DM-450

Olympus DM-450 manual

DM-450

User manual for the Olympus DM-450 in English. This PDF manual has 128 pages.

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DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS DIGITAL VOICE RECORDER 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 Register your product on www.olympus-consumer.com/register and get additional benefits from Olympus!
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 Introduction • The contents of this document may be changed in the future without advanced notice. Contact our Customer Support Center for the latest information relating to product names and model numbers. • The utmost care has been taken to ensure the integrity of the contents of this document. In the unlikely event that a questionable item, error, or omission is found, please contact our Customer Support Center. • Any liability for passive damages or damage of any kind occurred due to data loss incurred by a defect of the product, repair performed by the third party other than Olympus or an Olympus authorized service station, or any other reason is excluded. Trademarks and registered trademarks • 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. • Macintosh and iTunes are the trademarks of Apple Inc. • microSD and microSDHC are the trademarks of SD Card Association. • MPEG Layer-3 audio coding technology licensed from Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson. • EUPHONY MOBILETM is a trademark of DiMAGIC Corporation. • DVMTM is a trademark of DiMAGIC Corporation. • The product was developed based on noise-canceling technology under license from NEC Corporation. Other product and brand names mentioned herein may be the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
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 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Table of Contents P.4 Safe and Proper Usage P.6 Getting Started P.8 About Recording P.28 About Playback P.33 Menu Setting P.44 Using the Recorder on Your PC P.73 Managing Files on Your PC P.85 Importing Content for Listening on the Recorder P.94 Other Information P.120 INDEX
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 Table of contents Introduction INDEX........................................................ 3 Safe and proper usage............................... 6 General Precautions........................................ 6 Batteries.......................................................... 6 1 Getting Started Main features............................................ 8 Identification of parts............................. 10 Display (LCD panel) [Recorder] Mode Display Screen...............11 Display (LCD panel) [Music] [Podcast] [Audible] Mode Display Screen.................12 Power supply.......................................... 14 Inserting batteries.........................................14 Charging by connecting to a computer via USB......................................................15 Connect to the USB connecting AC adapter (optional) to charge..................................16 Turning on/off the power...............................18 HOLD....................................................... 19 Setting time and date [Time & Date]........ 20 Changing the time and date..........................21 Inserting and Ejecting a microSD card...... 22 Inserting a microSD card............................... 22 Ejecting a microSD card................................. 23 Notes on the folders................................ 24 About the folders for voice recordings...........24 About the folder for music playback............. 25 About the folder for Podcast Contents.......... 26 About the folder for Audible Contents.......... 26 Selecting the folders and files................. 27 2 About Recording Recording............................................... 28 Recommended settings by recording condition.................................................. 30 Recording from external microphone or other devices.............................................31 3 About Playback Playback................................................. 33 Bookmark mode............................................ 36 Setting an index mark or a temp mark......... 38 How to begin segment repeat playback.......40 Erasing.................................................... 42 Partially erase a file (For DM-550)................ 43 4 Menu Setting Menu setting method.............................. 44 + File Menu..................................................46 , Rec Menu.................................................. 47 - Play Menu................................................. 50 . LCD/Sound Menu...................................... 53 / Device Menu............................................. 54 Rearranging files [Replace]........................... 56 Moving/Copying Files [File Move/Copy] (For DM-550)............................................ 57 Splitting Files [File Divide] (For DM-550)...... 59 Timer Recording [Timer Rec]......................... 60 Setting the Recording Scene [Rec Scene]...... 62 Alarm Playback Function [Alarm].................64 Setting the Playback scene [Play Scene]....... 66 Guidance [Voice Guide]................................. 68 Changing the USB Class [USB Settings]......... 69 Formatting the recorder [Format]................ 71 5 Using the Recorder on Your PC Saving Files in Your PC............................. 73 Operating environment............................74 Functions Available in the Olympus Sonority......................... 75 Installing Software................................. 76 Uninstalling Software............................. 78 Using Online Help.................................... 79 Connecting to Your PC.............................. 80 Connecting to your PC................................... 80 Disconnecting from your PC.......................... 81 Running Olympus Sonority...................... 82 Window Names (Olympus Sonority)......... 83
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 Table of contents 6 Managing Files on Your PC Download Voice Files from the Recorder.... 85 Play a Voice File....................................... 87 Using the Waveform Editing Function...... 88 Using the One-touch effect Function........ 88 Upload Voice Files to the Recorder........... 89 Copying Voice Guide Data........................ 90 USB Microphone/USB Speaker.................. 91 Upgrade Function.................................... 92 Functions Available in the Olympus Sonority Plus.................. 93 Functions Available with the Music Editing Plug-in.......................... 93 7 Importing Content for Listening on the Recorder Importing Content for Listening on the Recorder............................................. 94 Using Windows Media Player................... 95 Window names............................................. 96 Copying music from CD................................. 97 Transferring music file to the recorder.......... 98 Copying voice file to the CD..........................101 Using iTunes...........................................103 Window names............................................103 Copying music from CD............................... 104 Transferring music file to the recorder.........105 Copying voice file to the CD......................... 106 Importing Podcast Content....................107 Register a Podcast program.........................107 Update a program....................................... 108 Download the Content................................ 109 Transfer Content to the Recorder.................110 Program Guide Functions.......................111 To register programs....................................111 Loading Audible Content........................112 Installing AudibleManager..........................112 Adding Device to AudibleManager..............113 Purchasing Audible Content.........................113 Transferring Audible Content.................114 Enjoy Audible Content with the Recorder......................................115 Audible Mode...............................................115 Playback Position and Section.....................116 Operating Recorder in Audible Mode...........117 Using as external memory of the PC........119 8 Other Information Alarm message list.................................120 Troubleshooting....................................121 Accessories (optional).............................123 Specifications........................................124 Technical assistance and support............127
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 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. GeneralPrecautions • 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. • 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. Any liability for passive damages or damage of any kind occurred due to data loss incurred by a defect of the product, repair performed by the third party other than Olympus or an Olympus authorized service station, or any other reasons is excluded from the Olympus’s liability. Batteries f Danger: • Batteries should never be exposed to flame, heated, short- circuited or disassembled. • Never store batteries where they will be exposed to direct sunlight, or subjected to high temperatures in a hot vehicle, near a heat source, etc. f Warning: • Do not solder lead wires or terminals directly onto a battery or modify it. • Do not connect the = and - terminals together. This may cause fire, overheating or electric shock. Safe and proper usage
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 • When carrying or storing the batteries, be sure to put it in the provided case to protect its terminals. Do not carry or store the batteries with any metal objects (such as key rings). If this warning is not followed, fire, overheating or electric shock may occur. • Do not connect the batteries directly to a power outlet or a cigarette lighter of an automobile. • Do not insert the batteries with their = and - terminals reversed. • If any liquid from a battery gets into your eyes, promptly wash it off with clean water and consult your doctor at once. • Do not attempt to recharge alkaline, lithium or any other non-rechargeable batteries. • Never use any batteries 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: 1 remove the batteries immediately while being careful not to burn yourself, and; 2 call your dealer or local Olympus representative for service. • Do not expose the batteries to water. Do not allow water to contact the terminals. • Do not remove or damage the batteries insulating sheet. • Do not use the batteries if you find something wrong with them such as leakage, color change or deformity. • Unplug the charger if the charging is still incomplete after the specified time it should take. • Should any batteries liquid get on skin or clothing, promptly wash it off with clean water. • Keep batteries away from fire. f Caution: • Do not mix and use a charged battery with a discharged battery. • Do not use dry cell batteries, batteries that have different capacities or are of different types and brands. • Charge the two batteries simultaneously to use them. • Do not subject batteries to strong shocks. • When using rechargeable batteries that have not been used for a while, be sure to recharge them before use. • Rechargeable batteries have limited lifetime. When the operating time becomes shorter even if the rechargeable battery is fully charged under the specified condition, replace it with a new one. Safe and proper usage
