Olympus DS-2 manual

User manual for the Olympus DS-2 in English. This PDF manual has 120 pages.

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DIGITAL VOICE RECORDER DS-2 ONLINE INSTRUCTIONS 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
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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................................. 9 Inserting Batteries ................................... 11 Power Supply .......................................... 12 Hold.......................................................... 13 Setting Time/Date (TIME&DATE) ............ 14 2 Menu Setting Menu Setting Method .............................. 16 Menu List ................................................. 18 3 About Recording Recording ................................................ 20 Recording Modes (REC MODE) ............. 22 Using the Variable Control Voice Actuator (VCVA) ...................... 23 Microphone Sensitivity (MIC SENSE) ..... 25 Recording from External Microphone or Other Devices ............................... 26 Timer Recording (TIMER REC) .............. 28 Listening While Audio is Recorded (Recording Monitor) .......................... 32 4 About Playback Playing ..................................................... 33 Changing the Playback Speed (PLAY SPEED) ................................... 39 Continuous Playback (ALL PLAY) ........... 41 Repeat Playback ..................................... 42 Auto Backspace Review (BACK SPACE) ................................. 44 Skip Interval Setting (SKIP SPACE) ....... 45 Noise Cancel Function ............................ 47 Alarm Playback Function (ALARM) ........ 48 5 Other functions Erasing ..................................................... 51 Locking Files (LOCK) .............................. 55 Index Marks ............................................. 56 LCD Contrast Adjustment (CONTRAST) .................................... 58 Backlight (BACKLIGHT) .......................... 59 System Sounds (BEEP) .......................... 60 Assigning Folder Names (FOLDER NAME) .............................. 61 Assigning File Comments (COMMENT) ..................................... 64 Moving Files Across Folders ................... 65 LCD Display Information ......................... 66 Formatting the Recorder (FORMAT)....... 68
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3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 6 Preparation Before Using DSS Player Using DSS Player Software .................... 70 Operating Environment ........................... 71 Installing Software ................................... 72 Uninstalling Software ............................... 75 Using Online Help ................................... 77 Connecting to Your PC ............................ 78 Running DSS Player ............................... 83 Window Names (DSS Player) ................. 85 7 Managing Files on Your PC Download Voice Files from the Recorder ............................. 86 Play a Voice File ...................................... 88 Upload Voice Files to the Recorder ........ 89 Send Voice Files with E-mail................... 91 Changing User ID .................................... 91 Changing a Folder Name ........................ 92 Editing File Comments ............................ 92 Editing a Template ................................... 93 USB Microphone/USB Speaker .............. 94 8 DSS Player Expanded Functions Upgrade Function .................................... 96 Using Voice Recognition Software.......... 98 Joining Files........................................... 106 Splitting Files .......................................... 108 Menu Setting of this Recorder .............. 110 9 Setting of the USB Class Changing the USB Class (USB CLASS) .................................. 111 10 Other Practical Use Methods Using as External Memory of the Computer .............................. 112 11 Other Information Alarm Message List ............................... 113 Troubleshooting ..................................... 115 Accessories (optional) ........................... 117 Specifications ........................................ 118 Technical Assistance and Support ........ 119
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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. ● 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.
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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: 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 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.
