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    * 2 6 3 8 5 0 9 1 1 Printed in Malaysia Portable MD Recorder “WALKMAN” is a registered trademark of Sony Corporation to represent Headphone Stereo products. is a trademark of Sony Corporation. © 2005 Sony Corporation 2-638-509-11(1)

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    Record the serial number in the space provided below. Refer to them whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product. Model No. MZ-M100 Serial No.

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    Declaration of Conformity Trade Name: SONY Model No.: MZ-M100 Responsible Party: Sony Electronics Inc. Address: 16450 W. Bernardo Dr, San Diego, CA 92127 USA Telephone No.: 858-942-2230 This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to...

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    • In no event will SONY be liable for any financial damage or loss of profits, including claims made by third parties, arising out of the use of the software supplied with this recorder.

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    “ Memory Stick , Hi-MD, Net MD, “ ” ATRAC, ATRAC3, ATRAC3plus and their logos are trademarks of Sony Corporation. • Microsoft, Windows, Windows NT and Windows Media are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and /or other countries.

  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents About available functions and supplied manuals ... 10 Recorder Operation Looking at controls ... 14 Getting started ... 17 Recording a disc right away! ... 21 Playing a disc right away! ... 25 Using menus ... 27 How to use the menu items ...27 List of menus ...28 Various ways of recording ...

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    Editing recorded tracks ... 46 Before editing ...46 Adding titles (Title Input) ...46 Assigning tracks or groups as a new group (Group Set) ...49 Releasing a group setting (Group Release) ...50 Moving recorded tracks or groups (Move) ...51 Erasing tracks and the entire disc (Erase) ...52 Dividing a track (Divide) ...54 Combining tracks (Combine) ...55 Formatting the disc (Format) ...56...

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    Software Operation What you can do with SonicStage/MD Simple Burner ... 90 Installing ... 92 Providing the required system environment ...92 Installing the software onto your computer ...93 Using SonicStage ... 95 Importing audio data ...95 Transferring audio data from your computer to the MD Walkman ...97 Transferring back audio data from the MD Walkman to your computer ...99 Writing audio data to a CD-R/CD-RW disc ...102 Using SonicStage Help ...104...

  • Page 10: About Available Functions And Supplied Manuals

    About available functions and supplied manuals This section explains the functions of this portable MiniDisc recorder and the manuals that have been supplied with it. Please refer to the manual that applies to each use of the recorder. Learning more about Hi-MD “Hi-MD”...

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    Using the recorder while it is connected to a computer (Windows) The supplied SonicStage software allows you to transfer audio data between the recorder and the computer. The supplied MD Simple Burner software allows you to record audio data to the recorder. Audio CDs Internet Music files...

  • Page 12: Checking The Supplied Accessories

    Checking the supplied accessories AC power adaptor (1) Stereo microphone (1) Battery carrying case (1) Optical cable (except for the North American model) (1) Clamp filters (small-size) for the North American and Chinese models (1) • • for the European, Australian, Hong Kong and Korean models (2) CD-ROM (SonicStage/MD Simple Burner/Hi-MD WAV Importer for Mac) (1)* Carrying pouch (1) * Do not play a CD-ROM on an audio CD player.

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    How to use the supplied clamp filters When using the recorder connected to the computer, make sure to attach the clamp filters in the way described. (You must attach a clamp filter to comply with the applicable EMC standards.) It is unnecessary to attach the clamp filters if you use the unit without connecting it to the computer.

  • Page 14: Looking At Controls

    Looking at controls The recorder A MIC (PLUG IN POWER) jack B LINE IN (OPT) jack C HOLD switch Slide the switch in the direction of the arrow to disable the buttons on the recorder. To prevent the buttons from being accidentally operated when you carry the recorder, use this function.

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    The display window of the recorder A Operating condition indication display area Displays the indications of each operating condition. x: stop N: play X: pause m: fast rewind M: fast forward ., >: AMS : record/record pause B Selected operating condition display area Displays the operating mode, play mode, or selected menu item, etc.

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    The earphones with a remote control A VOL (volume) +, – control B HOLD switch Slide the switch in the direction of the arrow to disable the buttons on the remote control. To prevent the buttons from being accidentally operated when you carry the recorder, use this function.

