Olympus DM-20 manual

User manual for the Olympus DM-20 in English. This PDF manual has 188 pages.

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1 VOICE & MUSIC DM-20 DM-10 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 recordings, we recommend that you test the record function and volume before use. EN INSTRUCTIONS INSTRUCTIONS MODE D’EMPLOI INSTRUCCIONES EN FR ES
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2 Table of Contents Table of Contents....................................... 2 Safe and Proper Usage ............................. 4 General Precautions .................................. 4 1 Getting Started Main Features ............................................ 6 Identification of Parts ................................. 8 Inserting Batteries ................................... 10 Using the AC Adapter .............................. 11 Switching Between the Voice Recorder and Music Player............................... 11 Setting Time/Date (TIME&DATE) ............ 12 Installing Software ................................... 14 2 When Using the Recorder as a Voice Recorder Recording ................................................ 18 Using the Variable Control Voice Actuator (VCVA) ...................... 20 Recording with External Microphone ...... 22 Recording Modes (REC MODE) ............. 23 Microphone Sensitivity (MIC SENSE) ..... 24 Playing ..................................................... 25 Repeat Playback...................................... 27 Noise Cancel Function ............................ 29 Index Marks ............................................. 30 Menu List (VOICE mode) ........................ 31 3 Managing Files on Your PC Using DSS Player Software .................... 32 Using Online Help ................................... 33 Connecting to Your PC ............................ 34 Running DSS Player ................................ 38 4 Using the Recorder as a Music Player Using the Recorder as a Music Player .... 40 Using Windows Media Player .................. 40 Window Names (Windows Media Player) ................... 42 Copying Music from CD .......................... 43 Transferring Music File to the Recorder..... 44 Music Playback ........................................ 45 Increasing the WOW effect (WOW EFFECT) ............................... 48 Menu List (MUSIC mode) ........................ 50 5 Feature Common to the Voice Recorder and Music Player Erasing ..................................................... 51 Hold.......................................................... 54
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3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 6 Using the Recorder as a Reader / Writer Using the Recorder as a Reader/Writer .................................... 55 7 Other Information Alarm Message List ................................. 56 Troubleshooting ....................................... 58 Accessories (optional) ............................. 59 Specifications .......................................... 59 Technical Assistance And Support ......... 61
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4 Safe and Proper Usage Before using your new recorder, read this manual carefully to ensure that you know how to operate it safely and correctly. Keep this manual in an easily accessible location for future reference. • The warning symbols indicate important safety related information. To protect yourself and others from personal injury or damage to property, it is essential that you always read the warnings and information provided. General Precautions ● Do not leave the recorder in hot, humid locations such as inside a closed automobile under direct sunlight or on the beach in the summer. ● Do not store the recorder in places exposed to excessive moisture or dust. ● Do not use organic solvents such as alcohol and lacquer thinner to clean the unit. ● Do not place the recorder on top of or near electric appliances such as TVs or refrigerators. Using the Online Manual When you install the DSS Player 2002 on your PC from the CD-ROM, you can use an online expanded version of this instruction manual, allowing you to learn more about the digital voice recorder. If the DSS Player is installed, click on the [Start] button, select[AllPrograms],then[OLYMPUSDSSPlayer2002], thenclickon[DM-20/10ONLINEINSTRUCTIONS]. You can read more about the items listed below. Operating Environment ............................... 14 Uninstalling Software .................................. 19 Listening While Audio Is Recorded (Recording Monitor) .............................. 26 Recording Sound Played Back by Another Device ................................ 29 Continuous Playback (ALL PLAY) .............. 34 Auto Backspace review (BACK SPACE) ..................................... 35 Assigning File Comments (COMMENT) ......................................... 40 LCD Display Information (VOICE mode) ...................................... 41 Window Names (DSS Player) ..................... 52 Download Voice Files from the Recorder ............................................... 53 Play a Voice File .......................................... 55 Upload Voice Files to the Recorder ............ 56 Send Voice Files with E-mail ....................... 58 Changing User ID ........................................ 58 Changing a Folder Name ............................ 59 Editing File Comments ................................ 59 Editing a Template ....................................... 60 Changing the User Equalizer (USER EQ) ........................................... 71 LCD Display Information (MUSIC mode) ...................................... 73 Changing Playback Order of Music File ..... 75 Locking Files (LOCK) .................................. 80 Alarm Playback Function (ALARM) ............ 81 LCD Contrast Adjustment (CONTRAST) ........................................ 84 Backlight (BACKLIGHT) .............................. 85 System Sounds (BEEP) .............................. 86 Assigning Folder Names (FOLDER NAME) ................................. 87 Moving Files Across Folders ....................... 90 Formatting the Recorder (FORMAT) .......... 92
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5 Batteries Warning • Batteries should never be exposed to flame, heated, short-circuited or disassembled. • Do not attempt to recharge alkaline, lithium or any other non-rechargeable batteries. • Never use any battery with a torn or cracked outer cover. • Keep batteries out of the reach of children. • If you notice anything unusual when using this product such as abnormal noise, heat, smoke, or a burning odor: AC Adapter Warning • Do not attempt to disassemble, repair or modify the AC adapter in any way. • Keep foreign objects including water, metal, or flammable substances from getting inside the product. • Do not moisten the AC adapter or touch it with a wet hand. • Do not use the AC adapter in the vicinity- of flammable gas (including gasoline, benzine and lacquer thinner). In case • ... the internal parts of the AC adapter are exposed because it has been dropped or otherwise damaged: • ... the AC adapter is dropped in water, or if water, metal flammable substances or other foreign objects get inside it: • ... you notice anything unusual when using the AC adapter such as abnormal noise, heat, smoke, or a burning odor: 1 do not touch any of the exposed parts; 2 immediately disconnect the power supply plug from the power outlet, and; 3 call your dealer or local Olympus representative for servicing. Continued use of the AC adapter under these circumstances could result in electric shock, fire or injury. ● Avoid recording or playing back near cellular phones or other wireless equipment, as they may cause interference and noise. If you experience noise, move to another place, or move the recorder further away from such equipment. ● Avoid sand or dirt. These can cause irreparable damage. ● Avoid strong vibrations or shocks. ● Do not disassemble, repair or modify the unit yourself. ● Do not operate the unit while operating a vehicle (such as a bicycle, motorcycle, or go-cart). ● Keep the unit out of the reach of children. <Warning regarding data loss> Recorded content in memory may be destroyed or erased by operating mistakes, unit malfunction, or during repair work. It is recommended to back up and save important content to other media such as a computer hard disk. 1 remove the batteries immediately while being careful not to burn yourself, and; 2 call your dealer or local Olympus representative for service.
