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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-NH600
© 2004 Sony Corporation
3-266-466-13(1)
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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-NH600 © 2004 Sony Corporation 3-266-466-13(1) page 10 page 84 is a...
  • Page 2 WARNING To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose the unit to rain or moisture. Do not install the appliance in a confined space, such as a bookcase or built-in cabinet. To prevent fire, do not cover the ventilation of the apparatus with news papers, table cloths, curtains, etc.
  • 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 About available functions and supplied manuals ... 8 Recorder Operation Looking at controls ... 11 Getting started ... 13 Recording a disc right away! ... 15 Playing a disc right away! ... 19 Using menus ... 21 How to use the menu items ...21 List of menus ...22 Various ways of recording ...
  • Page 5 Editing recorded tracks ... 40 Before editing ...40 Adding titles (Title) ...40 Assigning tracks or groups as a new group (Group Set) ...43 Releasing a group setting (Group Release) ...44 Moving recorded tracks or groups (Move) ...45 Erasing tracks and the entire disc (Erase) ...47 Dividing a track (Divide) ...49 Combining tracks (Combine) ...49 Formatting the disc (Format) ...50...
  • Page 6 Software Operation What you can do with MD Simple Burner/ SonicStage ... 84 Installing ... 86 Providing the required system environment ...86 Installing the software onto your computer ...87 Using MD Simple Burner ... 89 Before using MD Simple Burner ...89 Recording using MD Walkman operations (Simple mode) ...90 Recording by computer operations (Standard mode) ...91 Using SonicStage ...
  • Page 8: 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”...
  • Page 9 Using the recorder while it is connected to a computer 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 10: Checking The Supplied Accessories

    Checking the supplied accessories Headphones/earphones (1) Small clamp filters for the AC power adaptor (2) Attach the clamp filters when using the optional AC power adaptor (see page 64 ). Large clamp filter for the optional line cable (1) For details on the use of the clamp filter, refer to “How to use the supplied large clamp filter”...
  • Page 11: Looking At Controls

    Looking at controls The recorder A x (stop) • CANCEL button B OPEN switch C Display window D T MARK/REC (+N) button E •NAVI/ MENU button Press lightly to go to the NAVI (navigation) setting mode (page 34). Press for 2 seconds or more to go to the MENU setting mode (page 21).
  • Page 12 USB cable connecting jack L LINE IN (OPT) jack M Battery compartment (at the bottom) The display window of the recorder A Character information display Displays the disc and track names, date, error messages, track numbers, etc. B SYNC (synchro-recording) indication C Hi-MD/MD indication “Hi-MD”...
  • Page 13: Getting Started

    Getting started Insert an alkaline dry battery. Slide OPEN to open the battery compartment lid. Make connections and unlock the controls. Connect the headphones/earphones to When to replace the dry battery You can check the battery condition on the display window of the recorder. Battery power decreasing Weak battery The battery is drained.
  • Page 14 Linear Recording continuously Playing 11.0 continuously When using a new Sony LR6 (size AA) alkaline dry battery (produced in Japan) Measured in accordance with the JEITA (Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association) standard. Hi-MD mode (When using a 60/74/80- minute standard disc) (Unit: approx.hours)(JEITA)
  • Page 15: 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. Connect the optical cable to the recorder and an external component.
  • Page 16 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.
  • Page 17 Record a disc. Select and pause the sound source to be recorded. Connected component While the recorder is stopped, press and hold T MARK/REC and press NENT on the recorder. “REC” lights up and recording starts. T MARK/REC 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.
  • Page 18 If the recording does not start • Make sure the recorder is not locked (pages 12, 13). • Make sure the disc is not record-protected (pages 16, 62). • Premastered discs cannot be recorded over. Notes • When you record on a 1GB Hi-MD disc, use a new alkaline dry battery (battery level indication shows ), or connect the...
  • Page 19: 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 5-way control key (NENT) on the recorder. A short beep sounds in the headphones/ earphones when you operate. 5-way control key (NENT, ., >, VOL +, –) To stop play, press x.
  • Page 20 Stop Pause Select a track directly viewing track number or name Find the beginning of the current track Find the beginning of the next track Go backwards or forward while playing Search for a point in a track while viewing the elapsed time (Time search) Search for a specific...
  • Page 21: 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 22: 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.
  • Page 23 Menu 1 Menu 2 Sound Normal Sound EQ Useful* Search* REC Set REC Mode RECVolume* Time Mark* :REC* SYNC REC* Option Menu Mode AVLS* Beep* Disc Mem* QuickMode* Disc Mode Contrast* Jog Dial* Function Customizes the equalizer mode settings. Searches for tracks by track name, group name, artist name, or album name.
  • Page 24: Various Ways Of Recording