  • Page 17: Getting Started

    Getting started Charge the rechargeable battery before using. Insert the rechargeable battery. Slide OPEN to open the battery compartment lid. Charging the rechargeable battery. Connect the AC power adaptor to DC IN 3V on the recorder and the AC power adaptor to a wall outlet.

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    • If the display disappears after a short time, the rechargeable battery is sufficiently charged. Using the alkaline dry battery for extended operation 1 Attach the dry battery case to the recorder. Rear of the recorder Make connections. Connect the earphones with the remote control to i. •...

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    Unlock the control. Slide HOLD to the opposite direction of the arrow (.) on the recorder or the remote control to unlock the controls. HOLD For models supplied with the AC plug adaptor If the AC power adaptor does not fit the wall outlet, use the AC plug adaptor.

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    Measured in accordance with the JEITA (Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association) standard. When using a 100% fully charged nickel metal hydride rechargeable battery When using a Sony LR6 (size AA) alkaline dry battery (produced in Japan) When playing continuously in Hi-MD mode Disc type...

  • Page 21: Recording A Disc Right Away

    Recording a disc right away! This section explains the basic procedure for making digital recordings using an optical cable connected to a CD player, Digital TV or other digital equipment. Make sure to use the optical cable. Note Recording cannot be done in MD mode when you record directly with this recorder without using a Windows computer.

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    Insert a recordable disc. Slide OPEN to open the lid. Confirm the operation mode. This recorder has two operation modes, “Hi-MD mode” and “MD mode”. The operation mode is automatically recognized whenever the disc is inserted. After you insert a disc, check the operation mode on the display window of the recorder.

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    Record a disc. Select and pause the sound source to be recorded. Connected component While the recorder is stopped, press the jog dial (N/ENT) while pressing REC(+N)/T MARK. “REC” lights up and recording starts. Stop Pause Remove the disc A track mark is added at the point where you press the remainder of the track will be counted as a new track.

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    Notes • When you record on a 1GB Hi-MD disc, connect the AC power adaptor to the recorder, charge the rechargeable battery fully (battery level indication shows alkaline dry battery (battery level indication shows ). When you attempt to start recording on a 1GB Hi-MD disc, “NOT ENOUGH POWER TO REC”...

  • Page 25: Playing A Disc Right Away

    Playing a disc right away! Insert a recorded disc. Slide OPEN to open the lid. Play a disc. Press the jog dial (N/ENT) on the recorder. Press NX on the remote control. VOL +, – Jog dial (NENT) ., > To stop play, press x.

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    Stop Pause Select a track directly viewing track number or name Find the beginning of the current track or the previous track Find the beginning of the next track Go backwards or forward Cue to the next or previous group while playing a track in a group (Group skip) Start with the first track...

  • Page 27: Using Menus

    Using menus How to use the menu items The recorder has many menus with useful functions for recording, playback, editing, etc. To set the menu items, do the following procedure. If you are doing a menu operation for the first time after purchasing the recorder, “Menu Mode”...

  • Page 28: List Of Menus

    List of menus The following table shows the menu items that you can select. Menu items can be set with the recorder only. Items listed under “Menu 1” are the selectable items which appear when you enter the menu, and items listed under “Menu 2” are the selectable items which appear when you select an item in Menu 1.

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    Menu 1 Menu 2 REC Settings REC Mode REC Level* MIC AGC* MIC Sens* Time Mark* Group REC* SYNC REC* File List — Option Menu Mode AVLS* Beep* EL Light Disc Memory* Quick Mode* Disc Mode Jog Dial* Language Function Selects the recording mode (PCM, Hi- SP or Hi-LP).

  • Page 30: Various Ways Of Recording

    Various ways of recording Before recording About the operation mode This recorder has two operation modes, “Hi-MD mode” and “MD mode”. The operation mode is automatically recognized whenever the disc is inserted. After you insert a disc, check the operation mode on the display window of the recorder.

  • Page 31: Viewing Various Information

    Viewing various information You can check the remaining time, track number, etc. when recording or during stop. Enter the menu and select “Display”. Turn the jog dial to select the information you want, and then press the jog dial to enter the selection. Each turn selects the menu item as follows: While the recorder is stopped:...