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6 1 ● By using the built-in stereo microphone, 2 types of stereo recording modes, which are Stereo HQ (stereo high quality sound recording) and Stereo SP (stereo standard recording) and 3 types of monaural recording modes, which are HQ (high quality sound recording), SP (standard recording), and LP (long-term recording) can be selected.*1 (☞ P.22) Recording time STEREO HQ mode : 1 hours 5 minutes STEREO SP mode : 2 hours 10 minutes HQ mode : 4 hours 20 minutes SP mode : 10 hours 25 minutes LP mode : 22 hours 20 minutes • 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.) ● You may assign your own names to folders. (☞ P.61) This product is equipped with the following features. ● Connect the cradle and the USB connection cable to this recorder, and high speed data transfer to a computer can be performed. (☞ P.78) ● This recorder can also be utilized as external memory of a computer. (☞ P.112) • By connecting the computer with the USB, pictures, text data, etc. can be saved, and utilized to carry data. ● It has a large backlight full-dot display (LCD display screen). (☞ P.60) • The screen displays information about recorded voice files and easily understood operational messages. ● The recorder stores highly compressed DSS and WMA format voice messages in internal flash memory.*1 1 Getting Started Main Features Main Features
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7 1 Main Features ● The five folders can hold 199 files each, for the maximum of 995 recordings. (☞ P.20) ● It has a built-in Variable Control Voice Actuator (VCVA) function. (☞ P.23) ● A timer recording function is built-in, which can record at a set time. (☞ P.28) ● You can input file comments.*2 (☞ P.64) • You can add comments of up to 100 characters to each recorded file. • This recorder has 10 pre-set comment templates. ● The recorder has a Noise Cancel Function.*2 (☞ P.47) • Ruwisch & Kollegen GmbH Noise Suppression Technology reduces noise in files and enables clear sound playback. ● Recorded files may be moved from one folder to another. (☞ P.65) ● You can insert or delete index marks. *2 (☞ P.56) • If you insert index marks during recording or playback, you will later be able to quickly find the recording you want to hear. ● The playback speed can be controlled as preferred. (☞ P.39) ● Fast forward and rewind are possible at a set interval. (☞ P.45) ● Comes with DSS Player software. (☞ P.70) • If you transfer voice files recorded with the recorder to a PC, you can easily play back, organize, and edit the files. • If you connect the recorder to a computer, you can use it as a USB microphone or USB speaker. (☞ P.94) ● The “DSS Player” can be upgraded to a “DSS Player Plus”, which is equipped with a enhanced functionality (Option). (☞ P.96) • If a commercial voice recognition software is utilized, the recorded voice file can be converted to characters automatically.*3 (☞ P.106) • In addition to the “DSS Player” functions, joining and splitting of the files and configuring the menu settings of this recorder, etc. can be performed. The “DSS Player” can be upgraded to “DSS Player Plus”, which is equipped with enhanced functionality (paid option). (☞P.96) Plus
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8 1 *1: DSS format in SP and LP mode recording, and WMA format in stereo HQ and stereo SP and HQ mode recording. *2: For WMA files, these functions are only available for files recorded with this recorder or the IC recorders from Olympus. *3: In a quiet environment, it is necessary to set this recorder to stereo HQ, stereo SP, HQ mode or SP mode, and that the person whose voice is registered in the speech recognition software speak with the constant tone of voice when recording. The voice file recorded under the following conditions is not suitable for character conversion, since the software may have difficulty in recognizing the voice. — Meetings, discussions where voices of more than one person can be recorded — Conferences, lectures where the surrounding noise can be recorded Main Features IBM, PC/AT, and ViaVoice 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. CORTOLOGIC is a registered trademark of Ruwisch & Kollegen GmbH. Other product and brand names mentioned herein may be the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. ScanSoft and Dragon NaturallySpeaking are the trademarkes or registerd trademarks of ScanSoft, Inc Main Features
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9 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 ! @ # $ % - ) ( * & ^ 2 1 MIC (Microphone) jack 2 Built-in stereo microphone 3 INDEX/2 button 4 DISPLAY/MENU/SET button 5 FOLDER/REPEAT/3 button 6 ERASE button 7 VOL (+) button 8 VOL (–) button 9 FF (Fast Forward) button 0 PLAY button ! REW (Rewind) button @ STOP button # REC (Record) button $ Display (LCD panel) % Record/Play indicator lamp ^ Built-in speaker & HOLD switch * EAR (Earphone) jack ( Strap Hole ) Battery cover - Cradle attachment point/PC (USB) terminal Identification of Parts Identification of Parts
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10 1 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ! 9 8 @ 1 Battery indicator 2 VCVA (Variable Control Voice Actuator) indicator 3 Timer recording display 4 Alarm indicator 5 Microphone sensitivity display 6 Stereo display 7 Record mode indicator 8 Current file number 9 Total number of recorded files in the folder 0 Erase lock indicator ! Repeat play indicator @ Character Information display Identification of Parts Identification of Parts Display (LCD Panel)
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11 1 3 1 2 Inserting Batteries 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. ➜ ➜ ➜ 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.117). .................................................................................................................................................... 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.14). • Remove the batteries if you are not going to use the recorder for an extended period of time.
