LS-P4 LS-P1 - Olympus Corporation of the Americas

Getting started
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Recording
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Playback
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Menu
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Bluetooth® function
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Use with a PC
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Other information
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LINEAR PCM RECORDER
LS-P4
LS-P1
Linear PCM Recorder
USER MANUAL
Thank you for purchasing an Olympus digital voice recorder.
Please read these instructions for information about using the product
correctly and safely.
Keep the instructions handy for future reference.
To ensure successful recording, we recommend that you test the record
function and volume before use.
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Table of contents
Names of parts................................................................4
Recorder..................................................................................... 4
Display........................................................................................ 5
1 Getting started
Setup..............................................................................8
Inserting the battery.................................................................. 9
Turning the power ON............................................................... 10
Selecting the battery setting.................................................... 10
Setting the time/date............................................................... 11
Setting the voice guidance....................................................... 11
Charging the battery.....................................................12
Charging the battery by connecting to a PC’s USB connector.... 12
Charging the battery by connecting to an AC adapter
with a USB connection (model A514; optional)........................ 14
Batteries.......................................................................16
Inserting/removing a microSD card.................................18
Inserting a microSD card........................................................... 18
Removing a microSD card......................................................... 19
Preventing accidental operation.....................................20
Setting HOLD mode.................................................................. 20
Releasing HOLD mode.............................................................. 20
Turning the power OFF...................................................21
[Home] screen operations..............................................22
Selecting the mode.................................................................. 22
Selecting folders and files..............................................23
Attaching the tripod adapter (TR2) .................................25
2 Recording
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Recording.....................................................................27
Basic recording procedure......................................................... 27
Pausing/resuming recording.................................................... 30
Quickly checking a recording.................................................... 30
Monitoring while recording...................................................... 31
Selecting the automatic recording setting [Rec Scene].....32
Changing the recording scene.................................................. 32
Overdubbing.................................................................35
Selecting a file for overdubbing................................................ 35
Recording with an external microphone..........................37
Recording from another connected device.......................38
Recording audio from another device with this recorder.......... 38
Recording audio from this recorder with another device.......... 38
3 Playback
Playback.......................................................................39
Basic playback procedure.......................................................... 39
Fast-forwarding........................................................................ 40
Rewinding................................................................................ 40
Skipping to the beginning of a file ........................................... 41
Playback through the earphones.............................................. 42
Changing the playback speed.........................................44
ABC repeat playback......................................................45
Index marks/temp marks...............................................48
Writing an index mark/temp mark........................................... 48
Erasing an index mark/temp mark........................................... 49
Erasing all index marks at once................................................. 49
Calendar Search function...............................................51
Erasing files/folders.......................................................52
Erasing files.............................................................................. 52
Erasing a folder......................................................................... 53
4 Menu
Setting menu items.......................................................54
Basic operation......................................................................... 54
File menu [File Menu]....................................................57
Extracting the speaking portions of files
of spoken-word content [Voice Detect].................................... 57
Preventing accidental file erasure [File Lock]............................ 57
Sorting files [Sort by]............................................................... 57
Moving/copying files [Move/Copy]........................................... 58
Dividing files [File Divide]......................................................... 58
Partially erasing files [Partial Erase]......................................... 58
Trimming a file [Trimming]....................................................... 58
Increasing the overall volume level of a file [Normalize]........... 58
Fading in/out audio at the beginning/
end of a file [Fade in/out]......................................................... 59
Displaying file or folder information [Property] ....................... 59
Recording menu [Rec Menu]...........................................60
Selecting the recording level [Rec Level].................................. 60
Reducing clipping [Limiter]...................................................... 61
Setting the recording mode [Rec Mode]................................... 61
Selecting microphone directivity [Zoom Mic]........................... 62
Reducing noise during recording [Low Cut Filter]..................... 63
Selecting the three microphones system [Mic Select]............... 63
Voice-activated recording function [VCVA]............................... 64
Voice sync recording function [V-Sync. Rec].............................. 65
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Playback menu [Play Menu]............................................67
Skipping non-voice portions during playback
[Voice Playback]....................................................................... 67
Reducing noise during playback [Noise Cancel]........................ 67
Adjusting low volume portions during playback
[Voice Balancer] ....................................................................... 68
Selecting playback modes [Play Mode].................................... 68
Changing music sound quality [Equalizer]................................ 69
Setting a skip space [Skip Space].............................................. 70
LCD/Sound menu [LCD/Sound Menu]...............................71
Setting the backlight [Backlight] ............................................. 71
Adjusting the contrast [Contrast].............................................. 71
Setting the LED indicator light [LED]........................................ 71
Turning beeping sound on/off [Beep]....................................... 71
Changing the display language [Language] ............................ 71
Setting the voice guidance [Voice Guide]................................. 72
Playing the beginning of files automatically [Intro Play].......... 72
Selecting the speaker output [Speaker].................................... 72
Device menu [Device Menu] ...........................................73
Selecting the recording media [Memory Select]....................... 73
Setting power save mode [Power Save].................................... 73
Setting the battery in use [Battery].......................................... 73
Setting the time/date [Time & Date] ....................................... 74
Connecting a Bluetooth® device [Bluetooth]............................ 75
Setting the USB connection [USB Settings] .............................. 75
Restoring the default settings [Reset Settings]........................ 75
Formatting a recording media [Format]................................... 76
Checking recording media information [Memory Info.]............ 76
Checking voice recorder information [System Info.] ................. 76
Extracting the speaking portions of files
of spoken-word content [Voice Detect]............................77
Moving/copying files [Move/Copy]..................................79
Dividing files [File Divide]...............................................82
Partially erasing files [Partial Erase]...............................84
Trimming a file [Trimming] ............................................86
Fading in/out audio at the beginning/
end of a file [Fade in/out] ..............................................88
Setting the voice guidance [Voice Guide].........................89
Setting the USB connection [USB Settings]......................91
Formatting recording media [Format].............................93
5 Bluetooth® function
Before using the Bluetooth® function.............................95
About OLYMPUS Audio Controller BT........................................ 97
Connecting/disconnecting a Bluetooth® device...............98
Connecting a Bluetooth® device............................................... 98
Disconnecting the connection with a Bluetooth® device........ 102
6 Use with a PC
PC operating environment........................................... 103
PC connection/disconnection........................................ 105
Connecting the voice recorder to a PC..................................... 105
Disconnecting the voice recorder from a PC............................ 107
Transferring files to a PC.............................................. 108
7 Other information
Alarm message list....................................................... 110
Troubleshooting ......................................................... 112
Recorder care.............................................................. 116
Accessories (optional).................................................. 117
Copyright and trademark information.......................... 118
Safety precautions....................................................... 120
Specifications.............................................................. 125
Indications used in this manual
NOTE
Describes precautions and operations that
should be absolutely avoided in using the
voice recorder.
TIP
Describes useful information and hints that
will help you getting the most out of your
voice recorder.
☞
Indicates reference pages describing details
or related information.
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Names of parts
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1 Built-in center microphone*
2 Built-in stereo microphone (L)
3 POWER/HOLD switch
4 F1 button
5 USB connector slide lever
6 STOP ( 4) button
7 ERASE button
8 Built-in stereo microphone (R)
9Display
0 MENU/SCENE button
! F2 button
@ REC (record)( s) button,
Recording indicator light (LED)
# PEAK indicator light (LED),
LED indicator light (LED)
$ LIST button
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% 0 button
^ + button
& 9 button
* `OK button
( – button
) Attachment mounting hole
- Earphone jack ( )
= Microphone jack ( )
q Built-in speaker
w Battery/card cover
e microSD card slot
r Battery/card cover lock button
t USB connector/USB connector
cover (retractable)
y Strap hole
*LS-P4 model only
Names of parts
Display
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[Recorder] mode
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2
File list display
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File display
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1 Recording media indicator
[
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]: Internal memory
]: microSD card
2 Current folder name
3 Bluetooth® indicator*
4Battery indicator
5 Folder name
6 Function button guide display
7 File name
[
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[
]: Playback indicator
]: Voice Detect indicator
]: File lock indicator
8Folder indicator
9 Voice recorder status indicator
[
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]: Recording indicator
]: Recording pause indicator
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Names of parts
Folder list display
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#
!
$
]: Stop indicator
]: Playback indicator
]: Fast playback indicator
]: Slow playback indicator
]: Fast-forward indicator
]: Fast-rewind indicator
0 Elapsed recording time (during
recording mode), playback time
(during playback mode)
! Level meter (during recording
mode), playback position bar
indicator (during playback mode)
@ Speaker muting indicator (
)
# File length
$ Possible recording time remaining
*LS-P4 model only
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Names of parts
Display
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[Music] mode
Names of parts
List display 1
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File display
List display 2
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When folder contains only
files
1 Recording media indicator
[
[
]: Internal memory
]: microSD card
2 Current folder name
3 Bluetooth® indicator*
4 Battery indicator
5Folder name or file name
6 Function button guide display
7 File name
[
[
] Playback indicator
] File lock indicator
8 Folder indicator
9 Elapsed playback time
0 Voice recorder status indicator
[
[
[
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[
[
]: Stop indicator
]: Playback indicator
]: Fast playback indicator
]: Slow playback indicator
]: Fast-forward indicator
]: Fast-rewind indicator
!Music title
@ Artist name
# Album name
$Speaker muting indicator (
)
% File length
^ Playback position bar indicator
*LS-P4 model only
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When folder contains files
and folders
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Display
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1Current time & date
2 Recording media indicator
3 Recording format indicator
4Indicator display area
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]: Equalizer
]: Voice Playback
]: Rec Level
]: VCVA
]: V-Sync. Rec
]: Low Cut Filter
]: Zoom Mic
]: Mic Select*
]: Limiter
]: Voice Detect
Names of parts
• Pressing and holding the STOP ( 4)
button while the voice recorder is in
stop mode displays the settings [Time
& Date] and [Remain] (amount of
possible recording time remaining).
If the current time/date is set
incorrectly, see “Setting the time/date
[Time & Date]” (☞P.74).
5Battery indicator
[
[
]: Ni-MH
]: Alkaline
6Possible recording time
7Available free space
*LS-P4 model only
]: Rec Scene
]: Noise Cancel
]: Voice Balancer
]: Random
]: Playback Range
]: Repeat
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Getting started
Setup
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After unpacking the voice recorder, follow the steps below to have it ready for use.
Setup
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Inserting the battery
Turning the power ON
Selecting the battery setting
Select the battery setting to match the inserted battery. Select the setting
for a nickel-metal hydride rechargeable battery or the setting for an alkaline
battery.
Setting the time/date
Set the voice recorder’s clock for use with file management.
Setting the voice guidance*
Setup
Inserting the battery
Before using the voice recorder, insert the battery in the battery compartment of the voice
recorder.
1
1 Press and hold the battery/card
cover lock button, and then slide
the battery/card cover to open.
Setup
3 Slide the battery/card cover
completely closed.
2 Insert a AAA battery, making
sure its positive and negative
terminals are placed correctly.
Insert the battery’s
negative terminal first
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Setup
Turning the power ON
1
Setup
1 While the voice recorder is turned
off, slide the POWER/HOLD switch
in the direction of the arrow.
Selecting the battery setting
1 Press the + or – button to select
the type of battery you inserted.
[Ni-MH]
Select if you inserted an Olympus
nickel-metal hydride rechargeable
battery (model BR404).
[Alkaline]
Select if you inserted an alkaline
battery.
POWER/HOLD
switch
2 Press the `OK button to finalize
the setting.
NOTE
• See “Setting the time/date” if a time
display with a blinking cursor on
the hour appears in the display after
setting the battery (☞ P.11).
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Setup
Setting the time/date
1 Press the 9 or 0 button to
select the item to set.
Setting the voice guidance
Using this feature, a voice announces the
operating conditions of the recorder.
Setup
LS-P4 model only
1
1 Press the + or – button to select
[On] or [Off].
2 Press the + or – button to change
the number.
• To change the setting of another item,
press the 9 or 0 button to move
the blinking cursor, then press the + or
– button to change the number.
[On]
Voice guidance will be enabled.
[Off]
Voice guidance will be canceled.
2Press the `OK button to finalize
the setting.
3 Press the `OK button to finalize
the setting.
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• You can press the `OK button during
the setting procedure to set the items
entered so far and start the clock.
• You can change the clock display
format. See “Setting the time/date
[Time & Date]” (☞ P.74) for the
procedure.
TIP
• [On/Off], [Speed], and [Volume] can
be set for the voice guidance. See
“Setting the voice guidance [Voice
Guide]” (☞ P.89) for the procedure.
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Charging the battery
Charging the battery by connecting to a PC’s USB connector
1
NOTE
Charging the battery
• Before charging the battery, insert the
rechargeable battery provided and set
[Battery] to [Ni-MH] (☞ P.9, P.10).
• Never attempt to charge an alkaline
battery, lithium battery or other
primary cell battery. Fluid leakage or
overheating may cause the recorder to
malfunction.
3 After making sure the voice
recorder is stopped, connect the
USB connector to a USB port on a
PC.
1 Start the PC.
2 Slide the USB connector slide
lever in the direction of the
arrow.
4 Press the `OK button to start
charging the battery.
• When [Battery] (☞ P.73) is set to
[Ni-MH], [Press OK to start charging]
appears on the display. Press the `OK
button while this message is blinking.
• The USB connector extends out. The
USB connector cover is stored inside
the voice recorder.
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Charging the battery
5 Charging has finished when the
battery indicator changes to [ ].
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Charging the battery
Charging time: About 3 hours*
* Approximate time needed to fully
charge a completely flat battery at
room temperature.
Battery charging time will depend on
the amount of remaining power and
the state of the battery.
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Charging the battery
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Charging the battery by connecting to an AC adapter with a USB connection
(model A514; optional)
Charging the battery
NOTE
• Before connecting the AC adapter,
select [AC Adapter] for the USB
connection setting (☞ P.91).
• Before charging the battery, insert the
rechargeable battery provided and set
[Battery] to [Ni-MH] (☞ P.9, P.10).
• Use only the Olympus USB connecting
AC adapter model provided (A514).
1 Connect the voice recorder to
the USB connector on the AC
adapter.
2 Connect the AC adapter to an AC
power outlet.
To an AC power
outlet
3 Press the `OK button to start
charging.
To USB connector of
AC adapter (model
A514)
• When [Battery] (☞ P.73) is set to
[Ni-MH], [Press OK to start charging]
appears on the display. Press the `OK
button while this message is blinking.
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Charging the battery
4 Charging is finished when
[Battery full] appears.
When charged with
the power turned off
When charged with
the power turned on
• The power of the PC must be ON to
charge the battery using the USB
connector.
You cannot charge the battery when
the power of the PC is OFF, or the PC
is in standby, sleep or auto power OFF
mode.
• Do not use a USB hub when charging
the battery by connecting to the PC.
• You cannot charge the battery if [ ]*1
or [ ]*2 is blinking. Charge the battery
in an ambient temperature of between 5
and 35°C (41 and 95°F).
*1[ ] Ambient temperature is too
low.
*2[ ] Ambient temperature is too
high
• If battery life has become noticeably
short on a full charge, replace the
battery with a new one.
• Insert the USB connector securely all
the way. Operation will not be normal if
the connection is not made properly.
• Use only a compatible Olympus USB
extension cable. Operation is not
guaranteed if another manufacturer’s
cable is used. Only use the Olympus
USB extension cable with the voice
recorder and never use if a product
from another manufacturer is used.
• To charge the battery with [USB
Settings] set to [Composite], set
[USB Connection] to [Optional]
before charging. When you select [AC
Adapter] for the [USB Connection]
you can charge the battery (☞ P.91).
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Charging the battery
Displayed when the battery
is fully charged
NOTE
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Batteries
Battery indicator
1
As the battery loses its remaining charge, the
battery indicator on the display changes as
follows:
Batteries
• [
] indicates there is little remaining
battery charge. Charge the battery or
replace it with a fresh one. When the
] and [Battery
battery has run out, [
low] appear, and operation stops.
Use of a rechargeable battery outside the
temperature ranges above may result in
drops in battery performance or life. When
not using the voice recorder for an extended
period, remove the rechargeable battery
before storage to prevent fluid leakage or
rust.
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Disposal
Always dispose rechargeable batteries in the
legally prescribed manner. Before disposing
rechargeable batteries that are not fully
discharged, take steps to prevent shorting
such as insulating their terminals with tape.
Rechargeable batteries
Read the information below carefully when
using a nickel-metal hydride rechargeable
battery (model BR404).
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Discharging
Rechargeable batteries discharge naturally
when not in use. Be sure to charge the
battery before use.
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Operating temperature
Rechargeable batteries are chemical-based
products. Their performance can vary
even when used within the recommended
operating temperature range. This variation
is normal.
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Recommended temperature
ranges
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When powering voice recorder: 0 to 42°C
(32 to 107.6°F)
When being charged: 5 to 35°C (41 to 95°F)
During long-term storage: -20 to 30°C (-4
to 86°F)
NOTE
• Due to the nature of nickel-metal
hydride rechargeable batteries, new
batteries and batteries not used for an
extended period (one month or more)
may not charge completely. The battery
should become fully charged after
charging and discharging the battery
up to three times.
• When buying rechargeable batteries,
always select model BR404 nickelmetal hydride rechargeable batteries.
Operation is not guaranteed if a battery
from another manufacturer is used.
• The continuous battery usage time of
a nickel-metal hydride rechargeable
battery that has been used repeatedly
will be reduced due to battery
degradation (☞ P.127).
Batteries
Battery precautions
Olympus has an agreement with the GRS
(Joint Battery Disposal Association) in
Germany to ensure environmentally-friendly
battery disposal.
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Batteries
• The voice recorder does not support
manganese batteries.
• Always turn power OFF before replacing
the battery. Files may be damaged if the
battery is removed while the voice recorder
is recording or performing an operation
such as erasing a file.
• If the batteries are removed from the
voice recorder, the [Time & Date] screen is
displayed automatically when the power
is turned on. See “Setting the time/
date [Time & Date]” (☞ P.74) for the
procedure.
• When not using the voice recorder for
an extended period, always remove the
battery before storage.
• When replacing the battery, use an AAA
alkaline dry cell battery or an Olympus
nickel-metal hydride rechargeable battery
(model BR404).
],
• Even if the battery indicator is [
playback with the built-in speaker at some
volumes may result in a drop in battery
output voltage, causing the voice recorder
to reset. Lower the volume in this case.
• The battery indicator may differ between
when the internal memory is used and
when a microSD card is used.
• The continuous battery usage time is
reduced when using a microSD card
(☞ P.127).
• The continuous battery usage time will
vary depending on the performance of the
battery in use (☞ P.127).
• The [Battery] screen appears automatically
after you have replaced the battery. You can
also use a menu operation to display this
screen and set the battery (☞ P.73).
For users in Germany
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Inserting/removing a microSD card
The voice recorder has its own internal memory, and also supports standard microSD cards
(microSD, microSDHC) sold separately.
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Inserting a microSD card
Inserting/removing a microSD card
1 While the voice recorder is in
stop mode, open the battery/
card cover.
3 Close the battery/card cover.
• The recording media selection screen
appears after a microSD card has been
inserted.
4 To record onto the microSD card,
press the + or – button and select
[Yes].
• The microSD card slot is inside the
battery/card cover.
2 Insert a microSD card, making sure
it is placed correctly as shown.
5 Press the `OK button to finalize
the setting.
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• You can also select the internal memory
as the recording media (☞ P.73).
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• Insert the microSD card straight,
avoiding crooked insertion.
• Inserting a microSD card the wrong
way or crookedly could damage its
contact surface or cause it to jam in
the slot.
• A microSD card not inserted fully (until
it clicks into place) might not record
data.
