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  1. Welcome to the forum @sirbu 🙂 I've never used SonicStage myself but thanks for posting your fix. I'm sure other people will find it useful.
  2. Well, there's one for DCC... DCC Museum
  3. The disc itself is maybe a little dull (reminds me of some old floppy discs I used to have 🙂) but I really like the packaging. Similar to the current day MDW80Ts but it looks smarter, to me, with the dark grey/black. Also, that disc is over 30 years old 😯
  4. 🤣Took me a few minutes to work out what you were talking about. I think "Proficient" is already pushing it a bit as far as I am concerned 😂
  5. ^^ They're the ones I've got. Always thought they were nice discs. Do the Flower Mix ones only come in Green and Orange, @Richard?
  6. I've got some very similar to those in your last post, @Richard. Except they're 80 minute ones and have a different shutter logo (no "HO" branding). When I first saw your pictures of the Flower Mix ones I initially thought they were the same but in different packaging. The colour patterns on the discs are quite distinct though. Nice score!
  7. I've got a BC-9HP, which came with my MZ-E30. It's a UK model (not sure where you're located). It says on it "charge only NH-9WM and NC-6WM" but seems to work okay with the 1450mAh gumsticks available today. The Sony website lists a number of alternative chargers for the MZ-E30 based on where you purchased it: BC-9HU, BC-9HP, BC-7HT & BC-9HG. I've got another Sony one knocking about somewhere, which came with an earlier cassette Walkman, that looks physically the same. Not sure if would be compatible as I think the gumsticks that came with the cassette Walkman were NiCads. Seem to recall you can charge NiCads in an NiMH charger but not the other way around? Could be completely wrong on that though. I've also got one of those DoublePow USB chargers. Had no issues with it; seems to work well.
  8. Sounds positive 👍 Feel free to share my test information with him as well if it will help. It's clearly not just an issue with your particular set up/hardware.
  9. Doesn't look like the Z-N920 has quite the same functionality as the decks Can't see any mention in the manual of being able to adjust the trigger level for automatic track marking. Just found this reference to recording from non-CD sources in my translated copy of the manual: Page 92 goes on to say: Found this is the manual for the MZ-N910 (which is very similar to the 920): Have you got SYNC REC turned on?
  10. It's been a while since I've recorded from my PC in real time but last time I tried streaming from both Spotify and iTunes resulted in the track splits being in the correct place, as long as there was a gap between songs. If two songs flowed into one another then they came over to the MD as a single track and needed to be split manually. Mine were recorded via a Focusrite Scarlet 8i6 into an MDS-JB980 using digital coaxial. Not sure about portables, but the decks have settings to enable automatic track marking when not recording from CDs. This is from the instructions for the MDS-JB980: I'll see if I can find anything similar for the MZ-N920.
  11. Way beyond my technical "abilities" to offer any advice but maybe someone on here might have some suggestions?
  12. My CDP-XB740 displays CD Text in all caps but, so far at least, recordings to my MDS-JB940 seem to render them on MiniDisc with the correct mixture of capital and lower case letters. Like you say though, using a keyboard to title/correct titles only takes a minute or so anyway. Was a gamechanger for me when I got a keyboard compatible deck as I'd previously been using the remote for my MDS-JE500. Don't really recall it being a huge pain at the time but I cannot imagine going back to it now.
  13. I was having some weird happenings with this yesterday. The MD I recorded came from multiple CD sources. Sometimes it would overwrite the MD disc name with whatever the name of the CD was but sometimes it didn't. Wasn't really paying enough attention to pick up on whether there was any sort of pattern 🤔
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