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6 1 Main Features ● Dual function recorder as a Digital Voice Recorder and a Digital Music Player (☞ P.18,40). ● Includes the Olympus DSS Player software and Windows Media Player (☞ P.14). ● Includes a dual function Remote Controller and Microphone (☞ P.22).*1 ● A Ear/Mic/Remote Controller Jack with switch-over depending on the application. ● A USB connected Cradle for data download from the recorder to the PC (☞ P.34). ● The recorder can also be used as a removable external memory reader/writer (☞ P.55). ● The large LCD screen with backlight can be easily read even in the dark. ● You may assign your own names to folders. Main features of the Digital Voice Recorder ● The recorder stores highly compressed DSS and WMA format voice messages in integrated flash memory.*2 ● The recorder supports three recording modes, HQ (High Quality) mode, SP (Standard Playback) mode and LP (Long Playback) mode. If a stereo microphone (optional) is used, you can enjoy recording in SHQ (Stereo High Quality) mode (☞ P.23). Main Features Recording time*3 • DM-20 (128MB) SHQ mode : 4 hours 20 minutes HQ mode : 8 hours 45 minutes SP mode : 20 hours 55 minutes LP mode : 44 hours 45 minutes • DM-10 (64MB) SHQ mode : 2 hours 10 minutes HQ mode : 4 hours 20 minutes SP mode : 10 hours 25 minutes LP mode : 22 hours 20 minutes ● The five folders can hold 199 files each, for the maximum of 995 recordings (☞ P.18). ● You can input file comments.*4 ● The recorder has a Noise Cancel Function (☞ P.29). ● Recorded files may be moved from one folder to another. ● You can insert or delete index marks (☞ P.30).*4 ● The recorder has Fast Playback and Slow Playback functions to control playback speed (☞ P.26). ● Comes with DSS Player software (☞ P.32).
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7 1 Main features of the Digital Music Player ● Can play back music files in MP3 and WMA format. Playback time*5 DM-20 (128 MB) : 100 to 340 minutes DM-10 (64 MB) : 50 to 170 minutes ● Has built-in WOW (☞ P.48). ● You can change the playback equalizer settings. *1: Depending on the product you purchased, the remote controller microphone may not be included. For the supplied components, see the descriptions on the package. *2: DSS format in SP and LP mode recording, and WMA format in SHQ and HQ mode recording. *3: Available recording time for one continuous file. Available recording time may be shorter if many short recordings are made. (The displayed available recording time and recorded time are approximate indications.) *4: For WMA files, these functions are only available for files recorded with this recorder or the IC recorders from Olympus. *5: The total storage time will vary depending on the bit rate of each music file. Main Features IBM and PC/AT are the trademarks or registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation. Microsoft, Windows and Windows Media are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Apple, Macintosh, iMac, Mac, and PowerMac are trademarks or registered trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc. Intel and Pentium are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation. Adobe and Acrobat Reader are registered trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated. WOW, SRS and symbol are trademarks of SRS Labs, Inc. WOW technology is incorporated under license from SRS Labs, Inc. CORTOLOGIC is a registered trademark of Cortologic AG. Other product and brand names mentioned herein may be the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
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8 1 Identification of Parts 1 EAR/MIC/REMOTE jack 2 Built-in microphone 3 Record/Play indicator lamp 4 REC (Record) button 5 STOP button 6 PLAY button 7 FF (Fast Forward) button 8 REW (Rewind) button 9 VOL (+) button 0 VOL (–) button ! PC (USB) terminal @ ERASE button # FOLDER/REPEAT button $ INDEX/EQ button % DISPLAY/MENU button ^ Display (LCD panel) & Strap hole * Power jack ( Battery cover ) Cradle attachment point - Mode (VOICE/MUSIC) switch = HOLD switch q Built-in speaker Identification of Parts 1 2 3 % ^ $ # @ 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 ! - = q * & ) (
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9 1 Identification of Parts 1 Battery indicator 2 VCVA (Variable Control Voice Actuator) indicator 3 WOW indicator 4 Alarm indicator 5 Microphone sensitivity display 6 Record mode indicator 7 Erase lock indicator 8 Repeat, Random play indicator 9 Current file number 0 Total number of recorded files in the folder ! Character Information display Remote Controller Microphone Display (LCD Panel) 1 Built-in microphone 2 VOL (+) button 3 VOL (–) button 4 FF (Fast Forward) button 5 REW (Rewind) button 6 PLAY button 7 STOP button 8 REC (Record) button/ REC indicator lamp 9 Clip 0 HOLD switch ! EAR jack 6 5 7 8 3 4 2 1 0 9 ! ! 2 1 3 4 6 5 0 9 8 7 Depending on the product you purchased, the remote controller microphone may not be included. For the supplied components, see the descriptions on the package.
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10 1 Inserting Batteries 1Lightly press down on the arrow and slide the battery cover open. 2Insert two AAA alkaline batteries, observing the correct polarity. 3Close the battery cover completely. Replacing batteries The battery indicator on the display changes as the batteries lose power. 1 2 3 When appears on the display, replace the batteries as soon as possible. When the batteries are too weak, the recorder shuts down and “BATTERY LOW” appears on the display. AAA alkaline batteries are recommended. An optional Ni-MH Rechargeable Battery from Olympus can be used for the recorder (☞ P.59). Inserting Batteries ................................................................................................................................................................. Notes • Be sure to stop the recorder before replacing the batteries. Unloading the batteries while the recorder is in use may corrupt the file. If you are recording into a file and the batteries run out, you will lose your currently recorded file because the file header will not be able to close. It is crucial to change the batteries once you see only one Hash mark in the battery icon. • Be sure to replace both batteries at the same time. • Never mix old and new batteries, or batteries of different types and/or brands. • If it takes longer than 1 minute to replace dead batteries, you may have to reset the time when you load fresh batteries (☞ P.12). • Remove the batteries if you are not going to use the recorder for an extended period of time. → → →
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11 1 Using the AC Adapter/Switching Between the Voice Recorder and Music Player Switching Between the Voice Recorder and Music Player This device can be used as a voice recorder or as a music player. Using the mode switch, choose between VOICE or MUSIC option. VOICE : For recording or playing back voice files. MUSIC: For listening to music files. Using theACAdapter Plug the optional AC adapter (Olympus Model A321 or A322) into household power outlet and connect the power plug to the recorder’s power connector (DC 3 V) as shown in the illustration. Always stop recording before connection. Otherwise it may not be possible to play back the voice data being recorded. Warning • Always stop recording before connection or disconnection. • When the AC adapter is not in use, disconnect the power supply plug from the power outlet. • Use only the correct power supply voltage as indicated on the adapter. • Do not use the AC adapter when connecting the recorder to the USB port. Set the mode switch to VOICE before operating the recorder. Set the mode switch to MUSIC before operating the recorder. Convenient features that can be used with both the Voice Recorder and Music Player. Meaning of icons in this manual
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12 1 Setting Time/Date (TIME&DATE) PLAY button STOP button (Exits the menu) STOP button FF/REW button FF/REW button (alters a choice) MENU button (switching the data displayed) PLAY button (accepts a choice and moves on to the next item) When the remote controller microphone is connected, buttons with the same names as those on the recorder work analogously. Setting Time/Date (TIME&DATE) If you have set the time and date, information as to when an audio file is recorded is stored automatically with that file. The time and date should be set to ease file management tasks. The time and date setting is also needed to perform the alarm playback function. The hour indicator will flash automatically when you load batteries before using the recorder for the first time, or after the recorder hasn't been used for a long time. Proceed from step 1. 1Set the hour. 1 Press the FF button or REW button to set the hour. 2 Press the PLAY button to accept t h e hour. • You can choose between 12 and 24 hour display by pressing the MENU button while setting the hour and minute. Example: 5:45 P.M. PM 5:45 ←→ 17:45 (Initial setting) 2Set the minute. 1 Press the FF button or REW button to set the minute. 2 Press the PLAY button to accept t h e minute. 3Set the year. 1 Press the FF button or REW button to set the year. 2 Press the PLAY button to accept t h e year. • You can choose the order of the year, month, day by pressing the MENU button while setting them.