• The voice recorder may not be able to
recognize a microSD card formatted
(initialized) for a PC or other device.
Before using a microSD card, always
initialize it on the voice recorder
(☞ P.93).
Inserting/removing a microSD card
Removing a microSD card
2 Release the microSD card by
pressing it inward, then letting it
slowly return.
• The microSD card moves outward and
stops. Pull the microSD card out with
your fingertips.
• [Internal memory selected] is
displayed after removing a microSD
card if [Memory Select] was set to
[microSD card].
3 Close the battery/card cover.
NOTE
• MicroSD cards may pop out forcefully
on removal if you flick or release your
finger too quickly after pressing the
card in.
• Depending on the card’s manufacturer
and type, some microSD cards and
microSDHC cards may not be fully
compatible with the voice recorder and
not be recognized properly.
• For microSD card compatibility under
Olympus verification, please contact
our customer support at:
http://www.olympusamerica.com
(The Americas)
http://www.olympus-europa.com
(Europe, Oceania)
Note that our customer support will
provide information on microSD card
manufacturers and card types for which
Olympus has verified operation, but
will not guarantee it's performance.
Also note that some cards may
no longer be recognized correctly
by the voice recorder in case
card manufacturer changes card
specifications.
• Read the operating instructions
provided with the card when using a
microSD card.
• If a microSD card is not recognized by
the voice recorder, try removing and
reinserting the card to have the voice
recorder attempt recognition again.
• Processing speed may be low for
some microSD card types. Processing
performance may also be reduced by
writing or deleting data repeatedly
from a microSD card. In this case,
reinitialize the card (☞ P.93).
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Inserting/removing a microSD card
1 While the voice recorder is in
stop mode, open the battery/
card cover.
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Preventing accidental operation
1
Setting the voice recorder to HOLD mode maintains the current operation and disables button
operations. HOLD mode is a handy feature for preventing unintentional operation from
accidental button presses when the voice recorder is carried in a bag or pocket. It is also useful
for preventing the voice recorder being accidentally stopped during recording.
Preventing accidental operation
Setting HOLD mode
1 Slide the POWER/HOLD switch to
the [HOLD] position.
Releasing HOLD mode
1 Slide the POWER/HOLD switch to
position A shown below.
• [Hold] appears in the display, and the
recorder enters HOLD mode.
NOTE
• When any button is pressed during HOLD mode, [Hold] appears in the display for 2
seconds. No other operation is performed.
• Setting HOLD mode during voice recorder playback (or recording) continues the playback
(or recording) operation and prevents any other operation from being performed. (The
voice recorder stops when playback ends or when recording ends because, for example,
there is no remaining memory space.)
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Turning the power OFF
Existing data, mode settings and the clock setting are saved when the power is turned off.
1 Slide the POWER/HOLD switch in
the direction of the arrow for at
least half a second.
Power Save mode
1
Turning the power OFF
When the voice recorder has been
stopped for at least 10 minutes (default
setting) after power ON, the display
disappears and the voice recorder
automatically enters power save mode
(☞ P.73).
• Pressing any button releases power
save mode.
• The playback stop position at power
OFF is stored in memory.
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• Turning the power OFF whenever the
voice recorder is not in use minimizes
battery consumption.
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[Home] screen operations
Selecting the mode
1
In addition to its recording function, the voice recorder also provides music player functions.
Choose the application you want by selecting one of the voice recorder’s modes.
[Home] screen operations
1 While the voice recorder is in
stop mode, press the F1 (HOME)
button to display the [Home]
screen.
2 Press the 9 or 0 button to
select the desired mode.
When [Recorder] is selected:
The voice recorder enters
[Recorder] mode. Audio
can be recorded with the
built-in microphone.
Files recorded with the
built-in microphone
can also be played back
(☞ P.27, P.39).
When [Music] is selected:
The voice recorder enters
[Music] mode. In this
mode you can play music
files transferred to the
voice recorder (☞ P.39).
When [Calendar Search] is selected:
3 Press the `OK button.
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The voice recorder enters
[Calendar Search] mode.
In this mode you can
search for files by
specifying the recording
date (☞ P.51).
Selecting folders and files
You can select a different folder while the voice recorder is in stopped or playing a file. See
“Transferring files to a PC” (☞ P.108) for a description of the voice recorder’s hierarchical
folder structure.
[Home] screen
Folders for voice recordings
File list display
File display
* Each folder can store up to 200 files.
Selecting folders and files
Folder list
display*
1
Folders for music playback
When [Music]
mode is selected
Folder list
display*
File list display
File display
* Each folder can store up to 200 files.
Forward: `OK button
Each press on the `OK button opens
the currently selected folder or file in the
list, moving forward to the next (lower)
level in the folder hierarchy. When a list
is displayed, you can perform the same
function by pressing the 9 button.
Back: LIST button
Each press on the LIST button moves back
to the previous (higher) level in the folder
hierarchy. When a list is displayed, you can
perform the same function by pressing
the 0 button.
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• When navigating through a folder
hierarchy, you can press and hold the
LIST button to return to the file display.
+ or – button
Used to select a folder or file.
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Selecting folders and files
1
Selecting folders and files
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[Home] screen
Used to select the voice recorder mode
(☞ P.22).
List display
Displays the folders and files recorded in
the voice recorder.
Pressing the F2 (FOLDER) button changes
the display to the list display of the next
folder.
File display
Displays the information of the selected file.
Attaching the tripod adapter (TR2)
Use this adapter when fixing the voice recorder to a tripod. It changes the diameter of the hole
at the back of the voice recorder to 1/4 inch.
Handling precautions for the adapter
When operating the voice recorder while it is
fixed to a tripod, operate it while holding the
voice recorder. If a button is strongly pressed
when the voice recorder is not being held,
the voice recorder may be damaged.
2 Turn the screw of the adapter
with your fingers to fix the
adapter to the voice recorder.
Loosen
1
Attaching the tripod adapter (TR2)
1 Attach the adapter to the
attachment mounting hole at the
back of the voice recorder.
If the fixing screw of the tripod and the
adapter cannot be detached, detach the
part shown in the figure using an M10 size
spanner or other tool.
Tighten
NOTE
• Do not use a spanner or other tool to
strongly tighten when attaching the
adapter to the voice recorder. The voice
recorder may be damaged.
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Attaching the tripod adapter (TR2)
NOTE
1
Attaching the tripod adapter (TR2)
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• Do not strongly tighten when attaching
the adapter to the voice recorder.
Damage may result.
• Do not attach other than a dedicated
attachment. The voice recorder may be
damaged.
• When attaching a tripod, turn the
screw of the tripod and not the voice
recorder.
• Remove a dedicated attachment before
opening the battery/card cover.
Recording
Recording
The voice recorder has five folders ([&] to [*]) in which recorded files can be saved. These
folders provide a handy way to sort recordings into separate categories (such as business and
leisure).
2
1 Press the 9 or 0 button
in the [Home] screen and select
[Recorder] (☞ P.22).
Recording
Basic recording procedure
5 Point the built-in microphone
in the direction of the sound to
record.
2 Press the `OK button.
3 Press the + or – button to select
the folder to save the recording in.
• Each new voice recording file is saved
in the selected folder.
6 Press the 9 or 0 button to
adjust the recording level.
4 Press the REC ( s) button to
prepare for recording.
b
a
b Recording level
a Level meter (changes according to
recording volume and recording
function setting)
• The recording indicator light blinks.
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Recording
NOTE
2
Sound files recorded with the voice
recorder are automatically given a file
name in the format below.
Recording
• Adjust the recording level so that
it does not exceed the peak of
the level meter while checking
the meter. If the peak of the level
meter is exceeded, the PEAK
indicator light will light and the
recorded audio may be distorted.
181001_0001.MP3
1
7 Press the REC ( s) button to start
recording.
c
d
c Elapsed recording time
d Remaining possible recording time
• The recording indicator light lights.
• If you record simple recording content
at the beginning, it will be convenient
for searching later using the [Intro
Play] function (only for LS-P4 model)
(☞ P.72).
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1Date recorded
Indicates the year, month and day the
recording was made.
2File number
Appended file numbers are
consecutive regardless of whether the
recording media has been switched.
3Extension
A file extension indicating the
recording format the file was recorded
in by the voice recorder.
• Linear PCM format: “.WAV”
• FLAC* format: “.FLAC“
• MP3 format: “.MP3”
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* LS-P4 model only
8 Press the STOP ( 4) button when
you want to stop recording.
e File length
2
• [Rec Mode] must be set with the voice
recorder stopped (☞ P.61).
• Pressing the REC (s) button starts
recording even in [Music] or [Calendar
Search] mode. So you will be able
to respond quickly in the event of a
sudden recording opportunity. The
recorded file will be saved to [Folder A].
Recording
NOTE
Recording linear PCM format files of over
2 GB
When recording a linear PCM format file,
recording will continue even after the file size
exceeds 2 GB.
• The data is divided and saved in separate
files of up to 2 GB. The files are processed
as multiple files during playback.
• After recording 200 files which exceed 2GB
recording stops.
2
Recording
• To prevent the beginning of the
recording being cut off, start recording
after the recording indicator light has
lit or mode indicator has appeared in
the display.
• When the remaining possible recording
time is 60 seconds, the LED indicator
light starts flashing. It flashes more
rapidly as the remaining time decreases
(at the 30- and 10-second points).
• When [Folder full] appears, no more
recording can be done. To record more,
you will need to select a different folder
or delete unneeded files (☞ P.52).
• If [Memory full] appears, the voice
recorder has no more available
memory space. You will need to
delete unneeded files to record more
(☞ P.52).
• When using a microSD card in the voice
recorder, be sure the desired recording
media setting ([Internal memory]
or [microSD card]) has been selected
(☞ P.73).
• Processing performance may
be reduced when data has been
repeatedly written to or deleted from
the recording media. Please initialize
the recording media in this case
(☞ P.93).
Recording FLAC format files
• FLAC format adopts “variable bit rate”
that changes the bitrate of a file, so the
remaining recordable time indication
may differ from the actual recordable
time. Confirm that the remaining memory
capacity is sufficient before recording.
• Recording a FLAC format file is not
possible when connected with a
Bluetooth® device. If you connect a
Bluetooth® device to this recorder and
start recording when [FLAC] is set for
[Rec Mode], the [Rec Mode] setting
automatically changes to [PCM].
LS-P4 model only
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Recording
Pausing/resuming recording
2
1 Press the REC ( s) button during
recording.
Recording
• Recording pauses, and the blinking
message [75 PAUSE] appears in the
display.
• Recording is stopped automatically
after being paused for at least 60
minutes.
2 Press the REC ( s) button again
while recording is paused.
• Recording resumes from the position it
was paused at.
Recording settings
Various recording settings are available,
letting you tailor recording to different
recording conditions.
[Rec Level]
(☞ P.60)
Sets the recording level.
[Limiter]
(☞ P.61)
Sets the correction method
according to the sound input
during recording.
[Rec Mode]
(☞ P.61)
Sets the recording sound quality.
[Zoom Mic]
(☞ P.62)
Sets the built-in stereo
microphone’s directivity.
Reduces humming sounds
[Low Cut Filter]
from equipment such as
(☞ P.63)
air‑conditioners or projectors.
[Mic Select]*
(☞ P.63)
Selects whether or not the builtin center microphone is to be
turned on or off.
[VCVA]
(☞ P.64)
Sets the trigger level for voiceactivated recording (VCVA).
[V-Sync. Rec]
(☞ P.65)
Sets the trigger level for voicesynchronized recording.
[Rec Scene]
(☞ P.32)
Used to select one of multiple
preregistered templates of
recording settings. When
selected, each template enters
several settings tailored to a
particular recording location
or condition all in a single
operation.
Quickly checking a recording
1 Press the `OK button during
recording.
• Recording ends, and the file just
recorded is played.
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*LS-P4 model only
Recording
Monitoring while recording
You can monitor the recording as you are
making it by listening on the earphones
plugged into the voice recorder’s earphone
jack ( ). Use the + or – button to adjust the
recording monitor volume.
1 Connect the earphones to the
voice recorder’s earphone jack
( ).
Recording
• The earphones are optional.
2
To earphone jack
• Changing the volume will not affect
the recording level.
NOTE
• To avoid unpleasantly loud sound, set
the volume to [00] before plugging in
the earphone.
• To prevent feedback, do not place the
earphone near the microphone while
recording.
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Selecting the automatic recording setting [Rec Scene]
Changing the recording scene
2
The voice recorder has preregistered templates of optimum settings tailored to various
recording applications such as lectures and dictation. When selecting one of these templates
you can enter several settings recommended for your recording application all in a single
operation.
Selecting the automatic recording setting [Rec Scene]
[Lecture]
Suitable for recording with the microphone pointed in a specific
direction such as at a large venue where the speaker is far away.
[Conference]
Suitable for recording conferences in a large space and other sounds
over a wide area.
[Meeting]
Suitable for recording meetings held in a small space and other sounds
that are fairly close.
[Dictation]
Suitable for recording your own voice and other sounds that are
extremely close.
[NoisySituation]*
Suitable for recording your own voice and other sounds that are
extremely close while reducing surrounding noise.
[Music]
Suitable for recording realistic audio with exceptional clarity such as live
recording of a musical instrument performance or out in the open air.
[DNS]
Suitable for Speech Recognition Software.
*LS-P4 model only
1 While the voice recorder is in stop
mode, press and hold the MENU/
SCENE button.
2 Press the + or – button to
select the desired recording
application.
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• Press the 9 button to display
the settings of the selected
template. Press the 0 button to
return to the [Rec Scene] screen.
Selecting the automatic recording setting [Rec Scene]
3 Press the `OK button to finalize
the setting.
4 Press the STOP ( 4) button to exit
the selection screen.
• Press and hold the STOP ( 4) button
when the recorder is stopped to check
setting indicators meanings.
NOTE
• Other functions of [Rec Menu] are
disabled when [Rec Scene] is set. The
[Rec Scene] setting automatically
changes to [OFF] when a function of
[Rec Menu] is set.
Preregistered [Rec Scene] settings
[Lecture]
[Rec Level]
[Auto]
[Rec Mode]
[MP3 128 kbps]
[Zoom Mic]
[Off]
[Low Cut Filter]
[On]
[Mic Select]*
[Central Mic Off]
[VCVA]
[Off]
[V-Sync. Rec]
[Off]
[Meeting]
[Rec Level]
[Middle]
[Rec Mode]
[MP3 128 kbps]
[Zoom Mic]
[Off]
[Low Cut Filter]
[Off]
[Mic Select]*
[Central Mic Off]
[VCVA]
[Off]
[V-Sync. Rec]
[Off]
[Dictation]
[Rec Level]
[Low]
[Rec Mode]
[MP3 128 kbps]
[Zoom Mic]
[Off]
[Low Cut Filter]
[On]
[Mic Select]*
[Central Mic Off]
[Rec Level]
[High]
[VCVA]
[Off]
[Rec Mode]
[MP3 128 kbps]
[V-Sync. Rec]
[Off]
[Zoom Mic]
[+6]
[Low Cut Filter]
[On]
[Mic Select]*
[Central Mic Off]
[VCVA]
[Off]
[V-Sync. Rec]
[Off]
2
Selecting the automatic recording setting [Rec Scene]
Rec Scene
[Conference]
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Selecting the automatic recording setting [Rec Scene]
[NoisySituation]*
2
[Low]
[Rec Mode]
[MP3 64 kbps mono]
(sampling frequency
16 kHz)
[Zoom Mic]
[Off]
Selecting the automatic recording setting [Rec Scene]
[Low Cut Filter]
[On]
[Mic Select]*
[Central Mic Off]
[VCVA]
[Off]
[V-Sync. Rec]
[Off]
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• For recording when [NoisySituation]*
is set, point the built-in microphone
on the top left or top right of the voice
recorder toward the speaker and place
it in an upright position as close as
approximately 3 cm from the speaker’s
mouth.
[Music]
[Rec Level]
[Low]
[Rec Mode]
[PCM 44.1 kHz/16 bit]
[Zoom Mic]
[Off]
[Low Cut Filter]
[Off]
[Mic Select]*
[Central Mic On]
[VCVA]
[Off]
[V-Sync. Rec]
[Off]
[DNS]
[Rec Level]
[Low]
[Rec Mode]
[MP3 128 kbps]
[Zoom Mic]
[Off]
[Low Cut Filter]
[Off]
[Mic Select]*
[Central Mic Off]
[VCVA]
[Off]
[V-Sync. Rec]
[Off]
*LS-P4 model only
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[Rec Level]
• When [NoisySituation]* is set, the
noise reduction function is enabled
while recording.
*LS-P4 model only
Overdubbing
Selecting a file for overdubbing
You can overdub a file while listening to its playback sound. The overdubbed file is saved with a
different name. This function is useful for composing music or practicing musical instruments.
2 Select a file to be overdubbed
(☞ P.23).
LS-P4 model only
The following is required for using the
[OVER DUB] function.
• Select a file recorded in the [PCM
44.1kHz/16bit] or [PCM 44.1kHz
mono] (.wav) format for overdubbing
(☞ P.23, P.39).
• Set [PCM 44.1kHz/16bit] or [PCM
44.1kHz mono] for [Rec Mode]
beforehand (☞ P.61).
1 Connect the earphones to the
voice recorder’s earphone jack
( ).
3 Press the F2 (OVER DUB) button
in stop mode.
Overdubbing
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• Playback starts from the beginning of
the file simultaneously with start of
overdubbing.
• The playback sound is output from the
earphones.
4 Press the STOP ( 4) button when
you want to stop recording.
To earphone jack
• Overdubbing is ended when the
playback is finished.
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Overdubbing
NOTE
2
Overdubbing
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• The [OVER DUB] function is not
possible when the following functions
are set.
• [While recording] (☞ P.77)
• [VCVA] (☞ P.64)
• [V-Sync. Rec] (☞ P.65)
• [Bluetooth]* (☞ P.75)
*LS-P4 model only
Recording with an external microphone
You can record audio input using an external microphone or other device connected to the
voice recorder’s microphone jack ( ). Do not plug or unplug devices into/from voice recorder
jacks while recording.
1 Connect an external microphone
to the voice recorder’s
microphone jack ( ).
2 Start recording.
• Microphones with plug-in power
supplies can be used.
• When [Rec Mode] is set to stereo,
recording with an external mono
microphone records on the left channel
only (☞ P.61).
• When [Rec Mode] is set to mono,
only the input from the left channel
microphone is recorded when using an
external stereo microphone (☞ P.61).
2
Recording with an external microphone
To microphone
jack
NOTE
• See “Recording” (☞ P.27) for
descriptions of recording operations.
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• See “Accessories (optional)”
(☞ P.117) for the compatible external
microphones.
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Recording from another connected device
Recording audio from another
device with this recorder
2
Recording from another connected device
Audio can be recorded when you have
connected the audio output terminal
(earphone jack) of another device and the
microphone jack ( ) of the recorder by using
the connecting cord KA333 (optional) for
duplication.
Recording audio from this recorder
with another device
Audio from this recorder can be recorded
to another device by connecting the audio
input terminal (microphone jack) of the
other device and the earphones jack of this
recorder using the connecting cord KA333
(optional).
To audio output terminal
of other device
To earphone jack
To microphone jack
To audio input terminal of
other device
NOTE
• When recording from a connected
external device, perform a test
recording and adjust the output level
of the connected device as needed.
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NOTE
• Adjusting playback sound quality
settings on the voice recorder affects
the audio output signals output from
the earphones jack (☞ P.67 to P.69).
Playback
Playback
In addition to files recorded by the voice recorder, you can also play WAV, FLAC (LS-P4 model
only) or MP3 format files transferred from a PC.
Basic playback procedure
3 Press the + or – button to adjust
the volume to the desired level.
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• Files are saved in the locations
below.