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 1 Main features s Supports the linear PCM format, which is capable of recording sound quality equivalent to or surpassing CD-level (For DM-550). Capable of realistically recording various different sound sources. High resolution recording at a high sampling frequency equivalent or superior to that of a music CD (Sampling frequency 44.1 kHz, Bit count 16bit) is possible (☞ P.47). s Supports a wide range of recording formats. Can handle the MP3 format (MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3), and the Windows Media Audio (WMA) format. This device can save files in a highly compressed manner, thereby allowing for extended recording times (☞ P.47). In addition, when connected to an external device, the recorder can encode incoming analog audio signals without a PC (☞ P.32). s Supports high capacity recording media.Besides the 4GB (DM-550) or 2GB (DM-450) built-in memory, you can also record onto a commercially-available microSD card (☞ P. 22). Check the OLYMPUS website regarding microSD cards which are confirmed operation with this recorder. s You can playback WAV, WMA, and MP3 format files transferred from a computer in addition to files recorded by the device itself. You can be enjoyed as a music player at any time. s It has a built-in Variable Control Voice Actuator (VCVA) function (☞ P. 48). s The Low Cut Filter minimizes air conditioner noise and other similar noises while recording (☞ P. 48). s The recording level can be adjusted automatically or manually (For DM-550) (☞ P. 47). s A Noise Cancel function (☞ P. 50) and a Voice Filter function (☞ P. 50) cut noise and enable clear audio playback. s For WMA-format recording, you can select one of 6 recording modes such as stereo or monaural (☞ P. 47). s Has built in recording scene setting (☞ P. 62) and playback scene setting (☞ P. 66) functions to register the recording or playback sound quality or mode according to different usages. s You can move or copy files between the built-in memory and microSD card, and within the folders in the memory (For DM- 550) (☞ P. 57). s You can split files (☞ P. 59), or delete a part of a file (☞ P. 43) recorded in PCM format in this recorder (For DM-550). s It has a backlight full-dot display (LCD panel) (☞ P. 11). s It features various repeat functions (☞ P. 40, P.50). s Index mark and temp mark features allow you to quickly find desired locations (☞ P. 38). GettingStarted Main features
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 1 Main features s The playback speed can be controlled as preferred (☞ P. 51). s The guidance feature (in English and other languages) gives audio notification of operating conditions. Various functions can be operated easily (☞ P. 68). s You may assign your own names to folders (☞ P. 54). s Timer Rec (☞ P. 60) and Alarm features (☞ P. 64) enable automatic recording and playing at a set time. s A directional microphone feature has been included that allows switching between broad stereo recording and recording with a highly directional quality (☞ P. 48). s A convenient intro play feature has been included for when searching for a file that you want to listen to (For DM-550)(☞ P. 53). s EUPHONY MOBILE has been included to produce a natural, realistic experience without degrading sound quality (☞ P. 50). s Fast forward and rewind are possible at set intervals (☞ P. 52). s Comes with “Olympus Sonority” software for Windows and Macintosh (☞ P.75). If you transfer voice files recorded with the recorder to a PC, you can easily playback, organize, and edit the files. You can perform waveform editing, file joining, and file splitting. If you connect the recorder to a computer, you can use it as a USB microphone or USB speaker (☞ P. 91). s The “Olympus Sonority” can be upgraded to a “Olympus Sonority Plus”, which is equipped with a enhanced functionality (Option) (☞ P. 92). In addition to the “Olympus Sonority” functions, editing of MP3 files and creation of music CDs can be performed. s This recorder is compatible with USB 2.0, enabling fast data transfer to a computer. s It has a USB charging function (☞ P.15, P.16). s It is compatible with Podcasting (☞ P.107). If favorite Podcast URLs are registered in the “Olympus Sonority”, the latest broadcasting content will be received automatically. Press the Podcast button on the recorder to quickly listen to the program (file) transferred from the “Olympus Sonority” to the recorder. s Compatible with Audible broadcasting (☞ P. 112). Main features
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10 1 1 & $ # 9 0 @ % 2 3 4 5 6 ! 8 ^ q ( - ) w = e * 7 7 Identification of parts 1 MIC (Microphone) jack 2 Record indicator light 3 REC s (Record) button 4 STOP 4 button 5 PLAY ` button 6 Strap hole 7 Built-in stereo microphone 8 Display (LCD panel) 9 + button 0 F2/SCENE button ! 9 button @ LIST button # – button $ ERASE button % 0 button ^ OK/MENU button & F1/PODCAST button * Built-in speaker ( EAR (Earphone) jack ) REMOTE jack Connect the receiver of the exclusive remote control set (optional). The recorder's recording and stop functions can be operated through the remote control. - Card cover = USB connector q Battery cover w Battery cover release button e POWER/HOLD switch Identification of parts
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11 1 4 1 2 3 5 1 4 2 3 5 4 5 6 @ 9 0 ! 7 8 1 2 3 Identification of parts Display(LCDpanel) [Recorder]ModeDisplayScreen Folder list display 1 Recording media indicator 2 Current folder name 3 Recorder status indicator/ Battery indicator 4 Folder name 5 Function guide indicator 1 Recording media indicator 2 Current folder name 3 Recorder status indicator/ Battery indicator 4 File name 5 Function guide indicator File list display File display 1 Recording media indicator 2 Current file name 3 Recorder status indicator/ Battery indicator [`]Play indicator [s]Record indicator [5]Pause indicator [4]Stop indicator [1]F. Play indicator [2]S. Play indicator 4 Folder indicator/ Recording mode indicator/ [ ] Timer indicator [ ] Alarm indicator 5 Remaining memory bar indicator/ Playback position bar indicator 6 Icon display [?] Microphone sensitivity indicator [!]  VCVA indicator [0]  Low Cut Filter indicator [ ] Zoom Mic indicator [%]  Noise Cancel indicator [$]  Voice Filter indicator [ ] EUPHONY indicator [ ][ ] Playback mode indicator Identification of parts
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12 1 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 5 4 8 6 7 ! 9 @ 0 1 2 3 Display(LCDpanel) [Music][Podcast][Audible]Mode DisplayScreen List display 1 When there are files and folders in the folder When there are only files in the folder List display 2 File display 1 Recording media indicator 2 Current file name 3 Recorder status indicator/ Battery indicator 4 Title name 5 Artist name 6 Album name 7 Elapsed playback time 8 Function guide indicator 7 File Lock indicator 8 Current file number/ Total number of recorded files in the folder 9 Elapsed recording time/ Elapsed playback time 0 Remaining recording time/ File length ! Recording date and time/ Level meter @ Function guide indicator Identification of parts 1 Recording media indicator 2 Current folder name 3 Recorder status indicator/ Battery indicator 4 Folder name/File name 5 Function guide indicator 1 Recording media indicator 2 Current folder name 3 Recorder status indicator/ Battery indicator 4 File name 5 Function guide indicator Identification of parts
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13 1 Identification of parts 9 Current file number/ Total number of recorded files in the folder 0 Playback position bar indicator ! File length @ Icon display [ ] File format [ ]  EUPHONY indicator [ ][ ] Playback mode indicator Identification of parts
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14 1 Power supply 2 Insert battery, observing the correct = and - polarities. Insertingbatteries This recorder can be used with either Ni-MH Rechargeable Batteries or AAA Alkaline Batteries. 1 Slide the battery cover open while lightly pressing the battery cover release button. • When charging the recorder, be sure to use the supplied specified Ni-MH rechargeable (BR401) batteries. • The supplied rechargeable batteries are not fully charged. Before using the unit the first time or after long periods of disuse, it is recommended that you charge them until full (☞ P.15, P.16). 4 Slide the POWER/HOLD switch in the direction indicated by the arrow, and turn the power on. 3 Close the battery cover completely by pressing to the direction A, then sliding to the direction B. • If the “hour” indicator flashes in the display, see “Setting time and date [Time & Date]” (☞ P.20). Battery indicator The battery indicator on the display changes as the batteries lose power. • When [:] appears on the display, replace the batteries as soon as possible. When the batteries are too weak, [ ] and [Battery Low] appears on the display, the recorder shuts down. Power supply
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15 1 Power supply Notes • Manganese batteries may not be used in this recorder. • When changing batteries, AAA alkaline batteries or Olympus Ni-MH rechargeable batteries are recommended. • Be sure to stop the recorder before replacing the batteries. Unloading the batteries while the recorder is in use may 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 indicator. • If it takes longer than 15 minute to replace the dead batteries or if you take the batteries in and out repeatedly at short intervals, you may have to reset the time when you have loaded fresh batteries (☞ P.20). • Remove the batteries if you are not going to use the recorder for an extended period of time. • When playing a voice/music file, the recorder may be reset due to the reduction of the voltage output of the batteries depending on the volume level even if [8] is displayed in the battery indicator. In this case, lower the volume of the recorder. • When replacing rechargeable batteries, be sure to use Ni-MH rechargeable batteries. The use of other manufacturers' products can damage the recorder and should be avoided. Power supply Chargingbyconnectingtoa computerviaUSB You can charge the batteries by connecting to a PC's USB port. When charging, be sure to correctly place the rechargeable batteries (supplied) into the recorder (☞ P.14). Do not charge primary batteries such as alkali or lithium batteries. It may cause battery leakage heating and recorder malfunction. 1 Boot the PC. 2 Connect the USB connection cable to the USB port of the PC. 3 In the Stop or Hold status, connect the USB cable to the connecting terminal on the bottom of this recorder while pressing the STOP 4 button. • [Batt.Charge mode] appears in the display while pressing the STOP 4 button. • Press and hold the STOP 4 button until [Charging] appears in the display.
