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  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS About the Quick Manual Advanced MusicCAST functions The MusicCAST system ..........5 The MusicCAST Server ........... 5 Terms used in this manual The MusicCAST Client ..........5 Operating the MusicCAST server ........6 Playback ..............40 Using a TV/Monitor to view the MusicCAST Recording ...............
  • Page 3 About the Quick Manual The Quick Manual is aimed at first time users of the MusicCAST system, and contains an easy to understand explanation of the general system functions. You can gain an basic understanding of how to use the MusicCAST system just by reading the Quick Manual. The MusicCAST system provides a great many capabilities, ranging from the ability to store audio data from CDs and other sources, to the ability to simultaneously playback music in multiple different locations.
  • Page 4: The Musiccast System

    About the Quick Manual The MusicCAST system The MusicCAST system consists of two components which allow you to store music and play it back in multiple locations. You can store many of the CDs in your collection and play them back whenever you want, rather like a jukebox.
  • Page 5: Operating The Musiccast Server

    About the Quick Manual Operating the MusicCAST server Use the remote control and the television connected to your MusicCAST server to carry out the procedures described in this Quick Manual. If you connect your MusicCAST server to a television, you can easily search for CD titles, artist names, and other data on screen.
  • Page 6: Checking Your System Connections

    Getting started Checking your system connections You must connect your MusicCAST system correctly to fully use all of its functions. Follow the instructions in the attached “Setup guide” carefully when setting up your system. TV/Monitor MusicCAST MusicCAST server client VIDEO AUDIO PS/2 KEYBOARD (optional) Keyboard...
  • Page 7: Preparing The Remote Controls

    Getting started Preparing the remote controls ■ Using the remote control Preparing the MusicCAST server remote control ■ Inserting the batteries 1 Remove the cover on the underside of the remote control. Signal receiver 2 Insert two AA batteries into the battery compartment, checking that the positive (+) and negative (–) terminals on the batteries correspond to the polarity markings on the...
  • Page 8: Preparing The Musiccast Client Remote Control

    Getting started • If the battery leaks, dispose of it immediately. Avoid touching the leaked material or letting it come in contact Preparing the MusicCAST client with clothing, etc. Skin contact may cause burn. If it remote control occurs, wash with water promptly and get medical attention.
  • Page 9: Connecting A Keyboard To The Musiccast Server

    Getting started Connecting a keyboard to the MusicCAST server (OPTIONAL) If you connect a keyboard to the MusicCAST server, you can enter and edit song and album titles directly, as well as other data and settings on your MusicCAST server. The MusicCAST system is compatible with any standard PS/2 style keyboard.
  • Page 10: Getting Started

    Getting started 3 Use to move the cursor to “Keyboard Type” and press SELECT. The Keyboard Type screen appears. 4 Use to select the appropriate language from the menu. Use the to choose a setting and press SELECT to select it.
  • Page 11: Configuring Your Network

    Configuring your MusicCAST network Configuring your network This quick manual describes how to use the Auto Configuration functionality of the MusicCAST system. For more detailed information on how to use the manual configuration options of the MusicCAST system refer to the sections on network configuration in the MusicCAST client and MCX-1000 owner’s manuals.
  • Page 12 Configuring your MusicCAST network MusicCAST server MusicCAST client 5 Press SELECT. 8 Use the controller on the MusicCAST client to The MusicCAST server enters Auto Configuration mode. move the cursor to “Network” and then press the controller. The Network screen appears on the on-screen display of your MusicCAST client.
  • Page 13 Configuring your MusicCAST network 11 The MusicCAST client attempts to connect to HINT HINT the MusicCAST server you select. The following screens appear on the MusicCAST client on- If the Auto Configuration process does not appear to work screen display in order: correctly, refer to the troubleshooting sections in the MCX-1000 and MCX-A10 owners manuals.
  • Page 14: Why Should I Store Cds On The Musiccast Server

    Storing CDs on the MusicCAST server The first thing you should do to use your MusicCAST server is to store songs from a Music CD on its hard disk drive. Why should I store CDs on the MusicCAST server? The MusicCAST server can act as a CD player, playing a single CD at a time. However, it can also store large numbers of CDs on its hard disk drive, together with song, artist, and album titles, allowing easy access to the songs on your CDs whenever you want.
  • Page 15: Loading A Cd Into The Musiccast Server

    Storing CDs on the MusicCAST server Loading a CD into the MusicCAST server Load the CD you want to store into the MusicCAST server. 1 Press TOP MENU. The Top Menu screen appears on the on-screen display. HINT HINT You can also access the Recording Menu screen by pressing RECORDING.
  • Page 16 Storing CDs on the MusicCAST server 5 Place the CD you wish to store in the The MusicCAST uses the following procedure to MusicCAST server in the disc tray. search for this data: Place the CD in the tray label-side up, aligned with the grooves 1 When data on the CD exists in the built-in Gracenote on the disc tray.
  • Page 17: Storing Cds Automatically

    Storing CDs on the MusicCAST server Storing CDs automatically CD AUTO STORE Use a simple, one-step procedure to store CDs on your MusicCAST server. 1 Load a CD into the MusicCAST server, and press CD AUTO STORE on the MusicCAST server.
  • Page 18: Storing Selected Songs From A Cd

    Storing CDs on the MusicCAST server Storing selected songs from a CD Store a CD on the hard disk drive of the MusicCAST server. 2,3,4 2,3,4 1 Follow the procedure described on page 16 to 2 Select the songs you want to store. By default, the MusicCAST server selects all songs for storage.
  • Page 19 Storing CDs on the MusicCAST server 3 Use / / / to move the cursor to “Start” and press SELECT. The MusicCAST server begins storing songs on its hard disk • The MusicCAST server distributes MP3 files to MusicCAST drive. clients by default.
  • Page 20: Entering Cd Information By Hand

    Storing CDs on the MusicCAST server Entering CD information by hand If the MusicCAST server cannot find any information such as song titles for the CD in its built-in Gracenote CDDB database when storing a CD, it does not store any title data with the songs. You can enter any missing data by hand to prevent difficulty in finding these songs later.
  • Page 21 Storing CDs on the MusicCAST server 3 Use to move the cursor to “Edit title” and 5 When you finish entering characters, use / / press SELECT. / to move the cursor to “OK” and press The character entry screen appears: SELECT.
  • Page 22 Listening from the MusicCAST server You can listen to the songs that you store on the MusicCAST server using the process described on page 15. • If you wish to listen to music using the MusicCAST server without headphones, connect the MusicCAST server to an amplifier that is connected to speakers.
  • Page 23: Selecting Songs From An Artist

    Listening from the MusicCAST server Selecting songs from an artist 1 Use to move the cursor to “Artists” and 4 Use to move the cursor to a song and press SELECT. press SELECT. The Artists screen appears on the on-screen display. Playback of the selected song starts.
  • Page 24: Selecting Songs From An Album

    Listening from the MusicCAST server Selecting songs from an album 1 Use to move the cursor to “Albums” and 3 Use to move the cursor to the song you press SELECT. want to listen to and press SELECT. The Albums screen appears on the on-screen display. Playback of the selected song starts.
  • Page 25: Selecting From The Complete Song List