Files recorded with the built-in
microphone:
[Recorder] folders (folders & to
*)
Music files transferred from a PC:
[Music] folder
• The volume can be adjusted to a
setting between [00] to [30]. The
higher the number, the louder the
volume.
• If the volume is set too loud, a warning
screen may appear.
2 Press the `OK button to start
playback.
4 Press the STOP ( 4) button to stop
playback.
a
b
c
a Folder indicator / File name
b Elapsed playback time / File length
c Playback position bar indicator
3
Playback
1 Select the file to play from the
folder containing it (☞ P.23).
• The file being played stops right away.
The resume function automatically
stores the playback stop position in
memory. The position is retained even
if the power is turned off. The next
time the power is turned on, playback
can be resumed from the stop position
stored in the memory.
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Playback
Fast-forwarding
Rewinding
3
Playback
Fast-forwarding while the voice
recorder is in stop mode
1 With the voice recorder stopped,
press and hold the 9 button.
• Fast-forwarding stops when you
release the 9 button. Press the
`OK button to start playback from the
current position.
Fast-forwarding during playback
1 Press and hold the 9 button
during playback.
• Playback starts from the current
position when you release the 9
button.
• If an index mark or temp mark in the
file is reached, fast-forwarding stops at
the mark (☞ P.48).
• Fast-forwarding stops when the end
of the file is reached. Press and hold
the 9 button again to fast-forward
from the beginning of the next file.
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Rewinding while the voice recorder is
in stop mode
1 With the voice recorder stopped,
press and hold the 0 button.
• Rewinding stops when you release the
0 button. Press the `OK button
to start playback from the current
position.
Rewinding during playback
1 Press and hold the 0 button
during playback.
• Playback starts from the current
position when you release the 0
button.
• If an index mark or temp mark in the
file is reached, rewinding stops at the
mark (☞ P.48).
• Rewinding stops when the beginning
of the file is reached. Press and hold
the 0 button again to rewind from
the end of the previous file.
Playback
Skipping to the beginning of a file
• If an index mark or temp mark
is reached when skipping to the
beginning of a file during playback,
playback starts from the position of the
mark. When skipping to the beginning
of a file while the voice recorder is
in stop mode, the mark is ignored
(☞ P.48).
• If a setting other than [File Skip]
is set for [Skip Space], playback
starts after the set amount of time
has been skipped backwards or
forwards. Playback does not skip to the
beginning of the file.
3
Playback
Skipping to the beginning of the
next file
NOTE
1 Press the 9 button while the
voice recorder is in stop mode, or
during playback.
Skipping to the beginning of the
current file
1 Press the 0 button while the
voice recorder is in stop mode, or
during playback.
Skipping to the beginning of the
previous file
1 Press the 0 button when
the playback position is the
beginning of the file.
• To skip to the beginning of the
previous file during playback, press the
0 button twice consecutively.
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Playback
Playback settings
You can select various file playback methods
tailored to different applications and tastes.
3
Playback
[Voice Playback]*1
(☞ P.67)
Only plays voice portions of a
recorded audio file.
[Noise Cancel]*1
(☞ P.67)
A setting that makes recorded
voices more discernable when
muffled by projector noise or
similar sounds.
[Voice Balancer]*1
(☞ P.68)
Compensates low-volume
portions of recorded audio
files during playback.
[Play Mode]
(☞ P.68)
Selecting from among three
playback modes.
[Equalizer]*2
(☞ P.69)
Adjusts the quality of sound as
desired.
[Skip Space]
(☞ P.70)
A handy function for quickly
moving the playback position,
and playing short segments
repeatedly.
*1Function active only in [Recorder] mode.
*2Function active only in [Music] mode.
Playback through the earphones
You can connect the earphones to the voice
recorder’s earphone jack ( ) and listen to
playback through them.
• The earphones are optional.
1 Connect the earphones to the
voice recorder’s earphone jack
( ).
To earphone jack
2 Press the `OK button to start
playback.
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• There will be no sound from the
speaker when the earphones are
connected.
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Playback
NOTE
• To avoid unpleasantly loud sound, set
the volume to [00] before plugging in
the earphone.
• Avoid excessive volume when listening
to playback through the earphones.
It may cause hearing damage or loss.
• If the volume is set too loud, a warning
screen may appear.
Music files
If a music file transferred to the voice recorder
is unplayable, check that its sampling rate,
bit count and bit rate values are within the
supported ranges. The sampling rate, bit
count and bit rate combinations supported
for music file playback by the voice recorder
are shown below.
Sampling rate
Bit count/
bit rate
WAV format,
FLAC* format
44.1 kHz,
48.0 kHz,
88.2 kHz,
96.0 kHz
16 bits,
24 bits
MP3 format
MPEG 1 Layer 3:
32 kHz,
44.1 kHz,
48 kHz
MPEG 2 Layer 3:
16 kHz,
22.05 kHz,
24 kHz
8 to 320 kbps
Playback
File format
3
*LS-P4 model only
• MP3 files with variable bit rates (bit rates
converted variably in a single file) may not
play normally.
• Linear PCM-format WAV files are the
only WAV files the voice recorder can
play. Playback of other WAV files is not
supported.
• Even if the file formats is compatible for
playback on this recorder, the recorder does
not support every encoder.
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Changing the playback speed
Changing the playback speed is handy for speeding up conference presentations, or for slowing
down parts difficult to discern when learning a language.
1 Press the `OK button during
playback.
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2 Press the + or – button.
NOTE
3
Changing the playback speed
• Altered playback speed settings are
retained even after power OFF.
• Changing the playback speed will make
the battery deplete more quickly.
• The playback speed can be adjusted
between [x0.5 Play] and [x3.5 Play] in
0.1 increments.
• The playback speed increases when
the + button is pressed, and decreases
when the – button is pressed.
• To return to the normal playback
speed, set the setting to [x1.0 Play].
3 Press the `OK button to finalize
the setting.
Playback speed
indicator
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• When changing the playback speed,
playback operations such as stopping
playback, skipping to the beginning of
a file, and writing index marks/temp
marks are the same as during standard
playback.
Fast playback restrictions
Depending on their sampling frequency and
bit rate, some files may not play normally.
In this case, you will need to reduce the
playback speed.
ABC repeat playback
The voice recorder has a function with which you can repeat the playback of a portion
(segment) of the file being played. In addition to the A-B repeat function available from
previous models, the segment to repeat can be changed during repeat playback.
ABC repeat playback
1 Select a file for ABC repeat
playback, and start playback.
1Select the starting point for repeat
playback (A) during playback.
2 When the ending point (B) is selected,
repeat playback starts.
3 When the starting point for repeat
playback (A) is canceled during repeat
playback, the ending point of the segment
(B) becomes the new starting point and
playback continues.
4 When the ending point (C) is selected,
repeat playback starts again.
5 These steps can be repeated to re-specify
a new segment to be played back
repeatedly up to the end of the file.
3
ABC repeat playback
2 Press the F1 (SET A) button when
playback reaches the desired
start position for ABC repeat
playback.
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• You can change the playback
speed (☞ P.44), and fast-forward/
rewind (☞ P.40) when the [B]
indicator is blinking.
• If playback reaches the end of
the file when the [B] indicator
is blinking, the end of the file
is treated as the segment end
position, and repeat playback
starts.
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ABC repeat playback
3 Press the F1 (SET B) button again
when playback reaches the
desired end position for ABC
repeat playback.
• Segment A-B is canceled. [ ]
becomes the new start position, and
playback continues.
• You can change the playback speed
(☞ P.44), and fast-forward/rewind
(☞ P.40).
5 Press the F1 (SET C) button at the
desired end position for ABC
repeat playback.
3
ABC repeat playback
• Segment A-B is set, and ABC repeat
playback starts.
Stopping ABC repeat playback:
☞ Go to Step ]
Specifying new starting/ending
points:
☞ Go to Step [
Specifying new starting/ending
points
4 Press the F1 (CANCEL A) button
during ABC repeat playback.
• Segment B-C is set, and ABC repeat
playback starts.
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• You can repeat Steps [ and “
as needed to change the repeat
segment as desired.
6 Press the STOP ( 4) button.
• Playback stops. The playback segment
specified for this function is retained.
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ABC repeat playback
NOTE
• You cannot change the end position
of a repeat playback segment to a
position before the start position.
• You cannot write index marks or temp
marks during ABC repeat playback
(☞ P.48).
Canceling ABC repeat playback
1 Press the F2 (CNCL ABC) button.
3
ABC repeat playback
• If pressed when ABC repeat playback is
stopped, cancels ABC repeat playback.
• If pressed during ABC repeat playback,
cancels the playback segment setting
for the function, and continues
standard playback.
NOTE
• If you change the file or switch to
different display screen, ABC repeat
playback is canceled.
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Index marks/temp marks
Writing an index mark or temp mark in a file enables you to quickly access desired position in
the file with the same operations used for fast-forwarding, rewinding or skipping to the start of
a file. You can write index marks in files created with this recorder. For files created with devices
other than Olympus voice recorders and files in which index marks cannot be written, you can
write temp marks in a file being played, for temporarily remembering desired positions.
Writing an index mark/temp mark
3
Index marks/temp marks
1 When the desired position has
been reached press the F2 (INDEX)
button to write an index mark or
temp mark.
NOTE
• Temp marks are temporary
markings. They are automatically
erased when you select a different
file, transfer the file to a PC, or
move the file on a PC.
• If files created with this recorder
are played on a PC, index marks
may become unable to be written
in the files.
• You can write up to 99 (16*1) index
marks/temp marks in a single file.
The message [Further marking
not possible] appears if you
attempt to write more than 99
(16*1) marks.
• You cannot write or erase index
marks/temp marks in files that
have been locked by the file lock
function (☞ P.57).
• You cannot write index marks in
FLAC*2 format files.
*1LS-P1 model only
*2LS-P4 model only
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Index marks/temp marks
Erasing an index mark/temp mark
Erasing all index marks at once
1 Select a file that contains index
mark/temp mark you want to
erase and start playback.
You can erase all index marks in a file at once.
2 Use the 9 or 0 button to
select the index mark/temp mark
you want to erase.
1 Select a file that contains index/
temp marks you want to erase
(☞ P.23).
LS-P4 model only
3 When the number of the index
mark/temp mark to erase is being
shown (for about 2 seconds)
in the display, press the ERASE
button.
• Any subsequent index marks/temp
marks in the file are automatically
renumbered.
Index marks/temp marks
2 When the file display screen
appears, press the ERASE button
while the voice recorder is in stop
mode.
3
• The voice recorder returns to the
stopped mode if no operation is
performed for 8 seconds.
3 Press the + or – button to select
[Indexes in a file].
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Index marks/temp marks
4 Press the `OK button.
3
5 Press the + button to select
[Start].
Index marks/temp marks
6 Press the `OK button.
• [Erasing!] appears in the display, and
the erasing process starts. [Erased]
appears when the process has
finished.
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Calendar Search function
You can search for voice files by specifying a recording date. If you have forgotten in which
folder a file has been saved, with this feature you can access it quickly by entering its recording
date.
• Dates on which files were saved are
underlined.
NOTE
• You can only search for files saved in
[Recorder] folder.
1 While the voice recorder is in stop
mode, press the F1 (HOME) button
to display the [Home] screen.
2 Press the 9 or 0 button to
select [Calendar Search].
• Press the STOP ( 4) button to cancel
the setting and return to the [Home]
screen.
5 Press the `OK button.
3
Calendar Search function
9, 0 button:
Move to the previous/next date. Press
and hold to skip to the next date on
which a file was recorded.
+, – button:
Move to the previous/next week.
F1, F2 button:
Move to the previous/next month.
3 Press the `OK button.
4 Press the +, –, 9 or 0
button to select the desired date.
a
6 Press the + or – button to select
the desired file.
b
7 Press the `OK button to start
playback.
c
d
a Number of files saved (recorded) on
selected date
b Date file was recorded
c Selected date
d Today’s date
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Erasing files/folders
This section describes how to erase a single unneeded file from a folder, erase all the files in the
current folder at once, or erase a selected folder.
Erasing files
3
1 Select the file you want to erase
(☞ P.23).
4 Press the `OK button.
Erasing files/folders
2 When the file display screen
appears, press the ERASE button
while the voice recorder is in stop
mode.
5 Press the + button to select
[Start].
• The voice recorder returns to the
stopped mode if no operation is
performed for 8 seconds.
3 Press the + or – button to select
[All in folder] or [One file].
[All in folder]:
Erases all the files saved in the same
folder as the selected file.
[One file]:
Erases only the selected file.
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6 Press the `OK button.
• [Erasing!] appears in the display, and
the erasing process starts. [Erased]
appears when the process has
finished.
Erasing files/folders
Erasing a folder
1 Select the folder you want to
erase (☞ P.23).
2 In the folder display screen, press
the ERASE button while the voice
recorder is in stop mode.
3 Press the + button to select
[Start].
4 Press the `OK button.
• [Erasing!] appears in the display, and
the erasing process starts. [Erased]
appears when the process has
finished.
• Files cannot be restored after being
erased, so please check carefully before
erasing a file.
• When there is a microSD in the voice
recorder, be sure to check whether the
recording media being erased is on the
[Internal memory] or [microSD card]
(☞ P.73).
• Locked files and read-only files cannot
be erased (☞ P.57).
• The voice recorder’s default [Recorder]
folders ([FolderA] to [FolderE]) and
[Music] folder cannot be erased.
• [Music] folder subfolders other than
the [Music] can be erased.
• Files unrecognizable to the voice
recorder will not be erased, nor will
folders containing these files. The voice
recorder must be connected to a PC to
erase these files and folders.
• Before erasing a file or folder, charge or
replace the battery to ensure it will not
run out before the process has finished.
Erasing processes can take over 10
seconds to complete. To prevent the
risk of damage to data, never attempt
to perform any of the following
processes before an erasing process
has finished :
• Disconnecting the AC adapter
• Removing the battery
• Removing the microSD card (if the
recording media has been set to
[microSD card]).
3
Erasing files/folders
• The voice recorder returns to the
stopped mode if no operation is
performed for 8 seconds.
NOTE
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Menu
Setting menu items
Basic operation
Menu items are arranged by tabs, with which you can quickly set desired items by selecting a
tab and then moving to the desired item within the tab. Follow the steps below to set a menu
item.
4
Setting menu items
1 During recording/playback or
while the voice recorder is in stop
mode, press the MENU/SCENE
button.
TIP
• Some menus contain items that
can be set during recording/
playback (☞ P.56).
2 Press the + or – button to select
the tab containing the item you
want to set.
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• Moving the cursor from one tab to
another switches the displayed menu
screen.
3 Press the `OK button to move
the cursor to the desired setting
item.
• You can also use the 9 button to
perform this operation.
4 Press the + or – button to select
the desired setting item.
Setting menu items
Basic operation
5 Press the `OK button.
6 Press the + or – button to change
the setting.
• When the menu screen is displayed
during recording or playback, press
the MENU/SCENE button to return to
the previous screen without ending
recording/playback.
NOTE
7 Press the `OK button to finalize
the setting.
• A message indicating the setting has
been entered appears.
• You can cancel the setting and return
to the previous screen by pressing
the 0 button instead of the `OK
button.
4
Setting menu items
• The setting of the selected item is
displayed.
• You can also use the 9 button to
perform this operation.
8 Press the STOP ( 4) button to exit
the menu screen.
• For menu settings done while the voice
recorder is in stop mode, the voice
recorder exits the menu and returns to
the stopped mode if no operation is
performed for 3 minutes. The selected
setting item is not changed in this case.
• For menu settings done during
recording/playback, the voice recorder
exits the menu if no operation is
performed for 8 seconds.
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Setting menu items
Basic operation
44Menu items that can be set
during recording
4
•Rec Level
•Zoom Mic
•Low Cut Filter
•VCVA
•Backlight
•LED
Setting menu items
44Menu items that can be set
during Playback
•Property
•Noise Cancel*1
•Voice Balancer*1
•Play Mode
•Equalizer*2
•Skip Space
•Backlight
•LED
*1 Function active only in [Recorder] mode.
*2 Function active only in [Music] mode.
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File menu [File Menu]
Extracting the speaking portions of
files of spoken-word content
[Voice Detect]
The function extracts the speech portions
of a voice file or a file being recorded by the
voice recorder.
See “Extracting speaking portions of files
of spoken-word content [Voice Detect]”
(☞ P.77) for more information.
With the file lock feature you can lock
important files to prevent them being
accidentally erased. Once locked, a file is not
erased even if the operation for erasing all the
files in its folder is performed (☞ P.52).
1 Select the file you want to lock
(☞ P.23).
[Lock]:
File is locked.
[Unlock]:
File lock is canceled.
You can change the playback order of the
files in a folder.
1 Press the + or – button to select
[File name], [Date ascending] or
[Date descending].
[File name]:
Automatically sorts the files by file
name.
[Date ascending]:
Automatically sorts the files by date
(recording time/date) from oldest to
newest files.
[Date descending]:
Automatically sorts the files by date
(recording time/date) from newest to
oldest files.
2 Press the + or – button to select
[Recorder] or [Music].
4
File menu [File Menu]
Preventing accidental file erasure
[File Lock]
Sorting files [Sort by]
[Recorder]:
Sorts all the files in the [Recorder]
folder.
[Music]:
Sorts all the files in the [Music] folder.
NOTE
• When [File name] is selected, files
are listed in order of file name
based on the first 20 characters of
each name.
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File menu [File Menu]
Moving/copying files [Move/Copy]
Files saved in the internal memory or on a
microSD card can be moved or copied within
memory.
See “Moving/copying files [Move/Copy]”
(☞ P.79) for the procedure.
4
Dividing files [File Divide]
File menu [File Menu]
Large files or files with long recording times
can be divided for easier management and
editing.
See “Dividing a file [File Divide]” (☞ P.82)
for the procedure.
Trimming a file [Trimming]
A file can be trimmed down to just the
required portion and then re-saved.
See “Trimming a file [Trimming]” (☞ P.86)
for the procedure.
LS-P4 model only
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Increase the overall volume level until the
highest volume level of the recorded file
becomes the no clipping (no distortion)
threshold value and then save as a new file.
LS-P4 model only
1 Press the + button to select
[Start].
TIP
• The file is given the name “File name_1”
after editing.
Partially erasing files [Partial Erase]
You can erase unneeded parts of a file.
See “Partially erasing files [Partial Erase]”
(☞ P.84) for the procedure.
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Increasing the overall volume level
of a file [Normalize]
NOTE
• Only PCM or MP3 format files recorded
on the voice recorder can be edited.
• The normalize effect may not be
achieved for files such as the following.
• Files originally recorded at a high
volume level.
• Files in which sudden loud sounds
are recorded.
• Files containing a large variation of
volume levels.
File menu [File Menu]
Fading in/out audio at the
beginning/end of a file [Fade in/out]
LS-P4 model only
Displaying file or folder
information [Property]
You can display the information of a file or
folder from a menu screen.
1 Press the + or – button to switch
the screen.
• Information is displayed for the items
[Name], [File] (the number of files) and
[Folder] (the number of folders).
• The [Folder] item is not displayed in
[Recorder] mode.
• Displayed numbers of files do not
include files in formats that are
unrecognizable to the voice recorder.
4
File menu [File Menu]
You can apply fade in/out effect to the
beginning/end of a file for approximately
1 second respectively and save the file as
another file.
See “Fading in/out audio at the beginning/
end of a file [Fade in/out]” (☞ P.88) for the
procedure.
Folder information
File information
1 Press the + or – button to switch
the screen.
• Information is displayed for the items
[Name], [Date], [Size], [Bit Rate]*1,
[Artist]*2 and [Album]*2.
*1If you selected a linear PCM or FLAC
(LS-P4 model only) format file, the
[Bit Rate] item displays the sampling
frequency and bit count.