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16 1 ConnecttotheUSBconnectingAC adapter(optional)tocharge It can be charged by connecting to the USB connecting AC adapter (A514) (optional). Before connecting the AC adapter, switch the USB Connection setting to [AC Adapter] (☞ P.69). 1 Plug the AC Adapter into a socket for domestic power. 2 Plug the recorder’s USB connecting cable into the AC Adapter. 3 With the Power at OFF, connect the USB cable to the connecting terminal on the bottom of this recorder while pressing the STOP 4 button. • [Batt. Charge mode] will be displayed on the screen. • Charging will start when [Charging] appears in the display. Power supply Notes • Charging will stop temporarily during recording, playback or data transmission. • The recorder cannot be charged when the PC is not turned on. Also, it may not be charged when the PC is not switched on, or when it is in the standby, hibernate or sleep mode. • Do not charge the recorder with the USB hub connected. • If [Cannot charge] is displayed, it means that a battery that cannot be charged is in the recorder. Replace the batteries with supplied ones at once (☞ P. 14). • Charging is completed when battery indication becomes to [<] (charging time: approximately 4 hours *). *  It shows the approximate time when charging the rechargeable battery fully from no remaining power at the room temperature. The charging time will be changed depending on the remaining amount and the state of batteries. • You cannot charge when [;]*1 or [=]*2 blinks. Charge the batteries at the temperature from 5°C to 35°C (41°F to 95°F). *1 [;]:  When surrounding temperature is low. *2 [=]:  When surrounding temperature is high. • When using time becomes notably short even after the batteries are fully charged, replace them with new ones. • Be sure to push the USB connector all the way in. Otherwise, the recorder may not operate properly. • Be sure to use the attached dedicated cable for the USB connection cable. If any other company’s cable is used, it cause problems. Also, please do not connect this dedicated cable to any other company’s product. Power supply
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17 1 Power supply Cautions concerning the rechargeable batteries Read the following descriptions carefully when you use the Ni-MH rechargeable batteries. Discharging: The rechargeable batteries self-discharge while this is not in use. Be sure to charge them regularly before use. Operating temperature: The rechargeable batteries are chemical products. The rechargeable batteries efficiency may fluctuate even when operating within the recommended temperature range. This is an inherent nature of such products. Recommended temperature range: When operating appliance: 0°C - 42°C/ 32°F - 107.6°F Charging: 5°C - 35°C/ 41°F - 95°F Storage for a long period: –20°C - 30°C/ –4°F - 86°F Using the rechargeable batteries outside the above temperature range may result in declining efficiency and shorter battery life. In order to prevent battery leakage or rust, remove the rechargeable batteries from the products when you will not be using them for a long time, and store them separately. Notes • This recorder is designed to fully charge batteries regardless of their energy level. However, for best results when charging newly purchased rechargeable batteries or batteries that have not been used for a long time (more than one month), it is recommended to fully charge the batteries then discharge repeatedly for 2 to 3 times. Power supply • When disposing rechargeable batteries, always observe the local laws and regulations. Contact you local recycling center for proper disposal methods. • If Ni-MH rechargeable batteries are not fully discharged, protect against short- circuiting (e.g. by taping the contacts) before disposing. For customers in Germany: Olympus has a contract with the GRS (Joint Battery Disposal Association) in Germany to ensure environmentally friendly disposal.
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18 1 Turning off the power Slide the POWER/HOLD switch in the direction indicated by the arrow for 0.5 seconds or longer. • The display will turn on, and the power will be turned on. Turningon/offthepower When the recorder is not being used, turn the power off to reduce battery consumption to a minimum. Even if the power is turned off, existing data, mode settings, and clock settings will be maintained. Turning on the power While the recorder’s power is off, slide the POWER/HOLD switch in the direction indicated by the arrow. Power supply • The display shuts off, and the power will be turned off. • The resume function remembers the stop position before the power is turned off. Power save mode If the recorder is on and stops for 10 minutes or longer (default), the display shuts off and it goes into power save mode. You can set the time to enter power save mode from among [5minutes], [10minutes], [30minutes], [1hour] and [Off] (☞ P.54). To exit power save, press any button. Power supply
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19 1 A HOLD HOLD Set the recorder to HOLD mode Slide the POWER/HOLD switch to the HOLD position. If you bring the POWER/HOLD switch to the HOLD position, the current conditions will be preserved, and all buttons and switches will be disabled.This feature is useful when the recorder has to be carried in a bag or pocket. Also, you can stop to prevent accident during recording. • After [Hold] appears on the display, the recorder is set to HOLD mode. Exit HOLD mode Slide the POWER/HOLD switch to the A position. Notes • If you press any button in HOLD mode, the clock display flashes for 2 seconds, but it will not operate the recorder. • If HOLD is applied during playback (recording), operation is disabled with the playback (recording) state unchanged (When playback has ended and the recording has ended due to the remaining memory being used up, it will stop). • This recorder can be effectively operated via the connected exclusive remote control set RS30W (optional), even when it is in HOLD mode.