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13 1 Example: March 14, 2003 3M 14D 2003Y (Initial setting) ↓ 14D 3M 2003Y ↓ 2003Y 3M 14D 4Set the month. 1 Press the FF button or REW button to set the month. 2 Press the PLAY button to accept t h e month. Changing the Time/Date 5Set the date. 1 Press the FF button or REW button to set the date. 2 Press the PLAY button to accept the date. 6Press the STOP button to close the menu. .......................................................................... Note If you press the STOP button during the setup operation, the recorder will save the items that were set to that point. 1Press and hold the MENU button for 1 second or longer. The menu opens (☞ P.31,50). 2PresstheFForREWbuttonuntil“TIME &DATE” flashes on the display. 3Press the PLAY button. Time/Date screen appears. The hour indicator flashes, indicating the start of the Time/Date setup process. 3 2 1 Follow the same steps starting at step 1 in “Setting Time/Date” (☞ P.12). Setting Time/Date (TIME&DATE)
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14 1 Installing Software Before you connect the recorder to your PC and use it, you must first install the utility software from the included Software CD. Applications included with “Voice & Music DM Series Utility Software” • DSS Player: Recorded voice files can be downloaded to the PC for complete file management and playback solution. • Windows Media Player: Music data can be converted into music files and uploaded to the recorder. • Acrobat Reader is installed on your PC. It is required to view the accompanying manual in PDF format. Be sure to confirm the following before installation: • Exit all running applications. • Eject the floppy disk if you are using one. • If you are running Windows2000/XP or Mac OS X on the network, you need to log on as an Administrator. Installing Software
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15 1 1Insert OLYMPUS Voice & Music DM Series Utility Software into the CD- ROM drive. The installation program will start automatically. Once the program starts, jump to step 4. If it does not, follow the procedures in steps 2 and 3. 2Click the [Start] button and select [Run]. 3Enter “D:\setup.exe” in the [Open] field and click [OK] . This is assuming the CD-ROM drive is D. 4The installation Language Selection dialog box opens. Click the desired language to select it. 5Select the necessary software, when the OLYMPUS Voice & Music DM Series Utility Software opening screen appears. Windows Installing Software Installing DSS Player 6Confirm your acceptance of the terms of the LicensingAgreement. You must accept the terms of the Licensing Agreement to install DSS Player. If you accept them, click [Yes]. 7Register user information. Register user information. Enter your name, company name, and license ID number (serial number). The license ID number is printed on the license ID card. Click [Next]. A confirmation dialog box opens, click [Yes]. 8Select where to install DSS Player. This lets you specify the folder in which to install DSS Player. Click [Browse] to find the desired installation folder. To accept the default folder, click [Next]. Note If the installation folder does not exist, a confirmation dialog box opens to get your permission to create a folder for this purpose. Click [Yes]. 9Select a program menu folder. You may change the program menu folder to another one, such as [Start Up]. To accept the default folder, click [Next]. 10Authorizing the start of file copying. Confirm all “Current Settings”. To accept them, click [Next].
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16 1 Installing Software Note To change the program menu folder or installation folder, click [Back]. 11Copy files. Wait until DSS Player is installed on your PC, then click [Finish]. The screen returns to the opening screen automatically. If you would like to install Windows Media Player at this time, please select “Install Windows Media Player” and proceed to step 12 below. Installing Windows Media Player 12Confirm acceptance of the terms of the Licensing Agreement. You must accept the terms of the Licensing Agreement to install Windows Media Player. If you accept them, click [I Accept]. Installing Windows Media Player. 13Select your Privacy Options. You can set up your privacy options on this screen. If you want to install the software applying to your environment, change the check in the checkbox. To select the default, click [Next]. 14Customize the Installation Option. Select the installation options. To select the default, click [Finish]. Installation is complete and Windows Media Player will start up. Close Windows Media Player to return to the opening screen. If you would like to install Acrobat Reader at this time, please select “Install Acrobat Reader” and proceed to step 15 below. Install Acrobat Reader 15Install Acrobat Reader according to the directions on the screen. Installing the Device Driver 16Connect the recorder to your PC, referring to “Connecting to Your PC” (☞ P.34). When you connect the recorder to your PC for the first time after installing DSS Player, the recorder's driver will be installed automatically. If the driver is installed properly, DSS Player will start automatically. Installing Software
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17 1 Macintosh 1Insert OLYMPUS Voice & Music DM Series Utility Software into the CD- ROM drive. 2Double-click CD icon. Double-click the desired language to select it. 3Double-click the following icon. (OS 9.x) DSS Player for Mac Installer (OS X) DSS Player (for Mac) Installer OS X 4Click [Continue] when the DSS Player for Mac opening screen appears. 5Confirm your acceptance of the terms of the Licensing Agreement. You must accept the terms of the Licensing Agreement to install DSS Player for Mac. If you accept them, click [Agree]. 6Select where to install DSS Player for Mac. This lets you specify the folder in which to install DSS Player for Mac. To accept the default folder, click [Choose]. Installing DSS Player for Mac. 7Completing setup. Installation has finished. Click [Quit]. If you installed the software into the OS 9.x, you need restart your PC after completing the installation. Installing Software
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18 2 Recording When Using the Recorder as a Voice Recorder The recorder provides five folders, A, B, C, D and E, and each message recorded in a folder is saved as a Digital Speech Standard (DSS) file or a Windows Media Audio (WMA) file. These five folders can be selectively used to distinguish the kind of recording; for example, Folder A might be used to store private information, while Folder B might be dedicated to holding business information. Up to 199 messages can be recorded per folder. 1Press the FOLDER button to choose a folder. The folder name is displayed. a Total number of recorded files in the folder b Current file number c Current folder 2Press the REC button to start recording. The record/play indicator lamp glows red. Aim the microphone at the sound source. When using the remote controller microphone for recording, the indicator lamp and internal microphone of the recorder are switched off. d Current recording mode e Recording time f Remaining recording time 3Press the STOP button to stop recording. b a c f e d 3 1 2 2 3 Recording Microphone Microphone
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19 2 Recording functions Pause Recording Pause Press the REC button while recording. ➥“REC PAUSE” will flash on the display. Resume Recording Press the REC button again. ➥Recording will resume at the point of interruption. Note The recorder will time out after 10 minutes when left in “REC PAUSE”. Recording Recording Notes • A beep will sound when remaining recording time reaches 60 seconds, 30 seconds, and 10 seconds while recording. • “MEMORY FULL” or “FOLDER FULL” will be displayed when the memory or folder capacity is full. Delete any unnecessary files before recording any further (☞ P.51) or transfer voice files to your computer using DSS Player Software.
