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  • Page 1 IC Recorder Click! You can direct jump Table of Contents Operating Instructions Recording Files Utilizing Your Computer Troubleshooting Index 4-300-042-12(1) ICD-TX50...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents WARNING ...5 Notice for users ...7 Preparing the recorder Checking the Parts and Controls ...8 Using the Display Window ...10 Preventing Unintentional Operations (HOLD) ...16 Maintaining the Moderate Volume Level(For European models only) ...17 Recharging the Battery ...18 Recharging the battery using a computer ...18 Recharging the battery using a USB AC...
  • Page 3 Renaming a Folder and a File...65 Changing a folder name ...65 Changing a file name ...66 Protecting a File ...67 About the Menu Function Menu Operation Modes ...68 Menu Settings ...70 Utilizing Your Computer Using the IC Recorder with Your Computer ...79 Connecting the IC recorder to your computer ...80...
  • Page 4 Browsing the Operation Guide To use the buttons in the Operation Guide Click the buttons located in the upper right of the pages of this manual to jump to “Table of Contents, ” or “Index. ”  Hints  You can jump to the indicated page by clicking a page number in the table of contents or in the index.
  • Page 5: Warning

    The recorded music is limited to  private use only. Use of the music beyond this limit requires permission of the copyright holders. Sony is not responsible for  incomplete recording/ downloading or damaged data due to problems of the IC recorder or computer.
  • Page 6 The manufacturer of this product is Sony Corporation, 1‑7‑1 Konan Minato‑ku Tokyo, 108‑0075 Japan. The Authorized Representative for EMC and product safety is Sony Deutschland GmbH, Hedelfinger Strasse 61, 70327 Stuttgart, Germany. For any service or guarantee matters please refer to the addresses given in separate service or guarantee documents.
  • Page 7: Notice For Users

    All rights reserved. This manual or the software described herein, in whole or in part, may not be reproduced, translated or reduced to any machine readable form without prior written approval from Sony Corporation. IN NO EVENT SHALL SONY CORPORATION BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL,...
  • Page 8: Preparing The Recorder

    Preparing the Recorder Preparing the recorder Checking the Parts and Controls Front  Recording indicator  Display window   STOP button   REC (record)/PAUSE button  Speaker  Built-in microphone (stereo) (L)  Built-in microphone (stereo) (R)  Operation indicator ...
  • Page 9 Preparing the Recorder Rear  Clip  POWER•HOLD switch  microSD card slot   (headphone) jack  RESET button You can reset the IC recorder by pressing the button with a small pin, etc. (  p. 104). Attaching the noise damper By attaching the noise damper to the IC recorder, you can reduce vibration noises from a table or...
  • Page 10: Using The Display Window

    Preparing the Recorder Using the Display Window Display when stopped Note The above window and the other windows in this section display indications, numbers, or items for explanatory purposes. The actual windows may differ from those displayed here.  File location indication The selected file number is displayed in the numerator and the total number of files in the folder is...
  • Page 11 Preparing the Recorder  microSD card indication Appears when a microSD card is inserted and “Select Memory” in the menu is set to “microSD Card. ” When “Built‑In Memory” is selected, no indication is displayed.  Battery indicator Displays the remaining battery power.
  • Page 12 Preparing the Recorder  Newly arriving podcast indication  Editorial message indication When some editorial functions are disabled for a file, a message is displayed (e.g., Cannot Divide File or Edit Track Mark). Display when recording  Operation mode indicator Displays the following, depending on the current operation of the IC recorder.
  • Page 13 Preparing the Recorder Display during playback  Play mode /DPC/Alarm indicator Appears when a file is played back. Appears when files in one folder are played back continuously. ALL: Appears when all the files are played back continuously. Appears when one file is played back repeatedly.
  • Page 14 Preparing the Recorder Display during file selection Category list Folder list File list  Category indication Folders containing files are categorized into recordable or playback‑only area for managing files. Recording Files: Recordable area. Used to manage files recorded with the IC recorder. Music: Playback‑only area.
  • Page 15: Menu Items

    Preparing the Recorder Display during MENU operation Home menu Menu setting  Home menu The Home menu consists of the following five items, each representing a major feature of the IC recorder. Scene Select Select File Erase Files Edit Settings ...
  • Page 16: Preventing Unintentional Operations (Hold)

    Preparing the Recorder Preventing Unintentional Operations (HOLD) You can disable all the buttons (HOLD) in order to prevent unintentional operations when you carry the IC recorder, etc. To disable the button operations (HOLD status) Slide the POWER•HOLD switch in the direction of “HOLD” to disable the buttons while the power is on.
  • Page 17: Maintaining The Moderate Volume Level(For European Models Only)

    Preparing the Recorder Maintaining the Moderate Volume Level (For European models only) The IC recorder limits the maximum volume to allows 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”...
  • Page 18: Recharging The Battery