    Listening from the MusicCAST server 3 Use to move the cursor to the album you 4 Use to move the cursor to the song you want to listen to and press SELECT. want to listen to and press SELECT. The songs of the album you select appear on the on-screen Playback of the selected song starts.
  • Page 26 Listening from the MusicCAST server The Play Information screen When you choose a song and press SELECT, information relevant to that song appears on the on-screen display. There are 2 information screens, which you access by pressing the / keys. Press PLAY INFO to access this screen directly from other screens.
  • Page 27: Other Useful Playback Functions

    Listening from the MusicCAST server Other useful playback functions There are other methods of playback available on your MusicCAST server. For detailed explanations on the functions listed here refer to the appropriate page in the MCX-1000 owner’s manual. Functions include: •...
  • Page 28: Check The Client Network Connection

    Listening from the MusicCAST client You can use the MusicCAST client to listen to songs stored on the MusicCAST server using the process described on page 15. Use album, artist, genres, or song names to search for songs you want to listen to. Refer to the MCX-A10 owner’s manual for further information on how to use the MusicCAST client.
  • Page 29 Listening from the MusicCAST client For wireless connections, the network signal icon denotes the strength of the signal between the MusicCAST client and server, and only appears if the MusicCAST client and server network settings are configured correctly. When the MusicCAST client is not receiving a signal from a MusicCAST server, the icon appears.
  • Page 30: Selecting Songs From An Artist

    Listening from the MusicCAST client Selecting songs from an artist Use an artist name to look for a particular song. SELECT Controller 1 Press and hold MENU to return to the Top Menu HINT HINT screen. Move the cursor to an “Artists” and press if you want to playback all of the songs on all of the albums assigned to this artist.
  • Page 31 Listening from the MusicCAST client 6 Use to move the cursor to the song and press SELECT. Playback of the song you selected begins. When playback of the current song finishes, the next song on the album begins playing. ■ To stop playback Press ■...
  • Page 32: Selecting Songs From An Album

    Listening from the MusicCAST client Selecting songs from an album Use an album name to look for a particular song. Controller SELECT 1 Press and hold MENU to return to the Top Menu HINT HINT screen. Move the cursor to an album and press if you want to playback all of the songs on all of the album.
  • Page 33: Selecting Songs From A Genre

    Listening from the MusicCAST client Selecting songs from a genre Use a genre to look for a particular song. SELECT Controller 1 Press and hold MENU to return to the Top Menu HINT HINT screen. Move the cursor to an genre and press if you want to playback all of the songs on all of the albums assigned to this genre.
  • Page 34 Listening from the MusicCAST client 6 Use to move the cursor to a song and press SELECT. Playback of the song you selected begins. When playback of the current song finishes, the next song on the album begins playing. ■ To stop playback Press ■...
  • Page 35: Selecting From The Complete Song List

    Listening from the MusicCAST client Selecting from the complete song list Look for a particular song by name. SELECT Controller 1 Press and hold MENU to return to the Top Menu 4 Use to move the cursor to a song and screen.
  • Page 36: Skipping Playback Groups

    Listening from the MusicCAST client Other useful playback functions There are other methods of playback available on your MusicCAST client. For detailed explanations refer to the appropriate page in the MCX-A10 owner’s manual. Functions include: • Play only those songs you like (Playlist, page 41) You can make and store lists of songs, albums, genres, and playlists stored in the MusicCAST server that you like, and then play the material contained in the lists.
  • Page 37: Skipping To A Different Song

    Listening from the MusicCAST client Skipping to a different song Press to skip to the next song, or press once to return to the beginning of the currently playing song or twice to skip to the beginning of the previous song during playing. Searching forward or backward within a song To search forward, press , and to search backward, press...
  • Page 38 ■ Controlling a YAMAHA AV receiver through an ■ Recording music from external components RS-232C connection Connect a YAMAHA AV receiver to the MusicCAST server Record audio material to the hard disk drive in the MusicCAST with a cross-type RS-232C cable, and then use the MusicCAST...
  • Page 39: Hardware

    Terms used in this manual This manual uses a number of terms that, though not specific to the MusicCAST system, are not in general everyday use. In addition, some terms are used in a slightly unusual context. These words are listed alphabetically and in context below, along with an explanation of their meaning.
  • Page 40: Terms Used In This Manual

    Terms used in this manual ■ CD-RW An abbreviation of Compact Disc Re-writable. ■ Controller The device on the front panel of the MusicCAST server and MusicCAST client used for entering data and navigating through the menus contained in these two components. ■...
  • Page 41 YAMAHA ELECTRONIQUE FRANCE S.A. RUE AMBROISE CROIZAT BP70 CROISSY-BEAUBOURG 77312 MARNE-LA-VALLEE CEDEX02, FRANCE YAMAHA ELECTRONICS (UK) LTD. YAMAHA HOUSE, 200 RICKMANSWORTH ROAD WATFORD, HERTS WD18 7GQ, ENGLAND YAMAHA SCANDINAVIA A.B. J A WETTERGRENS GATA 1, BOX 30053, 400 43 VÄSTRA FRÖLUNDA, SWEDEN Printed in Japan WB93470-2 YAMAHA MUSIC AUSTRALIA PTY, LTD.
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  • Page 43: Important Safety Instructions

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Read these instructions. Keep these instructions. CAUTION Heed all warnings. RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN Follow all instructions. Do not use this apparatus near water. CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF Clean only with dry cloth. ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK).
  • Page 44 We Want You Listening For A Lifetime YAMAHA and the Electronic Industries Association’s Consumer Electronics Group want you to get the most out of your equipment by playing it at a safe level. One that lets the sound come through loud and clear without annoying blaring or distortion - and, most importantly, without affecting your sensitive hearing.
  • Page 45 This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003. wall outlet during an electrical storm. • Do not attempt to modify or fix this unit. Contact qualified YAMAHA Do not remove the wireless LAN card from the MCX-1000. service personnel when any service is needed. The cabinet should never be opened for any reasons.
  • Page 46 Gracenote. Music Recognition Service and MRS are service marks of Gracenote.” We, the manufacturer YAMAHA hereby declare that the MCX-1000 is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999 / 5 / EC.
  • Page 47 CONTENTS Using the MusicCAST server to listen to Getting started external components ............50 Listening to songs recorded from external Features of the MusicCAST server ........8 components ..............51 About this manual ............8 Listening to MP3 CDs ..........52 What is the MusicCAST system? ........9 MP3 CD specifications ...........52 Supplied accessories ...........10 Bookmarking songs for listening ........53...
  • Page 48 Enabling PCM format playback on MusicCAST clients ................. 125 Setting up a PS/2 keyboard ........126 Using the MusicCAST with a YAMAHA AV Setting the standby mode .......... 127 receiver Setting the brightness of the front panel display ..127 Deleting data from the hard disk drive .......
  • Page 49: Getting Started

    ■ Using the MusicCAST with a YAMAHA AV receiver The MusicCAST server can control certain functions on a YAMAHA AV receiver if you connect the two components using a cross-type RS-232C cable. This section explains how to connect the MusicCAST server and AV receiver and use them together.
  • Page 50: What Is The Musiccast System

