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Recording to a tape
â CD Synchro Recording/Recording Manually
You can record from a CD or radio. You can use TYPE I (normal) tape.
Steps Recording from a CD (CD Synchro Recording) Load a blank tape. Press CD. Press TUNER (TUNER/BAND on the remote). Tune in the station you want to record. Recording from the radio
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Load the CD you want to record. Press z. The deck stands by for recording.
When you want to record on the reverse side, press nN (CMT-EP505 only).
Press RDS/DIR (PLAY MODE/RDS/DIR on the remote) repeatedly to select g to record on one side, h to record on both sides (CMT-EP505 only). Press z again. Recording starts.
To stop recording
â¢ For recording from a CD to a tape manually, you can turn ./> clockwise or counterclockwise (or press . or > on the remote) to select tracks during recording pause mode (after step 4 and before step 6). â¢ When you record on both sides, be sure to start from the front side. If you start from the reverse side, recording stops at the end of the reverse side (CMT-EP505 only). â¢ When an AM program is noisy while recording, set the ISS switch at the rear of the unit to select the position that most decreases the noise (CMT-EP404 only).