    Various ways of recording Before recording Selecting 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 25: Viewing Various Information

    Viewing various information You can check the remaining time, track number, etc. when recording or during stop. 5-way control key (NENT) Enter the menu and select “Display”. Turn the jog dial until the information you want appears in the display, and then press NENT to enter the selection.
  • Page 26: Recording From A Tv Or Radio (Analog Recording)

    While recording A/B/ Group Elapsed time Level meter number and track number Group Remaining number and time for track recording. number • Disc name • Group and artist name and name (Hi- album name (Hi- • Disc name (MD) • Group name (MD) Track number appears if the currently selected...
  • Page 27: Selecting The Recording Mode

    Selecting the recording mode Select each recording mode according to the recording time that you want. Discs recorded in Hi-MD or MD (MDLP) mode can be played back only on MD players or recorders with Hi-MD or MD (MDLP) playback mode.
  • Page 28: Adjusting The Recording Level Manually

    Adjusting the recording level manually The recording level is adjusted automatically while recording. If necessary, you can set the recording level manually during both analog and digital recording. T MARK/REC NAVI/MENU Press and hold T MARK/REC and press X. The recorder stands by for recording. Enter the menu and select “REC Set”...
  • Page 29: 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. T MARK/REC NAVI/MENU Adding track marks manually While the recorder is recording, press T MARK at the point you want to add a track mark.
  • Page 30: Using The Group Function When Recording

    Using the group function when recording 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 discs on which several albums or CD singles have been recorded. What is a disc with group settings? The recorder can operate various...
  • Page 31: To Start/Stop Recording In Sync With The Sound Source (Synchro-Recording)

    Recording tracks to an existing group You can add a track to an existing group. Adding a new track at the end of the selected group While the recorder is stopped and the group to which you want to add a track is selected, press NENT while pressing T MARK/REC and GROUP.
  • Page 32 Notes • The pause function cannot be turned on or off manually during synchro-recording. • Do not switch the “SYNC REC recording. Recording may not be done properly. • Even when there is no sound on the sound source, there may be cases when recording does not pause automatically during synchro- recording due to the noise level emitted from the sound source.
  • Page 33: Various Ways Of Playback

    Various ways of playback Viewing various information You can check the track name, disc name, etc. during playback. 5-way control key (NENT) NAVI/MENU While playing, enter the menu and select “Display” Turn the jog dial until the information you want appears in the display, and then press NENT to enter the selection.
  • Page 34: Selecting The Play Mode

    Note Depending on the group settings, the operating conditions, and the disc settings, you may not be able to select certain indications or the indications may appear differently. If you want to check the remaining time or the recording position while recording or in stop mode, see “Viewing various information”...
  • Page 35 Playing tracks in normal mode (Normal Play) Do step 1 and select “Normal” in step 2 of “Playing tracks in Main play mode” (page 34). When selecting a track out of a group, skip this step. When selecting a track within a group, turn the jog dial until the group that the desired track belongs to appears in the display, and then press...
  • Page 36 Listening to tracks of a selected album (Album Play) (in Hi-MD mode only) If the track data includes the album name, you can listen to tracks of a selected album only. Do step 1 and select “Album” in step 2 of “Playing tracks in Main play mode”...
  • Page 37 Playing tracks in Sub play mode/Repeat play By specifying Sub play modes, you can listen to tracks selected in Main play mode in various ways. For example, by selecting “Group” in Main play mode and “Shuffle” in Sub play mode, the recorder will play the tracks in the selected group in random order.
  • Page 38: Searching For A Track (Search)

    Searching for a track (Search) You can easily search for a track by track name, group name, artist name, or album name. Artist names and album names can be viewed in the case of discs used in Hi- MD mode only. 5-way control key (NENT) NAVI/MENU...
  • Page 39 Turn the jog dial repeatedly to select the sound mode and then press NENT to enter the selection. Level of the each frequency (100Hz - 10 kHz) Each time you turn the jog dial, A changes as follows. When you press NENT, B appears.
  • Page 40: Editing Recorded Tracks