  • Page 32: Recording From A Microphone

    All Remain Track number Group number Elapsed time Disc name Remaining time after the current location on the disc and number of tracks after the current track Appears when the Main play mode is set to “Group Play”. If the case of an MP3 track that supports VBR (Variable Bit Rate), the bit rate that appears here may not match the one displayed by the SonicStage software.

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    Turn the jog dial to select “Sens High” or “Sens Low”, and then press the jog dial to enter the selection. Sens High: When recording a soft sound or a sound with a normal volume. Sens Low: When recording with a loud or close-range sounds, such as those during an oral recording or a music concert.

  • Page 34: Recording From A Tv Or Radio (analog Recording)

    Recording from a TV or radio (Analog Recording) This section explains how to record from equipment with analog output, such as a cassette recorder, radio, or TV. To LINE OUT jacks, etc. (white) (red) Line cable RK-G129, RK-G136, etc. To LINE IN (OPT) Make connections.

  • Page 35: Adjusting The Recording Level Manually

    Recording Display Recording time mode Hi-LP Hi-LP • Approx. 10 hours and 10 min. on an 80-minute standard disc • Approx. 34 hours on a 1GB Hi-MD disc Audio components that support the linearPCM, Hi-SP and Hi-LP mode are indicated by the logo mark.

  • Page 36: Adding Track Marks While Recording

    Adding track marks while recording You can add track marks (track number) while recording to divide the material into separate parts, that allow you to go to specific track quickly and easily. Jog dial Adding track marks manually While the recorder is recording, press REC(+N)/T MARK at the point you want to add a track mark.

  • Page 37: Recording Without Creating A New Group

    Recording without creating a new group The recorder is factory set to automatically create a new group for each recording. To record without creating a new group, set the recorder as follows. While the recorder is stopped, enter the menu and select “REC Settings” - “Group REC”...

  • Page 38: To Start/stop Recording In Sync With The Sound Source (synchro-recording)

    To start/stop recording in sync with the sound source (Synchro-recording) When making a digital recording (e.g., from a CD), this function automatically starts and stops the recorder in synchronization with the sound source. This eliminates the need for separate operation of the recorder and the sound source.

  • Page 39: Various Ways Of Playback

    Various ways of playback Viewing various information You can check the track name, disc name, etc. during playback. Enter the menu and select “Display”. Turn the jog dial to select the information you want, and then press the jog dial to enter the selection. Each turn selects the display as follows.

  • Page 40: Selecting The Play Mode

    Selecting the play mode You can listen to tracks in various play modes. The play mode can consist of a combination of Main play mode, Sub play mode and Repeat play. • Main play mode: selects the playback unit, such as tracks or groups Sub play mode: selects the type of play •...

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    Listening to tracks by a specific artist (Artist Play) (in Hi-MD mode only) If the track data includes the artist name, you can listen to tracks by a specific artist only. Do step 1 and select “Artist Play” in step 2 of “Playing tracks in Main play mode”...

  • Page 42: Playing Tracks Repeatedly

    Turn the jog dial to select a track, and then press the jog dial to enter the selection. To erase bookmarks While playing the track for which you want to erase the bookmark, press the jog dial for 2 seconds or more. Playing tracks in Sub play mode By specifying Sub play modes, you can...

  • Page 43: Searching For A Track (search)

    To cancel Repeat Play Select “Off” in step 2. Searching for a track (Search) You can easily search for a track by track name, group name, artist name, or album name. Press SEARCH. Turn the jog dial to select the item you want to use for searching, and then press the jog dial to enter.

  • Page 44: Selecting The Sound Quality (6-band Equalizer)

    Notes • After step 4, Bookmark play is canceled. • After step 4, A-B Repeat play is canceled. • During a search, unlabeled tracks appear at the end of each list. • During a search, ungrouped tracks are placed together as “Group - -” and appear at the end of the list of groups.

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    To cancel the setting Select “Normal” in step 1. To modify and store the sound (For models except European models) You can modify the sound and store the results in “Custom 1” and “Custom 2”. Do steps 1 and select “Custom 1” or “Custom 2”...

  • Page 46: Editing Recorded Tracks

    Editing recorded tracks Before editing Notes • When you edit the contents of a 1GB Hi-MD disc, connect the AC power adaptor to the recorder, charge the rechargeable battery fully (battery level indication shows new alkaline dry battery (battery level indication shows ).

