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Help Guide
IC Recorder
ICD-UX570 / ICD-UX570F
Use this Help Guide when you have any questions on how to use your IC recorder.
The contents of the Help Guide may be subject to change without notice due to updates to the product's specifications.
Preparation
Parts and controls
HOME menu/OPTION menu
Using the HOME menu
Using the OPTION menu
List of the OPTION menu items
About folders and files
Display window
Display window while the HOME menu is displayed
Display window while recording is in progress or on standby
Display window while playback is in progress
Display window while the recording information is displayed
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  • Page 1 Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-UX570 / ICD-UX570F Use this Help Guide when you have any questions on how to use your IC recorder. The contents of the Help Guide may be subject to change without notice due to updates to the product's specifications.
  • Page 2 Display window while listening to the FM radio (ICD-UX570F only) Display window while recording FM radio broadcasts (ICD-UX570F only) Display window while the current file information is displayed Display window while the file search categories are displayed Power Charging the battery with a computer Disconnecting the IC recorder from the computer Using/Charging the IC recorder with the USB AC adaptor Disconnecting the IC recorder from the USB AC adaptor...
  • Page 3 Default settings for the recording scenes of the Scene Select function Using the microSD card as a storage for recorded files Using the recording delay function Switching the memory storage to keep recording (Cross-Memory REC) Recording automatically in response to the input sound volume – the VOR function Recording with other devices Recording with an external microphone Recording audio from an external device with the synchronized recording function (SYNC REC)
  • Page 4 Editing Deleting Deleting a file Deleting all files in the searched folder or list Deleting a folder Organizing files Moving a file to a different folder Copying a file to a different folder Creating a folder Using track marks Adding a track mark Adding track marks automatically Deleting a track mark Deleting all the track marks in the selected file at one time...
  • Page 5 Changing the radio settings Selecting the sensitivity level for FM radio scanning (ICD-UX570F only) Switching the FM radio output between the built-in speaker and the headphones (ICD-UX570F only) Settings menu Using the Settings menu List of the Settings menu items Menu items with selectable setting items Selecting the recording mode (REC Mode) Selecting the sensitivity level of the built-in microphones (Built-In Mic Sensitivity)
  • Page 6 Software What you can do with Sound Organizer 2 (for Windows only) System requirements for Sound Organizer 2 Installing Sound Organizer 2 (for Windows only) The Sound Organizer 2 window (for Windows only) Specifications Compatible memory cards System requirements Technical specifications Maximum recording time Maximum playback time/number of music files Built-in rechargeable battery life...
  • Page 7 Power The IC recorder does not turn on or pressing any button does not work. The IC recorder does not turn off. The IC recorder automatically turns off. The battery life of the IC recorder is short. Charging You cannot charge the battery by connecting the IC recorder to your computer. The battery indicator does not appear on the display window or it disappears in the middle of charging.
  • Page 8 Editing You cannot divide a file. You cannot move a file. You cannot copy a file to a different folder. Track marks are not detected. The folder or file you created is not displayed. Clock The recording date of a file appears as [----/--/--] or [--:--]. Display The display window turns off too soon.
  • Page 9 Operations slow down as the number of stored files increases. The computer seems to freeze while a file is being saved, added, or deleted. Sound Organizer 2 freezes during start-up. List of messages System limitations 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 10: Parts And Controls

    Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-UX570 / ICD-UX570F Parts and controls Built-in microphones Operation indicator Display window REC/PAUSE (record/pause) button STOP button T-MARK (track mark) button BACK/ HOME button (You can return to the previous screen or item by pressing this button quickly and you can also return to the HOME menu by pressing and holding this button.)
  • Page 11 (microphone) jack have a tactile dot. Use the tactile dot as a reference when operating the IC recorder. Sliding the POWER・HOLD switch to [POWER] and holding it for 8 seconds or longer restarts your IC recorder. For details, see Restarting the recorder. 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 12: Using The Home Menu

    Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-UX570 / ICD-UX570F Using the HOME menu The HOME menu allows you to select a function, search for recorded files, or change the settings on your IC recorder. Press and hold BACK/HOME. The HOME menu appears.
  • Page 13 The function you are currently using is displayed in [XX]. Hint While the HOME menu is on the display window, you can press STOP to return to the screen before you displayed the HOME menu. Related Topic Using the OPTION menu 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 14: Using The Option Menu

    Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-UX570 / ICD-UX570F Using the OPTION menu You can display the OPTION menu by pressing OPTION. The OPTION menu items vary depending on the selected function of your IC recorder. Note The OPTION menu may not appear, depending on the screen on the display window.
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  • Page 16: Recorded Files

    Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-UX570 / ICD-UX570F List of the OPTION menu items The following lists the OPTION menu items. To display the OPTION menu, press OPTION. Depending on the operation or condition, some of the items may not be displayed.
  • Page 17 - playback of a recorded file is in progress. - playback of a recorded file is on standby. Clear Voice: Reducing noise in the playback audio to make human voices sound clearer – the Clear Voice function Normalize: Maximizing the volume level of softly recorded files to make recordings sound clearer (Normalize) Equalizer: Selecting a sound quality setting (Equalizer) Play Mode:...
  • Page 18 Changing a folder name Music The following menu items are available while: - playback of a file that is imported from a computer is in progress. - playback of a file that is imported from a computer is on standby. Equalizer: Selecting a sound quality setting (Equalizer) Play Mode:...
  • Page 19 Auto Preset: Assigning FM radio stations automatically to the preset numbers (Auto Preset) (ICD-UX570F only) Scan Sensitivity: Selecting the sensitivity level for FM radio scanning (ICD-UX570F only) Related Topic Using the OPTION menu 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 20: About Folders And Files

    Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-UX570 / ICD-UX570F About folders and files The following illustrates the structure of folders and files that you can view on your IC recorder. Under [ Recorded Files] [FOLDER01]: Recorded files are stored. [RADIO01]: Recorded FM radio files are stored. (ICD-UX570F only)
  • Page 21 Related Topic Moving a file to a different folder Copying a file to a different folder Structure of folders and files 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 22 : Record : FM Radio (ICD-UX570F only) : Settings : Back to XX (The function you are currently using is displayed in [XX].) Battery indicator Indicates the remaining battery power. Related Topic Using the HOME menu 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 23 Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-UX570 / ICD-UX570F Display window while recording is in progress or on standby The following describes the display window while recording is in progress or on standby. Recording while using scenes Recording is on standby while using scenes...
  • Page 24 The above screens are provided for explanatory purposes. They may look different from what you actually see on your IC recorder. Recording status indicator Indicates the current recording status of your IC recorder. : recording : paused (The indicator flashes.) : stopped Scene Select indicator Indicates the recording scene that is currently selected.
  • Page 25 Indicates that the recording filter function is set. NCF(Noise Cut): Cuts high-frequency sounds except for human voices as well as low-frequency sounds. LCF(Low Cut): Cuts low-frequency sounds, including noise from projectors and roaring wind sounds. 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 26 Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-UX570 / ICD-UX570F Display window while playback is in progress The following describes the display window during playback. Recorded Files Music Note The above screens are provided for explanatory purposes. They may look different from what you actually see on your IC recorder.
  • Page 27 Indicates that the normalize function is turned on. Equalizer indicator Indicates that the Equalizer function is operating. Total playback time Indicates the total playback time of each file. Elapsed time Indicates the elapsed time of the current playback. 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 28 Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-UX570 / ICD-UX570F Display window while the recording information is displayed You can view the recording information of your IC recorder, including the remaining recording time and the memory storage and storage folder settings for recorded files.
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  • Page 30 10 hours or more: no indication 10 minutes to 10 hours: indicated in hours and minutes Less than 10 minutes: indicated in minutes and seconds Sleep timer indicator Indicates that the sleep timer function is turned on. Battery indicator 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 31 Indicates that the sleep timer function is turned on. Track mark number Indicates the number of added track marks. It only appears on the display window when track marks are added. Battery indicator Elapsed time Indicates the elapsed time of the current recording. 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 32 Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-UX570 / ICD-UX570F Display window while the current file information is displayed You can view the information (file length, recording mode, recording date and time etc.) about the recorded file you selected. Note The following screens are provided for explanatory purposes. They may look different from what you actually see on your IC recorder.
  • Page 33 Codec: Codec type for music files. Bit Rate: Bit rate for music files. Sample Rate: Sampling rate for music files. Bit Depth: Bit depth for music files. Location: Memory storage for recorded files. File Path: Path to the file. 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 34 Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-UX570 / ICD-UX570F Display window while the file search categories are displayed When you select [ Recorded Files] or [ Music] on the HOME menu, the search categories of the stored files appear on the display window.
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  • Page 36: Charging The Battery With A Computer

    Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-UX570 / ICD-UX570F Charging the battery with a computer You can use a computer to charge the battery of your IC recorder. If you use the IC recorder for the first time or you have not used it for an extended period of time, charge the battery until indicator appears on the display window.
  • Page 37 If your IC recorder is connected to a computer which is not running or in a power saving mode (standby or sleep), the battery will not charge. Related Topic Disconnecting the IC recorder from the computer Connecting the IC recorder to a computer 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 38: Disconnecting The Ic Recorder From The Computer

    IC recorder upward to retract the USB connector. Hint For details on disconnecting a USB device from the computer, refer to the manual supplied with the computer. Related Topic Charging the battery with a computer Connecting the IC recorder to a computer 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 39 Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-UX570 / ICD-UX570F Using/Charging the IC recorder with the USB AC adaptor You can charge the battery by connecting the USB AC adaptor to a household power outlet. Being able to use the IC recorder while it is charging is useful when recording for a long time.
  • Page 40 Connect the USB AC adaptor to a power outlet that is easily within reach so you can immediately disconnect it if any abnormalities occur. Related Topic Disconnecting the IC recorder from the USB AC adaptor Built-in rechargeable battery life 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 41: Disconnecting The Ic Recorder From The Usb Ac Adaptor

    Do not connect/disconnect your IC recorder to/from the USB AC adaptor while the adaptor is connected to an outlet. Do not connect/disconnect the USB AC adaptor to/from an outlet while your IC recorder is connected to the USB AC adaptor. Related Topic Using/Charging the IC recorder with the USB AC adaptor 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 42: Turning The Power On

    If you turn the power back on within 4 hours from your last power-off, the power will come on quickly. Related Topic Turning the power off Setting the time period before the IC recorder automatically turns off (Auto Power Off) 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 43: Turning The Power Off

    If the sleep timer is active, your IC recorder will turn off automatically in the specified period of time. Related Topic Turning the power on Setting the time period before the IC recorder automatically turns off (Auto Power Off) Restarting the IC recorder 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 44: Using The Screen Off Timer

    To change the screen off timer setting, select [ Settings] - [Common Settings] - [Screen Off Timer] from the HOME menu, and then select [No Auto Screen Off], [15 Sec], [30 Sec], [1 Min], [3 Min], or [5 Min]. 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 45: Making The Initial Settings

    Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-UX570 / ICD-UX570F Making the initial settings When you turn on your IC recorder for the first time, the Configure Initial Settings screen appears on the display window. Make the initial settings, such as selecting the display language, setting the clock, and turning on/off the beep sound.
  • Page 46 Press (move up) or (move down) to select [Next], and then press (play) to apply the settings to the clock. After the settings are reflected to the clock, the setting window for turning the beep sound on or off is displayed. Press (move up) or (move down) to select [ON] or [OFF] to turn on or off the beep sound, and then...
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  • Page 48: Placing The Ic Recorder Into The Hold State (Hold)

    The clock may tell the time either in 12-Hour format with [AM] or [PM] or in the 24-Hour format, depending on the selected clock display format (Time Display) on the Settings menu. In addition, the default clock display format depends on the country or region of your purchase. Related Topic Releasing the IC recorder from the HOLD state 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 49: Releasing The Ic Recorder From The Hold State

    Switch to Activate.] on the display window. Release the IC recorder from the HOLD state before you use it. Slide the POWER・HOLD switch to the center dot. Related Topic Placing the IC recorder into the HOLD state (HOLD) 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 50: Maintaining The Moderate Volume Level (European Model Only)

    The IC recorder limits the maximum volume to allow you to listen to the sound at a moderate volume level when using the headphones. When you try to adjust the volume to a level that exceeds the specified level, the [Check The Volume Level] message appears. 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 51 Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-UX570 / ICD-UX570F Recording to the built-in memory This section describes the procedure for basic recording operations. You can record audio with the selected sensitivity level of the microphones and recording mode. Note If you accidentally touch your IC recorder or let an object come in contact with it while recording is in progress, rustling or scratching noises may be recorded.
  • Page 52 Turn your IC recorder so that its built-in microphones ( ) point in the direction of the target sound source. Press REC/PAUSE. appears on the display window to indicate that recording has started, and the operation indicator ( ) lights in red. If you press and hold REC/PAUSE, the IC recorder pauses and cannot record.
  • Page 53 If the file size reaches the maximum limit (4 GB for an LPCM file, and 1 GB for an MP3 file) during recording, the file will be divided and some of the recording may be lost around the divided point. For the maximum recording time for a single file, see Maximum recording time. Related Topic Additional operations available during recording 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 54: About The Recording Level Guide

    When the recording level is low (only a small part of the recording level guide appears between the pluses (+)), it is recommended you move your IC recorder closer to the sound source or increase the microphone sensitivity level. Related Topic Recording to the built-in memory 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 55: Monitoring The Recording Audio

    Connect headphones (not supplied) to the (headphones) jack. Press VOL -/+ ( ) to adjust the monitoring volume. Changing the monitoring volume does not affect the recording volume. Related Topic Recording to the built-in memory 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 56: Additional Operations Available During Recording

    Related Topic Recording to the built-in memory Switching the memory storage to keep recording (Cross-Memory REC) 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 57 (move down) to select [Built-In Memory] or [SD Card], and then press (play). Press (move up) or (move down) to select the desired folder, and then press (play). Hint For instructions on creating a new folder, see Creating a folder. 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 58: Selecting A Recording Scene For An Individual Situation

    Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-UX570 / ICD-UX570F Selecting a recording scene for an individual situation According to a particular recording situation, you can change some recording settings, including the recording mode and the sensitivity level of the built-in microphones, at once by selecting one of the recording scenes (Scene Select).
  • Page 59 You can copy the current recording settings, including the recording mode and the sensitivity level of the built-in microphones, to make your own recording scene. Related Topic Default settings for the recording scenes of the Scene Select function List of the Settings menu items Customizing the recording settings for [My Scene] 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 60: Customizing The Recording Settings For [My Scene]

    Selecting the sensitivity level of the built-in microphones (Built-In Mic Sensitivity) Selecting the recording function (Focused/Wide) Reducing noise during recording (Recording Filter) Recording automatically in response to the input sound volume – the VOR function 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 61: Selecting The Recording Function (Focused/Wide)

    Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-UX570 / ICD-UX570F Selecting the recording function (Focused/Wide) Set the built-in microphones to [Focused] or [Wide], according to your recording scene or purpose. While recording is on standby, select [Focused/Wide] on the OPTION menu, and then press (play).
  • Page 62 Turns on the [Focused] recording function. Wide: Turns on the [Wide] recording function. Note If [Built-In Mic Sensitivity] is set to [For Music] or to [For Voice] - [Auto], the settings for Focused/Wide recordings become disabled. 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 63: Tips For Better Recording

    Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-UX570 / ICD-UX570F Tips for better recording Recording at a meeting Place your IC recorder close to speakers of the meeting. The Wide setting makes it easier to understand where the people who are speaking are.
  • Page 64 Recording an interview Place your IC recorder so that the built-in microphones point in the direction of the interviewee. For recording an interview, it is suitable to select [Auto Voice Rec] or [Interview] of the Scene Select function. Recording a soft music performance With your IC recorder, you can record immersive stereo sound by placing it close to musical instruments.
  • Page 65 Distortion may be caused by sudden, loud noises, such someone suddenly laughing or sneezing, during quiet conversations. Related Topic Selecting a recording scene for an individual situation Reducing noise during recording (Recording Filter) Selecting the sensitivity level of the built-in microphones (Built-In Mic Sensitivity) 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 66: Default Settings For The Recording Scenes Of The Scene Select Function

    Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-UX570 / ICD-UX570F Default settings for the recording scenes of the Scene Select function By default, the settings for the recording scenes of the Scene Select function are as follows: Recording menu items and Auto Auto...
  • Page 67 If settings were changed, an asterisk (*) appears next to the scene icon. Related Topic Selecting a recording scene for an individual situation Selecting the recording mode (REC Mode) Selecting the sensitivity level of the built-in microphones (Built-In Mic Sensitivity) 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 68 Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-UX570 / ICD-UX570F Using the microSD card as a storage for recorded files In addition to the built-in memory, you can record files on a microSD card (not supplied). Note If the microSD card is being used for the first time on your IC recorder, be sure to use your IC recorder to format the microSD card.
  • Page 69: Removing The Microsd Card

    Hint To remove the microSD card, push the microSD card into the slot. When it pops out, remove it from the microSD card slot. To create a new folder, see Creating a folder for instructions. 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 70: Using The Recording Delay Function

    Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-UX570 / ICD-UX570F Using the recording delay function You can set your IC recorder to start recording automatically when the specified period of time expires. While recording is on standby, select [Recording Delay] on the OPTION menu, and then press (play).
  • Page 71 Related Topic Using the sleep timer (Sleep Timer) Setting the time period before the IC recorder automatically turns off (Auto Power Off) 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 72 To continuously play the divided files recorded with the Cross-Memory REC function, select [Search by REC Date] or [Search by REC Scene] when you select a file search category. The divided files will be displayed next to each other. Related Topic Using the microSD card as a storage for recorded files 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 73: Recording Automatically In Response To The Input Sound Volume - The Vor Function

    During synchronized recording and FM radio recording (ICD-UX570F only), the VOR function does not work. Hint To cancel the VOR function setup process, set [VOR] to [OFF] in step 2. Related Topic Recording audio from an external device with the synchronized recording function (SYNC REC) 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 74: Recording With An External Microphone

    REC/PAUSE to start recording. The built-in microphones are disabled and audio via the external microphone is recorded. When a plug-in-power type microphone is connected, power is automatically supplied to the microphone from the IC recorder. 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 75: Recording Audio From An External Device With The Synchronized Recording Function (Sync Rec)

    Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-UX570 / ICD-UX570F Recording audio from an external device with the synchronized recording function (SYNC REC) You can make music files without using a computer by recording audio/music from the device (a radio cassette recorder, a tape recorder, TV, etc.) connected to your IC recorder.
  • Page 76 If you attempt to start synchronized recording while recording is already in progress, the IC recorder will stop recording. Repeat steps 4 and 5 once again. Related Topic Recording the playback audio of the IC recorder on an external device Recording without using the synchronized recording function 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 77 Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-UX570 / ICD-UX570F Recording without using the synchronized recording function You can make music files without using the computer by recording sound/music from other equipment such as a radio cassette recorder, a tape recorder, etc. connected to the IC recorder.
  • Page 78 Recording audio from an external device with the synchronized recording function (SYNC REC) 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 79: Recording The Playback Audio Of The Ic Recorder On An External Device

    IC recorder and recording on the external device. The playback audio from the IC recorder is recorded on the external device. Press STOP on the IC recorder and the stop button on the external device. 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 80: Playing A File

    Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-UX570 / ICD-UX570F Playing a file You can select a file from the HOME menu for playback. : Operation indicator Select [ Music] or [ Recorded Files] on the HOME menu, and then press (play). Search and select a file.
  • Page 81 Related Topic Additional operations available during playback Playing music files on the IC recorder that were copied from a computer 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 82: Selecting A File

    If [Folders] is selected as the search category, select either [Built-In Memory] or [SD Card] as the memory to which files are saved. If you insert the microSD card that has previously been used in another Sony IC recorder or Linear PCM recorder, [SD Card (Other Models)] appears in addition to [SD Card].
  • Page 83: Locating A Playback Point With The Track Mark List (Track Mark List)

    While playback is on standby or in progress, select [Track Mark List] on the OPTION menu, and then press (play). Press (move up) or (move down) to the desired track mark, and then press (play). File playback starts from the selected track mark point. 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 84: Additional Operations Available During Playback

    Jumping back in 3 second increments Press EASY SEARCH(SEC) -3. You can jump back continuously by pressing and holding this button. Related Topic Adding a track mark Jumping forward/back a fixed number of seconds (Easy Search) Searching forward/backward (Cue/Review) 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 85: Reducing Noise In The Playback Audio To Make Human Voices Sound Clearer - The Clear Voice Function

    Reduces ambient noises further than [Clear Voice 1] to make human voices sound much more clearly. Note While playback with the built-in speaker, or playback of the files in [ Music] is in progress, the Clear Voice function does not work. 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 86 Files in which loud sounds other than speech (such as when dropping something, laughing, or clapping) are recorded Files in which the volume varies greatly The Normalize function does not work with files that were recorded using another manufacturer’s IC recorder or a model other than ICD-UX570 / ICD-UX570F.
  • Page 87 The Normalize function does not work while the playback of a file in [ Music] is in progress. The [Normalize] settings do not appear on the OPTION screen. 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 88: Adjusting The Playback Speed - The Dpc (Digital Pitch Control) Function

    The playback speed is set to [x 1.00] by default. Press (move up) or (move down) to select [ON]. Press (play) to select the playback speed. Hint To resume the normal playback speed, select [OFF] in step 3. 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 89: Selecting A Sound Quality Setting (Equalizer)

    Suitable when you want to listen to music with focus on low notes. Custom: You can define sound levels in 5 frequency bands. Note While playback is in progress with the built-in speaker, the Equalizer function does not work. 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 90: Selecting The Playback Mode

    Plays the files in the specified range at random. Shuffle Repeat: Plays the files in the specified range repeatedly at random. Related Topic Specifying a segment of a file to play repeatedly (A-B repeat) Repeatedly playing the current file (Button-hold repeat playback) 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 91: Specifying A Segment Of A File To Play Repeatedly (A-B Repeat)

    Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-UX570 / ICD-UX570F Specifying a segment of a file to play repeatedly (A-B repeat) You can specify the starting point A and the finishing point B in a file to play the segment between the specified points repeatedly.
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  • Page 93 (play) or STOP. You can turn on the button-hold repeat playback function while your IC recorder is in a particular playback mode. Related Topic Specifying a segment of a file to play repeatedly (A-B repeat) 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 94: Specifying The Playback Range In The Stored File List

