Olympus LS-3
LINEAR PCM RECORDER
LS-3
Linear PCM Recorder
DETAILED
INSTRUCTIONS
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Introduction
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• MPEG Layer-3 audio coding technology licensed from Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson.
• EUPHONY MOBILE™ and DVM™ are the trademarks of DiMAGIC Corporation.
• The product was developed based on noise-canceling technology under license from NEC
Corporation.
• Voice Activity Detection technology licensed from NTT Electronics Corporation.
Other product and brand names mentioned herein may be the trademarks or registered
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Table of contents
Introduction
Safety precautions ............................................ 4
1 Getting started
Main features .................................................... 8
Checking the contents of the box ......................10
Identification of parts ......................................11
Display (LCD panel)..................................................12
Power supply....................................................15
Inserting batteries ..................................................15
Battery settings.......................................................16
Charging by connecting to a computer via USB ......17
Connect to the USB connecting AC adapter
(optional) to charge ..........................................18
Turning on/off the power ........................................20
HOLD ................................................................21
Setting time and date [Time & Date] .................22
Changing the time and date....................................23
Inserting and ejecting a microSD card ...............24
Inserting a microSD card .........................................24
Ejecting a microSD card ...........................................25
[Home] display operations ................................26
Notes on the folders .........................................27
About the folders for voice recordings....................27
About the folder for music playback .......................28
Selecting the folders and files ..........................29
2 About recording
Recording.........................................................30
Changing the recording scene [Rec Scene] .............33
Recommended settings by recording condition ....34
Recording from external microphone or other
devices...............................................................35
3 About playback
Playback ..........................................................37
Changing the playback speed .................................41
Setting an index mark or a temp mark ...................42
How to begin segment repeat playback .................43
Changing the playback scene [Play Scene] .............44
Erasing .............................................................45
Erasing files .............................................................45
Erasing a folder........................................................45
Partially erasing a file .............................................46
4 Menu setting
Menu setting method ...................................... 48
+ File Menu............................................................50
, Rec Menu ............................................................50
- Play Menu...........................................................57
. LCD/Sound Menu................................................60
/ Device Menu .......................................................61
Rearranging files [Replace] .....................................63
Moving/Copying files [File Move/Copy]..................64
Dividing files [File Divide] .......................................66
Timer recording [Timer Rec] ...................................67
Alarm playback function [Alarm] ............................69
Guidance [Voice Guide] ...........................................72
Changing the USB class [USB Settings] ...................73
Formatting the recorder [Format] ..........................74
5 Using the recorder on your PC
Operating environment....................................77
Using Olympus Sonority....................................79
Functions available in the Olympus Sonority .........79
Installing software ..................................................80
Uninstalling software .............................................82
Copying voice guide data ........................................83
Upgrade function ....................................................84
Using online help.....................................................86
Connecting to your PC .......................................87
Disconnecting from your PC ....................................88
Transfer the voice files to your PC .....................89
Usage as external memory of the PC .................90
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6 Other information
Alarm message list ...........................................91
Troubleshooting...............................................93
Accessories (optional) .......................................96
Specifications...................................................97
Technical assistance and support ....................102
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Safety precautions
Before using your new recorder, read this
manual carefully to ensure that you know
how to operate it safely and correctly.
Keep this manual in an easily accessible
location for future reference.
• The warning symbols indicate important
safety related information. To protect
yourself and others from personal injury
or damage to property, it is essential
that you always read the warnings and
information provided.
f Danger
If the product is used without
observing the information given
under this symbol, serious injury
or death may result.
f Warning
If the product is used without
observing the information given
under this symbol, injury or
death may result.
f Caution
If the product is used without
observing the information
given under this symbol, minor
personal injury, damage to the
equipment, or loss of valuable
data may result.
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Caution for usage environment
• To protect the high-precision
technology contained in this
product, never leave the recorder
in the places listed below, no
matter if in use or storage:
• Places where temperatures and/or
humidity are high or go through
extreme changes. Direct sunlight,
beaches, locked cars, or near other
heat sources (stove, radiator, etc.) or
humidifiers.
• In sandy or dusty environments.
• Near flammable items or explosives.
• In wet places, such as bathrooms or
in the rain. When using products with
weatherproof designs, read their
manuals as well.
• In places prone to strong vibrations.
• Never drop the recorder or subject
it to severe shocks or vibrations.
• The recorder may malfunction
if it is used in a location where
it is subject to a magnetic/
electromagnetic field, radio waves,
or high voltage, such as near a
TV set, microwave, video game,
loud speakers, large monitor unit,
TV/radio tower, or transmission
towers. In such cases, turn the
recorder off and on again before
further operation.
• Avoid recording or playing back
near cellular phones or other
wireless equipment, as they may
cause interference and noise.
If you experience noise, move
to another place, or move the
recorder further away from such
equipment.
• Do not use organic solvents such
as alcohol and lacquer thinner to
clean the unit.
Safety precautions
• When attaching this recorder to a
tripod, be sure to rotate only the
screw of the tripod in the tripod
socket of this recorder. Never
rotate the recorder.
Warning regarding data loss:
• Recorded content in memory may
be destroyed or erased by operating
mistakes, unit malfunction, or during
repair work. It is recommended to back
up and save important content to other
media such as a computer hard disk.
• Any liability for passive damages or
damage of any kind occurred due to data
loss incurred by a defect of the product,
repair performed by the third party other
than Olympus or an Olympus authorized
service station, or any other reasons is
excluded from the Olympus’s liability.
Handling the recorder
f Warning:
• Do not use the recorder near
flammable or explosive gases.
• Keep young children and infants
away from the recorder.
Always use and store the recorder out of
the reach of young children and infants to
prevent the following dangerous situations
which could cause serious injury:
1 Becoming entangled in the recorder
strap, causing strangulation.
2 Accidentally swallowing the battery,
cards or other small parts.
3 Accidentally being injured by the
moving parts of the recorder.
• Do not use or store the recorder
in dusty or humid places.
• Do not disassemble, repair or
modify the unit yourself.
• Use microSD/microSDHC memory
cards only. Never use other types
of cards.
If you accidentally insert another type
of card into the recorder, contact an
authorized distributor or service center.
Do not try to remove the card by force.
• Do not operate the unit while
operating a vehicle (such as a
bicycle, motorcycle, or car).
f Caution:
• Stop using the recorder
immediately if you notice any
unusual odors, noise, or smoke
around it.
Never remove the batteries with bare
hands, which may cause a fire or burn
your hands.
• Be careful with the strap.
Be careful with the strap when you carry
the recorder. It could easily catch on stray
objects and cause serious damage.
• Do not leave the recorder in
places where it may be subject to
extremely high temperatures.
Doing so may cause parts to deteriorate
and, in some circumstances, cause the
recorder to catch fire. Do not use the
charger or AC adapter if it is covered
(such as a blanket). This could cause
overheating, resulting in fire.
• Handle the recorder with care to
avoid getting a low-temperature
burn.
• When the recorder contains metal
parts, overheating can result in a lowtemperature burn. Pay attention to the
following:
• When used for a long period, the
recorder will get hot. If you hold on
to the recorder in this state, a lowtemperature burn may be caused.
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Safety precautions
• In places subject to extremely cold
temperatures, the temperature of the
recorder’s body may be lower than
the environmental temperature. If
possible, wear gloves when handling
the recorder in cold temperatures.
Battery handling precautions
Follow these important guidelines
to prevent batteries from leaking,
overheating, burning, exploding, or
causing electrical shocks or burns.
f Danger:
• Do not attempt to recharge
alkaline, lithium or any other nonrechargeable batteries.
• Batteries should never be exposed
to flame, heated, short-circuited or
disassembled.
• Never heat or incinerate batteries.
• Take precautions when carrying or
storing batteries to prevent them
from coming into contact with any
metal objects such as jewelry, pins,
fasteners, etc.
• Never store batteries where they
will be exposed to direct sunlight,
or subjected to high temperatures
in a hot vehicle, near a heat source,
etc.
• To prevent causing battery leaks
or damaging their terminals,
carefully follow all instructions
regarding the use of batteries.
Never attempt to disassemble a
battery or modify it in any way,
solder, etc.
• Do not connect the battery directly
to a power outlet or a cigarette
lighter of an automobile.
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• If a battery fluid gets into your
eyes, flush your eyes immediately
with clear, cold running water
and seek medical attention
immediately.
f Warning:
• Keep batteries dry at all times.
• If rechargeable batteries have
not been recharged within the
specified time, stop charging them
and do not use them.
• Do not use a battery if it is cracked
or broken.
• Never subject batteries to strong
shocks or continuous vibration.
• If a battery leaks, becomes
discolored or deformed, or
becomes abnormal in any other
way during operation, stop using
the recorder.
• If a battery leaks fluid onto your
clothing or skin, remove the
clothing and flush the affected
area with clean, running cold water
immediately. If the fluid burns
your skin, seek medical attention
immediately.
• Keep battery out of the reach of
children.
• If you notice anything unusual
when using this product such as
abnormal noise, heat, smoke, or a
burning odor:
1 remove the battery immediately while
being careful not to burn yourself, and;
2 call your dealer or local Olympus
representative for service.
Safety precautions
f Caution:
• Please recycle batteries to help
save our planet’s resources. When
you throw away dead batteries,
be sure to cover their terminals
and always observe local laws and
regulations.
• Always charge a rechargeable
battery when using it for the first
time, or if it has not been used for a
long period.
• Rechargeable battery have limited
lifetime. When the operating
time becomes shorter even if
the rechargeable battery is fully
charged under the specified
condition, replace it with a new
one.
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Getting started
Main features
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Main features
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s Built-in 3-microphone system (highsensitivity stereo microphones and
central microphone).
The combination of high-sensitivity
stereo microphones and a central
microphone enables balanced, wideband
recordings from high to low frequencies.
s Utilizes a high sensitivity, low
noise stereo microphone capable
of faithfully capturing the original
sound.
Fixing the stereo microphones at a 90°
angle enables recording with a natural
and expansive stereo feel.
s Supports the linear PCM format,
which is capable of recording sound
quality equivalent to or surpassing
CD-level.
Capable of realistically recording various
different sound sources. High resolution
recording at a high sampling frequency
and bit count equivalent or superior to
that of a music CD (Sampling frequency
44.1 kHz, Bit count 16bit) is possible
(☞ P.51).
s Supports a wide range of recording
formats. Can handle the MP3 format
(MPEG-1/ MPEG-2 Audio Layer 3) and
the Windows Media Audio (WMA)
format.
This device can save files in a highly
compressed manner, thereby allowing for
extended recording times (☞ P.51).
In addition, when connected to an external
device, the recorder can encode incoming
analog audio signals without a PC (☞ P.35).
s You can playback WAV, WMA, and
MP3 format files transferred from
a computer in addition to files
recorded by the device itself.
This allows you to use this recorder as a
music player.
s Supports high capacity recording
media. Besides the built-in memory,
you can also record into a microSD
card (☞ P.24).
s Equipped with a pre-recording
function that enables the recorder
to start recording up to 2 seconds*
before the recording button is
pressed.
This function allows you, for example, to
start recording a bird’s singing up to 2
seconds* before its start even if you press
the recording button at the moment it
starts singing (☞ P.56).
* Recording start time will vary
according to [Rec Mode] settings.
s Equipped with a variety of features
that support audio recording.
With this recorder you can customize a
variety of recording functions such as the
recording level and microphone sensitivity
to suit the recording conditions and
personal preferences (☞ P.50).
s It has a built-in Variable Control Voice
Actuator (VCVA) function (☞ P.53).
s The Low Cut Filter minimizes air
conditioner noise and other similar
noises while recording (☞ P.52).
s A Noise Cancel function (☞ P.57)
and a Voice Filter function (☞ P.57)
cut noise and enable clear audio
playback.
s Has recording scene setting and
playback scene setting functions to
register the best setting according to
different usages (☞ P.33, P.44, P.55,
P.59).
s It features various repeat functions
(☞ P.43, P.58).
Main features
s The “Olympus Sonority” can be
upgraded to a “Olympus Sonority
Plus”, which is equipped with a
enhanced functionality (Optional)
(☞ P.84).
In addition to the “Olympus Sonority”
functions, editing of MP3 files and
creation of music CDs can be performed.
s This recorder is compatible with USB
2.0, enabling fast data transfer to a
computer.
s It has a USB charging function
(☞ P.17).
s It has a backlight full-dot display
(LCD panel).
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Main features
s EUPHONY MOBILE has been included
to produce a natural, realistic
experience without degrading sound
quality (☞ P.57).
s You can move or copy files between
the built-in memory and microSD
card, and within the folders in the
memory (☞ P.64).
s You can erase part of a PCM-format
file that has been recorded with this
recorder (☞ P.46).
s You can divide a file (PCM, MP3) that
has been recorded with this recorder
into two files (☞ P.66).
s Index mark and temp mark features
allow you to quickly find desired
locations (☞ P.42).
s The playback speed can be controlled
as preferred (☞ P.41).
s The guidance feature (in English
and other languages) gives audio
notification of operating conditions.
This allows you to easily operate various
functions with the support of the voice
guidance (☞ P.72).
s You may assign your own names to
folders (☞ P.61).
s Timer Recording (☞ P.67) and Alarm
playback (☞ P.69) enable automatic
recording and playback at a set time.
s A convenient intro play feature has
been included for when searching
for a file that you want to listen to
(☞ P.60).
s Comes with “Olympus Sonority”
software for Windows and Macintosh
(☞ P.77).
• If you transfer voice files recorded with
the recorder to a PC, you can easily
playback, organize, and edit the files.
• You can perform waveform editing,
file joining, and file splitting.
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Checking the contents of the box
The following items are included with the recorder.
If anything is missing or damaged, contact the dealer from whom you purchased the recorder.
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Checking the contents of the box
Voice Recorder
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Strap
• Ni-MH Rechargeable
batteries (2)
• Olympus Sonority CD-ROM
• INSTRUCTIONS
• Warranty card
Windscreen
Carrying case
• Contents may vary depending on purchase location.
• Warranty differs depending on purchase location. Warranty card may not be included.
4 Attaching the strap:
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USB cable
4 Attaching the windscreen:
• Start recording after attaching the
windscreen (included) to the microphone.
It may catch noise when a strong wind
blows against the microphone.
Identification of parts
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2
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1 Built-in stereo microphone (L/R)
2 Built-in center microphone
3 PEAK indicator light (LED)
LED indicator light (LED)
4 Display (LCD panel)
5 F1 button
MENU/SCENE button
F2 button
6 STOP (4) button
7 + button
8 0 button
9 ERASE button
0 – button
! MIC (Microphone) jack
@ Card cover
# REC (s) (Record) button
Recording indicator light (LED)
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Identification of parts
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$ `OK button
% 9 button
^ Strap hole
& LIST button
* Tripod socket
( Built-in speaker
) EAR (Earphone) jack
- REMOTE jack
Connect the receiver for the exclusive
remote control set RS30W (optional). This
enables operation of the start and stop
recording functions through the remote
control.
= POWER/HOLD switch
q Battery cover
w USB connector
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Identification of parts
Display (LCD panel)
4 [Recorder] mode display:
Folder list display
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2
File display
3
Identification of parts
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5
4
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9
0
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1 Recording media indicator
2 Current folder name
3 Battery indicator
4 Folder name
5 Function guide indicator
File list display
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5
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[l]: Built-in flash memory
[m]: microSD card
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1 Recording media indicator
2 Current folder name
3 Battery indicator
4 File name
5 Function guide indicator
1 Recording media indicator
2 Current file name
3 Current file number/ Total
number of recorded files in the
folder
4 Battery indicator
5 Folder indicator, File Lock indicator,
Recording mode indicator
6 Recorder status indicator
[K]: Record indicator
[≠]: Pause indicator
[L]: Stop indicator
[•]: Play indicator
[ß]: Forwarding indicator
[™]: Rewinding indicator
[N]: F. Play indicator
[M]: S. Play indicator
7 Icon display (☞ P.14)
8 Remaining recording time,
File length
9 Elapsed recording time,
Elapsed playback time
0 Remaining memory bar indicator,
Playback position bar indicator
! Level meter, Recording date and time
@ Function guide indicator
Identification of parts
4 [Music] mode display:
List display 1
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File display
2
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3
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4
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When there are files and
folders in the folder
1 Recording media indicator
[l]: Built-in flash memory
[m]: microSD card
2 Current folder name
3 Battery indicator
4 Folder name, File name
5 Function guide indicator
List display 2
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2
3
4
5
When there are only files in
the folder
1 Recording media indicator
2 Current folder name
3 Battery indicator
4 File name
5 Function guide indicator
1 Recording media indicator
2 Current file name
3 Current file number/ Total
number of recorded files in the
folder
4 Battery indicator
5 File format
6 Recorder status indicator
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Identification of parts
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9
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[•]: Play indicator
[L]: Stop indicator
[ß]: Forwarding indicator
[™]: Rewinding indicator
[N]: F. Play indicator
[M]: S. Play indicator
7 Title name
8 Artist name
9 Album name
0 Function guide indicator
! File length
@ Elapsed playback time
# Playback position bar indicator
$ Icon display (☞ P.14)
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Identification of parts
Icon display(For all modes)
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[«]: Timer
[A]: Alarm
[?]: Microphone Sensitivity
[û]: VCVA
[Æ]: Voice sync
[ü]: Pre-recording
[ù]: Rec Level
Identification of parts
• Remove the screen protector on the
display.
