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Portable
MiniDisc Recorder
Operating Instructions
Recorder Operation _____________________________
Software Operation ______________________________
"WALKMAN" is a registered trademark of Sony Corporation to
represent Headphone Stereo products.
trademark of Sony Corporation.
MZ-N510
© 2002 Sony Corporation
3-249-510-13(1)
page 11
page 68
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  • Page 1 Portable MiniDisc Recorder Operating Instructions Recorder Operation _____________________________ Software Operation ______________________________ “WALKMAN” is a registered trademark of Sony Corporation to represent Headphone Stereo products. trademark of Sony Corporation. MZ-N510 © 2002 Sony Corporation 3-249-510-13(1) page 11 page 68 is a...
  • Page 2 EEA (European Economic Area). • SonicStage, OpenMG and the OpenMG logo, MagicGate, Net MD and the Net MD logo 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 3 • 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.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents Recorder Operations Looking at controls ... 12 Getting started ... 15 Recording an MD right away! ... 18 Playing an MD right away! ... 21 Various ways of recording ... 23 Viewing various information ...23 To start/stop recording in sync with the sound source (Synchro-recording) ...24 Long-time recording (MDLP) ...25 Recording from a TV or a radio (Analog Recording) ...26...
  • Page 5 Editing recorded tracks ... 33 Before editing ... 33 Labeling recordings (Name) ... 33 Labeling ... 33 Moving recorded tracks (Move) ... 34 Dividing a track (Divide) ... 35 Dividing a track directly ... 36 Combining tracks (combine) ... 36 Erasing tracks and a whole disc contents (Erase) ...
  • Page 6 Power sources ... 53 Battery life ...53 Additional information ... 54 Precautions ...54 Specifications ...56 Troubleshooting and explanations ... 57 Troubles and solutions ...57 While charging ...57 While recording ...57 While playing ...59 While Editing ...60 While using group function ...61 Others ...62 Messages ...63 Explanations ...66...
  • Page 7 Software Operation What is a Net MD? ... 69 Basic Operations ... 70 Basic operational flow using the Net MD ... 70 Providing the required system environment ... 71 System requirements ... 71 Installing the software onto your computer ... 72 Before installing the software ...
  • Page 8 Other information ... 86 Settings and Precautions ...86 Settings according to OS ...86 For users with OpenMG Jukebox, SonicStage, or SonicStage Note on hard disk drive space ...89 Notes on system suspend/hibernation mode ...89 Backing up the audio data ...89 Uninstalling the SonicStage software ...90 For Windows XP users ...90 For Windows Millennium Edition/Windows 98 Second Edition...
  • Page 10: Before Using This Product

    Portable MiniDisc Recorder Operating Instructions page 11 Recorder Operation _____ _____________________________ page 68 Software Operation _____ _____________________________ “WALKMAN” is a registered trademark of Sony Corporation to represent Headphone Stereo products. is a trademark of Sony Corporation. MZ-N510 ©2002 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 11: Checking The Supplied Accessories

    Optical cable (1) Battery carrying case (1) CD-ROM (SonicStage Ver. 1.5) (1)* Carrying case with a belt clip (1) (European model only) Do not play a CD-ROM on an audio CD player. NH-7WMAA Nickel metal hydride rechargeable battery (1) Headphones/earphones with...
  • Page 12: Looking At Controls

    Looking at controls The recorder A Display window B GROUP button C X (pause) button D END SEARCH button E MENU button F OPEN button G VOL + , – button VOL + has a tactile dot. H 4-way control key ENTER •...
  • Page 13 The display window of the recorder L P 2 . 4 1 2 A MONO (monaural) indication B LP mode indication C Sound indications D Disc indication Shows that the disc is rotating for recording or playing an MD. E Level meter Shows the volume of the MD being played or recorded.
  • Page 14 The headphones/earphones with a remote control A Clip B HOLD switch To prevent the buttons from being accidentally operated when you carry the recorder, use this function. (group) +, – button D Headphones/earphones Can be replaced with optional headphones/earphones. E Volume Control (VOL+, –) Turn to adjust the volume.
  • Page 15: Getting Started

