POCKET RECORDER POCKETRAK 2G Reference Manual...
Table of Contents Table of Contents Starting Up ........4 Playback ........18 Stopping playback..........18 Controls ............. 4 Changing playback speed........18 LCD screen ............4 Fast forward playback........... 18 Adjusting the direction of the built-in Fast reverse playback ..........19 microphones (Tilt up) ........
Table of Contents Connecting to a Computer ... 35 Using the unit as a music player ..43 Computer system requirements ......35 Recording music files ..........43 Connecting the unit to your computer ..35 Ripping CDs (transferring music files to your computer)............
Starting Up Starting Up Controls 1 Built-in microphones (L, R) 2 REC/PEAK 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...
Starting Up Adjusting the direction of the built-in microphones (Tilt up) You can adjust the direction of the built-in microphones. For example, if you place the unit on a table to record, you can tilt the mic up to avoid noise from the table top. Adjust the direction of the mic to suit the recording circumstances.
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 previous display Press the MENU/STOP button: Returns to the previous display.
Basic Operations Hold function The Hold function can help you to avoid stopping operation (playback or recording) by acciden- tally pressing a button. Set the POWER/HOLD switch to the left while the unit is operating. The Hold function is engaged. •...
Basic Operations Press the MENU/STOP button twice to exit from the menu setting mode. The date and time settings are complete. Note: · Calendar settings may be lost if the battery is removed for longer than 10 minutes. If so, reset the calendar settings. ·...
Recording Recording Recording time The recording time differs depending on the recording mode, as shown below. Recording time (approx.) Recording mode PUBLIC AREA SECURITY AREA (A, B, C and D folder) (S folder) PCM: Pulse Code Modulation (stereo) 2hr. 50 min. 10 min.
Recording Starting recording Do not remove the battery during recording. You can adjust the direction of the built-in microphones to suit your recording situation (page Press the FOLDER/INDEX button to select a folder (A, B, C, D or S). Hint: The A, B, C, D and S folders store audio ﬁles (such as a conversation, for example) recorded via the recorder’s microphones.
Recording Hint: The recording LED can be turned off (page 33). You can monitor audio that is currently being recorded by listening through headphones (supplied) that you connect to the unit. Use the VOL + or – button to adjust the monitor- ing level.
Recording Setting the Auto Level Control (MIC ALC) About Auto Level Control (MIC ALC) Auto Level Control is a function that automatically maintains the recording volume close to a speciﬁed level during recording under various recording environments. The function maintains a consistent recording level by recording loud sounds at lower lev- els and quiet sounds at higher levels.
Recording Selecting the microphone sensitivity With MIC ALC “ON”: While the recorder is stopped, press the MENU/STOP button for at least two (2) seconds. Press the Y or T button to select “VOICE”, then press the W button. Press the Y or T button to select “MIC SENS.”, then press the W button.
Recording Adjusting the microphone sensitivity The level meter moves to left or right as the volume level of the sound source changes. If the sensitivity level is low: SP 15 MIC If the level meter moves only very slightly, raise the micro- phone sensitivity by pressing the Y button so that the level meter will move moderatley to the right.
Recording VAS (Voice Activated System) recording When the VAS recording function is turned on, and if the unit is in recording pause mode, the unit will automatically start to record as soon as it detects audio at a level above a certain thresh- old.
· If you record audio with an external stereo microphone, select “MIC” (page 6). For external microphones, Yamaha recommends that you use an electret condenser micro- phone with the capabilities of plug-in power operation, 2k Ω impedance, performance guaranteed with a 1.3V power supply, and a 3.5mm stereo mini plug.
Recording Note: · Audio is automatically recorded in XHQ mode. · The unit can record up to 199 ﬁles in the L (Line) folder. If you attempt to record the 200th ﬁle, the recorder will indicate “FILE FULL”. · When you record to the L folder, MIC ALC is automatically set to OFF. Auto Divide function When the Auto Divide function is turned on, the unit automatically detects the silence between songs and records each song as an individual ﬁle.
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. File number Total ﬁle number Elapsed playing time Total playing time Stopping playback Press the MENU/STOP button.
Playback Fast reverse playback Press and hold down the T button during playback to fast reverse the ﬁle cur- rently being played. When the beginning of the ﬁle is reached, the unit starts fast reversing from the end of the previous ﬁle. Release the Y or T button to resume normal playback.
