LS-11

Olympus LS-11 manual

LS-11

User manual for the Olympus LS-11 in English. This PDF manual has 86 pages.

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EN LINEAR PCM RECORDER LS-11 Linear PCM Recorder 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.
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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. • The SD logo is a trademark. • The SDHC logo is a trademark. • 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. 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 Table of Contents P.4 Safe and Proper Usage P.6 Getting Started P.8 About Recording P.22 About Playback P.32 Menu Setting P.41 Using the Recorder on Your PC P.61 Other Information P.77 INDEX
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 Introduction Table of Contents......................................................4 Safe and Proper Usage............................................6 1 Getting Started Main Features ...........................................................8 Identification of Parts..............................................9 Display (LCD Panel)..........................................10 Inserting Batteries..................................................11 Using the AC Adapter........................................12 Power Supply..........................................................13 HOLD........................................................................13 Setting Time and Date [Time & Date]...................15 Changing the Time and Date. ............................16 Inserting and Ejecting a Card...............................17 Inserting a Card.................................................17 Ejecting a Card..................................................18 Notes on the Folders..............................................19 About the Folders for Voice Recordings...........19 About the Folder for Music Playback................20 Selecting the Folders and Files............................21 2 About Recording Before Recording. ...................................................22 Turn the Microphone Toward the Original Sound Source. .......................................................22 Recording................................................................23 Listening While Audio is Recorded ..................27 Set the Low Cut Filter........................................27 Microphone Sensitivity......................................27 Adjusting the voice sync level for recording . ....28 Recording from External Microphone or Other Devices......................................................30 3 About Playback Playback. ..................................................................32 Playback Through Earphone ............................35 Setting an index mark or a temp mark ............35 How to begin segment repeat playback............36 Erasing.....................................................................38 Erasing One File at a Time................................38 Erase All Files from a Folder ............................38 Partially erase a file ..........................................39 4 Menu Setting Menu Setting Method.............................................41 Formatting the Recorder [Format]. ....................51 Rearranging files [Replace] ..............................54 Moving Files [File Move] ...................................56 Splitting Files [File Divide] ................................59 5 Using the Recorder on Your PC Operating Environment.........................................61 Connecting to Your PC. ..........................................62 Connecting to Your PC......................................62 Disconnecting from Your PC.............................63 Transfer the Voice Files to Your PC......................64 Using Windows Media Player................................65 Window Names. .................................................65 Copying Music from CD. ....................................66 Transferring Music File to the Recorder............67 Copying Voice File to the CD............................70 Using iTunes............................................................72 Window Names. .................................................72 Copying Music from CD. ....................................73 Transferring Music File to the Recorder............ 74 Copying Voice File to the CD............................75 Using as External Memory of the PC...................76 Table of Contents
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 6 Other Information Alarm Message List................................................77 Troubleshooting. .....................................................78 Technical Assistance and Support .....................80 Accessories (optional) ..........................................81 Specifications.........................................................82 Table of Contents
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 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. • 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. • When mounting the recorder to a tripod, turn the screws on the tripod side without turning the recorder itself. <Warning regarding data loss> Recordedcontentinmemorymaybedestroyedor erased by operating mistakes, unit malfunction, or during repair work. Itisrecommendedtobackupandsaveimportant 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.