    Preparing the Recorder Recharging the Battery Recharging the battery using a computer  Connect the IC recorder to your computer. Use the USB connecting cable supplied with the IC recorder to connect the  (USB) connector of the IC recorder and the USB port of a running computer.
  • Page 19: Recharging The Battery Using A Usb Ac Adaptor

    Preparing the Recorder  Disconnect the IC recorder from your computer. Follow the procedures below; otherwise, when the IC recorder contains data files, the files may be damaged or become unplayable.  Make sure that the operation indicator does not light.  Perform the following operation on your computer.* On the Windows taskbar at the bottom right of the desktop, left‑click the following icon: ...
  • Page 20: Turning The Ic Recorder On

    Preparing the Recorder Turning the IC Recorder On Turning the power on Slide and hold the POWER•HOLD switch in the direction of “POWER” until the window display appears. The IC recorder is turned on. Turning the power off Slide and hold the POWER•HOLD switch in the direction of the “POWER” until the “Power Off ”...
  • Page 21: Using The Power Saving Mode

    Preparing the Recorder Using the power saving mode To save battery power, the power saving mode is set to “ON” by default. In the power saving mode, if no operation is attempted for approximately 5 seconds in the stop mode and for approximately 10 seconds in the recording and playback modes, the display turns off automatically.
  • Page 22: Setting The Clock

    Preparing the Recorder Setting the Clock You need to set the clock to use the alarm function or record the date and time. Setting the clock after recharging the battery When the clock is not set after you purchased the IC recorder and use it for the first time, the “Set Date&Time”...
  • Page 23: Setting The Clock Using The Menu

    Preparing the Recorder Setting the clock using the menu While the IC recorder is in the stop mode, you can set the clock using the menu.  Select “Date&Time” in the menu.  In the stop mode, press and hold BACK/ HOME until the Home menu appears.  Press  or  to select “ Settings,” and then press /ENT.  Press  or  to select “Common Settings,” and then press /ENT.  Press  or  to select “Date&Time,” and then press /ENT.  Press  or  to select “Auto(Synchronizing)” or “Manual,” and then press /ENT.
  • Page 24 Preparing the Recorder  Set year, month, day, hour and minute. Press  or  to set the year, and then press /ENT. Repeat this procedure to set month, day, hour, and minute in sequence. You can move the cursor back to an item by pressing BACK/HOME. When you set the minute and press /ENT, the “Please Wait”...
  • Page 25: Setting The Language To Be Used In The Display Window

    Preparing the Recorder Setting the Language to Be Used in the Display Window You can select the language to be used for messages, menus, folder names, file names, etc.  In the stop mode, press and hold BACK/ HOME to display the Home menu, then select “ Settings”  ”Language,” and then press /ENT.  Press  or  to select the language that you want to use, and then press /ENT.  Press  STOP to exit the menu mode.
  • Page 26: About The Home Menu

    Preparing the Recorder About the Home menu You can display the Home menu by pressing and holding BACK/HOME. The Home menu is the starting point of each feature of the IC recorder, such as editing or making various settings. Home menu The Home menu consists of the following five items.
  • Page 27: How To Use The Home Menu

    Preparing the Recorder How to use the Home menu When you press  or  to select an item and then press /ENT, you can display the menu window one‑layer down. Pressing BACK/HOME button returns to the menu window one‑layer up. Whichever layer of a menu window you display, you can go back directly to the Home “Scene Select”...
  • Page 28: Selecting A File

    Preparing the Recorder Selecting a File Selecting a file using the menu You can select a folder and a file for recording, playing, or editing as follows:  Display the “ Select File” menu.  In the stop or playback mode, press and hold BACK/HOME until the Home menu appears.  Press  or  to select “ Select File,” and then press /ENT.  Select a category. Press  or  to select “ Recording Files, ” “...
  • Page 29 Preparing the Recorder  Select a file. Press  or  to select the desired file, and then press /ENT. The playback mode window of the selected file is displayed.  Press  STOP to stop playback. You can switch files by pressing  or .
  • Page 30: Selecting A File In The Stop Or Playback Mode Window

    Preparing the Recorder Selecting a file in the stop or playback mode window In the stop or playback mode, press BACK/HOME. The file list of the current folder is displayed. By pressing BACK/HOME repeatedly, you can display the folder list, category list, and the “ Select File” window in sequence.
  • Page 31: Displaying The File Information

    Preparing the Recorder Displaying the file information You can display the file information of the current file by pressing  STOP in the stop mode. By pressing  STOP repeatedly, you can display the rest of the file information, and then return to the stop mode window. ...
  • Page 32: Inserting A Microsd Card

    Preparing the Recorder Inserting a microSD Card In addition to the built‑in memory, you can record files on a microSD card. In this manual, microSD cards and microSDHC cards are generally referred to as a “microSD card. ”  In the stop mode, open the lid of the microSD card slot, and then insert a microSD card into the microSD card slot as illustrated below until it clicks into place.
  • Page 33 Preparing the Recorder About compatible microSD cards You can use microSD/microSDHC cards with the IC recorder. Due to the file system specifications of the IC recorder, you can record and play back an LPCM file smaller than 2 GB, and an MP3/WMA/AAC‑LC file smaller than 1 GB using a microSD card.
  • Page 34: Selecting The Memory

