compact flash audio recorders

Deleting Audio Tracks and Reformatting a Card

You can delete audio tracks on a compact flash card using the recorder or using your computer. You also can use the recorder to reformat the card, erasing all of its contents.

Deleting Audio Tracks on a Computer

If you're using a Macintosh computer with a card reader, insert the compact flash card into the card reader.

A folder will appear on your computer desktop for the compact flash card, and inside that folder are your audio files. On a Macintosh computer, the card also will appear as a "volume" icon in the upper portion of the Finder window.

With the Marantz PMD660 recorder, open the folder on the desktop and inside it you'll see another folder and two files:

  • MPGLANG1 (folder)
  • PMD660.CPY
  • PMD660.EDL

Your audio files are inside the MPGLANG1 folder, so open that folder.

Each audio track will appear as a separate file in the folder. Each file name will have a number at the end that corresponds with the track number for the audio segment when it was recorded.

To delete a particular audio file for a track, simply select it and drag it to the trash. You then should empty the trash on your computer.

When done, eject the card reader from the computer before removing the card (on a Mac computer, select the card icon on the desktop and simultaneously press the Apple + e keys).

If you then insert the card back into the compact flash audio recorder, the recorder display will show a list of all the un-deleted remaining tracks. If you record a new track, it will begin after whatever tracks you retained, and the new track will be labeled one number higher than the highest number of your remaining tracks.

If you deleted all the tracks, the recorder display will not show any tracks and will begin recording with track 1.

Deleting Audio Tracks on the Compact Flash Recorder

You also can delete audio tracks on a compact flash recorder.

On the Marantz PMD660 recorder, to erase an individual track on the recorder insert a compact flash card into the recorder and turn on the recorder. Make sure the recorder is in the standard stop mode by pushing the STOP button on top of the recorder.

Press and hold down the SHIFT button and then press the MENU/STORE EDIT button on top of the recorder.

The words Trk Erase will appear in the display.

Press the ENTER button.

Now use the double arrow buttons to select the track you want to delete (the track number will flash when selected).

To delete the selected track, press the ENTER button again.

The word Executing will be displayed, followed by Completed when the track is erased.

The display then will return to the previous step, and you can again use the double arrow keys to select a new track and delete it using the same procedure.

When done, press the STOP/CANCEL button to return to the standard stop mode for the recorder (p__rior to deleting a track, you also can press the STOP/CANCEL button to exit the track delete menu and return to the standard stop mode).

If you then insert the card back into a card reader attached to your computer, the folder for the card will display a list of all the un-deleted remaining tracks.

Reformatting a Compact Flash Card on the Recorder

You also can use your recorder to reformat a compact flash card, thus deleting all of the audio files and other content on the card.

On the Marantz PMD660 recorder, insert a compact flash card into the recorder and turn on the recorder. Make sure the recorder is in the standard stop mode by pushing the STOP button on top of the recorder.

Press and hold down the SHIFT button and then press the MENU/STORE EDIT button on top of the recorder.

The words Trk Erase will appear in the display.

Now use the double arrow buttons to move through the menu until the word Format is displayed.

Press the ENTER button.

The flashing word OK? will appear on the display.

To reformat the card and delete all the files, press the ENTER button again.

The word Executing will be displayed, followed by Completed when the card has been reformatted.

The display then will return to the standard stop mode for the recorder.

If, prior to re-formatting the card, you want to leave this menu, press the STOP/CANCEL button.