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[0]: Low Cut Filter
[≤]: Zoom Mic
[%]: Noise Cancel
[$]: Voice Filter
[Ü] [á] [ ]: Playback mode
[∞] EUPHONY
[≥]: Reverb
Power supply
Inserting batteries
This recorder can be used with either Ni-MH
Rechargeable Batteries or AAA Alkaline
Batteries.
2 Insert the batteries, observing
the correct = and - polarities.
• When charging with the recorder,
be sure to use the supplied Ni-MH
rechargeable batteries (BR404).
• The supplied rechargeable
batteries are not fully charged.
Before using the recorder or
after long periods of disuse,
it is recommended that you
continuously charge them until
full (☞ P.17).
Power supply
1 Lightly press down on the arrow
and slide the battery cover open.
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3 Close the battery cover
completely by pressing to the
direction A, then sliding to the
direction B.
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Power supply
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Power supply
Notes
• Manganese batteries may not be used in
this recorder.
• When changing batteries, AAA alkaline
batteries or Olympus Ni-MH rechargeable
batteries are recommended.
• Be sure to stop the recorder before
replacing the batteries. Unloading the
batteries while the recorder is in use may
cause a malfunction such as corrupting
the file, etc. If you take out the batteries
while recording, you will lose your
currently recorded file because the file
header will not be able to close.
• If it takes longer than 15 minutes to
replace the dead batteries or if you take
the batteries in and out repeatedly at
short intervals, you may have to redo the
battery and time settings. In this case, the
[Battery] screen will appear. For more
details, see “Battery settings”.
• Remove the batteries if you are not going
to use the recorder for an extended
period of time.
• When replacing rechargeable batteries,
be sure to use Ni-MH rechargeable
batteries (optional). The use of other
manufacturers’ products can damage the
recorder and should be avoided.
Battery settings
Select to match the battery you are using.
1 Replace the batteries and turn on
the recorder (☞ P.15).
2 Press the + or − button to change
the setting.
Battery type
[Ni-MH] (õ):
Select when using the Olympus
Ni-MH rechargeable batteries
(BR404).
[Alkaline] (ú):
Select when using alkaline batteries.
3 Press the `OK button to
complete the setting.
• If the “Hour” indicator flashes in the
display, see “Setting time and date
[Time & Date]” (☞ P.22).
Battery indicator
The battery indicator on the display
changes as the batteries lose power.
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• When [æ] appears on the display,
replace the batteries as soon as
possible. When the batteries are
too weak, [s] and [Battery Low]
will appear on the display and the
recorder will shut down.
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Note
• When playing a voice/music file, the
recorder may be reset due to the
reduction of the voltage output of the
batteries depending on the volume level
even if [º] is displayed in the battery
indicator. In this case, lower the volume of
the recorder.
3 While the recorder is during stop
mode or turned off, connect
the USB cable to the connecting
terminal on the bottom of the
recorder.
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Charging by connecting to a
computer via USB
You can charge the batteries by connecting
to a PC’s USB port. When charging, be sure
to correctly place the rechargeable batteries
(supplied) into the recorder (☞ P.15).
Before connecting the USB cable,
exit HOLD mode (☞ P.21).
4 Press the ` OK button to start
charging.
Do not charge primary batteries such
as alkaline or lithium batteries. It may
cause battery leakage or heating, which
may cause the recorder to malfunction.
1 Boot the PC.
2 Connect the USB cable to the USB
port of the PC.
• While [Press OK to start charging] is
flashing, press the `OK button.
5 Charging is completed when battery
indication becomes to [¿].
Charging time: approximately 3 hours *
* It shows the approximate time when
charging rechargeable batteries
fully from no remaining power at the
room temperature. The charging time
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will be changed depending on the
remaining amount and the state of
batteries.
Connect to the USB connecting AC
adapter (optional) to charge
1
It can be charged by connecting to the USB
connecting AC adapter (A514) (optional).
3 While the recorder is during
stop mode or turned off,
connect the USB cable to the
connecting terminal on the
bottom of the recorder.
To the USB
connector
Power supply
• Before connecting the AC
adapter, switch the USB
connection setting to
[AC Adapter] (☞ P.73).
• Before connecting the USB
cable, exit HOLD mode (☞ P.21).
1 Plug the recorder’s USB cable
into the AC adapter.
4 Press the ` OK button to start
charging.
To the USB
connecting AC
adapter’s (A514)
USB connector
• While [Press OK to start charging] is
flashing, press the `OK button.
5 Charging is completed when
[Battery Full] is displayed.
2 Plug the AC adapter into AC
outlet.
To the
AC outlet
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Notes
• The recorder cannot be charged when
the PC is not turned on. It may not also
be charged when the PC is in standby,
hibernate, or sleep mode.
Power supply
Cautions concerning the rechargeable
batteries
Read the following descriptions carefully
when you use the Ni-MH rechargeable
batteries.
Discharging:
The rechargeable batteries self-discharge
while this is not in use. Be sure to charge
them regularly before use.
Operating temperature:
The rechargeable batteries are chemical
products. The rechargeable batteries
efficiency may fluctuate even when
operating within the recommended
temperature range. This is an inherent
nature of such products.
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Power supply
• Do not charge the recorder with the USB
hub connected.
• Insert the supplied rechargeable battery
and set [Battery] to [Ni-MH]. If [Battery]
is set to [Alkaline], you cannot recharge
(☞ P.16, P.61).
• You cannot charge when [ø]*1 or [√]*2
blinks. Charge the batteries at a
temperature in the range of 5°C to 35°C
(41°F to 95°F).
*1 [ø]: When the surrounding
temperature is low.
*2 [ √]: When the surrounding
temperature is high.
• When using time becomes notably short
even after the batteries are fully charged,
replace them with new ones.
• Be sure to push the USB connector all the
way in. Otherwise, the recorder may not
operate properly.
• Be sure to use the included dedicated
USB cable. If any other company’s cable
is used, it may lead to malfunction of the
recorder. Also, never use this dedicated
cable with any other company’s products.
• Selecting [Composite] in the USB
connection settings will prevent the
recorder to charge via USB. Select
[Storage class] in the USB connection
settings if you would like to charge
(☞ P.73).
• In case you would like to charge using the
[Composite] setting, select [Optional]
in the USB connection settings, then
connect the USB cable to the recorder.
Selecting [AC Adapter] at the [USB
Connect] display will enable you to
charge (☞ P.73).
Recommended temperature range:
When operating appliance:
0°C - 42°C/ 32°F - 107.6°F
Charging:
5°C - 35°C/ 41°F - 95°F
Storage for a long period:
–20°C - 30°C/ –4°F - 86°F
Using the rechargeable batteries outside
the above temperature range may result in
declining efficiency and shorter battery life.
In order to prevent battery leakage or rust,
remove the rechargeable batteries from the
products when you will not be using them
for a long time, and store them separately.
Notes
• This recorder is designed to fully charge
batteries regardless of their energy level.
However, for best results when charging
newly purchased rechargeable batteries
or batteries that have not been used
for a long time (more than one month),
it is recommended to fully charge the
batteries then discharge repeatedly for 2
to 3 times.
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Power supply
1
• When disposing rechargeable batteries,
always observe the local laws and
regulations. Contact your local recycling
center for proper disposal methods.
• If Ni-MH rechargeable batteries are not
fully discharged, protect against shortcircuiting (e.g. by taping the contacts)
before disposing.
Power supply
For customers in Germany:
Olympus has a contract with the GRS (Joint
Battery Disposal Association) in Germany to
ensure environmentally friendly disposal.
Turning on/off the power
When the recorder is not being used,
turn the power off to reduce battery
consumption to a minimum. Even if
the power is turned off, existing data,
mode settings, and clock settings will be
maintained.
Turning on the power
While the recorder is turned off,
slide the POWER/HOLD switch to
the direction of the arrow.
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• The display will turn on, and the power
will be turned on.
Turning off the power
Slide the POWER/HOLD switch to
the direction of the arrow, and hold
it for 0.5 seconds or longer.
• The display shuts off, and the power will
be turned off.
• The resume function remembers the stop
position before the power is turned off.
Power save mode
If the recorder is on and stops for 10
minutes or longer (default), the display
shuts off and it goes into power save
mode (☞ P.61).
• To exit power save mode, press any
button.
HOLD
If you set the recorder to HOLD mode, the running conditions will be preserved, and all
buttons will be disabled. This feature is useful when the recorder has to be carried in a bag or
pocket. This mode can also prevent you from accidentally stopping the recording.
Set the recorder to HOLD mode
Slide the POWER/HOLD switch to
the [HOLD] position.
Exit HOLD mode
Slide the POWER/HOLD switch to
the A position.
1
HOLD
• After [Hold] appears on the display, the
recorder is set to HOLD mode.
Notes
• If you press any button in HOLD mode, the clock display lights for 2 seconds, but the
recorder will not operate.
• If HOLD is applied during playback (recording), operation is disabled with the playback
(recording) state unchanged (When playback has ended or the recording has ended due
to the remaining memory being used up, it will stop).
• The recorder can be effectively operated via the exclusive remote control set RS30W
(optional), even when it is in HOLD mode.
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Setting time and date [Time & Date]
If you set the time and date beforehand,
the information when the file is recorded is
automatically stored for each file. Setting
the time and date beforehand enables easier
file management.
1
Setting time and date
When you use the recorder for
the first time after purchasing it,
or when the batteries have been
inserted without the device having
been used in a long time, the
[Set Time & Date] will appear. When
the “Hour” is flashing, conduct the
setup from Step 1.
2 Press the + or − button to set.
• Follow the same steps by pressing
the 9 or 0 button to select the
next item, and press the + or − button
to set.
• You can select between 12 and 24
hour display by pressing the F1
button while setting the hour and
minute.
Example: 10:38 P.M
10:38 PM
(Initial setting)
22:38
• You can select the order of the
“Month”, “Day” and “Year” by
pressing the F1 button while setting
them.
Example: March 24, 2011
3M 24D 2011Y
(Initial setting)
24D 3M 2011Y
2011Y 3M 24D
3 Press the `OK button to
complete the setting.
+− button
9 0 button
`OK button
1 Press the 9 or 0 button to
select the item to set.
• Select the item from the “Hour”,
“Minute”, “Year”, “Month” and “Day”
with a flashing point.
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• The clock will start from the set date
and time. Press the `OK button
according to the time signal.
Setting time and date [Time & Date]
Notes
• If you press the ` OK button during the
setup operation, the recorder will save
the items that were set to that point.
• After setup, a message will sound saying
that If the guidance is not required, select
[Off], and the screen goes into [Voice
Guide] (☞ P.72) setup. If you don’t want
the guidance feature, select [Off].
2 Press the + or − button to select
[Device Menu] tab.
• You can change the menu display by
moving the settings tab cursor.
1
While the recorder is during stop
mode, press and hold the STOP (4)
button to display the [Time & Date]
and [Remain]. If the current time and
date is not correct, set it using the
procedure below.
3 Press the `OK button to move
the cursor to the item to set.
• [Device Menu] will appear on the
display.
4 Press the + or − button to select
[Time & Date].
Setting time and date
Changing the time and date
5 Press the `OK button.
MENU/SCENE
button
F2 button
• [Time & Date] will appear on the
display.
• The “Hour” will flash on the display,
indicating the start of the Time and
Date setup process.
+ − button
`OK button
1 While the recorder is during stop
mode, press the MENU/SCENE
button.
• The menu will appear on the display
(☞ P.48).
The following steps are the same as
Step 1 through Step 3 of “Setting time
and date [Time & Date]” (☞ P.22).
6 Press the F2 (EXIT) button to
close the menu screen.
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Inserting and ejecting a microSD card
The “microSD” indicated in the instruction
manual refers to both microSD and
microSDHC. With this recorder, besides the
built-in memory, you can store the data into
commercially available microSD card.
Inserting a microSD card
1
Inserting and ejecting a microSD card
1 While the recorder is during stop
mode, open the card cover.
• Inserting the microSD card in the
wrong way or at an angle could
damage the contact area or cause the
microSD card to jam.
• If the microSD card is not inserted all
the way, data may not be written to
the microSD card.
3 Close the card cover securely.
• When you insert the microSD card,
the recording media changeover
display will appear.
2 Face the microSD card in the
correct way and insert it into
the card slot as shown in the
diagram.
4 To record on a microSD card,
press the + or − button and select
[Yes].
• Insert the microSD card keeping it
straight.
5 Press the `OK button to
complete the setting.
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Inserting and ejecting a microSD card
Ejecting a microSD card
1 While the recorder is during stop
mode, open the card cover.
2 Push the microSD card inward to
unlock it, and let it eject partially.
3 Close the card cover securely.
Notes
• Releasing your finger quickly after
pushing the microSD card inward may
cause it to eject forcefully out of the slot.
• Check the Olympus website regarding
microSD cards which are confirmed
operation with this recorder.
• This recorder may not recognize correctly
on some microSD cards which are not
compatible with this recorder.
• In the case when the microSD card cannot
be recognized, remove the microSD card
then put it in again to see if this recorder
recognizes the microSD card.
• The processing performances reduce in
a microSD card when you repeat writing
and deleting. In this case, format the
microSD card (☞ P.74).
1
Inserting and ejecting a microSD card
Notes
• It is possible to switch the recording
media over to the built-in memory
(☞ P.61).
• In some cases microSD cards that have
been formatted (initialized) by another
device, such as a computer, may not be
recognized. Be sure to format microSD
cards with this recorder before using
them (☞ P.74).
• The microSD card is visibly out of the
slot and can be removed safely.
• If you eject the microSD card when
[Memory Select] is set to [microSD
Card], it will be automatically
changed to [Built-in Memory
Selected].
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[Home] display operations
You can use this recorder as a digital voice
recorder, as well as a digital music player.
1
+ − button
`OK button
[Home] display operations
LIST button
3 Press the `OK button.
When [Recorder] is selected:
The recorder will go into [Recorder]
mode. You will be able to record
and playback files recorded by the
recorder (☞ P.30, P.37).
1 Press the LIST button repeatedly
to set the [Home] display.
• [Home] will appear on the display.
• When [Home] is displayed in the
Function Guide display section, press
the F1 button to return to the home
screen.
When [Music] is selected:
The recorder will go into [Music]
mode, and you will be able to
playback music files transferred to the
recorder (☞ P.37).
2 Press the + or − button to select
the mode.
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Note
• During recording, you cannot switch the
mode without stopping the recorder.
Notes on the folders
The built-in memory or the microSD card can be used for the recording media. The voice
files and the music files are separated into folders for voice recordings and folders for music
playback that are organized in a branching tree-style and saved.
About the folders for voice recordings
[Folder A] - [Folder E] within the [Recorder] folder are the folders for voice recordings. When
recording with this recorder, select any one of the five folders and then record.
1
You can change the mode
on the [Home] display.
Folder
Recorder
File
Folder A
001
Folder B
002
Folder C
Notes on the folders
Home
003
004
Folder D
Folder E
200
Each folder can store up to
200 files.
Note
• Files or folders located under the folder [Recorder] will not be indicated on the recorder.
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Notes on the folders
About the folder for music playback
When transferring music files to the device using Windows Media Player, a folder is
automatically created within the music playback folder which has a layered structure as
shown in the diagram below. Music files that are in the same folder can be rearranged in
preferential order and replayed (☞ P.63).
1
Home
Notes on the folders
Music
First layer
Second layer
Artist 01
Album 01
Artist 02
Album 02
001
002
003
Artist 03
004
Album 03
200
Each folder can store
up to 200 files.
Up to 200 folders can be created under the [Music]
folder, including [Music].
Folder
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File
Selecting the folders and files
Change folders while the operation is stopped or during play. For information on the layered
structure of the folders, see the section entitled “Notes on the folders” (☞ P.27).
[Home] display
Operation of the folders for voice recordings
1
File list display
File display
Operation of the folders for music playbacks
Folder list
display
(First layer)
Folder list
display
(Second layer)
File list display
File display
Selecting the folders and files
Folder list
display
Moving through the levels
} Return: LIST button
Each time you press this it returns up one
level. The 0 button can also serve as
the LIST button on a list display.
• When you press and hold the LIST
button while moving in a hierarchy of
folders, it will return to the file display.
{ Proceed: `OK button
Each time you press this it opens the
folder or file selected in the list display
and proceeds down one level.
• The 9 button can also serve as the
`OK button on a list display.
+ or – button
Select the folder or file.
[Home] display:
Allows the mode of the recorder to be
changed (☞ P.26).
File display:
Information of the selected file is
displayed. Enters in playback standby
mode.
List display:
The folders and files recorded in this
recorder are displayed.
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About recording
Recording
Before starting recording, select a folder
among [&] to [*]. These five folders can be
selectively used to distinguish the kind of
recording; for example, Folder [&] might
be used to store private information, while
Folder ['] might be dedicated to holding
business information.