*2If the file has no tag information,
[UNKNOWN_ARTIST] and
[UNKNOWN_ALBUM] are displayed.
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Recording menu [Rec Menu]
Selecting the recording level
[Rec Level]
You can change the recording level
(sensitivity) as needed for your recording
application.
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Recording menu [Rec Menu]
[High]:
The highest recording sensitivity. Suited
to recording lectures, large conferences
and other applications with distant or
quiet sound sources.
[Middle]:
Suited to recording discussions and
small-group meetings.
[Low]:
The lowest recording sensitivity. Suited
to recording dictation.
[Manual]:
Lets you set the recording sensitivity
manually, to any of 30 levels.
[Auto]:
The recording level always
automatically changes according to the
volume of the input sound. Suited to
recording all sounds.
TIP
• To record the speaker’s voice clearly, set
[Rec Level] to [Low], and place the voice
recorder’s built-in microphone near the
speaker’s mouth (5 to10 cm away).
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NOTE
• When [Rec Level] is set to other
than [Manual], the recording level is
adjusted automatically but noise may
be generated if an excessively loud
sound is input.
• The [Rec Scene] setting automatically
changes to [OFF] when [Rec Level]
is set.
Adjusting the recording level
1 Adjust the recording level by
pressing the 9 or 0 button
during recording or when
recording is paused.
• Increasing the [Rec Level] number
increases the recording level and
extends the level meter indicator
position.
NOTE
• If [OV] is displayed, the recorded audio
will be distorted. Adjust the recording
level so that [OV] is not displayed.
• [Rec Level] cannot be set during
recording when [Rec Scene] is set.
Recording menu [Rec Menu]
Reducing clipping [Limiter]
Automatically reduce clipping caused by
the input of excessively loud sounds during
recording.
You can prioritize sound quality or recording
time. Select the recording mode that best
matches your recording application.
1 Press the + or – button to select
the recording format.
[PCM]:
This is an uncompressed audio format
which is used for music CDs etc.
[FLAC]*:
This is a losslessly compressed audio
format. File size in this format is smaller
than in the PCM format.
[MP3]:
This is a common lossy compressed
audio format. File size in this format is
the smallest.
*LS-P4 model only
NOTE
• This function is only available
when [Rec Level] is set to [Manual]
(☞ P.60).
• If the sound input is too loud, noise
may occur even if you set to [Music] or
[Voice]. Also, in certain cases the PEAK
indicator light, which indicates loud
input, may not lit. To ensure successful
recording, we recommend that you
test the record function and volume
before use.
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Recording menu [Rec Menu]
[Music]:
Select this setting for clarity of sound
volume. This setting is suitable for
music recordings.
[Voice]:
Select this setting to equalize the sound
volume. The sound can be recorded at
a predetermined volume to produce
equalized recordings. This setting is
suitable for voice recordings.
[Off]:
Use this position when adjusting
the input levels without using the
correction function.
Setting the recording mode
[Rec Mode]
2 Press the + or – button to select
the recording rate.
[96.0kHz/24bit]
[PCM] [FLAC]*1
[88.2kHz/24bit]
[PCM] [FLAC]*1
[48.0kHz/24bit]*1
[PCM] [FLAC]*1
[48.0kHz/16bit]
[PCM] [FLAC]*1
[44.1kHz/24bit]
[PCM] [FLAC]*1
[44.1kHz/16bit]
[PCM] [FLAC]*1
*1
[44.1kHz mono]*2
[PCM] [FLAC]*1
[320kbps]
[MP3]
[128kbps]
[MP3]
[64kbps mono]*2
[MP3]
*1 LS-P4 model only
*2 Mono recording
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Recording menu [Rec Menu]
TIP
• Sound quality increases as the
recording rate value increases.
• Setting a higher recording rate
increases file size. Check that you have
enough remaining memory before
recording.
• To record conferences and presentations
clearly, it is recommended to set [Rec
Mode] to other than [mono].
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Recording menu [Rec Menu]
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NOTE
• When [Rec Mode] is set to stereo,
recording with a connected mono
microphone records on the left channel
only.
• The [Rec Scene] setting automatically
changes to [OFF] when [Rec Mode]
is set.
• Seconds of the remaining recordable
time is not displayed when [FLAC]*
is set.
• If you connect a Bluetooth® device to
this recorder and start recording when
[FLAC]* is set, the [Rec Mode] setting
automatically changes to [PCM].
*LS-P4 model only
Selecting microphone directivity
[Zoom Mic]
The voice recorder’s built-in stereo
microphone provides directivity ranging from
broad-coverage stereo recording to highly
directional recording.
1 Press the + or – button to adjust
the built-in stereo microphone’s
directivity.
• The + button increases directivity.
• The – button enables recordings with
broader-coverage stereo.
• Reducing directivity and broadening
the sound pickup range gives
recordings more of a stereo effect.
• The setting can be adjusted to between
[–3] and [+6].
Recording menu [Rec Menu]
Reducing noise during recording
[Low Cut Filter]
Zoom Mic function
High
directivity
The voice recorder’s low cut filter function
lets you make recordings that reduce
humming sounds from air-conditioners or
low-frequency sounds from equipment such
as projectors.
Low
directivity
Narrow sound
pickup range
Broad sound
pickup range
• The [Zoom Mic] function has been set
so as to optimize its performance when
it is used with the voice recorder’s builtin stereo microphone. Note that normal
recording may no longer be possible
when using a separately purchased
microphone or when recording from
another device using a connecting
cord.
• Using the [Zoom Mic] function will
make the battery deplete more quickly.
• The [Rec Scene] setting automatically
changes to [OFF] when [Zoom Mic] is
set. [Zoom Mic] cannot be set during
recording when [Rec Scene] is set.
NOTE
• The [Rec Scene] setting automatically
changes to [OFF] when [Low Cut
Filter] is set. [Low Cut Filter] cannot
be set during recording when [Rec
Scene] is set.
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Recording menu [Rec Menu]
NOTE
[On]:
Turns the low cut filter On.
[Off]:
Turns the low cut filter Off.
Selecting the three microphones
system [Mic Select]
You can select whether or not the built-in
center microphone is to be turned on or off.
LS-P4 model only
[Central Mic On]:
Enables the built-in center microphone
to record in three-microphone mode.
[Central Mic Off]:
Disables the built-in center microphone
to record with just the built-in stereo
microphone.
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Recording menu [Rec Menu]
NOTE
• The [Rec Scene] setting automatically
changes to [OFF] when [Mic Select]
is set.
Voice-activated recording function
[VCVA]
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Recording menu [Rec Menu]
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The voice-activated recording function
(VCVA) automatically starts recording when
a sound louder than a preset voice activation
level is detected, and automatically pauses
recording when the sound volume level
falls. Use this function to automatically omit
unneeded quiet segments when recording
(such as long silences during conferences),
saving memory.
[On]:
Turns VCVA On. You can adjust the voice
activation level used for VCVA.
[Off]:
Turns VCVA Off. Restores standard
recording.
Adjusting the voice activation level for
voice-activated recording
1 Press the REC ( s) button to start
recording.
• Recording pauses automatically
about 1 second after the input
sound becomes quieter than the set
activation sensitivity.
The blinking message [Standby]
appears in the display. The recording
indicator light becomes lit when
recording is activated and flashes
when recording is paused.
2 Press the 9 or 0 button to
adjust the voice activation level.
a
b
a Voice activation level (moves left/
right to match set level)
b Level meter (changes in proportion
to recording sound volume)
• The setting can be adjusted to
between [01] and [23].
Recording menu [Rec Menu]
TIP
NOTE
• The following settings automatically
change to [OFF] when [VCVA] is set.
[VCVA] cannot be set during recording
when any of the following settings
is set.
• [Rec Scene] (☞ P.32)
• [OVER DUB]* (☞ P.35)
• [While recording] (☞ P.77)
• [V-Sync. Rec] (☞ P.65)
*LS-P4 model only
Voice sync recording function
[V-Sync. Rec]
The voice sync recording function
automatically starts recording when a sound
louder than a preset voice sync recording
level (detection level) is detected, and
automatically stops recording when the
sound volume level decreases. When copying
music from another device connected to the
voice recorder, use the voice sync recording
function to detect the silent intervals
between music tracks and save each track as
a separate file.
[1 sec.], [2 sec.], [3 sec.], [5 sec.]:
Set the detection time. The voice
recorder enters standby mode when
the input (recording level) is below the
preset level for at least the set detection
time.
[Off]:
Recording is done normally.
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Recording menu [Rec Menu]
• Increasing the setting number
increases the VCVA activation
sensitivity, enabling quieter sounds to
activate the start of recording.
• Adjust the VCVA voice activation level
to suit the recording conditions (to
cope with high levels of surrounding
noise or the like).
• To avoid recording mistake, it’s
recommended to perform a test
recording beforehand to adjust the
voice activation level.
• To change the recording level
(☞ P.60) during VCVA recording in
[Manual], press the F1 button. The
voice recorder changes to recording
level adjustment mode. Press the
F1 button again to return to voice
activation level adjustment mode.
Adjusting the voice sync level for voice sync
recording
1 Press the REC ( s) button to
prepare for recording.
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Recording menu [Rec Menu]
2 Press the 9 or 0 button to
adjust the voice sync level.
Voice sync level (moves left/right to
match set level)
4
Recording menu [Rec Menu]
• The voice synch level can be adjusted
to a setting between [01] and [23].
• Increasing the setting number increases
the activation sensitivity, enabling
quieter sounds to activate the start of
recording.
TIP
• To change the recording level
(☞ P.60) during voice sync
level adjustment in [Manual],
press the F1 button. The voice
recorder changes to recording
level adjustment mode. Press the
F1 button again to return to voice
sync level adjustment mode.
3 Press the REC ( s) button again.
• The blinking message [Standby]
appears in the display, and the
recording indicator light blinks.
• Recording starts automatically if the
input is louder than the voice sync
level.
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TIP
• The voice recorder automatically ends
recording and returns to recording
standby mode when the input sound
has been below the voice sync level
for at least the set detection time.
Each time the voice recorder enters
standby mode, the current file is closed.
Recording continues in a new file the
next time sound is detected.
• Press the STOP ( 4) button to end a
voice sync recording session.
NOTE
• The following settings automatically
change to [OFF] when [V-Sync. Rec]
is set.
• [Rec Scene] (☞ P.32)
• [OVER DUB]* ( ☞ P.35)
• [While recording] (☞ P.77)
• [VCVA] (☞ P.64)
*LS-P4 model only
Playback menu [Play Menu]
Skipping non-voice portions during
playback [Voice Playback]
Reducing noise during playback
[Noise Cancel]
With the [Voice Playback] function you can
only play the speaking portions of a recorded
file of spoken-word content.
Use the [Noise Cancel] function to reduce
noise when a recorded voice is difficult to
discern.
NOTE
[On]:
Automatically skips the non-voice
portions of the file and plays only the
speaking portions.
[Off]:
The voice playback function is disabled.
NOTE
• [Noise Cancel] is only enabled in
[Recorder] mode.
• Using the [Noise Cancel] function will
make the battery deplete more quickly.
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Playback menu [Play Menu]
• The speaking portions of the file must
be extracted beforehand (☞ P.77).
• The [Voice Playback] function is only
enabled in [Recorder] mode.
[High][Low]:
Reduces surrounding noise, producing
higher sound-quality playback.
[Off]:
The noise reduction function is
disabled.
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Playback menu [Play Menu]
Adjusting low volume portions
during playback [Voice Balancer]
Cuts low- and high-frequency components
and compensates low-volume portions
during playback.
Use it to make quiet parts of conversations or
other recorded audio louder and clearer.
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Playback menu [Play Menu]
[On]:
Adjusts low-volume portions of audio
files during playback, making them
louder.
[Off]:
The voice balancer function is disabled.
NOTE
• [Voice Balancer] is only enabled in
[Recorder] mode.
• Using the [Voice Balancer] function
will make the battery deplete more
quickly.
Selecting playback modes
[Play Mode]
Several playback modes are available for
different listening styles.
1 Press the + or – button to select
[Recorder] or [Music].
When [Recorder] was selected
2 Press the + or – button to select
[File] or [Folder].
[File]:
Stops playback after the current file
has been played.
[Folder]:
Plays all the files in the current folder
consecutively, stopping playback after
the last file in the folder is played.
When [Music] was selected
2 Press the + or – button to select
[Playback Range], [Repeat] or
[Random].
[Playback Range]:
Lets you specify a range of files for
playback.
[Repeat]:
Repeatedly plays the files in the set
range.
[Random]:
Plays the files in the set range at
random.
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Playback menu [Play Menu]
3 Press the + or – button to select a
setting.
NOTE
• When [Playback Range] is set to [File],
[End] blinks in the display for 2 seconds
after the last file in the folder has been
played, then playback stops at the start
position of the last file.
• When [Playback Range] is set to
[Folder], [End] blinks in the display for
2 seconds after the last file in the folder
has been played, then playback stops
at the start position of the first file in
the folder.
• When [Playback Range] is set to [All],
after the last file in the current folder
has been played, the first file in the
next folder is being played. When
playback reaches the end of the last file
in the voice recorder, [End] blinks in the
display for 2 seconds, then playback
stops at the start position of the first file
in the voice recorder.
The voice recorder’s equalizer settings can
be changed to change music sound quality
as desired.
When [User] was selected
1 Press the 9 button.
2 Press the 9 or 0 button to
select a frequency band.
• You can set different levels for the
[60 Hz], [250 Hz], [1 kHz], [4 kHz] and
[12 kHz] frequency bands.
3 Press the + or – button to set a
level.
• Levels can be set to values between
[–6] and [+6], in 1 dB increments.
• Increasing a level setting emphasizes
the corresponding frequency band.
• To change another frequency band,
repeat Steps 2 and 3 .
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Playback menu [Play Menu]
When [Playback Range] was selected:
[File], [Folder], [All]:
Specify the range of files for playback.
When [Repeat] or [Random] was
selected:
[On]:
The files in the specified playback
range are played repeatedly or at
random.
[Off]:
Cancels repeat playback and random
playback.
Changing music sound quality
[Equalizer]
NOTE
• [Equalizer] function is only enabled in
[Music] mode.
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Playback menu [Play Menu]
Setting a skip space
[Skip Space]
The [Skip Space] function lets you skip
a preset amount forward (forward skip)
or backward (reverse skip) in a file during
playback. It is handy for quickly moving the
playback position, or for repeated playback of
a short segment.
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Playback menu [Play Menu]
1 Press the + or – button to select
[Forward Skip] or [Reverse Skip].
[Forward Skip]:
Starts playback after moving the
playback position forward by the set
amount.
[Reverse Skip]:
Starts playback after moving the
playback position backward by the set
amount.
2 Press the + or – button to select a
setting.
When [Forward Skip] was selected:
[File Skip], [10 sec. Skip], [30 sec. Skip],
[1 min. Skip], [5 min. Skip], [10 min.
Skip]
When [Reverse Skip] was selected:
[File Skip], [1 sec. Skip] to [3 sec. Skip],
[5 sec. Skip], [10 sec. Skip], [30 sec.
Skip], [1 min. Skip], [5 min. Skip]
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NOTE
• Forward/reverse skip operations over a
skip space that contains an index mark/
temp mark or the starting position of a
file will stop at that mark or at the start
position.
Forward/reverse skip playback
1 Press the `OK button to start
playback.
2 Press the 9 or 0 button
during playback.
• Playback starts after skipping forward
or backward by the set amount.
LCD/Sound menu [LCD/Sound Menu]
Setting the backlight [Backlight]
The display backlights are switched on for
a preset amount of time when a button
operation is performed.
[5 sec.], [10 sec.], [30 sec.], [1 min.]:
Set the amount of time that the
backlight stays lit.
[Off]:
Disables the backlight.
You can adjust the contrast of the display to
12 different levels.
• The setting can be adjusted to between
[01] to [12].
Setting the LED indicator light
[LED]
You can set the LED indicator light to not
become lit.
[On]:
LED indicator light is switched on.
[Off]:
LED indicator light stays off.
The voice recorder makes beeping sounds
when buttons are pressed, or to warn in case
of operation errors. You can select whether
the voice recorder makes these beeping
sounds.
[On]:
Enables beeping sounds.
[Off]:
Disables beeping sounds.
Changing the display language
[Language]
You can select the language used in the voice
recorder’s displays.
• [Čeština] , [Dansk], [Deutsch],
[English], [Español], [Français],
[Italiano], [Nederlands], [Polski],
[Русский], [Svenska], [繁體中⽂].
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LCD/Sound menu [LCD/Sound Menu]
Adjusting the contrast [Contrast]
Turning beeping sound on/off
[Beep]
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• The language selections vary
depending on where the voice recorder
was purchased.
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• Even if you set the [LED] setting to
[Off], the LED indicator light will
flash while files are being transferred
between the voice recorder and a PC.
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LCD/Sound menu [LCD/Sound Menu]
Setting the voice guidance
[Voice Guide]
This feature gives voice announcements of
recorder operating conditions.
See “Setting the voice guidance [Voice
Guide]” (☞ P.89) for the procedure.
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LS-P4 model only
LCD/Sound menu [LCD/Sound Menu]
Playing the beginning of files
automatically [Intro Play]
Each time you select a file in the file list
screen, the voice recorder can automatically
play a few seconds of the beginning of the
file. This function is convenient for searching
for a file because it allows you to check the
content of files.
LS-P4 model only
[3 sec.], [5 sec.], [10 sec.]:
Each time you select a file, the
beginning part will be played
automatically.
[Off]:
Turns [Intro Play] off.
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Selecting the speaker output
[Speaker]
You can set the built-in speaker to be On or
Off when the earphones are not connected.
When set to [Off], sound will not be output
from the speaker even if the earphones are
accidentally disconnected. Use this setting to
prevent possible embarrassment on public
transport.
[On]:
The voice recorder’s playback sound is
output from the earphones when the
earphones are connected, or from the
built-in speaker when the earphones
are not connected.
[Off]:
The voice recorder’s playback sound is
not output from the built-in speaker
even if the earphones are disconnected.
Device menu [Device Menu]
Selecting the recording media
[Memory Select]
If a microSD card is inserted into the voice
recorder, you can select whether to use
the internal memory or the microSD card
(☞ P.18).
Setting power save mode
[Power Save]
The voice recorder automatically enters
power save mode if the voice recorder is
stopped for a set amount of time after it
is turned on. Pressing any button releases
power save mode.
Set the battery type to match the battery you
are using.
[Ni-MH]:
Select this setting when using an
Olympus Ni-MH rechargeable battery
(model BR404).
[Alkaline]:
Select this setting when using an
alkaline dry cell battery.
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Device menu [Device Menu]
[Internal memory]:
Uses on the internal memory on the
voice recorder.
[microSD card]:
Uses on the microSD card.
Setting the battery in use
[Battery]
[5 min.], [10 min.], [30 min.], [1 hr.]:
Select the desired amount of time.
[Off]:
Disables power save mode. Note that
leaving the voice recorder On will
quickly deplete the battery.
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Device menu [Device Menu]
Setting the time/date
[Time & Date]
If you set the date and time, you will be
able to check when a file was recorded in
the information for each file accessed from
[Property] of the menu.
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1 Press the 9 or 0 button to
select the desired setting item.
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• When setting the hour or minute,
each time you press the F2 button the
display changes between the AM/PM
and 24-hour clock formats.
Example: 10:38 PM
10:38 PM
(default format)
22:38
Device menu [Device Menu]
• When setting the year, month or date,
each time you press the F2 button
the display order used for the date
changes.
Example: March 24, 2018
3M 24D 2018Y
(default format)
2 Press the + or – button to change
the number.