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12 1 Power Supply When the recorder is not used, setting it to HOLD turns off the recorder, suppressing the consumption of the battery to a minimum. Even if the power is turned off, the existing data, settings of each mode, and clock setting will be maintained. To turn the power on, cancel the hold switch. Turning Off the Power Move the HOLD switch to the HOLD position while the recorder is not in operation. After “HOLD” is displayed, flashing for 2 seconds, the display will turn off. Turning On the Power Release the HOLD switch of the recorder. Power Supply
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13 1 Hold Hold Setting the HOLD switch to the HOLD position. If you set the recorder to HOLD status by sliding the HOLD switch in the direction of the arrow, the current conditions will be preserved, and all buttons and switches except the HOLD switch will be disabled. This feature is useful when the recorder has to be carried in a bag or pocket. Remember to reset the HOLD switch when using the recorder. .................................................................................................................................................... Notes • The display will flash if the switch is moved to hold in the stop status. At this time, if any button is pressed the clock display will flash for about 2 seconds, but will not operate. • If the switch is moved to hold during playback (or recording), the playback (recording) status will stay and cannot be operated. (When playback has ended and the recording has ended due the remaining memory being used up, it will be in the stop state.) • The alarm will sound at the scheduled time even if the recorder is set to hold. The recorder begins to play the file associated with the alarm when you press any button. • Recording will start when the set time of the timer recording comes even while in hold.
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14 1 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. Also, it is required when performing timer recording (☞ P.28) and alarm playback (☞ P.48). 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. Setting Time/Date (TIME&DATE) Setting Time/Date (TIME&DATE) STOP button (Exits the menu) MENU/SET button (Accepts a choice and moves on to the next item) 2 button (Alters a choice) 3 button (Alters a choice) PLAY button (Switching the data displayed.) 1Set the hour. 1 Press the 3 button or 2 button to set the hour. 2 Press the MENU/SET button to accept the hour. • You can choose between 12 and 24 hour display by pressing the PLAY button while setting the hour and minute. Example: 5:45 P.M. 5:45 PM ← → 17:45 (Initial setting) 2Set the minute. 1 Press the 3 button or 2 button to set the minute. 2 Press the MENU/SET button to accept the minute. 3Set the year. 1 Press the 3 button or 2 button to set the year. 2 Press the MENU/SET button to accept the year. • You can choose the order of the year, month, day by pressing the PLAY button while setting them.
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15 1 1 2 Setting Time/Date (TIME&DATE) Changing the Time/Date 6Press the STOP button to close the menu. When the date is confirmed, the recorder’s clock will start to move. Set the time according to the time signal and press the MENU/SET button. ........................................................................ Note If you press the STOP button during the setup operation, the recorder will save the items that were set to that point. Example: January 14, 2005 1M 14D 2005Y (Initial setting) ↓ 14D 1M 2005Y ↓ 2005Y 1M 14D 4Set the month. 1 Press the 3 button or 2 button to set the month. 2 Press the MENU/SET button to accept the month. 5Set the date. 1 Press the 3 button or 2 button to set the date. 2 Press the MENU/SET button to accept the date. 1Press the 3 or 2 button in the sub menu screen, and select the “TIME&DATE”. See ☞ P.17 and 19 regarding the sub menu. 2Press the MENU/SET button. Time/Date screen appears. The hour indicator flashes, indicating the start of the Time/Date setup process. Follow the same steps starting at step 1 in “Setting Time/Date” (☞ P.14).
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2 16 Menu Setting Method Each item of the menu list (☞ P.18, 19) can be set by the following method. 2,4 1,3,5 6 Menu Setting Method 2 Menu Setting Main Menu Setting 1Press and hold the MENU/SET button for 1 second or longer. The main menu opens. 2Press the 3 or 2 button to move to the item to be set. 3Press the MENU/SET button. Moves to the setting of the selected item. When ◊SUB MENU is selected, move to the item of the sub menu. 4Press the 3 or 2 button to change the setting. 5Press the MENU/SET button to complete the setup screen. 6Press the STOP button to close the main menu.