2
Recording
3 Press the REC (s) button to start
recording.
REC (s) button
STOP (4) button
1 Select the recording folder
(☞ P.27).
2 Press the REC (s) button to
prepare recording.
• The recording indicator light will flash
and [≠] will appear on the display.
• Turn the microphone in the direction
of the source to be recorded.
a
b
c
d
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• This recorder is designed to be able
to record cleanly and evenly, even in
recording conditions such as when
the volume of the source sound
changes significantly. However, even
higher sound quality recordings
can be achieved by adjusting the
recording level manually (☞ P.51).
a Recording mode
b Remaining recording time
c Remaining memory bar indicator
d Level meter (changes according to
the recording level and recording
function settings)
• The recording indicator light grows
and [K] will appear on the display.
e
e Elapsed recording time
• [Rec Mode] cannot be changed in
the recording standby mode or while
recording. Configure this while the
recorder is stopped (☞ P.51).
• Placing the built-in stereo
microphone over the display is the
proper position for performing stereo
recording. If it is below the display
when recording then proper stereo
recording cannot be performed
because the position of the original
sound will be recorded in reverse
phase.
Recording
4 Press the STOP (4) button to
stop recording.
• [L] will appear on the display.
f
f File length
The recording will continue even if the
volume of a single file exceeds 2 GB in
the linear PCM format recording.
• The file is saved every 2 GB in
separate files. It will be treated as
multiple files when playing back.
• When the recording exceeds 2 GB,
the number of files in the folder may
exceed 200 files. The 201st file and
later will not be recognized by the
recorder, so check by connecting the
recorder to a PC.
2
Recording
Notes
• To ensure that you do not lose the
beginning of the recording, verify that
the recording indicator light and the
mode indicator are lit on the display.
• When remaining recording time is less
than 60 seconds, the LED indicator light
starts flashing. When the recording time
is decreasing to 30 or 10 seconds, the
light flashes faster.
• [Folder Full] will appear when the
recording cannot be made any further.
Select other folder or delete any
unnecessary files before recording
(☞ P.45).
• [Memory Full] will appear when the
memory is full. Delete any unnecessary
files before recording any further
(☞ P.45).
• When a microSD card is inserted in the
recorder, be sure to confirm the recording
media as either [Built-in Memory]
or [microSD Card] so that there is no
mistake (☞ P.61).
• If the REC (s) button is pressed when a
function other than the record function
is specified, [Cannot record in this
folder] is displayed. Select a folder from
[Folder A] through [Folder E] and start
recording again.
• We recommend formatting the record
media in the recorder before recording
(☞ P.74).
It is possible to record
exceeding 2GB:
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Recording
Settings relating to Recording
2
Recording
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Pause
While the recorder is during
recording mode, press the REC (s)
button.
[Mic Select]
(☞ P.50)
Select whether or not the
built-in center microphone is
to be turned On or Off.
[Mic Sense]
(☞ P.50)
Sets the recording sensitivity.
[Rec Mode]
(☞ P.51)
Sets the recording rate for
each recording format.
[Rec Level]
(☞ P.51)
You can configure whether
to adjust the recording level
automatically or to adjust it
manually.
[Zoom Mic]
(☞ P.52)
Sets the directivity of the
built-in stereo microphone.
[Low Cut Filter]
(☞ P.52)
This function can reduce
noise from air conditioners,
projectors and other similar
noises.
• [≠] will appear on the display.
• The recorder will stop if left on pause for
more than 120 minutes.
[VCVA]
(☞ P.53)
Sets the threshold level for
the Variable Control Voice
Actuator (VCVA).
Press the REC (s) button again.
[V-Sync. Rec]
(☞ P.54)
Sets the start level for voice
sync recording.
[Timer Rec]
(☞ P.67)
Sets timer recording.
[Rec Scene]
(☞ P.55)
Sets the recording settings
which matches the recording
condition or environment.
[Rec Monitor]
(☞ P.55)
Select whether or not to
output the recording monitor
sound from the EAR jack.
[Plug-inPower]
(☞ P.56)
Select whether or not to use
the plug-in power function
according to the external
microphone connected to
the MIC jack.
[Pre-Recording]
(☞ P.56)
Pre-recording enables you
to start recording up to 2
seconds before you press the
button for recording.
Resume Recording:
• Recording will resume at the point of
interruption.
To quickly check on the recorded contents
While the recorder is during
recording mode, press the `OK
button.
• [•] will appear on the display.
• Recording will stop, and the file that was
just recorded will be played back.
Recording
Listening while audio is recorded
If you start recording after inserting the
earphone into the EAR jack on the recorder,
you can hear the sound being recorded. The
recording monitor volume can be adjusted
by pressing the + or − button.
Connect the earphone to the EAR
jack on the recorder.
• After recording has started, you can hear
the sound being recorded through the
earphone.
Changing the recording scene
[Rec Scene]
You can easily change the recording settings
by selecting the scene which best matches
your usage (☞ P.55).
MENU/SCENE
button
2
To EAR jack
Notes
• Recording level cannot be controlled
using the volume button.
• To avoid irritation to the ear, insert the
earphone after turning down the volume
level.
• Do not place earphones near a
microphone as this may cause feedback.
• When the external speaker is connected
while recording, there is a risk that audio
feedback will occur. It is recommended
that you use earphones for the recording
monitor, or turn [Rec Monitor] to [Off]
while recording (☞ P.55).
Recording
+ − button
`OK button
1 While the recorder is during
stop mode, press and hold the
MENU/SCENE button.
2 Press the + or − button to select
[Rec Scene].
3 Press the `OK button.
4 Press the + or − button to select
the recording scene.
5 Press the `OK button.
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Recording
Recommended settings by recording condition
The recorder is initially set to [PCM 44.1kHz] mode so that you can make high quality stereo
recordings immediately after purchasing it. The various functions relating to recording
can be configured in detail to suit the recording conditions. The following table shows the
recommended settings for some example recording conditions.
Recommended settings
Recording
condition
2
[Rec Mode] (☞ P.51)
Lectures in large
rooms
[Mic Sense]
(☞ P.50)
[Low Cut Filter]
(☞ P.52)
Recording
[PCM]: [44.1kHz/16bit]
[MP3]: [128kbps]
[WMA]: [128 kbps]
[Zoom Mic]
(☞ P.52)
[+6]
[High]
Conferences with
a large number of
people
[MP3]: [128kbps]
[WMA]: [128 kbps]
Meetings
and business
negotiations with
a small number of
people
[MP3]: [128kbps]
[WMA]: [128 kbps]
[Middle]
Dictation with a
lot of background
noise
[WMA]: [64 kbps]
[Low]
[On]
[Off]
Music playing,
wild birds singing,
[PCM]: [96kHz/24bit]
and railway
sounds
Set the
microphone
sensitivity
according to the
volume being
recorded.
[Off]
File names will be automatically created for files recorded by this recorder.
LS_3 0001 .MP3
1
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2
3
1 User ID:
The user ID name that has been set on
the Digital Voice Recorder.
2 File number:
A file number is consecutively
assigned regardless of the changes in
the recording media.
3 Extension:
These are the file name extensions for
the recording format when recording
with this device.
• Linear PCM format .WAV
• MP3 format .MP3
• WMA format .WMA
Recording
Recording from external
microphone or other devices
The external microphone and other devices
can be connected and the sound can be
recorded. Connect as follows according to
the device to be used.
• Do not plug and unplug devices into the
recorder’s jack while it is recording.
Recording with external microphone:
Highly sensitive noise-cancellation
monaural microphone (unidirectional):
ME52W
This microphone is used to record
sound at a distance while minimizing
surrounding noise.
Tie clip microphone (omni-directional):
ME15
Small concealing microphone with a
tie-clip.
To MIC jack
Applicable external microphones
(optional) (☞ P.96)
Stereo microphone: ME51S
The built-in large-diameter microphone
enables sensitive stereo recording.
2-channel microphone (omnidirectional): ME30W
These are highly sensitive omnidirectional microphones supported by
plug-in power which are well-suited to
recording musical performances.
Compact Gun Microphone
(unidirectional): ME31
The directional microphones useful for
recordings such as outdoor recording
of wild birds singing.
2
Recording
Connect an external microphone to
the MIC jack of the recorder.
Compact zoom microphone
(unidirectional): ME32
The microphone is integrated with a
tripod, making it suitable to place on a
table and record conferences or lecture
from a distance.
Telephone pickup: TP7
Earphone type microphone can be
plugged into your ear while phoning.
The voice or conversation over the
phone can be clearly recorded.
Notes
• The built-in microphone will become
inoperable when an external microphone
is plugged into the recorder’s MIC jack.
• Microphones supported by plug-in
power can also be used. When the plugin power function is set to [On] power
will be supplied by the recorder to the
microphone (☞ P.56).
• Turn the plug-in power function to
[Off] when an external microphone
not supported by plug-in power is
connected, as there is the risk that noise
may be generated while recording
(☞ P.56).
• When an external monaural microphone
is used while [Rec Mode] is set to a stereo
recording mode, audio will be recorded
to the L channel only (☞ P.51).
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Recording
• When the external stereo microphone
is used while [Rec Mode] is set to a
monaural recording mode, it enables
recording only with the L channel
microphone (☞ P.51).
Recording the sound of other devices
with this recorder:
2
Recording
The sound can be recorded when
connecting to the audio output terminal
(earphone jack) of the other device and the
MIC jack of the recorder with the connecting
cord KA333 (optional) for dubbing.
To MIC jack
To audio output
terminal of other
devices
Note
• If you are unable to produce a clear
recording with this recorder even after
adjusting the recording level (☞ P.51), this
could potentially be because the output
level for the connected devices is too
high or too low. When external devices
are connected, perform a test recording
and then adjust the output level for the
external devices.
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Recording the sound of this recorder
with other devices:
The sound of this recorder can be recorded
to other devices by connecting the audio
input terminal (microphone jack) of other
devices and the EAR jack of this recorder,
with the connecting cord KA333 (optional).
To EAR jack
To audio input
terminal of other
devices
Note
• When you adjust the various sound
quality settings related to playback on
the recorder, the audio output signal sent
out from the EAR jack will change as well
(☞ P.57, P.59).
About playback
Playback
The recorder can play WAV, MP3 and WMA
format files. To playback a file recorded with
other machines, you need to transfer (copy)
it from a computer.
3 Press the + or − button to adjust
to a comfortable listening
volume.
STOP (4) button
+ − button
`OK button
4 Press the STOP (4) button at any
point you want to stop playback.
1 Select the file to be played back
from the folder that contains
it (☞ P.29).
2 Press the `OK button to start
playback.
• [•] will appear on the display.
a
• [L] will appear on the display.
• This will stop the file being played
back midway. When the resume
function is activated the stopped
location will be registered, even if the
power is turned off. The next time the
power is turned on, playback may be
resumed from the registered stopped
location.
3
Playback
• The volume can be adjusted within a
range from [00] to [30].
b
c
d
e
a Recording media indicator, File name,
Folder indicator
b File length
c Elapsed playback time
d Playback position bar indicator
e Level meter
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Playback
Settings relating to playback
3
Playback
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[Noise Cancel]
(☞ P.57)
If recorded audio is difficult
to understand because of
noisy surroundings, adjust
the Noise Cancel setting
level.
[EUPHONY]
(☞ P.57)
The EUPHONY setting can
be set to one of the 4 levels
according to your preference.
[Voice Filter]
(☞ P.57)
The recorder has a Voice
Filter Function to cut low
and high frequency tones
during normal, fast, or slow
playback, and enable clear
audio playback.
[Play Mode]
(☞ P.58)
You can select the playback
mode that fits your
preference.
[Skip Space]
(☞ P.58)
The skip interval length can
be set.
[Alarm]
(☞ P.69)
The alarm playback function
can be set to play a selected
file at a pre-set time.
[Play Scene]
(☞ P.59)
Playback settings of your
choice can be saved to suit
different sound qualities and
playback methods.
[Reverb]
(☞ P.59)
You can enjoy the
reverberant sound of various
space sizes such as from
the recording studio to the
dome.
Playback through earphone
An earphone can be connected to the EAR
jack of the recorder for listening.
• When the earphone is used, the recorder
speaker will be switched-off.
To EAR jack
Notes
• To avoid irritation to the ear, insert the
earphone after turning down the volume
level.
• When you listen with the earphone
during playback, do not raise the
volume too much. It may cause hearing
impairment and decrease in hearing
ability.
Playback
Forwarding
Rewinding
While the recorder is during stop
mode in the file display, press and
hold the 0 button.
• [ß] will appear on the display.
• If you release the 9 button, it will stop.
Press the `OK button to start playback
from where it was stopped.
• [™] will appear on the display.
• If you release the 0 button, it will stop.
Press the `OK button to start playback
from where it was stopped.
While the recorder is during
playback mode, press and hold the
9 button.
While the recorder is during
playback mode, press and hold the
0 button.
• When you release the 9 button the
recorder will resume normal playback.
• If there is an index mark or temp mark in
the middle of the file, the recorder will
stop at that location (☞ P.42).
• The recorder stops when it reaches the
end of the file. Continue pressing the
9 button to proceed with the cue
from the beginning of the next file.
• When you release the 0 button the
recorder will resume normal playback.
• If there is an index mark or temp mark in
the middle of the file, the recorder will
stop at that location (☞ P.42).
• The recorder stops when it reaches the
beginning of the file. Continue pressing
the 0 button to proceed with the
review from the end of the previous file.
3
Playback
While the recorder is during stop
mode in the file display, press and
hold the 9 button.
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Playback
Locating the beginning of a file
About music file
In cases where the recorder is unable
to playback music files that have been
transferred to it, check to make sure that the
sampling rate and bit rate are in the range
where playback is possible. Combinations of
sampling rates and bit rates for music files
which the recorder can playback are given
below.
3
While the recorder is during stop
mode or playback mode, press the
9 button.
Playback
While the recorder is during
playback mode, press the 0
button.
While the recorder is during stop
mode, press the 0 button.
• The recorder skips to the beginning of
the previous file. If the recorder is in
the middle of a file, it will return to the
beginning of the file.
While the recorder is during
playback mode, press the 0
button twice.
• The recorder skips to the beginning of
the previous file.
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Sampling
frequency
Bit rate
WAV format
44.1 kHz, 48 kHz,
88.2 kHz, 96 kHz
16 bit or
24 bit
MP3 format
MPEG1 Layer3:
32 kHz, 44.1 kHz,
48 kHz
MPEG2 Layer3:
16 kHz, 22.05 kHz,
24 kHz
From 8 kbps
up to 320
kbps
WMA format
8 kHz, 11 kHz,
16 kHz, 22 kHz,
32 kHz, 44.1 kHz,
48 kHz
From 5 kbps
up to 320
kbps
• The recorder skips to the beginning of
the next file.
• The recorder skips to the beginning of
the current file.
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Notes
• When you skip to the beginning of the
file during playback, the recorder will
stop at the position of the index mark
or temp mark. The index mark and temp
mark will be skipped when you perform
the operation in stop mode (☞ P.42).
• When [Skip Space] is set to other than
[File Skip], the recorder will skip forward/
reverse the specified time, then will start
playback (☞ P.58).
• Variable bitrate MP3 files (in which
conversion bitrates can vary) may not be
played back properly.
• For WAV files, this recorder can only
play back those in the linear PCM format.
WAV files other than these cannot be
played back.
• Even if the file format is compatible for
playback on this recorder, the recorder
does not support every encoder.
Playback
Changing the playback speed
Change the speed according to need such as
listening to meeting content at a fast speed
or reviewing spots that you couldn’t catch
in a language lesson at a slow speed. The
tone will be automatically adjusted digitally
without changing the voice so it sounds
natural.
3 Press the ` OK button.
a
a Playback speed indicator
• Even if playback is stopped, the
changed playback speed will be
retained. The next playback will be at
that speed.
1 While the recorder is during
playback mode, press the
` OK button.
2 Press the + or − button to select
playback speed.
About the limits of fast playback
Normal operation may not be available
depending on the sampling frequency
and the bit rate of the file to be played
back. In such a case, reduce the speed
of the fast playback.
3
Playback
+ − button
`OK button
Notes
• As in normal playback mode, you can
stop playback, cue a file, or insert an
index or temp mark in slow playback and
fast playback modes as well (☞ P.42).
• The slow playback or fast playback is
available even if either [Voice Filter] is
set (☞ P.57).
• When using the slow playback or
fast playback function, the following
functions are not available.
• [Noise Cancel] (☞ P.57)
• [EUPHONY] (☞ P.57)
• [Reverb] (☞ P.59)
• The [Speed] setting in the [Voice Guide]
settings (☞ P.72) is disabled during file
playback.
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Playback
Setting an index mark or a temp
mark
If index marks and temp marks are placed,
you can quickly find a location you want to
listen to in fast forward and fast rewind and
when cuing a file. Index marks can only be
placed on files created by Olympus voice
recorders, but temp marks can be placed
instead to temporarily remember desired
locations.
3
F2 (INDEX) button
Playback
9 0 button
ERASE button
Clearing an index mark or a temp mark
1 Select a file in which index or
temp marks you wish to erase are
contained.