    Getting started Charge the rechargeable battery before using. Even if the rechargeable battery is not charged, you can use the recorder as long as the AC power adaptor is connected. Insert the rechargeable battery Slide OPEN to open the battery compartment lid. Using the dry battery Insert one LR6 (size AA) alkaline dry battery (not supplied) instead of the rechargeable battery.
  • Page 16 Charge the rechargeable battery. 4-way control key (x • CANCEL/CHG) Connect the AC power adaptor to DC IN 3V. Press x • CANCEL/CHG while the recorder is stopped. “Charge” flashes, e appears in the display, and charging starts. When charging is completed, the battery indication disappears.
  • Page 17 Battery life For details, refer to “Battery life” (page 53) When recording Batteries NH-7WMAA nickel metal hydride rechargeable battery LR6 (SG) Sony alkaline dry battery When playing Batteries NH-7WMAA nickel metal hydride rechargeable battery LR6 (SG) Sony alkaline dry battery Slide HOLD to the opposite direction of the arrow (.) to unlock the controls.
  • Page 18: Recording An Md Right Away

    Recording an MD 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. For other recording operations, see “Various ways of recording” (page 23).
  • Page 19 Make connections. firmly and completely into the appropriate jacks.) CD player, MD player, DVD to a video player, etc. wall outlet AC power adaptor to DC IN 3V Record an MD. END SEARCH MENU REC • T MARK 4-way control key N, ., >,...
  • Page 20 AC power adaptor is disconnected. If this is the case, connect the AC power adaptor to the portable CD player and use it on AC power as the power source. —On some portable CD players, optical output may not be possible when using an anti-skip function (e.g., ESP* or G-...
  • Page 21: Playing An Md Right Away

    Playing an MD right away! Insert an MD. Press OPEN to open the lid. Play an MD. 4-way control key (N, ., >, VOL+, – Volume Control ., > Insert an MD with the label side facing front, and press the lid down to close. Press N on the recorder.
  • Page 22 Pause Cue to the current track or the previous track Cue to the next track Go backwards or forward while playing Search for a specific position while viewing a elapsed time (Time Search) Search for a specific track while viewing track numbers (Index Search) Cue to the beginning...
  • Page 23: Various Ways Of Recording

    Various ways of recording Viewing various information You can check the remaining time, track number, etc. when recording or during stop. Group-related items appear only when a track with group settings is played and then stopped. MENU 4-way control key (ENTER •...
  • Page 24: To Start/stop Recording In Sync With The Sound Source (synchro-recording)

    During synchro-recording, the recorder starts and stops recording in sync with the sound source. When recording from digital equipment (such as a CD player), you can omit operating both the recorder and the sound source, and easily make digital recording. You can make synchro- recording only when the optical cable is connected.
  • Page 25: Long-time Recording (mdlp)

    Long-time recording (MDLP) Select each recording mode according to the recording time that you want. Stereo recording is possible at 2 times (LP2) or 4 times (LP4) the normal (stereo) recording time. Monaural recording at 2 times normal recording time is also possible. MDs recorded in monaural, LP2, or LP4 mode can be played back only on MD players or recorders with...
  • Page 26: Recording From A Tv Or A Radio (analog Recording)

    Notes • It is recommended that you use the AC power adaptor for long recordings. • When you record in LP4 mode, momentary noise may be produced on very rare occasions with certain sound sources. This is because of the special digital audio compression technology that enables a recording time 4 times longer than normal.
  • Page 27: Adding Track Marks Automatically (auto Time Mark)

    Adding track marks automatically (Auto Time Mark) Use this feature to add track marks automatically at specified intervals when recording through the analog input connector. This function is convenient for recording long period of time, such as lectures, meetings, etc. While the recorder is recording or in recording pause, press MENU.
  • Page 28: Adjusting The Recording Level Manually

    Adjusting the recording level manually The sound level is adjusted automatically while recording. If necessary, you can set the recording level manually during both analog and digital recording. MENU 4-way control key (ENTER • N, ., >, x) While pressing X, press REC • T MARK.
  • Page 29: Various Ways Of Playback