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2 17 2,4, 6 8 1,3, 5,7 Sub Menu Setting 1Press and hold the MENU/SET button for 1 second or longer. The main menu opens. 2Press the 3 or 2 button on the setting screen of the main menu, and select the “◊SUB MENU”. 3Press the MENU/SET button. The sub menu opens. 4Press the 3 or 2 button to move to the item to be set. 5Press the MENU/SET button. Moves to the setting of the selected item. When ◆MAIN MENU is selected, move to the item of the main menu. 6Press the 3 or 2 button to change the setting. 7Press the MENU/SET button to complete the setup screen. 8Press the STOP button to close the sub menu. Menu Setting Method
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2 18 Main Menu Press and hold the MENU/SET button for 1secomd or longer. Menu List .................................................................................................................................................... Notes • 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 set contents of the timer recording will be set, and goes to OFF. • The recorder will stop if you leave it idle for 3 minutes during a menu setup operation, when a selected item is not applied. P.22 P.25 P.55 P.45 P.44 P.39 P.41 P.48 P.28 P.17 P.23 Switches to the sub menu. Playback Speed Setting Screen Menu List Press and hold the MENU/SET button for 1 second or longer. Press the 3 or 2 button. Press the MENU/SET button. Initial setting
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2 19 P.16 P.14 P.59 P.58 P.60 P.61 P.64 P.68 P.111 .................................................................................................................................................... Notes • If you press the STOP button or the REC button, during a sub 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 sub menu setup operation, when a selected item is not applied. Sub Menu Time/Date setting. In order of hour, minute, year, month and day. Switches to the main menu. LCD contrast adjustment Folder naming. Assigning file comments. Menu List Press the 3 or 2 button. Press the MENU/SET button. Initial setting
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20 3 Recording 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 (☞ P.61). Stereo recording is possible, only when set to stereo HQ and stereo SP mode. Recording 3 About Recording 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. Turn the built-in stereo microphone in the direction to be recorded. The display changes depending on the recording mode (☞ P.22). d Current recording mode e Recording time f Remaining recording time 3Press the STOP button to stop recording. Display in the stereo recording mode Display in the monaural recording 1 2 3 Built-in stereo microphone
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21 3 Recording functions Pause Press the REC button while recording. ➥ “REC PAUSE” will flash on the display. • The recorder will time out after 2 hours when left in “REC PAUSE”. Resume Recording Press the REC button again. ➥ Recording will resume at the point of interruption. Notes • To ensure recording from the beginning, start speaking after you see the red record/play indicator lamp on. • 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 (☞ P.86). • DSS format in SP and LP mode recording, and WMA format in stereo HQ and stereo SP and HQ mode recording. • While recording, pressing the PLAY button stops recording and plays back the current file. Recording
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22 3 3 1,2,4 5 .................................................................................................................................................... Note When a meeting and lecture is to be recorded clearly, set other than LP mode to record. Recording Modes (REC MODE) The recording mode can be chosen from Stereo HQ (stereo high quality sound recording) and Stereo SP (stereo standard recording), HQ (high quality sound recording), SP (standard recording), and LP (long-term recording). Recording Modes (REC MODE) 1Press and hold the MENU/SET button for 1 second or longer. “REC MODE” will be displayed on the screen (☞ P.16,18). 2Press the MENU/SET button. The recording mode setup process begins. 3Press the 3 or 2 button to choose from “STEREO HQ”, “STEREO SP”, “HQ”, “SP” and “LP”. 4Press the MENU/SET button to complete the setup screen. 5Press the STOP button to close the main menu.
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23 3 1,3,5 6 2,4 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 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. Using the Variable Control Voice Actuator (VCVA) 1Press and hold the MENU/SET button for 1 second or longer. The main menu opens (☞ P.16,18). 2Press the 3or 2button to choose “VCVA”. 3Press the MENU/SET button. The VCVA setup process begins. 4Press the 3or 2button to choose between “ON” and “OFF”. ON: Will start recording in VCVA mode. OFF: Will resume recording in normal mode. 5Press the MENU/SET button to complete the setup screen. 6Press the STOP button to close the main menu. When “ON” is selected, a VCVA indication will be displayed on the screen.
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24 3 7 Using the Variable Control Voice Actuator (VCVA) Using the Variable Control Voice Actuator (VCVA) .................................................................................................................................................... Notes • The start/stop actuation level also varies depending on the selected microphone sensitivity mode (☞ P.25). • If the starting level is not adjusted within 5 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. 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, and “STANDBY” flashes on the display. The record/play indicator lamp glows when recording starts and flashes when recording pauses. 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 recorder 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)
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25 3 2,4 1,3,5 6 .................................................................................................................................................... Note When the speakers voice is to be recorded clearly, set to dictation mode and move the built-in stereo microphone close to the speaker’s mouth (5 to 10 cm) and record. Microphone Sensitivity (MIC SENSE) Microphone sensitivity is adjustable to meet recording needs. Microphone Sensitivity (MIC SENSE) 1Press and hold the MENU/SET button for 1 second or longer. The main menu opens (☞ P.16,18). 2Press the 3or 2 button to choose “MIC SENSE”. 3Press the MENU/SET button. The microphone sensitivity setup process begins. 4Press the 3or 2 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 MENU/SET button to complete the setup screen. 6Press the STOP button to close the main menu.