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    Character palette The character palette has the following configuration. Character palette Character palette for Hi-MD mode for MD mode For the Asian, African, Australian and tourist models Available characters • Capital and small letters of the English alphabet Numbers 0 to 9 •...

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    Notes • If you enter the symbol “//” between the characters in disc names such as “abc//def”, you may be unable to use the group function (in MD mode only). • For the Asian, African and tourist models, Chinese characters can be displayed but cannot be input.

  • Page 49: Assigning Tracks Or Groups As A New Group (group Set)

    Functions Operations To move the cursor Turn the jog dial. up or down To enter a letter. Press the jog dial (N/ENT). To insert a blank Press VOL +. space. To delete a letter. Press VOL –. To move the cursor Press x.

  • Page 50: Releasing A Group Setting (group Release)

    Notes • When the total number of characters in the titles on a disc exceed the maximum that can be input: —If the disc is being used in Hi-MD mode, you can make a group setting, but cannot add a group name in step 4. —If the disc is being used in MD mode, you cannot make a group setting.

  • Page 51: Moving Recorded Tracks Or Groups (move)

    Turn the jog dial to select “OK”, and then press the jog dial to release a group. The group setting of the selected group is released. Moving recorded tracks or groups (Move) You can change the order of the recorded tracks or groups.

  • Page 52: Erasing Tracks And The Entire Disc (erase)

    Changing the order of a group on a disc While playing a track within a group whose order you want to change, enter the menu and select “Edit” - “Move” - “Group Move”. The name of the group to which the currently selected track belongs appears on the 3rd line in the display.

  • Page 53: To Erase A Track

    To erase a track While playing the track you want to erase, enter the menu and select “Edit” - “Erase” - “Track Erase”. Turn the jog dial to select “OK”, and then press the jog dial to erase the track. The track is erased and the next track starts to play.

  • Page 54: Dividing A Track (divide)

    Dividing a track (Divide) You can divide a track with a track mark, creating a new track from the part following the track mark. You can also make fine adjustments to the track mark position before making the actual division. The track numbers will increase as follows.

  • Page 55: Combining Tracks (combine)

    To add track marks while recording (except while synchro-recording) Press T MARK on the recorder at the point you want to add a track mark. You can use the “Time Mark” setting to add track marks automatically at specified intervals (except while digital recording) (page 36).

  • Page 56: Formatting The Disc (format)

    Formatting the disc (Format) When using a disc in Hi-MD mode, you can use the Format function to restore a disc to the condition it was in at the time of purchase. You can use this function only when using a disc in Hi-MD mode.

  • Page 57: Other Operations

    Other operations Changing the displayed menu items (Menu Mode) You can specify the display of all items in the menu (Advanced mode) or only basic items (Simple mode). Refer to “List of menus” (page 28) to check the menu items that cannot be displayed.

  • Page 58: Preserving Battery Power (el Light)

    Preserving battery power (EL Light) With this function, you can set the display window to turn off automatically or to stay lit during battery-powered operation. Power consumption is reduced when the display turns off automatically. Enter the menu and select “Option” - “EL Light”.

  • Page 59: Starting The Playback Quickly (quick Mode)

    Remove the disc from the recorder, enter the menu and select “Option” - “Disc Memory”. Turn the jog dial to select “On”, and then press the jog dial to enter the selection. To set the recorder so that disc settings are not stored Select “Off”...

  • Page 60: Selecting The Disc Mode (disc Mode)

    Selecting the disc mode (Disc Mode) When you insert a 60/74/80-minute standard disc (blank) into the recorder, you can use this function to specify use of the disc in Hi-MD mode or MD mode. When recording on this recorder without using a computer, set “Disc Mode”...

  • Page 61: Selecting The Display Language

    Selecting the display language You can select the language used in the display window. The languages available will depend on model that you purchased. For the European and North American models English (factory setting), French, German, Italian and Spanish For the Asian, African, Australian and tourist models Japanese, English (factory setting), French, German, Italian, Spanish,...

  • Page 62: Using The Recorder With A Computer

    Using the recorder with a computer What you can do through connection with a computer To use the recorder connected to a computer, you must install the software from the supplied CD-ROM. For details on the installation procedure, refer to the “Software Operation”...