    Various ways of playback Viewing various information You can check the track or disc name, track number, the elapsed playing time of the current track, the number of the tracks recorded on the MD, the group name, and the total number of tracks in a group. MENU 4-way control key (ENTER •...
  • Page 30: Selecting The Play Mode

    Selecting the play mode You can select from various play modes such as repeat play, shuffle play, or bookmark play. MENU 4-way control key (ENTER • N, ., >, x) While the recorder is playing, press MENU. Press . or > repeatedly until “P-MODE”...
  • Page 31: Adjusting Treble Or Bass (digital Sound Preset)

    To play the bookmarked tracks 1 During playback, press MENU. 2 Press . or > repeatedly until “P-MODE” appears in the display, and then press ENTER. 3 Press . or > repeatedly until “ TrPLAY” appears in the display, and then press ENTER.
  • Page 32: Adjusting The Sound Quality

    Adjusting the sound quality You can change the preset sound quality and store the results in “SOUND1” or “SOUND2”. While playing, press MENU. Press . or > repeatedly until “SOUND” appears in the display, and then press ENTER. Press . or > repeatedly until “SET”...
  • Page 33: Editing Recorded Tracks

    Editing recorded tracks Before editing You can edit your recordings by adding/ erasing track marks or labeling tracks and MDs. Notes • Premastered MDs cannot be edited. • Close the record-protect tab on the side of the MD before editing. •...
  • Page 34: Moving Recorded Tracks (move)

    Press . or > repeatedly until the following item appears in the display, and then press ENTER. When labeling a track When labeling a disc The cursor flashes in the letter input area and the track, group, or disc is ready to be labeled.
  • Page 35: Dividing A Track (divide)

    Example Move track C (track number 3) from the third to the second track. Before moving After moving MENU 4-way control key (ENTER • N, ., >, x) While playing the track you want to move, press MENU. Press . or > repeatedly until “EDIT”...
  • Page 36: Dividing A Track Directly

    Dividing a track directly While playing or pausing an MD, press T MARK on the recorder at the point you want to mark. “MK ON” appears in the display, and a track mark is added. The track number will increase by one. To add track marks while recording (except while synchro-recording)
  • Page 37: Erasing Tracks And A Whole Disc Contents (erase)

    Note When you erase a track mark between the two consecutive tracks that are assigned into different groups, the second track is re-assigned into the group containing the first track. In addition, if you combine a track that is assigned to a group with a track that is not assigned to a group (two consecutive tracks), the second track takes the same group assignment as the...
  • Page 38: To Erase The Whole Disc

    To erase the whole disc You can quickly erase all the tracks and data of the MD at the same time. Note that once a recording has been erased, you cannot retrieve it. Be sure to check the contents of the disc before you erase it.
  • Page 39: Using The Group Function

    Using the group function What is the group function? The group function is provided to allow playback of discs with group settings. The group function is convenient for playback of MDs on which several albums or CD singles have been recorded in MDLP (LP2/LP4) mode.
  • Page 40: Recording A Track To An Existing Group

    Recording a track to an existing group You can add a track to an existing group. Press GROUP, and then press . or > until the group you want to add a track to appears in the display. Press N while pressing REC • T MARK.
  • Page 41: Selecting The Play Mode For Group Play (group Play Mode)

    Selecting the play mode for group play (Group Play Mode) The shuffle play and repeat play function can be used during group play mode. Press MENU. Press . or > until “P-MODE” appears in the display, and then press ENTER. Press .
  • Page 42: Releasing A Group Setting

    Notes • You can create a maximum of 99 groups on a disc. It will not be possible to make a group setting if the tracks, groups and disc name on a disc exceed the maximum number that can be input. •...
  • Page 43: Labeling Recorded Groups

    Press . or > until “EDIT” appears in the display, and then press ENTER. Press . or > until “G : Rls” appears in the display, and press ENTER. “G : Rls?” and “ENTER” appear alternately in the display. Press ENTER. The group setting of the selected group is released.
  • Page 44: Changing The Order Of A Group On A Disc (group Move)

    Press . or > until “Move” appears in the display, and then press ENTER. Press . or > until “T : Move” appears in the display, and then press ENTER. When moving a track out of a group, skip this step. When moving a track into a different group, press .
  • Page 45: To Erase A Group