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20 1 F1 button +− button 9 0 button OK button If you set the time and date beforehand, the information when the file is recorded is automatically stored for each file. Setting the time and date beforehand enables easier file management. When you use this recorder for the first time after purchasing, or when you switch it on after removing the batteries for more than 15 minutes when exchanging batteries, etc, the [Set Time & Date] will appear. When the “hour” is flashing, conduct the setup from Step 1. 1 Press the 9 or 0 button to select the item to set. • Select the item from the “hour”, “minute”, “year”, “month” and “day” with a flashing point. 2 Press the + or − button to set. • Follow the same steps by pressing the 9 or 0 button to select the next item, and press the + or − button to set. • You can select between 12 and 24 hour displaybypressingtheF1buttonwhile setting the hour and minute. Example: 10:20 P.M 10:20 PM (Initial setting) 22:20 • Youcanselecttheorderofthe“month”, “day” and “year” by pressing the F1 button while setting them. Example: April 15, 2009 4M 15D 2009Y (Initial setting) 15D 4M 2009Y 2009Y 4M 15D 3 Press the OK button to complete the setting. • The clock will start from the set date and time. Press the OK button according to the time signal. Setting time and date [Time & Date] Setting time and date
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21 1 STOP button +− button 9 0 button OK button F2 button Setting time and date 1 Select [Time & Date] from the menu in [Device Menu]. • [Time & Date] will appear on the display. • For details on menu settings, please refer to P. 44, P.45. • The “hour” will flash on the display, indicating the start of the Time and Date setup process. The following steps are the same as Step 1 through Step 3 of “Setting time and date [Time & Date]” (☞ P.20). Changingthetimeanddate While the recorder is during stop mode, press and hold the STOP 4 button to display the [Time & Date], and [Remain]. If the current time and date is not correct, set it using the procedure below. 2 Press the F2 or STOP4 button to close the menu screen. Notes • If you press the OK button during the setup operation, the recorder will save the items that were set to that point. • After setup, a message will sound saying that If the guidance is not required, select [Off], and the screen goes into [Voice Guide] (☞ P.68) setup. If you don’t want the guidance feature, select [Off]. Setting time and date [Time & Date]
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22 1 Inserting and Ejecting a microSD card 2 Face the microSD card the correct way and insert it into the card slot as shown in the diagram. The "microSD" indicated in the instruction manual refers to both microSD and microSDHC. This recorder can be used with commercially available microSD cards as well as the built- in memory. InsertingamicroSDcard 1 While the recorder is during stop mode, open the card cover. • Insert the microSD card keeping it straight. • The microSD card stops with a click when it is inserted all the way. • Inserting the microSD card the wrong way or at an angle could damage the contact area or cause the microSD card to jam. • If the microSD card is not inserted all the way, data may not be written to the microSD card. 3 Close the card cover securely. • When you insert the microSD card, the recording media changeover display will appear. 4 When you are recording to a microSD card, press the + or − button and select [Yes]. 5 Press the OK button to complete the setting. Notes • It is possible to switch the recording media over to the built-in memory (☞ P.54). • In some cases microSD card which have been formatted (initialized) by another device, such as a computer, cannot be recognized. Be sure to format them with this recorder before using (☞ P.71). Inserting and Ejecting a microSD card
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23 1 Inserting and Ejecting a microSD card EjectingamicroSDcard 1 While the recorder is during stop mode, open the card cover. 2 Push the microSD card inward to unlock it, and let it eject partially. • The microSD card is visibly out of the slot and can be removed safely. • When [Memory Select] is set to [microSD Card], [Built-in Memory Selected] will appear. 3 Close the card cover securely. Inserting and Ejecting a microSD card Notes • Releasing your finger quickly after pushing the microSD card inward may cause it to eject forcefully out of the slot. • Before inserting the microSD card, turn off the write protection function. Check the Olympus website regarding microSD cards which are confirmed operation with this recorder. • This recorder may not recognize correctly on some microSD cards which are not compatible with this recorder. • In the case when the microSD card cannot be recognized, remove the microSD card then put it in again to see if this recorder recognizes the microSD card. • The processing performance reduces in a microSD card when you repeat writing and delete. In this case, format the microSD card (☞ P.71).
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24 1 Recorder Folder A Folder B Folder C Folder D Folder E 001 002 003 004 999 Home Folder File DM55 0001 .WMA 1 2 3 Notes on the folders The built-in memory or the microSD card can be used for the recording media. Regardless of the recording media, voice file, music files, and contents files are separated and saved respectively into the [Recorder], [Music], [Podcast] and [Audible] folders organized in a branching tree-style. When [Home] is displayed in the Function Guide display section, press the F1 key to return to the home screen. This is useful when switching the [Recorder], [Music], [Podcast] and [Audible] modes. Aboutthefoldersforvoicerecordings [Folder A] - [Folder E] within the [Recorder] folder are the folders for voice recordings. When recording with this recorder, select any one of the five folders and then record. File names will be automatically created for files recorded by this recorder. 1 User ID: The user ID name that has been set on the Digital Voice Recorder. The user ID can be changed in the Olympus Sonority. 2 File number: A serial number automatically assigned by a Digital Voice Recorder. 3 Extension: These are the file name extensions for the recording format when recording with this device. • Linear PCM format .WAV • MP3 format .MP3 • WMA format .WMA Each folder can store up to 999 files. Notes on the folders Note • Files or folders located under the folder [Home] or [Recorder] will not be indicated on the recorder.
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25 1 Artist 01 Artist 02 Artist 03 001 002 003 004 999 Folder File First layer Album 01 Album 02 Album 03 Second layer Music Home Notes on the folders Aboutthefolderformusicplayback When transferring music files to the device using Windows Media Player, a folder is automatically created within the [Music] folder which has a layered structure as shown in the diagram below. Music files that are in the same folder can be rearranged in preferential order and replayed (☞ P.56). Each folder can store up to 999 files. Up to 128 folders can be created under the [Music] folder, including [Music]. Notes on the folders
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26 1 Program 01 Program 02 Program 03 001 002 003 004 999 First layer Podcast Home Artist 01 Artist 02 Artist 03 001 002 003 004 999 First layer Album 01 Album 02 Album 03 Second layer Audible Home Music Notes on the folders AboutthefolderforPodcastContents A [Podcast] folder, for saving files distributed (☞ P.107) by Podcast, is prepared in advance inside the [Home] folder. Programs (files) transmitted from the "Olympus Sonority" can be played. With the recorder stopped, pressing the [Podcast] button for one second or longer will open the [Podcast] folder under the [Home] folder. A list of files and folders within the folder will appear. For "Podcast" please see ☞ P.107. Each folder can store up to 999 files. Up to 128 folders can be createdunderthe[Podcast] folder, including [Podcast]. AboutthefolderforAudibleContents Audible files can be redirected from the Audible website to the recorder using the Audible Manager (☞ P.112) or Windows Media Player. When redirecting Audible files to this recorder using the Audible Manager, an [Audible] folder for playing Audible files will automatically be created in the [Music] folder, and the files stored there. When redirecting Audible files to this recorder using the Windows Media Player, an [Artist] folder for playing will be created in the [Music] folder, just like for music files, and the files will be stored there. Each folder can store up to 999 files. Upto128folderscanbecreat- edunderthe[Audible]folder, including [Audible]. Notes on the folders