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 Batteries fWarning • Batteries should never be ex- posed 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 represen- tative for service. AC Adapter fWarning • Do not attempt to disassemble, repair or modify the AC adapter in any way. • Keep foreign objects including water, metal, or flammable sub- stances from getting inside the product. • Do not moisten the AC adapter or touch it with a wet hand. • Do not use the AC adapter in the vicinity of flammable gas (includ- ing gasoline, benzine and lacquer thinner). In case • ... the internal parts of the AC adapter are exposed because it has been dropped or otherwise damaged: • ... the AC adapter is dropped in water, or if water, metal flamma- ble substances or other foreign objects get inside it: • ... you notice anything unusual when using the AC adapter such as abnormal noise, heat, smoke, or a burning odour: 1 do not touch any of the exposed parts; 2 immediately disconnect the power supply plug from the power outlet, and; 3 call your dealer or local Olympus represen- tative for servicing. Continued use of the AC adapter under these circumstances could result in electric shock, fire or injury. Safe and Proper Usage
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 Getting Started 1 Main Features ● Utilizes a high sensitivity, low noise stereo microphone capable of faithfully capturing the original sound.. Machined metal components are utilized in the housing for the built-in stereo microphone, resulting in a design built with special features in mind while also achieving a construction which is resistant to vibration. Furthermore, by turning the microphone itself 90° outwards you can produce recordings with a natural and expansive stereo feel to them. ● Equipped with a high sound quality amplifier circuit. Utilizes a low noise amplifier circuit, allowing you to produce high sound quality recordings with low noise. ● Supports the linear PCM format, which is capableofrecordingsoundqualityequivalent to or surpassing CD-level.. Capable of realistically recording various different sound sources. High resolution recording at a high sampling frequency and bit count equivalent or superior to that of a music CD (Sampling frequency 44.1 kHz, Bit count 16bit) is possible (☞ P.41, P.43). ● Supports a wide range of recording formats. Can handle the MP3 format (MPEG-1/ MPEG-2 Audio Layer 3), and the Windows Media Audio (WMA) format. In supporting the MP3 and WMA formats, this device can save files in a highly compressed manner, thereby allowing for extended recording times (☞ P.41, P.43). In addition, when connected to an external device, the recorder can encode incoming analog audio signals without a PC (☞ P.30). ● Supports high capacity recording media. Starting with its 8 GB built-in flash memory, canalsorecordontoanSDCard(commercially available) (☞ P.17).. Check the Olympus website regarding SD cards which are confirmed operation with this recorder (☞ P.80). ● Equipped with a variety of features that support audio recording. With this recorder you can customize a variety of recording functions such as the recording level and microphone sensitivity to suit the recording conditions and personal preferences (☞ P.41, P.44). ● Allows for system upgrades through enhanced options and equipment. Further enhances the pleasure of recording (☞ P. 81).. ● Can playback WAV, WMA, and MP3 format files sent from a computer in addition to files recorded by the device itself. Can be enjoyed as a music player at any time. Can hold approximately 2000 music files (WMA 128 kbps/ 4 minutes per song conversion) (☞ P.32, P.33, P.65, P.72). ● Supports USB 2.0. Hi-Speed, which enables high-speed data transmission as an external memory device for your computer. By connecting the computer with the USB, pictures, text data, etc. can be saved, and utilized to carry data (☞ P.64, P.76). ● Youcanmoveorcopyfilesbetweenthebuilt-in memoryandSDcard,andwithinthefoldersin the memory (☞ P. 56). ● You can split files (☞ P. 59), or delete a part of a file (☞ P. 39) recorded in PCM format in this recorder. Getting Started
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 Getting Started 1 1 2 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 ! # @ ( ) - = q [ i r u t y $ % ^ & * e w ] o p 3 Identification of Parts 1REMOTE jack Connect the receiver for the exclusive remote control set RS30W (optional). This enables operation of the main unit’s record and stop functions through the remote control. 2Built-in stereo microphone (R) 3Built-in stereo microphone (L) 4LINE IN jack 5MIC jack 6REC LEVEL dial 7RECs button Recording indicator light (LED) 8MIC SENSE HIGH/LOW switch 9LOW CUT ON/OFF switch 0Strap hole !Display (LCD panel) @PEAKindicator light (LED) #STOP4 button $2 button %9 button ^3 button &LIST button *MENU button (A-B REPEAT button )Fn button -ERASE button =0 button q`/OK button wCard cover eEAR jack rVOLUMEdial tUSB terminal yPOWER/HOLD switch uPower jack iBattery cover oBattery cover release button pTripod socket [Built-in stereo speaker (R) ]Built-in stereo speaker (L)
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10 Getting Started 1 1 2 4 3 5 6 7 8 0 @ # 9 ! 1 2 3 1 2 3 Display (LCD Panel) 1Folder/ File indicator Folder name/ File name/ File format/ Current file number/ Total number of recorded files in the folder 2Battery indicator Recording media indicator [ ] Built-in flash memory [ ] SD card Erase lock indicator 3Record/ Playback status indicator 4Level meter 5Playback Mode indicator 6Recording mode indicator 7During recording mode: Remaining recording time During playback or stop mode: File length 8During recording mode: Elapsed recording time During playback mode: Elapsed playback time 9[EUPHONY] indicator 0[Reverb] indicator ![V-Sync. Rec] indicator @[LowCutFilter] indicator #[Limiter] indicator [Zoom Mic] indicator File Display Folder List Display 1Root folder indicator Folder indicator Recording media indicator or folder indicator/ Root folder name/ Current file number/ Total number of recorded files in the folder 2Folder name 3Guide indicator File List Display 1Folder/ File indicator Folder name/ Current file number/ Total number of recorded files in the folder 2File name 3Guide indicator Identification of Parts
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11 Getting Started 1 • If the “hour” indicator flashes in the display, see “Setting Time and Date [Time & Date]” (☞ P.15). 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 battery is too weak, [ ] and [Battery Low] appears on the display and the recorder shuts down. Ni-MH Rechargeable Battery Ni-MH rechargeable batteries B-01 4PE (optional) from Olympus can be used in the recorder. Use them with the Olympus Ni-MH Rechargeable Battery Charger B-90SU (optional) (For U.S.A. and Canada) or BU-90SE (optional) (For Europe) (☞ P.81). Inserting Batteries 1 Press the battery cover release button, and then slide the battery cover open while lightly pressing down on it. 2 Insert two AA batteries with the cor- rect = and - polarities. 3Close the battery cover completely by pressing to the direction A, then sliding to the direction B. 4 Slide the POWER/HOLD switch in the direction indicated by the arrow, and turn the power on.