    Press . or > to select the destination point on the disc, and then press ENTER. To return the preceding settings Press x. To cancel moving Press x for 2 seconds or more. To erase a group You can erase tracks in a selected group. Note that once a recording has been erased, you cannot retrieve it.
  • Page 46: Other Operations

    Other operations Useful settings The recorder has many menus with useful functions for recording, playback, editing, etc. The following table shows the menu items that you can select. Category Function General Beep on/off operations Recording Synchro- Recording Long-time recording Adding track marks (Divide) Adjusting the recording level...
  • Page 47 Category Function Editing Moving Erasing Assigning tracks to groups Releasing a group Releases group settings. What it does Changes the order of tracks or groups. page 34 Erases tracks, groups, or the entire disc contents. Assigns recorded tracks or groups to a new group.
  • Page 48: How To Use The Menu Items

    How to use the menu items To set the menu items, do the following procedure. 1 Press MENU to enter the menu. 2 Press . or > to select the item. 3 Press ENTER to enter the selection. 4 Repeat steps 2 and 3. The setting will be entered when you press ENTER at the last.
  • Page 49: Turning Off The Beep Sound

    Turning off the beep sound You can turn on/off the beep sound on the recorder and the remote control. Enter the menu and select “OPTION” - “BEEP”. Select “OFF”. To turn on the beep sound Select “ON”. Recording without overwriting existing material If you wish to avoid recording over the current contents of an MD, do the following procedure.
  • Page 50: Protecting Your Hearing (avls)

    Notes • When the power mode is set to “QUICK”, the power remains on within the recorder even when nothing appears in the display. This leads to a shorter battery life. For this reason, it is recommended that you charge the battery daily.
  • Page 51: List Of Menus

    List of menus Menus on the recorder Items listed under “Menu 1” are the selectable items which appear when you press MENU, items listed under “Menu 2” are the selectable items which appear when you select an item in Menu 1, and “Menu 3” are the selectable items which appear when you select an item in Menu 2.
  • Page 52 Menu 1 Menu 2 OPTION AVLS BEEP R-Posi Power Menu 3 OFF (factory setting) y ON OFF y ON (factory setting) FrHere (factory setting) y Fr End NORMAL (factory setting) y QUICK...
  • Page 53: Power Sources

    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 (NH-7WMAA). When using a Sony LR6 (SG) “STAMINA” alkaline dry battery (produced in Japan). When playing (Unit: approx.hours)(JEITA) Batteries...
  • Page 54: 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, LR6 (size AA) battery, or car battery. • For use in your house: Do not use any other AC power adaptor since it may cause the recorder to malfunction Polarity of the...
  • Page 55 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 56: Specifications

    European models 5 mW + 5 mW; load impedance 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) 230 V AC, 50/60 Hz (Models for continental...
  • Page 57: Troubleshooting And Explanations

    Check this section, “Troubles and solutions” (page 57). You may find the solution of your trouble on “Messages” (page 63) as well. Check the information. If you cannot solve the problem after you made checks, consult your nearest Sony dealer. While charging...
  • Page 58 , Disconnect the audio sources once and connect them again (pages 17, 19). • There is no digital signal from the portable CD player. , When recording digitally from a portable CD player, use the AC power adaptor and disable the anti-skip function (such as ESP) on the CD player (page 19).
  • Page 59: While Playing

    Symptom Cause/Remedy “TrFULL” appears • This is due to the MiniDisc system limitation. When 254 tracks even before the disc have been recorded on the disc, “TrFULL” appears regardless of has reached the the total recorded time. More than 254 tracks cannot be recorded maximum recording on the disc.
  • Page 60: While Editing

    Symptom No sound comes through the headphones/ earphones. The recorder skips to several tracks ahead or behind when you press . or > on recorder. The edited tracks may exhibit sound dropout during search operations. R-channel sound is not output when playing a track recorded from a cassette deck or an...
  • Page 61: While Using Group Function