    Getting started What is the MusicCAST system? The MusicCAST system consists of two components, the MusicCAST server and the MusicCAST client, which allow you to store music and play it back in multiple locations. You can store many of the CDs in your collection and play them back whenever you want, rather like a Juke box.
  • Page 51: Supplied Accessories

    Getting started Supplied accessories After unpacking, check that the following parts are included. • Remote Control • Batteries (size AA, UM-3, or R6) (2) • Audio Pin Cable (1) • Optical Cable (1) • Video Pin Cable (1)
  • Page 52: Controls And Functions

    Getting started Controls and functions Front panel 3 4 5 67 8 9 0 A 1 STANDBY/ON A CLIENT STATUS indicators Switches the MusicCAST server between standby and power Light when MusicCAST clients connected to the MusicCAST on modes. Press and hold STANDBY/ON for two seconds to server are activated and able to play back songs.
  • Page 53 Getting started K LEVEL control Controls the volume level of the output to your headphones. L ANALOG REC LEVEL control Controls the recording level when recording from a source connected to the ANALOG IN jacks. M Front panel door N Front panel display Displays information on the operations and status of the MusicCAST server.
  • Page 54: Rear Panel

    8 AC power cord 3 Wireless LAN antenna 4 RS-232C terminal Connects to the RS-232C terminal on your YAMAHA AV receiver using a cross-type RS-232C cable to allow the MusicCAST server to control certain functions on the AV receiver.
  • Page 55: Remote Control

    Press and hold STANDBY/ON for two seconds to L FUNC1 / VOL place all MusicCAST clients in sleep mode and place the Reduces the volume level of a YAMAHA AV receiver MusicCAST server in standby mode. connected to the MusicCAST server with a cross-type RS-232C cable.
  • Page 56 Scrolls the menu page down when the contents the MusicCAST server is displaying cannot be displayed on one menu page. d FUNC3 / MUTE Mutes the sound outputs from a YAMAHA AV receiver connected to the MusicCAST server with a cross-type RS-232C cable.
  • Page 57: Preparing The Remote Controls

    Getting started Preparing the remote controls ■ Using the remote control Preparing the MusicCAST server remote control ■ Inserting the batteries 1 Remove the cover on the underside of the remote control. 2 Insert two AA batteries into the battery compartment, checking that the positive (+) and Signal receiver negative (–) terminals on the batteries...
  • Page 58: Checking Your System Connections

    Getting started Checking your system connections You must connect your MusicCAST system correctly to use all of its functions to the full. Follow the instructions in the attached “Setup guide” carefully when setting up your system. TV/Monitor MusicCAST client MusicCAST server VIDEO AUDIO PS/2 KEYBOARD (OPTIONAL)
  • Page 59: Musiccast Server Standby And Power Modes

    Getting started MusicCAST server standby and power modes The MusicCAST server has four different standby and power modes, and uses each in a specific set of circumstances. The MusicCAST server consumes power in all modes, however standby modes generally consume less power than when the MusicCAST is in power on mode. The following diagram illustrates the MusicCAST server standby and power on modes, and the actions required to move between them.
  • Page 60: Using This Manual

    Use the MusicCAST server to adjust volume, change YAMAHA AV receiver inputs and effect programs, and control other functions on a RS-232C equipped YAMAHA AV receiver connected to the MusicCAST server with a cross-type RS-232C cable. Controlling MusicCAST clients Remotely control any MusicCAST clients connected to your MusicCAST server.
  • Page 61: Operating The Musiccast Server

    Getting started Operating the MusicCAST server Use the remote control and the television connected to your MusicCAST server to carry out the procedures described in this manual. If you connect your MusicCAST server to a television, you can search for CD titles, artist names, and other data on screen.
  • Page 62: Storing Music On The Musiccast Server

    Storing music on the MusicCAST server You can gain easy access to all of the songs in your CD collection, and play them back in multiple locations using MusicCAST clients if you store them on the hard disk drive in the MusicCAST server. Storing them together with the relevant album, artist, genre, and song titles enables you to quickly and simply search for songs you want to listen to and play them back.
  • Page 63 Storing music on the MusicCAST server 4 Press TOP MENU. 8 Place a CD in the MusicCAST server in the disc The Top Menu screen appears on the on-screen display. tray. Place the CD in the tray label-side up, aligned with the grooves on the disc tray.
  • Page 64: The Cd Contents Display Screen

    Storing music on the MusicCAST server In this case, the MusicCAST server does not automatically store any information regarding the song titles, album, artist, or The CD contents display screen genre names. Lack of data makes searching for songs difficult, you can enter this data by hand.
  • Page 65: Storing A Cd

    Storing music on the MusicCAST server Storing a CD Store a CD on the hard disk drive of the MusicCAST server. 1 Follow the procedure described on page 21 to 3 Use / / / to move the cursor to “Start” and display the contents of a CD on the on-screen press SELECT.
  • Page 66: Auto-Storing Cds

    Storing music on the MusicCAST server 4 When storage is complete, the following screen appears on the on-screen display: Auto-storing CDs CD AUTO STORE You can also use an automatic procedure to store CDs on your MusicCAST server. 1 Load a CD into the disc tray. •...
  • Page 67: Recording Audio Material From An External Component On The Musiccast Server

    Storing music on the MusicCAST server Recording audio material from an external component on the MusicCAST server The MusicCAST server can record material from external components such as MD and record players. It can also perform such functions as automatically finding gaps between songs in audio material and synchronize the starting and stopping of recording with playback from external components.
  • Page 68: Recording

    Storing music on the MusicCAST server Recording 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 1 Press STANDBY/ON to turn the MusicCAST HINT HINT server power on. You can also access the Recording screen by pressing 2 Turn the power of the TV/monitor connected to RECORDING.
  • Page 69: Adjusting The Recording Level

    Storing music on the MusicCAST server 7 Select the input to use. • When recording from a component connected to • Do not turn off system power during the storage process as the OPTICAL IN jack on the MusicCAST server: errors in storage may appear, along with problems with data / to move the cursor to “Optical”...
  • Page 70: Setting The Recording Mode

    Storing music on the MusicCAST server When recording from an analog source Setting the recording mode The MusicCAST server records anything from components connected to its analog input jacks as an analog source. The MusicCAST server has three recording modes. You can use when recording material from an external 1 Follow the procedure described on page 27 to component.
  • Page 71: Playback

    Playback You can listen to music stored on the MusicCAST server, using album, artist, genre, or song title to search for the songs you want. During playback, the MusicCAST server displays the name of the song playing, and a left and right level meter at the bottom of the on-screen display.
  • Page 72 Playback 3 Use to move the cursor to “Artists” and The Songs screen displays the format of each song in press SELECT. the column to the right of the column of song names. The Artists screen appears on the on-screen display. Both PCM and MP3 versions of the song exist in the MusicCAST server hard disk drive.
  • Page 73: Selecting A Song By Its Album

    Playback ■ To playback all songs from an artist: HINT HINT In step 3 of the previous procedure, press SUB MENU, • You can access the Artists screen directly by pressing / / / to select “Play”, and press SELECT. ARTISTS.
  • Page 74: To Stop Playback

    Playback There are two Play Information screens available during 3 Use to move the cursor to “Albums” and playback. Use / to switch between them. See page 39 for a press SELECT. The albums stored in the MusicCAST server appear on screen detailed explanation of the playback screens.
  • Page 75: Selecting A Song By Its Genre

