ICD-UX560 / ICD-UX560F / ICD-UX565F
Use this Help Guide when you have any questions on how to use your IC recorder.
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Parts and controls
HOME menu/OPTION menu
About folders and files
menu is displayed
While recording is in progress or on standby
While playback is in progress
While the recording information is displayed
While listening to the FM radio (ICD-UX560F / ICD-UX565F only)
While recording FM radio broadcasts (ICD-UX560F / ICD-UX565F only)
While the current file information is displayed
While the file search categories are displayed
Charging the battery with a computer
Disconnecting the IC recorder from the computer
Charging the battery with the USB AC adaptor
Disconnecting the IC recorder from the USB AC adaptor
Turning the power on
Turning the power off
Using the screen off timer
Inserting a memory card
Making the initial settings
Preventing unintentional operations (HOLD)
Placing the IC recorder into the HOLD state (HOLD)
Releasing the IC recorder from the HOLD state
Maintaining the volume level (European model only)
Maintaining the moderate volume level (European models only)
Recording with the built-in microphones
About the peak meters indicating the recording volume levels
Monitoring the recording audio
Additional operations available during recording
Changing the file storage destination folder
Additional recording operations/settings
Selecting a recording scene for an individual situation
Customizing the recording settings for “My Scene”
Tips for better recording
Default settings for the recording scenes of the Scene Select function
Using the recording delay function
Recording automatically in response to the input sound volume – the
Recording with other devices
Recording with an external microphone
Recording audio from an external device with the synchronized recording function (
Recording audio from an external device without the synchronized recording function (SYNC REC)
Using external devices for recording
Recording the playback audio of the IC recorder on an external device
Playing a file
Selecting a file
Locating a playback point with the track mark list (
Track Mark List
Additional operations available during playback
Additional playback operations/settings
Reducing noise in the playback audio to make human voices sound clearer – the Clear Voice function
Using the transcription playback mode
Adjusting the playback speed – the DPC (Digital Pitch Control) function
Selecting the sound effect (
Customizing the sound effect
Selecting the playback mode
Specifying a segment of a file to play repeatedly (A-B repeat)
Specifying the playback range in the stored file list
Listening to sound with better quality
Searching forward/backward (Cue/Review)
Locating the desired playback point quickly (
Deleting a file
Deleting all files in the searched folder or list
Deleting a folder
Moving a file to a different folder
Copying a file to a different folder
Creating a folder
Using track marks
Adding a track mark
Adding track marks automatically
Deleting a track mark
Deleting all the track marks in the selected file at one time
Dividing a file at the current playback point
Dividing a file at all the track mark points
Changing a folder name
Changing a file name
Protecting a file
FM radio (ICD-UX560F / ICD-UX565F only)
Assigning FM radio stations
Assigning FM radio stations automatically to the preset numbers (
) (ICD-UX560F / ICD-UX565F only)
Assigning FM radio stations manually to the preset numbers (ICD-UX560F / ICD-UX565F only)
Clearing the FM radio preset number assignment (ICD-UX560F / ICD-UX565F only)
Tuning in a radio station
Tuning in an FM radio station manually (manual scanning) (ICD-UX560F / ICD-UX565F only)
Tuning in an FM radio station automatically (automatic scanning) (ICD-UX560F / ICD-UX565F only)
Tuning in an FM radio station with the assigned preset number (ICD-UX560F / ICD-UX565F only)
Recording radio broadcasts
Recording FM radio broadcasts (ICD-UX560F / ICD-UX565F only)
Changing the radio settings
Selecting the sensitivity level for FM radio scanning (ICD-UX560F / ICD-UX565F only)
Switching the FM radio output between the built-in speaker and the headphones (ICD-UX560F / ICD-UX565F only)
Using the Settings menu
List of the Settings menu items
Menu items with selectable setting items
Selecting the recording mode (
Selecting the sensitivity level of the built-in microphones (
Built-in Mic Sensitivity
Reducing noise during recording (
Selecting the audio input type and the sensitivity level of the external microphone (
Ext. Input Setting
Turning the operation indicator on or off (
Selecting the display language (Language)
Setting the clock (
Selecting the date display format (Date Display Format)
Selecting the clock display format (
Turning the beep sound on or off (
Using the sleep timer (
Setting the time period before the IC recorder automatically turns off (
Auto Power Off
Resetting all menu settings to the default ones (
Reset All Settings
Formatting the memory (
Format Built-In Memory
Format SD Card
Checking the remaining recording time (
Available Rec. Time
Checking the information about the IC recorder (
Connecting the IC recorder to a computer
Structure of folders and files
Copying files from the IC recorder to a computer
Copying music files from a computer to the IC recorder
Playing music files on the IC recorder that were copied from a computer
Using the IC recorder as a USB storage device
What you can do with Sound Organizer 2 (for Windows only)
System requirements for Sound Organizer 2
Installing Sound Organizer 2 (for Windows only)
The Sound Organizer 2 window (for Windows only)
Compatible memory cards
Maximum recording time
Maximum playback time/number of music files
Notice for users
Customer support websites
If you have problems/Troubleshooting
Restarting the IC recorder
The recorded file is noisy and is hard to understand.