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12 Getting Started 1 To the power jack Using the AC Adapter Plug the AC adapter (optional) into a household power outlet and connect the power plug to the recorder’s power con- nector (DC 5V). Always turn the recorder’s power off before connecting. If the AC adapter is plugged in while recording using batteries, it may not be possible to play back the voice data being recorded. • Check the Olympus website regarding AC adapters which can be used with this recorder. fWarning • Always turn the recorder’s power off before connection or discon- nection. • When the AC adapter is not in use, disconnect the power supply plug from the power outlet. • Use only the correct power sup- ply voltage as indicated on the adapter. • Do not use the AC adapter when connecting the recorder to the USB port. Notes • This recorder cannot charge rechargeable batteries. • Manganese battery may not be used in this recorder. • When changing batteries, AA alkaline batteries or Olympus Ni-MH Rechargeable Batteries are recommended. • Be sure to turn off power of the recorder before replacing the batteries (☞ P.13). Unloading the batteries while the recorder is in use may cause a malfunction such as corrupting the file, etc. If you are recording into a file and the batteries run out, you will loose 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 minutes to replace the dead battery or if you take the battery in and out repeatedly at short intervals, you may have to reset the time when you have loaded a fresh battery (☞ P.15). • 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 battery depending on the volume level even if [ ] is displayed in the battery indicator. In this case, lower the volume of the recorder. Inserting Batteries
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13 Getting Started 1 Power Supply Turning On the Power: While the recorder’s power is off, slide the POWER/HOLD switch in the direction indicated by the arrow. • The display will turn on, and the power will be turned on. • The resume function will bring the recorder back to the stop position in memory before power was turned off. • When the batteries are removed from the recorder the resume function’s stopped position will be erased. Power save mode [AutoPowerOff] If the recorder is stopped/not used for over 10 minutes (initial setting) while the power is turned on, the power will be turned off (☞ P.41, P.47). • If any button is pressed prior to the battery turning off, the elapsed time count will start over again until this function takes effect. HOLD Set the recorder to HOLD mode Slide the POWER/HOLD switch to the [HOLD] position. • After [Hold] appears on the display, the recorder is set to HOLD mode. 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. If you bring the recorder is set to HOLD mode, the current conditions will be preserved, and all buttons will be disabled. This feature is useful when the recorder has to be carried in a bag or pocket. Exit HOLD mode Slide the POWER/HOLD switch to the A position. Turning Off the Power: Slide the POWER/HOLDswitch in the direc- tion indicated by the arrow for 1 second or longer. • The display shuts off and the power will be turned off. • The resume function remembers the stop position before the power is turned off.
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14 Getting Started 1 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 (record- ing), 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). • The recorder can be effectively operated via its switch and dial, as well as the connected exclusive remote control set RS30W (optional), even when it is in HOLD mode. HOLD
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15 Getting Started 1 2 3 button 9 0 button `/OK button LIST button Select the item from the “hour”, “minute”, “year “month” and “day” with a flashing point Setting Time and Date [Time & Date] If you set the time and date beforehand, the information when the file is recorded is automatically stored for each file. Setting the time and date beforehand enables easier file management. When you use the recorder for the first time after purchasing it, or when the batteries have been inserted without the device hav- ing been used in a long time, the [Set Time & Date] will appear. When the “hour” is flash- ing, conduct the setup from Step 1. 1 Press the 9 or 0 button to select the item to set. 2 Press the 2 or 3 button to set. • Follow the same steps by pressing the 9 or 0 button to select the next item, and press the 2 or 3 button to set. • You can select between 12 and 24 hour display by pressing the LIST button while setting the hour and minute. Example: 10:38 P.M 10:38 PM (Initial setting) 22:38 • You can select the order of the “year”, “month”, “day” by pressing the LIST button while setting them. Example: January 1, 2009 1M 1D 2009Y (Initial setting) 1D 1M 2009Y 2009Y 1M 1D 3Press 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.