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27 1 Home folder list display Folder list display (Second layer) File list display File display Home folder list display Folder list display File list display Proceed Folder list display (First layer) Return File display Selecting the folders and files Selecting the folders and files Change folders while the operation is playing back or stopped. For information on the layered structure of the folders, see the section entitled “Notes on the folders” (☞ P.24 to P.26). Operation of the folders for music playbacks/Content playbacks: Operation of the folders for voice recordings: OK button LIST button File display Each time you press this it opens the folder or file selected in the list display and proceeds down one level. The list display screen can be operated by the 9 button. Eachtimeyoupressthisitreturns up one level. The list display can be operated by the 0 button. When you press and hold the LIST button while moving in a hierarchy of folders, it will return to the file display. Information of the selected file is displayed. Enters in playback standby mode. List display The folders and files recorded in this recorder are displayed. + or − button Select the folder or file. Moving through the levels
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28 2 f a b c d e REC button STOP button AboutRecording Before starting recording, select a voice recording folder between [&] to [*] in the [Recorder] folder. These five folders can be selectively used to distinguish the kind of recording; for example, Folder [&] might be used to store private information, while Folder ['] might be dedicated to holding business information. Recording • [Rec Mode] cannot be changed in the recording standby mode or while recording. Configure this while the recorder is stopped (☞ P.47). 3 Press the STOP4 button to stop recording. • [4] will appear on the display. f File length Notes • When a microSD card is inserted in the recorder, be sure to confirm the recording media as either [Built-in Memory] or [microSD Card] so that there is no mistake (☞ P.54). • If you select a folder other than A through E and press the REC s button, a [Cannot record in this folder] message will flash. Select a folder from A through E and start recording again. • To ensure recording from the beginning, start speaking after you see the recording indicator light on. • When remaining recording time is less than 60 seconds, the recording indicator light starts flashing. When the recording time is decreasing to 30 or 10 seconds, the light flashes faster. 1 Select the recording folder (☞ P.24 to P.27). How to change folders: 1 Pressing the LIST button at the file display while stopped will return you to the next higher level. Pressing the LIST button repeatedly will bring you to the folder list display. 2 Pressing the + or − button at the folder list display will select the folders for voice recordings. Newly recorded audio will be saved as the last file in the selected folder. 2 Press the RECs button to start recording. • The recording indicator light glows and [s] will appear on the display. • Turn the microphone in the direction of the source to be recorded. a Recording mode b Remaining memory bar indicator c Elapsed recording time d Remaining recording time e Level meter (change according to the recording level and recording function settings) Recording
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29 2 To EAR jack REC button PLAY button Recording • [`] will appear on the display. • Stop recording and the file that was just recorded will be played back. Pause Whiletherecorderisduringrecording mode, press the RECs button. • [5] will appear on the display. • The recorder will time out after 120 minutes when left in “Rec Pause”. Resume Recording: Press the RECs button again. • Recording will resume at the point of interruption. To quickly check on the recorded contents While the recorder is during recording mode, press the PLAY ` button. Listening while audio is recorded If you start recording after inserting the earphone into the EAR jack on the recorder, you can hear the sound being recorded. The recording monitor volume can be adjusted by pressing the + or − button. Connect the earphone to the EAR jack on the recorder. • After recording has started, you can hear the sound being recorded through the earphone. • When [Folder Full] appears, the recorder will not be able to record anymore. Delete any unnecessary files before recording any further (☞ P.42). • Recorder will not be able to record anymore when [Memory Full] appears. Delete any unnecessary files before recording any further (☞ P.42). • We recommend formatting the record media in the recorder before recording (☞ P.71). Recording
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30 2 Recommendedsettingsbyrecordingcondition The recorder is initially set to the [ST XQ] mode so that you can make high quality stereo recordings immediately after purchasing it. The various functions relating to recording can be configured in detail to suit the recording conditions. The following table shows the standard recording settings with the recording environment as an example. Recording condition Recommended Settings [Rec Mode] (+ P.47) [Mic Sense] (+ P.47) [Low Cut Filter] (+ P.48) [Zoom Mic] (+ P.48) Recording for conferences and other large groups. [PCM]: [44.1kHz] [ST XQ] [MP3]: [320kbps] [High] [On] [Wide] Meetings and business negotia- tions with a small number of people. [ST XQ] [ST HQ] [MP3]: [256kbps] [MP3]: [192kbps] [Middle] [Wide] Dictation with a lotofbackground noise. [HQ] [Low] [Off] Music playing, wild birds sing- ing, and railway sounds. [PCM]: [48kHz] [PCM]: [44.1kHz] Set the micro- phone sensitivity according to the volume being recorded. [Off] [Off] Dictation in a quiet environ- ment It can be used in any type of setting. Select a setting for recording. Notes • Recording level cannot be controlled using the volume button. • When using the earphones, do not set the volume too high. Listening at very high volume may lead to hearing loss. • Do not place earphones near a microphone as this may cause feedback. • When the external speaker is connected while recording, there is a risk that audio feedback will occur. Recording Recording
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31 2 To MIC jack Recording Recordingfromexternalmicrophone orotherdevices The external microphone and other devices can be connected and the sound can be recorded. Connect as follows by the device to be used. • Do not plug and unplug devices into the recorder’s jack while it is recording. Recording with external microphone: Connect an external microphone to the MIC jack of the recorder. Applicable external microphones 2 channel microphone (omni-directional): ME30W These are highly sensitive omni- directional microphones supported by plug-in power which are well-suited to recording musical performances. Highly sensitive noise-cancellation monaural microphone (unidirectional): ME52W This microphone is used to record sound at a distance while minimizing surrounding noise. Compact Gun Microphone (unidirectional): ME31 The directional microphones are useful for recordings such as outdoor recording of wild birds singing. The metal-cut body provides a sturdiness to the high rigidity. Tie clip microphone (omni-directional): ME15 Small concealing microphone with a tie-clip. Telephone pickup: TP7 Earphone type microphone can be plugged into your ear while phoning. The voice or conversation over the phone can be clearly recorded. Notes • Use the connecting cord sold separately for dubbing (KA333) to connect the recorder with other devices. • The detailed input levels cannot be adjusted with this recorder. When you connect the recorder to an external device, execute a test recording and adjust the output level of the external device. • The built-in microphone will become inoperable when an external microphone is plugged into the recorder’s MIC jack. • Microphones supported by plug-in power can also be used. • When an external monaural microphone is used while [Rec Mode] is set to a stereo recording mode, it enables recording only with the L channel microphone (☞ P.47). Recording
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32 2 To MIC jack To audio output terminal of other devices To EAR jack To audio input terminal of other devices Note • The detailed input levels cannot be adjusted with this recorder (☞ P.47). When external devices are connected, perform a test recording and then adjust the output level for the external devices. Recording the sound of other devices with this recorder: The sound can be recorded when connecting to the audio output terminal (earphone jack) of the other device, and the MIC jack of the recorder with the connecting cord KA333 (optional) for dubbing. Note • When you adjust the various sound quality settings related to playback on the recorder, the audio output signal sent out from the EAR jack will change as well (☞ P.50). Recording the sound of this recorder with other devices: The sound of this recorder can be recorded to other devices when connected to the audio input terminal (microphone jack) of other devices and the EAR jack of this recorder, with the connecting cord KA333 (optional) for dubbing. Recording Recording