24D 3M 2018Y
2018Y 3M 24D
NOTE
• To change the setting of another item,
press the 9 or 0 button to move
the blinking cursor, then press the + or
– button to change the number.
3 Press the `OK button to finalize
the setting.
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• If the batteries are removed from the
voice recorder, the [Time & Date]
screen is displayed automatically when
the power is turned on.
• Even if the voice recorder is not used
for a long period of time, when the
battery is used up, the date and time
must be re-entered.
Device menu [Device Menu]
Connecting a Bluetooth® device
[Bluetooth]
This function is compatible with Bluetooth®
Ver. 2.1+EDR and allows you to connect the
voice recorder to a device that is compatible
with the same standard.
See “Before using the Bluetooth® function”
(☞ P.95) for details.
LS-P4 model only
The [PC] setting lets you connect the voice
recorder to a PC to transfer files. The [AC
Adapter] setting lets you connect the voice
recorder to a USB-connection AC adapter
(model A514; optional) or a PC to charge the
rechargeable battery. You can change the
USB class setting as required by different USB
applications.
See “Setting the USB connection [USB
Settings]” (☞ P.91) for the procedure.
The [Reset Settings] function restores all
the voice recorder’s functions to their initial
(factory default) settings. Time setting and file
number will remain the same.
1 Press the + button to select
[Start].
Rec Menu:
Rec Level: Manual
Limiter: Music
Rec Mode: PCM: 44.1kHz/16bit
Zoom Mic: Off
Low Cut Filter: Off
Mic Select*3: Central Mic On
VCVA: Off
V-Sync. Rec: Off
Rec Scene: Off
Play Menu:
Voice Playback*1: Off
Noise Cancel*1: Off
Voice Balancer*1: Off
Play Mode:
Recorder:
Playback Range / File
Music:
Playback Range / Folder
Repeat / Off
Random / Off
Equalizer*2: Off
Skip Space:
Forward Skip: File Skip
Reverse Skip: File Skip
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Device menu [Device Menu]
Setting the USB connection
[USB Settings]
Restoring the default settings
[Reset Settings]
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Device menu [Device Menu]
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Device menu [Device Menu]
LCD/Sound Menu:
Backlight: 10 sec.
Contrast: Level 06
LED: On
Beep: On
Language: English
Voice Guide*3:
On/Off: On
Speed: 3
Volume: 3
Intro Play*3: Off
Speaker: On
Device Menu:
Memory Select: Internal memory
Power Save: 10 min.
Battery: Ni-MH
USB Settings:
USB Connection: PC
USB Class: Storage Class
*1Function active only in [Recorder]
mode.
*2Function active only in [Music] mode.
*3LS-P4 model only
Formatting a recording media
[Format]
Formatting a recording media erases all
existing files saved on it. Be sure to transfer all
important files to a PC before formatting.
See “Formatting recording media [Format]”
(☞ P.93) for the procedure.
Checking recording media
information [Memory Info.]
You can display the capacity and remaining
memory space of the recording media from a
menu screen.
NOTE
• Some recording media memory
capacity is used as a management
area, so the actual usable capacity
will always be slightly less than the
displayed capacity.
Checking voice recorder
information [System Info.]
You can display voice recorder information
from a menu screen.
• The voice recorder’s [Model], [Version]
(system version) and [Serial No.]
information is displayed.
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Extracting the speaking portions of files
of spoken-word content [Voice Detect]
The function extracts the speech portions of a voice file or a file being recorded by the voice
recorder.
NOTE
• The [Voice Detect] function can only
be used in [Recorder] mode.
• To extract the speech portion from
saved files, select a folder from [&] to
[*] in the [Recorder] folder beforehand.
2 Press the `OK button to move
the cursor into the list of setting
items.
3 Press the `OK button.
4 Press the + or - button to select
[Select a file] or [While recording].
[Select a file]:
Select a file for which you want to
extract the speech portion.
[While recording]:
Extract the speech portion while
recording.
When [Select a file] is selected
1 Press the + or – button to select the
desired file in which you want to
detect voice.
2 Press the `OK button.
• The progress of the operation is shown
as a percentage in the display.
• [Voice Detection completed] appears
when the process has finished.
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Extracting the speaking portions of files of spoken-word content [Voice Detect]
1 Press the MENU/SCENE button
while the voice recorder is in stop
mode.
5 Press the `OK button to move to
the respective setting.
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Extracting the speaking portions of files
of spoken-word content [Voice Detect]
When [While recording] is selected
1 Press the + or – button to select [On]
or [Off].
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Extracting the speaking portions of files of spoken-word content [Voice Detect]
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[On]:
Extract the speech portion while
recording.
[Off]:
Restores standard recording.
2 Press the `OK button.
• [Setting fixed] appears when the
process has finished.
6 Press the STOP ( 4) button to exit
the menu screen.
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• When the voice detection process
has finished, the [Voice Playback]
item in the [Play Menu] is set to [On]
(☞ P.67).
NOTE
• The message [No file] appears if you
select a folder that doesn’t contain
a saved file. You must select a folder
containing a file before you can
perform the process.
• The voice recorder may not be able to
properly extract non-silent portions
from files of non-spoken word
content such as recorded musical
performances.
• The voice recorder may not be able
to properly extract speaking portions
when they were low in volume when
recorded (level meter readout of -12 dB
or less), or due to surrounding noise.
• The time needed for the extraction
process will increase in proportion to
the size of the recorded file. Before
starting extraction, it’s recommended
to charge or replace the battery to
ensure it will not run out before the
process has finished.
• Using the [While recording] function
will make the battery deplete more
quickly.
• [While recording] function is only
available when [Rec Mode] is set to
[MP3] (☞ P.61).
• The following functions are disabled
when using the [While recording]
function:
• [Rec Scene] (☞ P.32)
• [OVER DUB]* (☞ P.35)
• [VCVA] (☞ P.64)
• [V-Sync. Rec] (☞ P.65)
*LS-P4 model only
Moving/copying files [Move/Copy]
Files saved in the internal memory or on a microSD card can be moved or copied within
memory.
1 Before performing the move/
copy operation, first select the
folder containing the file you
want to move or copy (☞ P.23).
2 Press the MENU/SCENE button
while the voice recorder is in stop
mode.
4 Press the + or – button to select
[Move/Copy].
5 Press the `OK button.
6 Press the + or – button to select
the desired file movement/
copying method.
[Move to memory]:
Moves one or more files saved in the
internal memory or inserted microSD
card to a different folder in the internal
memory.
7 Press the `OK button.
8 Press the + or – button to select
the number of files to move or
copy.
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Moving/copying files [Move/Copy]
3 Press the `OK button to move
the cursor into the list of setting
items.
[Copy to memory]:
Copies one or more files saved in the
internal memory or inserted microSD
card to a different folder in the internal
memory.
[Move to microSD]:
Moves one or more files saved in the
internal memory or inserted microSD
card to a different folder in the
microSD card.
[Copy to microSD]:
Copies one or more files saved in the
internal memory or inserted microSD
card to a different folder in the
microSD card.
[One file]:
Selects only the specified file.
[Selected files]:
Selects multiple files.
[All files]:
Selects all the files in the folder.
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Moving/copying files [Move/Copy]
9 Press the `OK button to continue
to the next setting.
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2 Repeat Step 1 to select all the files
you want to move or copy, then
press the F2 button.
Moving/copying files [Move/Copy]
When [One file] was selected
When [All files] was selected
1 Press the + or – button to select the
file to move or copy, then press the
`OK button.
All the files in the current folder are
selected automatically, and the display
switches to the [Destination] screen.
10 Press the +, –, 9 or 0
button to select the folder to
move or copy the files to.
When [Selected files] was selected
1 Press the + or – button to select a
file to move or copy, then press the
`OK button.
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• Files cannot be moved or copied
directly within the [Recorder]
folder. Press the 9 or 0
button to select a folder from & to
* folder in the [Recorder] folder.
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• You can deselect a previously
selected file by selecting it and
pressing the `OK button again.
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Moving/copying files [Move/Copy]
11 Press the F2 button.
• The progress of the operation is shown
as a percentage in the display.
• [File move completed] or [File copy
completed] appears when the process
has finished.
• Locked files (☞ P.57) remain locked
after being moved or copied.
NOTE
• Files cannot be copied if there is
insufficient remaining memory.
• Files cannot be moved or copied if
there are over 200 files.
• To prevent the risk of data damage,
never remove the battery while moving
or copying a file.
• Files cannot be moved or copied within
the same folder.
• When a file moving or copying process
is canceled before completion, the files
that completed the process will have
been moved or copied, and process is
canceled for the other files.
Moving/copying files [Move/Copy]
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Dividing files [File Divide]
Large files or files with long recording times can be divided for easier management and editing.
NOTE
• Only PCM or MP3 format files recorded
on the voice recorder can be divided.
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1 Before performing the file
dividing operation, first select
the file you want to divide
(☞ P.23).
Dividing files [File Divide]
2 Press the MENU/SCENE button
while the voice recorder is in stop
mode.
7 Press the F2 button at the desired
division point.
8 Press the + button to select
[Start].
3 Press the `OK button to move
the cursor into the list of setting
items.
4 Press the + or – button to select
[File Divide].
9 Press the `OK button.
5 Press the `OK button.
6 Press the `OK button and play
the file to the desired division
point (☞ P.39).
• You can change the playback speed
(☞ P.44), and fast-forward/rewind
(☞ P.40).
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• Writing an index mark/temp mark
at the division point beforehand is
handy (☞ P.48).
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• [Dividing!] appears in the display, and
the file dividing process starts.
[File divide completed] appears when
the process has finished.
10 Press the STOP ( 4) button to exit
the menu screen.
Dividing files [File Divide]
TIP
• After dividing a file, the first half of the
file is given the name “File name_1”
and the second half “File name_2”.
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Dividing files [File Divide]
• [File Divide] can be performed only
when the file list is displayed.
• Files cannot be divided if there are 200
files in the folder.
• Locked files (☞ P.57) cannot be
divided.
• It may not be possible to divide some
MP3 or PCM files with extremely short
recording times.
• To prevent the risk of data damage,
never remove the battery while
dividing a file.
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Partially erasing files [Partial Erase]
You can erase unneeded parts of a file.
NOTE
• Only PCM-format file recorded on the
voice recorder can be erased.
7 Press the F2 button at the partial
erase start position.
1 Before performing the file erasing
operation, first select the file you
want to erase (☞ P.23).
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Partially erasing files [Partial Erase]
2 Press the MENU/SCENE button
while the voice recorder is in stop
mode.
3 Press the `OK button to move
the cursor into the list of setting
items.
4 Press the + or – button to select
[Partial Erase].
5 Press the `OK button.
6 Press the `OK button to play the
file to the desired erasing point
(☞ P.39).
• You can change the playback speed
(☞ P.44), and fast-forward/rewind
(☞ P.40).
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• Playback continues while [Start]
position is set and as with usual
playback, changing the playback
speed and fast-forward/rewind can
be performed and you can quickly
advance to the [End] position.
• When the end of the file is reached
while the [End] position is not set,
that position becomes the end
position of erase.
• Writing an index mark/temp mark
at the start point and end point
beforehand is handy (☞ P.48).
8 Press the F2 button again at the
position where you want to end
partial erase.
Partially erasing files [Partial Erase]
9 Press the + button to select
[Start].
10 Press the `OK button.
11 Press the STOP ( 4) button to exit
the menu screen.
• Files cannot be restored after being
erased, so please check carefully before
erasing a file.
• Locked files and read-only files cannot
be erased (☞ P.57).
• Before erasing a file or folder, charge or
replace the battery to ensure it will not
run out before the process has finished.
Erasing processes can take over 10
seconds to complete. To prevent the
risk of damage to data, never attempt
to perform any of the following
processes before an erasing process
has finished:
• Disconnecting the AC adapter
• Removing the battery
• Removing the microSD card (if the
recording media has been set to
[microSD card]).
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Partially erasing files [Partial Erase]
• [Partial erasing!] appears in the
display, and the file erasing process
starts.
[Partial erase completed] appears
when the process has finished.
NOTE
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Trimming a file [Trimming]
A file can be trimmed down to just the required portion and then re-saved.
LS-P4 model only
NOTE
7 Press the F2 button at the
position where you want to start
trimming.
• Only PCM-format file recorded on the
voice recorder can be trimmed.
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Trimming a file [Trimming]
1 Before performing the file
trimming operation, first
select the file you want to trim
(☞ P.23).
2 Press the MENU/SCENE button
while the voice recorder is in stop
mode.
3 Press the `OK button to move
the cursor into the list of setting
items.
4 Press the + or – button to select
[Trimming].
5 Press the `OK button.
6 Press the `OK button to play the
file to the desired trimming point
(☞ P.39).
• You can change the playback speed
(☞ P.44), and fast-forward/rewind
(☞ P.40).
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• Playback continues while [Start]
position is set and as with usual
playback, changing the playback
speed and fast-forward/rewind can
be performed and you can quickly
advance to the [End] position.
• When the end of the file is reached
while the [End] position is not set,
that position becomes the end
position of trimming.
• Writing an index mark/temp mark
at the start point and end point
beforehand is handy (☞ P.48).
8 Press the F2 button again at the
position where you want to end
trimming.
Trimming a file [Trimming]
9 Press the + button to select
[Start].
10 Press the `OK button.
11 Press the STOP ( 4) button to exit
the menu screen.
• If a file has an extremely short
recording time, it may not be trimmed
even if it is a PCM file.
• Locked files and read-only files cannot
be trimmed (☞ P.57).
• Before trimming a file, charge or
replace the battery to ensure it will not
run out before the process has finished.
Trimming processes can take over 10
seconds to complete. To prevent the
risk of damage to data, never attempt
to perform any of the following
processes before a trimming process
has finished:
• Disconnecting the AC adapter
• Removing the battery
• Removing the microSD card (if the
recording media has been set to
[microSD card]).
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Trimming a file [Trimming]
• [Trimming!] appears in the display,
and the file trimming process starts.
[Trimming completed] appears when
the process has finished.
NOTE
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Fading in/out audio at the beginning/end of a
file [Fade in/out]
You can apply fade in/out effect to the beginning/end of a file for approximately 1 second
respectively and save the file as another file.
LS-P4 model only
7 Press the `OK button.
NOTE
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Fading in/out audio at the beginning/end of a file [Fade in/out]
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• Only PCM format files recorded with this
recorder can be faded in/out.
1 Select a file you want to apply
fade in/out effect to (☞ P.23).
2 Press the MENU/SCENE button
while the voice recorder is in stop
mode.
3 Press the `OK button to move
the cursor into the list of setting
items.
4 Press the + or – button to select
[Fade in/out].
5 Press the `OK button.
6 Press the + button to select
[Start].
• [Fading in/out!] is displayed on the
screen, and the audio is faded in and
out.
The process is finished when [Faded
in/out] is displayed.
8 Press the STOP ( 4) button to exit
the menu screen.
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• The file is given the name “File name_1”
after fade in/out effect is applied.
Setting the voice guidance [Voice Guide]
This feature gives voice announcements of recorder operating conditions. You can set voice
announcement On/Off, speed and volume.
LS-P4 model only
1 Press the MENU/SCENE button
while the voice recorder is in stop
mode.
2 Press the + or – button to select
the [LCD/Sound] tab.
7 Press the `OK button to move to
the respective setting.
When [On/Off] was selected
1 Press the + or – button to select [On]
or [Off].
4
4 Press the + or – button to select
[Voice Guide].
5 Press the `OK button.
6 Press the + or – button to select
[On/Off], [Speed] or [Volume].
[On]:
Voice guidance will be enabled.
[Off]:
Voice guidance will be canceled.
2 Press the `OK button to exit the
selection screen.
When [Speed] was selected
1 Press the + or – button to select the
voice speed.
[On/Off]:
Switches voice guidance On/Off.
[Speed]:
Sets the voice guidance speed.
[Volume]:
Sets the voice guidance volume.
Setting the voice guidance [Voice Guide]
3 Press the `OK button to move
the cursor into the list of setting
items.
[Speed1] to [Speed5]:
The greater the number, the faster the
speed.
2 Press the `OK button to exit the
selection screen.
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Setting the voice guidance [Voice Guide]
When [Volume] was selected
1 Press the + or – button to select the
voice volume.
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Setting the voice guidance [Voice Guide]
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[Volume1] to [Volume5]:
The greater the number, the louder the
beep sound.
2 Press the `OK button to exit the
selection screen.
8 Press the STOP ( 4) button to exit
the menu screen.
NOTE
• During playback of a file, the [Speed]
setting of [Voice Guide] is disabled.
Setting the USB connection [USB Settings]
The [PC] setting lets you connect the voice recorder to a PC to transfer files. The [AC Adapter]
setting lets you connect the voice recorder to a USB-connection AC adapter (model A514;
optional) or a PC to charge the rechargeable battery. You can change the USB class setting as
required by different USB applications.
1 Press the MENU/SCENE button
while the voice recorder is in stop
mode.
2 Press the + or – button to select
the [Device Menu] tab.
4 Press the + or – button to select
[USB Settings].
5 Press the `OK button.
6 Press the + or – button to select
[USB Connection] or [USB Class].
When [USB Connection] was selected
☞ Go to Step \
When [USB Class] was selected
☞ Go to Step Å
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• If the voice recorder is not
recognized by the PC as an
external memory device, select
[Storage Class] for [USB Class].
• If [AC Adapter] is selected for
[USB Connection], the voice
recorder will not be recognized if
connected to a PC.
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Setting the USB connection [USB Settings]
3 Press the `OK button to move
the cursor into the list of setting
items.
7 Press the `OK button.
[USB Connection]:
Used to set connection to a PC.
[USB Class]:
Used to set the USB class.
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Setting the USB connection [USB Settings]
When [USB Connection] was selected
8 Press the + or – button to select a
setting.
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Setting the USB connection [USB Settings]
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[PC]:
Select to connect the voice recorder
to a PC. The voice recorder will be
connected as a storage or composite
device.
[AC Adapter]:
Select to charge the rechargeable
battery from a PC, or to connect
the voice recorder to an AC adapter
(model A514; optional).
[Optional]:
Select to confirm the connection
method whenever making a USB
connection.
9 Press the `OK button, and go to
Step Î.
When [USB Class] was selected
10 Press the + or – button to select a
setting.
[Storage Class]:
Select to have the voice recorder
recognized as an external memory
device by a connected PC.
[Composite]:
Select to have the voice recorder
recognized as an external memory
device by a connected PC, and to use
the voice recorder as a USB speaker/
microphone.
11 Press the `OK button.
12 Press the STOP ( 4) button to exit
the menu screen.
Formatting recording media [Format]
Formatting a recording media erases all existing files saved on it. Be sure to transfer all
important files to a PC before formatting.
1 Press the MENU/SCENE button
while the voice recorder is in stop
mode.
9 Press the `OK button.
2 Press the + or – button to select
the [Device Menu] tab.
3 Press the `OK button to move
the cursor into the list of setting
items.
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5 Press the `OK button.
6 Press the + or – button to select
the recording media to be
formatted.
7 Press the `OK button.
10 Press the + button to select
[Start] again.
11 Press the `OK button.
8 Press the + button to select
[Start].
Formatting recording media [Format]
4 Press the + or – button to select
[Format].
• [Formatting!] appears, and formatting
starts.
• [Format done] appears when the
process has finished.
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• To reset all the voice recorder’s settings
to their default values, use the [Reset
Settings] operation (☞ P.75).
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Formatting recording media [Format]
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• Never format the voice recorder from
a PC.
• Formatting erases all the existing data,
including locked files and read-only
files.
• If there is a microSD card in the voice
recorder, make sure [Internal memory]
or [microSD card] has been correctly
selected as the recording media to
erase (☞ P.73).
• Before formatting, charge or replace
the battery to ensure it will not run
out before the process has finished.
