Yamaha Pocket Recorder Owner's Manual
Yamaha Pocket Recorder Owner's Manual

Yamaha Pocket Recorder Owner's Manual

Yamaha pocket recorder owner's manual


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  • Page 2 Compliance with FCC * This applies only to products distributed by YAMAHA CORPORATION OF AMERICA. POCKETRAK 2G Owner’s Manual regulations does not guarantee that interference will not occur in all installations.
  • Page 3 ICES-003. Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada. • This applies only to products distributed by Yamaha Canada Music Ltd. • Ceci ne s’applique qu’aux produits distribués par Yamaha Canada Musique Ltée.
  • Page 4 About WMDRM • This product is protected by certain intellectual property rights of Microsoft. Use or distribution of such technology outside of this product is prohibited without a license from Microsoft. • Content owners use Windows Media digital rights management technology (WMDRM) to protect their intellectual property, including copyrights.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Congratulations! Thank you for purchasing the Yamaha POCKETRAK 2G POCKET RECORDER. The POCKETRAK 2G lets you enjoy recording, storing files, listening to music and mixing audio data using the included Cubase AI 4 soft- ware DVD-ROM. In order to get the most out of your new POCKETRAK 2G and its sophisticated functions, we suggest you read this manual thoroughly and keep it in a safe place.
  • Page 6 • This manual is the exclusive copyrights of Yamaha Corporation. • The illustrations and displays as shown in this manual are for instructional purposes only, and may appear somewhat different from those on your device.
  • Page 7: Included Accessories

    Included Accessories • USB connection cable • Earphones • DVD-ROM • Owner’s Manual (this document) • Eneloop (Rechargeable Ni-MH Battery) • Soft case with threaded tripod socket • Microphone stand adapter Attaching the Pocketrak soft case to a tripod Screw the tripod attachment into the threaded socket on the Pocketrack soft case.
  • Page 8: Main Features

    Main Features • Built-in 2GB Large Capacity Flash Memory The flash memory stores up to about 142 hours (in SP mode) stereo recording data. • Eco-friendly and long-lasting “eneloop” rechargeable battery included The “eneloop” battery allows up to about 19 hours of stereo recording, and a AAA/LR03/HP16 alkaline battery allows up to about 25 hours of stereo recording (in SP mode, with LED for...
  • Page 9: Precautions

    Yamaha service personnel. If you notice any abnormality • If this device should be dropped or damaged, immediately turn off the power switch and have the device inspected by qualified Yamaha service personnel. CAUTION Always follow the basic precautions listed below to avoid the possibility of physical injury to you or others, or damage to the device or other property.
  • Page 10 Precautions About the Battery DANGER • If you notice battery leakage, discoloration, deformation, or any strange smell, immediately remove the battery from the unit and stop operating, and also keep away from fire. If you continue operating the unit, it could cause battery fire, explosion, electrolyte blowout, or smoke.
  • Page 11 Yamaha cannot be held responsible for damage caused by improper use or modifications to the device, or data that is lost or destroyed. Always turn the power off when the device is not in use.
  • Page 12: Starting Up

    Starting Up Controls POCKETRAK 2G Owner’s Manual 1 Built-in microphones (L, R) 2 Recording LED 3 External stereo microphone/Line socket ( 4 Skip/Search button ( Y ) 5 Play/Select button ( W ) 6 Skip/Search button ( T ) 7 Volume buttons (VOL +, –) 8 Folder/Index button (FOLDER/INDEX) 9 LCD screen 10 Delete button (DEL)
  • Page 13: Lcd Screen

    LCD screen 4 5 6 7 8 1 Repeat/Random/5-second replay (ONE, ALL, RND, 5SEC) 2 Battery indicator 3 Battery setting (e: eneloop, A: Alkaline) 4 Recording mode (XHQ, HQ, SP, LP, PCM) 5 VAS (Voice activated system) 6 Microphone sensitivity 7 External recording mode (MIC, LINE) 8 Playback Lock/Release 9 Timer/Alarm...
  • Page 14: Inserting A Battery

