- What kind of batteries does the Sounds Easy recorder use?
The Sounds Easy recorder uses 3 AAA batteries. We recommend that you use alkaline batteries for best performance.
- How long will a set of batteries last and can my messages be damaged or erased when changing batteries?
A set of alkaline (recommended) batteries will last for over 2000 recording or playback cycles. Your recorded messages cannot be damaged or erased when changing batteries.
- How do I turn on the recorder?
There is a power switch on the right side of the recorder just above the Memories Card slot. Slide the switch up to turn the unit on and slide it down to turn the unit off.
- How can I record more than 30 messages?
Additional Sounds EasyTM Memories CardsTM are available at your local scrapbook store or you may order them online. A double set of transparent number stickers, one with black font and one with white font, and a storage envelope are included with each Memories Card.
- How do I insert the Memories Card?
First, make sure the power switch is in the off position. Then, with the Memories Card label facing away from you, slide the Card into the slot on the right side of the unit. The Memories Card will be fully inserted when the rounded part of the card meets the edge of the recorder.
- How do I remove the Memories Card?
First, turn off the power to the recorder. Then, gently pull the Memories Card straight out of the slot.
- Why is there a hole on the end of the Memories Card?
We included the hole in the Memories Card so that it can be decorated with a ribbon to match the scrapbook or project that it goes with.
- How do I re-record a message?
To re-record a message, press REC then, after the unit says "Next message is" and a number, use the keypad to enter the number of the message you want to re-record. The unit will say the number you entered and "Recorded". Just push and hold the REC button and record your new message.
- What do I do with the number stickers in the kit?
Use the number stickers to mark the page or picture in your scrapbook that goes with the recorded sound. You don't have to use the stickers provided. You can add the number of the message to your page any way you'd like.
- What do I do with the envelope in the kit?
Use the envelope to store your Memories Card with your scrapbook or project. The back of the envelope is self-adhesive. Adhere the envelope to the back of the cover of your scrapbook. Then place the Memories Card in the center of the envelope, fold the side flaps over it, then fold up the bottom flap. Fold the top flap down and the inner tab slips into the slot in the bottom flap. The envelope will hold your Memories Card securely.
If you prefer, you can use the envelope included in the kit as a template to make your own envelope out of a material that matches your scrapbook.
- Is there a way to review all of my messages?
Yes, to review your messages, press PLAY 01 to listen to message number one. Then, during the playback of the message, push PLAY again. The recorder will play message two. Continue to press PLAY during the message playback to forward to the next message. The recorder will skip over any messages that are not recorded.
- Can a Memories Card that I record in my Sounds Easy recorder be played back on a friend's Sounds Easy?
- How long will the recorded messages in my Memories Card last?
The Flash type digital memory used in Sounds Easy Memories Cards should store messages safely for decades. With proper storage and handling, your messages could last a lifetime. The Memories Cards should be stored at room temperature and low humidity, just like your scrapbooks and photos. All efforts should be made not to touch the metal contacts on the card and the card should not be flexed.
- What is the difference between the Rec Lock switch on the side of the recorder and the sliding lock tab on the Memories Card?
The Rec Lock (Record Lock) switch on the recorder and the sliding lock tab on the Memories Card operate independently from each other. They each provide a way to protect your messages.
The Rec Lock switch (Record Lock) on the recorder provides a way to protect your messages from being recorded over. With the Rec Lock ON, you can let your children and grandchildren listen to your messages without the risk of them accidentally recording over a message. The Rec Lock switch can be activated with a pen or pencil.
The sliding lock tab on a Memories Card should be set to the locked position once you have filled the card and want to save all of your messages or if you have completed your project you don't plan to use all of the messages. Once the lock tab has been slid to the locked position, then, regardless of the setting of the Rec Lock switch on the recorder, this Memories Card cannot be record to.
- Are Memories Cards reusable if I decide I don't want some or all of the messages I have recorded?
Yes. Just slide the locking tab to the unlocked position and use the card as you normally would. When you push the REC button and the unit says "Memory Full", just use the keypad to enter the number of the message that you want to re-record.
- What do the voice prompts and beeps mean?
The following are all the voice prompts and beeps:
- 4 beeps when REC or PLAY is pressed
There is no Memories Card inserted or the Memories Card is not inserted all the way.
- Harsh 2 tone sound
An invalid number was pressed with the keypad or no number was pressed
- "Record Locked" is said when REC is pressed
The Record Lock switch is in the locked position. To make a recording, use a pen or pencil to slide the Record Lock switch to the lower position
- "Memory Full" is said when REC is pressed
The Memories Card has a recording in every message location. You are able to re-record over the messages by pressing REC and then the number of the message you wish to record
- "Memory Locked" is said when REC is pressed
The small tab on the Memories Card is in the locked position. Slide the tab to the unlocked position to make a recording
- "Next message" and then a number
The next available location for a recorded message
- 2 short beeps when REC or PLAY is pressed
The batteries are low and should be replaced.