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26 3 The external microphone and other devices can be connected and the sound can be recorded. Connect as follows by the device to be used. Recording with External Microphone Connect the external microphone to the microphone jack of the recorder. When the external microphone is connected to the microphone jack of the recorder, the built-in microphone will not operate. Applicable external microphones ● Noise-Cancellation monaural microphone: ME12 (optional) (Dictation microphone) This microphone is used to record your own voice while minimizing surrounding noise and suits for voice recognition. ● Stereo microphone: ME51S (optional) The high fidelity of the stereo recording, which only stereo can perform. Furthermore, clear sound quality with less noise is obtained with the WMA format. Stereo recording is possible only when set at Stereo HQ and Stereo SP mode. Recording the sound of other devices with this recorder The sound can be recorded when connecting to the audio output terminal (stereo mini plug) of the other device, and the microphone jack of the recorder with the connecting cord (optional KA333) for dubbing. Recording from External Microphone or Other Devices VOLUME EAR ME EAR To audio output terminal of other devices To MIC (microphone) jack Recording from External Microphone or Other Devices
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27 3 .................................................................................................................................................... Notes • The input level cannot be adjusted on this recorder. When you connect the recorder to an external device, execute a test recording and adjust the output level of the external device. • A microphone with plug-in power, which receives the power supply from this recorder, can be used. • Please do not insert/remove the cord to/from the jack of this recorder while recording. • When the external stereo microphone is inserted while set in HQ, SP, and LP modes, it enables recording only with the L Channel microphone. • When the monaural microphone is inserted into the microphone jack in Stereo HQ and Stereo SP mode, the sound will be recorded only in the L Channel. To audio input terminal of other devices To EAR (earphone) jack Recording from External Microphone or Other Devices 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 (stereo mini plug) of other devices and the earphone jack of this recorder, with the connecting cord (optional KA333) for dubbing.
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28 3 Timer Recording (TIMER REC) Timer recording is the function to execute a recording at a set time. Timer Recording (TIMER REC) 2,4 3,5 1 1Press the FOLDER button to select the folder in which the recording will be saved. 2Press and hold the MENU/SET button for 1 second or longer. The main menu opens (☞ P.16,18). 3Press the 3or 2button to choose “TIMER REC”. 4Press the MENU/SET button. The timer recording setup process begins. 5Press the 3or 2button to choose “ON”. Press the MENU/SET button to choose “OFF”, the timer recording will be canceled and the screen returns to the main menu.
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29 3 Timer Recording (TIMER REC) 6 6Press the MENU/SET button. Start time setting will begin. 7Start time setting. 1 Press the 3 button or 2 button to set the hour. 2 Press the MENU/SET button to accept the hour. 3 Press the 3 button or 2 button to set the minute. 4 Press the MENU/SET button to apply the minute setting and it will move to the end time setting. 8Setting end time. 1 Press the 3 button or 2 button to set the hour. 2 Press the MENU/SET button to accept the hour. 3 Press the 3 button or 2 button to set the minute. 4 Press the MENU/SET button to apply the current minute setting and move to the recording mode.
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30 3 Timer Recording (TIMER REC) 9 Recording mode setting. 1 Press the 3 button or 2 button to set the recording mode. 2 Press the MENU/SET button to accept the recording mode. When accepting the recording mode, if the remaining memory is insufficient for the reserved time, “MEMORY FULL, CONTINUE?” will be displayed. Press the 3 or 2 button to choose “YES” or “NO”. YES: If the setting is continued, the remaining memory will be used up while recording in timer, then the recording will end. NO: Returns to Procedure 5 (“ON” flashes on the display). 10Press the 3 or 2 button to choose between “ONE TIME” and “EVERY DAY”. ONE TIME: Records only once at the specified time. EVERY DAY: Records every day at the specified time. 11Press the MENU/SET button to complete the setup screen. The duration, setting time, and timer display, will be displayed in ( ) for 5 seconds. 10 11 Timer Recording (TIMER REC)
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31 3 12 12Press the STOP button to close the main menu. ................................................................................................ Notes • If the recorder is in use at the preset start time, the timer recording will start directly after stopping the recorder. • Timer recording will start even the recorder is put to HOLD. • Recording will start even though the alarm playback is set at the time the timer recording was set. • If start and end time of timer recording are set at the same time, the recording will not be executed. • If the batteries run out while recording based on the timer setting, the recorder will stop recording. Check the battery power before starting the timer recording. Timer Recording (TIMER REC)
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32 3 Connect the earphone to the EAR jack on the recorder. After recording is started, you can hear the sound being recorded through the earphone. If the earphone is connected, no sound will come from the speaker. ....................................................................................................... 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. Listening While Audio is Recorded (Recording Monitor) Listening While Audio is Recorded (Recording Monitor) If you start recording after inserting the earphone into the EAR jack on the recorder, you can hear the sound being recorded. The sound volume on the recording monitor can be adjusted by pressing the VOL (+) or VOL (–) button.