    Playback Selecting a song by its genre 2,3,4, 2,3,4,5,6 1 Press TOP MENU. 3 Use to move the cursor to “Genres” and The Top Menu screen appears on the on-screen display. press SELECT. The genres stored in the MusicCAST server appear on screen 2 Use to move the cursor to “Library”...
  • Page 76 Playback 5 Use to select an album and press SELECT. All of the songs on the album you select appear on the on- HINT HINT screen display. • You can access the Genres screen directly by pressing To play back all songs from an album, use to select an GENRES.
  • Page 77: Selecting A Song By Its Name

    Playback Selecting a song by its name 2,3,4 2,3,4 1 Press TOP MENU. 3 Use to move the cursor to “All Songs” and The Top Menu screen appears on the on-screen display. press SELECT. The Songs screen appears on the on-screen display. 2 Use to move the cursor to “Library”...
  • Page 78: Using Song Linking

    Playback There are two Play Information screens available during playback. Use / to switch between them. See page 39 for a Using song linking detailed explanation of the playback screens. The MusicCAST server does not display album, artist, Press MENU to return to the list screen. Pressing PLAY INFO. or genre information on the all songs selection menu.
  • Page 79: Selecting A Song From The List Of Bookmarks

    Playback Selecting a song from the list of bookmarks The MusicCAST server stores a list of songs that you attach bookmarks to, which you can access for easy reference and playback. See page 53 for an explanation of how to assign bookmarks. 1 Press TOP MENU.
  • Page 80: The Play Information Screen

    Playback The Play Information screen If you choose a song and press SELECT, or if you press PLAY INFO. during playback, information on the current song appears on the on-screen display. Use / to switch between the two available Play Information screens. The Play Information screen time display The time display is at the bottom left of the Play...
  • Page 81 Playback To use the sub menu: 1 Press SUB MENU. The Play Information screen Sub Menu appears on the on- screen display. 2 Use / / / to move the cursor to the Sub Menu field you want to select and press SELECT.
  • Page 82: Playback Of Songs From A Preselected List (Playlist)

    Playback Playback of songs from a preselected list (Playlist) You can make lists (playlists) of your favorite songs from songs you have stored on the MusicCAST server. You can also include albums, artists, and genres in playlists. Additionally, since the MusicCAST server can make CDs from playlists, they are useful when making original CDs.
  • Page 83 Playback There are two Play Information screens available during 4 Use to select a collection and press playback. Use / to switch between them. See page 39 for a SELECT. All of the playlists in the MusicCAST server assigned to the detailed explanation of the playback screens.
  • Page 84: Searching For A Specific Part Of A Song (Search)

    Playback Searching for a specific part of a song (Search) Search forward Press during playback. Playback resumes when you stop pressing Search backward Press during playback. Playback resumes when you stop pressing NOTE You can also use the search function when you have paused playback using Skipping to another song Skipping to the next song...
  • Page 85: Groups

    Playback Groups The MusicCAST server lets you playback songs with various associations. The following associations, called Groups, are available: • Album • Artist • Genre • Playlist • Bookmark, All songs • Recorded songs • Song Statistics The selection criteria you use to choose a song for playback also defines the playback group. Using the library screens to choose selection criteria to listen to selects all songs within the selected group for playback.
  • Page 86: Listening To Artists

    Playback Listening to artists Listening to Playlists Select an artist from the Artists screen (see page 30) Select a playlist from the playlist list screen (see and either press , or press SUB MENU, select page 41) and either press , or press SUB MENU, “Play”...
  • Page 87: Repeat Playback

    Playback Repeat Playback You can set the MusicCAST server to repeat playback of songs, albums, artists, genres, and playlists. REPEAT PLAY INFO. PLAY INFO. 1 Press PLAY INFO. to display the Play Information screen. 2 Press REPEAT. The repeat mode changes with each press. •...
  • Page 88: Random Playback

    Playback Random Playback You can set the MusicCAST server to play back songs from albums, artists, genres, and playlists in random order. RANDOM PLAY INFO. PLAY INFO. 1 Press PLAY INFO. to display the Play Information screen. 2 Press RANDOM. The random mode changes with each press.
  • Page 89: Using The Musiccast Server To Listen To Cds

    Playback Using the MusicCAST server to listen to CDs You can use the MusicCAST server as a standard CD player to listen to CDs. 1 Press OPEN/CLOSE to open the disc tray. If there is already a CD in the MusicCAST server, skip directly to step 4.
  • Page 90 Playback 7 Use to select a song and press SELECT. The Play Information screen appears on the on-screen display and playback begins. There are two Play Information screens available during playback. Use / to switch between them. See page 39 for a detailed explanation of the playback screens.
  • Page 91: Using The Musiccast Server To Listen To External Components

    Playback Using the MusicCAST server to listen to external components You can listen to material from external components, such as MD players, connected to the MusicCAST server. 4 Use to select “Input monitor” and press SELECT. A screen prompting you to choose an input appears on the on- Check that the external component is correctly connected to screen display.
  • Page 92: Listening To Songs Recorded From External Components

    Playback Listening to songs recorded from external components You can listen to songs stored on the MusicCAST server recorded from external components. 1 Press TOP MENU. The Top Menu screen appears on the on-screen display. The screen also displays the date and time the songs were recorded.
  • Page 93: Listening To Mp3 Cds

    Playback Listening to MP3 CDs Use the MusicCAST server to listen to MP3 CDs. 1 Press OPEN/CLOSE to open the disc tray. 5 Use to move the cursor to “Library” and If there is already a CD in the MusicCAST server, skip directly press SELECT.
  • Page 94: Bookmarking Songs For Listening

    Playback Bookmarking songs for listening You can attach a mark to songs during playback, and then recall all marked songs for further playback later. These marks are called “bookmarks”. The MusicCAST server displays a blue arrow icon beside the name of the song on the Play Information screen and on all library screens where songs names are visible.
  • Page 95: Removing A Bookmark

    Playback The screen can display 10 bookmarks at a time. Use scroll the display up or down to see more bookmarks. Deleting all bookmarks 4 Use to select a song to listen to and press SELECT. 1 Follow steps 1 to 3 on page 53 to display the The Play Information screen appears on the on-screen display Bookmarks screen on the on-screen display.
  • Page 96: Playback Using The "Song Statistics" Screen

    Playback Playback using the “Song Statistics” screen You can view lists of the songs that are listened to most frequently, and playback songs from these lists, as well as playback previously played songs. 1 Press TOP MENU. 4 Use to select a playback method and The Top Menu screen appears on the on-screen display.
  • Page 97: Displaying Library Item Properties On Screen

    Playback Displaying library item properties on screen Carry out the following procedure to display useful information about library items on the on-screen display. 1 Carry out the procedures described earlier in this section to display a library list (for example a list of artists, or a list of genres) on the on- screen display.
  • Page 98: Editing