2 Press the 9 or 0 button to
select the index or temp mark to
erase.
3 While the index or temp number
is displayed for approximately 2
seconds on the display, press the
ERASE button.
• The index or temp mark is erased.
1 While the recorder is during
recording mode or playback
mode, press the F2 (INDEX)
button.
• A number appears on the display and
an index mark or temp mark will be
placed.
• Index or temp numbers after the
erased index or temp number will be
automatically decreased by 1.
• Even after an index or temp mark is
placed, recording or playback will
continue so you can place index or
temp marks in other locations in a
similar manner.
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Notes
• Temp marks are temporary markings, so
if you transmit a file to the PC or move
it with a PC, they will be automatically
erased.
• Up to 16 index and temp marks can be
set in a file. If you try to place more than
16 index or temp marks, [Index Full]
message will appear for index marks, and
[Temp Mark Full] for temp marks.
• Index or temp marks cannot be set or
erased in a locked file (☞ P.50).
Playback
How to begin segment repeat
playback
This function enables repeated playback of
part of the file being played.
3 Press the F1 (A-B) button again
at the position where you want to
end segment repeat playback.
• The recorder continuously plays back
the segment until the segment repeat
playback is canceled.
F1 (A-B) button
3
Playback
1 Select a file that has a segment
you would like to play back
repeatedly, and start playback.
2 Press the F1 (A-B) button at the
point you want to start segment
repeat playback.
Note
• As in normal playback mode, playback
speed can be changed during segment
repeat playback as well (☞ P.41). If an
index mark and temp mark are placed
or cleared during segment repeat
playback, segment repeat playback will
be canceled and it will return to normal
playback mode (☞ P.42).
• [w] will flash on the display.
• You can fast forward, rewind, or
change playback speed as you can
operate in normal mode while [w]
is flashing to find the end position
(☞ P.41).
• When it reaches the end of the file
while [w] is flashing, point [x]
becomes the end of the file, and
repeat playback will start.
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Playback
Canceling the segment repeat playback
function
Changing the playback scene
[Play Scene]
If you register your preferred playback
settings for the playback scenes, you can
easily select the setting later (☞ P.59).
MENU/SCENE
button
+ − button
`OK button
3
Playback
Pressing any of the following
buttons will release the segment
repeat playback.
a Press the F1 (CANCEL) button
Pressing the F1 (CANCEL) button will
release segment repeat playback, and it
will return to normal playback mode.
b Press the STOP (4) button
Pressing the STOP (4) button will
release segment repeat playback, and
stop playback.
1 While the recorder is during
stop mode or playback mode,
press and hold the MENU/SCENE
button.
2 Press the + or − button to select
[Play Scene].
c Press the 9 button
Pressing the 9 button will release
segment repeat playback, and make the
recorder to skip to the beginning of the
next file.
d Press the 0 button
Pressing the 0 button will release
segment repeat playback, and make the
recorder to skip to the beginning of the
current file.
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3 Press the `OK button.
4 Press the + or − button to select
the playback scene.
5 Press the `OK button.
Erasing
6 Press the `OK button.
Erasing files
A selected file can be erased from a folder.
Also, all files in a folder can be erased
simultaneously.
• The display changes to [Erase!] and
erasing will start.
• [Erase Done] is displayed when the
file is erased. File numbers will be
reassigned automatically.
+ − button
`OK button
3
ERASE button
Erasing
1 Select the file you want to erase
(☞ P.29).
2 While the recorder is during stop
mode in the file display, press the
ERASE button.
• If an action is not selected within 8
seconds, the recorder will return to
stop mode.
3 Press the + or − button to select
[Erase in Folder] or [File Erase].
Erasing a folder
You can erase files by deleting folders.
+ button
`OK button
ERASE button
4 Press the `OK button.
5 Press the + button to select
[Start].
1 Select the folder you want to
erase (☞ P.29).
2 While the recorder is during stop
mode in the folder list display,
press the ERASE button.
• If an action is not selected within 8
seconds, the recorder will return to
stop mode.
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Erasing
3 Press the + button to select
[Start].
4 Press the `OK button.
3
• The display changes to [Erase!] and
erasing will start.
• [Erase Done] is displayed when the
folder is erased.
Erasing
Partially erasing a file
An unwanted part of a file can be erased.
Only a PCM file recorded in the
recorder can be partially erased.
2 In the starting position of the
partial erase, press the ERASE
button.
• While [Erase start] is flashing,
playback continues and you can
rewind or fast-forward as usual to
locate the erase end position quickly.
If the end of the file is reached
while this indication is flashing, that
position will become the erase end
position.
3 In the position you want to end
partial erase, press the ERASE
button again.
ERASE button
1 Play the file you want to partially
erase.
• Forward a file to the position that
shall be erased. If the file is long,
use the 9 button to move to the
position you want to delete.
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• [Start point] and [End point] on the
display flash alternatively.
Erasing
4 Press the ERASE button.
• The display will switch to [Partial
erasing !] and start the partial
erase. The deletion is completed
when [Partial erase completed.] is
displayed.
• Playback will stop at the end location
of the partial erase.
• If you do not press the ERASE button
within 8 seconds, the partial erase
operation will be canceled and the
recorder will return to playback
mode.
3
Erasing
Notes
• You cannot recover a file once it has been
erased. Please check carefully before
erasing.
• When an microSD card is inserted in the
recorder, be sure to confirm the recording
media as either [Built-in Memory]
or [microSD Card] so that there is no
mistake (☞ P.61).
• The file creation date will not change
even if the file is partially erased.
• The locked files and files set as read-only
cannot be erased (☞ P.50).
• The default folders of the recorder,
namely [Recorder] (including [Folder A]
to [Folder E]), [Music] cannot be erased.
• In the [Music] folder, all folders except
[Music] can be deleted.
• If there is a file that cannot be recognized
by the recorder, the file and the folder
which contains that file will not be
erased. Please connect the recorder to
your PC to erase.
• It may take over 10 seconds to complete
processing. Never perform operations
such as the following while processing, as
they may damage the data. In addition,
replace the battery with a new one in
order to ensure that the battery will not
run out while processing.
1 Disconnecting the AC Adapter while
processing.
2 Removing the battery while
processing.
3 Remove the microSD card during
processing when [microSD Card] is
being used as the recording media.
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Menu setting
Menu setting method
Items in menus are categorized by tabs, so
select a tab first and move to a desired item
to quickly set it. You can set each menu item
as follows.
3 Press the `OK button to move
the cursor to the item to set.
MENU/SCENE
button
F2 button
+ − button
`OK button
4 Press the + or − button to move
to the item you want to set.
4
Menu setting method
1 While the recorder is during stop
mode, press the MENU/SCENE
button.
• The menu will appear on the display.
5 Press the `OK button.
• Moves to the setting of the selected
item.
6 Press the + or − button to change
the setting.
• Menu items can be set during a
recording or playback.
2 Press the + or − button to move
to the tab that contains the item
you want to set.
• You can change the menu display by
moving the settings tab cursor.
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Menu setting method
7 Press the `OK button to
complete the setting.
• You will be informed that the settings
have been established via the screen.
4 Setting menu during recording:
Function
Setting
[Mic Sense]
[Rec Level]
[Zoom Mic]
[Low Cut Filter]
[VCVA]
To menu item
options
[Rec Monitor]
[Plug-in Power]
• Pressing the 0 button without
pressing the `OK button will cancel
the settings and return you to the
previous screen.
• When in the menu screen during
recording or playback, pressing the
F2 (EXIT) button will allow you to
return to the recording or playback
screen without interrupting recording
or playback.
[LED]
4 Setting menu during playback:
Function
[Property]
[Noise Cancel]
[EUPHONY]
[Voice Filter]
[Play Mode]
Notes
• The recorder will stop if you leave it
idle for 3 minutes during a menu setup
operation, when a selected item is not
applied.
• When entering menu settings during
recording or playback, the menu settings
will be canceled if 8 seconds elapse with
no buttons being pressed.
Setting
[Skip Space]
To menu item
options
4
Menu setting method
8 Press the F2 (EXIT) button to
close the menu screen.
[Backlight]
[Reverb]
[Backlight]
[LED]
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Menu setting method
+ File Menu
File Lock
Locking a file keeps important data from
being accidentally erased. Locked files are
not erased when you select to erase all files
from a folder (☞ P.45).
[On]: Locks the file and prevents it from
being erased.
[Off]: Unlocks the file and allows it to be
erased.
Replace
See “Rearranging files [Replace]” (☞ P.63).
4
File Move/Copy
Menu setting method
See “Moving/Copying files [File Move/
Copy]” (☞ P.64).
File Divide
See “Dividing files [File Divide]” (☞ P.66).
Property
File and folder information can be
confirmed from the menu screen.
When a file is selected:
[Name] (File name), [Date] (Time stamp),
[Size] (File size), [Bit Rate]*1 (File format),
[Artist]*2 (Artist name) and [Album]*2
(Album name) will appear on the display.
*1 When a linear PCM format file has been
selected, [Bit Rate] area displays the
sampling frequency and bit rate.
*2 When a file contains no tag information,
[UNKNOWN_ARTIST],
[UNKNOWN_ALBUM] will appear on the
display.
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When a folder is selected:
[Name] (Folder name), [Folder] (Number
of folders) and [File]* (Number of files) will
appear on the display.
* Files which cannot be recognized by this
recorder are not included in the number
of files.
• Select a file for which you would like to
verify information in advance before
operating the menu.
, Rec Menu
Mic Select
Select whether or not the built-in center
microphone is to be turned On or Off.
[Central Mic ON]: Recording will be
performed in 3-microphone mode.
[Central Mic OFF]: Recording will be
performed, using only the built-in stereo
microphones.
Mic Sense
Microphone sensitivity is adjustable to meet
recording needs.
[High]: Highest recording sensitivity suitable
for recording at a distance or low volume,
such as conferences with a large number
of people.
[Middle]: Suitable for recording meetings
and seminars with a small number of
people.
[Low]: Lowest recording sensitivity suitable
for dictation.
• When you would like to clearly record
a speaker’s voice, set [Mic Sense] to
[Low] and hold recorder’s built-in stereo
microphone close to the speaker’s mouth
(5-10 cm) when recording.
Menu setting method
Rec Mode
The recorder can record in the linear PCM format.
High resolution recording at a high sampling rate
and high bit rate equivalent or superior to that of
a music CD is possible. Moreover, it also supports
the MP3 and WMA formats.
1 Select the recording format.
2 Select the recording rate.
•
•
•
•
•
When [PCM] is selected:
[96 kHz/24 bit] to [44.1 kHz/mono]
When [MP3] is selected:
[320 kbps] to [mono]
When [WMA] is selected:
[128 kbps] to [mono]
If the directional microphone function
is used, you cannot change [PCM]
setting in [Rec Mode] to one other than
[44.1kHz/16 bit]. You can use the all
modes in [MP3] or [WMA] of [Rec Mode].
When [mono] of [MP3] is selected, the
recording rate will be set to 64kbps.
When [mono] of [WMA] is selected, the
recording rate will be set to 8kbps.
To record a meeting and lecture clearly,
set [Rec Mode] to a position other than
[mono].
When the external monaural microphone
is used while [Rec Mode] is set to a stereo
recording mode, it enables recording
only with the L channel microphone.
You can set the device to automatically or
manually adjust the recording level.
1 Select [Manual] or [Auto].
[Manual]:
Recording is performed by manually
adjusting the recording level.
[Auto]:
Recording is performed by
automatically adjusting the recording
level. This is useful for when you will
be recording right away.
• If you select [Manual], proceed to the
operation of step 2.
2 Select the limiter function.
[Limiter ON]:
This function will adjust the input
level when sudden high volume is
encountered. This will prevent sound
distortion.
[Compressor ON]:
This function will adjust the level
variation when high- and low-volume
input signals are mixed. The input
level will be generally equalized to a
listenable sound.
[Limit/Comp off]:
Use this position when adjusting
the input levels without using the
correction function.
4
Menu setting method
[PCM]: This is an uncompressed audio
format which is used for music CDs
and the like.
[MP3]: MPEG is the international
standard established by a working
group of the ISO (International
Organization for Standardization).
[WMA]: This is an audio compression
encoding method that was
developed by the Microsoft
Corporation in the US.
Rec Level
Adjust the recording level:
1 Press the 9 or 0 button
while the recorder is recording or
paused to adjust the recording
level.
• Distorted sound will be recorded
while [OVER] is displayed. Adjust the
recording level so that [OVER] will not
be displayed. If sound distortions do not
disappear even after the recording level
has been adjusted, change the setting
for microphone sensitivity (☞ P.50) and
adjust the recording level again.
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Menu setting method
• If too big sound is input, the noise may
occur even if [Rec Level] is set to [Auto]
or [Limiter ON]. Also, in certain cases
the [PEAK] indicator light, which notifies
large input, may not light. To ensure
successful recordings, we recommend
that you test the record function and
volume before use.
• The level can be adjusted from [01] to
[16]. The higher the number, the higher
the level and the larger the indicator
position on the level meter.
About the Zoom Mic function:
Directivity
(high)
Directivity
(low)
Sound
collection
(narrow)
Sound
collection
(wide)
Zoom Mic
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Menu setting method
The directional microphone function utilizes
DiMAGIC’s (DiMAGIC Co., Ltd.) DiMAGIC
Virtual Microphone (DVM) technology.
DVM is an audio pickup system which
allows you to record by focusing on sound
from any direction. From expansive stereo
recording to high directivity recording, DVM
represents the latest in directional control
methods that can be switched, using the
built-in stereo microphone.
• When you increase the value, the
directivity will narrow.
• Decreasing the value widens the
directivity, enables you to record in a
expansive stereo sound.
• If you reduce the directivity and widen
the recording range, you can record in a
sound with expansive stereo feeling.
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Low Cut Filter
The recorder has a Low Cut Filter function to
minimize low-frequency sounds and record
voices more clearly. This function can reduce
noise from air conditioners, projectors and
other similar noises.
[300Hz]:
Use this setting when sufficient effects
cannot be obtained with the [100Hz]
setting.
[100Hz]:
This setting will reduce the noise
generated from air conditioners or
projectors. It is effective for indoor
recording.
[Off]:
Disables this function.
Menu setting method
2 Press the 9 or 0 button to
adjust the start/stop actuation
level.
VCVA
When the microphone senses that
sounds have reached a preset threshold
volume level, the built-in Variable Control
Voice Actuator (VCVA) starts recording
automatically, and stops when the volume
drops below the threshold level. The
VCVA feature extends recording time and
conserves memory by stopping recording
during silent periods, which helps the
playback to be more efficient.
• The VCVA level can be set to any of 23
different values.
• The higher the value, the more
sensitive the recorder will be to
sounds. At the highest value, even the
faintest sound will activate recording.
1 Select [On/Off] or [Standby].
2 Sets the VCVA function.
Adjust the start/stop actuation level:
b
•
•
•
•
1 Press the REC (s) button to start
recording.
• When the sound volume is lower than
the preset threshold sound level,
recording automatically stops after
1 sec approximately, and [Standby]
flashes on the display. The recording
indicator light glows when recording
starts and flashes when recording
pauses.
•
a Level meter (varies according to the
sound volume being recorded)
b Start level (moves to the right/left
according to the set level)
When using the [VCVA] function, the
following functions are not available.
• [V-Sync. Rec] (☞ P.54)
• [Pre-Recording] (☞ P.56)
When [Rec Monitor] is set to [Off], the
[Standby] function is disabled (☞ P.55).
If the start/stop actuation level is not
adjusted within 2 seconds, the display
will return to the previous one.
If the surrounding noise is loud, the start/
stop actuation sensitivity of the VCVA can
be adjusted according to the recording
situation.
To ensure successful recordings, prior
testing and adjustment of the start/stop
actuation level is recommended.
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Menu setting method
When [On/Off] is selected:
[On]:
Enables the VCVA function. Will start
recording in VCVA mode.
[Off]:
Disables this function. Will resume
recording in normal mode.
When [Standby] is selected:
[On]: With this setting, the recording
monitor (earphone output) is
disabled during VCVA standby
(☞ P.33), which allows you to confirm
VCVA activation status by the
earphone output.
[Off]: The audio signal is always output
from the earphone jack.
a
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Menu setting method
V-Sync. Rec
Voice sync recording starts when a voice
louder than the voice sync level (detection
level) is detected. When the voice becomes
low, recording will automatically stop.
When voice sync recording is on and the
input level falls below the voice sync level
(detection level) for a period of at least the
specified detection time, the recorder will
return to the standby mode.
1 Select [On] or [Off].
4
[On]: Enables the Voice sync recording
function.
[Off]: Disables this function.
• If you select [On], proceed to the
operation of Step 2.
2 Sets the detection time.
Menu setting method
[1 second] [2 seconds] [3 seconds]
[4 seconds] [5 seconds] [10 seconds]:
• If the input (recording level) is equal
to or below the specified level for
longer than the specified detection
time, the recorder will return to the
standby mode.
Adjust the voice sync level:
1 Press the REC (s) button to start
recording.