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33 4 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. 3 1 4 2 5 4 About Playback Playing Playing
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34 4 Playing Playing Save Function of the Playback End Position When the STOP button is pressed during playback and it stops in the middle of the file, the stop position is memorized automatically. Even when it moves to other files with the FF or REW button, playback can be resumed from the place which was interrupted previously and returns to the memorized stop position easily with the FF or REW button. When it returns to the stop position with the FF or the REW button, “PREVIOUS STOP POINT” will be displayed in the display. And the file playback and stopping changes the end position and memorize the stop position as new end position. ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ End Position File A Head Position File B Head Position File C Head Position Cuing is possible Cuing is possible Cuing is possible Cuing is possible File A File B File C .................................................................................................................................................... Note The playback ending position will be canceled, if recording, PC connection, changing folders, file deletion and battery removal are executed.
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35 4 Playing Playback functions Fast Playback Slow Playback Cue (CUE) Review Skipping to beginning of a file*4 Fast forward*6 rewind*6 *7 within a set time Operation Press the PLAY button once while playing a file.*1 ➥ The recorder plays at a set speed. The playback speed can be set from 0.5 to 2 times (☞ P.39). Hold the FF button while playing a file.*2 ➥ 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.*3 Hold the REW button while playing a file.*2 ➥ 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.*3 Press the FF button during playback, fast playback, or slow playback. ➥ The next file is cued and playback starts at the original speed.*5 Press the REW button during playback, fast playback, or slow playback. ➥ The file being played is cued and playback starts at the original speed.*5 Press the REW button 2 times during playback, for fast playback or slow playback. ➥ The previous file is cued, and playback starts at the original speed.*5 Press the FF button during playback, fast playback, or slow playback. ➥ The file during playback fast forwards for the set time, and playback starts at the original speed.*8 Press the REW button during playback, fast playback, or slow playback. ➥ The file during playback rewinds for the set time, and playback starts at the original speed.*8 *9 How to Cancel Press the PLAY button. ➥ Playback returns to normal rate. Release the FF button. ➥ Replays at the original speed. Release the REW button. ➥ Replays at the original speed.
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36 4 Playing *1 The above-mentioned playback functions and the insertion of index mark (☞P.56) are also enabled during fast/slow playback as well as normal playback. *2 When pressing the FF or REW button continuously while stopped, the cue of the file start position and previous file end position(☞ P.34) will be executed continuously (skip/reverse skip). *3 When the index mark is shown in the middle of a file, it will stop temporarily in the position of the index mark. *4 When the skip interval is set to file skip in the menu setting (☞ P.45) . It is set to file skip in the initial setting. *5 When the index mark is shown in the middle of a file, playback starts at the position of the index mark. *6 When the skip interval is set at other than file skip in the menu setting. *7 When playback was set to “OFF” previously in the menu setting (☞ P.44). *8 When the index mark is shown before the set time the playback will start in the position of the index mark. *9 If both of the skip interval and the previous playback are set, the time setting for previous playback overrides the time setting for skip interval. .................................................................................................................................................... Notes • When the noise cancel function (☞ P.47) is set to “LOW” or “HIGH”, the playback speed cannot be set. • When the previous playback is set, the FF button is disabled and will not skip to the cue of the file start position or the index mark position. Playing
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37 4 Playing Last File End When the following operation is executed and it reaches to the end of the last file during playback, “END” will be displayed and flashing for 5 seconds in the display. • Press the FF button (skip) • Press the FF button continuously (CUE) • Playback last file Operating the FF or REW button while “END” is displayed and flashing, the following operation can be executed. Operation Press the REW button continuously. ➥ Continuously rewind (REVIEW) from the last file end (☞ P.35). Set other than file skip in the skip interval or, press the REW button when the previous playback is set to ON. ➥ The nearest of the set time interval or index mark, or only the return time of the previous playback, will start the playback in reverse skip. Set the file skip in the skip interval or, press the REW button when the previous playback is set to OFF. ➥ The playback will start in reverse skip; either at the nearest last file start position or the index mark. Press the FF button. ➥ Skips to the starting position of the head file, and stops. Press the FF button continuously. ➥ It skips continuously from the starting position of the head file, and it will stop if the REW button is released. Note After “END” is displayed for 5 seconds and flashing, it returns to the start position of the last file and stop.
