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    Yamaha Corporation harmful to the operation of other electronic of America or its subsidiaries. * This applies only to products distributed by YAMAHA CORPORATION OF AMERICA. (class B) This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC CANADA Rules.

  • Page 3: About Mp3

    2) this device must accept any interference received including interference that may cause undesired oper- ation. See user manual instructions if interference to radio reception is suspected. * This applies only to products distributed by YAMAHA CORPORATION OF AMERICA. (FCC DoC) IMPORTANT Please record the serial number of this unit in the space below.

  • Page 4: Precautions

    If you notice any abnormality save important data to an external device such as a computer. • If this device should be dropped or damaged, immediately turn off the power and have the device inspected by qualified Yamaha service personnel. POCKETRAK CX Owner’s Manual...

  • Page 5: About The Battery

    About the Battery short-circuit within the battery, causing ignition, explosion, DANGER leakage or ejection of the electrolyte, or overheating. • If you notice battery leakage, discoloration, • Insert the battery as instructed. deformation, or any strange smell, immediately Always make sure the battery is inserted in conformity with the +/ remove the battery from the device and stop operating, - polarity markings.

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    • Insert the battery as instructed. Information for Users on Collection and Disposal of Always make sure the battery is inserted in conformity with the +/ Old Equipment and used Batteries - polarity markings. Failure to do so might cause abnormal chemical reaction when recharging or could cause abnormal These symbols on the products, packaging, and/ electric current flow in the battery, resulting in fire, explosion,...

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    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. The performance of components with moving contacts, such as switches, volume controls, and connectors, deteriorates over time. Consult qualified Yamaha service personnel about replacing defective components.

  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    The operation of the POCKETRAK CX is explained in this Owner’s Manual (this book) and also in the Reference Manual (PDF file) that can be downloaded from the Yamaha website. Owner’s Manual (this book): The Owner’s Manual includes information about pre- cautions, setup and basic operation that will get you started as easily as possible.

  • Page 9: Introduction

    Introduction Included accessories (Please check that the following items are included.) • Eneloop AA Ni-MH rechargeable battery (1) • DVD-ROM (1) The disc includes the “Cubase AI” DAW • 2GB microSD Memory Card (1) (Digital Audio Workstation) software. • Earphones (1) Please read “About the accessory disc”...

  • Page 10: Starting Up

    Starting Up Inserting a battery Open the battery Insert the included Close the battery cover. eneloop battery. cover. Eneloop AA recharge- able battery (1) Hint: · You can use the “eneloop” battery repeatedly by recharging it. For information on recharging the “eneloop”...

  • Page 11: Checking The Remaining Battery Power

    Starting Up Checking the remaining battery Remaining battery power power Check the battery indicator on the LCD screen to deter- full mine the remaining battery power. When the battery power falls to a low level, the recorder will display the message “LOW BATTERY!.” Recharge the “eneloop”...

  • Page 12: Inserting A Microsd Card

    Starting Up Inserting a microSD card Use a microSD card to store the recording/playback data. You must format a commercially available microSD card using the recorder before you use the card for the first time (page 16). Open the microSD card slot cover. Close the card slot cover.

  • Page 13: About The Microsd Card

    VOICE folders (A-D): The VOICE folder contains sub-folders For more information on microSD cards, A-D that store files recorded through the please visit the following Yamaha website: microphone. LINE(L) folder: Before using the microSD card This folder stores files recorded from •...

  • Page 14: Basic Operation

    Basic Operation About the screens [Main screen] [Menu screen] MENU ENTER at least 2 sec Appears when the power to the Appears when you press and hold down unit is turned on. the [MENU/ENTER] button for at least two (2) seconds while the main screen is displayed.

  • Page 15: About The Menu Settings

    Basic Operation About the menu settings Menu and menu item list Menu items are categorized into three main menus: [REC MENU] (Recording settings), [PLAY MENU] (Playback settings) and [COMMON MENU] (Global settings). [REC MENU] (Recording settings) [REC MODE] Sets the recording quality. [REC LIMITER] Turns the Recording peak limiter on or off.

  • Page 16: Setting The Menu Options

    Basic Operation [AUTO OFF] Turns the Auto Power Off function on or off. [BACKLIGHT] Turns the LCD backlight on or off. [CONTRAST] Adjusts the LCD contrast. [RECYCLE BIN] Turns the Recycle Bin function on or off. [FORMAT] Formats a microSD card. [MENU RESET] Initializes the menu settings.