    Starting Up Inserting a battery Turn the power off before you replace the bat- tery. Install one eneloop (supplied) or AAA/LR03/HP16 alkaline battery. Note: · If you use an alkaline battery, press and hold down the MENU/STOP button for at least two seconds to access the COMMON menu, then select “ALKA- LINE”...
  • Page 15: Basic Operations

    Basic Operations Selecting a menu item Press and hold down the MENU/ STOP button for at least two sec- onds. Press the Y or T button: Moves the cursor highlight up/down. Press the W button: Selects the menu item. Canceling the operation or return to the previ- ous display.
  • Page 16: Hold Function

    Basic Operations Auto power off function • If you leave the unit turned on for 15 minutes without using it, the unit will automatically turn off. • If you leave the unit turned on with a recording paused for more than 15 minutes, the unit will turn off the power after it creates the recorded file.
  • Page 17: Quick Guide

    Quick Guide Recording Do not remove the battery during recording. You can adjust the direction of the built-in micro- phones to suit your recording situation (page 13). Press the FOLDER/INDEX button to select a folder (A, B, C, D or S). Note: ·...
  • Page 18: Pausing Recording

    Quick Guide Press the PAUSE/REC button. The recording LED lights up and recording starts. Elapsed recording time Remaining recording time Note: · With some files, the elapsed recording time dis- played on the LCD may differ from the actual elapsed time. POCKETRAK 2G Owner’s Manual Stopping recording Press the MENU/STOP button.
  • Page 19: Playback

    Playback Press the FOLDER/INDEX button to select a folder (A, B, C, D, L or M). Press the Y or T button to select a file. Press the W button. Playback begins. Elapsed playing time Total playing time Stopping playback Press the MENU/STOP button.
  • Page 20: Deleting

    Quick Guide Deleting The deleted file is not recoverable. Deleting the selected file Press the FOLDER/INDEX button to select a folder. Press the DEL button. Press the Y or T button to select “FILE”, then press the W button. Press the Y or T button to select the file to be deleted, then press the W button.
  • Page 21: Connecting To A Computer

    Connecting to a Computer Computer system requirements Windows Computer Windows-based computer with built-in USB interface Windows Vista, XP Others Speakers or headphones Sound playback function Macintosh Computer Macintosh computer with built-in USB interface Mac OS X 10.4, 10.5 Others Speakers or headphones Sound playback function Connecting the unit to your computer...
  • Page 22 Connecting to a Computer Precautions when using the USB ter- minal When connecting the USB terminal to the com- puter, make sure to observe the following points. Failing to do so risks freezing the computer and corrupting or losing the data. If the computer or the unit freezes, restart the application software or Windows OS, or turn the power to the unit off then on again.
  • Page 23: Disconnecting The Unit From Your Computer

    Click [Safely Remove Hardware]. Connecting to a Computer Select [USB Mass Storage Device] and click [Stop]. Make sure that [Yamaha Pocketrak USB Device] is in the list, then select [USB Mass Storage Device] and click [OK]. Disconnect the unit from your computer.
  • Page 24: About The Folder In Removable Disk

    Connecting to a Computer About the folder in Remov- able Disk When you connect the recorder to your com- puter, Removable Disk icons will appear in the My Computer directory folder in Windows. The system displays two removable disks if the security lock has been canceled.
  • Page 25 (page 6) Note: · If you format the unit, the Manual folder will be deleted. You can download the latest PDF manual files from the following Yamaha web site. http://www.yamaha.co.jp/manual/ [ALARM] folder This folder stores MP3/WMA files (excluding DRM contents) that can be played as an alarm.
  • Page 26 Connecting to a Computer [LINE] folder This folder stores files recorded from external devices. • Files recorded and stored in the LINE folder are named “IC_L_XXX (file number).MP3”. • The LINE folder accommodates up to 199 files. • You can play only those files (in the LINE folder) that comply with the file naming rules.
  • Page 27: About Cubase Ai 4

