 Track marks located near the beginning and end of the source file may not be used for dividing and remain in the divided files. Related Topic Selecting a file Dividing a file at the current playback point 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 125: Changing A Folder Name

    Help Guide Linear PCM Recorder PCM-D10 Changing a folder name You can change the name of the folders for storing the files you record with your linear PCM recorder by selecting a folder name from the template. Select [ Recorded Files] on the HOME menu, and then press Press to select [Folders].
  • Page 126 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 127: Changing A File Name

    Protecting a file. You cannot change the name of files in [ Music]. You can also change the folder or file name to an arbitrary name by using a computer. Related Topic Changing a folder name 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 128: Protecting A File

    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 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 129: Recording Settings

    Help Guide Linear PCM Recorder PCM-D10 List of the Settings menu items The following lists the Settings menu items on the HOME menu. Recording Settings Recording Folder: Changing the memory storage and the storage folder for recorded files Create Folder:...
  • Page 130: Common Settings

    Formatting the memory (Format Built-In Memory/Format SD Card) Available Rec. Time: Checking the remaining recordable time (Available Rec. Time) System Information: Checking the information about the linear PCM recorder (System Information) Related Topic Using the HOME menu 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 131: Description Of Menu Items

    Help Guide Linear PCM Recorder PCM-D10 Selecting the recording mode (REC Mode) You can set the recording mode for audio recordings. Set this menu item before you start recording. Select [ Settings] - [Recording Settings] - [REC Mode] from the HOME menu, and then press...
  • Page 132 44.1 kHz is equivalent to that of a CD, 48 kHz is equivalent to that of a DAT, and 96 kHz is equivalent to DVD Audio. Quantifying bit number is a value that represents the volume of data for 1 second of audio. The larger the bit number, the larger the volume of data and the better the sound quality. 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 133 To return to the screen before you displayed the HOME menu, press STOP. Description of menu items You can select one of the following items: Stereo: The input sound is recorded in stereo (default setting). Monaural (L): The input sound is recorded in monaural. 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 134 You can select one of the following items: Auto: The peak value will be reset periodically (default setting). Manual: The peak value is maintained and displayed until you stop recording or execute [Reset Peak Data]. 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 135 To cancel the LCF(Low Cut) function setup process, select [OFF] in step 2. The [On (75Hz)] filter may slightly affect the recorded sound quality. If you find that the setting is not effective enough, try [On (150Hz)]. 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 136 0 dB. In recordings where over-input occurs periodically, the recording volume may be changed so frequently that it disturbs you. If this occurs, try a longer recovery time setting. 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 137 To return to the screen before you displayed the HOME menu, press STOP. Description of menu items You can select one of the following items: Turns on the High S/N Mode function. OFF: Turns off the High S/N Mode function (default setting). 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 138 To return to the screen before you displayed the HOME menu, press STOP. Description of menu items You can select one of the following items: Turns on the Plug In Power function. OFF: Turns off the Plug In Power function (default setting). 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 139 REC PAUSE, and peak level indicators light or flash according to linear PCM recorder operations (default setting). OFF: REC, REC PAUSE, and peak level indicators stay unlit during linear PCM recorder operations. Note The Phantom power indicator does not go out even while [LED] is set to [OFF]. 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 140 The backlit lights for 20 seconds when you operate your linear PCM recorder (default setting). 1min: The backlit lights for 1 minute when you operate your linear PCM recorder. Always-ON: The backlight stays lit. Note When [Always-ON] is selected, the battery quickly runs out of power. 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 141 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. 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 142: Selecting The Display Language (Language)

