Alesis CDTWIN User Manual

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WARNING

Use of the CD Twin is for the legal backup of licensed materials and editing of personal data. Any copy of licensed materials is the property of the author of the copyright holder. Any unauthorized copying, editing, or resale of copyrighted materials is prohibited by US and International laws. We discourage owners of the CD Twin from using this product in any illegal way.

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INTRODUCTION

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1.2 PRODUCT OVERVIEW .............................

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1.2.1

Front View..................................................

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1.2.2

Side View....................................................

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1.2.3

Rear View...................................................

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SETTING UP THE SYSTEM ...........................

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2.1 STANDALONEOPERATION WITHOUT

 

 

 

CONNECTING TO A COMPUTER ............................

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2.2 CONNECTING TO APC AS AN EXTERNALCD-

 

 

RW VIA USB 2.0 ...................................................

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OPERATING GUIDE........................................

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3.1 CD TO CD BACKUP .....................................

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3.2 COPY TRACK (MAKE A COMPILATION

 

CD)............................................................................

 

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3.3 CLOSE DISC....................................................

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3.4 MUSIC PLAYER ...........................................

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3.5 SYSTEM FUNCTIONS .................................

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3.5.1 ERASE DISC ...............................................

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3.5.2 RAWCOPY DISC .....................................

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3.5.3 UPGRADE BIOS .....................................

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3.5.4 SYSTEM INFORMATION.....................

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EXTERNAL CD-RWTO PC VIA USB 2.0...

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SPECIFICATIONS ..........................................

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TROUBLESHOOTING AND FAQ................

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Unpacking

CD Backup System

Accessories

9USB Cable

9AC Power Supply

9User Manual

9Nero Express Software

Features

CD to CD copy in one easy step

Takes only 4 minutes to backup an entire 74 minute CD

LCD panel allows you to see all functions and copying status

Stand alone operation, no need to connect to your PC to perform a CD backup

Special track editing function allows you to make a compilation of your personal audio CDs

Music player can select single tracks or all tracks to play and repeat

Supports USB2.0 to connect with a PC as an external CD-RW

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1. INTRODUCTION

The CD Twin is a stylish, new concept for CD backup. With it’s lightweight design, the CD Twin provides not only CD backup, but also doubles as an audio CD track editing console for making a personal CD. It can be used as a stand-aloneCD player and can also be used as an externalCD-RWwhen connected to a PC via USB.

The stylish design makes the elegant CD Twin no longer a boring copy tower. Its portability makes it a great tool for any setting.

1.2 PRODUCT OVERVIEW

1.2.1 Front View

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1.2.2 Side View

1.2.3 Rear View

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2. SETTING UP THE SYSTEM

2.1 Stand Alone Operation without Connecting to a Computer

I.Plug in the power cord

II.Power up the CD Twin

III.Wait for the system to initialize

CD Twin

1. Copy Disc

NOTE: Make sure the USB cable is un-pluggedwhen using the CD Twin in Stand Alone mode.

2.2 Connecting to a PC as an external CD-RWvia USB 2.0

I.Power up the CD Twin

II.Connect the USB cable from the CD Twin to an available USB port on your PC

<<<PC Link >>>

NOTE: The CD Twin will automatically switch to PC LINK mode when the USB cable is connected properly.

NOTE: PC LINK mode is designed to function with WINDOWS 2000 and XP operating systems.

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3. OPERATING GUIDE

3.1 CD to CD BACKUP

I. Power up the CD Twin and wait for the system to initialize

CD Twin

1.Copy Disc

II.Insert the source disc into the reader CD-ROM[labeled as Reader], and insert a blank disc into thewriter CD-RW[labeled Writer]

III. Press the START button to begin the CD backup process.

IV. The LCD will display the total disc length and the time elapsed while the CD Twin is in process.

Write [73:51]

Data CD 00:52

V. The CD-RWwill automatically eject when the CD Twin has successfully completed.

VI. If you would like to make additional copies of the same disc, simply insert another blank CD-RWinto the Writer and press START again.

Waiting ...

Blank Disc

Pressing the CANCEL button will take you back to the Main Menu.

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3.2 COPY TRACK (Make a Compilation CD)

This function allows you to make a compilation audio CD from a single CD, or multiple source CDs.

I. Insert the source audio CD into the Reader CD-ROMdrive and insert a blank disc into the WriterCD-RWdrive.

II. From the main menu, press the << or >> buttons until

[2. Copy Track] is displayed on the LCD and press the START button.

CD Twin

2.Copy Track

III.Move the cursor under the track that you want to add to the compilation CD by using the << or >> buttons. After selecting the track, a letter will be displayed above the track number to denote that this specific track has been chosen. If you have speakers or headphones connected to the earphone jack, you will hear the audio of the selected track. If you would like to cancel a selected track, press the START button again while the cursor is underneath the track number.

NOTE: If you press the CANCEL button, you will exit [track selection mode] and return to the main menu.

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NOTE: The letters above each selected track represent the order in which they will be burned onto the compilation CD.

IV. After you are finished selecting all of the tracks for your new compilation CD, press the >> button until the cursor is under the [OK] option, all the way to the right. Then simply press the START button and the CD Twin will copy the selected tracks one by one.

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Track 11 06:59 [14.10] 04:43

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V. After copying all of the tracks from the first CD, the Reader CDROM drive will automatically eject. Insert the next audio CD, repeating steps 1 through 4, if you would like to add additional tracks to your compilation.

CD Twin

2. Copy Track

NOTE: After you have finished all of the track editing, you must use the [3. Close Disc] function to make your new CD playable on any standard CD player.

3.3 CLOSE DISC

I. From the main menu, press the << or >> buttons until

[3. Close Disc] is displayed on the LCD and press the START button. Make sure that your newly burned disc is still in the Writer CD-RWdrive.

CD Twin

3.Close Disc

II.The LCD will show the total number of tracks and the available free space remaining on the CD-RWdisc. Press the START button to begin the closing process. Pressing the CANCEL button will abort the close disc function.

Track 07 26:15

Free 48:29 Go?

III. The LCD will display the following message during the disc closing process.

Closing Disc...

00:20

IV. Once the closing disc process has finished, the LCD will return to the main menu and you may then continue with any other function of the CD Twin.

ATTENTION!!

After executing the [Close Disc] function, you CAN NOT add any more tracks to the disc or change the CD in any way!!!

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