Playback Playing back music ﬁles You must transfer music ﬁles from your computer to the M folder before playback. Press the FOLDER/INDEX button to select the M (MUSIC) folder. Press the Y or T button to select a desired ﬁle, then press the W button. An artist name, and the title or ﬁle name appear on the LCD, and playback begins.
Playback Creating and playing back music ﬁles from sub-folders When transferring ﬁles to the unit, you can create multiple sub-folders in the MUSIC folder into which you can copy ﬁles. Folders are created directly inside the MUSIC folder (page 41). Follow the steps below to select and play back a ﬁle in one of the sub-folders.
Playback Repeat/Random playback This function applies to ﬁles in the M (music) or L (line) folder. While the unit is stopped, press the MENU/STOP button for at least two (2) seconds. Press the Y or T button to select “MUSIC”, then press the W button. Press the Y or T button to select “REPEAT”, then press the W button.
Deleting 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.
Deleting Note: · Deleting a VOICE (A, B, C, D or S) folder is not permitted if the folder contains ﬁle(s) that were not recorded in the VOICE folder. · You cannot delete any MP3/WMA ﬁles that are not stored in the playable folders. Deleting index marks Press the FOLDER/INDEX button to select a folder.
Using timers Using timers Set the date and time before you set any timers (page Setting the alarm timer A ﬁle (or an alarm sound) can be played at a designated time. Before you program the timer, place the ﬁle to be played in the ALARM folder (page 42).
Using timers Setting the recording timer Make sure that the battery power is sufﬁcient before you set the recording timer. You can set the unit to make a recording of a speciﬁed duration that will start automatically at a designated time. The recorded ﬁle will be created in the designated folder. While the unit is stopped, press the MENU/STOP button for at least two (2) seconds.
Using timers Press the MENU/STOP button twice to exit menu setting mode. Turn the power off if required. Recording will start at the designated time. If timer recording does not start for one of the following reasons, a crossed timer indicator appears on the LCD as shown below. •...
Be sure to write down your passcode and keep it in a safe place. If you forget the passcode, you will be unable to play or access any ﬁles in the security folder. Yamaha will be unable to decrypt or reset the passcode for you.
Security function Make sure that “SET” is highlighted, then press the W but- ton. Write down your passcode, then press the W button. Keep your passcode in a safe place. Turning the security lock off While the unit is stopped, press the MENU/STOP button for at least two (2) seconds.
Security function Note: · Reformat the security area of the unit if you have lost your passcode. (When you format the security area, all ﬁles in the S folder are deleted, the security lock is turned off, and the passcode returns to “0000” which is the factory default.) ·...
Setting the menu options Setting the menu options General procedure for setting menu options While the unit is stopped, press the MENU/STOP button for at least two (2) seconds. The ﬁrst level of the menu option hierarchy appears. Press the Y or T button to select the desired option. VOICE: Settings for audio recording MUSIC:...
Setting the menu options VOICE menu options DIVIDE: Divides a ﬁle. You can use the Divide function to get rid of unnecessary parts and keep only those you desire. To divide a ﬁle, you must ﬁrst locate the desired position (time) by playing back the ﬁle up to that position.
Setting the menu options BASS: Emphasizes the bass sound (effective only for playback through head- phones). OFF: Bass function is off. ON: Bass function is on. REPEAT: Selects the repeat/random mode (page 22). COMMON menu options BEEP SOUND: Selects the beep sound. OFF: Beep sound is off.
Setting the menu options AUTO POWER OFF: Enables the Auto Power Off function (page OFF: The function is off. ON: The function is on. MENU MODE: Selects the menu mode. SIMPLE: Displays only the basic menu options (REC MODE, SOUND EQ, BASS, BEEP SOUND, DATE & TIME, BATTERY SET- TING, VERSION and MENU MODE).
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 to a Computer Note: · To transfer non-DRM10 content ﬁles, select “USB2.0” mode. · To use the “for WMA DRM10” connection, you must have Windows Media Player 10 or later for Windows XP SP2, or Windows Media Player 11 or later for Windows Vista installed on your computer.
Connecting to a Computer Selecting the Windows action When you connect the unit to a computer, the system displays the following window: Note: · The following description applies to the “USB2.0” mode (normal USB connection). · The screens, the menu items and buttons displayed on your computer may not exactly match those shown in this manual, depending on the OS version or manufacturer of your computer.