    Preparing the Recorder Selecting the memory You can switch the memory between the built‑in memory and a microSD card by using the menu:  To switch the memory to the microSD card, insert a microSD card into the microSD card slot (  p. 32).  In the stop mode, press and hold BACK/ HOME to display the Home menu, then select “ Settings” then press /ENT.  Press  or  to select “microSD Card” or “Built-In Memory,” and then press /ENT. If you select “microSD Card” and the microSD card has not been formatted, proceed to the next step.
  • Page 35: Recording Files

    Recording Files Recording Files Basic Recording The following are the basic recording procedures using the specified microphone sensitivity and recording mode. Note Noise may be recorded if an object, such as your finger, etc., accidentally rubs or scratches the IC recorder during recording. ...
  • Page 36: Monitoring The Recording

    Recording Files To record with the IC recorder on a table or other surface, attach the supplied noise damper to the IC recorder and place the IC recorder so that the built-in microphones face the direction of the source to be recorded.  In the stop mode, press  REC/PAUSE. The recording indicator and the operation indicator light in red. You do not need to press and hold  REC/ PAUSE while recording. The new file will be automatically recorded as the last file in the specified destination folder.
  • Page 37: Stopping The Recording

    Recording Files Stopping the recording  Press  STOP. The “Please Wait” animation appears on the display and the operation indicator flashes in orange. The IC recorder stops at the beginning of the current recording file. Note while accessing The IC recorder is recording data and storing it on the memory media when the “Please Wait”...
  • Page 38: Changing The Recording Settings

    Recording Files Changing the Recording Settings Selecting the recording destination folder You can set the folder in which a recording file is saved. You can select a folder in the “ Recording Files” category each for the built‑in memory and microSD card.
  • Page 39: Selecting A Recording Scene For Each Situation

    Recording Files Selecting a recording scene for each situation According to various recording scene, you can change the items for recording, such as REC Mode (  p. 72), Mic Sensitivity (  p. 73), etc., to the recommended settings in bulk. You can change the settings for each item. ...
  • Page 40: Tips For Better Recording

    Recording Files Tips for better recording There are ways of making better recordings other than using scene selection. Recording at a meeting When recording with the IC recorder placed on a table, you can reduce noise by attaching the supplied noise damper to the IC recorder. By placing the IC recorder on a handkerchief, etc., you can also record with clear, low‑noise sound, minimizing vibration noise from the...
  • Page 41: Changing The Scene Select Settings

    Recording Files Changing the Scene Select settings  In the stop or playback mode, press and hold BACK/HOME to display the Home menu, then select “ Settings” ”Recording Settings” then press /ENT.  Press  or  to select the scene you want to change the settings, and then press /ENT.  Press  or  to select “Edit” or “Edit from Current Setting,” and then press / ENT.  Press  or  to select the item you want to change, and then press /ENT.  Press  or  to select a setting item, and then press /ENT. For details on the menu items and settings, see “Menu Settings. ” (  p. 72 – 73) ...
  • Page 42: Changing The Scene Select Setting To The Default Values

    Recording Files Changing the Scene Select setting to the default values  In the stop or playback mode, press and hold BACK/HOME to display the Home menu, then select “ Settings”  Settings” ”Scene Edit,” and then press /ENT.  Press  or  to select the scene you want to change the settings to the default values, and then press /ENT.  Select “Set Default Value,” and then press /ENT. “Set to Default Value?” will be displayed.  Press  or  to select “YES,” and then press /ENT. The menu item settings of the selected scene will be set to the default values.
  • Page 43: Starting To Record Automatically In Response To Sound - The Vor Function

    Recording Files Starting to Record Automatically in Response to Sound – the VOR Function You can set the VOR (Voice Operated Recording) function to “ON, ” to make the IC recorder start recording when the IC recorder detects sound that exceeds a specified level, and pause when sound falls to a level lower than a specified level.
  • Page 44: Playing Files

    Playing Files Basic Playback  Slide the POWER•HOLD switch in the direction of “POWER” to turn on the IC recorder (  p. 20), or towards the center to release the IC recorder from the HOLD status (  p. 16). The stop mode window appears.  Select the desired file to be played back (  p. 28). If you do not select a file, the file just recorded will be played back.  Press /ENT. Playback starts, and the operation indicator will light in green.
  • Page 45: Other Operations

    Playing Files Other operations stop at the current position (Playback Pause function) go back to the beginning of the current file go back to previous files skip to the next file skip to the succeeding files When a track mark is set, the IC recorder goes backward or forward to the track mark before or after the current point ( ...
  • Page 46: Changing The Playback Settings