    Plays all files that are contained in the folder (recording date, recording scene, artist name, album title, etc.), including the current playing file (default setting). Selecting [ Selected Range] displays the folder icon on the playback screen. Related Topic Selecting a file 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 95 (not supplied) or active speakers (not supplied). Use headphones: Connect headphones to the (headphones) jack. Use external speakers: Connect active speakers to the (headphones) jack. Note Connecting headphones or active speakers to your IC recorder disables the built-in speaker. 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 96: Searching Forward/Backward (Cue/Review)

    Forward or backward search begins at a slow speed, which helps you check the file word by word. If you keep holding either button, forward or backward search will continue at a faster speed. Related Topic Jumping forward/back a fixed number of seconds (Easy Search) 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 97 Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-UX570 / ICD-UX570F Quickly locating your desired portion of a recording (Time Jump) With the time jump function, you can move the total playback time of each file to 1 of 10 divided positions. You can quickly locate your desired portion of long recorded files.
  • Page 98 If there is a track mark when jumping forward or back in 10% increments, the IC recorder moves to the track mark’s position. If you press and hold (review/fast backward) or (cue/fast forward) while in time jump mode, (review/fast backward) searches backward (review) and (cue/fast forward) searches forward (cue). Related Topic Searching forward/backward (Cue/Review) 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 99 Press EASY SEARCH(SEC) +10 to jump forward in 10 second increments. Press EASY SEARCH(SEC) -3 to jump back in 3 second increments. Hint Press and hold EASY SEARCH(SEC) to be able to jump forward or back continuously. Related Topic Searching forward/backward (Cue/Review) 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 100: Deleting A File

    Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-UX570 / ICD-UX570F Deleting a file You can select a file and delete it. Note Once you have deleted a file, you will not be able to restore it. Select a file you want to delete.
  • Page 101 Deleting a folder 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 102: Deleting All Files In The Searched Folder Or List

    You cannot delete a protected file. To delete a protected file, remove the protection from the file first, then delete the file. For instructions on removing protection, see Protecting a file. Hint To cancel the deleting process, select [No] in step 5, and then press (play). Related Topic Deleting a file Deleting a folder 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 103: Deleting A Folder

    Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-UX570 / ICD-UX570F Deleting a folder You can select a folder and delete it. Select [ Music] or [ Recorded Files] on the HOME menu, and then press (play). Press (move up) or (move down) to select [Folders], and then press (play).
  • Page 104 Deleting a file Deleting all files in the searched folder or list 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 105: Moving A File To A Different Folder

    You cannot move a protected file. To move the file, remove the protection first, and then move the file. For instructions on removing protection, see Protecting a file. You cannot move music files. Related Topic Selecting a file Copying a file to a different folder 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 106: Copying A File To A Different Folder

    [Please Wait] appears and the file will be copied from the source folder to the destination folder with the same name. Note You cannot copy music files. Related Topic Selecting a file Moving a file to a different folder 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 107: Creating A Folder

    Select [Create Folder] on the OPTION menu, and then press (play). Select (move up) or (move down) to select a folder name from the template, and then press (play). A new folder is created. Note You cannot create a folder in [ Music]. 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 108: Adding A Track Mark

    Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-UX570 / ICD-UX570F Adding a track mark You can add a track mark at a point where you want to divide a file later or you want to locate during playback. You can add a maximum of 98 track marks to a single file.
  • Page 109 Related Topic Adding track marks automatically Deleting a track mark 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 110: Adding Track Marks Automatically

    While the Auto Track Marks function is turned on, you can still press T-MARK during recording to add a track mark at any point. Related Topic Adding a track mark Deleting a track mark Locating a playback point with the track mark list (Track Mark List) 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 112: Deleting A Track Mark

    Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-UX570 / ICD-UX570F Deleting a track mark You can delete the closest track mark before the point where you stopped playback. Select the file from which you want to delete track marks. Play the file and stop at a point after the track mark you want to delete.
  • Page 113 Deleting all the track marks in the selected file at one time 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 114: Deleting All The Track Marks In The Selected File At One Time

    You cannot delete track marks while recording is on standby. Use the HOME menu to select the file containing the track mark that you want to delete. Hint To cancel the deleting process, select [No] in step 3, and then press (play). Related Topic Selecting a file Deleting a track mark 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 115: Dividing A File At The Current Playback Point

    Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-UX570 / ICD-UX570F Dividing a file at the current playback point You can divide a file while playback is on standby, so that the file is divided into two parts and new file numbers are added to the divided file names. Dividing a file helps you quickly locate the point from which you want to play in a long recording file, such as a meeting recording.
  • Page 116 Track marks located near the beginning and end of the source file may not be used for dividing and remain in the divided files. Related Topic Selecting a file Dividing a file at all the track mark points 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 117: Dividing A File At All The Track Mark Points

    Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-UX570 / ICD-UX570F Dividing a file at all the track mark points You can divide a file at all the track mark points. Select the file that you want to divide. While playback is on standby, select [Divide] - [At All Track Marks] from the OPTION menu, and then press (play).
  • Page 118 Dividing a file at the current playback point 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 119: Changing A Folder Name

    Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-UX570 / ICD-UX570F Changing a folder name You can change the name of the folders for storing the files you record with your IC recorder by selecting a folder name from the template. Select [ Recorded Files] on the HOME menu, and then press (play).
  • Page 120 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 121: Changing A File Name

    You cannot change the name of a protected file. To change the name of a protected file, remove the protection from the file first, then change the name. For instructions on removing protection, see Protecting a file. You cannot change the name of files in [ Music]. Related Topic Changing a folder name 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 122: Protecting A File

    When you play the protected file, the (protect) indicator appears on the playback screen. Hint To remove protection from a file, select the protected file, and then select [Do Not Protect] in step 2. Related Topic Selecting a file 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 123 Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-UX570 / ICD-UX570F Assigning FM radio stations automatically to the preset numbers (Auto Preset) (ICD- UX570F only) You can automatically assign up to 30 available FM radio stations to the preset numbers. The cord of headphones (not supplied) works as an FM radio antenna for your IC recorder. For better signal reception,...
  • Page 124 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 125 The FM radio station is assigned to one of the unassigned preset numbers. Related Topic Assigning FM radio stations automatically to the preset numbers (Auto Preset) (ICD-UX570F only) Clearing the FM radio preset number assignment (ICD-UX570F only) 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 126 (play). The preset number turns to [P - -]. Related Topic Assigning FM radio stations automatically to the preset numbers (Auto Preset) (ICD-UX570F only) Assigning FM radio stations manually to the preset numbers (ICD-UX570F only) 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 127 Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-UX570 / ICD-UX570F Tuning in an FM radio station (ICD-UX570F only) Select and tune into the frequencies of the FM radio stations that you like (manual scanning). While you are listening to the FM radio, the cord of the headphones (not supplied) works as an FM radio antenna for your IC recorder.
  • Page 128 Related Topic Selecting the sensitivity level for FM radio scanning (ICD-UX570F only) 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 129 Changing the memory storage and the storage folder for recorded files. Recorded files are named as [(recording date)_(recording time).(file format)] (e.g. 191005_1230.mp3). For details on the recording mode, see Selecting the recording mode (REC Mode). 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 130: Description Of Menu Items

    FM radio via the built-in speaker of the IC recorder as well. Related Topic Assigning FM radio stations automatically to the preset numbers (Auto Preset) (ICD-UX570F only) Assigning FM radio stations manually to the preset numbers (ICD-UX570F only) Tuning in an FM radio station (ICD-UX570F only) 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 131 The cord of headphones (not supplied) works as an FM radio antenna for your IC recorder. We recommend you use headphones when you listen to the FM radio via the built-in speaker of the IC recorder as well. 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 132: List Of The Settings Menu Items

    Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-UX570 / ICD-UX570F List of the Settings menu items The following lists the Settings menu items on the HOME menu. Recording Settings Recording Folder: Changing the memory storage and the storage folder for recorded files Create Folder:...
  • Page 133: Common Settings

    Selecting the playback mode Playback Range: Specifying the playback range in the stored file list FM Radio Settings (ICD-UX570F only) Recording Folder (FM Radio): Recording FM radio broadcasts (ICD-UX570F only) Create Folder: Creating a folder REC Mode (FM Radio): Selecting the recording mode (REC Mode) Audio Output: Switching the FM radio output between the built-in speaker and the headphones (ICD-UX570F only) Scan Sensitivity:...
  • Page 134 Related Topic Using the HOME menu 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 135: Selecting The Recording Mode (Rec Mode)

    For situations, such as practicing a musical instrument for a long time, sharing data, and distributing music, we recommend recordings in MP3, a compressed sound source that results in a small data size. You cannot record FM radio broadcasts in LPCM 44.1kHz/16bit. (ICD-UX570F only.) 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 136: Selecting The Sensitivity Level Of The Built-In Microphones (Built-In Mic Sensitivity)

    Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-UX570 / ICD-UX570F Selecting the sensitivity level of the built-in microphones (Built-In Mic Sensitivity) You can select the sensitivity level of the built-in microphones. Setting low mic sensitivity level makes the sounds that are recorded quieter. Setting high mic sensitivity level makes the sounds that are recorded louder. Adjust the sensitivity level, as needed, while looking at the appropriate range for the recording level guide.
  • Page 137 Note While recording audio from an external device is in progress, the Ext. Input Setting function is enabled and the Built-In Mic Sensitivity function is disabled. 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 138: Reducing Noise During Recording (Recording Filter)

    Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-UX570 / ICD-UX570F Reducing noise during recording (Recording Filter) With the Recording Filter function, you can reduce noise in the recordings. Select [ Settings] - [Recording Settings] - [Recording Filter] from the HOME menu, and then press (play).
  • Page 139 Related Topic Selecting the audio input type and the sensitivity level of the external microphone (Ext. Input Setting) 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 140: Selecting The Audio Input Type And The Sensitivity Level Of The External Microphone (Ext. Input Setting)

    Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-UX570 / ICD-UX570F Selecting the audio input type and the sensitivity level of the external microphone (Ext. Input Setting) You can select the audio input type ([MIC IN] or [Audio IN]) of the (microphone) jack and the sensitivity level.
  • Page 141 OPTION menu while playback is on standby. The recording volume level may vary depending on the external microphone. Check on the recording level guide to change the microphone sensitivity level. Related Topic About the recording level guide 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 142: Turning The Operation Indicator On Or Off (Led)

    The operation indicator lights or flashes according to IC recorder operations (default setting). OFF: The operation indicator stays unlit during IC recorder operations. Note If the IC recorder is connected to a computer, the operation indicator lights or flashes, even if the setting is [OFF]. 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 143: Selecting The Display Language (Language)

    (Traditional Chinese). Press and hold BACK/HOME to return to the HOME menu. Note The number of language options you can select and the default setting differ depending on the country or region of your purchase. 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 144: Setting The Clock (Date & Time)

    (Time Display) on the Settings menu. In addition, the default clock display format depends on the country or region of your purchase. The default date display format depends on the country or region of your purchase. Related Topic Placing the IC recorder into the HOLD state (HOLD) 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 145: Selecting The Date Display Format (Date Display Format)

    The date appears in the year/month/date format. MM/DD/YYYY: The date appears in the month/date/year format. DD/MM/YYYY: The date appears in the date/month/year format. Note The default setting differs depending on the area you purchased your IC recorder. 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 146: Selecting The Clock Display Format (Time Display)

    You can select one of the following items: 12-Hour: 12:00AM = midnight, 12:00PM = noon 24-Hour: 00:00 = midnight, 12:00 = noon Note The default setting differs depending on the country or region of your purchase. 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 147: Turning The Beep Sound On Or Off (Beep)

    You can select one of the following items: A beep will sound to indicate that an operation is accepted or an error occurs (default setting). OFF: No beeps will sound. Related Topic Monitoring the recording audio 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 148: Using The Sleep Timer (Sleep Timer)

    To keep the sleep timer on, select [Keep On], and to turn it off, select [Turn Off]. Related Topic Setting the time period before the IC recorder automatically turns off (Auto Power Off) Using the recording delay function 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 149: Setting The Time Period Before The Ic Recorder Automatically Turns Off (Auto Power Off)

    During the recording delay countdown, your IC recorder does not turn off even when the period of time specified for the Auto Power Off function expires. Related Topic Turning the power on Releasing the IC recorder from the HOLD state Using the recording delay function 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 150: Resetting All Menu Settings To The Default Ones (Reset All Settings)

    STOP. Note While listening to the FM radio or recording FM radio broadcasts (ICD-UX570F only), you cannot reset the settings with [Reset All Settings]. Hint To cancel the resetting process, select [No] in step 2. 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 151: Formatting The Memory (Format Built-In Memory/Format Sd Card)

    Be aware that formatting the built-in memory or the microSD card will delete all of the stored data, including protected files and Sound Organizer 2, and you will not be able to restore anything after the formatting process. Hint To cancel the formatting process, select [No] in step 2. 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 152: Checking The Remaining Recording Time (Available Rec. Time)

    Settings] - [Common Settings] - [Available Rec. Time] from the HOME menu, and then press (play). Press and hold BACK/HOME to return to the HOME menu. To return to the screen before you displayed the HOME menu, press STOP. 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 153: Checking The Information About The Ic Recorder (System Information)

    Settings] - [Common Settings] - [System Information] from the HOME menu, and then press (play). Press and hold BACK/HOME to return to the HOME menu. To return to the screen before you displayed the HOME menu, press STOP. 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 154: Connecting The Ic Recorder To A Computer

    The IC recorder is detected by the computer as soon as a connection is made. While the IC recorder is connected to the computer, [Connecting] appears on the display window of the IC recorder. Related Topic Disconnecting the IC recorder from the computer 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 155: Structure Of Folders And Files

    Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-UX570 / ICD-UX570F Structure of folders and files You can use a computer to view the structure of folders and files on the built-in memory of your IC recorder or on the microSD card. Connect the IC recorder to the computer and use the Explorer (Windows) or the Finder (Mac) to open [IC RECORDER] or [MEMORY CARD].
  • Page 156 Music]. When transferring a file, make sure you put it either in the REC_FILE folder or in the MUSIC folder. ICD-UX570F only. Your IC recorder is capable of detecting up to 8 levels of the transferred music folders. 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 157: Copying Files From The Ic Recorder To A Computer

    To copy a file or folder (drag and drop), click and hold the file or folder ( ), drag ( ), and then drop ( A: IC RECORDER or MEMORY CARD B: Computer Related Topic Connecting the IC recorder to a computer Disconnecting the IC recorder from the computer 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 158: Copying Music Files From A Computer To The Ic Recorder

    Your IC recorder is capable of storing up to 199 files per folder and up to 5,000 folders and files on the built-in memory and the microSD card all together in total. Disconnect the IC recorder from the computer. Related Topic Technical specifications Connecting the IC recorder to a computer Disconnecting the IC recorder from the computer 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 159: Playing Music Files On The Ic Recorder That Were Copied From A Computer