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38 4 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 turn 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. Playing Playback through earphone Playing
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39 4 Changing the Playback Speed (PLAY SPEED) The playback speed of the file can be changed from within 0.5 to 2 times speed. You have 2 options how to set the playback speed. Either during playback or through the menu. 1,3 2 Changing during playback 1Press the PLAY button during playback. The current playback speed to be changed will be flashing for 5 seconds. 2Press the FF or REW button while the flashing playback speed is displayed, to change the playback speed. Playback speed can be changed by units within 0.5 to 2 times speed for every 0.125 times. After that, the fast playback/slow playback will be the set playback speed. 5 seconds after the setting, the playback speed will be displayed and flashing. Also, the playback speed in the menu setting will be changed after the setting. 3Press the PLAY button to return to normal playback. Changing the Playback Speed (PLAY SPEED) .................................................................................................................................................... Notes • When the noise cancel function (☞ P.47) is set to “LOW” or “HIGH”, the playback speed cannot be set. • During fast playback/slow playback, it will be played back in monaural even though the file was recorded in Stereo HQ or Stereo SP mode.
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40 4 2,4 1,3,5 6 Changing the Playback Speed (PLAY SPEED) Changing the Playback Speed (PLAY SPEED) Changing from the menu 1Press and hold the MENU/SET button for 1 second or longer. The main menu opens (☞ P.16,18). 2Press the 3 or 2 button to choose “PLAY SPEED”. 3Press the MENU/SET button. The playback speed setup process begins. 4Press the 3 or 2 button to set the playback speed. Playback speed can be changed by units within 0.5 to 2 times speed for every 0.125 times. 5Press the MENU/SET button to complete the setup screen. After that, the fast playback/slow playback will be the set playback speed. 6Press the STOP button to close the main menu.
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41 4 2,4 1,3,5 6 Continuous Playback (ALL PLAY) This function allows you to listen to all your recordings of one folder in one go without any stop between the files. Continuous Playback (ALL PLAY) 1Press and hold the MENU/SET button for 1 second or longer. The main menu opens (☞ P.16,18). 2Press the 3 or 2 button to choose “ALL PLAY”. 3Press the MENU/SET button. The continuous playback setup process begins. 4Press the 3 or 2 button to choose between “ON” and “OFF”. ON: Continuous playback. OFF: Returns to playback with stop between single files. 5Press the MENU/SET button to complete the setup screen. 6Press the STOP button to close the main menu. .................................................................................................................................................... Note After playback of last file in the folder, “END” appears on the screen and playback stops automatically.
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42 4 2 1 Repeat Playback 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. Even while “REPEAT END?” is flashing, changing the playback speed (☞ P.39), fast forward, rewind and cue (☞P.35) can be executed the same as during normal playback, and it can be advanced quickly to the end position. Also, when it reaches to the end of the file, which will become the end position, then repeat playback will start.
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43 4 3 Repeat Playback 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 (☞ P.41), the end position can be set to the extent of the last file in the folder. The playback speed, index mark insertion/removal, and noise cancellation can be set during continuous playback as well as normal playback. 4Cancel the continuous playback function. • Pressing the REPEAT button briefly will return to the normal playback. • Pressing the STOP button will cancel the continuous playback function and stop the playback. .................................................................................................................................................... Note To use this function, briefly press the REPEAT button. If you hold it 1 second or longer, the Moving Files screen appears (☞ P.65).
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44 4 1Press and hold the MENU/SET button for 1 second or longer. The main menu opens (☞ P.16,18). 2Press the 3or 2button to choose “BACK SPACE”. 3Press the MENU/SET button. The auto backspace review setup process begins. 4Press the 3or 2button to choose from “OFF”, “1 SEC SKIP” and “2 SEC SKIP”. OFF: Continuous playback. 1 SEC SKIP: Start playback from 1 second before. 2 SEC SKIP: Start playback from 2 second before. 5Press the MENU/SET button to complete the setup screen. 6Press the STOP button to close the main menu. 7Press the REW button while the file is being replayed. Playback starts at the set point of seconds before. 2,4 1,3,5 7 6 Auto Backspace Review (BACK SPACE) To ease the reviewing of a voice file you can set an auto backspace for either 1 or 2 seconds, so you will listen to the last phrase repeatedly. Auto Backspace Review (BACK SPACE) .................................................................................................................................................... Note If “1 SEC SKIP” or “2 SEC SKIP” is set at the previous playback, and even though the fast forward button is pressed, it does not reverse skip to the cue or the index mark position. Reverse skip is executed for only the set time (1 or 2 seconds).