    Depending on the country or region of your purchase, [Language] may not available for selection under [Common Settings]. Even when it is available, the number of available languages and the default language depend on the country or region. 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 143 Display Format) on the Settings menu. In addition, the default date display format depends on the country or region of your purchase. Related Topic Placing the linear PCM recorder into the HOLD state (HOLD) Selecting the date display format (Date Display Format) Selecting the clock display format (Time Display) 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 144 The date appears in the date/month/year format. Note The default setting differs depending on the area you purchased your linear PCM recorder. Related Topic Setting the clock (Set Date/Time) Selecting the clock display format (Time Display) 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 145 00:00 = midnight, 12:00 = noon Note The default setting differs depending on the country or region of your purchase. Related Topic Setting the clock (Set Date/Time) Selecting the date display format (Date Display Format) 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 146 Bluetooth connection is disconnected. To avoid this, change the time period for the Auto Standby function to suit your needs. Related Topic Turning the power on Releasing the linear PCM recorder from the HOLD state 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 147 To return to the screen before you displayed the HOME menu, press STOP. Description of menu items You can select one of the following items: Alkaline Battery: Select this option to use alkaline batteries (default setting). NiMH Battery: Select this option to use rechargeable NiMH batteries. 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 148 Help Guide Linear PCM Recorder PCM-D10 Registering a function to the custom key (C1/C2) (Custom Key Settings) By registering a frequently-used function to the custom key (C1/C2), you can simply press the custom button to quickly execute the registered function or display the settings screen.
  • Page 149 LCF(Low Cut) LIMITER High S/N Mode PRE REC Equalizer Key Change Easy Search Play Mode Playback Range Protect Delete File Information 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 150 Depending on the country or region of your purchase, [Language] may not available for selection under [Common Settings]. Even when it is available, the number of available languages and the default language depend on the country or region. Hint To cancel the resetting process, select [No] in step 2. 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 151 Be aware that formatting the built-in memory or the SD card will delete all of the stored data, including protected files, and you will not be able to restore anything after the formatting process. Hint To cancel the formatting process, select [No] in step 2. 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 152 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. 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 153 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. 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 154 [Connecting] appears on the display window of the linear PCM recorder. Note You cannot charge the rechargeable batteries in your linear PCM recorder by connecting it with a computer. Related Topic Disconnecting the linear PCM recorder from the computer 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 155 Disconnect the supplied USB Type-C cable from the USB port on the computer and the USB Type-C port on the linear PCM recorder. Hint For details on disconnecting a USB device from the computer, refer to the manual supplied with the computer. Related Topic Connecting the linear PCM recorder to a computer 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 156: Structure Of Folders And Files

    Help Guide Linear PCM Recorder PCM-D10 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 linear PCM recorder or on the SD card. Connect the linear PCM recorder to the computer and use the Explorer (Windows) or the Finder (Mac) to open [PCMRECORDER] or [MEMORY CARD].
  • Page 157 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. 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 158 To copy a file or folder (drag and drop), click and hold the file or folder ( ), drag ( ), and then drop ( A: PCMRECORDER or MEMORY CARD B: Computer Related Topic Connecting the linear PCM recorder to a computer Disconnecting the linear PCM recorder from the computer 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 159 SD card all together in total. Disconnect the linear PCM recorder from the computer. Related Topic Technical specifications Connecting the linear PCM recorder to a computer Disconnecting the linear PCM recorder from the computer 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 160 MUSIC folder. For instructions on selecting a file, see Selecting a file. Press to start playback. Press STOP to stop playback. Related Topic Display window while playback is in progress Technical specifications 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 161 You can connect your linear PCM recorder to a computer and use it as a USB storage device. To use the linear PCM recorder as a USB storage device, you need a computer that meets the system requirements. For more information, see System requirements. 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 162: Compatible Sd Cards

    Successful operations with all types of supported SD cards are not guaranteed. While recording or playback is in progress, do not remove/insert the SD card, remove the batteries, or disconnect/connect the USB Type- C cable. Doing so may corrupt the data. 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 163: System Requirements

    For the latest information on the supported operating systems, visit our support home page (see Customer support websites). Hardware requirements Port: USB port Optical disc drive: To create a music CD, you need a CD-R/RW drive. 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 164: Technical Specifications