• To use voice sync recording, set
[V-Sync. Rec] to [On] and specify a
detection time.
2 Press the 9 or 0 button to
adjust the voice sync level.
• The voice sync level can be set to any
of 23 different values.
• The higher the value, the more
sensitive the recorder will be to
sounds. At the highest value, even the
faintest sound will activate recording.
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a
a Voice sync level (moves to the
right/left according to the set level)
3 Press the REC (s) button again.
• The recorder will go into standby.
[Standby] will flash on the display
and the recording indicator light will
flash.
• When the input is at or above the
voice sync level, recording will start
automatically.
4 Voice sync recording stops
automatically.
• If sound at a volume below the voice
sync level continues for the specified
time, voice sync recording will end
automatically, and the recorder
will return to the standby mode of
Step 3. Every time the recorder enters
standby mode, the file will be closed
and recording will continue in a
different file.
• To stop the recorder during voice
sync recording, press the STOP (4)
button.
• When using the [V-Sync. Rec] function,
the following functions are not available.
• [VCVA] (☞ P.53)
• [Pre-Recording] (☞ P.56)
Timer Rec
See “Timer recording [Timer Rec]” (☞ P.67).
Menu setting method
Rec Scene
You can save recording settings of your
preference that will suit different recording
scenes or situations.
When [Scene Select] is selected:
4 Select a recording scene.
1 Select [Scene Select] or
[Scene Save].
When [Scene Save] is selected:
2 Set the recording settings
according to your preferences.
Rec Monitor
Select whether or not to output audio while
recording from the earphone jack.
[On]: Enables the recording monitor
function. Sound will be output from the
EAR jack.
[Off]: Disables this function. Sound will not
be output from the EAR jack.
• When the external speaker is connected
while recording, there is a risk that audio
feedback will occur. It is recommended
that you use earphones for the recording
monitor, or turn [Rec Monitor] to [Off]
while recording.
4
Menu setting method
[Scene Select]: You can select a
recording setting from among the
previously saved settings.
[Scene Save]: You can save up to 3 sets
of menu settings relating to a current
recording.
• If you select [Scene Select], proceed
to the operation of Step 4.
• When a recording scene is selected,
recording-related menu settings
cannot be changed. If you wish to use
these functions, set [Rec Scene] to
[Off].
To check the settings:
On the [Scene Select] display, select
a recording scene using the + and
– buttons, and press the 9 button.
Press the 0 button to return to the
[Scene Select] display.
3 Specify a save destination.
• You can select the save destination
from [User Setting 1], [User
Setting 2] and [User Setting 3].
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Menu setting method
Plug-inPower
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Menu setting method
External microphones which are supported
by plug in power can also be used.
Whether or not to supply power to external
microphones can be configured.
[On]: When the plug-in power function
is activated, power will be supplied to
the connected external microphone.
Select this when external microphones
supported by plug-in power are
connected (☞ P.35).
[Off]: Disables this function. Select
this when external microphones
not supported by plug-in power are
connected.
• Turn the plug-in power function to
[Off] when an external microphone
not supported by plug-in power is
connected, as there is the risk that noise
may be generated while recording.
• Phantom power cannot be supplied, even
when the plug in power function is set to
[On].
Pre-Recording
Pre-recording enables you to start recording
up to 2 seconds* before you press the
button for recording. This function allows
you, for example, to start a recording bird’s
singing up to 2 seconds* before its start
even if you press the recording button at the
moment it starts singing.
[On]: For recording sound continuously from
up to 2 seconds* before the recording
button is pressed.
[Off]: For normal recording start.
How to enable pre-recording:
To enable pre-recording, set
[Pre-Recording] to [On].
1 While the recorder is during
recording mode, press the
REC (s) button.
• The recorder enters recording
pause mode. However, recording
is performed continuously, and
recorded data for up to 2 seconds*
will be refreshed every second.
2 Press the REC (s) button.
• Recording pause will be released and
recording will start. The recorded
data will include those from up to 2
seconds* before the REC (s) button
was pressed.
* Recording start time will vary
according to [Rec Mode] settings.
• When using the [Pre-Recording]
function, the following functions are not
available.
• [VCVA] (☞ P.53)
• [V-Sync. Rec] (☞ P.54)
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Menu setting method
- Play Menu
Noise Cancel
EUPHONY
This recorder is equipped with “EUPHONY
MOBILE”, the latest in surround sound
systems which combines bandwidth
correction, expansion technology, and
virtual acoustical source processing
technology. In addition to its natural,
expansive feel, the recorder is equipped
with the exceptional feature wherein
listeners are less prone to developing a
compressed or closed-in feel, or to growing
tired over extended listening. On top of
this, listeners are less prone to developing
an oppressed or closed-in feel, or to
growing tired over extended listening. Level
adjustments of the EUPHONY setting can be
set to four stages according to preference.
[Power]: This mode focuses more on lower
sound registers.
[Wide]: This mode has an even more
expansive feel.
[Natural]: This mode achieves natural
bandwidth correction and acoustical field
expansion.
[Off]: Disables this function.
Voice Filter
The recorder has a Voice Filter Function to
cut low and high frequency tones during
normal, fast, or slow playback, and enable
clear audio playback.
[On]: Enables the Voice Filter function.
[Off]: Disables this function.
• When using the [Voice Filter] function,
the following functions are not available.
• [Noise Cancel]
• [EUPHONY]
• [Reverb] (☞ P.59)
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Menu setting method
If recorded audio is difficult to understand
because of noisy surroundings, adjust the
Noise Cancel setting level.
[High] [Low]: Enables the Noise Cancel
function. Noise will be reduced in the file
when it’s played back for better sound
quality.
[Off]: Disables this function.
• When using the [Noise Cancel] function,
the following functions are not available.
• Slow/Fast speed playback (☞ P.41)
• [Voice Filter]
• [EUPHONY]
• [Reverb] (☞ P.59)
• When using the [EUPHONY] function,
the following functions are not available.
• Slow/Fast speed playback (☞ P.41)
• [Noise Cancel]
• [Voice Filter]
• [Reverb] (☞ P.59)
• When playing back using the builtin speaker, the EUPHONY function is
disabled.
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Menu setting method
Play Mode
You can select the playback mode that fits
your preference.
Select the desired playback range:
1 Select [Play Area].
2 Select [File], [Folder] or [All].
[File]: Selects the current file.
[Folder] Selects the current folder.
[All]: Selects all files in the current
memory.
Select the desired playback mode:
1 Select [Repeat] or [Random].
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Menu setting method
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[Repeat]: Sets to repeat playback mode.
[Random]: Sets to random playback
mode.
2 Select [On] or [Off].
[On]: Sets the playback range to be
played back repeatedly or randomly.
[Off]: Disables this function.
• In [File] mode, when the recorder comes
to the end of the last file in the folder,
[End] flashes for two seconds on the
display and the recorder stops at the start
of the last file.
• In [Folder] mode, when the recorder
comes to the end of the last file in the
folder, [End] flashes for two seconds on
the display and the recorder stops at the
start of the first file in the folder.
• In [All] mode, after playing the last file in
the folder, the recorder will start playing
from the first file in the next folder. When
it comes to the end of the last file in the
recorder, [End] flashes for two seconds
on the display and the recorder stops at
the start of the first file in the recorder.
Skip Space
This function enables you to skip (forward)
or reverse skip (rewind) a file being played
for a set period. This function is convenient
for quickly skipping to another playback
position or repeatedly playing back short
phrases.
1 Select [Forward Skip] or
[Reverse Skip].
2 Set the skip space.
When [Forward Skip] is selected:
[File Skip] [10sec. Skip] [30sec. Skip]
[1min. Skip] [5min. Skip]
[10min. Skip]
When [Reverse Skip] is selected:
[File Skip] [1sec. Skip] to [5sec. Skip]
[10sec. Skip] [30sec. Skip]
[1min. Skip] [5min. Skip]
[10min. Skip]
Forward/Reverse Skip Playback:
1 Press the `OK button to start
playback.
2 Press the 9 or 0 button.
• The recorder will skip (forward) or
reverse skip (rewind) a set space and
start playing back.
• If there is an index mark/temp mark or
a cue closer than the skip space, the
recorder will forward skip/reverse skip to
that position.
Alarm
See “Alarm playback function [Alarm]”
(☞ P.69).
Menu setting method
Play Scene
Voice files recorded in the recorder and
music files downloaded from the PC can be
saved in the playback settings of your choice
to suit the different sound qualities and
playback methods.
When [Scene Select] is selected:
4 Select a playback scene.
1 Select [Scene Select] or
[Scene Save].
To check the settings :
On the [Scene Select] display, select
a playback scene using the + and −
buttons, and press the 9 button.
Press the 0 button to return to the
[Scene Select] display.
When [Scene Save] is selected:
2 Set the playback settings
according to your preferences.
Reverb
You can enjoy the reverberant sound
of various space sizes such as from the
recording studio to the dome.
[Off]: Disables the reverb function. Select
this when playing back original sounds
as they are.
[Studio] [Club] [Hall] [Dome]: Select the
preferred acoustical environment.
• This function is only available during
playback. This recorder cannot perform
recording by using the playback results.
• When using the [Reverb] function, the
following functions are not available.
• Slow/Fast speed playback (☞ P.41)
• [Noise cancel] (☞ P.57)
• [EUPHONY] (☞ P.57)
• [Voice Filter] (☞ P.57)
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Menu setting method
[Scene Select]: Select a playback scene
customized to your preferences.
[Scene Save]: You can save up to 3 sets
of menu settings relating to a current
playback.
• If you select [Scene Select], proceed
to the operation of Step 4.
3 Specify a save destination for the
settings.
• You can select the save destination
from among [User Setting 1] to [User
Setting 3].
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Menu setting method
. LCD/Sound Menu
Backlight
The display will remain lit for about 10 (Initial
setting) seconds when a button on the
recorder is pressed.
1 Select [Lighting Time] or
[Brightness].
2 Select the setting.
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Menu setting method
When [Lighting Time] is selected:
[Off]:
Disables this function.
[5seconds] [10seconds] [30seconds]
[1minute]:
Enables the Backlight function.
When [Brightness] is selected:
[High] [Low]:
Sets the brightness of the backlight
when lit.
Contrast
Display contrast can be adjusted in 12 levels.
• You can adjust the LCD display contrast
level from [01] to [12].
LED
You can set it so the LED indicator light does
not turn on.
[On]: LED light will be set.
[Off]: LED light will be canceled.
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Beep
The recorder beeps to alert you to button
operations or warn you of errors. System
sounds may be turned off.
[Volume3]:
Increase the volume of beeps.
[Volume2]:
Return the volume of beeps to normal.
[Volume1]:
Decrease the volume of beeps.
[Off]: Disables this function.
Language(Lang)
You can select the display language for this
recorder.
[English] [Français] [Deutsch] [Italiano]
[Español] [Русский]:
• The selectable languages differ
depending on the region.
Voice Guide
See “Guidance [Voice Guide]” (☞ P.72).
Intro Play
You can listen to the first few seconds of a
file by touching the cursor to a file within
a folder. This feature is convenient when
looking for files.
[10seconds]:
The first 10 seconds of a file will be
played.
[5seconds]:
The first 5 seconds of a file will be played.
[3seconds]:
The first 3 seconds of a file will be played.
[Off]:
Disables this function.
Menu setting method
/ Device Menu
Memory Select
When a microSD card is inserted you
can select to record to either the built-in
memory or to the microSD card (☞ P.24).
[Built-in Memory]: Built-in memory.
[microSD Card]: microSD card.
Power Save
Battery
Select to match the battery you are using.
[Ni-MH] (õ):
Select when using the Olympus Ni-MH
rechargeable batteries (BR404).
[Alkaline] (ú):
Select when using alkaline batteries.
Folder Name
You can change the folder names of Folder &
to Folder * for audio recording into names
preset in the template. You can also change
folder names registered in the template with
“Olympus Sonority”.
1 Select a folder that you want to
rename.
2 Select a folder name from the
preset templates.
See “Setting time and date [Time & Date]”
(☞ P.22).
USB Settings
See “Changing the USB class
[USB Settings]” (☞ P.73).
Reset Settings
This returns the functions back to their initial
settings (factory default).
[Start]: Returns the settings to their initial
values.
[Cancel]: Takes you back to [Device Menu].
• After resetting the settings, the time
settings, file numbers and folder name
will be preserved, without returning to
their initial settings.
Menu settings after resetting (initial
settings):
, Rec Menu:
[Mic Select]
[Mic Sense]
[Rec Mode]
[PCM]
[Rec Level]
[Zoom Mic]
[Low Cut Filter]
[VCVA]
[On/Off]
[Standby]
[V-Sync. Rec]
[Timer Rec]
[Rec Scene]
[Rec Monitor]
[Plug-inPower]
[Pre-Recording]
[Central Mic ON]
[Middle]
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Menu setting method
Forgetting to turn the power off can be
prevented. If the recorder remains in stop
mode for over 10 minutes (Initial setting)
while the power is turned on, the power will
be turned off.
[5minutes] [10minutes] [30minutes]
[1hour]:
Set the length of time before the power
will be turned off.
[Off]: Disables this function.
• If any button is pressed, the elapsed time
count before the power turns off will start
over again.
Time & Date
[44.1kHz]
[Manual]
([Limiter ON])
[Off]
[Off]
[Off]
[Off]
[Off]
[Off]
[Off]
[Off]
[Off]
[On]
[Off]
- Play Menu:
[Noise Cancel]
[EUPHONY]
[Voice Filter]
[Play Mode]
[Play Area]
[Repeat]
[Random]
[Off]
[Off]
[Off]
[File]
[Off]
[Off]
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[Skip Space]
[Forward Skip]
[Reverse Skip]
[Alarm]
[Play Scene]
[Reverb]
[File Skip]
[File Skip]
[Off]
[Off]
[Off]
. LCD/Sound Menu:
4
[Backlight]
[Lighting Time]
[Brightness]
[Contrast]
[LED]
[Beep]
[Language(Lang)]
[Voice Guide]
[On/Off]
[Speed]
[Volume]
[Intro Play]
[10Seconds]
[Low]
[Level 06]
[On]
[Volume 2]
[English]
[On]
[Speed 3]
[Volume 3]
[Off]
/ Device Menu:
Menu setting method
[Memory Select]
[Power Save]
[Battery]
[USB Settings]
[USB Connect]
[USB Class]
[Built-in Memory]
[10minutes]
[Ni-MH]
[PC]
[Storage class]
Format
See “Formatting the recorder [Format]”
(☞ P.74).
Memory Info.
The recordable capacity remaining and
overall capacity of the recording media can
be seen from the menu.
• The recorder will use some capacity of
the memory to keep the management
file. For microSD card, the remaining
capacity will be shown less than the total
capacity of the card due to characteristic
of the microSD card, but this is not a
malfunction.
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System Info.
You can check the recorder’s information on
the menu screen. [Model] (Model Name),
[Version] (System version) and [Serial No.]
(Serial Number) appear on the display.
Menu setting method
Rearranging files [Replace]
5 Press the + or − button to select
the location to move it to.
You can move a file in a folder to change the
order of playback. First select the folder (file)
for which you want to change the playback
order.
F2 button
+ − button
`OK button
• For details on how to enter the menu
settings, see “Menu setting method”
(☞ P.48).
3 Press the + or − button to select
the file you want to move.
• If there are more files to move, repeat
Steps 3 through 6.
• Pressing the 0 button without
pressing the `OK button will cancel
the settings and return you to the
previous screen.
7 Press the F2 (EXIT) button to
close the menu screen.
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Menu setting method
1 Select the folder for which you
would like to rearrange the file
order (☞ P.29).
2 Select [Replace] from the menu
on the [File Menu].
6 Press the `OK button to
complete the setting.
4 Press the `OK button.
• The cursor will flash to confirm that
the file can be moved.
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Menu setting method
Moving/Copying files
[File Move/Copy]
Files saved in the built-in memory or the
microSD card can be moved or copied
within the memory. Files can also be moved
or copied between memory.
F2 button
+ − button
`OK button
4
Menu setting method
1 Select the folder where the file
you want to move or copy is
saved (☞ P.29).
2 Select [File Move/Copy] from the
menu on the [File Menu].
[move > memory]:
Move a file in the built-in memory or
microSD card to another folder within the
built-in memory.
[copy > memory]:
Copy a file in the built-in memory or
microSD card to another folder within the
built-in memory.
[move > microSD]:
Move a file in the built-in memory or
microSD card to another folder in the
microSD card.
[copy > microSD]:
Copy a file in the built-in memory or
microSD card to another folder in the
microSD card.
4 Press the `OK button.
5 Press the + or − button to select
the number of files to move or
copy.
• For details on how to enter the menu
settings, see “Menu setting method”
(☞ P.48).
3 Press the + or − button to select
the position to move or copy the
file to.
[1file]:
Select only the specified file.
[Selected files]:
Select multiple files.
[All files]:
Select all files in the folder.
6 Press the `OK button to move to
the respective setting.
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Menu setting method
When you select [1file]:
8 Press the F2 (GO) button.
1 Press the + or − button to select the file
you want to move or copy.