    Symptom Cause/Remedy Track marks • This is due to the MiniDisc system limitations. When the data of a cannot be erased. track is fragmented, the track mark of a fragment under 12 seconds long (recorded in SP stereo), 24 seconds long (recorded in LP2 stereo mode or monaural mode), or 48 seconds long (recorded in LP4 stereo mode) cannot be erased.
  • Page 62: Others

    Others Symptom The recorder does not work or works poorly. Cause/Remedy • The rechargeable battery is not charged. , Charge the rechargeable battery. • The volume is low. , Turn up the volume. • No disc is inserted. , Insert a recorded disc. •...
  • Page 63: Messages

    • The recorder is locked. , Slide HOLD against the arrow to unlock the recorder few minutes). (+104°F). to physical shock, nor disrupt power supply. message appears again, please consult your nearest Sony dealer. number within 99. battery cord. (page 17).
  • Page 64 Error message LoBATT MEMORY NO CHG NoCOPY NoDISC NoEDIT NoMARK NO OPR NO SET No SIG PbONLY Rd ERR Meaning/Remedy • Battery is weak. , Replace the dry battery (page 15). • You tried to record with the recorder placed where it receives continuous vibration.
  • Page 65 Error message Meaning/Remedy Rec ERR • Recording was not correctly done. , Place the recorder at a place with no vibrations and record again. • The disc is soiled with an oil film or finger prints, is scratched, or is not a standard disc. , Try recording again with another disc.
  • Page 66: Explanations

    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. To record, see “Recording an MD right away!” (page 18) to record using digital (optical) input, and “Recording from a TV or a radio (Analog Recording)”...
  • Page 67 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 68: On The Computer

    Recording audio data to your computer You can record audio data to your computer from sources such as audio CDs and the Internet (page 76). Audio CDs Internet On the computer Listening You can listen to an audio CD in the CD- ROM drive of your computer, or audio data in the hard disk drive (page 83).
  • Page 69: What Is A Net Md

    What is a Net MD? Net MD is a standard that enables the transfer of audio data from a computer to a MiniDisc device. To use this Net MD with your computer requires a software application called “SonicStage”. SonicStage software provides a database for managing audio data in the computer and functions for playing the audio data in various play modes, editing the data, and transferring the results to other devices and hardware connected to the computer.
  • Page 70: Basic Operations

    Basic Operations Basic operational flow using the Net MD The following is the basic steps that you will take following the purchase of your recorder. Through these steps, you will prepare and set up your computer for use of your recorder as a Net MD.
  • Page 71: Providing The Required System Environment

    Providing the required system environment System requirements The following hardware and software are required in order to use the SonicStage software for the Net MD. Computer IBM PC/AT or Compatible • CPU: Pentium II 400 MHz or higher (Pentium III 450 MHz or higher is recommended.) •...
  • Page 72: Installing The Software Onto Your Computer

    Installing the software onto your computer This section explains the installation of the SonicStage Ver.1.5 software supplied with your Net MD. Before installing the software 1 Make sure to note the following before installing the software. Do not connect the dedicated USB cable before the installation! The SonicStage software may not correctly load or operate if the dedicated USB cable is connected to your computer during the installation.
  • Page 73: Installing Sonicstage Ver.1.5

    Installing SonicStage Ver.1.5 Turn on your computer and start up Windows. Insert the installation CD-ROM for SonicStage into the CD-ROM drive of your computer. Click to select [SonicStage 1.5]. To use this software with the Net MD, you must install SonicStage Ver.1.5 and the Net MD driver.
  • Page 74 Follow the displayed instructions. After the installation is completed, click [Restart] to restart the computer. Was the installation successful? If any trouble occurs during the installation, see “Troubleshooting” (page 92). Notes • Do not delete, move, or edit any of the installed folders using Explorer or any other application. Doing so could cause the SonicStage database to become unstable or corrupted.
  • Page 75: Connecting The Net Md To Your Computer

    Connecting the Net MD to your computer After the software installation is completed, connect the Net MD to your computer. Refer to the operating instructions of the Net MD as well. Insert a recordable disc into the Net MD. Make the power source and the dedicated USB cable connections with the Net MD and the computer.
  • Page 76: Storing Audio Data To Your Computer