    About Cubase AI 4 The included DVD-ROM contains Cubase AI 4 DAW software that enables you to record, edit and mix audio data. This section explains how to install Cubase AI 4 and import audio data for editing and mixing. While going through this section you might find it useful to also refer to the PDF manual supplied with the Cubase AI 4 software.
  • Page 28 Connecting to a Computer Note: · When installing Cubase AI 4, you will need a work- ing internet connection to register your Cubase AI 4. Make sure to fill in all required fields for user reg- istration. If you do not register the product, you will be unable to use the application after a limited period of time expires.
  • Page 29 When the directory selection dialog window appears, select the folder to which the project and audio files for the project are to be stored, and click [OK]. An empty project window with 4 stereo and 8 monaural tracks will appear. Project window Transport panel Click in the track list (the area in which the...
  • Page 30 Connecting to a Computer Go to [File] menu ^ [Import] ^ [Audio File] ^ [My Computer]. When the following window appears, select “Removable Disk,” then click [Open]. Note: · The screen shots are of Windows XP. The screen might look different if you are using a different OS. POCKETRAK 2G Owner’s Manual Select an audio file to import from the fwolder, then click [Open].
  • Page 31 To save the project file, select [Save] from the [File] menu, then enter a file name before actually saving the file. Save your project file frequently to avoid losing a large amount of unsaved data in case a prob- lem occurs. Hint: For further instructions such as adding effects or mix- ing, refer to the PDF manual provided with the soft-...
  • Page 32: About The Accessory Disk

    ^ <http://www.yamahasynth.com/> POCKETRAK 2G Owner’s Manual • Note that Yamaha does not offer technical support for the DAW software in the accessory disk. About the DAW software in the accessory disk The accessory disk contains DAW software both for Windows and Macintosh.
  • Page 33: Software License Agreement

    PROCESS, YOU SHOULD SELECT “AGREE” WITH THE EUSLA, WITHOUT YOUR JUDGMENT THERETO, SO AS TO PROCEED TO THE NEXT PAGE. 1. GRANT OF LICENSE AND COPYRIGHT Yamaha hereby grants you the right to use one copy of the software program(s) and data (“SOFTWARE”) accompanying this Agreement.
  • Page 34 (14) days from the date of receipt, as evidenced by a copy of the receipt. Yamaha’s entire liability and your exclusive remedy will be replacement of the defective media if it is returned to Yamaha or an authorized Yamaha dealer within fourteen days with a copy of the receipt.
  • Page 35: Recharging The Eneloop

    Recharging the eneloop • Be sure to insert and recharge the eneloop. Do not attempt to recharge alkaline batteries. Oth- erwise, the battery liquid may leak and damage the unit. • Recharge the eneloop at an ambient temperature between 5 and 35 degrees Celsius (41 and 95 degrees Fahrenheit).
  • Page 36 Connecting to a Computer Note: · Recharging takes approximately 90 minutes. · The recharging time is an approximate value based on a full recharge of a fully drained eneloop battery. The recharging time will vary depending on the power left in the battery and the ambient tempera- ture.
  • Page 37 For details of products, please contact your nearest Yamaha representative or the authorized distributor listed below. NORTH AMERICA CANADA Yamaha Canada Music Ltd. 135 Milner Avenue, Scarborough, Ontario, M1S 3R1, Canada Tel: 416-298-1311 U.S.A. Yamaha Corporation of America 6600 Orangethorpe Ave., Buena Park, Calif.
  • Page 38 Yamaha Pro Audio global web site: http://www.yamahaproaudio.com/ Yamaha Manual Library http://www.yamaha.co.jp/manual/ U.R.G., Pro Audio & Digital Musical Instrument Division, Yamaha Corporation ©2008 Yamaha Corporation 1AJ6P1P0036-- 802IP-01A0 Printed in China...

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