    Help Guide Linear PCM Recorder PCM-D10 Technical specifications Specifications 16 GB (Approx. 12.80 GB = 13,743,895,347 Byte) Capacity (User available capacity) (*1) (*2) Maximum number of recorded files (for a folder) 199 files Maximum number of files (including those stored...
  • Page 165 File extension: .wma AAC-LC (*3) (*6) Bit rate: 16 kbps - 320 kbps (Supports variable bit rate (VBR)) Sampling frequencies: 11.025/12/16/22.05/24/32/44.1/48 kHz File extension: .m4a LPCM (*3) Quantization bit rate: 24 bit Sampling frequencies: 192/176.4/96/88.2/48/44.1 kHz File extension: .wav LPCM (*3) Quantization bit rate: 16 bit Sampling frequencies: 192/176.4/96/88.2/48/44.1/22.05 kHz File extension: .wav...
  • Page 166 Maximum communication range (*9): approx. 10 m (33 ft) (line of sight range) Frequency band: 2.4 GHz band (2.4000 GHz - 2.4835 GHz) Modulation method: FHSS Compatible Bluetooth profiles (*10): SPP 1.2 (Serial Port Profile) A2DP 1.3 (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile) AVRCP 1.3 (Audio Video Remote Control Profile) Maximum number of devices that can be registered: 8 (total number of the device with REC Remote installed and audio...
  • Page 167: Power Requirements

    Varies depending on the communication conditions. A Bluetooth profile is a specification that standardizes features of individual characteristics of the Bluetooth device. Audio compression conversion method Design and specifications are subject to change without notice. 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 168: Maximum Recordable Time

    Help Guide Linear PCM Recorder PCM-D10 Maximum recordable time The following lists the maximum recordable time (*1) (*2) per memory by recording mode. The maximum recordable time is estimated, provided that all the folders in the memory are used. Built-in memory...
  • Page 169 If the file size reaches the maximum limit (4 GB for an LPCM file, and 1 GB for an MP3 file) during recording, the file will be divided due to system limitations. 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 170 The following lists the maximum playback time of a music file and the number of music files (*) by bit rate. Bit rate Playback time Number of files 128 kbps 238 hours 3,570 files 256 kbps 119 hours 1,785 files Provided that MP3 files of 4 minutes each are transferred to the linear PCM recorder. 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 171: Battery Life

    Help Guide Linear PCM Recorder PCM-D10 Battery life The following lists the battery life(*) for alkaline batteries by file format. When using alkaline batteries (Continuous using of Sony alkaline battery LR6(SG)) Recording Playback (Phantom power for Playback Recording Playback Recording...
  • Page 172 The BLUETOOTH® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Sony Corporation is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners. Sound Forge Audio Studio 12 is a registered trademark of MAGIX Software GmbH.
  • Page 173 All other trademarks and registered trademarks are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. Furthermore, “™” and “®” are not mentioned in each case in this Help Guide. 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 174: Customer Support Websites

    Please access the following support home page to get the support information about your linear PCM recorder: For customers in the U.S.A.: https://www.sony.com/recordersupport For customers in Canada: https://www.sony.ca/ElectronicsSupport For customers in China: https://www.sony-asia.com/support For customers in other countries/regions: https://www.sony-asia.com/support Note that recorded files may be deleted during service or repair services. 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 175: Troubleshooting