    Playing Files Changing the Playback Settings Reducing noise or selecting the sound effect in playback – the Effect function You can reduce noise in playback or select the sound effect that suits the file to be played back.  Press and hold BACK/HOME to display the Home menu, then select “...
  • Page 47 Playing Files Option items Description Disables the effect function. Clear Voice 1 Reduces noise, excluding that of the human voice, and adjusts low and loud voices to the optimum volume automatically, making sound clear and easy‑to‑listen‑to. Clear Voice 2 Makes sound quality clearer, with stronger noise reduction and automatic volume adjustment functions than those of “Clear Voice 1.
  • Page 48: Adjusting The Playback Speed - The Dpc (Digital Pitch Control) Function

    Playing Files Adjusting the playback speed – the DPC (Digital Pitch Control) function You can adjust the playback speed in a range from 0.50 times to 2.00 times normal. The file is played back in natural tones by means of a digital processing function.
  • Page 49: Selecting The Play Mode

    Playing Files Note You cannot play back an LPCM file at a speed exceeding 1.00 times the recorded speed. If you attempt to adjust the playback speed faster than that limit, “NO FAST” appears in the display window. Selecting the play mode You can select the play mode in the menu.
  • Page 50: Convenient Playback Methods

    Playing Files Convenient Playback Methods Listening with better sound quality  To listen with the headphones: Connect the supplied stereo headphones to the  (headphone) jack. The built‑in speaker will be automatically disconnected.  To listen from an external speaker: Connect an active speaker to the ...
  • Page 51: Locating The Point You Wish To Start Playback Quickly - The Easy Search Function

    Playing Files Locating the point you wish to start playback quickly – the Easy Search function When “Easy Search” is set to “ON” in the menu, you can go back for the specified reverse skip time by pressing  once, and can go forward for the specified forward skip time by pressing ...
  • Page 52: Playing Back A File At A Desired Time With An Alarm

    Playing Files Playing Back a File at a Desired Time with an Alarm You can sound an alarm and start playback of a selected file at a desired time. You can have a file played back on a specified date, once every week, or at the same time every day.
  • Page 53 Playing Files  Press  or  to select a favorite alarm pattern, and then press /ENT. The “Please Wait” animation appears and the alarm setting becomes effective.  Press  STOP to exit the menu mode. To change the alarm setting Select the file you want to change its alarm setting, and then follow steps  through . To cancel the alarm setting Follow steps ...
  • Page 54: Erasing Files

    Erasing Files Erasing Files Erasing a File Note Once a file has been erased, you cannot retrieve it.  Slide the POWER•HOLD switch in the direction of “POWER” to turn on the IC recorder (  p. 20), or towards the center to release the IC recorder from the HOLD status (  p. 16). The stop mode window appears.  In the stop or playback mode, select the file you want to erase (  p. 28).  Press and hold BACK/HOME until the Home menu appears.  Press  or  to select “ Erase Files,” and then press /ENT.
  • Page 55 Erasing Files To cancel erasing Select “ΝΟ” in step , and then press /ENT. To erase a part of a file Divide the file into two files first (  p. 63), and then proceed with steps  through .
  • Page 56: Erasing All Files In A Folder

    Erasing Files Erasing All Files in a Folder  In the stop mode, select the folder containing the files you want to erase (  p. 28).  Press and hold BACK/HOME to display the Home menu, then select ” Erase Files” ”Erase All Files,” and then press /ENT. “Erase All Files?” will be displayed.  Press  or  to select “YES,” and then press /ENT. The “Please Wait” animation appears and all files in the selected folder will be erased. ...
  • Page 57: Editing Files

    Editing Files Arranging Files in a Folder Moving a file to a different folder  Select the file you want to move.  Press and hold BACK/HOME until the Home menu appears.  Press  or  to select “ Edit,” and then press /ENT.  Press  or  to select “Edit Files,” and then press /ENT.  Press  or  to select “Move File,” and then press /ENT.  Press  or  to select the category of the destination folder, and then press /ENT. Note When you select the “ Music” category as the destination, you can move a file to a folder containing the type of files the IC recorder can play.
  • Page 58: Copying A File To The Other Memory

    Editing Files  Press  or  to select the folder that you want to move the file into, and then press /ENT. The “Please Wait” animation appears and the file is moved to the last position in the destination folder. When you move a file to another folder, the original file in the previous folder will be erased. ...
  • Page 59 Editing Files  Press  or  to select the category of the destination folder, and then press /ENT. The folder list of the selected category is displayed. Note When you select the “ Music” category as the destination, you can copy a file to a folder containing the type of files the IC recorder can play. ...
  • Page 60: Using A Track Mark

    Editing Files Using a Track Mark Adding a track mark You can add a track mark at a point at which you would like to divide a file later or locate during playback. You can add a maximum of 98 track marks to each file.
  • Page 61: Erasing A Track Mark