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20 2 Using the Variable Control VoiceActuator (VCVA) When the microphone senses that sounds have reached a preset threshold volume level, the built-in Variable Control Voice Actuator (VCVA) starts recording automatically, and stops when the volume drops below the threshold level. The VCVA feature help extend recording time and conserve memory by turning off recording during silent periods. This helps make the playback, with no lulls or dead space, more efficient and convenient. 1Press and hold the MENU button for 1 second or longer. The menu opens (☞ P.31). 2Press the FF or REW button until “VCVA” flashes on the display. 3Press the PLAY button. The VCVA setup process begins. 4Press the FF or REW button to choose between ON and OFF. ON : Will start recording in VCVA mode. OFF : Will resume recording in normal mode. 5Press the PLAY button to complete the setup screen. 6Press the STOP button to close the menu. When ON is selected, a VCVA indication will be displayed on the screen. 2,4 6 1 3,5 2,4 3,5 6 Using the Variable Control Voice Actuator (VCVA)
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21 2 7Press the REC button to start recording. When the sound volume is lower than the preset threshold sound level, recording automatically stops after 1 sec approximately, recording automatically pauses after approximately 1 second, and “STANDBY” flashes on the display. The record/play indicator lamp glows when recording starts and flashes when recording pauses. * When the remote controller is connected, the REC indicator lamp on the remote controller lights up but the record/play indicator lamp on the recorder will be switched off. Adjust the start/stop actuation level Press the FF or REW button to adjust the pause sound level during recording. The VCVA level can be set to any of 15 different values. The higher the value, the more sensitive the recoder to sounds. At the highest value, even the faintest sound will activate recording. The VCVA pause sound level can be adjusted according to the ambient (background) noise. a Level meter (varies according to the sound volume being recorded) b Start level (moves to the right/left according to the set level) 7 7 a b ................................................................................................................ Notes • The start/stop actuation level also varies depending on the selected microphone sensitivity mode (☞ P.24). • To ensure successful recordings, prior testing and adjustment of the start/ stop actuation level is recommended. Using the Variable Control Voice Actuator (VCVA)
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22 2 To enhance sound quality during recording, use the Remote Controller Microphone or an optional external microphone. If a stereo microphone is used, recording in SHQ (Stereo High-Quality) mode is possible. Please note, when a microphone is connected to the jack on the recorder, the jack functional switch-over is made automatically. Recording with External Microphone 1Make sure that the recorder has stopped. 2Connect to the jack on the recorder. If an external microphone is connected to the jack on the recorder, the built-in microphone is disabled. Applicable external microphones ● Remote controller microphone: MR12 MR12 contains a non-directional microphone. With a clip, you can attach the microphone on your jacket's pocket, etc. This microphone is used to record your voice or voices of people close to you. ● Noise-Cancellation microphone: ME12 (optional) (Dictation microphone) This microphone is used to record your own voice while minimizing surrounding noise. ● Stereo microphone: ME50S (optional) When using a stereo microphone, the recorder will switch-over to SHQ mode automatically and recording in WMA format, noise-free sound can be accomplished. Stereo recording is only possible in SHQ mode. .............................................................................................................. Notes • Do not insert or remove a microphone into or from the jack while recording. • If an earphone is connected to the remote controller recording is not possible. • If an earphone is connected to the remote controller EAR jack while recording, recording will stop automatically. Recording with External Microphone
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23 2 You can select from among three recording modes: HQ (High Quality) mode, SP (Standard Playback) mode and LP (Long Playback) mode. If an optional stereo microphone is used, the only possible recording mode is SHQ (Stereo High Quality). Recording Modes (REC MODE) 1Press and hold the MENU button for 1 second or longer. “REC MODE” will be displayed on the screen (☞ P.31). 2Press the PLAY button. The recording mode setup process begins. 3Press the FF or REW button to choose from HQ, SP and LP. 4Press the PLAY button to complete the setup screen. 5Press the STOP button to close the menu. ....................................................................................................... Note Choose SHQ/HQ or SP mode for recording meetings or lectures with crisp clarity. 3 5 1 2,4 3 2,4 5 Recording Modes (REC MODE)
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24 2 Microphone sensitivity is adjustable to meet recording needs. Microphone Sensitivity (MIC SENSE) 1Press and hold the MENU button for 1 second or longer. The menu opens (☞ P.31). 2Press the FF or REW button until “MIC SENSE” flashes on the display. 3Press the PLAY button. The microphone sensitivity setup process begins. 4Press the FF or REW button to choose between CONFERENCE and DICTATION. CONFERENCE: High-sensitivity mode that records sounds in all directions. DICTATION: Low-sensitivity mode suited for dictation. 5Press the PLAY button to complete the setup screen. 6Press the STOP button to close the menu. ....................................................................................................... Notes • If you want to record clear or noise-free dictation, select DICTATION mode and place the microphone 3 to 4 inches from the source. • If the ambient (background) noise is too loud to get a clear recording even in DICTATION mode, we recommend that you use an ME12 single directional microphone (sold separately). 2,4 6 1 3,5 2,4 3,5 6 Microphone Sensitivity (MIC SENSE)
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25 2 Playing 1Press the FOLDER button to choose folder. 2Press the FF or REW button to choose the file that you want to play. If you keep pressing the FF or REW button in stop mode, the recorder continuously skips to the beginnings of files. 3Press the PLAY button to start playback. The record/play indicator lamp glows green. a Current playback time b Total recording time of the file being played 4Press the VOL (+) or VOL (–) button to select the proper sound volume. The display shows the volume level. You can choose between 0 to 30. 5Press the STOP button at any point you want to stop the playback. Resume playback by pressing PLAY button again. b a 2 5 1 3 2 3 4 4 5 Playing ....................................................................................................... Note You can listen to audio playback through the earphone connected to the jack on the recorder or the EAR jack on the remote controller.