    For details on the operation of SOUND FORGE Audio Studio 12, refer to the SOUND FORGE Audio Studio 12 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 linear PCM recorder: For customers in the U.S.A.:...
  • Page 176 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. 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 177 A noise may be recorded if the plug for the headphones or earphones through which you are listening is dirty. Clean the plug. For details on how to clean the external microphone, refer to the operating instructions supplied with it. 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 178 If you place the headphones extremely close to the built-in microphones while monitoring the ongoing recording, howling noises (acoustic feedback) may occur. Turn down the headphone volume or move the headphones away from the built-in microphones. 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 179 Your linear PCM recorder is placed in the HOLD state. Slide the HOLD switch to [OFF]. Related Topic Inserting batteries Turning the power on Parts and controls Releasing the linear PCM recorder from the HOLD state 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 180 Related Topic Turning the power off Setting the time period before the linear PCM recorder goes into low power consumption mode (Auto Standby) Battery life 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 181 You may have formatted the built-in memory of your linear PCM recorder with a computer. Be sure to use the linear PCM recorder for formatting. Related Topic Formatting the memory (Format Built-In Memory/Format SD Card) 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 182 Help Guide Linear PCM Recorder PCM-D10 The indicators do not light or flash. [LED] is set to [OFF]. Set [LED] to [ON]. Related Topic Turning the indicators on or off (LED) 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 183 [ON]. Related Topic Checking the remaining recordable time (Available Rec. Time) Recording with the built-in microphones Supplying power to the connected microphone from the linear PCM recorder (Plug In Power) 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 184 The SD card is not selected as the memory storage for recoded files. The write-protect switch on the SD card is placed in the [LOCK] position. Release the write-protect setting. Related Topic Changing the memory storage and the storage folder for recorded files 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 185 [MIC]. When using the connected external device for recording, slide the switch to [LINE]. If a recording starts but no playback sounds are heard, the recording volume may be too low. Turn the REC LEVEL dial to adjust the recording volume. 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 186 Recording with the external microphone connected to the MIC IN/LINE IN jack Recording with the external microphone connected to the XLR/TRS jack(s) Recording with the built-in microphones Turning down the microphone volume at once (Microphone attenuation) 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 187 A device is connected to the headphones or LINE OUT jack. Remove the device. While the linear PCM recorder is connected with a Bluetooth audio device, no sound comes out from the built-in speaker. Disconnect the Bluetooth connection. 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 188 Linear PCM Recorder PCM-D10 No sound comes out from the connected headphones. While the linear PCM recorder is connected with a Bluetooth audio device, no sound comes out from the connected headphones. Disconnect the Bluetooth connection. 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 189 Unplug the device from the LINE OUT jack. You cannot monitor the recording in progress on the linear PCM recorder through the Bluetooth audio device. Use the headphones connected to the (headphones) jack on the linear PCM recorder for monitoring. 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 190 Some Bluetooth audio devices do not support volume operations in Standard mode. Disconnect the Bluetooth connection. Select [ Bluetooth] - [Audio Device] - [Volume Control] - [Enhanced Mode] from the HOME menu on the linear PCM recorder, establish a Bluetooth connection with the device, and then change the volume. 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 191 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. 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 192 The Equalizer function works only for playback with headphones. It does not work while playback is in progress with the built-in speaker, a Bluetooth audio device, or the external device connected to LINE OUT jack on the linear PCM recorder. 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 193 The DPC(Speed Control) setting is set to [ON], and you have changed the playback speed. Set the DPC(Speed Control) setting to [OFF], or change the playback speed to normal. Related Topic Adjusting the playback speed – the DPC(Speed Control) function 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 194 Help Guide Linear PCM Recorder PCM-D10 You cannot play a file. Files other than those the linear PCM recorder supports may not be played back. For details, see the specifications of the linear PCM recorder. 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 195 Mac Finder and remove the check for [Locked] under [GetInfo] of [File]. The remaining battery power is insufficient. Replace the batteries with new ones. The file is protected. Remove the protection from the file. Related Topic Inserting batteries Protecting a file 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 196 You cannot divide files other than those recorded by the linear PCM recorder (e.g. a file transferred from a computer). While playback of a file is in progress, you cannot divide the file. You cannot divide a protected file. Related Topic Deleting a file 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 197 PCM-D10 You cannot move a file. You cannot move a protected file. You cannot move files in [ Music] to another folder in the built-in memory or the SD card. Related Topic Protecting a file 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 198 Linear PCM Recorder PCM-D10 You cannot copy a file to a different folder. You cannot copy a protected file. You cannot copy files in [ Music] to another folder in the built-in memory or the SD card. 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 199 Help Guide Linear PCM Recorder PCM-D10 Track marks are not detected. Your linear PCM recorder may fail to detect the track marks that are added by any linear PCM recorder model other than PCM-D10. 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 200 If you have created a folder or file on the computer, your linear PCM recorder may fail to detect it depending on where you created it. For more information, see Structure of folders and files. 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 201 PCM-D10 The recording date of a file appears as [--y--m--d--:--]. The file may have been recorded by a model of the linear PCM recorder other than PCM-D10. The date and time recording format varies depending on the model. 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 202 Help Guide Linear PCM Recorder PCM-D10 There are fewer menu items on the OPTION menu. Some menu items are not displayed during playback or recording. 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 203 A folder or file name appears in unreadable characters. Some characters you use on Windows Explorer or Mac Finder are not supported by your linear PCM recorder. Folder and file names containing such characters appear in unreadable characters on the linear PCM recorder. 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 204 If the linear PCM recorder is required to process a large amount of data, the message may be displayed for an extended period of time. This is not a malfunction of the linear PCM recorder. Wait until the message disappears. In this case, do not remove the batteries. 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 205 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 SD card or a computer and delete the files. Related Topic Deleting a file 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 206 With the built-in memory and the SD card, your linear PCM 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 SD card or a computer and delete the files. Related Topic Deleting a file 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 207 Remove the SD card and insert it in the correct orientation. You may have formatted the SD card with a device other than your linear PCM recorder, such as a computer. Be sure to use the linear PCM recorder for formatting SD cards. 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 208 Help Guide Linear PCM Recorder PCM-D10 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. 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 209 Your linear PCM recorder may not be detected by the computer, depending on the USB port. Try another USB port on the computer. Related Topic Connecting the linear PCM recorder to a computer Disconnecting the linear PCM recorder from the computer System requirements 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 210 If you have created a folder or file on the computer, your linear PCM recorder may fail to detect it depending on where you created it. For more information, see Structure of folders and files. Related Topic Technical specifications 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 211: The Computer Does Not Start