    Editing Files Erasing a track mark  Stop at a position after the track mark you would like to erase.  Press and hold BACK/HOME to display the Home menu, then select “ Edit”  Files” “Erase Track Mark,” and then press /ENT. “Erase Track Mark?” will be displayed.  Press  or  to select “YES,” and then press /ENT. The “Please Wait” animation appears and the selected track mark will be erased.  Press  STOP to exit the menu mode. To cancel erasing Select “NO”...
  • Page 62: Erasing All The Track Marks In The Selected File At One Time

    Editing Files Erasing all the track marks in the selected file at one time  Select a file from which you want to erase the track marks.  Press and hold BACK/HOME to display the Home menu, then select “ Edit”  Files” “Erase All Track Marks,” and then press /ENT. “Erase All Track Marks?” will be displayed.  Press  or  to select “YES,” and then press /ENT. The “Please Wait” animation appears and all the track marks will be erased at one time.
  • Page 63: Dividing A File

    Editing Files Dividing a File Dividing a file at the current position You can divide a file in the stop mode, so that the file is divided into two parts and new file numbers are added to the divided file names. By dividing a file, you can easily find the point from which you want to play back when you make a long recording such as one made at a meeting.
  • Page 64: Dividing A File At All The Track Mark Positions

    Editing Files Dividing a file at all the track mark positions  Select the file you want to divide.  In the stop mode, press and hold BACK/ HOME to display the Home menu, then select “ Edit” Track Marks,” and then press /ENT. “Divide All Track Marks?” will be displayed.  Press  or  to select “YES,” and then press /ENT. The “Please Wait” animation appears, and the file is divided at all the track mark positions.
  • Page 65: Renaming A Folder And A File

    Editing Files Renaming a Folder and a File Changing a folder name You can change a name of a folder used to store files recorded with the IC recorder. You can choose a new folder name from the templates.  Select the folder which you want to rename from the folder list in the “...
  • Page 66: Changing A File Name

    Editing Files Changing a file name You can rename a file by prefixing characters from a desired template to the file name. A file in the recordable area can be renamed. You can choose characters to be added from the templates. ...
  • Page 67: Protecting A File

    Editing Files Protecting a File To prevent a file from being accidentally erased or edited, you can protect an important file. When a file is protected, the (protect) indicator is displayed in the file information window, showing that the file is regarded as a read‑only file you cannot erase or edit.
  • Page 68: About The Menu Function

    About the Menu Function Menu Operation Modes Home menus Scene Select Select File Erase Files Edit Files Edit Change Names Settings Recording Settings Playback Settings Select Memory Sub menus Menu items Erase a File Erase All Files Protect Divide at Current Position Divide All Track Marks Move File File Copy...
  • Page 69 About the Menu Function Home menus Common Settings Settings Sub menus Menu items Power Saving Mode Language Date&Time Time Display Beep Format System Information Operation mode ( : the setting can be made/ —: the setting cannot be made) Stop Playback Recording mode...
  • Page 70: Menu Settings

    About the Menu Function Menu Settings Sub menus Menu items Scene Select Allows you to choose a recording scene according to each recording situation as follows: (Shirt Pocket)*, (Meeting), You can change the items for recording to the recommended settings in bulk. Select File Displays category list, folder list, and then file list, allowing you to choose a file.
  • Page 71 About the Menu Function Sub menus Menu items Edit Files File Copy Erase Track Mark Erase All Track Marks Change Names Change Folder Name Change File Name Settings (* : Initial setting) Copies the selected file from the built‑ in memory to the desired folder on a microSD card, or from a microSD card to the desired folder on the built‑in memory.
  • Page 72 About the Menu Function Sub menus Menu items Settings Recording Settings Scene Edit Save Destination REC Mode Settings (* : Initial setting) Edits the settings of the various recording menu items which have been pre‑set in the “Scene Select” menu. Edit: Changes the settings from the settings in the selected scene item.
  • Page 73 About the Menu Function Sub menus Menu items Recording Settings Mic Sensitivity LCF(Low Cut) Playback Settings DPC(Speed Control) Settings (* : Initial setting) Sets the microphone sensitivity. High To record a sound far away from the IC recorder or a low sound, such as recording in a spacious room.
  • Page 74 About the Menu Function Sub menus Menu items Playback Settings Effect Settings (* : Initial setting) Sets the effect suitable for playback sound. OFF*: The effect function does not work. Clear Voice 1: Reduces noise, excluding that of the human voice, and adjusts low and loud voices to the optimum volume automatically, making sound clear and easy‑to‑...
  • Page 75 About the Menu Function Sub menus Menu items Playback Settings Easy Search Play Mode Alarm Settings (* : Initial setting) Sets the easy search function. ON: You can go forward or backwards for the specified skip time by pressing  or during playback.
  • Page 76 About the Menu Function Sub menus Menu items Select Memory Selects the memory medium on which you want to store a file, or which contains the file you want to play, edit, or copy. Built‑In Memory*: The built‑in memory of the IC recorder is microSD Card: When no microSD card is currently inserted in the IC recorder, the built‑in memory is selected automatically.
  • Page 77 About the Menu Function Sub menus Menu items Common Settings Language Date&Time Time Display Beep Settings (* : Initial setting) Sets the language to be used for messages, menus, folder names, file names, etc. Deutsch (German), English, Español (Spanish), Français (French), Italiano (Italian), Русский...
  • Page 78 To get another copy of the operating instructions, please visit the Sony support home page depending on your area (  p. 104). Displays the IC recorder model name and the version number of the software.
  • Page 79: Utilizing Your Computer