The recorded file is noisy and you want to record with less noise.
A rustling noise is recorded.
A buzzing or humming noise is recorded.
Noise is recorded when you use an external microphone (not supplied) for recording.
You hear noise when using headphones (not supplied) for playback.
The volume of the audio you recorded from an external device is low or you hear squeaking noises when you listen to the audio via the built-in speaker.
You hear noise during playback even with the Clear Voice function turned on.
The IC recorder does not turn on or pressing any button does not work.
The IC recorder does not turn off.
The IC recorder automatically turns off.
The battery life is short.
You cannot charge the battery by connecting the IC recorder to your computer.
The charge indicator does not appear or it disappears in the middle of charging.
The charge error indicator appears where the battery indicator should be displayed.
The IC recorder does not operate correctly.
The operation indicator does not light.
You cannot record a file.
Recording is interrupted.
function does not work.
The input audio volume is too loud or not loud enough when you record audio from an external device.
The playback volume is low.
You hear no sound from the built-in speaker.
You hear sound from the built-in speaker even when headphones (not supplied) are connected.
The sound effect you selected with “
” does not work.
Playback speed is too fast or too slow.
You cannot divide a file.
You cannot move a file.
You cannot copy a file to a different folder.
The recording date of a file appears as “
” or “
The display window turns off too soon.
The remaining recording time on the display window is shorter than the one displayed on the computer.
” message appears and you cannot start recording.
” message appears and you cannot operate the IC recorder.
The microSD card is not detected.
A folder or file name appears in unreadable characters.
Copying a file takes time.
The IC recorder is not detected by the computer and you cannot transfer folders/files from the computer.
The file you transferred from the computer does not appear on the IC recorder and you cannot play the file.
The computer does not start.
FM radio (ICD-UX560F / ICD-UX565F only)
You hear no sound from the built-in speaker (ICD-UX560F / ICD-UX565F only).
You hear sound from the built-in speaker even when headphones (not supplied) are connected (ICD-UX560F / ICD-UX565F only).
The FM radio signals are weak or the sound quality is poor (ICD-UX560F / ICD-UX565F only).
The TV images are distorted when you listen to the FM radio (ICD-UX560F / ICD-UX565F only).
You cannot tune in FM radio stations or you hear a lot of static (ICD-UX560F / ICD-UX565F only).
You cannot assign an FM radio station to a preset number (ICD-UX560F / ICD-UX565F only).
Software operations (Sound Organizer 2)
You cannot install Sound Organizer 2.
The IC recorder is not detected by Sound Organizer 2.
The playback volume of the computer is low or you hear no audio from the computer.
You cannot play or edit stored files.
The counter or slider does not operate correctly or you hear noise.
Operations slow down as the number of stored files increases.
The computer seems to freeze while a file is being saved, added, or deleted.
Sound Organizer 2 freezes during start-up.
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