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26 2 Playing *1: As in normal playback, operations such as playback stop, file cueing, and index mark (☞ P.30) insertion are possible in fast playback and slow playback. *2: If you keep pressing the FF or REW button in stop mode, the recorder continuously skips to the beginnings of files (F.SKIP/ B.SKIP). *3: If an index mark is encountered midway, playback begins at that point. Note If you set Noise Cancel to “LOW” or “HIGH”, you cannot use the Fast Playback and Slow Playback functions. Playback functions Fast Playback (F.PLAY) Slow Playback (S.PLAY) Cue (CUE) Review (REVIEW) Skipping to beginning of a file*2 Operation Press the PLAY button once while playing a file.*1 ➥ The recorder plays back at approximately 50% faster than normal rate. Press the PLAY button once while fast playing back.*1 ➥ The recorder plays back at approximately 25% slower than normal rate. Hold the FF button while playing a file. ➥ The recorder stops when it reaches the end of the file. Continue pressing the FF button to proceed with the cue from the beginning of the next file. Hold the REW button while playing a file. ➥ The recorder stops when it reaches the beginning of the file. Continue pressing the REW button to proceed with the review from the end of the previous file. Press the FF button during playback, fast playback, or slow playback.*3 ➥ The next file is cued and playback starts at the original speed. Press the REW button during playback, fast playback, or slow playback.*3 ➥ The file being played is cued and playback starts at the original speed. How to Cancel Press the PLAY button 2 times while fast playing back. ➥ Playback returns to normal rate. Press the PLAY button once while slow playing back. ➥ Playback returns to normal rate. Release the FF button. ➥ Replays at the original speed. Release the REW button. ➥ Replays at the original speed. Playing
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27 2 This function enables repeated playback of part of the file being played. If the continuous playback function is used together, two or more files can be repeatedly replayed as long as they are in the same folder. Repeat Playback 1Choose the file for Repeat Playback, and press the PLAY button. File playback begins. 2Press the REPEAT button briefly at the point you want to start Repeat Playback. “REPEAT END?” flashes until you designate the end point. 3Press the REPEAT button briefly again at the position you want Repeat Playback to end. The recorder repeatedly plays back the section between the start and the end positions until you cancel Repeat Playback. If continuous playback is set to ON, the end position can be set to the extent of the last file in the folder. 2,3 1 1 Repeat Playback
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28 2 4 4 4Press the STOP button. Repeat Playback is cancelled. You can use Fast Playback and Slow Playback functions, insert and delete index marks, and use the Noise Cancel function. Repeat Playback ....................................................................................................... Notes • If no end position is designated, the end of the file becomes automatically the end position. If continuous playback is set to “ON”, the end of the last file in the folder is set to the end position and then repeated playback starts. • If you pass the start or end position by pressing the REW or FF button, Repeat Playback will be cancelled. • To use this function, briefly press the REPEAT button. If you hold it 1 second or longer, the Moving Files screen appears. Repeat Playback
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29 2 If recorded audio is difficult to understand because of noise, adjust the Noise Cancel setting level. Noise will be reduced in the file when its played back for better sound quality. Noise Cancel Function 1Press and hold the MENU button for 1 second or longer while the file is playing. Displays currently set Noise Cancel level. 2Press the MENU button again to choose a noise cancel level. The levels switch in the following rotation, “OFF” “LOW” “HIGH”. If the display is already set to Noise Cancel, start from step 2. Change the Noise Cancel level within 8 seconds, otherwise the level is set at the displayed level and the display returns to its original view. ....................................................................................................... Notes • If you set it to “LOW” or “HIGH”, the display flashes the Noise Cancel level for about 2 seconds when a file is played back. • If you set Noise Cancel to “LOW” or “HIGH”, the setting remains valid until it's set to “OFF”. • If you set Noise Cancel to “LOW” or “HIGH”, you cannot use the Fast Playback and Slow Playback functions. • If Noise Cancel is used for files recorder in SHQ, the files will be played in monaural mode. 1,2 Noise Cancel Function
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30 2 Index Marks Index marks can be placed in a file during recording or playback to provide and quick and easy way of keeping track of important sections in the file. Setting an Index Mark 1Press the INDEX button during recording or playback to set an index mark. An index number appears on the display. Locating an Index Mark 2Hold the FF or REW button while playing a file. The recorder stops for 1 second when it reaches the index mark. Clearing an Index Mark 3Locate the index mark you want to clear. 4Press the ERASE button while the index number appears for approximately 2 seconds on the display. The index mark is erased. ..................................................................................................................... Notes • Up to 16 index marks can be set in a file. Attempting to set more index marks will cause “INDEX FULL” to appear on the display. • Index marks cannot be set or cleared in a locked file. • In case of WMA files, index marks can only be placed in files recorded with Olympus recorders. Index Marks 2 1 4
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31 2 REC MODE MIC SENSE LOCK BACK SPACE ALL PLAY TIME&DATE FORMAT CONTRAST BEEP BACKLIGHT COMMENT FOLDER NAME ALARM VCVA EXT.INPUT Menu List (VOICE mode) Selection from HQ, SP and LP modes. Notes • Part of the menu is common with the MUSIC mode. • If you press the STOP button or the REC button, during a menu setup operation, the recorder will stop and apply the items that were set to that point. • The recorder will stop if you leave it idle for 3 minutes during a menu setup operation, when a selected item is not applied. Locking files setting. Selection between ON (locked) and OFF (unlocked). Back space setting. Selection from OFF, 1 SEC SKIP and 2 SEC SKIP. Continuous playback setting. Selection between ON (enabled) and OFF (disabled). Time/Date setting. In order of hour, minute, year, month and day (☞P.12). Recorder formatting. LCD contrast adjustment. Adjust the level from 1 to 12. System sounds setting. Selection between ON (enabled) and OFF (disabled). Backlight setting. Selection between ON (enabled) and OFF (disabled). Assigning file comments. Folder naming. Alarm playback setting. Selection between ON (enabled) and OFF (disabled). Press and hold the MENU button for 1 second or longer. Mic sense setting (☞P.24). Selection between CONFERENCE (high-sensitivity mode) and DICTATION (low-sensitivity mode). VCVA setting (☞P.20). Switch between ON (enabled) and OFF (disabled). Press the FF button or REW button. Menu List (VOICE mode) EXT.INPUT setting. Selection from AUTO SELECT, STEREO INPUT and MONAURAL INPUT.