    Utilizing Your Computer Utilizing Your Computer Using the IC Recorder with Your Computer When the IC recorder is connected to your computer, you can transfer data between them. Copying files from the IC recorder to your computer to store them ( p. 85) Copying music files from your computer to the IC recorder to play them back ( p.
  • Page 80: Connecting The Ic Recorder To Your Computer

    Utilizing Your Computer Connecting the IC recorder to your computer To exchange files between the IC recorder and your computer, connect the IC recorder to your computer.  Connect the  (USB) connector of the IC recorder with the USB port of your running computer with the supplied USB connecting cable inserted into the connectors securely until each plug stops to the end.  Make sure the IC recorder has been recognized properly. On the Windows screen; open “My Computer” or “Computer, ” and make sure that “IC RECORDER”...
  • Page 81: Structure Of Folders And Files

    “IC RECORDER” folder. microSD card Folder for files recorded using the IC recorder Folder transferred from your computer LPCM AAC-LC “MEMORY CARD” PRIVATE SONY Folder for files recorded using the IC recorder VOICE FOLDER01 FOLDER05 Folder transferred from MUSIC your computer J-POP...
  • Page 82 Utilizing Your Computer  Hints  The title or artist name, etc., registered in the music files, can be displayed on the IC recorder. It is useful if you input the ID3 tag information using the software you use to make the music files on your computer.
  • Page 83 Utilizing Your Computer Folders displayed on the “ Music” category of the IC recorder The following folders will be displayed among the folders forwarded from a computer.  Folders under the MUSIC folder which contains a file (when some folders have multiple levels, all folders will be displayed in parallel.) ...
  • Page 84: Disconnecting The Ic Recorder From Your Computer

    Utilizing Your Computer Disconnecting the IC recorder from your computer Follow the procedures below; otherwise, data may be damaged.  Make sure that the operation indicator of the IC recorder does not light.  Perform the following operation on your computer. * On the Windows taskbar at the bottom right of the desktop, left‑click the following icon:  Left‑click “Eject IC RECORDER”...
  • Page 85: Copying Files From The Ic Recorder To Your Computer

    Utilizing Your Computer Copying Files from the IC Recorder to Your Computer You can copy the files and folders from the IC recorder to your computer to store them.  Connect the IC recorder to your computer (  p. 80).  Copy files or folders you want to transfer to your computer. Drag and drop the files or folders you want to copy from “IC RECORDER” or “MEMORY CARD”...
  • Page 86: Copying Music Files From Your Computer To The Ic Recorder And Playing Them Back

    Utilizing Your Computer Copying Music Files from Your Computer to the IC Recorder and Playing Them Back You can copy music or the other audio files (LPCM(.wav)/MP3(.mp3)/ WMA(.wma)/AAC‑LC(.m4a) dragging and dropping them, and you can play them back using the IC recorder.
  • Page 87: Playing Back Music Files Copied From Your Computer Using The Ic Recorder

    Utilizing Your Computer Playing back music files copied from your computer using the IC recorder  Select a folder.  Display the category list with either of the following:  In the stop or playback mode, press and hold BACK/HOME to display the Home menu, then select “ Select File, ” and press /ENT. ...
  • Page 88: Using The Ic Recorder As Usb Memory

    Utilizing Your Computer Using the IC Recorder as USB Memory When the IC recorder is connected to your computer, image data or text data on the computer, as well as files recorded using the IC recorder can be stored on the IC recorder. Your computer must meet the specified system requirements to use the IC recorder as USB memory.
  • Page 89: Using The Supplied Sound Organizer Software

    Utilizing Your Computer Using the Supplied Sound Organizer Software What you can do using Sound Organizer Sound Organizer allows you to exchange files with an IC recorder or memory card. The songs imported from music CDs and other media, MP3 and other audio files imported from a computer, and podcasts can also be played and transferred to an IC recorder.
  • Page 90 Utilizing Your Computer Editing templates for a folder or file name You can edit the templates used as “Change File Name” and “Change Folder Name” menu options. Deleting files from an IC recorder You can delete a file saved to an IC recorder. Use this operation to delete files in the IC recorder when you want to increase the amount of free space in the IC recorder or there are unnecessary files.
  • Page 91: System Requirements For Your Computer

    Utilizing Your Computer System requirements for your computer The following shows the system requirements for using Sound Organizer. Operating systems  Windows 7 Ultimate  Windows 7 Professional  Windows 7 Home Premium  Windows 7 Home Basic  Windows 7 Starter (32 bit version) ...
  • Page 92: Installing Sound Organizer