  • Page 17: Recording

    Recording Before recording The POCKETRAK CX enables you to optimize your recordings by setting the Recording mode, ALC (Auto Level Control) function, microphone sensitivity, High Pass (Low Cut) filter and other functions. This section explains Recording mode and the ALC function. Please refer to the Refer- ence Manual for information on the other functions.

  • Page 18: Recording Musical Performance

    * Battery life varies depending on the type and manufacturer of battery/microSD-card, storage condi- tions, usage, ambient temperature, etc. Yamaha will not guarantee operation if you use any battery other than an alkaline battery or a rechargeable battery specified by Yamaha (eneloop).

  • Page 19: Adjusting The Recording Level

    Recording Press the [REC/PAUSE ] button once possible without deflecting all the way, and again. the recording LED remains illuminated. The unit enters recording [STANDBY] mode. (Recording has not started yet.) level meter • If the recording level is too low: Press the [ ] button to adjust the recording level so that the level meter will...

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    Recording • If the recording level is too high: • Indicators displayed during recording The level meter frequently moves all the Recording LED way to the right and the recording LED turns off. The appears on the screen when the level exceeds the specified threshold during recording.

  • Page 21: Simple Recording (musical Practice, Meeting, Etc.)

    Recording Simple recording (musical practice, meeting, etc.) Before recording, set the [ALC] switch to Press the [REC/PAUSE ] button. [ON] and the [MIC SENS] (microphone sensi- The LED lights up in red, and recording tivity) switch to [HIGH]. begins. Hint: ·...

  • Page 22: Playing Back

    Playing Back The POCKETRAK CX plays back MP3 and WMA format files as well as WAV format files recorded on the unit. To play back a file recorded on the unit, select a folder from the VOICE (A-D) fold- ers or the LINE (L) folder. To play back a file transferred from a computer, select the MUSIC (M) folder.

  • Page 23: Transferring Audio Files From The Recorder To A Computer

    Transferring Audio Files from the Recorder to a Computer You can transfer audio files stored in the microSD card to a computer by connecting the recorder to the computer via an included USB cable. Transferred files are compatible for play- back with Windows Media Player and iTunes, and can be edited using the included “Cubase AI”...

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    Transferring Audio Files from the Recorder to a Computer Once the recorder is recognized by the computer, the following display appears on the screen. Connected to Transmitting to/ from PC If nothing appears on the computer display, or if the above screen fails to appear on the recorder, follow the steps below: •...

  • Page 25: Loading Audio Files

    Transferring Audio Files from the Recorder to a Computer Note: · The screens, 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. (This manual uses Win- dows XP and Mac OS X as examples.) Loading audio files Windows:...

  • Page 26: Recharging The Eneloop

    Recharging the eneloop WARNING • Recharge the eneloop at an ambient temperature of between 5 and 35 degrees Celsius (41 and 95 degrees Fahrenheit). • Be sure to close the battery cover before you start recharging. Make sure that the eneloop battery is inserted in the recorder. DANGER •...

  • Page 27: About The Accessory Disk

    ^ <> • Note that Yamaha does not offer technical sup- port for the DAW software in the accessory You can visit the Steinberg site also via the Help disk.

  • Page 28: Software License Agreement


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    Yamaha or an authorized Yamaha dealer AGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE, MISUSE OR INABILITY within fourteen days with a copy of the receipt. Yamaha is TO USE THE SOFTWARE, EVEN IF YAMAHA OR AN not responsible for replacing media damaged by acci- AUTHORIZED DEALER HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSI- dent, abuse or misapplication.

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    For details of products, please contact your nearest Yamaha representative or the authorized distribu- tor listed below. FRANCE NORTH AMERICA EUROPE Yamaha Musique France CANADA THE UNITED KINGDOM/ BP 70-77312 Marne-la-Vallée Yamaha Canada Music Ltd. IRELAND Cedex 2, France 135 Milner Avenue, Scarborough, Yamaha Music U.K.

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    Lebor Road, Singapore 409015 Yamaha Music & Electronics Tel: 747-4374 (China) Co.,Ltd. 2F, Yunhedasha, 1818 Xinzha-lu, Jingan-qu, Shanghai, China Tel: 021-6247-2211 HEAD OFFICE Yamaha Corporation, Pro Audio & Digital Musical Instrument Division Nakazawa-cho 10-1, Naka-ku, Hamamatsu, Japan 430-8650 Tel: +81-53-460-2445 SY49...

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    Yamaha Web Site (English only) Yamaha Manual Library U.R.G., Pro Audio & Digital Musical Instrument Division, Yamaha Corporation © 2008 Yamaha Corporation 1AJ6P1P0043--A 902IP-02B0...

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