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32 3 Using DSS Player Software Using DSS Player Software Managing Files on Your PC The DSS Player Software can be used to do the following: • Playback voice files on your PC and on the recorder when connected via USB. Download files from the recorder to the PC or upload files from the PC to the recorder. • Change the order of the music files stored in the recorder. Precautions on using the recorder connected to a PC ● When you are downloading a file from the recorder or uploading a file to the recorder, do not remove the USB cable even if the screen is indicating you can. Data is still being transferred while the record/play indicator lamp is blinking. When removing the USB cable, be sure to follow the description in ☞P35. If the USB cable is removed before the drive is stopped, data may not be successfully transferred. ● On a PC, do not format the drive of the recorder. Initialization is not successfully achieved on a PC. For initialization, follow the instructions in the menu screen of the recorder. ● Folder (directory) names displayed by file management tools such as Explorer attached to Microsoft Windows and Finder attached to Mac OS are different from the folder names settable with the recorder or DSS player. ● If folders or files stored on the recorder are moved or renamed by using a file management tool such as Explorer or Finder, the order of files may be changed or files may become unrecognizable. ● Data can be written or uploaded to the recorder eventhough the attribute of the recorder drive is shown as Read-only by the operating system of the PC. ● As the noise may cause adverse effects on electronics devices nearby the recorder, unplug the earphone and remote controller when you connect the recorder to a PC.
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33 3 Using Online Help To open Online Help, you have the following options. (Windows) • Click the [Start] button, select [All Programs], then [Olympus DSS Player 2002], then click [Help]. • While DSS Player is running, choose [Contents] from the [Help] menu. • While DSS Player is running, press [F1] on the keyboard. (Macintosh) • While DSS Player is running, choose [DSS Player for Mac Help] from the [Help] menu. Search by Contents 1Once the Online Help screen appears, click the Contents tab. 2Double-click the icon of the desired topic heading. The title of the topic is displayed. 3Double-click the icon of the desired topic. An explanation of the topic is displayed. Search by Key word 1Once the Online Help screen appears, click the Index tab. 2Enter text. Matcing keywords are located automatically. 3Choose a topic, then click [Display]. An explanation of the topic is displayed. ................................................................................................................................................................. Note For more information on menus and operations, refer to Online Help. You will be able to use Online Help after DSS Player is installed. Using Online Help 1 2 3 1 2 3
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34 3 Connecting to Your PC Connecting to your PC using the USB cable 1Release the HOLD switch. 2Insert end A of the USB cable to your PC's USB port or USB hub. 3Confirm that the recorder is not in use before attaching end b of the USB cable to the terminal port of the recorder. “REMOTE” is displayed on recorder if the USB cable is connected. REMOTE Windows Macintosh When the recorder is connected and “My Computer” is opened, a removable disk drive is displayed. If “Add New Hardware Wizard” appears, cancel the wizard by pressing the [Cancel] button and then install DSS Player. If the recorder is connected to Mac OS, an icon with a drive name of “unlabeled” appears. Be sure to finish installing DSS Player before connecting the recorder. Connecting to Your PC
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35 3 Connecting to Your PC 1Confirm that the record/play indicator lamp on the recorder is not flashing. Right- click the Removable Disk icon in My Computer and select [Eject]. 2Disconnect the USB cable. Windows Disconnecting from Your PC 1Click the on the task bar located at the lower-right corner of the screen. Click [Safely remove USB Mass Storage Device-Drive]. It will read [Stop USB Disk-Drive] for Windows Me. The drive letter will differ depending on the computer being used. 98/98 SE Me/2000/XP 2When the Safe To Remove Hardware window appears, click [OK]. 3Disconnect the USB cable. Windows 1
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36 3 Connecting to Your PC ................................................................................................................................................................. Notes • NEVER disconnect the USB cable while the record/play indicator lamp is flashing. If you do, the data will be destroyed. • Refer to the user's manual for your PC regarding the USB port or USB hub on your PC. • Be sure that you connect the USB cable either directly to the USB port on your PC or the self-power (AC adapter connection) USB hub. • Be sure to push the cable connector all the way in. Otherwise, the recorder may not operate properly. • Release the HOLD switch. Macintosh 1Move the icon of the recorder's drive displayed on desktop to trash box by drag and drop. 2Disconnect the USB cable. Connecting to your PC using the cradle Place the recorder on the cradle 1Insert end A of the USB cable to your PC's USB port or USB hub. 2Connect the end b of the USB cable to the cradle. 3Make sure that the recorder is off, and place it in the cradle. 1 Set the recorder vertically. 1 2 Connecting to Your PC
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37 3 Connecting to Your PC 2 While pushing down the top of the recorder, set the recorder on the cradle. In this case, make sure that concavity on the rear of the recorder fits convexity of the cradle. “REMOTE” is displayed on recorder if the USB cable is connected. Remove the recorder from the cradle Follow step 1 in “Disconnecting from Your PC” (☞ P.35). 1Make sure that the recorder's record/play indicator lamp isn't flashing, and remove the recorder from the cradle. Hold the cradle with your hand, and raise the recorder from the top end to remove it from the hook, as shown in the illustration. ................................................................................................................................................................. Notes • Do not touch the connection point on the front of the cradle (at the low end), as that may cause bad connection. • The cradle does not have the recharging function.
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38 3 Running DSS Player Running DSS Player By connecting the recorder to your PC, you can automatically start the application. Disabling automatic start 1Right click the icon in the System Tray in the lower right-hand corner of the screen, then click Select startup application. 2Select and click [DSS Player 2002]. The check mark on [DSS Player 2002] disappears. For automatic start, select and click DSS Player to reinstate again. Windows Manual start 1Start Windows. 2Click the [Start] button, select [All Programs], then [Olympus DSS Player 2002]. 3Click [Olympus DSS Player 2002]. ................................................................................................................................................................. Notes • You can not run more than one DSS Player program or multiple copies of the same program simultaneously. • If you connect the recorder before installing DSS Player, the “Add New Hardware Wizard” dialog box will open. If this happens, click [Cancel] to exit the wizard, then install DSS Player. 2 2 3
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39 3 Running DSS Player To start, open the “DSS Player for Mac” folder created upon installation and double-click the icon. ................................................................................................................................................................. Note DSS Player for Mac does not have the automatic start function. Macintosh
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40 4 Using the Recorder as a Music Player Using the Recorder as a Music Player The recorder supports music files in MP3 and WMA formats, which can be transferred from the PC to the corresponding music folder of the recorder. Using Windows Media Player Windows Macintosh By using Windows Media Player, music files from music CDs can be converted (ripped) (☞ P.43) and music files that you bought from any music distribution sites can be easily transferred to the recorder (☞ P.44). Windows Media Player included with the recorder is for Windows only. Please use your favorite application software according to your use. Using the Recorder as a Music Player /Using Windows Media Player Internet Music CD Copyright and copyright protection feature (DRM) By the Copyright Act, any voice/music files and music CDs downloaded from the Internet without the copyright holder’s permission may not be reproduced, distributed, publicized/re-publicized on the Internet, or converted into MP3 or WMA files for the purpose of commercial business or sale. A WMA file may be provided with DRM (Digital Right Management) for copyright protection. DRM limits the file to copy or distribute music files that are converted (ripped) from a music CD or downloaded from music distribution services. To transfer a WMA file with DRM to the recorder, you need to use appropriate methods such as Windows Media Player. Copying the music files with DRM purchased from online music distribution service to a portable device such as this recorder may be restricted.