    Music] for the files that you copied to the MUSIC folder. For instructions on selecting a file, see Selecting a file. Press (play) to start playback. Press STOP to stop playback. Related Topic Display window while playback is in progress Technical specifications 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 160: Using The Ic Recorder As A Usb Storage Device

    You can connect your IC recorder to a computer and use it as a USB storage device. To use the IC recorder as a USB storage device, you need a computer that meets the system requirements. For more information, see System requirements. 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 161: What You Can Do With Sound Organizer 2 (For Windows Only)

    Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-UX570 / ICD-UX570F What you can do with Sound Organizer 2 (for Windows only) You can install Sound Organizer 2 using the installer file (SoundOrganizer_V2002.exe) stored on the built-in memory of your IC recorder. Sound Organizer 2 allows you to exchange files between your IC recorder and a computer. You can play songs imported from other media (music CDs, etc.) and audio files (MP3 files, etc.) imported on the computer as well as transfer them to...
  • Page 162 You can select your favorites from the songs imported into Sound Organizer 2 and make your own original music CD. Other convenient usage You can start your e-mail software and attach recorded files to an e-mail. Related Topic Installing Sound Organizer 2 (for Windows only) 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 163: Operating Systems

    A compatible USB port is required to use devices and media. Operation via a USB hub is not guaranteed except for models for which operation has been specifically guaranteed. Optical disc To create a music CD, you need a CD-R/RW drive. 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 164: Installing Sound Organizer 2 (For Windows Only)

    Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-UX570 / ICD-UX570F Installing Sound Organizer 2 (for Windows only) Install Sound Organizer 2 on a computer. Note Be sure to install Sound Organizer 2 on the computer that has already Sound Organizer (Ver. 1.6) installed as well.
  • Page 165 Double-click [IC RECORDER] - [FOR WINDOWS]. Double-click [SoundOrganizer_V2002] (or [SoundOrganizer_V2002.exe]). Depending on the version of your operating system, the setup preparation process (file extraction) may start automatically without showing any notice. In such a case, follow the on-screen instructions. When the [Welcome to Sound Organizer 2 Installer] window appears, click [Next]. Make sure that you accept the terms of the license agreement, select [I accept the terms in the license agreement], and then click [Next].
  • Page 166 When the [Sound Organizer 2 has been installed successfully.] window appears, make sure that [Launch Sound Organizer 2 Now] is selected, and then click [Finish]. Note You may need to restart the computer after you installed Sound Organizer 2. Related Topic Connecting the IC recorder to a computer 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 167: The Sound Organizer 2 Window (For Windows Only)

    Transfer buttons : Transfers the files from Sound Organizer 2 to the connected IC recorder's built-in memory. : Imports the files from the connected IC recorder's built-in memory to My Library of Sound Organizer 2. 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 168: Compatible Memory Cards

    Due to the specifications of your IC recorder, the file size that you can store on the microSD card for playback is limited as follows: LPCM files: less than 4 GB per file MP3/WMA/AAC-LC files: less than 1 GB per file Note Successful operations with all types of supported microSD cards are not guaranteed. 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 169: System Requirements

    For the latest information on the supported operating systems, visit our support home page (see Customer support websites). Hardware requirements Port: USB port Optical disc drive: To create a music CD, you need a CD-R/RW drive. 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 170: Technical Specifications

    Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-UX570 / ICD-UX570F Technical specifications Specifications Capacity (User available capacity) (*1) (*2) 4 GB (approx. 3.20 GB = 3,435,973,837 Byte) Maximum number of recorded files (for a folder) 199 files Maximum number of files (including those stored on the SD card)
  • Page 171: Ambient Conditions

    File extension: .wav Frequency range for the FM radio reception (ICD-UX570F only) 87.50 MHz - 108.00 MHz IF 128 kHz FM antenna (ICD-UX570F only) Stereo headphone cord antenna (not supplied) Built-in speaker Approx. 16 mm (0.63 inches) dia. Input jack (stereo mini-jack) MIC IN (Plug-in-power supported) Input impedance: approx.
  • Page 172: Supplied Accessories

    Playback of the MP3 files recorded by the IC recorder is also supported. WMA Ver.9 is compatible, however, MBR (Multi Bit Rate), Lossless, Professional, and Voice are not supported. Copyright-protected files are not available for playback. Design and specifications are subject to change without notice. 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 173: Maximum Recording Time

    Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-UX570 / ICD-UX570F Maximum recording time The following lists the maximum recording time (*1) (*2) per memory by recording mode (recording scene). The maximum recording time is estimated, provided that all the folders in the memory are used.
  • Page 174 Recording scenes associated with the recording mode by default. If the file size reaches the maximum limit (4 GB for an LPCM file, and 1 GB for an MP3 file) during recording, the file will be divided due to system limitations. 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 175: Maximum Playback Time/Number Of Music Files

    Playback time: 59 hours 35 minutes Number of files: 893 files Bit rate: 256 kbps Playback time: 29 hours 45 minutes Number of files: 446 files Provided that MP3 files of 4 minutes each are transferred to the IC recorder. 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 176: Battery Charge Time

    Measured values acquired under our measurement conditions. The battery life may shorten depending on how you operate the IC recorder. ICD-UX570F only. Battery charge time The worn-out battery takes about 3 hours to fully charge. 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 177 SD-3C, LLC. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. Furthermore, “™” and “®” are not mentioned in each case in this Help Guide. 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 178: Customer Support Websites

    For customers in the U.S.A.: https://www.sony.com/am/support For customers in Canada: https://www.sony.com/am/support For customers in China: https://service.sony.com.cn For customers in other countries/regions: https://www.sony-asia.com/support Note that recorded files may be deleted during service or repair services. 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 179: Troubleshooting

    For details on the operation of Sound Organizer 2, refer to the Sound Organizer 2 help. Should any problem persist after you have made these checks, consult your nearest Sony dealer. Please access the following support home page to obtain the latest support information about the IC recorder: For customers in Europe: https://www.sony.eu/support...
  • Page 180: Restarting The Ic Recorder

    While the IC recorder is in operation and you restart it, the data that is stored on the IC recorder or the IC recorder settings may be deleted. Before restarting, make sure that the operation indicator ( ) is not lit. 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 181: The Recorded File Is Noisy And Is Hard To Understand

    While playback with the built-in speaker or playback of the files in [ Music] is in progress, however, the Clear Voice function does not work. Related Topic Reducing noise in the playback audio to make human voices sound clearer – the Clear Voice function 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 182: The Recorded File Is Noisy And You Want To Record With Less Noise

    If you select the Recording Filter function’s [NCF(Noise Cut)] or [LCF(Low Cut)], you can reduce noise in the recordings. Related Topic Reducing noise during recording (Recording Filter) Selecting a recording scene for an individual situation 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 183: A Rustling Noise Is Recorded

    If you accidentally touch your IC recorder or let an object come in contact with it while recording is in progress, rustling noises may be recorded. Keep your hand away from the IC recorder until you finish recording. 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 184 A clipping or breaking noise may be recorded if your IC recorder is placed extremely close to an AC power source, a fluorescent lamp, a computer, a mobile phone, or a smartphone during recording or playback. Keep the IC recorder away from such devices when recording. 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 185: Noise Is Recorded When You Use An External Microphone (Not Supplied) For Recording

    Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-UX570 / ICD-UX570F Noise is recorded when you use an external microphone (not supplied) for recording. The plug of the connected external microphone is dirty. Clean the plug. 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 186 Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-UX570 / ICD-UX570F You hear noise when using the headphones (not supplied) for playback. The plug of the connected headphones is dirty. Clean the plug. 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 187 This is because the left and right audio signal output is reversed in phase, and does not indicate a malfunction. Be sure to use an audio cable with a monaural plug to record audio from a monaural external device. 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 188: You Hear Noise During Playback Even With The Clear Voice Function Turned On