2 Press the `OK button to select the file.
When you select [Selected files]:
1 Press the + or − button to select the file
you want to move or copy.
2 Press the `OK button to check the file(s)
selected.
When you select [All files]:
When all files are selected, all the files in the
folder will be automatically selected and the
recorder will move to the [Folder to move]
screen.
7 Press the 9 , 0 or + , −
button to select the folder you
want to move or copy the file to.
Notes
• The recorder cannot copy when the
memory capacity is not sufficient.
• The recorder cannot move or copy when
the number of files exceeds 200.
• Do not remove the batteries during
moving or copying. This may damage the
data.
• A file cannot be moved or copied to the
same folder.
• When the operation is canceled during
moving or copying, only the operation on
the file that is being moved or copied is
effective, all other files will not be moved
or copied.
• Files which are locked will remain so even
after they are moved or copied.
• DRM files cannot be moved or copied.
• Files cannot be moved or copied directly
under the [Recorder] folder.
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Menu setting method
3 Repeat steps 1 and 2 until all the files
you want to move/copy are selected then
press the F2 (GO) button.
• File move or file copy will start if
[Moving!] or [Copying!] appears
on the display. During the process,
the progress status will be shown in
percentage. The process is completed
when [File move completed] or [File
copy completed] is displayed.
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Menu setting method
Dividing files [File Divide]
Files with large capacities and long
recording times can be divided so that they
are easier to manage and edit.
3 Press the + button to select
[Start].
F2 button
+ − button
`OK button
4
Menu setting method
1 Stop playback at the divide
position.
• While the recorder is during playback
mode, press and hold the 9
or 0 button to fast-forward or
rewind.
• It is useful to set index marks on
marking in advance at the divide
position.
• For details on how to enter the menu
settings, see “Menu setting method”
(☞ P.48).
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• [Dividing!] will appear and file
dividing will start.
• File dividing is completed when [File
divide completed] appears.
Only MP3 files and PCM files
recorded on this recorder can be
divided.
2 Select [File Divide] from the
menu on the [File Menu].
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4 Press the `OK button.
5 Press the F2 (EXIT) button to
close the menu screen.
Notes
• File dividing can be performed only when
the file list is displayed.
• The recorder cannot divide files when the
number of files in the folder exceeds 199.
• Locked files cannot be divided (☞ P.50).
• After splitting the file, the front part of
the file will be renamed as [File name_
1.MP3] and the latter part of the file will
be named as [File name_2.MP3].
Menu setting method
• If a file has an extremely short recording
time, it may not be divided even if it is a
MP3 file or PCM file.
• Do not remove the battery while dividing
a file. This may damage the data.
4 Press the + or − button to select the
item to set.
Timer recording [Timer Rec]
Timer recording is the function to execute a
recording at a set time. You can program up to
three desired settings (Preset 1-3) ([On/Off],
[Day], [Time], [Rec Mode], [Folder], and
[Mic Sense]).
• Select items you want to set from
among [On/Off], [Day], [Time], [Rec
Mode], [Folder], and [Mic Sense].
5 Press the `OK button to move to
the respective setting.
F2 button
[On/Off] setting:
1 Select [Timer Rec] from the menu
on the [Rec Menu].
• For details on how to enter the menu
settings, see “Menu setting method”
(☞ P.48).
2 Press the + or − button to select a
preset number.
3 Press the `OK button.
[Day] setting:
1 Press the + or – button to select from
[One Time], [Everyday], and [Every
Week].
[One Time]: Records only once at the
specified time.
[Everyday]: Records every day at the
specified time.
[Every Week]: Make a recording at a set
time on a specified day of the week.
Select [Every Week] and press the `OK
button to move to the selection of [Day].
Press the + or – button to select a day of
the week.
2 Press the `OK button to exit [Day]
selection.
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Menu setting method
+ − button
`OK button
1 Press the + or – button to select between
[On] and [Off].
[On]: Setting will be applied.
[Off]: Setting will not be applied.
2 Press the `OK button to exit [On/Off]
selection.
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Menu setting method
[Time] setting:
1 Press the 9 or 0 button to select
“Hour” and “Minute” in the [Start Time]
and “Hour” and “Minute” in the [Stop
Time].
2 Press the + or – button to set.
3 Press the `OK button to exit [Time]
selection.
[Rec Mode] setting:
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Menu setting method
Regardless of the regular [Rec Mode] (☞ P.51),
timer recording will start in a set recording
mode.
1 Press the + or – button to select a
recording mode.
2 Press the `OK button.
3 Press the + or – button to select a
recording rate.
4 Press the `OK button to exit [Rec Mode]
selection.
[Folder] setting:
1 Press the + or – button to select the
destination to save to (Memory).
2 Press the `OK button to move to the
[Folder] setting.
3 Press the + or – button to select the
destination to save to (Folder).
4 Press the `OK button to exit [Folder]
setting selection.
6 Press + or − button to select
[Finish].
7 Press the `OK button to
complete the setting.
When setting to [ON]
• Programmed settings will be applied
and the display will return to the
preset number selection menu.
• To set other preset numbers, repeat
the above mentioned procedure.
• When the 9 button is pressed
in the Select in Advance Menu, the
settings selected can be confirmed.
8 Press the F2 (EXIT) button to
close the menu screen.
• The [«] will appear on the display.
Notes
[Mic Sense] setting:
Regardless of the recorder’s microphone
sensitivity setting (☞ P.50), timer recording
will start at a set microphone sensitivity.
1 Press the + or – button to select from
[High], [Middle], and [Low].
2 Press the `OK button to exit [Mic Sense]
selection.
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• If the recorder is in use at the preset start
time, the timer recording will start directly
after stopping the recorder.
• Even if the power is turned off or the
recorder is put on Hold, timer recording
will start at a specified time.
• If three timer recordings have the same
starting times, [Preset 1] has the highest
priority and [Preset 3] has the lowest.
• If the starting time for timer recording
and alarm playback (☞ P.69) is set for
the same time, timer recording will have
priority.
Menu setting method
• If the batteries run out while recording
based on the timer setting, the recorder will
stop recording. Check the battery power
before starting the timer recording.
• If the [Time & Date] is not correct, timer
recording cannot be set at the specified
time, so make sure the [Time & Date] is
correct before setting timer recording.
If it is not correct, reset [Time & Date]
(☞ P.23).
• The recorder will record in the built-in
memory [Folder A] when the microSD
card is selected as the recording
destination and the microSD card is not
inserted during Timer Recording.
Alarm playback function [Alarm]
The alarm playback function can be set to play
a selected file at a pre-set time.
You can program up to three desired settings
(Preset 1-3) ([On/Off], [Day], [Start Time],
[Volume], [Alarm Sound] and [Playback
File]).
F2 button
+ − button
`OK button
4
• For details on how to enter the menu
settings, see “Menu setting method”
(☞ P.48).
2 Press the + or − button to select a
preset number.
Menu setting method
1 Select [Alarm] from the menu on
the [Play Menu].
3 Press the `OK button.
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Menu setting method
4 Press the + or − button to select
the item to set.
[Start Time] setting:
1 Press the 9 or 0 button to select
“Hour” and “Minute” in the [Start Time].
2 Press the + or – button to set.
3 Press the `OK button to exit [Start Time]
selection.
[Volume] setting:
• Select items you want to set from
among [On/Off] [Day] [Start Time]
[Volume] [Alarm Sound] [Playback
File].
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5 Press the `OK button to move to
the respective setting.
[On/Off] setting:
1 Press the + or – button to select between
[On] and [Off].
[On]: Setting will be applied.
[Off]: Setting will not be applied.
2 Press the `OK button to exit [On/Off]
selection.
[Day] setting:
1 Press the + or – button to select from
[One Time], [Everyday], and [Every
Week].
[One Time]: Alarm Playback will be
performed only once at the specified
time.
[Everyday]: Alarm Playback will be
performed at the specified time every
day.
[Every Week]: Make a Alarm Playback
at a set time on a specified day of the
week.
Select [Every Week] and press the `OK
button to move to the selection of [Day].
Press the + or – button to select a day of
the week.
2 Press the `OK button to exit [Day]
selection.
1 Press the + or – button to adjust the
volume. Press the F1 button to check the
volume.
2 Press the `OK button to exit [Volume]
selection.
[Alarm Sound] setting:
1 Press the + or – button to select an alarm
sound from among [Alarm1], [Alarm2]
and [Alarm3]. Press the F1 button to
check the alarm sound.
2 Press the `OK button to exit
[Alarm Sound] selection.
[Playback File] setting:
1 Press the + or – button to select from [No
File Play], [File Select].
[No File Play]: Sounds alarm only.
[File Select]: Plays back a selected file
after the alarm.
• When [File Select] is selected and the
`OK button is pressed, the recorder
will move to the [Memory Select]
setting.
• Select the memory with an alarm
playback file using the + or – button
and press the `OK button. The
recorder will move to the folder
settings with the file with alarm
playback.
Menu setting method
• Select the folder using the + or
– buttons and press the `OK button
to move to file selection. Use the + or
– button to select the file in the same
way.
2 Press the `OK button to exit [Playback
File] selection.
6 Press + or − button to select
[Finish].
When setting to [ON]
• Programmed settings will be applied
and the display will return to the
preset number selection menu.
• To set other preset numbers, repeat
the above mentioned procedure.
• When the 9 button is pressed
in the Select in Advance Menu, the
settings selected can be confirmed.
8 Press the F2 (EXIT) button to
close the menu screen.
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7 Press the `OK button to
complete the setting.
Notes
• If [Everyday] is selected, the alarm will
sound at the scheduled time every day
unless alarm playback is canceled.
• The alarm will sound for five minutes and
then stop. In such a case, even if a file is
selected for Alarm Playback, it will not be
automatically played.
• If three alarm playback have the same
starting times, [Preset 1] has the highest
priority and [Preset 3] has the lowest.
• If the recorder is in use or if operations are
being performed at the scheduled time,
the Alarm Playback function will not be
available.
• The alarm will sound at the scheduled
time even if the power is turned off or
the recorder is set to Hold mode. The
recorder begins to play the selected file
when you press any button, and stops
playing when you press the STOP (4)
button.
• If the selected file is moved, erased or the
microSD card removed, file playback will
not be performed and only the alarm will
sound.
• If the starting times for timer recording
and alarm playback are set for the same
time, timer recording will have priority
(☞ P.67).
• If the recorder is formatted (☞ P.74), alarm
data will also be erased, so you won’t be
able to set an alarm. When the data has
been erased by accident, connect to PC
and copy the alarm sound data to the
recorder by using the supplied “Olympus
Sonority” (☞ P.83).
• The [A] will appear on the display.
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Guidance [Voice Guide]
This feature gives audio announcements
of recorder operating conditions. Adjust
the speed and the volume of guidance
announcements.
[On/Off] setting:
1 Press the + or – button to select between
[On] and [Off].
[On]: Guidance will be provided.
[Off]: Guidance will be canceled.
2 Press the `OK button to exit [On/Off]
selection.
F2 button
[Speed] setting:
+ − button
`OK button
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[Volume] setting:
Menu setting method
1 Select [Voice Guide] from the
menu in [LCD/Sound Menu].
• For details on how to enter the menu
settings, see “Menu setting method”
(☞ P.48).
2 Press the + or − button to select
the item to set.
• Select items you want to set from
among [On/Off], [Speed] and
[Volume].
3 Press the `OK button to move to
the respective setting.
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1 Press the + or – button to select from
[Speed5], [Speed4], [Speed3], [Speed2],
and [Speed1].
2 Press the `OK button to exit [Speed]
selection.
1 Press the + or – button to select from
[Volume5], [Volume4], [Volume3],
[Volume2], and [Volume1].
2 Press the `OK button to exit [Volume]
selection.
4 Press the F2 (EXIT) button to
close the menu screen.
Notes
• The starting tune/closing tune when the
power is turned On/Off (☞ P.20) can be
canceled if you set the guidance to [Off].
• If you format the recorder (☞ P.74), voice
guide data will be erased as well. If you
want to recover the voice guide data,
connect to a PC and copy the guide data
to the recorder by using the supplied
“Olympus Sonority” (☞ P.83).
• Set the volume of the starting tune/
closing tune at the guidance [Volume]
setting.
• The [Speed] setting in the [Voice Guide]
settings is disabled during file playback.
Menu setting method
Changing the USB class
[USB Settings]
Besides setting to [PC] (Connect to PC to
transfer files) or [AC Adapter] (Connect to
AC adapter to recharge the battery), you
can switch the USB class according to your
usage.
When [USB Connect] is selected:
4 Press the + or − button to change
the setting.
F2 button
+ − button
`OK button
• For details on how to enter the menu
settings, see “Menu setting method”
(☞ P.48).
2 Press the + or − button to select
[USB Connect] or [USB Class].
5 Press the ` OK button to
complete the setting.
• If you select [USB Connect], proceed
to the operation of Step 8.
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Menu setting method
1 Select [USB Settings] from the
menu on the [Device Menu].
[PC]: Setting for when the recorder is
connected to the PC and used as a
storage device or composite device.
Connected as storage or composite.
[AC Adapter]: Setting for when the
recorder is connected to the PC for
charging or to the AC Adapter (A514)
(optional).
[Optional]: Setting to confirm the
connection method each time a USB
connection is made.
When [USB Class] is selected:
6 Press the + or − button to change
the setting.
[USB Connect]: Setting for connecting
to the PC.
[USB Class]: Setting for USB class.
3 Press the ` OK button.
• If you select [USB Class], proceed to
the operation of Step 6.
[Storage class]: Recognized as an
external memory device from the PC.
[Composite]: Setting when connected
to the PC and used as an external
memory device, USB speaker or
microphone.
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7 Press the ` OK button to
complete the setting.
8 Press the F2 (EXIT) button to
close the menu screen.
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Notes
• When you first connect the recorder to
your PC as an external storage device,
the driver for the recorder will be
automatically installed in your PC.
• The PC cannot recognize when the
recorder is connected to the PC when
setting for the [USB Connect] is set to
[AC Adapter].
• When the recorder is not recognized
by the PC as an external storage device,
change the [USB Class] setting to
[Storage class].
Formatting the recorder [Format]
+ − button
`OK button
If you format the recorder, all
files will be removed and all
function settings will return to
defaults except date and time
settings. Transfer any important
files to a computer before
formatting the recorder.
1 Select [Format] from the menu
on the [Device Menu].
• For details on how to enter the menu
settings, see “Menu setting method”
(☞ P.48).
2 Press the + or − button to select
the recording media to format.
3 Press the `OK button.
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4 Press the + button to select
[Start].
7 Press the `OK button.
• Formatting begins and [Format !]
flashes on the display.
5 Press the `OK button.
• After [Data will be cleared] message
is on for two seconds, [Start] and
[Cancel] will turn on.
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6 Press the + button again to select
[Start].
Notes
• Never format the recorder from a PC.
• When the recorder is formatted, all the
saved data, including locked files and
read-only files, are erased.
• After formatting, recorded voice file
names may start from [0001].
• To restore the function’s settings to their
initial values, use [Reset Settings]
(☞ P.61).
• When a microSD card is inserted in the
recorder, be sure to confirm the recording
media as either [Built-in Memory]
or [microSD Card] so that there is no
mistake (☞ P.61).
Menu setting method
• [Format Done] appears when
formatting ends.
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• It may take over 10 seconds to complete
processing. Never perform operations
such as the following while processing, as
they may damage the data. In addition,
replace the battery with a new one in
order to ensure that the battery will not
run out while processing.
1 Disconnecting the AC Adapter while
processing.
2 Removing the battery while
processing.
3 Remove the microSD card during
processing when [microSD Card] is
being used as the recording media.
• Formatting on the recorder will be
Quick Format. If you format the microSD
card, information of file management
is refreshed and the data inside the
microSD card is not deleted completely.
When handing over and disposing the
microSD card, be careful about the
data leakage from the microSD card.
We recommend the microSD card to be
destroyed when you dispose the microSD
card.
• If you format the recorder (☞ P.74), voice
guide data will be erased as well. If you
want to recover the voice guide data,
connect to a PC and copy the guide
data to the recorder by using supplied
“Olympus Sonority” (☞ P.83).
Using the recorder on your PC
By being connected to a PC, the recorder enables you to do the following:
• Voice files recorded on the recorder can be played and managed on the PC using the
“Olympus Sonority”.
If an upgrade (Optional) to the “Olympus Sonority Plus” is executed or a Music Editing
Plug-in is added (Optional), various additional functions can be utilized (☞ P.84).
• You can transfer files recorded with this recorder to a computer, play them back, and
manage them by using Windows Media Player or iTunes.
• In addition to its uses as a voice recorder and a music player, this recorder can also be used
as external memory for a computer by storing data from a computer and reading it back
out (☞ P.90).
Operating environment
Windows
Drive:
CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-ROM drive
Browser:
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or later
Display:
1024 x 768 pixels or more, 65,536 colors
or more (16,770,000 colors or more is
recommended)
USB port:
One or more free ports
Others:
• Audio device
• Environment where the Internet can be
utilized.