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41 4 Using Windows Media Player Windows Media Audio License and Distribution Agreement • You have acquired an item (“DM-20/10”) that includes software licensed by OLYMPUS from Microsoft Licensing Inc. or its affiliates (“MS”). Those installed software products of MS origin, as well as associated media, printed materials, and “online” or electronic documentation (“SOFTWARE”) are protected by copyright laws and international copyright treaties, as well as other intellectual property laws and treaties. The SOFTWARE is licensed, not sold. * [Approved alternative text if OLYMPUS does not mention MS in the EULA text: “You have acquired an item(“DM-20/10”) which includes software licensed by OLYMPUS from one or more software licensors (“OLYMPUS’s Software Suppliers”). Such software products, as well as associated media, printed materials, and “online” or electronic documentation (“SOFTWARE”) are protected by copyright laws and international copyright treaties, as well as other intellectual property laws and treaties.”] • IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THIS END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT (“EULA”), DO NOT USE THE DM-20/10 OR COPY THE SOFTWARE. INSTEAD, PROMPTLY CONTACT OLYMPUS FOR INSTRUCTIONS ON RETURN OF THE UNUSED DM-20/10(S) FOR A REFUND. ANY USE OF THE SOFTWARE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO USE ON THE DM-20/10, WILL CONSTITUTE YOUR AGREEMENT TO THIS EULA (OR RATIFICATION OF ANY PREVIOUS CONSENT). • GRANT OF LICENSE. The SOFTWARE is licensed, not sold. This EULA grants you the following rights to the SOFTWARE: ➢ You may use the SOFTWARE only on the “DM-20/10”. ➢ NOT FAULT TOLERANT. THE SOFTWARE IS NOT FAULT TOLERANT. [OLYMPUS] HAS INDEPENDENTLY DETERMINED HOW TO USE THE SOFTWARE IN THE “DM-20/10”, AND MS HAS RELIED UPON [OLYMPUS] TO CONDUCT SUFFICIENT TESTING TO DETERMINE THAT THE SOFTWARE IS SUITABLE FOR SUCH USE. ➢ NO WARRANTIES FOR THE SOFTWARE. THE SOFTWARE is provided “ASIS” and with all faults. THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO SATISFACTORY QUALITY, PERFORMANCE, ACCURACY, AND EFFORT (INCLUDING LACK OF NEGLIGENCE) IS WITH YOU. ALSO, THERE IS NO WARRANTY AGAINST INTERFERENCE WITH YOUR ENJOYMENT OF THE SOFTWARE OR AGAINST INFRINGEMENT. IF YOU HAVE RECEIVED ANY WARRANTIES REGARDING THE “DM- 20/10” OR THE SOFTWARE, THOSE WARRANTIES DO NOT ORIGINATE FROM, AND ARE NOT BINDING ON, MS. ➢ Note on Java Support. The SOFTWARE may contain support for programs written in Java. Java technology is not fault tolerant and is not designed, manufactured, or intended for use or resale as online control equipment in hazardous environments requiring fail-safe performance, such as in the operation of nuclear facilities, aircraft navigation or communication systems, air traffic control, direct life support machines, or weapons systems, in which the failure of Java technology could lead directly to death, personal injury, or severe physical or environmental damage. Sun Microsystems, Inc. has contractually obligated MS to make this disclaimer. ➢ No Liability for Certain Damages. EXCEPT AS PROHIBITED BY LAW, MS SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES ARISING FROM OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE SOFTWARE. THIS LIMITATION SHALL APPLY EVEN IF ANY REMEDY FAILS OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE... ➢ Limitations on Reverse Engineering, Decompilation, and Disassembly. You may not reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble the SOFTWARE, except and only to the extent that such activity is expressly permitted by applicable law not withstanding this limitation. ➢ SOFTWARE TRANSFER ALLOWED BUT WITH RESTRICTIONS. You may permanently transfer rights under this EULA only as part of a permanent sale or transfer of the “DM-20/10”, and only if the recipient agrees to this EULA. If the SOFTWARE is an upgrade, any transfer must also include all prior versions of the SOFTWARE. ➢ EXPORT RESTRICTIONS. You acknowledge that the SOFTWARE, or any part thereof, or any process or service that is the direct product of the SOFTWARE(the foregoing collectively referred to as the “Restricted Components”) are of U.S. origin. You agree to comply with all applicable international and national laws that apply to these products, including the U.S. Export Administration Regulations, as well as end-user, end-user and destination restrictions issued by U.S. and other governments. For additional information on exporting Microsoft products, see http://www.Microsoft.com/exporting/. Using Windows Media Player
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42 4 Window Names (Windows Media Player) Window Names (Windows Media Player) 1 2 9 7 8 3 4 5 6 ! 0 1 Features taskbar 2 Quick Access box 3 Play button 4 Stop button 5 Previous button 6 Next button 7 Seek slider 8 Rewind button 9 FastFoword button 0 Volume slider ! Mute button
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43 4 Copying Music from CD 1Insert CD into the CD-ROM drive and start Windows Media Player. 2From the Features taskbar, click the [Copy from CD] menu. 3Click [Find Album Info] of Quick Access box. If Internet connectivity is available, CD information is searched. 4Put a check mark on the music file that you want to copy. Copying Music from CD Windows 5Click [Copy Music] of Quick Access box. Files copied to a PC are stored in WMA format. Music files copied are categorized by artist, album, genre, etc. and added to the play list.