    Editing Editing capabilities of the MusicCAST server The MusicCAST server organizes the songs it stores by song, artist, album, and genre name. Although you can store songs without providing this information, finding the songs listen is much easier if the relevant names are stored together with the songs.
  • Page 99 Create a new genre in the MusicCAST server database. Set program Registers YAMAHA SURROUND PROGRAM settings to the currently selected genre. Clear program Clear the YAMAHA SURROUND PROGRAM settings registered to the currently selected genre. ■ Song lists (Songs) screen SUB MENU FIELD CONTENT PAGE Play Play the currently selected song.
  • Page 100: Editing Album Details

    Editing Editing album details Create an album from songs within the MusicCAST server, and edit or delete existing albums in the MusicCAST server database. 3 Use to move the cursor to “Albums” and press SELECT. Opening the album editing screen The Albums screen appears on the on-screen display.
  • Page 101: Creating A New Album

    Editing Creating a new album Changing an album name You can create an album out of songs you select from You can change the name of albums stored in the those stored in the MusicCAST server. MusicCAST server database. This is useful in cases such as when the MusicCAST server is not able to 1 Follow the procedure described on page 59 obtain any album name data during the storage...
  • Page 102: Deleting An Album

    Editing Deleting an Album Moving an album to another artist You can delete an album from the MusicCAST server 1 Press TOP MENU. database. The Top Menu screen appears on the on-screen display. 1 Follow the procedure described on page 59 “Opening the album editing screen”...
  • Page 103: Moving An Album To Another Genre

    Editing 4 Use to move the cursor to an artist and press SELECT. Moving an album to another genre The albums of the artist you select appear on the on-screen display. 1 Press TOP MENU. The Top menu screen appears on the on-screen display. 5 Use to move the cursor to the album you want to move and press SUB MENU.
  • Page 104 Editing 4 Use to move the cursor to a genre and NOTE press SELECT. The albums of the genre you select appear on the on-screen You can create a new genre from the movement Sub Menu display. to move the cursor to “New genre”, press SELECT, and enter the name of the new genre.
  • Page 105: Editing Artist Details

    Editing Editing artist details Create a new artist, and edit or delete existing artists in the MusicCAST server database. 3 Use to move the cursor to “artists” and press SELECT. Opening the artist editing screen The Artists screen appears on the on-screen display. (Sub Menu) Follow the procedure below to open the artist editing screen, and edit artist details.
  • Page 106: Creating A New Artist

    Editing Creating a new artist Changing an artist name You can create a new artist and store it in the You can change the name of artists stored in the MusicCAST server database. MusicCAST server database. This is useful in cases such as when the MusicCAST server is not able to 1 Follow the procedure described on page 64 obtain any artist name data during the storage...
  • Page 107: Deleting An Artist

    Editing Deleting an artist You can delete an artist from the MusicCAST server database. 1 Follow the procedure described on page 64 “Opening the artist editing screen” to display the artist editing screen. 2 Use to move the cursor to “Delete” and press SELECT.
  • Page 108: Editing Genre Details

    Editing Editing Genre details Create a new genre, and edit or delete existing genres in the MusicCAST server database. 4 Use to move the cursor to the genre you want to edit, and press SUB MENU. Opening the genre editing screen The Sub Menu appears on the on-screen display.
  • Page 109: Creating A New Genre

    Editing Creating a new genre Changing a genre name You can create a new genre and store it in the You can change the name of genres stored in the MusicCAST server database. MusicCAST server database. This is useful in cases such as when the MusicCAST server is not able to 1 Follow the procedure described on page 67 obtain any genre name data during the storage...
  • Page 110: Deleting A Genre

    Editing Deleting a genre You can delete a genre from the MusicCAST server database. 1 Follow the procedure described on page 67 “Opening the genre editing screen” to display the genre editing screen. 2 Use to move the cursor to “Delete” and press SELECT.
  • Page 111: Editing Songs

    Editing Editing songs Edit song names and delete songs from the database on your MusicCAST server. 3 Use to move the cursor to “All songs” and press SELECT. Opening the song editing screen The Genres screen appears on the on-screen display. (Sub Menu) Follow the procedure below to open the song editing screen, and edit song details.
  • Page 112: Changing A Song Name

    Editing Changing a song name Deleting a song You can change the names of songs stored in the You can delete a song from the MusicCAST server MusicCAST server database. This is useful in cases database. such as when the MusicCAST server is not able to 1 Follow the procedure described on page 70 obtain any song name data during the storage “Opening the song editing screen”...
  • Page 113: Editing Songs Recorded From External Components

    Editing Editing songs recorded from external components The MusicCAST server does not automatically store any song, album, artist, or genre information when it records material from external components. You can add this information to songs you create using the editing functions described in this section, and store the songs in the MusicCAST server library.
  • Page 114: Changing A Song Name

    Editing 5 Use to move the cursor to the song you 4 When you finish entering the song name, use want to edit, and press SUB MENU. / / / to move the cursor to “OK” and press The Sub Menu appears on the on-screen display. SELECT.
  • Page 115: Moving A Song

    Editing Moving a song You can move songs to different albums. This moving process also automatically starts the procedure of encoding songs recorded from external components into MP3 format. 1 Follow the procedure described on page 70 (72 for songs recorded from external components) to display the song editing screen.
  • Page 116: Making Playlists

    Editing Making playlists Make and store lists (playlists) of your favorite songs and albums on the MusicCAST server for easy access. The MusicCAST server stores playlists in 10 groups, called collections. You can make up to 1007 playlists, each containing up to 999 links to items such as songs, albums, genres, and other playlists, and assign them to collections in any way you like.
  • Page 117 Editing 5 Press SUB MENU to display the Sub Menu. 9 Use to move the cursor to the name of the playlist you created and press SELECT. 6 Use to move the cursor to “New Playlist” The following screen appears on the on-screen display. and press SELECT to open the playlist name entry screen.
  • Page 118: Deleting Playlists And Playlist Items

    Editing If you select “quit” and press SELECT at any stage in this 12 Select songs to add to the playlist. process the display returns to the Playlist screen. • Using artist names to select songs. If you select “up” and press SELECT, the display returns to the Select “Artists”, choose an artist and album, choose a song, previous screen.
  • Page 119: Moving Playlists

    Editing 5 When you finish entering the name, use / / / 4 Use to move the cursor to “Move to” and to move the cursor to “OK” and press press SELECT. The destination menu appears in the Sub Menu. SELECT.
  • Page 120: Using A Ps/2 Keyboard With The Musiccast Server

    Editing Using a PS/2 keyboard with the MusicCAST server You can use a PS/2 keyboard connected to the PS/2 port on the front panel of the MusicCAST server to enter and edit information in the MusicCAST server whenever the on-screen keyboard appears on the on-screen display.
  • Page 121: Creating Cds

    Creating CDs Use the MusicCAST server to make original CDs containing songs you select from those stored in its database. You can also use it to duplicate directly any CDs you own. The CD-Rs and CD-RWs produced by the MusicCAST server can be played in most general-purpose CD player. Some CD and DVD players cannot play CDs recorded using the MusicCAST server.
  • Page 122 Creating CDs 4 Press TOP MENU. 8 Use to move the cursor to “Record songs The Top Menu screen appears on the on-screen display. from library” and press SELECT. A list of songs designated for recording appears on the on- screen display.
  • Page 123 Creating CDs “add”, and press SELECT to add all songs from the album to • To select songs using a song name Select “All Songs”, and then the song you want to record. the recording. The name of the song you select appears on the left of the •...
  • Page 124: Changing The Song Order