    Editing recorded tracks Before editing You can edit your recordings by adding/ erasing track marks or labeling tracks and discs. Notes • When you edit the contents of a 1GB Hi-MD disc, use a new alkaline dry battery (battery level indication shows optional AC power adaptor to the recorder.
  • Page 41 About the character palette During operations on the recorder, characters can be selected from the character palette in the display. The character palette has the following configuration. Character palette Character palette for Hi-MD mode for MD mode Letter input area The cursor flashes.
  • Page 42 Select one of the following, and then press the jog dial. Title Track name Group name Artist name (to a track) Album name (to a track) Disc name Appears only for discs used in Hi-MD mode. The cursor flashes in the letter input area to the character palette.
  • Page 43: Assigning Tracks Or Groups As A New Group (Group Set)

    Functions of the buttons or the control may differ depending on when the cursor is in the letter input area or in the character palette. Repeat step 4, and then enter all characters of the label name. Press NENT for 2 seconds or more Note When the recording is stopped or the recording moves on to the next track while labeling titles...
  • Page 44: 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 45: Moving Recorded Tracks Or Groups (Move)

    Enter the menu and select “Edit” - “ : Release”. “Group Release?” and “PUSH YES:ENTER NO:CANCEL” appear alternately in the display. Press NENT 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 46: Moving A Track In A Disc With Group Setting

    Moving a track in a disc with group setting You can move a track from one group out of the group or to another group. You can also move a track that does not belong to a group to an existing group. Disc Group 2 Group 1...
  • Page 47: Erasing Tracks And The Entire Disc (Erase)

    Erasing tracks and the entire disc (Erase) You can erase unnecessary tracks or all tracks on a disc. When erasing tracks that have been transferred from the computer If you erased tracks that have been transferred from the computer, the transfer authorization of the tracks will be as follows.
  • Page 48: To Erase The Whole Disc

    Enter the menu and select “Edit” - “Erase” - “ : Erase”. “Group Erase OK?” and “PUSH YES:ENTER NO:CANCEL” appear in the display. If the selected group contains tracks that have been transferred from the computer, “TrkFromPC ERASE OK?” appears in the display. Press NENT to erase the group.
  • Page 49: 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. The track numbers will increase as follows. Notes • You cannot add a track mark on a track that has been transferred from your computer.
  • Page 50: Formatting The Disc (Format)

    While playing the track with the track mark you want to erase, press X to pause. Find the track mark by pressing the 5- way control key towards . slightly. For example, to erase the third track mark, find the beginning of the third track.
  • Page 51 5-way control key (NENT) NAVI/MENU While the recorder is stopped, enter the menu and select “Edit” - “Format”. Turn the jog dial until “YES” appears in the display, and then press NENT to enter the selection. When formatting completes, “NO TRACK”...
  • Page 52: 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 22) to check the menu items that cannot be displayed.
  • Page 53: Turning Off The Beep Sound

    Turning off the beep sound You can turn off/on the beep sound. 5-way control key (NENT) NAVI/MENU Enter the menu and select “Option” - “Beep”. Turn the jog dial until “Beep Off” appears in the display, and then press NENT to enter the selection. To turn on the beep sound Select “Beep On”...
  • Page 54: Starting The Playback Quickly (Quick Mode)

    Notes • Settings for up to 64 discs can be stored. Any settings stored afterwards will replace the settings with the lowest frequency of use among the 64. The numbers of discs that can be stored depend on the numbers of tracks recorded on the discs.
  • Page 55: 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. If you want to use the disc recorded on this unit on another component that does not support Hi-MD, record the disc with “Disc Mode”...
  • Page 56: Changing The Operational Direction Of The Display

    Changing the operational direction of the display When you turn the jog dial clockwise, the display scrolls downward. This is the factory setting. You can change the factory setting to scroll in the opposite direction. 5-way control key (NENT) NAVI/MENU Enter the menu and select “Option”...
  • Page 57: 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 58 Computer To the USB port Dedicated USB cable To the dedicated USB cable connecting jack Insert a recordable disc into the recorder. Make connections as follows. 1 Connect the dedicated USB cable to the recorder and to the computer. 2 Make sure the recorder is stopped and HOLD is released.
  • Page 59: Storing Non-Audio Data To A Disc

    Storing non-audio data to a disc If you connect the recorder to a computer with a disc in Hi-MD mode inserted, the disc is recognized as storage media by the Windows Explorer, allowing you to store non-audio data such as text data or image data.
  • Page 60 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) Hi-MD disc 964 MB (1,011,613,696 bytes) This is space that is used for managing the files on the disc.
  • Page 61: Additional Information