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44 4 Transferring Music File to the Recorder Transferring Music File to the Recorder 1Connect the recorder to a PC and start Windows Media Player. 2From Features taskbar, click [Copy to CD or Drive]. 3Select the play list to be transferred to the recorder and put the check marks on the music file that you want to transfer. The order of music pieces can be changed by Drag & Drop of the music file in the play list displayed. Windows 4From Item on Device, select the drive corresponding to the recorder. The recorder is recognized as a Removable Disk. If you skip to step 6 below, the music file is transferred to the music A folder (root of the device's drive). 5Select the destination folder. To transfer to the music A folder; select the blank part*1 from Item on Device. To transfer to the music B folder; select DSS_FLDF. 6Click the [Copy] button of Quick Access box. The file is transferred to the recorder. The music file transferred to the recorder is displayed in Item on Device. ................................................................................................................................................................ Note Copying the music files with DRM purchased online music distribution service to a portable device such as this recorder may be restricted. *1 blank part
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45 4 Music Playback Music Playback The recorder has 2 music folders; music A and music B, to store music files transferred from a PC. 2 folders can be conveniently used depending on the genre of music files. 1Insert the stereo earphone or remote controller into the jack on the recorder. If a remote controller is used, insert the earphone into the EAR jack. 2Press the FOLDER button to choose a folder. 3Press the FF or REW button to choose the music file that you want to play. The filename and the length of the music track will be displayed. If you hold the FF or REW, files are skipped continuously. a File being selected b Length of the file being selected 4Press the PLAY button to start playback. The record/play indicator lamp will flash in green, and the title and artist name will scroll on the left side of the screen. c Title and artist name of the file being played d Play time of the file being played 5Press the VOL (+) or VOL (–) button to select the proper sound volume. The display shows the volume level. You can choose between 0 to 30. The next track will automatically start once the track being played is finished. b a d c 3 2 4 3 4 1 5 1 5
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46 4 Music Playback Music Playback Notes • The proper bit rate for playback on the recorder are 32 kbps to 160 kbps for both the MP3 and WMA format. • It is possible to play back files with different bit rates (converting the bit rate within one file); however, the displayed time may not be accurate. • When using the earphones, do NOT set the volume too high. Listening at very high volume may lead to hearing loss. • It is possible to listen to music without the earphones, using the internal speakers; however, the sound will be in mono, not stereo. • Up to 40 characters per track can be used to list title and artist name. Playback Functions Skip a Music File While Playing It Press the FF button while playing a music file. ➥The recorder skips to the beginning of the next track and starts playing it. Press the REW button while playing a music file. ➥The recorder skips to the beginning of the current track and starts playing it. Fast Forward Hold the FF button while playing a music file. ➥Will fast-forward to the end of the track and stop at the beginning of the next track. Canceling Fast Forward Release the FF button where you want the music file played. ➥Playback begins. Fast Rewind Hold the REW button while playing a music file. ➥Will rewind to the beginning of the current track and resume playback. Canceling Fast Rewind Release the REW button where you want the music file played. ➥Playback begins. Canceling Playback Press the PLAY or STOP button. ➥Will stop playing the current track.
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47 4 Various Playback Features Equalizer The equalizer mode is selected in the following order each time the EQ (equalizer) button is pressed. → FLAT → ROCK → POP→ JAZZ → USER You can set/create your own equalizer preferences using the user equalizer (USER EQ) function. • If no action is taken within 2 seconds after the EQ button is pressed, the display will revert to the normal indication. Repeat and Random Play The play mode is switched in the following order each time the REPEAT button is pressed more than 1 second with playback stopped or is pressed during playback. → Normal play → Single music repeat play → All music repeat play Random play ← Random repeat play ← Music Playback Function Normal play Single music repeat play All music repeat play Random repeat play Random play Explanation Will stop after all the tracks been played. Will play one track repeatedly. Will play all the tracks from first to last continuously. Will continuously play all the tracks in random order. Will stop after all the tracks have been played in random order. Display indicator No indication
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48 4 Increasing the WOW effect (WOW EFFECT) The recorder has WOW, an audio processing technology that increases sound clarity and bass quality. The level of the surround effect (SRS 3D) and the bass effect (TruBass) may be individually adjusted through three levels of processing or turned off. Surround effect (SRS 3D): Increases the sound-expansion effect and sound clarity. Bass effect (TruBass): Enriches the low sounds. 1Press and hold the MENU button for 1 second or longer. “WOW EFFECT” will be displayed on the screen (☞ P.50). 2Press the PLAY button. The surround effect setup process begins (SRS 3D). 3Press the FF or REW button to select the surround effect level. The levels switch in the following rotation, “OFF” “LOW” “MIDDLE” “HIGH”. 4Press the PLAY button to register your setting. The bass effect setup process begins (TruBass). Increasing the WOW effect (WOW EFFECT) 3 1 2,4 3 2,4 S R S 3 D
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49 4 5Press the FF or REW button to select the bass effect level. The levels switch in the following rotation, “OFF” “LOW” “MIDDLE” “HIGH”. 6Press the PLAY button to save your setting. 7Press the STOP button to close the menu. If you wish to set other menus, press and hold the PLAY button for more than 1 second without pressing the STOP button. Increasing the WOW effect (WOW EFFECT) T r u B a s s 5 6 5 6 7 7 If you want to change the WOW level while listening to sound, press the MENU button for at least 1 second during playback and then start procedure from step 3. ....................................................................................................... Notes • Both the surround effect and bass effect are OFF as the WOW default settings. • If there is no action taken within 8 seconds during the WOW settings during playback, the recorder will revert to normal play. • “ WOW ” will be displayed on the screen if the surround effect or the bass effect is set. • The WOW effect will be weakened if the bit rate for any music file is less than 32 kbps. • Depending on the song, the WOW effect will be heightened, and may sound like noise. If this happens, adjust the WOW effect.
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50 4 Menu List (MUSIC mode) Menu List (MUSIC mode) WOW EFFECT USER EQ LOCK TIME&DATE FORMAT CONTRAST BEEP BACKLIGHT FOLDER NAME ALARM Set the surround effect and bass effect (☞ P.48). Notes • Part of the menu is common with the VOICE mode. • If you press the STOP button or the REC button, during a menu setup operation, the recorder will stop and apply the items that were set to that point. • The recorder will stop if you leave it idle for 3 minutes during a menu setup operation, when a selected item is not applied. Locking files setting. Selection between ON (locked) and OFF (unlocked). Time/date setting. In order of hour, minute, year, month and day (☞ P.12). Recorder formatting. LCD contrast adjustment. Adjust the level from 1 to 12. Press and hold the MENU button for 1 second or longer. Register your equalizer settings. Press the FF button or REW button. System sounds setting. Selection between ON (enabled) and OFF (disabled). Backlight setting. Selection between ON (enabled) and OFF (disabled). Folder naming. Alarm playback setting. Selection between ON (enabled) and OFF (disabled).

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