    You hear noise during playback even with the Clear Voice function turned on. While playback with the built-in speaker or playback of the files in [ Music] is in progress, the Clear Voice function does not work. 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 189: The Ic Recorder Does Not Turn On Or Pressing Any Button Does Not Work

    Slide the POWER・HOLD switch to the center dot. Related Topic Charging the battery with a computer Using/Charging the IC recorder with the USB AC adaptor Turning the power on Parts and controls Releasing the IC recorder from the HOLD state 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 190: The Ic Recorder Does Not Turn Off

    The IC recorder does not turn off. Slide and hold the POWER・HOLD switch to [POWER] and hold it until [Power Off] appears on the display window. Related Topic Turning the power off Parts and controls 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 191: The Ic Recorder Automatically Turns Off

    When the time period that is specified for the sleep timer expires, your IC recorder automatically turns off. (By default, the sleep timer is set to [OFF].) Related Topic Using the sleep timer (Sleep Timer) Setting the time period before the IC recorder automatically turns off (Auto Power Off) 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 192 The rechargeable battery is capable of charging about 500 times but the rechargeable times vary depending on the usage of your IC recorder. If the fully charged battery wears out in half the time it normally does, it indicates that the battery is deteriorated. Consult your nearest Sony dealer. Related Topic...
  • Page 193: You Cannot Charge The Battery By Connecting The Ic Recorder To Your Computer

    If your IC recorder is connected to the computer with a USB hub (commercially available) or a USB extension cable (commercially available), remove the hub or cable and connect the IC recorder directly to a USB port on the computer. Related Topic Charging the battery with a computer System requirements 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 194 Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-UX570 / ICD-UX570F The battery indicator does not appear on the display window or it disappears in the middle of charging. Connection to the USB connector on your IC recorder is loose. 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 195 (thermometer icon) appears and flashes instead of the battery indicator, the ambient temperature is out of the range for charging the battery. Charge the battery under the temperature of 5 °C - 35 °C (41 °F - 95 °F). 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 196: The Ic Recorder Does Not Operate Correctly

    The IC recorder does not operate correctly. You may have formatted the built-in memory of your IC recorder with a computer. Be sure to use the IC recorder for formatting. Related Topic Formatting the memory (Format Built-In Memory/Format SD Card) 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 197: The Operation Indicator Does Not Light

    Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-UX570 / ICD-UX570F The operation indicator does not light. [LED] is set to [OFF]. Set [LED] to [ON]. Related Topic Turning the operation indicator on or off (LED) 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 198: You Cannot Record A File

    Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-UX570 / ICD-UX570F You cannot record a file. The remaining recording time is insufficient. Related Topic Checking the remaining recording time (Available Rec. Time) 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 199 ICD-UX570 / ICD-UX570F You cannot store recordings on the SD card. The SD card is not selected as the memory storage for recorded files. Related Topic Changing the memory storage and the storage folder for recorded files 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 200: Recording Is Interrupted

    ICD-UX570 / ICD-UX570F Recording is interrupted. The VOR function is turned on. To turn off the VOR function, set [VOR] to [OFF]. Related Topic Recording automatically in response to the input sound volume – the VOR function 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 201: The Vor Function Does Not Work

    During synchronized recording, the VOR function does not work. You are recording an FM broadcast (ICD-UX570F only), the VOR function does not work. Related Topic Recording automatically in response to the input sound volume – the VOR function 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 202: The Input Audio Volume Is Too Loud Or Not Loud Enough When You Record Audio From An External Device

    Use an audio connection cable to connect your IC recorder to the headphones jack on an external device and adjust the volume level on the external device. If you use an audio connecting cable with high resistance, the recording volume will decrease. Use an audio connecting cable without resistance. 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 203 ICD-UX570 / ICD-UX570F Recording from another device stops on its own. The synchronized recording function is active. Turn it off. Related Topic Recording audio from an external device with the synchronized recording function (SYNC REC) 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 204 ICD-UX570 / ICD-UX570F Input sounds are distorted. Too loud sounds are included in input. Adjust the recording volume to an appropriate level or turn down the recording level. Related Topic About the recording level guide 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 205: The Playback Volume Is Low

    Selecting the sensitivity level of the built-in microphones (Built-In Mic Sensitivity) Selecting a recording scene for an individual situation Tips for better recording Maximizing the volume level of softly recorded files to make recordings sound clearer (Normalize) 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 206: You Hear No Sound From The Built-In Speaker

    [Audio Output] for the FM radio function is set to [Headphones] with the OPTION menu (ICD-UX570F only). Set [Audio Output] to [Speaker]. Related Topic Switching the FM radio output between the built-in speaker and the headphones (ICD-UX570F only) 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 207: You Hear Sound From The Built-In Speaker Even When Headphones (Not Supplied) Are Connected

    [Audio Output] for the FM radio function is set to [Speaker] with the OPTION menu (ICD-UX570F only). Set [Audio Output] to [Headphones]. Related Topic Switching the FM radio output between the built-in speaker and the headphones (ICD-UX570F only) 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 208 Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-UX570 / ICD-UX570F The Equalizer function does not change sound quality. While playback is in progress with the built-in speaker, the Equalizer function does not work. 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 209: Playback Speed Is Too Fast Or Too Slow

    The DPC (Digital Pitch Control) setting is set to [ON], and you have changed the playback speed. Set the DPC (Digital Pitch Control) setting to [OFF], or change the playback speed to normal. Related Topic Adjusting the playback speed – the DPC (Digital Pitch Control) function 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 210 You cannot move to the next or previous file. Your IC recorder is in time jump mode. Press JUMP to enter normal play mode. Related Topic Quickly locating your desired portion of a recording (Time Jump) 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 211 Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-UX570 / ICD-UX570F You cannot use A-B repeat. While in time jump mode, you cannot use A-B repeat. Related Topic Quickly locating your desired portion of a recording (Time Jump) 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 212 Your IC recorder is in normal play mode. Press JUMP to enter time jump mode. Time jump cannot be done in files that are shorter than 1 second. Related Topic Quickly locating your desired portion of a recording (Time Jump) 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 213 Depending on the type of Codec (such as a variable bit rate (VBR) file), the 10 divided positions may not be the same as the total playback time divided into 10 equal parts. Related Topic Quickly locating your desired portion of a recording (Time Jump) 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 214: You Cannot Divide A File

    You cannot divide files other than those recorded by the IC recorder (e.g. a file transferred from a computer). While playback of a file is in progress, you cannot divide the file. Related Topic Deleting a file 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 215: You Cannot Move A File

    Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-UX570 / ICD-UX570F You cannot move a file. You cannot move files in [ Music] to another folder in the built-in memory or the microSD card. Related Topic Protecting a file 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 216: You Cannot Copy A File To A Different Folder

    Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-UX570 / ICD-UX570F You cannot copy a file to a different folder. You cannot copy files in [ Music] to another folder in the built-in memory or the microSD card. 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 217 Track marks are not detected. Your IC recorder may fail to detect the track marks that are added by any IC recorder model other than ICD-UX570 / ICD-UX570F. Use Sound Organizer 2 to copy such a file to the IC recorder.
  • Page 218: The Folder Or File You Created Is Not Displayed