The formatting process can sometimes
take over 10 seconds to complete. To
prevent the risk of damage to data,
never attempt to perform any of the
following processes before a formatting
process has finished:
• Disconnecting the USB-connection
AC adapter
• Removing the battery
• Removing the microSD card (if the
recording media has been set to
[microSD card])
• Even when formatting or erasing
(☞ P.52) is performed, only the
file management information of the
internal memory and/or microSD card
is updated and the recorded data is not
completely erased.
When disposing of a microSD card,
be sure to destroy the card, format
the card and record silence until the
recording time runs out, or perform a
similar operation in order to prevent
the leakage of personal information.
Bluetooth® function
Before using the Bluetooth® function
LS-P4 model only
This function is compatible with Bluetooth® Ver. 2.1+EDR and allows you to connect the voice
recorder to a device that is compatible with the same standard.
If you use Bluetooth® compatible earphones, you can use the voice recorder freely within the
range that a signal can be received without a troublesome cable connected.
Radio signals extend a certain range and can penetrate obstacles (wood, glass, etc.), thus even if
the voice recorder is placed another room, connection is possible.
Furthermore, if you use a special application on your smartphone, you can operate (record/
stop) the voice recorder at a distance as long as you are within the range that a signal can be
received. For details, see our website.
Before using the Bluetooth® function
What can you do with the Bluetooth® function?
• You can use Bluetooth® compatible earphones and
other devices wirelessly.
• You can use a smartphone to operate (record/stop)
the voice recorder*.
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Voice recorder
* To use this function, a special smartphone
application needs to be installed.
Smartphone
NOTE
• The Bluetooth® function of the voice recorder is designed to be used in the following
regions.
America: United states, Canada
Europe: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland,
France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta,
Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden,
United Kingdom, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, Croatia, Turkey
Oceania: Australia, New Zealand
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Before using the Bluetooth® function
Do not use the Bluetooth® function of the device in regions other than those mentioned
above. Also do not use the Bluetooth® function in other than the country or region of
purchase.
Using the function could violate the radio signal restrictions in that country. We will
assume no responsibility whatsoever for the use of this technology.
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• Communication may be affected if there is reinforced structures, metal or concrete
between the voice recorder and smartphone.
• Do not use the Bluetooth® function of the voice recorder in a hospital and airplane where
its use is prohibited.
• Near a microwave, cordless telephone set, or device that uses the 2.4GHz frequency
band, if the voice recorder is used at the same time with such a device, communication
performance may be affected. When using the voice recorder, keep a sufficient distance
away from such devices.
• To the extent possible, try not to use the voice recorder near mobile phones, televisions,
or radios.
• Mobile phones, PHS, TV sets, and radios use different frequencies than the voice
recorder but electromagnetic waves generated from Bluetooth® devices including
this voice recorder could generate noise in audio or video images.
• When using the Bluetooth® function, battery life is consumed quickly. Therefore, when
using a Bluetooth® connection we recommend using a separately sold AC adapter.
• The voice recorder does not guarantee connection or operation with all Bluetooth®compatible devices.
• We will assume no responsibility for any loss of data resulting from the use of the
Bluetooth® function.
Notes on security when using Bluetooth® devices
• With a Bluetooth® connection, information is exchanged wirelessly between a smartphone
and the voice recorder and as long as radio signals reach the unit, flexible connection is
possible.
However, because radio signals can penetrate through obstacles (wood, glass, etc.), if there is
no security-related setting, the following problems could occur.
• A malicious third party intentionally intercepts radio signals to spy on communication
content.
• Unauthorized intrusion causes the leaking of personal information.
• Intercepted communication contents are rewritten and transmitted.
• Destructive computer viruses are released that can destroy data or systems.
• When you are not using the Bluetooth® function, disconnect the connection.
• Should a problem occur for an inevitable reason due to the specifications of the Bluetooth®
connection, we assume no responsibility whatsoever for any damage incurred.
Before using the Bluetooth® function
About OLYMPUS Audio Controller BT
The OLYMPUS Audio Controller BT application for smartphones is required to use your
smartphone to operate the voice recorder from a distance.
How to obtain the application
Supported OS (as of September 2017)
• For Android™: Android 4.0 to 7.1
Use the following method to obtain the
application.
2 Search for the application.
Using “Google Play (formerly
called Android MarketTM)“, search for
“OLYMPUS Audio Controller BT”.
TM
3 Select “OLYMPUS Audio Controller
BT” and download and install.
• An icon is added to the smartphone
apps menu.
Installing the application on your smartphone
allows you to:
Use your smartphone to operate the voice
recorder:
Use the Bluetooth® function to operate
the voice recorder (recording, stop) from a
distance.
NOTE
• For details about the application, see
our webpage.
• When you download the application
using a mobile phone line such as 3G,
depending on your particular contract,
you may incur packet communication
fees.
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Before using the Bluetooth® function
1 Connect your smartphone to the
network.
What the application can do
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Connecting/disconnecting a Bluetooth® device
Connecting a Bluetooth® device
This function is compatible with Bluetooth® Ver. 2.1+EDR and allows you to connect the voice
recorder to a device that is compatible with the same standard. A wireless connection enables
you to use earphones and other compatible devices freely within a certain range.
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Connecting/disconnecting a Bluetooth® device
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• Check that there is sufficient battery
life. Replace or charge the battery if
needed (☞ P.9, P.12).
• Check that the Bluetooth® indicator is
off (☞ P.5).
• Turn on the power of the device to
be connected and check that there is
sufficient battery power.
• Place the voice recorder and device to
be connected within 1 m of each other.
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• There are the following two ways to
connect a Bluetooth® device.
[Pairing]:
Use this method when connecting
a device that is to be used for the
first time or when the connection
settings have been deleted.
[Connection] (☞ P.100):
Use this method when connecting
a Bluetooth® device for which the
information is registered*.
* The pairing information has been
saved to both devices.
Connecting using [Pairing]
Use this method when connecting a device
that is to be used for the first time or when
the connection settings have been deleted.
1 Switch to pairing mode on the
device to be connected.
• For details on pairing mode, see the
user's manual of the device to be used.
2 Press the MENU/SCENE button
while the voice recorder is in stop
mode.
3 Press the + or – button to select
[Device Menu] tab.
4 Press the `OK button to move
the cursor into the list of setting
items.
5 Press the + or – button to select
[Bluetooth].
6 Press the `OK button.
Connecting/disconnecting a Bluetooth® device
7 Press the + or – button to select
[Pairing].
11 Press the + or – button to select
the device to be connected.
8 Press the `OK button.
12 Press the `OK button.
9 Press the + or – button to select
[From recorder] or [From device].
10 Press the `OK button.
• A search is performed for Bluetooth®
devices that can be connected.
• It may take a while for the device to be
connected to appear.
• [Connecting!] appears in the display,
and the connecting process starts.
[Connection Completed] appears
when the process has finished.
• The Bluetooth® indicator on the screen
lights and you become able to use the
connected device.
13 Press the STOP ( 4) button to exit
the menu screen.
Connecting/disconnecting a Bluetooth® device
[From recorder]:
Searches for devices to be connected
using the recorder.
[From device]:
Searches for the recorder using the
device to be connected.
☞ Go to step Ï after the screen in
step Î appears.
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Connecting/disconnecting a Bluetooth® device
44About pairing
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5 Press the + or – button to select
[Bluetooth].
Paring will need to be performed again in
the following cases.
7 Press the + or – button to select
[Connection].
Connecting/disconnecting a Bluetooth® device
• When the information for pairing with
the voice recorder has been deleted on
the Bluetooth® compatible device to be
connected.
• When [Reset Settings] item of the voice
recorder was executed to restore the
factory default settings (☞ P.75).
• When the paring information was deleted
by a means other than the above.
Connecting using [Connection]
Use this method when switching the
connection to another Bluetooth® device*.
* The pairing information has been saved to
both devices.
1 Switch to pairing mode on the
device to be connected.
• For details on pairing mode, see the
user's manual of the device to be used.
2 Press the MENU/SCENE button
while the voice recorder is in stop
mode.
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4 Press the `OK button to move
the cursor into the list of setting
items.
Registering a device pair when connecting
with a Bluetooth® device is called pairing.
Once pairing is complete, the necessary
information is stored on both devices and
you can subsequently connect by selecting
the device from the list without having to
perform pairing again.
3 Press the + or – button to select
[Device Menu] tab.
6 Press the `OK button.
8 Press the `OK button.
• The name of the Bluetooth® device
connected with the voice recorder up
until now is displayed in the list.
9 Press the + or – button to select
the device to be connected.
Connecting/disconnecting a Bluetooth® device
• Press the 9 button to confirm the
name and address of the selected
Bluetooth® device. Press the 0
button to return to the previous
screen.
10 Press the `OK button.
11 Press the STOP ( 4) button to exit
the menu screen.
• Recording, playback, and other
operations are not possible during the
pairing process.
• Only one Bluetooth® device can be
connected by performing pairing
setting once. Multiple devices cannot
be paired simultaneously. Configure
the connection settings separately for
each device.
• Only one device can be connected at
a time.
• If an operation such as turning the
power off is performed after pairing
with a Bluetooth® device completes,
the Bluetooth® connection will be
disconnected. To connect again,
perform this [Connection] operation.
• If the Bluetooth® connection is
disconnected from the Bluetooth®
device, the Bluetooth® function
of the voice recorder is turned off
automatically.
• If communication become unstable
after the connecting is completed,
the voice recorder may enter the
connection wait state.
• If the Bluetooth® connection wait state
is entered while recording or playback
is in progress, the recording or playback
operation is interrupted. Check the
status of the voice recorder while
recording or playback is in progress.
• If Bluetooth® is disconnected while
recording or playback is in progress, the
recording or playback operation stops.
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Connecting/disconnecting a Bluetooth® device
• [Connecting!] appears in the display,
and the connecting process starts.
[Connection Completed] appears
when the process has finished.
• The Bluetooth® indicator on the screen
lights and you become able to use the
connected device.
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Connecting/disconnecting a Bluetooth® device
Disconnecting the connection with a Bluetooth® device
Disconnecting the connection using
[Disconnection]
7 Press the `OK button.
1 Press the MENU/SCENE button
while the voice recorder is in stop
mode.
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2 Press the + or – button to select
[Device Menu] tab.
3 Press the `OK button to move
the cursor into the list of setting
items.
4 Press the + or – button to select
[Bluetooth].
5 Press the `OK button.
6 Press the + or – button to select
[Disconnection].
• [Terminating Bluetooth] appears in
the display, and the disconnecting
process starts. [Bluetooth switched
off] appears when the process has
finished.
• The Bluetooth® indicator on the screen
turns off.
8 Press the STOP ( 4) button to exit
the menu screen.
Use with a PC
When connecting the voice recorder to a PC you can do the following:
• You can enjoy MP3 or linear PCM (WAV)
format files saved on your PC, or FLAC*
format music files downloaded from highresolution distribution site.
• Use the voice recorder as external storage
to save or load data to/from your PC
(☞ P.108).
*LS-P4 model only
• The earphones are optional
The requirements shown are the operating environments needed for using a USB connection to
save files recorded by the voice recorder on a PC.
Windows
Operating system: Microsoft Windows 7/8/8.1/10 standard installation
PC: Windows PC with at least one available USB port
PC operating environment
PC operating environment
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Macintosh
Operating system: Mac OS X 10.8 to macOS Sierra 10.12 standard installation
PC: Apple Macintosh series PC with at least one available USB port
NOTE
• Even when the requirements for the operating environment are satisfied, updated
versions, multiboot environments, self-modified PCs and other compatible machines will
not be covered under the operational warranty.
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PC operating environment
PC connection precautions
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• When uploading or downloading a file to or from the voice recorder, data transfer will
continue as long as the voice recorder’s LED indicator light is flashing, even if the PC
data communication screen disappears. Never disconnect the USB connector before
data communication has finished. Always use the procedure on ☞ P.107 to disconnect
the USB connector. Data may not be transferred correctly if you disconnect the
connector before the drive has stopped.
• Do not format (initialize) the voice recorder’s drive from a PC. Formatting done from a
PC will not be done correctly. Use the voice recorder’s [Format] menu for formatting
(☞ P.93).
• Voice recorder folders or files that are moved or renamed in a Windows or Macintosh file
management screen may be reordered or become unrecognizable.
• Note that it will still be possible to read and write data on the voice recorder after
setting the attribute of the voice recorder’s drive to ’Read only’ on a PC.
• To prevent nearby electronic devices being affected by noise, disconnect the external
microphone and earphones when connecting the voice recorder to a PC.
PC connection/disconnection
Connecting the voice recorder to a PC
1 Start the PC.
2 Slide the USB connector slide
lever in the direction of the
arrow.
When you use an Olympus nickelmetal hydride rechargeable battery:
• To charge the battery, press the `OK
button.
• To cancel the battery charging, press
any button other than `OK.
• [Remote (Storage)] appears in the
voice recorder’s display when the USB
connector is connected.
• The voice recorder will not connect to
the PC if [AC Adapter] was selected for
the voice recorder’s [USB Connection]
setting. Select [PC] for the [USB
Connection] setting (☞ P.91).
3 After making sure the voice
recorder is in stop mode, connect
its USB connector to a USB port
on the PC.
• Windows: The voice recorder is
recognized and displayed in the
[Computer] folder with the model
name as the drive name. If there is a
microSD card in the voice recorder, it
can be used as the [Removable Disk ].
• Macintosh: The voice recorder is
recognized and displayed on the
desktop with the model name as the
drive name. If there is a microSD card
in the voice recorder, [NO NAME] is
displayed.
• For information on the PC’s USB port,
see the PC’s user manual.
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NOTE
• Insert the USB connector securely all
the way. Operation will not be normal if
the connection is not made properly.
• Connecting the voice recorder through
a USB hub may result in unstable
operation. Do not use a USB hub if
operation is unstable.
• Use only a compatible Olympus USB
extension cable. Operation is not
guaranteed if another manufacturer’s
cable is used. Only use the Olympus
USB extension cable with the voice
recorder and never use it with another
manufacture’s products.
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PC connection/disconnection
Disconnecting the voice recorder from a PC
Windows
Macintosh
1 Click [ ] on the task bar in the
lower right hand corner of the
screen and click [Eject DIGITAL
VOICE RECORDER].
1 Drag-and-drop the removable
disk icon for the voice recorder
shown on the desktop to the
trash can icon.
• The letter used to identify the drive
will vary according to your PC.
• When the window indicating it is safe
to remove hardware appears, close the
window.
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2 Check that the LED indicator light
of the voice recorder has stopped
blinking and then disconnect the
USB cable.
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PC connection/disconnection
2 Check that the LED indicator light
of the voice recorder has stopped
blinking and then disconnect the
USB cable.
• You can disconnect the USB cable and use the voice recorder before the battery is fully
charged.
NOTE
• To prevent the risk of data damage, never disconnect the voice recorder from the USB
port while the LED indicator light is flashing.
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Transferring files to a PC
When connecting the voice recorder to a PC you can transfer voice recorder data to save in the
PC, and vice-versa. The voice recorder’s five folders are displayed on the PC as [FOLDER_A],
[FOLDER_B], [FOLDER_C], [FOLDER_D] and [FOLDER_E] (Fig. C). You can copy voice recorder
files to any folder on the PC (Fig. D).
Copying files recorded with the built-in microphone to a PC
Drive name
A
LS-P4*
Folder names
B
C
RECORDER
microSD
MUSIC
Windows
Removable
disk
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D
FOLDER_A
001
FOLDER_B
002
FOLDER_C
003
FOLDER_D
Folder
Macintosh
200
FOLDER_E
NO NAME
Transferring files to a PC
File
Copy these files to the PC.
* Recognized/displayed by voice recorder drive name.
Transferring music files and study content
Drive name
A
LS-P4*
First level
B
E
MUSIC
Removable
disk
Macintosh
001
001
002
200
200
001
002
File
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Third level
G
Folder
NO NAME
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RECORDER
microSD
Windows
Second level
* Recognized/displayed by voice recorder drive name.
Place the files to be transferred from the PC into
this folder.
Transferring files to a PC
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• Each folder can store up to 200 files.
• Up to 400 folders can be created within the [Music] folder (including a [Music] folder
itself ).
• The voice recorder can only recognize two folder sublevels.
Windows
1 Connect the voice recorder to the PC (☞ P.105).
2 Open Windows Explorer.
• When you open [Computer], the voice recorder is recognized and displayed with the
model name as the drive name.
3 Click on the folder labeled with your voice recorder’s model name.
5 Disconnect the voice recorder from the PC (☞ P.107).
Macintosh
1 Connect the voice recorder to the PC (☞ P.105).
• When the voice recorder is connected to the Macintosh operating system, it is
recognized and displayed on the desktop with the model name as the drive name.
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4 Copy the desired data to the PC.
2 Double-click the removable disk icon labeled with your voice recorder’s
model name.
3 Copy the desired data to the PC.
4 Disconnect the voice recorder from the PC (☞ P.107).
NOTE
• To prevent the risk of data damage, never disconnect the voice recorder from the USB
port while the LED indicator light is flashing.
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Other information
Alarm message list
Message
Battery low
The remaining battery power is low.
File locked
An attempt was made to erase a
locked file.
You must unlock the file before you can
erase it (☞ P.57).
The maximum number of index marks
(99 (16*)) have been written in the file.
Erase unneeded index marks
(☞ P.48).
The maximum number of temp marks
(99 (16*)) have been written in the file.
Erase unneeded temp marks
(☞ P.48).
Folder full
The maximum number of files (200)
have been saved in the folder.
Erase unneeded files (☞ P.52).
Memory error
An internal memory error occurred.
Contact the Olympus Customer
Support Center (☞ back cover).
The microSD card was not recognized
correctly.
Remove and reinsert the microSD card
(☞ P.18, P.19).
Memory full
There is no remaining memory.
Erase unneeded files (☞ P.52).
No file
There are no files in the folder.
Select another folder (☞ P.23).
A formatting problem occurred.
Format the memory again (☞ P.93).
The voice recorder is unable to
create a management file due to low
remaining memory.
Connect the voice recorder to a PC and
erase unneeded files.
The file’s format is not supported.
Select a file that can be played by the
voice recorder (☞ P.43).
No file has been selected.
You must select a file before you can
perform the operation (☞ P.23).
Alarm message list
Card error
Format error
Can’t create the system
file. Connect to PC and
erase unnecessary file
Cannot play this file
Select a file
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Action required
Replace or charge the battery
(☞ P.9, P.12).
Further marking not
possible
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Meaning
Alarm message list
Message
Meaning
Action required
Same folder
Can’t move (copy)
An attempt was made to move (copy)
a file to the same folder.
Select another folder.
Some files can’t be
moved (copied)
A file with the same name as a file
being moved (copied) exists in the
destination folder.
Select another file.
This file can’t be
divided.
An attempt was made to divide a file
that is not an MP3- or WAV-format file
recorded by the voice recorder.
Select another file.
Partial erase not
possible
An attempt was made to erase a file
that is not a WAV-format file recorded
by the voice recorder.
Select another file.
* LS-P1 model only
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Troubleshooting
Problem
The display is blank.
Unable to operate the
voice recorder
Unable to record
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Troubleshooting
Playback is inaudible.
The recording is too
quiet.
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Possible cause
Solution
The battery is not inserted
properly.
Check that the positive and negative
terminals of the battery are placed
correctly (☞ P.9).
The remaining battery power
is low.
Replace or charge the battery (☞ P.9,
P.12).
The power is OFF.
Turn the power ON (☞ P.10).
The remaining battery power
is low.
Replace or charge the battery (☞ P.9,
P.12).
The power is OFF.
Turn the power ON (☞ P.10).
The voice recorder is in HOLD
mode.