    If you start the computer with your linear PCM recorder connected to the computer, the computer may freeze or may not start properly. Disconnect the linear PCM recorder from the computer and start the computer once again. Related Topic Disconnecting the linear PCM recorder from the computer 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 212 You cannot make device registration (pairing) between the linear PCM recorder and the other device. Your linear PCM recorder and the other device are too apart from each other. Bring them closer (within 1 meter (3.3 ft) from each other) and try it once again. 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 213 PCM recorder and the Bluetooth audio device are separated by a long distance, an attempt to establish a Bluetooth connection may fail or the established Bluetooth connection may be disconnected. Use them in a close vicinity. Related Topic Registering (pairing) an audio device and establishing a Bluetooth connection 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 214 While a recording process is in progress (recording is in progress or paused or the linear PCM recorder is paused for recording), you cannot establish a connection with the one-touch operation. Before establishing the connection, make sure that recording is on standby. 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 215 Depending on the connected Bluetooth audio device, volume control in Standard Mode may not be supported. Disconnect the Bluetooth connection and select [ Bluetooth] - [Audio Device] - [Volume Control] - [Enhanced Mode] from the HOME menu. Then, re-establish the Bluetooth connection and control the volume once again. 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 216 You cannot make device registration (pairing) between the linear PCM recorder and the other device. Your linear PCM recorder and the other device are too apart from each other. Bring them closer (within 1 meter (3.3 ft) from each other) and try it once again. 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 217 Your linear PCM recorder and the other device are too apart from each other. Bring them closer. When the linear PCM recorder and the other device are separated by a long distance, an attempt to establish a Bluetooth connection may fail or the established Bluetooth connection may be disconnected. Use them in a close vicinity. 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 218 While a recording process is in progress (recording is in progress or paused or the linear PCM recorder is paused for recording), you cannot establish a connection with the one-touch operation. Before establishing the connection, make sure that recording is on standby. 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 219: List Of Messages

    Help Guide Linear PCM Recorder PCM-D10 List of messages HOLD... Slide HOLD Switch to Activate. All the buttons are disabled because your linear PCM recorder is in the HOLD state to prevent unintentional operations. Slide the HOLD switch to [OFF] to release the linear PCM recorder from the HOLD state.
  • Page 220 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 221 The file you selected is protected or [read-only]. You cannot delete the file. Use your linear PCM recorder to remove the protection from the file, or use a computer to clear the read-only property. (See Protecting a file.) Protected Files Not Deleted The file you selected is protected or [read-only].
  • Page 222: System Error

    System Error A system error was detected for some reason. Remove the batteries from the linear PCM recorder, insert them back in place, and then turn the power back on. If the error persists, consult your nearest Sony dealer. (See Customer support websites.)
  • Page 223 A change that requires re-connection was made to the settings while the linear PCM recorder was connected with a Bluetooth audio device. To enable the settings, disconnect the Bluetooth connection, and then establish a Bluetooth connection once again. 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 224: System Limitations

    This may occur in some files. The remaining recording time decreases when you divide a file. Your linear PCM recorder uses some memory space for managing divided files, resulting in a decrease in the remaining recordable time. 4-744-529-11(2) Copyright 2018 Sony Corporation...