    Creating CDs 11 Repeat step 10 until you have selected all the • The MusicCAST server does not erase songs from its hard songs you wish to record. drive during this process if you set it to record in analog If you want to cancel a selected song, use / to select mode (see page 88).
  • Page 125: Removing A Song From The Recording List

    Creating CDs Removing a song from the recording list 1 Follow the procedure described on page 81 to display the list of songs designated for recording. 2 Use / / / to select a song to cancel. 3 Use / / / to select “Delete”. 4 Press SELECT.
  • Page 126: Recording A Cd To A Cd-R (Duplicating A Cd)

    Creating CDs Recording a CD to a CD-R (Duplicating a CD) Use the MusicCAST to duplicate directly any CDs you own. The CDs that the MusicCAST server creates cannot be copied. 1, 5 2, 3, 4, 6 2, 3, 4, 6 1, 5 1 Press TOP MENU.
  • Page 127 Creating CDs 5 Press OPEN / CLOSE to open the disc tray, load 7 Press OPEN/CLOSE place a new audio CD-R or in the disc you want to duplicate, then press CD-RW in the disc tray, and press OPEN/CLOSE OPEN / CLOSE again. again.
  • Page 128 Creating CDs What is Finalization? Finalization is the processing of CD-Rs and CD-RWs so that standard CD players, and CD-RW capable players can read them. You cannot use the MusicCAST server to add songs to a finalized CD-RW. Initialize the CD-RW to make it recordable (see page 89).
  • Page 129: Setting Recording Parameters

    Creating CDs Setting recording parameters You can adjust the quality and speed of the recording process using the settings described in this section. Setting recording speed Select “x1” under the “Speed” heading to record at normal playback speed, and “Best effort” to record at the fastest speed possible under current conditions.
  • Page 130: Deleting A Cd-Rw (Initialization)

    Creating CDs Deleting a CD-RW (Initialization) Delete previously recorded material from a CD-RW and re-record new material onto it. This process of deletion is called “initialization”. 1 Carry out steps 1 to 3 on page 80 to load the 5 User to move the cursor to “Record songs CD-RW you want to initialize into the from library”...
  • Page 131: Using The Musiccast With A Yamaha Av Receiver

    Using the MusicCAST with a YAMAHA AV receiver If you connect a YAMAHA receiver to your MusicCAST server using a cross-type RS-232C cable, the MusicCAST server can control the volume, change inputs and effect programs, and perform other operations in combination with the receiver, as well as transmit radio broadcasts from YAMAHA AV receivers to MusicCAST clients.
  • Page 132: Automatically Adjusting Yamaha Av Receiver Surround Program Effect Settings For A Genre

    You can set the MusicCAST receiver to automatically change the YAMAHA SURROUND PROGRAMS on a YAMAHA AV receiver for each genre it plays back. This allows you to choose the setting that most suits a specific genre.
  • Page 133: Controlling Musiccast Clients

    Controlling MusicCAST clients Remotely control any MusicCAST clients connected to your MusicCAST server. This function allows you to operate multiple MusicCAST clients simultaneously, and to check what specific MusicCAST clients are playing. Checking the status of a MusicCAST client You can check the current status of any MusicCAST client connected to the MusicCAST server. The playback details of the MusicCAST client you select 1 Press TOP MENU.
  • Page 134: Musiccast Client Playback From The Musiccast Server

    Controlling MusicCAST clients MusicCAST client playback from the MusicCAST server Start playback on any MusicCAST client connected to To stop playback on a MusicCAST client connected to the MusicCAST server. the MusicCAST server: 1 Press TOP MENU. 1 Carry out steps 1 and 3 from the playback The Top Menu screen appears on the on-screen display.
  • Page 135: Locking And Unlocking Musiccast Clients

    Controlling MusicCAST clients Locking and unlocking MusicCAST clients Lock and unlock MusicCAST clients so that it is not possible to operate the MusicCAST client from its front panel or remote control. 1 Carry out the procedure described on page 92 4 Use to move the cursor to “Lock On/Off”...
  • Page 136: Stopping And Starting Playback On All Musiccast Clients Simultaneously

    Controlling MusicCAST clients Stopping and starting playback on all MusicCAST clients simultaneously Stop and start playback of the songs displayed on the Client Playback screen on all MusicCAST clients simultaneously. 1 Carry out the procedure described on page 92 2 Press SUB MENU. The Sub Menu appears on the on-screen display.
  • Page 137: Editing Musiccast Client Names

    Controlling MusicCAST clients Editing MusicCAST client names Edit the names of the MusicCAST clients you are using in your MusicCAST system. This function is useful as allows you to for example, assign names to client MusicCAST clients based on their location. 1 Carry out the procedure described on page 92 6 When you have finish entering the new to display the Client Playback screen.
  • Page 138: Using The Timer Function For Playback And Recording

    Using the Timer function for playback and recording Use the Timer function to automatically start playback on the MusicCAST server or MusicCAST clients, start recording on the MusicCAST server, or place MusicCAST components in standby or sleep modes at the time you set in the Timer Setup screen on the MusicCAST server. MusicCAST Server Timer functions 4 Use to move the cursor to “Playback...
  • Page 139: Starting Recording On The Musiccast Server At A Preset Time

    Using the Timer function for playback and recording 9 Select an item to start playback from. Starting recording on the • Using artist names Select “Artists”, choose an artist, move the cursor to “select” MusicCAST server at a preset time and press SELECT.
  • Page 140: Activating The Musiccast Server Timer Function

    Using the Timer function for playback and recording 4 Use / / / to move the cursor to “Recording 10 Use to move the cursor to “OK” and press Timer” and press SELECT. SELECT. The Recording Timer screen appears on the on-screen display. The MusicCAST server stores the settings you have made and returns to the Server Timer Functions screen.
  • Page 141 Using the Timer function for playback and recording 3 Use to move the cursor to “Server Timer Functions” and press SELECT. The Server Timer Functions screen appears on the on-screen display. 4 Use to move the cursor to the “Activate” checkbox and press SELECT.
  • Page 142: Musiccast Client Timer Functions

    Using the Timer function for playback and recording MusicCAST client Timer functions 4 Use to move the cursor to the name on the Starting playback on MusicCAST MusicCAST client you want to set to the Timer for and press SELECT. clients at a preset time The client timer setting screen appears on the on-screen display.
  • Page 143: Activating The Musiccast Client Timer Function

    Using the Timer function for playback and recording 8 Select an item to start playback from. Activating the MusicCAST client • Using artist names Select “Artists”, choose an artist, move the cursor to “select” Timer function and press SELECT. Timer playback will start from this artist.
  • Page 144 Using the Timer function for playback and recording 4 Use / / / to move the cursor to the checkbox beside the name off the MusicCAST client whose Timer you wish to activate and press SELECT. A check appears in the checkbox. To activate the Timer function, use / to move the cursor to the appropriate checkbox and press SELECT once...
  • Page 145: Configuring The Musiccast Network

    Configuring the MusicCAST network The MusicCAST server stores all data used in your MusicCAST system, and distributes it to MusicCAST clients for playback. MusicCAST clients do not store or record any music data. All components in the MusicCAST system use a Local Area Network (LAN) for transmission and reception data. The MusicCAST system can use both wired and wireless network connections to transmit music data.
  • Page 146: What Is A Wired Network Connection, And When Should I Use One