  • Page 63: Connecting The Recorder To Your Computer

    Connecting the recorder to your computer When you connect the supplied USB cable directly to the USB connecting jack on the recorder, power (bus power) is supplied from the USB port of the computer. This allows the recorder to be used without power being supplied from the battery.

  • Page 64: Storing Non-audio Data To A Disc

    Unplug the USB cable from the computer or remove the disc from the recorder. Notes • If you use the recorder connected to the computer, it is recommended that you insert a fully charged rechargeable battery as a precaution against power failures, disconnection of the USB cable or other unforeseen occurrences.

  • Page 65: Viewing Non-audio Data Stored On The Disc In The Display Window Of The Recorder (file List)

    Viewing non-audio data stored on the disc in the display window of the recorder (File List) When using a disc in Hi-MD mode, you can view non-audio data stored on the disc in the display window of the recorder. The name and size of files are displayed.

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    The storage space for each disc (formatted with the recorder/the SonicStage software) Disc type Total size 60-minute 219 MB standard disc (229,965,824 bytes) 74-minute 270 MB standard disc (283,312,128 bytes) 80-minute 291 MB standard disc (305,856,512 bytes) 1GB Hi-MD disc 964 MB (1,011,613,696 bytes) This is space that is used for managing the files on the disc.

  • Page 67: Additional Information

    Additional information Precautions On safety Do not put any foreign objects in the DC IN 3V jack. On power sources • Use house current, nickel metal hydride rechargeable battery, or LR6 (size AA) battery. • For use in your house: Use the AC power adaptor supplied with this recorder.

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    Sony dealer. (If a trouble occurred when the disc was in the recorder, we recommend that the disc be left in the recorder when you consult your Sony dealer so that the cause of trouble may be better understood.)

  • Page 69: Specifications

    2.8 mW + 2.8 mW (16 Ω) (European models) 5 mW + 5 mW (16 Ω) (Other models) Power requirements Sony AC Power Adaptor connected at the DC IN 3V jack: 120 V AC, 60 Hz (Models for USA, Canada, Mexico and Taiwan)

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    Optional accessories Optical Cable POC-15B, POC-15AB Line Cable RK-G129, RK-G136 MDR-series Stereo headphones/earphones* SRS-series Active Speakers Recordable MDs MDW-series Recordable Hi-MD disc HMD1G Nickel metal hydride rechargeable battery NH-14WM Your dealer may not handle some of the above listed accessories. Please ask the dealer for detailed information about the accessories in your country.

  • Page 71: Troubleshooting And Explanations

    Check to see if the problem is listed in, “Troubleshooting” (page 71). Check “Messages” (page 79) for the problem as well. If after step 1 you still cannot solve the problem, consult your nearest Sony dealer. While charging Symptom...

  • Page 72: While Recording

    While recording Symptom “NOT ENOUGH POWER TO REC” appears and recording cannot be done on a 1GB Hi-MD disc. The remaining recording time appears as “–00:00” and recording cannot be done, even though 2.0MB of free space is displayed. The recorder always creates a new group when recording.

  • Page 73: While Playing

    Symptom Cause/Remedy Recording cannot be • Recording may not be done if the remaining recordable time on the done correctly. disc is 48 seconds or less (“DISC FULL” appears). , Replace the disc. The lid does not open • The lid does not open until “SYSTEM FILE WRITING” disappears after recording.

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    Symptom Playback sound skips. Momentary noise is heard. Sound has a lot of static. • Strong magnetism from a television or such device is interfering The volume of the recorded track is low. Volume cannot be turned No sound comes through the earphones.

  • Page 75: While Editing

    While editing Symptom Cause/Remedy “NOT ENOUGH • Editing is not possible when using a 1GB Hi-MD disc even when the POWER TO EDIT” battery level indication shows enough power remaining while the appears and editing recorder is stopped or playing. This is because of a mechanism that cannot be done on a disables editing when the remaining battery power is estimated by the 1GB Hi-MD disc.

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    Symptom Cause/Remedy A new group cannot • This is due to the MiniDisc system limitations (in MD mode only). be created. While the recorder is connected to the computer Symptom The recorder is not recognized by the computer. Charging by USB bus power cannot be done flashes in the display).