    Additional information Precautions On safety Do not put any foreign objects in the DC IN 3V jack (The AC power adaptor is an optional accessory). On power sources • Use house current or LR6 (size AA) battery. • If you are not going to use this recorder for a long time, be sure to disconnect the power supply.
  • Page 62 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 63: Specifications

    Specifications Audio playing system MiniDisc digital audio system Laser diode properties Material: GaAlAs Wavelength: = 790 nm Emission duration: continuous Laser output: less than 44.6 µW (This output is the value measured at a distance of 200 mm from the lens surface on the optical pick-up block with 7 mm aperture.) Recording and playback time (Refer to page 79 for details)
  • Page 64 Optional accessories AC power adaptor AC-ES3010K (Singapore, Australia and New Zealand models) AC-E30HG (other models) Optical Cable POC-151HG, POC-152HG, POC-MZ1, POC-MZ2, POC-15B, POC-15AB, POC- DA12SP Line Cable RK-G129, RK-G136 MDR-series Stereo Headphones/earphones* SRS-series Active Speakers Recordable MDs MDW-series Recordable Hi-MD disc HMD1G Your dealer may not handle some of the above listed accessories.
  • Page 65: Troubleshooting And Explanations

    Check to see if the problem is listed in, “Troubleshooting” (page 65). Check “Messages” (page 74) for the problem as well. If after step 1 you still cannot solve the problem, consult your nearest Sony dealer. While recording Symptom Cause/Remedy “NotENOUGH...
  • Page 66 Symptom Recording cannot be done correctly. Stereo sound is heard in the headphones/ earphones while recording in monaural. Momentary noise is heard when recording. The lid does not open after recording. “TRACK FULL” appears even before the disc has reached the maximum recording time and the recording cannot be done.
  • Page 67 Symptom Cause/Remedy The total recorded time • This is due to the MiniDisc system limitation (in MD mode only). and the remaining time Normally, recording is done in minimum units of approximately 2 on the disc may not total seconds (in SP stereo), 4 seconds (in LP2 stereo mode or the maximum recording monaural), or 8 seconds (in LP4 stereo mode).
  • Page 68: While Playing

    While playing Symptom Cause/Remedy A disc is not played • Repeat play is selected. normally. • Playback mode is changed. A disc is not played • Disc playing stopped before it came to the last track. from the first track. Playback sound •...
  • Page 69: While Editing

    Symptom Cause/Remedy There is no R- • There is no R-channel output if the cassette deck or an amplifier is channel sound connected with a monaural cord. , Make sure to use a stereo connecting cord. If, however, the output when playing a track connected equipment is monaural, there will be no R-channel recorded from a...
  • Page 70 Symptom Tracks cannot be combined. The disc cannot edit on other component. Cause/Remedy • This is due to the MiniDisc system limitations. When the tracks are scattered and the length of each track is short*, you may not be able to combine the tracks.
  • Page 71: While Using Group Function

    While using group function Symptom Cause/Remedy The group function • While using a disc without group setting, an attempt was made to select does not operate. some group-related menu. , Use a disc with group setting. A track cannot be •...
  • Page 72 Symptom You cannot transfer tracks that will fill up the remaining recording time on the disc. The disc size displayed on the computer is not the same as the disc size printed on the disc. You cannot operate the recorder (“PC – –MD”...
  • Page 73 Symptom Cause/Remedy The recorder does • The disc is damaged or does not contain proper recording or editing not work or works data. , Reinsert the disc. Rerecord the disc. If the error message still poorly. appears, replace it with another disc. •...
  • Page 74: Messages

    Messages If the following messages flash in the display window, check the chart below. Message Meaning/Remedy AVLS NO • AVLS is set to “AVLS On” and so the volume cannot rise higher. , Set AVLS to “AVLS Off” (page 52). VOLUME OPERATION BLANKDISC...
  • Page 75 • There is an internal malfunction in the system. , Restart the operation by doing steps 1 to 3 on page 73. If the message appears again, please consult your nearest Sony dealer. FORMAT • A disc with a format that the recorder does not support was inserted.
  • Page 76 Message Meaning/Remedy NO GROUP • You tried to release a group setting with a disc that has no groups. , Insert a disc with group settings. • You selected “ , You cannot erase groups with a disc with no groups. NO INPUT •...
  • Page 77 Message Meaning/Remedy READ ERROR • The recorder cannot read the disc information correctly. , Reinsert the disc. REC ERROR • 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.
  • Page 78: 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. For more details on Hi-MD, refer to the supplied flyer “What you can do with the Hi-MD Walkman”.
  • Page 79 List of the recording time for each disc When using a disc in Hi-MD mode When recording on the recorder Recording Codec/ mode on Bit rate the recorder Linear PCM/ 1.4Mbps Hi-SP ATRAC3plus/ 256kbps Hi-LP ATRAC3plus/ 64kbps When transferring from the computer Codec/Bit rate Linear PCM/1.4Mbps...
  • Page 80 When using a disc in MD mode When recording on the recorder Recording Codec/ mode on the Bit rate recorder ATRAC3/ 292kbps ATRAC3/ 132kbps ATRAC3/66kbps MONO Monaural (monaural) When transferring from the computer Codec/Bit rate ATRAC(stereo)/292kbps ATRAC3/132, 105kbps ATRAC3/66kbps Approximate time When transferring 5-minute tracks Recording time 80-minute...
  • Page 81 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 82 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 84: What You Can Do With Md Simple Burner/Sonicstage