Release HOLD mode (☞ P.20).
There is no remaining memory.
Erase unneeded files (☞ P.52).
The maximum number of
recordable files has been reached.
Select another folder (☞ P.23).
The earphones are connected to
the earphone jack.
To output the playback through the builtin speaker, disconnect the earphones.
[Off] has been selected for
[Speaker].
To output the playback through the
built-in speaker, select [On] for [Speaker]
(☞ P.72).
The volume is set to [00].
Adjust the volume (☞ P.39).
A low recording level has been
set.
Redo recording after setting the recording
level to [High] or [Middle] (☞ P.60).
The output level of the connected
external device may be too low.
Adjust the output level of the external
device.
The recording level hasn’t been
adjusted.
Redo recording after adjusting the
recording level (☞ P.60).
Troubleshooting
Problem
Audio file sound is
distorted.
An audio file is not
recorded in stereo.
Missing audio file
Possible cause
Solution
The recording level hasn’t been
adjusted.
Redo recording after adjusting the
recording level (☞ P.60).
The voice recorder’s recording
level, or the output level of the
connected external device may
be too high.
If the problem continues after adjusting
the voice recorder’s recording level
(☞ P.60), adjust the output level of the
external device.
The connected external
microphone is a mono
microphone.
Sound recorded by a connected external
mono microphone is recorded on the left
channel only.
[Rec Mode] is set to a mono
recording format.
Set [Rec Mode] to a stereo recording
format (☞ P.61).
A positive (+) value has been
selected for [ Zoom Mic].
Select [Off] for [Zoom Mic] (☞ P.62).
The file was recorded in a
different folder.
Select another folder (☞ P.23).
Objects brushed against the voice Try your best not to touch the voice
recorder while recording.
recorder during recording.
Non-voice portions
are not skipped during
playback.
The voice recorder was placed
near a mobile phone or
fluorescent light during recording
or playback.
Redo the operation with the voice recorder
in a different location.
The [Voice Detect ] process has
not been performed.
Use the [Voice Detect] function to extract
the speaking portions (☞ P.77).
[Off] has been selected for [Voice
Playback].
Select [On] for [Voice Playback]
(☞ P.67).
The file is locked.
You must unlock the file before you can
erase it (☞ P.57).
The file is a read-only file.
Unlock the file, or undo the read-only
setting on a PC.
Unable to erase a file
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Troubleshooting
Noise during playback
EN
113
Troubleshooting
Problem
Possible cause
Solution
Unable to erase a folder
The folder contains a file that the
voice recorder cannot recognize.
Connect the voice recorder to a PC to erase
the folder (☞ P.105).
Noise when monitoring
a recording
Feedback is being caused.
Connecting a speaker with a built-in
amplifier may cause feedback during
recording. Using the earphones to monitor
recording is recommended.
Adjust the recording setup such as by
moving the earphones and microphone
farther apart, or ensuring the microphone
is not facing the earphones.
LS-P4 model only
The file to be played back is not
in [PCM 44.1kHz/16bit] or [PCM
44.1kHz mono] format.
Select a file recorded in [PCM
44.1kHz/16bit] or [PCM 44.1kHz mono]
format (☞ P.23, P.39).
[PCM 44.1kHz/16bit] or [PCM
44.1kHz mono] is not set for [Rec
Mode].
Set [PCM 44.1kHz/16bit] or [PCM
44.1kHz mono] for [Rec Mode].
(☞ P.61).
The maximum number of marks
(99 (16*)) has been reached.
Erase unneeded marks (☞ P.49).
The file is locked.
Unlock the file (☞ P.57).
The file is a read-only file.
Unlock the file, or undo the read-only
setting on a PC.
[Alkaline] has been selected for
[Battery].
To use the rechargeable battery provided,
select [Ni-MH] for [Battery]. Do not use
the rechargeable battery at higher/lower
temperatures than the recommended
range (☞ P.10, P.16, P.73).
The `OK button was not pressed.
Press the `OK button as directed in
the confirmation screen shown when
connecting the USB connector.
[Composite] has been selected
for [USB Class].
Select [Storage Class] for [USB Class]
(☞ P.91).
The PC is unable to
recognize the voice
recorder.
[AC Adapter] has been selected
for [USB Connection].
Select [PC] for [USB Connection]
(☞ P.91).
Playback speed is fast
(or slow).
Playback speed function is set to
anything other than [x1.0 Play].
Set the playback speed function setting to
[x1.0 Play] (☞ P.44).
Unable to overdub
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Troubleshooting
Unable to write index
marks/temp marks
Unable to charge the
battery.
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Operation is different
from usual.
Possible cause
The settings of functions have
been changed.
Solution
Try [Reset settings]. Various functions will
be restored to their initial (factory default)
settings. Time clock settings and recorded
files are retained (☞ P.75).
LS-P4 model only
Unable to connect with a
Bluetooth® device.
The Bluetooth® device to be
connected is not in a connectable
state.
Make the Bluetooth® device connectable
and then try configuring the settings again
(☞ P.98).
The distance between the
Bluetooth® device and voice
recorder is too far or there is an
obstruction between them.
Place the Bluetooth® device within 1 m of
the voice recorder and then try configuring
the settings again (☞ P.98).
The pairing information has been
deleted.
Perform pairing setting again (☞ P.98).
LS-P4 model only
The distance between the
Bluetooth® device and voice
recorder is too far or there is an
obstruction between them.
The volume cannot
be changed with the
recorder while playing
a file on a Bluetooth®
device.
LS-P4 model only
Recording cannot
be monitored from a
Bluetooth® device.
The volume for a file being played
on a Bluetooth® device cannot be
changed using the recorder.
Use the device close to the voice recorder.
Change the volume with the Bluetooth®
device.
LS-P4 model only
Recording on a Bluetooth® device
cannot be monitored from the
Bluetooth® device.
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Troubleshooting
Noise is output when
a Bluetooth® device is
used.
You can monitor the recording from the
recorder (☞ P.31).
* LS-P1 model only
EN
115
Recorder care
ss
Exterior
• Wipe gently with a soft cloth when the recorder gets dirty. If the recorder is very dirty, soak
the cloth in mild soapy water and wring well. Wipe the recorder with the damp cloth and
then wipe it with a dry cloth.
ss
Display
• Wipe gently with a soft cloth.
NOTE
• Do not use benzene, alcohol or other strong solvents, or chemical cleaning cloths.
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Recorder care
EN
116
Accessories (optional)
Accessories for Olympus voice recorders can be purchased directly from the Online Shop on the
Olympus website.
Availability of accessories differs depending on the country.
ME51SW stereo microphone
Has a large-diameter built-in microphone
for sensitive stereo recording.
ME30W two-channel microphone
(omnidirectional)
An omnidirectional microphone pair
with a low-noise design ideal for
recording in lecture halls or other large
venues. The left and right microphones
can be placed up to about 5 meters
apart.
ME31 compact gun microphone
(unidirectional)
ME34 compact zoom microphone
(unidirectional)
Comes with an integrated stand ideal for
table placement when recording events
from a distance, such as conferences or
lectures.
ME33 boundary microphone
A microphone for recording conferences
that enables connection of up to three
left- and three right-channel units.
Cascade connection enables the left/
right channel connections to be
extended up to about 12 meters, to
capture sound from a broad range.
An earphone microphone that can
be worn in the ear during phone
calls. Clearly captures voices and
conversations during phone calls.
BR404 nickel-metal hydride AAA
rechargeable battery
A high-efficiency, long-lasting
rechargeable battery.
A514 USB-connection AC adapter
A USB-connected AC adapter that
provides 5-volt DC output. (100-240 VAC,
50/60 Hz)
KA333 connecting cord
A resistive connection cord with stereo
mini-plugs (3.5 mm diameter) on both
ends. Used to connect the earphone jack
output to the line input when recording.
Comes with plug adapters (PA331/
PA231) that adapt to mono mini plugs
(3.5 mm diameter) or mono mini mini
plugs (2.5 mm diameter).
CL4 Stand clip
A clip for securing the voice recorder.
It can also be used as a stand when
placing the voice recorder on a table.
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Accessories (optional)
A directional gun microphone handy
for outdoor recording of wild birds
singing and other highly directional
applications.
The metal body provides a highly rigid
body.
TP8 telephone pickup microphone
CS150 Carrying case
WJ2 Windshield
Reduces low-frequency wind noise.
EN
117
Copyright and trademark information
• The information in this document is subject to change in future without prior notice. Contact
Olympus Customer Support Center for the latest product names, model numbers and other
information.
• Voice recorder displays and product illustrations shown in this manual may differ from
the actual product. While every precaution has been taken to ensure the accuracy of
the information in this manual, errors may occasionally arise. Any questions or concerns
regarding doubtful information, or possible errors or omissions should be directed to the
Olympus Customer Support Center.
• Olympus Corporation is the copyright holders of this manual. Copyright law prohibits
unauthorized reproduction of this manual, or unauthorized distribution of reproductions
thereof.
• Note that Olympus will assume no liability in the event of damages, lost earnings, or any
claims from third parties resulting from improper use of the product.
Trademarks and registered trademarks
7
Copyright and trademark information
EN
118
• IBM and PC/AT are trademarks or registered trademarks of International Business Machines
Corporation.
• Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
• microSD and microSDHC are trademarks of the SD Card Association.
• Macintosh is a trademark of Apple Inc.
• The product uses voice activity detection technology licensed from NTT Electronics
Corporation.
• Android and Google Play are trademarks or registered trademarks of Google Inc.
• The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc.
and any use of such marks by OLYMPUS Corporation is under license. Other trademarks and
trade names are those of their respective owners.
All other brand or product names in this manual are the trademarks or registered trademarks of
their respective owners.
Copyright and trademark information
Notes
f WARNING
ss
Turn off the voice recorder in a hospital or near medical electric devices.
Electric waves from the voice recorder could affect electric medical devices and could cause
accidents due to malfunction.
ss
Keep a distance of at least 22cm from persons who have a pacemaker.
Electric waves from this voice recorder could affect the operation of a pacemaker.
ss
Turn OFF the voice recorder when onboard aircraft.
Using wireless devices onboard may hinder safe operation of the aircraft.
This product includes software created by the third party. The third party software is distributed
to you based on the prescribed conditions imposed by its owner or copyright holder. These
conditions are shown below.
libFLAC - Free Lossless Audio Codec library
Copyright © 2000-2009 Josh Coalson
Copyright © 2011-2013 Xiph.Org Foundation
THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS “AS
IS” AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE
IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE
ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE FOUNDATION OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR
ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES
(INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES;
LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON
ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING
NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN
IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.
7
Copyright and trademark information
Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted
provided that the following conditions are met:
-- Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this list of conditions
and the following disclaimer.
-- Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice, this list of
conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials
provided with the distribution.
-- Neither the name of the Xiph.org Foundation nor the names of its contributors may be
used to endorse or promote products derived from this software without specific prior
written permission.
EN
119
Safety precautions
Before using the voice recorder, read
this manual to ensure correct and safe
operation. After reading this manual, be
sure to keep it on hand for ready reference
whenever needed.
Important safety precautions
• Important safety precautions in this
manual are accompanied by the symbol
and labels below. Always follow these
precautions to prevent harming yourself
or others, or causing damage to property.
• The meaning of each precaution type is
given below.
f DANGER
7
A precaution about an imminent
danger that is expected to result in
death or serious injury if equipment is
handed incorrectly.
Safety precautions
f WARNING
A precaution about a situation that
is expected to potentially result in
death or serious injury if equipment is
handled incorrectly.
f CAUTION
A precaution about a situation that
is expected to potentially result in
injury, or is expected to result only
in property damage, if equipment is
handled incorrectly.
EN
120
Voice recorder safety precautions
f WARNING
ss
Do not use the voice recorder in
an atmosphere that might contain
flammable or explosive gases.
It may cause fire or explosion.
ss
Do not attempt to disassemble,
repair or modify the voice recorder.
It may cause electric shock or injury.
ss
Do not operate the voice recorder
while operating a vehicle (such as a
bicycle, motorcycle or car).
It may cause traffic accidents.
ss
Do not leave the voice recorder in
a location accessible to infants and
children.
Pay attention when using the voice
recorder near an infant or child, taking
care not to leave it unattended. Infants
and children are unable to understand
voice recorder safety precautions, and are
at risk of accidents such as:
– Strangulation caused by accidental
entanglement of the earphone cord
around the neck.
– Operation errors resulting in injury or
electric shock.
ss
If you notice unusual odor, noise,
heat, burning odor or smoke
coming from the recorder:
1Disconnect the battery and USB
connection immediately, taking
care not to burn or injure yourself.
Continued use may result in fire or
burns (Do not touch the product with
bare hands when it’s overheating).
2Contact your place of purchase or an
Olympus service center.
Safety precautions
ss
Do not use the USB power supply
via the car cigarette lighter socket
or the self-modified power supply.
It may cause overheating, fire, electric
shock or malfunctions.
ss
Use microSD/microSDHC memory
cards only. Never place other types
of cards in the voice recorder.
If another card type is placed in the voice
recorder by accident, do not try to pull it
out by force. Contact an Olympus repair
center or service center.
ss
If the voice recorder is dropped in
water or, if water, metal or combustible foreign matter gets inside:
1Remove the battery immediately.
2Contact your place of purchase or
an Olympus service center for repair.
Continued use may result in fire or
electric shock.
It may cause fire or burns. Remove the
battery immediately, taking care not
to burn yourself. Contact your place of
purchase or an Olympus repair center or
service center. (Do not touch the battery
with bare hands when removing it.
Remove the battery outdoors, and away
from flammable objects.)
f CAUTION
ss
Do not raise the volume before
performing an operation.
Hearing damage or loss may result.
Batteries
f DANGER
ss
Do not place the battery near
ignition sources.
ss
Do not incinerate, heat or disassemble the battery. Do not
short-circuit the battery’s positive
and negative electrodes.
It may cause fire, ruptures, combustion or
overheating.
ss
Do not solder connections directly
onto the battery. Do not deform,
modify or disassemble the battery.
ss
Do not connect the battery’s positive and negative terminals.
It may cause overheating, electric shock
or fire.
7
Safety precautions
ss
Do not use the voice recorder or
use it only as directed in airplanes,
hospitals or other locations
where use of electronic devices is
restricted.
ss
Stop using the voice recorder if
you notice unusual odor, noise, or
smoke coming from it.
ss
When carrying the voice recorder
by its strap, take care to prevent it
becoming caught on other items.
ss
When carrying or storing the
battery, always place it in the case
and protect its terminals. Do not
carry or store the battery together
with precious metal items such as
key rings.
It may cause overheating, electric shock
or fire.
EN
121
Safety precautions
ss
Do not connect the battery directly
to a power outlet or car cigarette
lighter.
ss
Do not use or leave the battery
in a hot location such as in direct
sunlight, inside a vehicle on a hot
day, or near a room heater.
It may cause fire, burns or injuries from
leaking, overheating or ruptures.
f WARNING
ss
Do not touch or hold the battery
with wet hands.
It may cause electric shock or
malfunctions.
7
Safety precautions
EN
122
ss
Do not use a battery with a
scratched or damaged case.
It may cause ruptures or overheating.
ss
Do not insert the battery with its
positive/negative terminals in the
opposite direction.
It may cause leaking, overheating,
combustion or ruptures.
• Do not use a battery with a torn casing
seal (insulating covering).
• Always remove the battery when the
voice recorder will not be used for an
long period.
• When disposing used batteries, insulate
their contacts with tape and discard
them as general waste in the manner
prescribed by the local authority.
• Remove the battery from the voice
recorder as soon as the battery
becomes unusable. It may cause
leakage.
ss
Battery fluid in the eyes may cause
blindness. If battery fluid gets in
eyes, do not rub the eyes. Instead,
rinse them thoroughly with tap
water or other clean water right
away. Go to doctor immediately.
ss
Do not attempt to recharge
alkaline, lithium or any other
non‑rechargeable batteries.
ss
Keep the battery out of the reach
of infants and children.
The battery could be swallowed by infants
and children. If swallowed, go to doctor
immediately.
ss
Do not submerge the battery in
freshwater or saltwater, or allow its
terminals to become wet.
ss
Discontinue use of the battery if it
develops a problem such as leaking, discoloration or deformation.
ss
Stop charging the rechargeable
battery if charging has not finished
after the specified amount of
charging time.
ss
Battery fluid on clothing or skin
may damage the skin, so rinse the
battery fluid off right away with
tap water or other clean water.
f CAUTION
ss
Do not throw the battery around,
or subject it to strong shocks.
ss
Always charge the rechargeable
battery before use when using
it for the first time or if it has not
been used for a long time.
Safety precautions
ss
Rechargeable batteries have a
limited life. When the recorders
operating time becomes shorter
after recharging under the specified condition, please consider
that battery is expired and replace
it with a new one.
ss
There is a risk of explosion if the
battery is replaced with the incorrect battery type.
When disposing used batteries
follow the instructions.
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.
Disposing the rechargeable
battery
• Do not leave the voice recorder in hot or
humid locations such as in direct sunlight
inside a vehicle, or on a beach during
summer.
• Do not store the voice recorder in humid
or dusty locations.
• If the voice recorder becomes wet or
damp, wipe off the moisture right away
with a dry cloth. Contact with salt water
should be particularly avoided.
• Do not place the voice recorder on top of
or near a TV, refrigerator or other electrical
appliance.
• Prevent sand or mud from getting on the
voice recorder. It may cause product not to
be repairable.
• Do not subject the voice recorder to
intense vibrations or shocks.
• Do not use the voice recorder in humid
locations.
• Placing a magnetic card (such as a bank
cash card) near the speaker or earphones
may cause errors in the data stored on the
magnetic card.
• Noise may be heard when the voice
recorder is placed near an electric lamp
line, fluorescent light or a mobile phone
during recording or playback.
7
Safety precautions
ss
Recycling batteries helps saving
resources. When disposing a used
battery, always cover its terminals
and observe local laws and regulations.
Operating precautions
EN
123
Safety precautions
<Data loss precautions>
• Recorded content in the internal memory
and microSD card may be destroyed or
lost due to reasons such as operating
errors, device failure or repair.
• Also, when content is saved in the
memory for long period of time or is used
repeatedly, operations such as writing to,
reading from, or erasing of contents may
not be possible.
• Making a backup of important recorded
information and saving it on a PC’s
hard disk or other recording media is
recommended.
• Note that Olympus will assume no liability
for damages or lost earnings resulting
from recorded data damage or loss,
regardless of the nature or cause thereof.
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Safety precautions
EN
124
<Recorded file precautions>
• Note that Olympus will assume no
liability for recorded files being erased
or becoming unplayable due to voice
recorder or PC failure.
• Recording of copyrighted material is
permitted when the recording is for your
personal use only. Any other type of use
without the permission of the copyright
owner is prohibited by copyright law.
<Voice recorder and microSD cards
disposal precautions>
• Even when formatting (☞ P.93) or
erasing (☞ P.52) are performed, only
the file management information of the
internal memory and/or microSD card
is updated and the recorded data is not
completely erased.
When disposing of the voice recorder or a
microSD card, be sure to destroy it, format
and record silence until the recording time
runs out, or perform a similar operation in
order to prevent the leakage of personal
information.
Specifications
General items
44Recording formats
microSD card
(Supports card capacities ranging from
2 to 32 GB.)
* Some recording media memory
capacity is used as a management
area, so the actual usable capacity
will always be slightly less than the
displayed capacity.