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    Symptom Cause/Remedy The playing time of a This is due to a calculation discrepancy between the recorder and the transferred track is computer. different from the time that appears on your computer monitor. You cannot transfer • The minimum recordable time on a disc is normally 2 seconds in SP tracks that will fill up mode, 4 seconds in LP2 mode, and 8 seconds in LP4 mode.

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    Symptom The recorder does not work or works poorly. The display does not turn on. File names or folder names displayed by the File list function are different from those saved on the computer. The file names or folder names are not correctly displayed by the File list function.

  • Page 79: Messages

    Symptom Cause/Remedy The operation mode of • When using a blank 60/74/80-minute standard disc in the recorder, the blank 60/74/80- the operation mode set in the “Disc Mode” menu is applied. , Use the “Disc Mode” menu to change the operation mode as minute standard disc differs from the mode following formatting or...

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    , A disc formatted on a Windows or Macintosh computer cannot be (page 56). appears again, please consult your nearest Sony dealer. beyond this level is not possible. used. Format the disc on the recorder or with the SonicStage software.

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    Message Meaning/Remedy GROUP FULL • You tried to create a 256th group on a disc used in Hi-MD mode or 100th group on a disc used in MD mode. , You can create only up to 255 groups (on a disc used in Hi-MD mode) or 99 groups (on a disc used in MD mode) on a disc.

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    Message Meaning/Remedy NO TRACK • You tried to play a disc with no recorded tracks. , Insert a recorded disc. NO TRACK IS • You selected “Track Move” or “Track Erase”, or you tried to label a track SELECTED without first selecting a track. , Do the editing operation again after selecting the desired track first.

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    Message Meaning/Remedy TOC DATA • The recorder cannot read the disc information correctly. , Insert another disc. ERROR , If it is no problem to erase the entire disc, do so (page 53). TRACK FULL • You tried to record more than 2,047 tracks on a disc used in Hi-MD mode. , Erase unnecessary tracks (page 53).

  • Page 84: Explanations

    Explanations About Hi-MD “Hi-MD” is a new MiniDisc format. Incorporating the new ATRAC3plus audio compression technology, Hi-MD is a new recording format that delivers longer recording times than ordinary MDs. Hi-MD discs can also be used as a computer storage medium for non-audio data such as text and images. This recorder supports Hi-MD only. For more details on Hi-MD, refer to the supplied flyer “What you can do with the Hi-MD Walkman”.

  • Page 85

    About “System File” The system file is space on the disc that is used to store information other than audio files; for instance, track numbers. If the MiniDisc were a book, the system file would correspond with the index or table of contents. The recorder rewrites the system file whenever an operation such as recording, adding or deleting track marks, or moving tracks has been done.

  • Page 86

    When using a disc in MD mode You cannot record in MD mode on this recorder. When transferring from the Windows computer Codec/Bit rate ATRAC(stereo)/292kbps ATRAC3/132, 105kbps ATRAC3/66kbps Approximate time When transferring 4-minute tracks About recordable audio formats The audio formats that can be recorded on this recorder vary according to the disc type and recording method.

  • Page 87

    About the DSP TYPE-S for ATRAC/ATRAC3 This recorder supports DSP TYPE-S, a specification for high-level Sony MiniDisc decks equipped with digital signal processors (DSP). This specification allows the recorder to produce high-quality sound from tracks recorded in MDLP mode.

  • Page 88

    Difference between digital (optical) and analog (line) inputs The input jack of this recorder works as both digital and analog input jacks. Connect the recorder to a CD player or a cassette recorder using either digital (optical) input or analog (line) input.

  • Page 90: What You Can Do With Sonicstage/md Simple Burner

    What you can do with SonicStage/ MD Simple Burner Refer to the supplied “Hi-MD WAV Importer for Mac” operating instructions for details on operations of the Hi-MD WAV Importer software. What you can do with SonicStage SonicStage allows you to import audio data to your computer from music sources such as audio CDs and the Internet, and then transfer the audio data stored in your computer to an Audio CD Music files in the...

  • Page 91

    Basic operational flow using an MD Walkman SonicStage Providing the required system environment (page 92) Installing the software onto your computer (page 93) Importing audio data to your computer (page 95) Connecting an MD walkman to your computer (see page 63 on “Recorder Operation”) Transferring audio data from your computer...