    Configuring the MusicCAST network What is a wired network connection, and when should I use one? Wired networks use cables (called LAN cables or CAT-5 cables) connected between components to transfer data to a central network component (a network hub), which then transfers the data on to the appropriate destination. To use wired connections in the MusicCAST system you need to physically connect your MusicCAST clients and servers to a hub with LAN cables.
  • Page 147: Musiccast Network Configuration

    Configuring the MusicCAST network MusicCAST network configuration The MusicCAST server and MusicCAST clients are equipped with an Auto Configuration function that makes configuring network settings on both the MusicCAST server and MusicCAST clients a quick and easy process. Alternatively you can set all relevant network parameters manually if you wish. Preparing to use Auto Configuration Using Auto Configuration Carry out the Auto Configuration process on the...
  • Page 148 Configuring the MusicCAST network 3 If the following screen appears on your 6 Use / / / to move the cursor to “OK” and MusicCAST client on-screen display, use press SELECT to save the changes you have on the MusicCAST client remote control or front made and complete the Auto Configuration panel to select the server ID that appears on the process.
  • Page 149: Musiccast Server Network "Expert Settings

    Configuring the MusicCAST network MusicCAST Server network “Expert Settings” This section explains the purpose and function of each screen in the MusicCAST server network setting menus available in the “Expert Settings section”. Usually, the Auto Configuration functions of the MusicCAST server and client will enable you to successfully connect all of your MusicCAST components.
  • Page 150 Configuring the MusicCAST network 2 Use to move the cursor to “IP Address” 1 Carry out the procedure described on page 108 and press SELECT. to display the IP Address screen on the on- The IP Address screen appears on the on-screen display. screen display.
  • Page 151: Dhcp Service Screen

    Configuring the MusicCAST network ■ Setting the MusicCAST server to obtain an IP DHCP service screen address from a DHCP server You can set the MusicCAST server to obtain an IP Use this screen to set the MusicCAST server to act as address from a DHCP server.
  • Page 152: Wireless Lan Screen

    Configuring the MusicCAST network Wireless LAN screen Use this screen to set the wireless LAN parameters for the MusicCAST system wireless network. 1 Carry out the procedure described on page 108 to display the Expert Settings screen on the on- screen display.
  • Page 153: Viewing The Musiccast Server Network Status

    Configuring the MusicCAST network Viewing the MusicCAST Server network status This section explains how to access and view the Network Status view screens. To access the Network screen, carry out the following procedure: 1 Press TOP MENU. The Top Menu appears on the on-screen display. IP Address screen This screen shows the following information about the network status of the MusicCAST server:...
  • Page 154: Wireless Lan Screen

    Configuring the MusicCAST network 1 Carry out the procedure above to access the Network screen. Wireless LAN screen 2 Use to move the cursor to “Wireless LAN” This screen shows the following information about the and press SELECT. status of the wireless network connections in the The Wireless LAN screen appears on the on-screen display.
  • Page 155 Configuring the MusicCAST network 5 Use / / / to move the cursor to the appropriate field, then use to set the parameter to the appropriate setting. When you have set one field, use / to move the cursor to the next field you want to set. 6 When you have finished setting codes, use / / to move the cursor to “OK”...
  • Page 156: System Setup

    • System Utilities (page 128) Update or reset the system firmware of the MusicCAST • AV Receiver (page 122) Set parameters for controlling a YAMAHA AV receiver or server. receiver connected to the MusicCAST server via an RS-232C cable.
  • Page 157 System setup Setting menu Parameter group Parameter name Parameter setting Expert settings - DHCP Service MusicCAST server DHCP service Range start 192.168.1.2 Date / Time Use NTP Server Synchro Interval 12 hour Time zone North America models: - 5:00 United Kingdom models: 0:00 European models: + 1:00 Australian models: + 10:00 Day Light Saving...
  • Page 158: Opening The System Setting Screens

    System setup Opening the system setting screens 1 Press TOP MENU 2 Use to move the cursor to “System Setup” The Top Menu screen appears on the on-screen display. and press SELECT. The System Setup screen appears on the on-screen display. There are 15 parameters in all.
  • Page 159 System setup Use the same method to set your time zone, and the frequency 3 Set the date and time. with which you want the MusicCAST server to access the NTP • To set the date and time manually server. Remove the check from the “Use NTP server”...
  • Page 160: Setting The Video Output Parameters

    System setup Setting the video output parameters You can change the manner in which the MusicCAST outputs the on-screen display to the TV/monitor. You can set it to always output the display, or to automatically turn the display off when you are not using it. When the MusicCAST server is set to only show the on-screen 1 Follow the procedure described on page 117 display during operation, pressing and holding PLAY INFO.
  • Page 161: Setting The Auto-Play Function

    System setup 3 Set the connection parameters. NOTE / and SELECT to place a check in the checkbox of the function you want the MusicCAST server to use. You • The Gracenote CDDB stored on the MusicCAST server can select multiple options if necessary. internal hard disk drive only contains information on CDs available up to the date the MusicCAST server was shipped •...
  • Page 162: Set The Musiccast Server Data Storage Format

    System setup Set the MusicCAST server data storage format Set the format which the MusicCAST server uses to store songs. 1 Follow the procedure described on page 117 HINT HINT “Opening the system setting screens” to display the System Setup screen. Press BACK to return to the previous screen.
  • Page 163: Setting Av Receiver Parameters

    MusicCAST server and the AV receiver, and the AV receiver brand. The MusicCAST server AV control function only works correctly when the MusicCAST server is connected to a YAMAHA AV receiver with a cross-type RS-232C cable. 3 Use to move the cursor to an appropriate...
  • Page 164 ■ Tuner distribution setting The MusicCAST server can distribute audio output from your YAMAHA AV receiver tuner to MusicCAST clients. Each MusicCAST client can select from the radio stations you have set on the AV receiver (called “Tuner presets”). This function does not work for units without a tuner.
  • Page 165: Turning The Auto Levelling Function On And Off

    • There may be a pause in playback between songs when the MCX-1000 is set to use Auto Leveling, or to change the YAMAHA SURROUND PROGRAM for each genre. Setting the screen display Select the menu page you want to the MusicCAST server to display when you turn it on.
  • Page 166: Enabling Pcm Format Playback On Musiccast Clients

    System setup Enabling PCM format playback on MusicCAST clients Turn PCM format distribute to MusicCAST clients on or off, and designate the client the MusicCAST server distributes PCM format songs to. Songs distributed with a PCM format generally have a better sound quality than MP3 format songs.
  • Page 167: Setting Up A Ps/2 Keyboard

    System setup Setting up a PS/2 keyboard Connect a standard PS/2 keyboard to the PS/2 keyboard jack on the front panel of the MusicCAST server to make entering characters and numbers easier. Use this screen to configure the MusicCAST server for the keyboard you wish to connect to it.
  • Page 168: Setting The Standby Mode

