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Adjusting Recording Levels - Yamaha MDX-595 Owner's Manual

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Press REC (REC ‡ on the remote) to set this unit
to record pause mode.
The REC * indicators light up.
"REC Standby" and the amount of time available for recording
flash alternately in the display.
If you selected a track number or paused playback (in step
3) to record over a previous recording
"OverWrite OK?" appears in the display.
To confirm, press ENTER. This operation will erase the
selected track number (or point) and all subsequent material.
To cancel, press CANCEL (or &).
Adjust the recording level corresponding to the audio
input you selected in step 2. Refer to "Adjusting
Recording Levels" on this page for more details.
When recording from a digital source that has a digital output
(volume) control, set the output level (volume) to "MAX".
Recording may not be possible at low output levels (when the
digital volume is turned down).
Start playing the program source to be recorded.
Press #/* (PLAY # on the remote) 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.
To stop
Press & (STOP & on the remote).
To pause
Press #/* (PAUSE * on the remote).
Press again to resume recording.
To eject the MD
Press ) EJECT.
If the power to this unit is turned off 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

Adjusting Recording Levels

Setting the digital volume level
The volume level of digital audio sources is often similar,
however, level differences may be quite obvious between
different digital audio formats and even between one
recording and another. To maintain a consistent volume
level in MD recordings, it is possible to change the volume
of the input digital signal.
To select the digital signal to be recorded or monitored,
press INPUT repeatedly until the appropriate digital input
indicator (DIGITAL OPT. 1 or DIGITAL OPT. 2) appears in
the display. During record or record pause mode, turning
DIGITAL REC LEVEL adjusts the volume of the digital
signal. The digital volume can be adjusted up to +12 dB
and down to a minimum (MIN) level from the default volume
of 0 dB, the level of the input digital signal. To set the
volume level, play the digital source to be recorded and
adjust DIGITAL REC LEVEL so that highest peak causes
the 0 dB level indicators to flicker. The OVER indicators
should not light.
dB –
00 –
If recording is stopped, the digital recording level is
restored to the default volume of 0 dB.
• When DIGITAL REC LEVEL is turned, the digital volume level
is adjusted in 0.5 dB steps between +12 dB and –20 dB, 1 dB
steps from –20 dB to –30 dB, 2 dB steps from –30 dB to –40
dB, followed by –44 dB, –48 dB, –54 dB, –62 dB and MIN.
• Although some sources can be recorded with lower peak
levels, setting the peak levels too low may degrade the quality
of the recording.
• The digital volume cannot be adjusted while a track title is
being entered.
Setting the analog recording level
Press INPUT repeatedly until the ANALOG indicator
appears in the display, and press REC (REC ‡ on the
remote) to put this unit in the record pause or monitor out
mode. For best results, play the loudest passage of the
source to be recorded and watch the recording level meter
in the display. Adjust ANALOG REC LEVEL so that the
highest peak causes the 0 dB level indicators to flicker.
The OVER indicators should not light.
4 2 1 0 OVER
Should not light


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