  • Page 92: Installing

    Installing Providing the required system environment System requirements The following system environment is required in order to use the SonicStage Ver. 3.1/MD Simple Burner Ver. 2.0 software for the MD Walkman. Computer IBM PC/AT or Compatible • CPU: Pentium III 450 MHz or higher •...

  • Page 93: Installing The Software Onto Your Computer

    Installing the software onto your computer Before installing the software • Make sure to close all Windows software programs. Especially, make sure to close any virus-check software, as such software usually demands a large amount of system resources. • When you use the MD Walkman, make sure to install the software with the supplied CD- ROM.

  • Page 94

    Click [Install SonicStage and MD Simple Burner] and then follow the displayed instructions. Read the instructions carefully. Depending on your region, the buttons other than [Install SonicStage and MD Simple Burner] may differ from those in the illustration above. The installation may take 20 to 30 minutes, depending on your system environment. Make sure to restart your computer only after the installation is completed.

  • Page 95: Using Sonicstage

    Using SonicStage Importing audio data This section explains how to record and store audio data from an audio CD to My Library of SonicStage on the hard disk drive of your computer. You can also assign cover art for imported albums. You can record or import music from other sources such as the Internet and your computer’s hard disk.

  • Page 96

    Point to [ Music Source] on the upper-left side of the screen and click [Import a CD]. The screen switches to the “Music Source” (Importing CD) screen and all the tracks on the audio CD are listed. If necessary, click If you unchecked a box by mistake, click it again to restore the check.

  • Page 97: Transferring Audio Data From Your Computer To The Md Walkman

    Transferring audio data from your computer to the MD Walkman Audio data stored in My Library of SonicStage can be transferred to your MD Walkman an infinite number of times. The My Library list [Settings] Insert a disc into the MD Walkman and connect the MD Walkman to your computer.

  • Page 98

    If necessary, change the transfer mode. As the default setting, tracks in the OpenMG (PCM/ATRAC3/ATRAC3plus) format will be transferred in the same format and bit rate (normal transfer). If the device connected to the computer does not support the above format, the format and bit rate will be converted to those of the device.

  • Page 99: Transferring Back Audio Data From The Md Walkman To Your Computer

    Transferring back audio data from the MD Walkman to your computer The My Library list Transferring from the MD Walkman back to your computer Audio data that has been transferred from your computer and stored on the MD can be transferred back to My Library of SonicStage on your computer.

  • Page 100

    Click in the middle of the screen. The transferring of the tracks selected in step 3 starts. To stop transferring Click To import cover art set using a camera-equipped Hi-MD Walkman to My Library If you are using a camera-equipped Hi-MD Walkman in Hi-MD mode, you can modify the cover art for any group transferred from My Library, as well as register the covet art for another group.

  • Page 101

    Click the tracks you want to transfer in the Hi-MD list on the right side of the screen. To transfer more than one track, hold down the [Ctrl] key while selecting the tracks. To transfer all tracks of the group, click the group. Click in the middle of the screen.

  • Page 102: Writing Audio Data To A Cd-r/cd-rw Disc

    Writing audio data to a CD-R/CD-RW disc You can write tracks in My Library of SonicStage to a CD-R/CD-RW disc. Analog tracks recorded on a Hi-MD device and imported to My Library can be written to and enjoyed on a CD-R/CD-RW. The number of times data can be written may be limited due to copyright restrictions.

  • Page 103

    Click in the middle of the screen. The selected albums or tracks appear on the right side of the screen (the CD-R/CD- RW) as a tentative list of items to be written. Click in the right of the screen. The “Writing Settings” dialog box appears allowing you to set options for writing. Click [OK].

  • Page 104: Using Sonicstage Help

    Using SonicStage Help SonicStage Help provides further details on how to use SonicStage. SonicStage Help allows you to search easily for information from a list of operations, such as “Importing Tracks” or “Transferring Tracks”, or from large list of keywords, or by typing in words that might lead you to the appropriate explanations.

  • Page 105: Understanding Sonicstage Help

    Understanding SonicStage Help The left side frame 1 Double click [Overview] in the left-side frame. 2 Click [About This Help File]. The explanation will appear in the right-side frame. 3 Read the text. Scroll the display if necessary. Click underlined words to jump to their explanations. Searching for a word inside an explanation [Search] “Type in the keyword...