    Utilizing Your Computer  Sound card A SoundBlaster compatible card is recommended.  USB port 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. ...
  • Page 93 Utilizing Your Computer  Make sure that you accept the terms of the license agreement, select [I accept the terms in the license agreement], then click [Next].  When the [Setup Type] window appears, select [Standard] or [Custom], and then click [Next]. Follow the instructions on the screen and set the installation settings when you select [Custom].  When the [Ready to Install the Program] window appears, click [Install]. The installation starts.  When [Sound Organizer has been installed successfully.] window appears, check [Launch Sound Organizer Now], and then click [Finish]. Note You may need to restart your computer after installing Sound Organizer.
  • Page 94: The Sound Organizer Window

    Utilizing Your Computer The Sound Organizer window  Help Displays the help of Sound Organizer. For details on each operation, refer to these help files.  The file list of Sound Organizer (My Library) Displays a list of files included in My Library of Sound Organizer in accordance with the operation.
  • Page 95: Additional Information

    Additional Information Additional Information Using a USB AC Adaptor You can charge the built‑in rechargeable battery by connecting the IC recorder to an AC outlet using a USB AC adaptor (not supplied). You can charge the battery while you are using the IC recorder, so that it is useful when you want to record for a long time.
  • Page 96: Disconnecting The Ic Recorder From The Ac Outlet

    Additional Information Disconnecting the IC recorder from the AC outlet Follow the procedures below; otherwise, when the IC recorder contains data files, the files may be damaged or become unplayable.  If you are recording or playing back a file, press  STOP to put the IC recorder into the stop mode.  Make sure that the operation indicator of the IC recorder does not light.  Disconnect the IC recorder from the USB AC adaptor, and then disconnect the USB AC adaptor from the AC outlet.
  • Page 97: Precautions

    To clean the exterior, use a soft cloth slightly moistened in water. Then use a soft dry cloth to wipe the exterior. Do not use alcohol, benzine or thinner. If you have any questions or problems concerning your unit, please consult your nearest Sony dealer. Continued ...
  • Page 98 Additional Information Backup recommendations To avoid potential risk of data loss caused by accidental operation or malfunction of the IC recorder, we recommend that you save a backup copy of your recorded files to a computer, etc. On using a microSD card ...
  • Page 99: Specifications

    Additional Information Specifications System requirements To use your computer with the Sound Organizer software To use your computer with the Sound Organizer software, see “System requirements for your computer” (  p. 91). To use your computer without the Sound Organizer software To use your computer with the IC recorder without the Sound Organizer software, or to use the IC recorder as a USB mass storage device, your computer must meet the operating system requirements and port environment...
  • Page 100 Additional Information Hardware environment:  Sound board: Sound boards compatible with any of the supported operating systems  Port: USB port  Disk drive A CD‑ROM drive is required. To create a music CD, you need a CD‑R/RW drive. Notes The following systems are not supported: ...
  • Page 101: Design And Specifications

    Additional Information Design and specifications IC Recorder section Capacity (User available capacity) 4 GB (approx. 3.60 GB = 3,865,470,566 Byte) A part of the memory capacity is used as a management area. Maximum number of folders (for a drive) 400 folders Maximum number of files (for a folder) 199 files Maximum number of files (for a drive)
  • Page 102 Additional Information General section Speaker Approx. 10 mm × 6 mm (13/32 inches × 1/4 inches) dia. Input/Output Headphone jack USB connector microSD card slot Playback speed control (DPC) 2.00 times ‑ 0.50 times 1.00 time ‑ 0.50 times Power output 150 mW Power requirements Built‑in rechargeable lithium‑ion...
  • Page 103: Battery Life

    Additional Information Maximum recording time The maximum recording time of all the folders is as follows. REC mode (Recording scene LPCM 44.1kHz/16bit MP3 192kbps MP3 128kbps ( ) MP3 48kbps(MONO) When you are going to record continuously for a long time, you may have to use a USB AC adaptor (not supplied).
  • Page 104: Troubleshooting

    Before taking the IC recorder for repair, check the following sections. Should any problem persist after you have made these checks, consult your nearest Sony dealer. Please access the following support home page to get the support information about your IC recorder: For customers in Europe: http://support.sony‑europe.com/DNA...
  • Page 105: On The Ic Recorder Operations