    Storing audio data to your computer This section explains how to record and store audio data from an audio CD to the hard disk drive of your computer. The procedure in this section is used to record all tracks on an audio CD. To record only specific tracks from a CD, or from other sound sources, see the online help for details (page 84).
  • Page 77: Recording Audio Cds To The Hard Disk Drive

    Recording audio CDs to the hard disk drive In SonicStage Ver.1.5, the hard disk drive is called the “Music Drive”. The Music Drive manages all audio data stored by SonicStage. Insert the audio CD that you want to record into the CD-ROM drive of your computer.
  • Page 78 Click select the recording mode. If the list panel is not displayed, click Click Recording starts. Upon completion, recorded tracks appear in the right list panel. To stop recording Click ([Stop]). To resume recording, click of the track that was last stopped. in the middle of the recording window and When recording data in LP2 mode: When recording data in LP4 mode:...
  • Page 79: Labeling Audio Data

    Labeling audio data After recording has completed, you can label the audio data in the Music Drive. Once audio data in the Music Drive is labeled, the label information will be transferred to a disc along with the audio data, allowing you to view the data on your Net MD. Start up SonicStage (page 76) and click Double click the desired album name.
  • Page 80: Transferring Audio Data From Your Computer To The Net Md (check-out)

    Transferring audio data from your computer to the Net MD (Check-out) Audio data stored on the Music Drive can be transferred to your Net MD. This process is called “Check-out”. The number of times a track can be checked out is restricted in this software for the protection of copyrights (page 98).
  • Page 81 Click recording mode (page 78). Standard transfer mode: Data are transferred in the format of the original files. Maximum available transfer space: All data are transferred in LP4 mode. SP transfer mode: All data are converted and transferred in normal stereo mode. Select this mode if you listen to checked-out data on equipment that does not support MDLP mode.
  • Page 82 Notes • Once a check-out (or check-in) has started, do not disconnect the dedicated USB cable or power source until the check-out operation has completed. These actions may damage the data or cause the system to malfunction. • Make sure not to bump the Net MD after check-out has started. If you do, the contents of the recording may not be stored correctly.
  • Page 83: Listening To An Md

    Listening to an MD You can listen to an MD on the Net MD while it is connected to your computer. When disconnected from your computer, the Net MD can be used as an ordinary MiniDisc device. For details on Net MD operations, refer to the “Recorder Operations” section. Listening to an MD with the Net MD connected to the computer If you listen to an MD with the Net MD connected to the computer, be sure to listen with...
  • Page 84: Advanced Operations

    Advanced operations Using other functions! Using the SonicStage online help This manual explains only the basic operations of the SonicStage software. However, the software has a host of other functions that allow you to carry out various operations, such as importing audio files from the Internet, classifying and managing audio files, and playing in various play modes.
  • Page 85 Viewing online help The Tabs The left side frame Let’s find out how to use the online help first. An explanation on the use of the online help can also be found in the online help. 1 Double click [Overview] in the left-hand frame. 2 Click [About this Help file].
  • Page 86: Other Information

    Other information Settings and Precautions Settings according to OS The settings and precautions will differ according to the operating system being used. Check the items that apply to your system. For Windows XP users Restrictions when running the SonicStage software under Windows XP •...
  • Page 87 For Windows Millennium Edition users When using SonicStage under Windows Millennium Edition If you use the “System Restore” function in Windows “System Tools”, audio data managed by SonicStage may become corrupted and rendered unplayable. Before executing the system restoration procedure, you should first back up all audio files and restore them after doing the system restoration procedure.
  • Page 88: For Users With Openmg Jukebox, Sonicstage, Or Sonicstage

    For users with OpenMG Jukebox, SonicStage, or SonicStage Premium installed on their computer Note Confirm whether any tracks have been checked out from your computer. If tracks have been checked out from OpenMG Jukebox, an earlier version of SonicStage, or SonicStage Premium, it may not be possible to check those tracks back in with SonicStage Ver.1.5.
  • Page 89: Note On Hard Disk Drive Space

    Precautions on the co-existence of SonicStage Ver. 1.5 with OpenMG Jukebox Ver.2.2 or SonicStage Premium • Make sure the OpenMG Jukebox Ver.2.2 icon is not displayed in the task tray. If it is, the Net MD may not be recognized by your computer. •...
  • Page 90: Uninstalling The Sonicstage Software