If the icon is not displayed, refer to Windows Help. Click [Safely Remove Hardware]. 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.
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 bat- tery and the ambient temperature.
Connecting to a Computer Viewing removable disks via Explorer Starting Explorer To view removable disks via Explorer as shown in this manual, start Windows Explorer as follows: Click [start], then right-click [My Computer], and select [Explorer] from the menu that appears. Explorer will start.
Connecting to a Computer About the folder in Removable Disk When you connect the recorder to your computer, 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.
• In order to view the PDF ﬁles, Adobe Reader must be installed in your computer. Note: · If you format the unit, the Manual folder will be deleted. You can download the latest PDF manual ﬁles from the following Yamaha website. http://www.yamaha.co.jp/manual/ [ALARM] folder This folder stores MP3/WMA ﬁles (excluding DRM contents) that can be played...
· Yamaha makes no representations or warranties with regard to the content of ﬁles, and cannot be held responsible for the failure of transfers or downloads, or for damage or erasure of music ﬁles due to malfunction of the unit or your computer.
Using the unit as a music player Insert a CD into the CD-R/RW drive. Note: · If your computer has access to the Internet, the system will automatically obtain and display music information related to the CD. Click [ G ] → [Tools] → [Options]. Click Select the [Rip Music] tab.
Using the unit as a music player Check the box of the songs that you wish to rip to your computer, then click [Rip Music]. Click Check The system starts ripping the CD. Note: · Some MP3/WMA ﬁles may not play on the unit. ·...
Using the unit as a music player Copying data using Explorer This section explains how to transfer MP3/WMA ﬁles to the unit using Windows Explorer. Connect the unit to the USB terminal on the computer. Start Explorer on the computer (page 40).
Using the unit as a music player Transferring data using Windows Media Player This section explains how to transfer MP3/WMA ﬁles to the unit using Windows Media Player. Select [Start] menu → [All programs] → [Windows Media Player] to start the program. 6) Click 1) Click 4) Select...
Using the unit as a music player Creating a Playlist You can create a Playlist to play back tracks in the MUSIC folder in the desired sequence. This sec- tion explains how to create a Playlist on your computer and transfer it to the unit. Select the [Start] menu →...
Appendix Appendix Troubleshooting The unit does not operate. Possible cause Battery is not inserted properly or is dead. Reinsert the battery correctly. Corrective action Recharge the eneloop or replace with a new alkaline battery. Possible cause Internal memory error. Corrective action Format (initialize) the internal memory and then try recording again.
Appendix The Removable Disk is not displayed when the unit is connected to the PC. Possible cause The unit is not connected to the PC correctly. Make sure the connection is correct. Corrective action Disconnect the unit from the PC and reconnect it again. Possible cause Sufﬁcient power is not being supplied from the PC to the unit.
Appendix Cannot divide a ﬁle. Possible cause There may be insufﬁcient free memory. Corrective action Erase unnecessary ﬁles. See “Deleting the selected ﬁle” on page Possible cause The ﬁle is too short to divide. You can divide only ﬁles that exceed a speciﬁc minimum recording time. PCM...
Appendix Q: May I use a manganese battery? A: Do not use a manganese battery or NiCad battery. You may use an oxyride battery, but the battery life would be about the same as that of alkaline batteries. Q: Why do I hear a rustling noise in the recordings? A: A rustling noise may be recorded if you move the unit during recording, or even if you move your ﬁngers while holding the unit when recording.
Appendix Speciﬁcations Internal Memory: Recording Time (total time of A, B, C, Approx. 3hr.5min. (PCM) D and S folder): Approx. 27hr.40min. (XHQ) Approx. 68hr. (HQ) Approx. 136hr. (SP) Approx. 272hr. (LP) Frequency Response (overall): 40 Hz - 20 kHz (Built-in microphones, PCM) 40 Hz - 15 kHz (Built-in microphones, XHQ) 40 Hz - 7.5 kHz (Built-in microphones, HQ) 40 Hz - 3.5 kHz (Built-in microphones, SP)
The time value listed above is an estimate and is not guaranteed. Yamaha will not guarantee oper- ation if you use any battery other than an alkaline battery or a rechargeable battery speciﬁed by Yamaha (eneloop).