PURPOSE: To enable an indication by a single indicating means corresponding to each of function modes by blinking a start ID signal in response to individual function modes at the time of indicating this signal.
CONSTITUTION: An indication of a start ID indicator section 70 is blinked in accordance with the individual function modes. At the time of reproducing or searching, a spot of the start ID signal is lit. When recording at the time of sound recording/reproducing, the start ID signal is blinked during the recording. For erasing at the time of reproducing, the start ID signal is blinked during the erasing. In the case of rehearsal at the time of reproducing, a prearranged recording spot of the start ID signal is blinked. At the time of rehearsal, blink is made when overlapping the original ID signal spot with the prearranged recording spot. And, al those blink duties are respectively set to be different from others.