  • Page 106: Referring To Sonicstage Help

    Referring to SonicStage Help Click [Contents] on the left side of the Help window to view a list of items for each operation. Click on any items for details. Importing audio data to the computer Import audio data from the Internet Import audio files on the computer in SonicStage...

  • Page 107: Backing Up Audio Data

    Backing up audio data We recommend that you back up your music data as a precaution against hard disk crashes or computer replacement. Back up audio data in My Library Look up about SonicStage backup Troubleshooting Look up troubleshooting procedure When you want to know Look up unknown words Look up the kinds of audio data...

  • Page 108: Using Md Simple Burner

    Using MD Simple Burner Before using MD Simple Burner MD Simple Burner allows you to record music tracks from an audio CD in the CD drive of your computer to the MD Walkman. There are two ways to record from an audio CD. •...

  • Page 109: Recording Using Md Walkman Operations (simple Mode)

    Recording using MD Walkman operations (Simple mode) Insert a recordable disc into the MD Walkman and then connect the MD Walkman to the computer. For details about connections, see page 63 on “Recorder Operation” section. Do not disconnect the power source or the USB cable before the transfer has completed.

  • Page 110: Recording By Computer Operations (standard Mode)

    Recording by computer operations (Standard mode) To start MD Simple Burner, click [Start] Simple Burner]. ∗ [Programs] in the case of Windows 2000 Professional/Windows Millennium Edition/Windows 98 Second Edition There are other ways to start up MD Simple Burner as follows: •...

  • Page 111: The Window For Recording Selected Tracks From An Audio Cd

    The window for recording selected tracks from an audio CD Track information (CD) Total time of the Artist name selected tracks of CD Album Title [Get CD Info] Information of an audio CD (album name, track title, etc.) will be reflected in the track list.

  • Page 112: Other Information

    Other information Uninstalling SonicStage/MD Simple Burner To uninstall SonicStage/MD Simple Burner, follow the procedures below. Click [Start]–[Control Panel]*. ∗ [Settings]–[Control Panel] in the case of Windows 2000 Professional/Windows Millennium Edition/Windows 98 Second Edition Double-click [Add/Remove Programs]. Click [SonicStage 3.1.xx] or [MD Simple Burner 2.0.xx] in the “Currently Installed Programs”...

  • Page 113: On Copyright Protection

    On copyright protection The OpenMG technology allows you to enjoy digital music, while maintaining the copyrights of its holders. Restrictions on audio content High-quality digital audio content is widely available through music distribution services on the Internet. To protect the copyrights of its holders from unauthorized distribution, some audio content is distributed with certain restrictions on recording and playback.

  • Page 114: Troubleshooting

    1 Check the symptoms in this “Troubleshooting” section. 2 Check the symptoms in SonicStage Help when you use SonicStage. 3 If the problem cannot be solved after checking the above references, check the following table and then consult your nearest Sony dealer. Computer • Manufacturer: •...

  • Page 115: The Software Cannot Be Installed Onto Your Computer

    The software cannot be installed onto your computer Problem The installation was not successful. The installation appears to have stopped before it has completed. The progress bar on the display is not moving. The access lamp has not lit for a few minutes. Cause/Remedy You are using an OS that does not support this software.

  • Page 116: Using A Md Walkman Connected To The Computer

    Using a MD Walkman connected to the computer Problem Your computer does not recognize the MD Walkman. Even though the supplied USB cable is used to connect the MD Walkman to the computer, the display on the MD Walkman does not indicate it is connected.

  • Page 117: Index

    Index A-B Repeat Accessories optional supplied ATRAC3plus AVLS Battery Battery life BEEP Bookmark CD drive CDDB CD-R/RW drive CD-ROM Character palette Charging Clamp filter Cleaning Combining tracks Computer Connecting analog computer digital when charging Copyright protection Data storage Disc memory Disc Mode Display Display language...

  • Page 118

    Recording analog digital from microphone level recording mode Synchro-recording time Recording mode Recording mode (Bit rate) Simple mode SonicStage SonicStage Help Start (software) MD Simple Burner SonicStage Storage space System environment System limitations Title Track mark erase Track search Transferring to the MD Walkman to your computer Uninstalling...

  • Page 119

    This warranty is valid only in Canada.

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