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Operating System:
Microsoft® Windows® XP Service Pack 2, 3
Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional x64
Edition Service Pack 2
Microsoft® Windows Vista® Service Pack 1,
2 (32bit/64bit)
Microsoft® Windows® 7 (32bit/64bit)
CPU:
32 bits (x86) of 1GHz or above or 64 bits
(x64) processor
RAM:
512 MB or more
Hard drive space:
300 MB or more
Notes
• The support service will not cover if your PC has been updated from Windows 95/98/
Me/2000 to Windows XP/Vista/7.
• Any failure on a self-modified PC will not be covered under the operational warranty.
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Operating environment
Macintosh
Operating System:
Mac OS X 10.4.11 - 10.6
CPU:
PowerPC® G5 or Intel Multicore Processor
1.5 GHz or above
RAM:
512 MB or more
Hard drive space:
300 MB or more
Drive:
CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-ROM drive
Browser:
Macintosh Safari 2.0 or later
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Display:
1024 x 768 pixels or more, 32,000 colors
or more (16,770,000 colors or more is
recommended)
USB port:
One or more free ports
Others:
• Audio device
• Environment where the Internet can be
utilized.
Precautions on using the recorder connected to a PC
• When you are downloading a file from the recorder or uploading a file to the recorder,
do not remove the USB cable even if the screen is indicating you can. Data is still being
transferred while the LED indicator light is blinking. When removing the USB cable, be sure
to follow the description in ☞ P.88. If the USB cable is removed before the drive is stopped,
data may not be successfully transferred.
• On a PC, do not format the drive of the recorder. Initialization is not successfully achieved
on a PC. For initialization, follow the instructions in the [Format] display of the recorder
(☞ P.74).
• Folder (directory) names displayed by file management tools such as Explorer in Microsoft
Windows and Finder in Macintosh are different from the folder names that can be set with
the recorder or the “Olympus Sonority”.
• If folders or files stored on the recorder are moved or renamed by using a file management
tool in Windows or Macintosh, the order of files may be changed or files may become
unrecognizable.
• Data can be written or uploaded to the recorder even though the attribute of the recorder
drive is shown as Read-only by the operating system of the PC.
• As the noise may cause adverse effects on electronics devices nearby the recorder, unplug
the external microphone and earphone when you connect the recorder to a PC.
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Functions available in the Olympus Sonority
Various functions such as file management and editing are installed in the “Olympus
Sonority”. For information on operating procedures and detailed settings, please refer to the
respective items on online help (☞ P.86).
Changing the file format to other
format: *
The current file format can be
changed to other formats.
Joining files: *
In “Olympus Sonority” , designated
multiple voice files can be joined and
one voice file can be created.
Splitting files: *
One designated voice file can be
split into the two files in “Olympus
Sonority”.
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Waveform editing function:
Using the Waveform Editing Function
Tab, you can easily process the voice
data. In the Waveform Editing Mode,
you can also delete unnecessary
parts, paste and re-save the data.
One-touch effect function:
Using the One-touch Effect Function,
you can easily apply special effects
to the voice file and carry out noise
reduction in any specified area.
Changing the User ID:
The user ID will be automatically
given to files that are recorded with
the recorder.
Changing a folder name:
You can change a folder name. A
folder name can be up to 12 characters long and cannot use \ /:*?”<>|.
If you change the folder name using
an OS in a language not supported by
this recorder, the words may become
garbled.
* A function to convert PCM and WMA files to MP3 format is available by upgrading to
the “Olympus Sonority Plus” (☞ P.84).
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Installing software
Before you connect the recorder to your PC and use it, you must first install the “Olympus
Sonority” software from the included Software CD-ROM.
Be sure to confirm the following before installation:
• Exit all running applications.
• You need to log on as an Administrator.
Windows
1 Insert “Olympus Sonority” into
the CD-ROM drive.
• The installation program will start
automatically. Once the program
starts, jump to step 4. If it does not,
follow the procedures in steps 2 and
3.
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2 Open contents in the CD-ROM
with [Explorer].
3 Double-click [Setup] in the
CD-ROM.
4 When the “Olympus Sonority”
launch screen is displayed, click
the desired language to select it.
5 When [Olympus Sonority Setup]
is clicked, the Installer Opening
display will start up. Follow the
Installer Wizard instructions.
6 Confirm your acceptance of
the terms of the Licensing
Agreement.
• You must accept the terms of the
Licensing Agreement to install
“Olympus Sonority”. After checking
the [Agree] box, click [Next].
7 [Registration of User Registration
Information]
• Please enter your name, company
name and serial number which is
listed on the separate sheet. Click
[Next] after entering.
8 [Select Setup Type]
• The installation destination can be
changed. Click [Next] if you do not
want to change (Select [Custom] if
you want to change).
9 [Start Installation]
• Click [Install] to start installing. Do
not carry out other operations before
the installation is completed and the
[Complete] display is displayed.
10 [Installation Complete]
• When the installation is completed,
the completed [Install Shield]
display will be displayed.
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Macintosh
1 Insert “Olympus Sonority” into
the CD-ROM drive.
• Proceed to step 3 when the content of
CD-ROM is displayed, and go to steps
2 and 3 when nothing is displayed.
• You must accept the terms of the
licensing agreement to install
“Olympus Sonority”. After checking
the [Agree] box, click [Next].
• The installation destination can be
changed. Click [Next] if you do not
want to change (Select [Change
Installation Destination] if you want
to change).
8 [Start Installation]
• When the installation is completed,
the completed [Installer] display will
be displayed.
• After starting up the “Olympus
Sonority”, the serial number entry
dialog box will appear. Enter the
serial number which is listed on the
separate sheet. After entering, click
[OK] and the “Olympus Sonority” will
start up.
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2 Open contents in the CD-ROM
with [Finder].
3 Double-click [Setup] in the
CD-ROM.
4 When the “Olympus Sonority”
launch display is displayed, click
the desired language to select it.
5 When [Olympus Sonority Setup]
is clicked, the installer opening
display will start up. Follow the
Installer wizard instructions.
6 Confirm your acceptance of
the terms of the licensing
agreement.
7 [Changing the Installation
Destination]
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Uninstalling software
To uninstall any of the software component of the “Olympus Sonority” software installed on
your PC, follow the steps below.
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1 Exit “Olympus Sonority”.
2 Select [Control Panel] from
[Start] menu.
3 Click [Add/Remove programs] in
the control panel window.
4 When the installed application
list is displayed, select [Olympus
Sonority].
5 Click [Change/Remove].
6 Confirmation of deleting the file.
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• Click the [OK] button to start
uninstalling. An additional message
may appear, if so, read it carefully and
follow the instructions given.
Macintosh
1 Exit “Olympus Sonority”.
2 Open [Finder] and double-click
the [SonorityUninstaller.pkg] in
the application folder.
3 The Uninstaller will start up.
Follow the wizard instructions.
4 When the administrator
password is asked, enter the
password then click [OK].
5 Uninstall will start and when
[Successful] is displayed, click
[Close].
7 When the [Maintenance
Complete] display is displayed,
click [Finish] to complete
uninstalling.
Files left after uninstallation
The voice files you made are stored in the [MESSAGE] folder. If you don’t need them, delete
them.
You can confirm the location of the [MESSAGE] folder by clicking [Options] in the [Tools]
menu before uninstalling.
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Copying voice guide data
If you format the recorder and erase data by mistake, you can copy the voice guide data from
“Olympus Sonority” to the recorder.
1 Make sure that the recorder’s
voice guide is set to [On].
• If the recorder’s voice guide is set to
[Off] the voice guide data cannot be
copied.
2 Connect the recorder to a PC.
• For how to connect to a computer,
see “Connecting to your PC”
(☞ P.87).
3 Start “Olympus Sonority”.
• If the recorder does not have voice
guide data, the [File Transfer] dialog
will appear.
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4 Copy voice guide data.
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5 Copying of the voice guide data
will be completed.
Notes
• The alarm sound (☞ P.69), the Starting tune that plays when the recorder is starting up,
and the Closing tune that plays when the recorder is turning off (☞ P.20), will be copied
together with the voice guide data.
• NEVER disconnect the USB cable while the LED indicator light is flashing. If you do, the
data will be destroyed.
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• If you click the [OK] button in the
[File Transfer] dialog, it will start
copying voice guide data, and a
window indicating copying progress
will appear.
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Upgrade function
The “Olympus Sonority” can be upgraded to the Plus Version (Optional) to expand and
improve its functions. In addition, in the “Olympus Sonority Plus”, you can purchase a Music
Editing Plug-in to enjoy high-quality effect editing. To add a Music Editing Plug-in, you will
need to upgrade the “Olympus Sonority Plus”.
Purchase and upgrade
How to purchase “Olympus Sonority Plus”
and upgrade from “Olympus Sonority” is
shown in the following procedures.
1 Start the “Olympus Sonority”.
2 Select [Purchase Olympus
Sonority Plus] in the [Help] Menu
or click the [ ] button in the Tool
Bar.
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• The web browser will start and
the purchase site of the “Olympus
Sonority Plus” will be displayed.
Please operate according to guidance
on the screen. When the purchase
procedure is completed, the Upgrade
Key will be issued by mail.
Upgrading to Olympus Sonority Plus
Click the root of the Main Tree-view,
[Olympus Sonority], in the Browse
Screen to display the Information
Screen. You can confirm that the
upgrade key is registered. In addition,
when [Version Information] in the
[Help] Menu is selected, the upgrade
key registered in “Olympus Sonority
Plus” will be displayed. The Music
Editing Plug-in includes more than 20
types of effect functions and spectrum
analyzer functions. For details, please
refer to the Online Help (☞ P.86).
3 Select [Upgrade to Olympus
Sonority Plus] from the [Help]
menu.
• The [Upgrade to Olympus Sonority
Plus] dialog will be displayed.
4 In the [Upgrade to Olympus
Sonority Plus] dialog, enter the
Upgrade Key of your purchase,
and click the [OK] button.
• When starting the application next
time, “Olympus Sonority” will be
upgraded to “Olympus Sonority Plus”.
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Notes
• To purchase the Upgrade Key, it requires an environment where the Internet can be
utilized.
• Please refer to the details in the website regarding the purchase of the Upgrade Key.
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Functions available in the Olympus
Sonority Plus:
Functions available with the music
editing plug-in:
Besides the usual functions, the “Olympus
Sonority Plus” also includes various
functions to edit music files. For information
on operating procedures and detailed
settings, please refer to the Online Help
(☞ P.86).
By purchasing a music editing plug-in, you
can add high-quality functions to expand
the music editing range in the “Olympus
Sonority Plus”. For detailed purchasing
method and operating procedures, please
refer to the Online Help (☞ P.86).
Effect functions:
You can use more than 20 highquality effect functions to edit your
music files.
Spectrum analyzer:
The frequency spectrum of the
sound file being played will be
displayed on the waveform editing
screen in real time.
Besides unrestricted track editing:
It also removes the restriction on
the number of tracks that can be
edited.
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MP3 editing:
MP3 file and tag editing and writing
function.
Creating music CD:
Function to create music CD from
voice files registered in the CD
writable folder.
Recorder menu setting:
Function for settings in this
recorder (detailed settings such as
alarm setting, timer recording, etc.).
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Using online help
To open Online Help:
• While “Olympus Sonority” is running, select [Contents] from the [Olympus Sonority
Help] menu.
4 Search by contents:
1 Once the Online Help display
appears, click the Contents tab.
2 Double-click the
icon of the
desired topic heading.
3 Double-click the
icon of the
desired topic.
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3
• An explanation of the topic is
displayed.
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4 Search by keyword:
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1 Open Online Help and click the
[Index] item.
• Matching keywords are located
automatically.
2 Click keyword.
• An explanation of the topic is
displayed.
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Note
• For more information on menus and operations, refer to Online Help. You will be able to
use Online Help after “Olympus Sonority” is installed.
Connecting to your PC
Before you connect the recorder to
your PC and use it, you must first
install the “Olympus Sonority”
software from the included
Software CD-ROM (☞ P.80).
1 Boot the PC.
2 Connect the USB cable to the USB
port of the PC.
3 While the recorder is during stop
mode or turned off, connect
the USB cable to the connecting
terminal on the bottom of the
recorder.
Notes
• Before connecting the USB cable, exit
HOLD mode.
• Refer to the user’s manual for your PC
regarding the USB port on your PC.
• Be sure to push the cable connector all
the way in. Otherwise, the recorder may
not operate properly.
• When connecting the recorder through
an USB hub the operation may become
unstable. In such cases, refrain from using
a USB hub.
• Be sure to use the included dedicated
USB cable. If any other company’s cable
is used, it may lead to malfunction of the
recorder. Also, never use this dedicated
cable with any other company’s products.
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• [Remote (Storage)] is displayed
on the recorder if the USB cable is
connected.
• When the recorder is using the
USB connection setting, it will
not be connected to the PC when
[AC Adapter] is selected. Select
[PC] in the USB connection setting
(☞ P.73).
Windows:
When you connect the recorder to
Windows and open [My Computer],
it will be recognized by the drive
name of the product name. Inserting a
microSD card will allow you to use it as
[Removable Disk].
Macintosh:
When you connect the recorder to
Mac OS, it will be recognized by the
drive name of the product name on the
desktop. If a microSD card is inserted,
[Untitled] will be displayed.
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Disconnecting from your PC
Windows
1 Click [
] on the task bar
located at the lower-right corner
of the screen. Click [Safely
remove USB Mass Storage
Device].
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Macintosh
1 Drag and drop the recorder’s
drive icon for this recorder
displayed on the desktop to the
Recycle Bin icon.
• The drive letter will differ depending
on the PC being used.
• When the window indicating that it
is safe to remove hardware window
appears, close the window.
2 Confirm that the recorder LED
indicator light is gone before
disconnecting the USB cable.
2 Confirm that the recorder LED
indicator light is gone before
disconnecting the USB cable.
Note
• NEVER disconnect the USB cable while the LED indicator light is flashing. If you do, the
data will be destroyed.
Transfer the voice files to your PC
The 5 voice folders of this recorder are named as [Folder A], [Folder B], [Folder C], [Folder D]
and [Folder E]. The recorded voice files are saved in these folders.
Windows
1 Connect the recorder to your PC
(☞ P.87).
2 Open the Explorer window.
• When you connect the recorder to
Windows and open [My Computer],
it will be recognized by the drive
name of the product name. Inserting
a microSD card will allow you to use it
as [Removable Disk].
3 Open the product name folder.
4 Copy the data.
5 Disconnect the recorder from the
PC (☞ P.88).
4 Drive names and folder names
when a PC is connected:
Built-in flash memory
Drive name
LS_3
Folder B
Folder C
Folder D
Folder E
microSD card
Drive name
2 Double-click the product name
icon on the desktop.
3 Copy the data.
4 Disconnect the recorder from the
PC (☞ P.88).
Folder name
Removable
Disk
Recorder
Windows
Music
Folder A
Folder B
Folder C
Untitled
Macintosh
Folder D
Folder E
Notes
• While transmitting data, [Busy] is
displayed, and the LED indicator light
flashes. NEVER disconnect the USB cable
while the LED indicator light is flashing. If
you do, the data will be destroyed.
• In the Mac OS operational environment,
WMA format files cannot be played back.
• In a Windows standard environment,
24-bit WAV-format files cannot be played.
Use “Olympus Sonority” for playback of
such files.
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• When you connect the recorder to
Mac OS, it will be recognized by the
drive name of the product name
on the desktop. If a microSD card is
inserted, [Untitled] will be displayed.
Folder A
Music
Macintosh
1 Connect the recorder to your PC
(☞ P.87).
Folder name
Recorder
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Usage as external memory of the PC
In addition to its uses as a voice recorder and a music player, this recorder can also be used as
external memory for a computer by storing data from a computer and reading it back out.
With the recorder connected to your PC, you can download data from the memory to your PC
and upload data stored on your PC to the memory.
Windows
1 Connect the recorder to your PC
(☞ P.87).
2 Open the Explorer window.
• When you open [My Computer], it
will be recognized by the drive name
of the product name.
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3 Open the product name folder.
4 Copy the data.
5 Disconnect the recorder from the
PC (☞ P.88).
Macintosh
1 Connect the recorder to your PC
(☞ P.87).
• When you connect the recorder to a
Mac OS, it will be recognized by the
drive name of the product name on
the desktop.
2 Double-click the product name
icon on the desktop.
3 Copy the data.
4 Disconnect the recorder from the
PC (☞ P.88).
Usage as external memory of the PC
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Note
• While transmitting data, [Busy] is displayed, and the LED indicator light flashes. NEVER
disconnect the USB cable while the LED indicator light is flashing. If you do, the data will
be destroyed.
Other information
Alarm message list
Message
Meaning
Explanation
Action
[Battery Low]
Low battery power.
Battery power is getting
low.
Charge the batteries or
replace them with new
batteries (☞ P.15, P.17).
[File Protected]
Erase-locked.
Tried to delete a locked
file.
Unlock the file (☞ P.50).
[Cannot record in this Not an audio-recording
folder]
folder.
Select a folder from
Recording has been
among [&] to [*] and try
attempted with a [Music]
to record again (☞ P.26,
folder.
P.29).
[Index Full]
Index full.
