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Adjusting Recording Levels; Track Marking - Yamaha MDX-E300 Owner's Manual

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Adjust the recording levels. (See "Adjusting
recording levels" on this page.)
• Before proceeding to the next step, be sure to reset
the source to be recorded to the beginning.
Press #/* (# on the remote control) to start
• The TOC indicator lights up.
When the TOC indicator is lit, this means that the
TOC information has not yet been written to the
disc. After recording is complete, the TOC data is
automatically written to the disc.
Start playing the source to be recorded.
• Synchronized start is possible if you make system
control connections to CRX-E300, CDX-E400 or
KX-E300. Press ^ on CRX-E300, CDX-E400
or # on KX-E300 to start playing the source after
step 7. The recording begins automatically. To use
timer recording, please refer to the instructions
supplied with CRX-E300 or CRX-E400.
To pause
Press #/* (# on the remote) to resume recording.
To stop
Press &.
To eject the MD
If the power cord is disconnected while making a
recording, the TOC data cannot be correctly written to
the disc and the recorded data will be erased.
TOC writing may be impossible (or track number
marking may not perform as expected) when recording
a damaged CD or a broadcast source with interference.

Adjusting recording levels

Setting the digital recording level
The digital recording level is set by default to 0 dB, the
level of the input source. Normally, it is not necessary to
adjust this level. However, because of the variance in
levels between different digital formats and sources, it is
possible to adjust the recording level of the digital signal.
The digital level can be adjusted up to +12 dB and down
to a minimum (MIN) level. Adjust DIGITAL REC
LEVEL so that the highest peak causes the 0 dB level
indicators to flicker. Do not cause the OVER indicator to
light. Once recording is stopped, the digital recording
level returns to the default level of 0 dB.
Setting the analog recording level
For best results, play the loudest passage of the source to
be recorded and watch the recording level meter in the
Adjust ANALOG REC LEVEL so that the highest peak
causes the 0 dB level indicators to flicker. Do not cause
the OVER indicator to light as it may produce distortion
in the audio signal.
dB –
00 –
• To adjust the recording level of a source connected with the
system control cable, remove the MD before pressing ^ (or
#) on the source component. If you press the button with an
MD in this unit, the recording begins automatically.

Track marking

When making a recording, you can choose either
automatic or manual marking. This feature operates
somewhat differently for analog and digital signals. See
below for details.
Press M-MARK repeatedly to select automatic
(MANUAL indicator is not lit) or manual (MANUAL
indicator lit) marking.
When recording analog signals
Auto : Track numbers are written in synchronization with
the input level of the signal being recorded. During
recording, if no sound is detected for more than 1.5
seconds, the recorder interprets this to be a gap between
two tracks. When the source signal is detected again, a
track number is automatically written.
Manual : One track number is written automatically
when you start recording, but none are written during
recording. To mark a track number, press M-MARK at the
desired position while recording.
• When using manual marking, the marks must be set at least 4
seconds apart.
When recording digital signals
Track numbers are written in the same positions as the
original source (CD, etc.) with either automatic or manual
To add additional track numbers, set M-MARK to
MANUAL and press M-MARK at the desired position
while recording.
• When recording is paused, the portion recorded up to the pause
is counted as an individual track. When recording is resumed,
a new track number is created.
• During synchronized recording, manual track marking is not
4 2 1 0 OVER
Should not light



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