    Troubleshooting On the IC recorder operations Noise Noise is heard.  An object, such as your finger, etc., accidentally rubbed or scratched the IC recorder during recording so that noise was recorded.  The IC recorder was placed near an AC power source, a fluorescent lamp or a mobile phone during recording or playback.
  • Page 106 Sony dealer.  If the battery life is limted to approximately half the original battery life, even after you charge it fully, the battery has deteriorated.  Consult your nearest Sony dealer. Charging You cannot charge the battery by connecting the IC recorder to your computer.  When you connect the IC recorder to a computer which is not running, the battery will not be charged.
  • Page 107 Troubleshooting Operating The IC recorder does not operate correctly.  You may have formatted the memory of the IC recorder using the computer.  Use the IC recorder formatting function to format the memory (  p. 78). The recording indicator and the operation indicator do not light.  “LED” is set to “OFF. ” ...
  • Page 108 Troubleshooting Playback speed is too fast or too slow.  “DPC(Speed Control)” in the menu is set to “ON, ” and the IC recorder plays a file at the specified speed.  Set “DPC(Speed Control)” to “OFF” to play back a file at the normal speed. Or adjust the playback speed with “Set Speed”...
  • Page 109 Troubleshooting Display The remaining time displayed in the display window is shorter than that displayed in the supplied Sound Organizer software.  The IC recorder requires a certain amount of memory for system operation. That amount is subtracted from the remaining time, which is the reason for the difference. Files The “Memory Full” message is displayed and you cannot start recording.  The memory is full.  Erase some of the files (  p. 54) or erase all the files after you store them on the other memory media or on your computer.
  • Page 110: On The Sound Organizer

    Troubleshooting The IC recorder is not recognized by your computer. A folder/file cannot be transferred from your computer.  Disconnect the IC recorder from your computer and reconnect it.  Do not use a USB hub or USB extension cable. Use the supplied USB connecting cable to connect the IC recorder to your computer.  Operation is not guaranteed if you use any system requirements other than those described on page 99.
  • Page 111 Troubleshooting The IC recorder cannot be properly connected.  Check that the installation of the software has been successful. Also check the connection as follows: − When using an external USB hub, use the supplied USB connecting cable to connect the IC recorder to your computer. −...
  • Page 112: Messages List

    Troubleshooting Messages List Follow the instructions below if a message appears in the display. Message HOLD... Slide HOLD Switch to Activate. Low Battery Level Low Battery Low Battery to Update microSD Card Error microSD Card Not Supported Read Only microSD Card  A read‑only microSD card is inserted. A read‑only microSD Card Locked Memory Full File Full...
  • Page 113  Save a backup copy of your data and format the IC recorder using the menu (  p. 78). If a problem persists, consult your nearest Sony dealer.  A microSD card was inserted during recording or playback. Remove the microSD card and insert it while the IC recorder is in the stop mode.
  • Page 114 Troubleshooting Message Invalid Operation New File Change Folder Cannot Divide ‑ Exceeds Max 199 Files in Folder Same File Name Exists Erased Track Marks too near Divide Point No operation with microSD Card Check the Volume Level*  The volume of the playback sound exceeds the specified Operation Invalid While Recording for the European models only...
  • Page 115  A system error other than the above has occurred. Press the RESET button to restart the IC recorder. If the problem persists, consult your nearest Sony dealer. “Save Destination” folder, or the folder itself has been deleted. The destination folder has been changed to...
  • Page 116: System Limitations

    Troubleshooting System Limitations There are some system limitations of the IC recorder. Troubles as mentioned below are not malfunctions of the IC recorder. Symptom You cannot display or play back music files in order. A file is divided automatically. You cannot enter lower‑ case characters.
  • Page 117: Trademarks

    Troubleshooting Trademarks  Microsoft, Windows, Windows Vista and Windows Media are registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/ or other countries.  Macintosh and Mac OS are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the USA and other countries.
  • Page 118: Listening For A Lifetime

    For the customers in Canada Listening for a Lifetime Selecting fine audio equipment such as the unit you’ve just purchased is only the start of your musical enjoyment. Now it’s time to consider how you can maximize the fun and excitement your equipment offers. This manufacturer, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®...
  • Page 119 For the customers in Canada DECIBEL LEVEL EXAMPLES: Whisper Quiet room Moderate rainfall Normal conversation Busy traffic, vacuum cleaner Alarm clock CONSTANT EXPOSURE TO THESE NOISES CAN BE DANGEROUS: Lawn mower, motorcycle Chain saw Rock concert Jet plane takeoff Jackhammer Firecrackers This information courtesy of the American Speech‑Language‑Hearing Association (ASHA), the national professional, scientific and credentialing...
  • Page 120: Index

    Additional Information Index AAC‑LC files ... 101 Adjusting the volume ... 36, 44 Alarm ...52, 68, 75 Battery indicator ... 18, 95 Battery life ... 103 Built‑in memory ... 34, 81 Built‑in microphones ... 35 Category ... 14, 28 Changing a file name ...66, 68, 71 Changing a folder name ...65, 68, 71 Changing the Scene Select settings ...41, 68, 72...
  • Page 121 Additional Information Language ...69, 77 LCF(Low Cut) ...68, 73 LED ...69, 76 Menu operation modes ...68 Menu Settings ...70 Mic Sensitivity ...68, 73 Move File ...68, 70 Play Mode ...68, 75 Power Saving Mode ...69, 76 Protect ...68, 70 REC Mode ...68, 72 Save Destination ...68, 72 Scene Edit ...68, 72 Scene Select ...68, 70...