Linear PCM format
FLAC* format
MP3 format
* LS-P4 model only
44Input level
– 60 dBv
44Bluetooth® Specification*1
44Sampling frequency
Linear PCM/FLAC* format
96.0 kHz
88.2 kHz/24 bits
88.2 kHz
48.0 kHz/24 bits*
48.0 kHz
48.0 kHz/16 bits
48.0 kHz
44.1 kHz/24 bits*
44.1 kHz
44.1 kHz/16 bits
44.1 kHz
44.1 kHz mono
44.1 kHz
MP3 format
320 kbps
44.1 kHz
128 kbps
44.1 kHz
64 kbps mono
44.1 kHz
* LS-P4 model only
44Maximum working output
150 mW (8 Ω speaker)
44Maximum output voltage
Recorder: â 150 mV
(according to EN 50332-2)
44Recording media*
Internal NAND flash memory:
LS-P4: 8 GB
LS-P1: 4 GB
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Specifications
96.0 kHz/24 bits
Standard: Version 2.1+ EDR Support
Transmit Power Level: Class2
Communication Distance:
Line of sight approx. 10 m*2 (max.)
Operational Frequency Range:
2.4 GHz to 2.4835 GHz
2 mW or less
Modulation Method: FHSS
Firmware: Ver. 1.0 or later
Compatible Profiles:
A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution
Profile)
AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control
Profile)
HSP (Headset Profile)
HFP (Handsfree Profile)
SPP (Serial Port Profile)
*1LS-P4 model only
*2The communication distance is guideline
values. The communication distance may
vary depending on ambient conditions.
44Speaker
Built-in 18 mm diameter round dynamic
speaker
44Microphone jack
3.5 mm diameter; Impedance: 2 kΩ
EN
125
Specifications
44Earphones jack
3.5 mm diameter; Impedance: 8 Ω
minimum
44Power source
Standard voltage: 1.5 V
Battery: One AAA dry cell battery (model
LR03), or one Olympus nickel-metal
hydride rechargeable battery (always use
an Olympus BR404 for charging with the
recorder)
External power supply: USB-connection
AC adapter (model A514; 5 VDC)
44External dimensions
108.9 × 39.6 × 14.4 mm
(Not including largest projection)
44Weight
75 g (including battery)
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44Operating temperature
0 to 42°C (32 to 107.6°F)
Frequency response
44When recording from microphone
jack
Linear PCM/FLAC* format
96.0 kHz/24 bits
20 Hz to 44 kHz
88.2 kHz/24 bits
20 Hz to 42 kHz
48.0 kHz/24 bits*
20 Hz to 23 kHz
48.0 kHz/16 bits
20 Hz to 23 kHz
44.1 kHz/24 bits*
20 Hz to 21 kHz
44.1 kHz/16 bits
20 Hz to 21 kHz
44.1 kHz mono
20 Hz to 21 kHz
MP3 format
Specifications
320 kbps
20 Hz to 21 kHz
128 kbps
20 Hz to 17 kHz
64 kbps mono
20 Hz to 13 kHz
* LS-P4 model only
44When recording with built-in
stereo microphone
LS-P4:
20 Hz to 20 kHz ([Central Mic On])
60 Hz to 20 kHz ([Central Mic Off])
LS-P1:
60 Hz to 20 kHz
(Frequency response upper limit is set
by recording mode during MP3-format
recording.)
44During playback
EN
126
20 Hz to 44 kHz
(The upper and lower limit values of the
frequency response depend on each
recording format.)
Specifications
Battery life
The figures below are guideline values.
44When recording with built-in stereo microphone (using internal memory)
Nickel-metal hydride
rechargeable battery
96.0 kHz/24 bits
16 hours (approx.)
13 hours (approx.)
88.2 kHz/24 bits
17 hours (approx.)
14 hours (approx.)
48.0 kHz/24 bits*
24 hours (approx.)
Linear PCM
format
17 hours (approx.)
48.0 kHz/16 bits
26 hours (approx.)
20 hours (approx.)
44.1 kHz/24 bits*
25 hours (approx.)
17 hours (approx.)
44.1 kHz/16 bits
28 hours (approx.)
21 hours (approx.)
44.1 kHz mono
32 hours (approx.)
24 hours (approx.)
96.0 kHz/24 bits
11 hours (approx.)
9 hours (approx.)
88.2 kHz/24 bits
12 hours (approx.)
11 hours (approx.)
48.0 kHz/24 bits
13 hours (approx.)
12 hours (approx.)
FLAC* format
48.0 kHz/16 bits
15 hours (approx.)
14 hours (approx.)
44.1 kHz/24 bits
18 hours (approx.)
15 hours (approx.)
44.1 kHz/16 bits
19 hours (approx.)
16 hours (approx.)
44.1 kHz mono
21 hours (approx.)
18 hours (approx.)
320 kbps
31 hours (approx.)
22 hours (approx.)
128 kbps
35 hours (approx.)
25 hours (approx.)
64 kbps mono
39 hours (approx.)
28 hours (approx.)
MP3 format
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Specifications
Alkaline dry cell battery
Recording mode
*LS-P4 model only
EN
127
Specifications
44During audio file playback (all playback modes)
During speaker playback
Alkaline dry cell battery
Nickel-metal hydride
rechargeable battery
96.0 kHz/24 bits
11 hours (approx.)
10 hours (approx.)
88.2 kHz/24 bits
11 hours (approx.)
10 hours (approx.)
48.0 kHz/24 bits*
12 hours (approx.)
11 hours (approx.)
48.0 kHz/16 bits
13 hours (approx.)
11 hours (approx.)
44.1 kHz/24 bits*
13 hours (approx.)
11 hours (approx.)
44.1 kHz/16 bits
13 hours (approx.)
11 hours (approx.)
Recording mode
Linear PCM
format
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FLAC* format
Specifications
44.1 kHz mono
13 hours (approx.)
11 hours (approx.)
96.0 kHz/24 bits
8 hours (approx.)
7 hours (approx.)
88.2 kHz/24 bits
9 hours (approx.)
8 hours (approx.)
48.0 kHz/24 bits
12 hours (approx.)
10 hours (approx.)
48.0 kHz/16 bits
12 hours (approx.)
11 hours (approx.)
44.1 kHz/24 bits
12 hours (approx.)
11 hours (approx.)
44.1 kHz/16 bits
12 hours (approx.)
11 hours (approx.)
44.1 kHz mono
12 hours (approx.)
11 hours (approx.)
320 kbps
13 hours (approx.)
11 hours (approx.)
128 kbps
13 hours (approx.)
11 hours (approx.)
64 kbps mono
13 hours (approx.)
11 hours (approx.)
MP3 format
*LS-P4 model only
EN
128
Specifications
During earphone playback
Nickel-metal hydride
rechargeable battery
96.0 kHz/24 bits
17 hours (approx.)
14 hours (approx.)
88.2 kHz/24 bits
18 hours (approx.)
15 hours (approx.)
48.0 kHz/24 bits*
26 hours (approx.)
Linear PCM
format
20 hours (approx.)
48.0 kHz/16 bits
26 hours (approx.)
20 hours (approx.)
44.1kHz/24 bits*
28 hours (approx.)
21 hours (approx.)
44.1 kHz/16 bits
28 hours (approx.)
21 hours (approx.)
44.1 kHz mono
31 hours (approx.)
22 hours (approx.)
96.0 kHz/24 bits
16 hours (approx.)
12 hours (approx.)
88.2 kHz/24 bits
16 hours (approx.)
12 hours (approx.)
48.0 kHz/24 bits
25 hours (approx.)
FLAC* format
19 hours (approx.)
48.0 kHz/16 bits
28 hours (approx.)
20 hours (approx.)
44.1kHz/24 bits
30 hours (approx.)
21 hours (approx.)
44.1 kHz/16 bits
31 hours (approx.)
22 hours (approx.)
44.1 kHz mono
31 hours (approx.)
22 hours (approx.)
320 kbps
30 hours (approx.)
22 hours (approx.)
128 kbps
30 hours (approx.)
22 hours (approx.)
64 kbps mono
31 hours (approx.)
22 hours (approx.)
MP3 format
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Specifications
Alkaline dry cell battery
Recording mode
*LS-P4 model only
NOTE
• The battery life figures shown here were determined using an Olympus test method
(When [Mic Select]* is set to [Central Mic Off], and [LED] is set to [Off]). Actual battery
life figures will vary greatly according to the battery used and usage conditions
(Changing the playback speed or using the [Zoom Mic], [Noise Cancel], [Voice Balancer]
and [Bluetooth] functions may affect the battery life).
• Battery life will be shorter when using a nickel-metal hydride rechargeable battery that
has been used repeatedly.
• Battery life will be shorter when using a microSD card.
* LS-P4 model only
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Specifications
Recording time
The figures below are guideline values.
44Linear PCM format
Recording
mode
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Specifications
130
microSD card
LS-P1 (4GB)
32 GB
16 GB
8 GB
96.0 kHz/24 bits
3 hours,
30 minutes
(approx.)
1 hour,
30 minutes
(approx.)
14 hours,
30 minutes
(approx.)
7 hours,
15 minutes
(approx.)
3 hours,
30 minutes
(approx.)
88.2 kHz/24 bits
3 hours,
45 minutes
(approx.)
1 hour,
45 minutes
(approx.)
16 hours
(approx.)
7 hours,
45 minutes
(approx.)
3 hours,
45 minutes
(approx.)
48.0 kHz/24 bits*
7 hours
(approx.)
—
29 hours
(approx.)
14 hours,
30 minutes
(approx.)
7 hours,
15 minutes
(approx.)
48.0 kHz/16 bits
10 hours,
30 minutes
(approx.)
5 hours
(approx.)
44 hours
(approx.)
22 hours
(approx.)
11 hours
(approx.)
44.1 kHz/24 bits*
7 hours,
30 minutes
(approx.)
—
32 hours
(approx.)
15 hours,
30 minutes
(approx.)
7 hours,
45 minutes
(approx.)
44.1 kHz/16 bits
11 hours
(approx.)
5 hours,
30 minutes
(approx.)
48 hours
(approx.)
23 hours,
30 minutes
(approx.)
11 hours,
30 minutes
(approx.)
44.1 kHz mono
22 hours,
30 minutes
(approx.)
11 hours
(approx.)
96 hours
(approx.)
47 hours,
30 minutes
(approx.)
23 hours,
30 minutes
(approx.)
*LS-P4 model only
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Internal memory
LS-P4 (8GB)
Specifications
44FLAC* format
Recording
mode
Internal memory
LS-P4 (8GB)
32 GB
microSD card
16 GB
8 GB
96.0 kHz/24 bits
5 hours
(approx.)
21hours
(approx.)
10 hours
(approx.)
5 hours
(approx.)
88.2 kHz/24 bits
5 hours, 15 minutes
(approx.)
22 hours, 30 minutes
(approx.)
11 hours
(approx.)
5 hours, 30 minutes
(approx.)
48.0 kHz/24 bits
10 hours
(approx.)
42 hours
(approx.)
20 hours, 30 minutes
(approx.)
10 hours
(approx.)
48.0 kHz/16 bits
15 hours
(approx.)
63 hours
(approx.)
31 hours
(approx.)
15hours, 30 minutes
(approx.)
44.1 kHz/24 bits
10 hours, 30 minutes
(approx.)
45 hours, 30 minutes
(approx.)
22 hours, 30 minutes
(approx.)
11 hours
(approx.)
44.1 kHz/16 bits
16 hours
(approx.)
68 hours
(approx.)
34 hours
(approx.)
17 hours
(approx.)
44.1 kHz mono
32 hours, 30 minutes
(approx.)
137 hours
(approx.)
68 hours
(approx.)
34 hours
(approx.)
*LS-P4 model only
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44MP3 format
microSD card
Recording
mode
LS-P4 (8GB)
LS-P1 (4GB)
32 GB
16 GB
8 GB
320 kbps
50 hours
(approx.)
24 hours,
30 minutes
(approx.)
212 hours
(approx.)
105 hours
(approx.)
52 hours
(approx.)
128 kbps
126 hours
(approx.)
61 hours
(approx.)
530 hours
(approx.)
264 hours
(approx.)
132 hours
(approx.)
64 kbps mono
253 hours
(approx.)
123 hours
(approx.)
1060 hours
(approx.)
525 hours
(approx.)
264 hours
(approx.)
Specifications
Internal memory
NOTE
• Actually available recording times may be shorter than the figures shown here when
making short recordings repeatedly (Equipment displays of available/elapsed recording
times should be considered guideline values).
• Available recording time will also vary due to differences in the available memory
capacity of different microSD cards.
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Specifications
Maximum recording time per file
44MP3 format
• The maximum file size is limited to
approximately 2 GB in linear PCM (WAV)
format, and approximately 4 GB in FLAC*/
MP3 format.
• Regardless of the amount of remaining
memory, the maximum recording time per
file is restricted to the following values:
*LS-P4 model only
7
Recording time
96.0 kHz/24 bits
1 hour (approx.)
88.2 kHz/24 bits
1 hour (approx.)
48.0 kHz/24 bits*
2 hours (approx.)
48.0 kHz/16 bits
3 hours (approx.)
44.1 kHz/24 bits*
2 hours (approx.)
Recording time
320 kbps
29 hours, 40 minutes
(approx.)
128 kbps
74 hours, 30 minutes
(approx.)
64 kbps mono
149 hours (approx.)
Number of music tracks (songs) that can
be recorded
44Linear PCM format
Recording mode
Recording mode
The figures below are guideline values.
LS-P4 (8 GB)
1850 tracks (approx.)
LS-P1 (4 GB)
900 tracks (approx.)
(At 128 kbps, 4 minutes per track)
44.1 kHz/16 bits 3 hours, 20 minutes (approx.)
Specifications
44.1 kHz mono
6 hours, 40 minutes (approx.)
*LS-P4 model only
44FLAC* format
Recording mode
Recording time
96.0 kHz/24 bits 2 hours, 50 minutes (approx.)
88.2 kHz/24 bits 3 hours, 10 minutes (approx.)
48.0 kHz/24 bits 5 hours, 50 minutes (approx.)
48.0 kHz/16 bits 8 hours, 50 minutes (approx.)
44.1 kHz/24 bits 6 hours, 20 minutes (approx.)
44.1 kHz/16 bits 9 hours, 30 minutes (approx.)
44.1 kHz mono
*LS-P4 model only
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19 hours, 10 minutes
(approx.)
Note that voice recorder specifications
and appearance are subject to change
without prior notice for performance
improvements or other upgrading.
For customers in North and South
America:
FCC Notice
• This equipment has been tested and
found to comply with the limits for a Class
B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of
the FCC Rules. These limits are designed
to provide reasonable protection against
harmful interference in a residential
installation.
• This equipment generates, uses, and
can radiate radio frequency energy and,
if not installed and used in accordance
with the instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications.
• However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause
harmful interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined
by turning the equipment off and on,
the user is encouraged to try to correct
the interference by one or more of the
following measures:
- Reorient or relocate the receiving
antenna.
- Increase the separation between the
equipment and receiver.
- Connect the equipment into an outlet
on a circuit different from that to which
the receiver is connected.
- Consult the dealer or an experienced
radio/TV technician for help.
- Use only Olympus' supplied cable or
AC adapter when you connect the
applicable equipment to an external
device or a power outlet.
FCC CAUTION
Changes or modifications not expressly
approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user’s authority to
operate the equipment.
This transmitter must not be co-located
or operated in conjunction with any other
antenna or transmitter.
This equipment complies with FCC/IC
radiation exposure limits set forth for an
uncontrolled environment and meets the FCC
radio frequency (RF) Exposure Guidelines in
Supplement C to OET65 and RSS-102 of the
IC radio frequency (RF) Exposure rules. This
equipment has very low levels of RF energy
that are deemed to comply without testing of
specific absorption ratio (SAR).
For customers in USA
Declaration of Conformity
Model Number: LS-P4/LS-P1
Trade Name: OLYMPUS
Responsible Party: OLYMPUS AMERICA INC.
Address: 3500 Corporate Parkway, P.O. Box
610, Center Valley, PA 18034-0610, U.S.A.
Telephone Number: 484-896-5000
Tested To Comply With FCC Standards
FOR HOME OR OFFICE USE
This device complies with Part 15 of FCC
Rules and Industry Canada licence-exempt
RSS standard(s).
Operation is subject to the following two
conditions:
(1)this device may not cause harmful
interference, and
(2)this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation of this device.
For customers in CANADA
CAN ICES-3 (B)/NMB-3 (B)
For customers in Europe:
The “CE” mark indicates that this product complies with the European
requirements for safety, health, environment and customer protection.
CE-mark products are for sale in Europe.
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.
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.
To prevent possible hearing damage, do not listen at high volume levels for long
periods.
Hereby, Olympus Corporation declares that the radio equipment type LS-P4 is in compliance
with Directive 2014/53/EU.
The full text of the EU declaration of conformity is available at the following internet address:
http://www.olympus-europa.com/
OLYMPUS CORPORATION
2951 Ishikawa-machi, Hachioji-shi, Tokyo 192-8507, Japan.
OLYMPUS AMERICA INC.
3500 Corporate Parkway, P.O. Box 610, Center Valley, PA 18034-0610, U.S.A.
Tel. 484-896-5000
Technical Support (USA):
24/7 online automated help:
http://www.olympusamerica.com/support
Phone customer support:
Tel.: 1-888-553-4448 (Toll-free)
Premises:
Goods delivery:
Letters:
Our phone customer support is available
from 9 am to 9 pm (Monday to Friday) ET
http://www.olympusamerica.com/contactus
Olympus software updates can be obtained
at:
http://www.olympusamerica.com/digital
OLYMPUS EUROPA SE & CO. KG
Consumer Product Division
Wendenstrasse 14 - 18, 20097 Hamburg, Germany.
Tel. :+49 40 -23 77 3-0 / Fax +49 40 - 23 07 61
Modul H, Willi-Bleicher Str. 36, 52353 Düren, Germany.
Postfach 10 49 08, 20034 Hamburg, Germany.
European Technical Customer Support:
Please visit our homepage http://www.olympus-europa.com
or call our TOLL FREE NUMBER*: 00800 - 67 10 83 00
for Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Luxemburg, Netherlands,
Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom.
* Please note some (mobile) phone services / provider do not permit access or request an
additional prefix to +800 numbers.
For all not listed European Countries and in case that you can't get connected to the above
mentioned number please make use of the following
CHARGED NUMBER: + 49 40 - 237 73 899.
OLYMPUS AUSTRALIA PTY LTD.
Ground Floor, 82 Waterloo Road, Macquarie Park NSW 2113, Australia PO Box 1991 Macquarie
Centre NSW 2113
Tel: +61 2 9886 3992
http://www.olympus.com.au
Customer Service Centres:
Australia
Olympus Australia Pty Ltd.
Tel: 1300 659 678
Fax: +61 2 9889 7988
http://www.olympus.com.au
New Zealand
Dictation Distributors Ltd.
Tel: 0800 659 678
Fax: +64 9 303 3189
http://www.dictation.co.nz
OLYMPUS SINGAPORE PTE. LTD.
491B River Valley Road #12-01/04 Valley Point Office Tower, Singapore 248373
Tel. (65) 6834-0010
http://www.olympus.com.sg
OLYMPUS (MALAYSIA) SDN. BHD.
Unit No.10-8, Menara 1MK, Kompleks '1 Mont' Kiara', No.1, Jalan Kiara, Mont' Kiara,
50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel. (60) 3-6411-0000
http://www.olympus.com.my
OLYMPUS HONG KONG AND CHINA LIMITED
L43, Office To wer, Langham Place, 8 Argyle Street, Mongkok, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tel. (852) 2481-7812
https://www.olympus.com.hk
OLYMPUS (THAILAND) CO., LTD.
Imaging Products Division
23/112 Sorachai Building, 27th Floor, Soi Sukhumvit 63 (Ekamai), Sukhumvit Road,
Klongton Nua, Wattana, Bangkok, 10110 Thailand
Tel. (66) 2-787-8200
http://www.olympusimaging-th.com
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