    What you can do with MD Simple Burner/SonicStage What you can do with MD Simple Burner MD Simple Burner allows you to record music tracks from an audio CD in the CD drive of your computer to an MD Walkman, without first recording the music tracks to the computer.
  • Page 85 Basic operational flow using an MD Walkman MD Simple Burner Providing the required system environment (page 86) Installing the software onto your computer (page 87) Connecting an MD walkman to your computer (see “Recorder Operation”) Recording music tracks from an audio CD in the CD drive of your computer (page 89) SonicStage...
  • Page 86: Installing

    Installing Providing the required system environment System requirements The following system environment is required in order to use the SonicStage/MD Simple Burner software for the MD Walkman. Computer IBM PC/AT or Compatible • CPU: Pentium II 400 MHz or higher (Pentium III 450 MHz or higher is recommended.) •...
  • Page 87: Installing The Software Onto Your Computer

    Installing the software onto your computer Before installing the software • 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 88 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 89: 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 90: 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 the “Recorder Operation” section. Do not disconnect the power source or the dedicated USB cable before the transfer has completed.
  • Page 91: 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 92: 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 93: 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 record or import music from other sources such as the Internet and your computer’s hard disk.
  • Page 94 If necessary, click If you unchecked a box by mistake, click it again to restore the check. To check all boxes, click To uncheck all boxes, click If necessary, change the format and bit rate for audio CD recording. When you click [Format/Bit Rate] on the right side of the screen, “CD Recording Format [My library]”...
  • Page 95: 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 Connect your MD Walkman to the computer. For details about connections, see “Recorder Operation”.
  • Page 96 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 97: 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 98 To stop transferring Click Note Tracks transferred to the MD Walkman from another computer cannot be transferred back to My Library on your computer. Importing tracks recorded on a Hi-MD Walkman* to your computer Tracks that have been recorded on a Hi-MD Walkman* can be imported to My Library of SonicStage on your computer only once.
  • Page 99 To stop importing Click Note Notes • You cannot import tracks that were recorded in a Net MD mode to your computer, or tracks that have been recorded on a device that does not support Hi-MD mode. • Before importing tracks recorded on the Hi-MD Walkman to the computer, click [Properties] on the right side of the screen to confirm the status of the [Import Settings] check box (it is checked by default).
  • Page 100: 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 101: 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 102: 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 103: 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 104: 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 2.x.xx] or [MD Simple Burner 2.0.xx] in the “Currently Installed Programs”...
  • Page 105: On Copyright Protection

    On copyright protection The OpenMG technology allows you to enjoy digital music, while maintaining the copyrights of its holders. SonicStage encrypts audio files in OpenMG format and stores them on the hard disk of your computer to prevent unauthorized distribution. Restrictions on audio content High-quality digital audio content is widely available through music distribution services on the Internet.
  • Page 106: 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 107: 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 108: 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 dedicated 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 109: Index

    Index Numerics 6-Band Equalizer Accessories optional supplied ATRAC3plus AVLS Battery battery life BEEP Bookmark play CD drive CDDB CD-ROM Checking playing position remaining time Cleaning Combining tracks Connecting analog computer digital Contrast Copyright protection Data storage Disc memory Disc Mode Divide DSP TYPE-S EMD service...
  • Page 110 Recording adding track marks analog digital from microphone level mode (Hi-MD/MDLP) Recording mode Recording mode (Bit rate) Relabeling Search Simple Mode SonicStage SonicStage Help Start (software) MD Simple Burner SonicStage Synchro-recording System environment System limitations Time Mark Title Track mark Add (Divide) Erase (Combine) Transferring...
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