5 – Recording CDs—Advanced recording
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Automatic track division
The trigger level, as set above (“Synchronized
recording” on page 30) can also be used to divide
tracks if the A-TRACK (auto track) function is
When this function is enabled, the unit automatically
inserts a track division in the recorded material when:
•recording digitally from MD, CD or DAT, an incre-
ment signal is detected and the sound level rises
above the threshold:
•increment signals are unavailable (e.g. analog
recording or digital sources other than MD. CD or
DAT) and the sound level has dropped below the
threshold for more than two seconds, and sound
To enable or disable automatic track division:
1With a recordable disc inserted, and with the
unit in record ready mode, press the MENU
key repeatedly until A_TRACK>XX is
shown, where XX may be ON or OFF.
2Turn the MULTI DIAL or use the SKIP keys to
change the value as required.
indicator at the top right of the
display lights when the auto track function is
When recording certain types of material (e.g. certain
types of classical music or spoken word) through the
analog connections, since the track divisions are deter-
mined by relative silence, it is possible that spurious
track divisions will be inserted. Under these conditions,
it may be better to use manual track division (“Manual
track division” on page 26).
However, if recording through a digital connection, the
track number will be incremented only when a track
division signal is received, followed by a rise in volume.
A fall and subsequent rise in volume alone when
recording digitally from CD, MD or DAT is not sufficient
to trigger an automatic track increment.
You may find it helpful to use the track restriction
facility (see “Restricting the number of tracks” on
page 26) together with the automatic track division.
For instance, if you have recorded two albums on one
DAT tape, and you wish to make two separate CDs
from this tape, you can use the MULTI DIAL to set the
number of tracks to the number of tracks comprising
the first album.
When the final track of the first album has been
recorded, the unit automatically performs the PMA
writing procedure and enters stop mode.
At least 2
Track start signal
in signal, but
track is not
Digital recording from CD, MD and DAT