Sony ICD-TX50 - IC Recorder Quick Start Guide

Sony ICD-TX50 - IC Recorder Quick Start Guide

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Sony ICD-TX50 - IC Recorder Quick Start Guide

Check the supplied items

  • IC Recorder (1)
  • Noise damper (1)
  • Stereo headphones (1)
  • USB connecting cable (1)
  • Carrying pouch (1)
  • Application software, Sound Organizer (CD-ROM) (1)
  • Operating Instructions (Stored in the built-in memory)
  • Quick Start Guide

Optional accessories

  • USB AC adaptor AC-NWUM50

Do not expose the batteries (battery pack or batteries installed) to excessive heat such as sunshine, fire or the like for a long time.

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.

Power on

  1. Charge the IC recorder.
    Connect the IC recorder to a running computer with the supplied USB connecting cable;
    Charging starts.
    When the battery is fully charged, the battery indicator will indicate " "
    Connecting the IC recorder to a running computer
  2. Disconnect the IC recorder from your computer.
    For details on how to disconnect the IC recorder from your computer, refer to the manual supplied with your computer.
  3. Turn the power on.
    Slide and hold the POWER•HOLD switch in the direction of "POWER" until the window display appears.

To turn the power off, slide and hold the POWER•HOLD switch in the direction of "POWER" until "关机" animation is displayed.

To prevent unintentional operations (HOLD)

information To release the IC recorder from the HOLD status, slide the POWER•HOLD switch towards the center.

Set the date and time

  1. When the confirmation message for clock setting appears, press or to select "是, " and then press /ENT.
  2. Press or to set the year, and then press /ENT. Repeat this procedure to set month, day, hour, and minute in sequence.
    When you set the minute and press /ENT, the clock reflects the setting.

Select the menu language

  1. In the stop mode, press and hold BACK/ HOME to display the Home menu, then select " 设置" "普通设置" "语言 (Language), " and then press /ENT.
  2. Press or to select the desired language, and then press /ENT. You can select the following languages: (Chinese), English
  3. Press STOP.


information Before you start using the IC recorder, make sure that you slide the POWER•HOLD switch towards the center to release the HOLD status.

  1. Press REC/PAUSE.
    Recording starts and the recording indicator and operation indicator light in red.
    information You can pause recording by pressing REC/PAUSE.
    Press REC/PAUSE again to restart recording.
  2. Press STOP to stop recording.
    Recording stops and the operation indicator flashes in orange.


  1. Press /ENT.
    Playback starts and the operation indicator lights in green.
  2. Adjust the volume by pressing VOL –/+.
  3. Press STOP to stop playback.


warning Once a file is erased, you cannot restore it.

  1. In the stop mode, press and hold BACK/ HOME until the Home menu appears.
  2. Press or to select " 删除文 件, " and then press /ENT.
  3. Select "删除文件, " and then press /ENT.
    "确定删除文件?" is displayed and the file to be erased is played back for confirmation.
  4. Select "是, " and then press /ENT.
    "请稍候" is displayed while the selected file is being erased.
  5. Press STOP to exit the menu mode.

Congratulations! You have set up your IC recorder and enjoyed your first recording. Let's step up to the next stage. There are some more useful functions and information that you can use to fully utilize your IC 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
Home menu

The Home menu consists of the following five items. Press or to select a Home menu item, and then press /ENT to confirm:


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 "场景选 择" menu window by pressing and holding BACK/HOME.
Menu Layers

  1. BACK: Press BACK/HOME.
  2. HOME: Press and hold BACK/HOME.

To exit the Home menu, press STOP.

Copying the operating instructions to your computer

The operating instructions explaining all the features and functions of the IC recorder are stored as PDF files in the built-in memory of the IC recorder.

information You can also download the operating instructions from the Sony support home page:

  1. Connect the IC recorder to your computer.
  2. Open the "Instructions" folder on your computer.
    On Windows: Click [我的电脑] or [计算 机] - [IC RECORDER] - [Instructions].
    On Macintosh: Click [IC RECORDER] on the finder - [Instructions].
  3. Drag and drop the files of the operating instructions from the "Instructions" folder to the local disk on your computer.
    The file names of the operating instructions are as follows:
    Product name_language name_version. pdf (e.g. ICD-TX50_English_111.pdf )
  4. Disconnect the IC recorder from your computer.

information To read the operating instructions, double-click the PDF file you want to read.

More advanced features

For details on each operation, refer to the PDF operating instructions copied to your computer.
More advanced features

Scene selection

You can select a scene in the menu for recording with the most appropriate settings according to various recording scenes*.


You can select an effect in the menu for reducing noise or selecting a sound effect that suits the playback sound.


Adds a track mark to set the starting point when recording or playing back a file.

DPC (Digital Pitch Control)

You can adjust the playback speed in the menu.


Displays the menu mode to set various menu items, such as "录音模式, " "话筒灵敏度, " etc.

*Using the "衬衣口袋" scene
To record with the IC recorder in a shirt pocket, place the IC recorder in the pocket, secured with the clip.

Sound Organizer

PC application software**

Various operations can be performed using Sound Organizer on your computer. You can import files recorded with the IC recorder into Sound Organizer to edit. You can import music files of a music CD or podcast files to transfer to the IC recorder. You can also burn CDs of the music you like.
** for Windows only


On power

Operate the unit only on 3.7 V DC with the built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery.

On safety

Do not operate the unit while driving, cycling or operating any motorized vehicle.

On handling

  • Do not leave the unit in a location near heat sources, or in a place subject to direct sunlight, excessive dust or mechanical shock.
  • Should any solid object or liquid fall into the unit, have the unit checked by qualified personnel before operating it any further.

If you have any questions or problems concerning your unit, please consult your nearest Sony dealer.

Documents / Resources


Download manual

Here you can download full pdf version of manual, it may contain additional safety instructions, warranty information, FCC rules, etc.

Download Sony ICD-TX50 - IC Recorder Quick Start Guide


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