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33 3 b c d e a STOP button +− button 9 0 button OK button PLAY button LIST button Playback The recorder can playback WAV, MP3 and WMA format files. To playback a file recorded with other machines, you need to transfer (copy) it from a computer. AboutPlayback 3 Press the PLAY ` or OK button to start playback. • [`] will appear on the display. a File name b Folder indicator c Playback position bar indicator d Elapsed playback time e File length 4 Press the + or − button to adjust to a comfortable listening volume. • The volume can be adjusted within a range from [00] to [30]. 5 Press the STOP 4 button at any point you want to stop the playback. • [4] will appear on the display. • This will stop the file being played back midway. When the resume function is activated the stopped location will be registered, even if the power is turned off. The next time the power is turned on, playback may be resumed from the registered stopped location. 1 Select the folder which contains the files to be played back (☞ P.24 to P.27). How to change folders: 1 Pressing the LIST button at the file display during playback or while stopped will return you to the next higher level. Pressing the LIST button repeatedly will bring you to the folder list display. 2 Press the + or − button at the folder list display to select folder, and then press OK or 9 button. 2 In the File list display, press the + or − button to select the file that you want to playback. • In the File display, press the 9 or 0 button to select a file. Playback
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34 3 • [3] will appear on the display. • If you release the 9 button, it will stop. Press the PLAY ` or OK button to start playback from where it was stopped. While the recorder is during playback mode, press and hold the 9 button. • When you release the 9 button the recorder will resume normal playback. • If there is an index mark or temp mark in the middle of the file, the recorder will stop at that location (☞ P. 38). • The recorder stops when it reaches the end of the file. Continue pressing the 9 button to proceed with the cue from the beginning of the next file. Rewinding While the recorder is during stop mode in the file display, press and hold the 0 button. Forwarding While the recorder is during stop mode in the file display, press and hold the 9 button. • [4] will appear on the display. • If you release the 0 button, it will stop. Press the PLAY ` or OK button to start playback from where it was stopped. While the recorder is during playback mode, press and hold the 0 button. • When you release the 0 button the recorder will resume normal playback • If there is an index mark or temp mark in the middle of the file, the recorder will stop at that location (☞ P. 38). • The recorder stops when it reaches the beginning of the file. Continue pressing the 0 button to proceed with the review from the end of the previous file. Locating the beginning of the file While the recorder is during stop mode or playback mode, press the 9 button. • The recorder skips to the beginning of the next file. While the recorder is during playback mode, press the 0 button. • The recorder skips to the beginning of the current file. While the recorder is during stop mode, press the 0 button. • The recorder skips to the beginning of the previous file. If the recorder stop the midway of the file, return to the beginning of the file. Playback Playback
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35 3 To EAR jack Playback While the recorder is during playback mode, press the 0 button twice. • The recorder skips to the beginning of the previous file. Notes • When you skip to the beginning of the file during playback, the recorder will stop at the position of the index mark and temp mark. The index mark and temp mark will be skipped when you perform the operation in stop mode (☞ P. 38). • When [Skip Space] set to other than [File Skip], the recorder will skip forward/ reverse the specified time, then will start playback (☞ P. 52). Playback through earphone An earphone can be connected to the EAR jack of the recorder for listening. • When the earphone is used, the recorder speaker will be switched-off. Notes • To avoid irritation to the ear, insert the earphone after turning down the volume level. • When you listen with the earphone during playback, do not raise the volume too much. It may cause hearing impairment and decrease in hearing ability. Settings relating to playback [Segment repeat] (☞ P.40) This function enables repeated playback of part of the file being played. [Replace] (☞ P.56) This changes the order of the files in the selected folder. It is useful for playing back files in a preferred order while in normal playback mode etc. [Noise Cancel] (☞ P.50) If recorded audio is difficult to understand because of noisy surroundings, adjust the Noise Cancel setting level. [EUPHONY] (☞ P.50) Level adjustments of the [EUPHONY] setting can be set to four stages accord- ing to preference. [Voice Filter] (☞ P.50) The recorder has a Voice Filter Function to cut low and high frequency tones during normal, fast, or slow playback, and enable clear audio playback. [Play Mode] (☞ P.50) You can select the playback mode that fits your prefer- ence. [Play Speed] (☞ P.51) The playback speed can be set to slow speed or fast speed playback. [Skip Space] (☞ P.52) The skip interval length can be set. [Alarm] (☞ P.52) The alarm playback function can be set to play a selected file at a pre-set time. [Play Scene] (☞ P.52) Playback settings of your choice can be saved to suit different sound qualities and playback methods. [Intro Play] (For DM-550) (☞ P.53) You can listen to the first few seconds of a file by touching the cursor to a file within a folder. Playback
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36 3 STOP button 9 0 button OK button PLAY button About music file In cases where the recorder is unable to playback music files that have been transferred to it, check to make sure that the sampling rate and bit rate are in the range where playback is possible. Combinations of sampling rates and bit rates for music files which the recorder can playback are given below. File format Sampling frequency Bit rate WAV format 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz 16 bit MP3 format MPEG1 Layer3: 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz MPEG2 Layer3: 16 kHz, 22.05 kHz, 24 kHz From 8 kbps up to 320 kbps WMA format 8 kHz, 11 kHz, 16 kHz, 22 kHz, 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz From 5 kbps up to 320 kbps • Variable bitrate MP3 files (in which conversion bitrates can vary) may not play properly. • For WAV files, this recorder can only playback those in the linear PCM format. WAV files other than these cannot be played back. • This recorder is compatible with Microsoft Corporation DRM9, but not with DRM10. 1 Selecting the content file in the [Podcast] or the Audible file in the [Music] folder. 2 Press the PLAY ` or OK button to start playback. Bookmarkmode The recorder has the bookmark mode in the contents file of the Podcast or Audible file which is transferred to the recorder. When the recorder is in bookmark mode, it automatically memorizes the last stop position as a [Playback Position]. Even the recorder is stopped while a file is being played back, the last stop position is recalled from the file, and the file can be played back from that position next time. Playback • [`] will appear on the display. When you play the file which you have previously played back, the playback starts from the last stop position. Playback
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37 3 Playback 3 Press the STOP 4 or OK button at any point you want to stop the playback. • The recorder stops when it reaches the end of the file. Continue pressing the 9 button to proceed with the cue from the beginning of the next file. Rewinding Press and hold the 0 button while the recorder is stopped. ➥ When you release the button, the recorder stops, but the [Playback Position]willnotbeupdated.Pressthe PLAY ` or OK button to start playing back from where it was stopped. Press and hold the 0 button while playing a file. ➥ When you release the 0 button the recorder will resume normal playback. • If a temp mark (☞ P.38) or [Playback Position] is marked in the middle of the file, the playback stops once at that position. • The recorder stops when it reaches the beginning of the file. Continue pressing the 0 button to proceed with the review from the end of the previous file. • If the 0 button is kept pressed while the recorder is stopped at the start of the top file, the recorder will fast rewind starting from the end of the last file. Locating the Beginning of the File Press the 9 button during playback, slow playback, or fast playback. ➥ The next file is cued and playback starts at the previously set speed. Press the 0 button during playback, slow playback, or fast playback. ➥ The file being played is cued and playback starts at the previously set speed. Pressthe0button2timesduringplayback, slow playback or fast playback. ➥ The previous file is cued and playback starts at the previously set speed. Playback • Stop a file playback at any point. The stop position is memorized as a [Playback Position] in the file. In this status, even if you select an empty file, move to the other folder, or turn the recorder off, the playback starts from the last memorized position when you play the same file. 4 Playing back the contents file which has been played back halfway. • Press the PLAY ` or OK button to start playing back from where it was stopped. Forwarding Press and hold the 9 button while the recorder is stopped. ➥ When you release the button, the recorder stops, but the [Playback Position]willnotbeupdated.Pressthe PLAY ` or OK button to start playing back from where it was stopped. Press and hold the 9 button while playing a file. ➥ When you release the 9 button the recorder will resume normal playback. • If a temp mark (☞ P.38) or [Playback Position] is marked in the middle of the file, the playback stops once at that position.