    Uninstalling the SonicStage software To uninstall the SonicStage software, follow the procedures below. For Windows XP users Log on with a user name with “Computer Administrator” as an attribute. Refer to the operating instructions of your computer for details on logging on as an administrator.
  • Page 91: For Windows 2000 Users

    Double-click [Add/Remove Programs]. The Add/Remove Programs Properties window appears. Click [SonicStage 1.5.XX] in the list of programs for automatic removal, and then click [Add/Remove]. Click [OpenMG Secure Module 3.1]* in the list of programs for automatic removal, and then click [Add/Remove]. Do as instructed by the message and restart the computer.
  • Page 92: Troubleshooting

    Check “Troubleshooting” under “Additional information” in the online help. Useful information may also be found in other sections in the online help. Step 3: If the trouble cannot be solved after checking the above references. Check the following table and then consult your nearest Sony dealer.
  • Page 93 If another device with USB connection is used • Name of the device (or devices): If you do not specify the destination, the software is installed at C:\Program Files\Sony\SonicStage. To check the SonicStage software version, go to [Menu] - [About SonicStage] in the SonicStage...
  • Page 94: If Your Computer Does Not Recognize The Net Md

    If your computer does not recognize the Net MD • Is the Net MD connected correctly to your computer? — If the Net MD is not firmly connected to the computer, the Net MD will not be recognized by your computer. —...
  • Page 95 • If the installation seems to be stopped It may take 30 minutes or more for the installation to complete, depending on your computer or CD-ROM drive. During the installation, watch out for the occurrence of any of the following problems. Problem The installation appears to have stopped before it has...
  • Page 96: Information And Explanations

    Information and explanations Net MD FAQ This section introduces frequently asked questions and answers on the Net MD. On the Net MD What is a “Net MD”? Net MD is a specification that allows audio data in a computer to be transferred to a MiniDisc through a USB cable.
  • Page 97 On Editing Can checked-out tracks be edited on the Net MD? • Things you can do on the Net MD: — Label contents. — Assign or release groups — Move tracks or groups. • Things you cannot do on the Net MD: —...
  • Page 98: On Copyright Protection

    On copyright protection The OpenMG technology* allows you to enjoy digital music, while maintaining the copyrights of its holders. OpenMG Jukebox encrypts audio files in OpenMG format and stores them on the hard disk of your computer to prevent unauthorized distribution. * The copyright protection technology of this software conforms to SDMI (Secure Digital Music Initiative) specifications.
  • Page 99 This software was developed in accordance with the current arrangement between Sony and SDMI. If this arrangement is modified in the future, some of the software functions may become unavailable. Sony may offer an upgrade kit in this case at additional user expense.
  • Page 100: Glossary

    Glossary ATRAC3 ATRAC3, which stands for Adaptive Transform Acoustic Coding3, is audio compression technology that satisfies the demand for high sound quality and high compression rates. The ATRAC3 compression rate is approximately 10 times higher than that of the Audio CD, resulting an increased data capacity for the media.
  • Page 101 Recording mode (Bit rate) This is a measure of data volume per second. The rate is expressed in bps (bits per second). In SonicStage, the bit rate can be selected for recording an audio CD or converting MP3 and WAV format audio files into ATRAC3 format from among three rates: 132 kbps, 105 kbps or 66 kbps.
  • Page 102: Index

    Index Accessories optional supplied ATRAC3 Audio CD Auto Time Mark AVLS back up Bookmark play CD-ROM Charging Check-in Checking playing position remaining time Check-out Cleaning Combining tracks Connecting analog digital when charging copyright protection delete (software) Device/Media Divide directly rehearsal DSP TYPE-S EMD services Erasing...
  • Page 103 Play mode groups tracks Playlist Quick mode Recording analog digital level MDLP mode without overwriting tracks Recording mode (Bit rate) Recording navigation window Relabeling SDMI SonicStage Premium SonicStage software (earlier version) start (software) Synchro-recording System environment System limitations Track mark Add (Divide) Erase (Combime) Transferring...
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