The file is full of index
marks (maximum of 16
marks).
Erase index marks that
are no longer required
(☞ P.42).
[Temp Mark Full]
Temp mark full.
The file is full of Temp
marks (maximum of 16
marks).
Erase Temp marks that
are no longer required
(☞ P.42).
[Folder Full]
Folder full.
The folder is full of files
(maximum of 200 files).
Erase unnecessary files
(☞ P.45).
Error in the memory.
Error in the memory.
[Card Error]
Error in the memory.
microSD card is not
recognized correctly.
Remove the microSD
card, and put it again
(☞ P.24 to P.25).
[License Mismatch]
Illegally copied file.
The music files copied
illegally.
Erase the file (☞ P.45).
[Memory Full]
Zero remaining memory.
No remaining memory.
Erase unnecessary files
(☞ P.45).
[No File]
No file.
No files were found in
the folder.
Select another folder
(☞ P.27 to P.29).
[Format Error]
Formatting error.
There was an error while
Reformat the memory
formatting the recorder’s
(☞ P.74).
memory.
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Alarm message list
[Memory Error]
This is a malfunction, so
go to the store where
you purchased the
recorder or an Olympus
service station for repair
(☞ P.102).
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Alarm message list
Message
6
Alarm message list
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Meaning
Explanation
Action
[Can’t make the
system file. Connect
to PC and delete
unnecessary file]
The management file
cannot be created.
The file for management
cannot be created due
to a shortage of capacity
for remaining memory.
Connect the recorder to
a computer and delete
any unnecessary files.
[Cannot play this file]
File which cannot be
played.
Incompatible format.
Please confirm the file
that can be played on this
recorder (☞ P.40).
[Please Select The
File]
Unselected File
File is not selected.
Please select a file then
carry out the operation
(☞ P.27 to P.29).
[Same folder. Can’t
be moved (copied).]
File cannot be moved
(copied).
Attempting to move (copy) Please select another
into the same folder.
folder.
[Some files can’t be
moved (copied).]
File cannot be moved
(copied).
Attempting to move
(copy) a file to destination
Please select another file.
folder in which a file with
the same file name exists.
[This file can’t be
divided]
File which cannot be
split.
Attempting to split a file
other than MP3 or PCM
files recorded by this
recorder.
Please select another file.
Troubleshooting
Symptom
Nothing appears on
the display
Won’t start
Unable to record
Unable to record
through an external
microphone
Recording level too
low
Recording level too
high
Action
The batteries are not loaded properly.
Verify that the batteries’ polarities =
and - are correct (☞ P.15).
Battery power is getting low.
Charge the batteries or replace with
new batteries (☞ P.15, P.17).
The power is off.
Turn the power on (☞ P.20).
Battery power is getting low.
Charge the batteries or replace with
new batteries (☞ P.15, P.17).
The power is off.
Turn the power on (☞ P.20).
The recorder is in HOLD mode.
Release the recorder from HOLD
(☞ P.21).
Low remaining memory.
Erase unnecessary files (☞ P.45).
The maximum number of files has
been reached.
Change to any other folder
(☞ P.27 to P.29).
An external microphone supported by
plug-in power is connected but [Plugin Power] is set to [Off].
Set [Plug-inPower] to [On] when an
external microphone supported by
plug-in power is connected (☞ P.56).
The earphone is connected.
Unplug the earphones to use the
internal speaker.
The volume level is set to [00].
Adjust the volume level (☞ P.37).
The recording level has not been
adjusted.
Adjust the recording level and then try
recording once more (☞ P.51).
The microphone sensitivity is too low.
Set [Mic Sense] to [High] or [Middle]
(☞ P.50).
This could potentially be because
the output level for the connected
external devices are too low.
Adjust the output level for the
connected devices.
The recording level has not been
adjusted.
Adjust the recording level and then try
recording once more (☞ P.51).
This could potentially be because
the recording level and output level
for connected external devices are
too high.
If you cannot record clearly even
after adjusting the recording level,
then adjust the output level for the
connected devices (☞ P.51).
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Troubleshooting
No playback sound
heard
Probable cause
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Troubleshooting
Symptom
Voice files are not
recorded in stereo
Cannot find the
recorded Voice File
Probable cause
Action
The connected external microphone
is monaural.
When recording while an external
monaural microphone is connected,
sound will only be recorded by the
L-channel.
[Rec Mode] is set to a monaural
recording mode.
Set [Rec Mode] to the stereo
recording mode (☞ P.51).
[Zoom Mic] is set to the + side.
Set [Zoom Mic] to [Off] (☞ P.52).
Wrong folder.
Switch to the correct folder
(☞ P.27 to P.29).
The recorder was shaken during
recording.
Noise heard during
playback
The recorder was placed near a cell
phone or fluorescent lamp while
recording or during playback.
———
Move the recorder.
When a microphone not supported
The settings of the connected external
by the plug-in power function is
microphone do not correspond to
connected, turn the [Plug-inPower]
those of the recorder.
setting to [Off] (☞ P.56).
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Troubleshooting
Unable to hear any
sound from the
earphone through the
recording monitor
Unable to erase the
file
Unable to erase the
folders
Noise is audible
through the recording
monitor
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[Rec Monitor] is set to [Off].
Set [Rec Monitor] to [On] (☞ P.55).
The file is locked.
Unlock the file (☞ P.50).
The file is read-only.
Unlock the file or cancel the read-only
setting of the file on the PC.
There is a file which cannot be
recognized by the recorder in the
folder.
Connect the recorder to your PC and
erase a folder (☞ P.87).
Acoustic feedback is occurring.
When the built-in speaker amps and
the like are connected there is a risk
that audio feedback will occur while
recording. It is recommended that
you use earphones for the recording
monitor, or turn the [Rec Monitor] to
[Off] while recording (☞ P.55).
Perform adjustments, such as further
distancing the earphones from
the microphones, not pointing the
microphones at the earphones, or
lowering the volume of the recording
monitor.
Troubleshooting
Symptom
Unable to set index
marks, temp marks
Probable cause
Action
The maximum number of marks has
been reached.
Erase unnecessary marks (☞ P.42).
The file is locked.
Unlock the file (☞ P.50).
The file is read-only.
Unlock the file or cancel the read-only
setting of the file on the PC.
[Battery] is set to [Alkaline].
When using the supplied rechargeable
batteries, set the battery setting to
[Ni-MH]. Also, please avoid using the
batteries outside the recommended
temperature range (☞ P.16, P.19, P.61).
You have not pressed the
`OK button.
When using the USB connection,
follow the confirmation display and
press the `OK button.
[USB Class] is set to [Composite].
Set [USB Class] to [Storage class]
(☞ P.73).
[USB Connect] is set to [AC Adapter].
Set [USB Connect] to [PC] (☞ P.73).
Cannot recharge
The PC is unable
to recognize the
recorder
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Troubleshooting
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Accessories (optional)
Accessories exclusive to the Olympus voice recorder can be purchased directly from Online
Shop on our company’s website. Sales of accessories are different according to the country.
s Stereo microphone: ME51S
The built-in large-diameter microphone
enables sensitive stereo recording.
s 2-channel microphone (omnidirectional): ME30W
Two ME30 monaural microphones come
in a set with a miniature tripod and a
connection adapter. These are highly
sensitive omni-directional microphones
supported by plug-in power which
are well-suited to recording musical
performances.
s Compact Gun Microphone
(unidirectional): ME31
The directional microphones useful for
recordings such as outdoor recording
of wild birds singing. The metal body
provides a sturdiness to the high rigidity.
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s Compact zoom microphone
(unidirectional): ME32
Accessories (optional)
The microphone is integrated with a
tripod, making it suitable for when
you wish to record from a distance,
such as from your table at a meeting or
conference.
s Highly sensitive noisecancellation monaural
microphone (unidirectional):
ME52W
This microphone is used to record
sound at a distance while minimizing
surrounding noise.
s Tie clip microphone
(omni-directional): ME15
Small concealing microphone with a
tie-clip.
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s Telephone pickup: TP7
Earphone type microphone can be
plugged into your ear while phoning.
The voice or conversation over the phone
can be clearly recorded.
s Ni-MH rechargeable battery:
BR404
High-efficiency rechargeable long life
batteries.
s USB connecting AC adapter: A514
DC5V AC Adapter for USB connection.
s Connecting cord: KA333
Connecting cord which has stereo
mini-plugs (ø3.5) with resistance at both
ends. Use to connect from the earphone
jack output of the recorder to the
microphone input jack when recording.
Converting plug adapters (PA331/PA231)
which convert to the monaural mini plug
(ø3.5) or monaural mini plug (ø2.5) are
also enclosed.
s Exclusive remote control set:
RS30W
When the receiver is plugged into the
REMOTE jack the recorder’s recording
and stop functions can be operated
through the remote control. The
receiving position can be adjusted,
thereby allowing you to operate the
recorder from various different angles.
Specifications
4 Maximum working output:
General points
400 mW (8 Ω speaker)
4 Recording format:
Linear PCM (Pulse Code Modulation)
MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer3)
WMA (Windows Media Audio)
4 Input level:
— 70 dBv
4 Sampling frequency:
96 kHz 24 bit
48 kHz 16 bit
96 kHz
88.2 kHz
48 kHz
44.1 kHz 16 bit
44.1 kHz
44.1 kHz mono
44.1 kHz
MP3 format
320 kbps
44.1 kHz
256 kbps
44.1 kHz
128 kbps
44.1 kHz
mono
44.1 kHz
Built-in NAND FLASH memory: 4 GB
microSD card: 512 MB to 32 GB
4 Speaker:
Built-in ø 20 mm round dynamic speaker
ø 3.5 mm mini-jack, impedance 2.2 kΩ
4 EAR jack:
ø 3.5 mm mini-jack, impedance 8 Ω or
more
4 Input power requirement:
Batteries:
AAA battery (LR03) or
Olympus Ni-MH rechargeable battery
External power supply:
USB connecting AC adapter(A514) 5 V
4 External dimensions:
90 g (including batteries)
44.1 kHz
64 kbps
44.1 kHz
32 kbps
22 kHz
mono
8 kHz
4 Operating temperature:
0°C - 42°C/ 32°F - 107.6°F
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Specifications
112 mm × 39.8 mm × 15.9 mm
(without protrusions)
4 Weight:
WMA format
128 kbps
â 150 mV (according to EN 50332-2)
4 Recording medium:
4 MIC jack:
Linear PCM format
88.2 kHz 24 bit
4 Maximum headphone output:
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Specifications
Frequency response
4 During recording mode
(Microphone jack):
Linear PCM format
96 kHz 24 bit
40 Hz to 44 kHz
88.2 kHz 24 bit
40 Hz to 42 kHz
48 kHz 16 bit
40 Hz to 23 kHz
44.1 kHz 16 bit
40 Hz to 21 kHz
44.1 kHz mono
40 Hz to 21 kHz
MP3 format
320 kbps
40 Hz to 20 kHz
256 kbps
40 Hz to 20 kHz
128 kbps
40 Hz to 17 kHz
mono
40 Hz to 13 kHz
WMA format
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128 kbps
40 Hz to 19 kHz
Specifications
64 kbps
40 Hz to 16 kHz
32 kbps
40 Hz to 9 kHz
mono
40 Hz to 3 kHz
4 During recording mode (Built-in
microphone):
20 Hz to 20 kHz ([Central Mic ON])
70 Hz to 20 kHz ([Central Mic OFF])
(However, when recording in the MP3
format or the WMA format, the upper
limit value of the frequency response
depends on each recording mode)
4 During playback mode:
20 Hz to 20 kHz
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Specifications
Guide to battery life
The following values are strictly references.
4 Alkaline batteries:
Recording mode
Built-in stereo microphone
(During recording mode)
Earphone playback
(During playback mode)
Linear PCM format
44.1 kHz 16 bit
30h.
41h.
MP3 format
320 kbps
33h.
48h.
128 kbps
34h.
47h.
mono
44h.
51h.
Built-in stereo microphone
(During recording mode)
Earphone playback
(During playback mode)
WMA format
4 Ni-MH Rechargeable batteries:
Recording mode
Linear PCM format
44.1 kHz 16 bit
22h.
30h.
MP3 format
320 kbps
21h.
34h.
128 kbps
23h.
33h.
mono
31h.
37h.
WMA format
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Specifications
Note
• Battery life is measured by Olympus. It varies greatly according to the type of batteries
used and the conditions of use.
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Specifications
Guide to recording times
The following values are strictly references.
4 Linear PCM format:
Recording
mode
96 kHz 24 bit
88.2 kHz 24 bit
48 kHz 16 bit
44.1 kHz 16 bit
44.1 kHz mono
Built-in memory
(4 GB)
1h.
45min.
1h.
55min.
5h.
15min.
5h.
45min.
11h.
30min.
2 GB
55min.
microSD card
4 GB
8 GB
1h.
3h.
50min.
40min.
55min.
2h.
4h.
2h.
45min.
2h.
55min.
5h.
55min.
5h.
30min.
11h.
5min.
12h.
5min.
24h.
10min.
6h.
12h.
16 GB
7h.
25min.
8h.
5min.
22h.
20min.
24h.
15min.
48h.
35min.
4 MP3 format:
Recording
mode
320 kbps
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256 kbps
Specifications
128 kbps
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Built-in memory
(4 GB)
25h.
30min.
31h.
30min.
63h.
30min.
2 GB
13h.
16h.
30min.
microSD card
4 GB
8 GB
26h.
53h.
30min.
66h.
33h.
30min.
16 GB
107h.
134h.
33h.
66h.
133h.
268h.
127h.
66h.
132h.
267h.
536h.
Recording
mode
Built-in memory
(4 GB)
2 GB
128 kbps
62h.
32h.
64 kbps
124h.
64h.
30min.
129h.
261h.
523h.
32 kbps
249h.
128h.
259h.
522h.
1046h.
mono
975h.
502h.
1014h.
2042h.
4089h.
mono
4 WMA format:
microSD card
4 GB
8 GB
64h.
130h.
30min.
16 GB
262h.
Notes
• Available recording time may be shorter if many short recordings are made
(The displayed available recording time and recorded time are approximate indications).
• Variations in the available recording time will arise as there may be differences in the
available memory depending on the microSD card.
Specifications
Maximum recording time per file
• The maximum capacity for a single file is
limited to approx. 4 GB for WMA and MP3.
• Regardless of the memory remaining
amount, the longest sound recording
time per file is restricted to the following
value.
Linear PCM format
96 kHz 24 bit
Guide to recordable number of songs
2,000 songs (At 128 kbps, 4 minutes per
song)
approx. 1 h.
88.2 kHz 24 bit
approx. 1 h.
48 kHz 16 bit
approx. 3 h.
44.1 kHz 16 bit
approx. 3 h. 20 min.
44.1 kHz mono
approx. 6 h. 40 min.
MP3 format
320 kbps
approx. 29 h. 40 min.
256 kbps
approx. 37 h. 10 min.
128 kbps
approx. 74 h. 30 min.
mono
approx. 149 h.
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128 kbps
approx. 26 h. 40 min.
64 kbps
approx. 26 h. 40 min.
32 kbps
approx. 53 h. 40 min.
mono
approx. 148 h. 40 min.
Specifications
WMA format
Specifications and design are subject to
change without notice.
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Technical assistance and support
The following are contact information for technical support for Olympus recorders and
software only.
s Technical Hotline Number in the U.S. and Canada
1-888-553-4448
s User Support E-mail address in the U.S. and Canada
distec@olympus.com
s Technical Hotline Number in Europe
Toll free number: 00800 67 10 83 00
available for Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Luxemburg,
Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom
Charged numbers for the Rest of Europe
+ 49 180 567 1083
+ 49 40 23773 4899
s User Support E-mail address in Europe
dss.support@olympus-europa.com
For customers in Europe:
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Technical assistance and support
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“CE” mark indicates that this product complies with the European
requirements for safety, health,environment and customer protection.
This symbol [crossed-out wheeled bin WEEE Annex IV] indicates separate
collection of waste electrical and electronic equipment in the EU
countries. Please do not throw the equipment into the domestic refuse.
Please use the return and collection systems available in your country for
the disposal of this product.
Applicable Product: LS-3
This symbol [crossed-out wheeled bin Directive 2006/66/EC Annex II]
indicates separate collection of waste batteries in the EU countries. Please
do not throw the batteries into the domestic refuse. Please use the return
and collection systems available in your country for the disposal of the
waste batteries.
OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP.
Shinjuku Monolith, 3-1 Nishi-Shinjuku 2-chome, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 163-0914, Japan.
Tel. +81 (0)3-3340-2111
http://www.olympus.com
OLYMPUS IMAGING AMERICA INC.
3500 Corporate Parkway, P.O. Box 610, Center Valley, PA 18034-0610, U.S.A.
Tel. 1-888-553-4448
http://www.olympusamerica.com
OLYMPUS EUROPA HOLDING GMBH
(Premises/Goods delivery) Wendenstrasse 14-18, 20097 Hamburg, Germany.
Tel. +49 (0)40-237730
(Letters) Postfach 10 49 08. 20034 Hamburg, Germany.
http://www.olympus-europa.com
EN-BD3007-01
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