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38 3 F2 button 9 0 button OK button PLAY button ERASE button 1 Press the F2 button during file recording, recording pause, playing, or playback pause. • Even after an index or temp mark is placed, recording or playback will continue so you can place index or temp marks in other locations in a similar manner. • A number appears on the display and an index mark or temp mark will be placed. Settinganindexmarkoratempmark If index marks and temp marks are placed, you can quickly find a location you want to listen to in fast forward and fast rewind and when cuing a file. Index marks cannot be placed on MP3 files or files created on machines other than Olympus IC recorders, but temp marks can be placed instead to temporarily remember desired positions. • If a temp mark (☞ P.38) is marked in the middle of the file, it reproduces from the position. • If the skip space is set at other than file skip (☞ P.52), the recorder will F. Skip (forward skip) or R. Skip (reverse skip) for a set time before playback. To skip a file Press the 9 button while the recorder is stopped. ➥ It skips to the [Playback Position] of the next file. Press the 0 button when the playback is stopped at the beginning of the file. ➥ It skips to the [Playback Position] of the previous file. Press the 0 button when the playback is stopped in the middle of the file. ➥ It skips to the head of the file. Notes • The bookmark mode is compatible with the files within the [Podcast] folder and Audible files. • If the file is deleted with this recorder, the [Playback Position] information is deleted simultaneously. • Management file for the [Playback Position] will be created for each file. Playback Playback
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39 3 Playback Clearing an index mark or a temp mark: 1 Locate the index or temp mark you want to clear. 2 Press the 9 or 0 button to select the index or temp mark to erase. 3 While the index or temp number appears for approximately 2 seconds on the display, Press the ERASE button. • The index or temp mark is erased. • Index or temp numbers after the erased index or temp number will automatically move up. Playback Notes • Temp marks are temporary markings, so if you transmit a file to the PC, or move it with a PC, they will be automatically erased. • Up to 16 index and temp marks can be set in a file. If you try to place more than 16 index or temp marks, the [Index Full] message will appear for index marks, and [Temp Mark Full] for temp marks. • Index or temp marks cannot be set or erased in a locked file (☞ P.46). • When the index or temp marks are set, the management file will be created for each file.
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40 3 +− button 9 0 button OK button F1 button PLAY button 1 Select a file that has a segment you would like to playback repeatedly (☞ P.24 to P.27). 2 In the File list display, press the + or − button to select the file. • In the File display, press the 9 or 0 button to select a file. 3 Press the PLAY ` or OK button to start playback. 4 Press the F1 button at the point you want to start segment repeat playback. Howtobeginsegmentrepeat playback This function enables repeated playback of part of the file being played. • [ ] will flash on the display. • Fast forwarding and rewinding can be conducted when [ ] is flashing in the same manner as during normal playback, and you can quickly proceed as far as the end position (☞ P.37). • When it reaches to the end of the file while [ ] is flashing, the point will become the end position, and repeat playback will start. 5 Press the F1 button again at the position where you want to end segment repeat playback. • The recorder repeatedly plays back the segment until the segment repeat playback is cancelled. Note • As in normal playback mode, playback speed can be changed during segment repeat playback as well (☞ P.51). If an index mark and temp mark are inserted or eliminated (☞ P.38) during segment repeat playback, segment repeat playback will be canceled and it will return to normal playback mode. Playback Playback
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41 3 d e a b c Playback a Press the STOP 4 button Pressing the STOP 4 button will release segment repeat playback and stop playback. b Press the F1 button Pressing the F1 button will release segment repeat playback, and it will return to normal playback mode. c Press the 0 button Pressing the 0 button will release segment repeat playback, and reverse to the beginning of the current file. d Press the 9 button Pressing the 9 button will release segment repeat playback, and fast forward and cue to the beginning of the next file. e Press the LIST button Pressing the LIST button will release segment repeat playback, and it will return to the display of the file. Cancel the segment repeat playback function Pressing any of the following buttons will release the segment repeat playback. Playback
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42 3 +− button 9 0 button OK button ERASE button Erasing A selected file can be erased from a folder. Also, all files in a folder can be erased simultaneously. 1 Select the folder or file you want to erase (☞ P.24 to P.27). 2 In the File list display, press the + or − button to select the file you want to erase. • In the File display, press the 9 or 0 button to select a file. 3 While the recorder is during stop mode, press the ERASE button. 4 Press the + or − button to select [Erase in Folder] or [File Erase]. Notes • The locked files and files set as read-only cannot be erased (☞ P.46). • If an action is not selected within 8 seconds, the recorder will return to stop status. • It may take over 10 seconds to complete processing. Never remove batteries during this time because data may be corrupted. In addition, replace the batteries with new ones in order to ensure that the batteries will not run out while processing. • [Recorder] folder (A-E) as well as [Music], and [Podcast] folders cannot be deleted. 7 Press the OK button. • The display changes to [Erase!] and erasing will start. [Erase Done] is displayed when the file is erased. 5 Press the OK button. 6 Press the + button to select [Start]. Erasing
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43 3 Erasing 1 Play the file you want to partial erase. • Forward a file to the position that shall be erased. If the file is long, use the 9 button to move to the position you want to delete. 2 At the starting position of the partial erase, press the ERASE button. • [Erase start] will flash on the display. Partiallyeraseafile (ForDM-550) Only a PCM file recorded in the recorder can be partially erased. 3 Press the ERASE button again. • [Start point] and [End point] on the display flash alternatively. When the lights are flashing, playback continues and you can rewind or fast- forward as usual and fast-forward to the end of erase. If the file reaches the end during the flashing of the lights, that will be the position where erase ends. 4 At the position you want to end partial erase, press the ERASE button again. • The display will switch to [Partial erasing !] and start the partial erase. The deletion is completed when [Partial erase completed.] is displayed. • Playback will stop at the end location of the partial erase. Notes • Partial erase is not applicable to files recorded in the WMA or MP3 formats. • The File Created Date will not change even if the file is partially erased. Erasing
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44 4 +− button 9 0 button OK/MENU button STOP button F2 button Menu setting method 1 While the recorder is recording, playingorstopped,presstheMENU button for 1 second or longer. MenuSetting • The menu will appear on the display. • Menu items can be set during a recording or playback (☞ P.45). 2 Press the + or − button to move to the tab that contains the item you want to set. • You can change the menu display by moving the settings tab cursor. 3 Press the OK or 9 button to move the cursor to the item to set. 4 Press the + or − button to move to the item you want to set. 5 Press the OK or 9 button. • Moves to the setting of the selected item. 6 Press the + or − button to change the setting. Items in menus are categorized by tabs, so select a tab first and move to a desired item to quickly set it. You can set each menu item as follows. Menu setting method
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45 4 Menu setting method • You will be informed that the settings have been established via the screen. • Pressing the F1 or 0 button without pressing the OK button will cancel the settings and return you to the previous screen. 8 Press the F2 or STOP 4 button to close the menu screen. • When in the menu screen during recording or playback, pressing the F2 button will allow you to return to the playback screen without interrupting recording or playback. Notes • The recorder will stop if you leave it idle for 3 minutes during a menu setup operation, when a selected item is not applied. • When entering menu settings during recording or playback, the menu settings will be cancelled if 8 seconds elapse with no buttons being pressed. 7 Press the OK button to complete the setting. 4 Setting menu during recording: Function Setting Mic Sense To menu item options Rec Level Zoom Mic Low Cut Filter VCVA Backlight LED 4 Setting menu during playback: Function Setting Property To menu item options Noise Cancel EUPHONY Voice Filter Play Mode Play Speed Skip Space Backlight LED Menu setting method