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45 4 1Press and hold the MENU/SET button for 1 second or longer. The main menu opens (☞ P.16,18). 2Press the 3 or 2 button to choose “SKIP SPACE”. 3Press the MENU/SET button. The skip interval setup process begins. 4Press the 3 or 2 button to set the skip interval. FILE SKIP: Skips from file to file. 10SEC, 30SEC, 1MIN, 5MIN, 10MIN: Skips with the set time interval and playback will start. Skip Interval Setting (SKIP SPACE) This function allows you to define a certain time interval for skipping within a file while playback. 2,4 1,3 Skip Interval Setting (SKIP SPACE)
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46 4 Skip Interval Setting (SKIP SPACE) 6 5 7 5Press the MENU/SET button to complete the setup screen. 6Press the STOP button to close the main menu. 7Press the FF or REW button while the file is being replayed. Skip or reverse skip is executed for the set time and playback will start. .................................................................................................................................................... Note If both skip interval and auto backspace review are set, the previous playback setting will have priority for the reverse skip when the REW button is pressed. Skip Interval Setting (SKIP SPACE)
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47 4 1,2 Noise Cancel Function If recorded audio is difficult to understand because of noisy surroundings, 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/SET button for 1 second or longer while the file is playing. Displays currently set Noise Cancel level. 2Press the MENU/SET button again to choose a noise cancel level. The levels switch in the following rotation, “OFF” “LOW” “HIGH”. If the Noise Cancel level is set to “LOW” or “HIGH”, the level setting is displayed for 5 seconds when a file is played back. To change the Noise Cancel level setting, press the MENU/SET button while the level setting is displayed. .................................................................................................................................................... Notes • If you set it to “LOW” or “HIGH”, the display flashes the Noise Cancel level for about 5 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”. • Noise cancel cannot be used during fast playback/slow playback (☞ P.35). • If the noise cancel is set to the file recorded in Stereo HQ or Stereo SP mode, it will be played back in monaural.
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48 4 3,5 2 4,6 1 Alarm Playback Function (ALARM) The alarm playback function can be set to play a selected file at a pre-set time. Alarm Playback Function (ALARM) 1Press the FOLDER button to choose a folder. 2Press the FF or REW button to choose the file to be played when the alarm sounds. 3Press and hold the MENU/SET button for 1 second or longer. The main menu opens (☞ P.16,18). 4Press the 3or 2 button to choose “ALARM”. 5Press the MENU/SET button. The alarm playback setup process begins. 6Press the 3or 2 button to choose between “ON” and “OFF”. ON: Enables alarm playback. OFF: Disables alarm playback.
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49 4 7,9,11 8,10 12 Alarm Playback Function (ALARM) 7 Press the MENU/SET button to complete the setup screen. When you choose ON, the hour indicator flashes. When you choose OFF, the alarm indicator disappears and finishes with step 12. 8 Press the 3 or 2 button to set the hour. 9 Press the MENU/SET button to accept the hour. The minute indicator flashes. 10Press the 3 or 2 button to set the minute. 11Press the MENU/SET button to accept the minute. 12Press the STOP button to close the main menu. An alarm tone will sound at the scheduled time. Press any button while the alarm sounds to play the file you associated with the alarm.
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50 4 To enable alarm sound only To set an alarm without audio playback, set the alarm while an empty folder is selected. • Start setting from step 3 (☞ P.48) of “Alarm Playback Function”. • When alarm sound goes at the preset time, pressing any button stops the sound. Notes • The alarm playback function can be set for only one file at a time. • The alarm will sound at the scheduled time every day unless the alarm playback setting is cleared. • If you wish to change the file for alarm play, first turn the alarm settings “OFF”, then make any desired new alarm settings. • The alarm will sound for 5 minutes and then stop. • If the recorder is in use at the scheduled time, the alarm will sound after the operation is finished. • The alarm will sound at the scheduled time even if the recorder is set to hold. The recorder begins to play the file associated with the alarm when you press any button. • The alarm playback setting is cleared if the selected file is erased. • When the timer recording is set, the timer recording setting has priority. Alarm Playback Function (ALARM) Alarm Playback Function (ALARM)

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