    The folder or file you created is not displayed. If you have created a folder or file on the computer, your IC recorder may fail to detect it depending on where you created it. For more information, see Structure of folders and files. 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 219 The recording date of a file appears as [----/--/--] or [--:--]. The file may have been recorded by a model of the IC recorder other than ICD-UX570 / ICD-UX570F. The date and time recording format varies depending on the model.
  • Page 220: The Display Window Turns Off Too Soon

    You can change the screen off timer setting to make the display screen stay longer. When [Screen Off Timer] is set to [No Auto Screen Off], the battery wears quickly. Related Topic Using the screen off timer 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 221: The Remaining Recording Time On The Display Window Is Shorter Than The One Displayed On The Computer

    As the remaining recording time on the display window is calculated by subtracting the memory capacity required for system operations from the remaining built-in memory capacity, it may not be consistent with the one that Sound Organizer 2 shows on the computer. 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 222: The [Memory Full] Message Appears And You Cannot Start Recording

    The [Memory Full] message appears and you cannot start recording. The memory is full. Delete unnecessary files, or copy some files to another microSD card or a computer and delete the files. Related Topic Deleting a file 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 223: The [File Full] Message Appears And You Cannot Operate The Ic Recorder

    With the built-in memory and the microSD card, your IC recorder is capable of storing up to 5,000 folders and files all together in total. Delete unnecessary files, or copy some files to another microSD card or a computer and delete the files. Related Topic Deleting a file 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 224: The Microsd Card Is Not Detected

    Remove the microSD card and insert it in the correct orientation. You may have formatted the microSD card with a device other than your IC recorder, such as a computer. Be sure to use the IC recorder for formatting microSD cards. 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 225: A Folder Or File Name Appears In Unreadable Characters

    A folder or file name appears in unreadable characters. Some characters you use on Windows Explorer or Mac Finder are not supported by your IC recorder. Folder and file names containing such characters appear in unreadable characters on the IC recorder. 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 226: Copying A File Takes Time

    Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-UX570 / ICD-UX570F Copying a file takes time. If the size of a file is large, it takes a considerable time to finish copying. Wait until the copying finishes. 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 227: The Ic Recorder Is Not Detected By The Computer And You Cannot Transfer Folders/Files From The Computer

    Your IC recorder may not be detected by the computer, depending on the USB port. Try another USB port on the computer. Related Topic Disconnecting the IC recorder from the computer Connecting the IC recorder to a computer System requirements System requirements for Sound Organizer 2 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 228: The File You Transferred From The Computer Does Not Appear On The Ic Recorder And You Cannot Play The File

    If you have created a folder or file on the computer, your IC recorder may fail to detect it depending on where you created it. For more information, see Structure of folders and files. Related Topic Technical specifications 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 229: The Computer Does Not Start

    If you start the computer with your IC recorder connected to the computer, the computer may freeze or may not start properly. Disconnect the IC recorder from the computer and start the computer once again. Related Topic Disconnecting the IC recorder from the computer 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 230 [Audio Output] for the FM radio function is set to [Headphones] with the OPTION menu. Set [Audio Output] to [Speaker]. Related Topic Switching the FM radio output between the built-in speaker and the headphones (ICD-UX570F only) 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 231 [Audio Output] for the FM radio function is set to [Speaker] with the OPTION menu. Set [Audio Output] to [Headphones]. Related Topic Switching the FM radio output between the built-in speaker and the headphones (ICD-UX570F only) 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 232 Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-UX570 / ICD-UX570F The FM radio signals are weak or the sound quality is poor (ICD-UX570F only). Move the IC recorder away from the TV. 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 233 ICD-UX570 / ICD-UX570F The TV images are distorted when you listen to the FM radio (ICD-UX570F only). If you are listening to the FM radio near the TV with an indoor antenna, move away from the TV. 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 234 The cord of headphones (not supplied) works as an FM radio antenna for your IC recorder. For better signal reception, we recommend you connect headphones to the (headphones) jack on the IC recorder and extend the cord as far as it can go. 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 235 Clear unwanted preset number assignments. [Scan Sensitivity] is set to [Low(SCAN L)]. Set it to [High(SCAN H)]. Related Topic Clearing the FM radio preset number assignment (ICD-UX570F only) Selecting the sensitivity level for FM radio scanning (ICD-UX570F only) 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 236: You Cannot Install Sound Organizer

    You have logged on to Windows 7, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10 with a Guest account. Make sure to log on with a user name with computer administrator privileges. Related Topic System requirements for Sound Organizer 2 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 237: The Ic Recorder Is Not Detected By Sound Organizer

    Save a backup copy of all of the data stored on the built-in memory of your IC recorder or the microSD card to the computer, and then format the built-in memory and the microSD card with the IC recorder. Related Topic Formatting the memory (Format Built-In Memory/Format SD Card) 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 238: The Playback Volume Of The Computer Is Low Or You Hear No Audio From The Computer

    Turn up the volume of the computer. (Refer to the instruction manual of the computer.) You can change the volume of WAV files and save them using the Increase Volume feature of the Microsoft Sound Recorder. 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 239: You Cannot Play Or Edit Stored Files

    Sound Organizer 2 is only capable of playing files in the supported format. Depending on the file format, you cannot use part of editorial features of the software. Refer to the help files of Sound Organizer 2. Related Topic The Sound Organizer 2 window (for Windows only) 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 240: The Counter Or Slider Does Not Operate Correctly Or You Hear Noise

    Save the file on the computer (*), and then transfer it to your IC recorder. The file data will be optimized. Select one of the file formats supported by the IC recorder to save the file. Related Topic Technical specifications 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 241: Operations Slow Down As The Number Of Stored Files Increases

    ICD-UX570 / ICD-UX570F Operations slow down as the number of stored files increases. Regardless of the recording length of files, operations slow down as the total number of files stored on your IC recorder increases. 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 242: The Computer Seems To Freeze While A File Is Being Saved, Added, Or Deleted

    The computer seems to freeze while a file is being saved, added, or deleted. It takes a longer time to copy or delete a large file. Wait until the copying or deleting finishes. After completing operations, the display works normally. 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 243: Sound Organizer 2 Freezes During Start-Up

    While the computer is accessing your IC recorder, do not disconnect the IC recorder as it may cause unstable computer operations or data corruption. There may be a conflict between Sound Organizer 2 and another driver or application. 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 244: List Of Messages

    Help Guide IC Recorder ICD-UX570 / ICD-UX570F List of messages HOLD Switch Is On. Slide HOLD Switch to Activate. All the buttons are disabled because your IC recorder is in the HOLD state to prevent unintentional operations. Slide the POWER・HOLD switch to the center dot to release the IC recorder from the HOLD state.
  • Page 245 Formatting the memory (Format Built-In Memory/Format SD Card).) If the above actions do not work, consult your nearest Sony dealer. No folder The memory storage you selected as the move/copy destination does not contain any folders. Create a folder and repeat the operation once again.
  • Page 246 A file system error was detected in the built-in memory or the microSD card. It may have been formatted by a computer. Use your IC recorder to format the built-in memory or the microSD card. (See Formatting the memory (Format Built-In Memory/Format SD Card).) File Protected The file you selected is protected or [read-only].
  • Page 247 You cannot divide the file at a point near the beginning or end of the file. There is a file with the same name that has track marks. You cannot move, copy, or divide the file. New File The recording file has reached the maximum size limit (4 GB for an LPCM file, and 1 GB for an MP3 file). The file will be divided automatically and recording will continue as a new file.
  • Page 248 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 249: System Limitations

    This may occur in some files. The remaining recording time decreases when you divide a file. Your IC recorder uses some memory space for managing divided files, resulting in a decrease in the remaining recording time. 5-006-946-11(1) Copyright 2019 Sony Corporation...

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