    System setup Setting the standby mode Pressing STANDBY/ON on the MusicCAST server or the MusicCAST server remote control, switches the MusicCAST server to standby mode. Set the conditions required to turn the MusicCAST server on from standby mode. 3 Use / / / to select a standby mode, and press SELECT.
  • Page 169: Deleting Data From The Hard Disk Drive

    System setup Deleting data from the hard disk drive You can delete the PCM data, or all of the song data stored on the MusicCAST server, from the hard disk drive. in the process of being encoded. This action does not clear any system settings.
  • Page 170: Resetting The Musiccast Server To Factory Defaults

    System setup 3 Use to move the cursor to “System 6 Press OPEN/CLOSE to close the disc tray. Update” and press SELECT. The system update screen appears on the on-screen display. 4 Press OPEN/CLOSE to open the disc tray. 5 Place the update CD in the disc tray. The MusicCAST server checks the update CD content.
  • Page 171: Checking System Information

    Checking system information Use the following procedures and menus to check the version of firmware in your MusicCAST server, the amount of available space on the hard disk drive, and other information related to the MusicCAST system. Opening the system information screens 1 Press TOP MENU.
  • Page 172: Checking Hard Drive Capacity

    Checking system information Checking hard drive capacity Check the amount of available space on the hard drive and the amount of time left for you to record songs with.The figures displayed are not exact and should only be used as a guide. 1 Follow the procedure described on page 130 “Opening the system setting screens”...
  • Page 173: Checking Mp3 Encoding Status

    The MusicCAST server contains software that provides the functionality described in this manual, called firmware. Yamaha occasionally releases updates for this software, which you can use to update your system. Use the following procedure to check the version of the firmware currently installed in your MusicCAST server.
  • Page 174: Checking Av Receivers The Musiccast Server Can Control

    “Opening the system information screens” to display the Information screen. 2 Use to move the cursor to “Controllable YAMAHA AV receivers” and press SELECT. A list of receivers you can control from the MusicCAST server appears on the on-screen display. HINT HINT Press BACK to return to the previous screen.
  • Page 175: Appendix

    CD/CD-R/CD-RW compatible with this unit ■ Discs that can be used for recording on this ■ Erasure or loss of data Yamaha and suppliers accept no liability for the loss of data unit written on the HDD and CD-R or CD-RW discs, or any Be sure to use only CD-R and CD-RW discs made by problems caused as a result of using this unit.
  • Page 176: Handling Of Discs

    Appendix ■ Handling of discs ■ To prevent a malfunction of this unit Heed the following notes on handling of discs to avoid any • Do not use any non-standard shaped CDs (heart, flower cause for a recording failure, a loss of the recorded data, or a shaped, etc.) available on the market, because they are off- malfunction of this unit.
  • Page 177: Rules Of Digital Recording And Notes On System

    Appendix Rules of digital recording and notes on system Rules of digital recording Notes on system ■ SCMS-Serial Copy Management System ■ Number of recordable discs and tracks and As a digital audio component, this unit conforms with the their length Serial Copy Management System (SCMS) standards.
  • Page 178: Troubleshooting

    MCX-1000 to standby mode, disconnect the power cord from the AC outlet, and contact the nearest authorized YAMAHA dealer or service center.
  • Page 179 Appendix SYMPTOM CAUSE REMEDY PAGE Auto Configuration does not The network settings are incorrect. → Check the network settings. function correctly. → Change the location of MusicCAST Surroundings are interfering with wireless network signals (for wireless components. connections only). → Try using a different wireless network channel.
  • Page 180 Appendix SYMPTOM CAUSE REMEDY PAGE The MCX-1000 does not record The analog level is set too low. → Use the level adjustment dial on the or playback from the analog input front panel of the MCX-1000 to set jacks. an appropriate recording level. →...
  • Page 181: Terms Used In This Manual

    ■ Advanced Audio Master Quality Recording Playback A YAMAHA technology allowing the creation of CD-Rs that give high quality sound. Advanced Audio MASTER is capable of using variable CD writing ■...
  • Page 182: Hardware

    Appendix ■ ■ DNS server CD-R A computer that is running a DNS service (see DNS). An abbreviation of Compact Disc Recordable. A small plastic disc identical to a CD in appearance, onto ■ ESS ID which a device such as the MusicCAST server can The ID of the channel that your MusicCAST system record data.
  • Page 183: Software

    Appendix Software ■ Database The organized collection of data stored on the hard disk drive in your MusicCAST server. The data is arranged in a logical manner so that it is easy to access, manage, and update. ■ Menu A display consisting of a multiple choice style list of options that you can choose from.
  • Page 184: Specifications

    Appendix Specifications ■ Audio Performance ■ General Frequency response........5 to 20,000 Hz, ±0.5 dB Power supply S/N ratio (EIAJ) [U.S.A. and Canada models]......AC 120 V, 60 Hz Playback................105 dB [Australia model] ..........AC 240 V, 50 Hz Recording................92 dB [U.K.
  • Page 185: Index

    Appendix Index cross-type RS-232C cable ........90 Activating MusicCAST the Timer function ....99 Activating the MusicCAST client Timer function ..102 data storage format ..........121 ACTIVE indicator .............13 date and time ............117 album editing screen ..........59 Default Gateway ..........108 album name .............60 default settings ............
  • Page 186 Appendix GROUP ...............45 new album ............... 60 Group Play ...............39 new artist ..............65 Groups ..............44 NTP server ............117 Handling of discs ............135 on-screen display ..........119 hard disk ..............128 on-screen keyboard ........... 78 hard disk drive capacity ..........131 OPTICAL (digital) IN ..........
  • Page 187 ............ 111 SONG STATISTICS ..........14 wireless network connection ......... 104 Song Statistics ............55 Song Statistics screen ..........55 YAMAHA AV receiver ..........90 songs stored ............131 YAMAHA receivers ..........90 source component ...........26 Source sampling rate conversion ......136 standby ..............97 standby mode ..........
  • Page 189 YAMAHA ELECTRONIQUE FRANCE S.A. RUE AMBROISE CROIZAT BP70 CROISSY-BEAUBOURG 77312 MARNE-LA-VALLEE CEDEX02, FRANCE YAMAHA ELECTRONICS (UK) LTD. YAMAHA HOUSE, 200 RICKMANSWORTH ROAD WATFORD, HERTS WD18 7GQ, ENGLAND YAMAHA SCANDINAVIA A.B. J A WETTERGRENS GATA 1, BOX 30053, 400 43 VÄSTRA FRÖLUNDA, SWEDEN Printed in Japan WB18700-2 YAMAHA MUSIC AUSTRALIA PTY, LTD.
  • Page 190 This document refers to the MCX-1000 DIGITAL AUDIO SERVER as the MusicCAST server and the MCX-A10 DIGITAL AUDIO TERMINAL as the MusicCAST client. To control YAMAHA AV receivers from the MusicCAST server VIDEO If you want to directly control your YAMAHA AV receiver using the MusicCAST server: Connect the RS-232C terminal on the MusicCAST server to the RS-232C terminal on your Receiver YAMAHA AV receiver using a cross type RS-232C cable.
  • Page 191 Setting up the MusicCAST network For a wireless connection For a wired connection Connect to components 1–4 Place your MusicCAST client within approximately 30 meters of the MusicCAST server Note Walls and obstructions placed between the distance over which they can There is no specific order required for connection.

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