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46 4 Replace Refer to “Rearranging files [Replace]” (☞ P.56). +FileMenu Erase Lock Locking a file keeps important data from being accidentally erased. Locked files are not erased when you select to erase all files from a folder (☞ P.42). [On]: Locks the file and prevents it from being erased. [Off]: Unlocks the file and allows it to be erased. Menu setting method File Move/Copy (For DM-550) Refer to “Moving/Copying Files [File Move/Copy]” (☞ P.57). File Divide (For DM-550) Refer to “Splitting Files [File Divide]” (☞ P.59). Property File and folder information can be confirmed from the menu screen. When the file is selected: [Name] (File name), [Date] (Time stamp), [Size] (File size), [Bit Rate]*1 (File format) [Artist]*2 (Artist name) and [Album]*2 (Album name) will appear on the display. *1  When a linear PCM format file has been selected, [Bit Rate] area displays the sampling frequency and bit rate. *2  When a file contains no tag information, [UNKNOWN_ARTIST], [UNKNOWN_ ALBUM] will appear on the display. When voice file is selected, [Artist] and [Album] will not appear on the display. When the folder is selected: [Name] (File name), [Folder] (Number of folder) and [File]*1 (Number of file) will appear on the display. *1  Files which cannot be recognized by this recorder are not included in the number of files. • Select the files for which you would like to confirm information in advance before operating the menu. Menu setting method
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47 4 Menu setting method Rec Mode The recorder can record in the linear PCM format (For DM-550). High resolution recording at a high sampling rate and high bit rate equivalent or superior to that of a music CD is possible. Moreover, it also supports the MP3 and WMA formats. 1 Select the recording format. [PCM]: This is an uncompressed audio format which is used for music CDs and the like. [MP3]: MPEG is the international standard established by a working group of the ISO (International Organization for Standardization). [WMA]: This is an audio compression encoding method that was developed by the Microsoft Corporation in the US. 2 Select the recording rate. [PCM]: [48kHz/16bit] or [44.1kHz/16bit] [MP3]: [320kbps] to [128kbps] [WMA]: [ST XQ],[ST HQ],[ST SP], [HQ], [SP], [LP] • To record a meeting and lecture clearly, set other than [LP] in Rec Rate. • When the external monaural microphone is used while [Rec Mode] is set to a stereo recording mode, it enables recording only with the L channel microphone. Menu setting method ,RecMenu Mic Sense Microphone sensitivity is adjustable to meet recording needs. [High]: Highest recording sensitivity suitable for conferences with large crowds and recording audio at a distance or low volume. [Middle]: Suitable for recording meetings and seminars with a small number of people. [Low]: Lowest recording sensitivity suitable for dictation. • When you would like to clearly record a speaker’s voice, set [Mic Sense] to [Low] and hold recorder’s built-in stereo microphone close to the speaker’s mouth (5-10 cm) before recording. Set the method for adjusting the recording level [Rec Level] (For DM-550) You can set the device to automatically or manually adjust the recording level. [Manual]: Recording is performed by manually adjusting the recording level. [Auto]: Recording is performed by automatically adjusting the recording level. This is useful for when you will be recording right away. Adjust the recording level: Press the 9 or 0 button while the recorder is recording or paused to adjust the recording level. • Therecordinglevelwillbeautomatically adjustedwhentherecordinglevelisset to [Auto]. Set the recording level to [Manual] to use the recording level adjustment feature. • When the unit is set to [Manual], the limiter function will be disabled. Distorted sound will be recorded during [OVER] is displayed. Adjust the recording level so that [OVER] is not displayed.
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48 4 Menu setting method • [OVER] may be displayed even when the indicator of the recording level meter does not reach or is over to the right.If sound distortions do not disappear even after the recording level has been adjusted, change the setting for microphone sensitivity (☞ P.47) and adjust the recording level again . • Inputting a very loud sound may producenoiseevenwhentherecording level is set to [Auto]. • The level can be adjusted from [01] to [16]. The higher the number, the higher the level and the larger the indicator position on the level meter. Zoom Mic The directional microphone function utilizes DiMAGIC’s (DiMAGIC Co., Ltd.) DiMAGIC VirtualMicrophone(DVM)technology.DVMis an audio pickup system which allows you to record by focusing on sound from any direction. From expansive stereo recording to high directivity recording, DVM represents the latest in directional control methods that allow you to switch to a single exclusive microphone. [Zoom]: Recording with monaural, however you can record high directivity sound. [Narrow]: Recording by a directivity stereo sound. [Wide]: Recording by an expansive stereo sound. [Off]: Disables this function. Low Cut Filter The recorder has a Low Cut Filter function to minimize low-frequency sounds and record voices more clearly. This function can reduce noise from air conditioners, projectors and other similar noises. [On]: Enables the Low Cut Filter function. [Off]: Disables this function. VCVA Whenthemicrophonesensesthatsoundshave reached a preset threshold volume level, the built-inVariableControlVoiceActuator(VCVA) starts recording automatically, and stops when the volume drops below the threshold level. The VCVA feature extends recording time and conserves memory by stopping recording during silent periods, which helps the playback to be more efficient. [On]: Enables the VCVA function. Will start recording in VCVA mode. [Off]: Disables this function. Will resume recording in normal mode. Adjust the start/stop actuation level: 1 Press the RECs button to start recording. • When the sound volume is lower than the preset threshold sound level, recording automatically stops after 1 sec approximately, and [Standby] flashes on the display. The recording indicator light glows when recording starts and flashes when recording pauses. Menu setting method
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49 4 a b c Menu setting method 2 Press the 9 or 0 button adjust the start/stop actuation level. • The VCVA level can be set to any of 15 different values. • The higher the value, the more sensitive the recorder to sounds. At the highest value, even the faintest sound will activate recording. a Level meter (varies according to the sound volume being recorded) b Start level (moves to the right/left according to the set level) c Start level/Recording level switch button (Only when [VCVA]:[On],[Rec Level]:[Manual] is set, it is displayed.) • Press the F1 button to change the recording level during VCVA recording. The recording level can be adjusted. • The start/stop actuation level also varies depending on the selected microphone sensitivity mode (☞ P.47). • If the starting level is not adjusted within 2 seconds, the display will return to the previous. • If the surrounding noise is loud, the starting sensitivity of the VCVA can be adjusted according to the recording situation. • To ensure successful recordings, prior testing and adjustment of the start/stop actuation level is recommended. VCVA standby monitor setting: When [Standby] is set to [On] with the menu setting, the recording will not be output from the earphone while in VCVA standby. When you monitor your recording with the earphone connected, you can check whether VCVA is launched or not by checking if an audio is output. [On]: Enables the Standby Monitor function. [Off]: Disables this function. Timer Rec Refer to “Timer Recording [Timer Rec]” (☞ P.60). Rec Scene Refer to “Setting the Recording Scene [Rec Scene]” (☞ P.62). Menu setting method
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50 4 Menu setting method -PlayMenu Noise Cancel If recorded audio is difficult to understand because of noisy surroundings, adjust the Noise Cancel setting level. [High] [Low]: EnablestheNoiseCancelfunction.Noisewill be reduced in the file when it’s played back for better sound quality. [Off]: Disables this function. • When [Noise Cancel] is set to [Low] or [High], [Voice Filter] [EUPHONY] and [Play Speed] functions will not function. To use these functions, set [Noise Cancel] to [Off]. EUPHONY This recorder is equipped with “EUPHONY MOBILE”,thelatestinsurroundsoundsystems which combines bandwidth correction, expansion technology, and virtual acoustical source processing technology. In addition to its natural, expansive feel, the recorder is equipped with the exceptional feature whereinlistenersarelesspronetodeveloping ancompressedorclosed-infeel,ortogrowing tired over extended listening. On top of this, listeners are less prone to developing an oppressed or closed-in feel, or togrowingtiredoverextendedlistening.Level adjustmentsofthe[EUPHONY]settingcanbe set to four stages according to preference. [Power]: This mode focuses more on lower sound registers. [Wide]: This mode has an even more expansive feel. [Natural]: This mode achieves natural bandwidth correction and acoustical field expansion. [Off]: Disables this function. • The [EUPHONY] feature is not available while [Play Speed] (☞ P.51), [Noise Cancel] (☞ P.50) and [Voice Filter] is set. Voice Filter The recorder has a Voice Filter Function to cut low and high frequency tones during normal, fast, or slow playback, and enable clear audio playback. [On]: Enables the Voice Filter function. [Off]: Disables this function. • When [Voice Filter] is set to [On], [Noise Cancel] and [EUPHONY] will not function. To use this functions, set [Voice Filter] to [Off]. Play Mode You can select the playback mode that fits your preference. Select the desired playback range: 1 Select [Play Area]. 2 Select [File], [Folder] or [All]. [File]: Selects the current file. [Folder]: Selects the current folder. [All]: Selects all files in the internal memory. Menu setting method

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