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16 Getting Started 1 2 3 button 9 0 button `/OK button LIST button MENU button [Time & Date] will appear on the display [Others] will appear on the display 1 While the recorder is during stop mode, press the MENU button. • The menu will appear on the display (☞ P.41). 4 Press the 2 or 3 button to select [Time & Date]. Changing the Time and Date While the recorder is during stop mode, press and hold the STOP 4 button to display the Time and Date, Remaining Memory and File Format. If the Time and Date is not correct, set it using the procedure below. Note • If you press the `/OK button during the setup operation, the recorder will save the items that were set to that point. 2 Press the 2 or 3 button to select [Others] tab. • You can change the menu display by mov- ing the settings tab cursor. 3Press the `/OK or 9 button to move the cursor to the item to set. 5Press the `/OK or 9 button. • The “hour” will flash on the display, indicat- ing the start of the Time and Date setup process. The following steps are the same as Step 1 through Step 3 of “SettingTimeandDate[Time & Date]” (☞ P.15). 6Press the MENU button to close the menu screen. Setting Time and Date [Time & Date]
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17 Getting Started 1 2 3 button `/OK button When you insert the card, the recording media changeover display will appear. Inserting and Ejecting a Card Inserting a Card 1 While the recorder is during stop mode, open the card cover. 2 Face the card the correct way and insert it into the card slot as shown in the diagram. • Insert the card keeping it straight. • The card stops with a click when it is inserted all the way. • Inserting the card the wrong way or at an angle could damage the contact area or cause the card to jam. • If the card is not inserted all the way, data may not be written to the card. 3Close the card cover securely. 4 When you are recording to a card, press the 2 or 3 button and select [Yes]. 5Press the `/OK button to complete the setting. This recorder can be used with commercially available SD Cards as well as the built-in flash memory.
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18 Getting Started 1 2 3 button `/OK button When [MemorySelect] is set to [SD Card], [Built-in Memory selected] will appear LOCK 3Close the card cover securely. Note • Releasing your finger quickly after pushing the card inward may cause it to eject forcefully out of the slot. Ejecting a Card 1 While the recorder is during stop mode, open the card cover. • The card is visibly out of the slot and can be removed safely. Notes • It is possible to switch the recording media over to the built-in flash memory (☞ P.41, P.46). • In some cases cards which have been format- ted (initialized) by another device, such as a computer, cannot be recognized. Be sure to format them with this recorder before using (☞ P.51). • When attempting to perform operations such as rewriting the contents of an SD Card in cases where the card has been write protected, [SD Card Locked] will appear. The playback opera- tion can be performed, but the write protection must first be turned off when overwriting the contents on the card. • Cards that are not to SD standards, such as multimedia cards, may not be used. 2 Push the card inward to unlock it, and let it eject partially. When the SD Card is write protected, there will be a display reading [SD Card Locked]. Before inserting the card, turn off the write protection function. Check the Olympus website regard- ing SD cards which are confirmed operation with this recorder (☞ P.80). If the write protection switch is facing the [LOCK] direction, recording and other functions cannot be carried out About the SD Card Notes • The recorder may not recognize correctly on some SD cards. In this case, remove the card then put it again to see if the recorder recognizes the card. • The processing performance reduces in a SD card when you repeat writing and delete. In this case, format the SD card (☞ P.51�� ). Inserting and Ejecting a Card
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19 Getting Started 1 001 002 001 003 200 Folder A Folder B Folder C Folder D Folder E Root Folder File When music files have been transferred to the [Music] folder from a computer, the recorder can be used as a music player (� P.32, P.65, P.72) Save up to 200 files Music Folder list display for when the [SD Card] has been selected as the recording media 001 002 001 003 200 Folder A Folder B Folder C Folder D Folder E Root Folder File When music files have been transferred to the [Music] folder from a computer, the recorder can be used as a music player (� P.32, P.65, P.72) Save up to 200 files Music Folder list display for when the [SD Card] has been selected as the recording media Notes on the Folders The built-in flash memory or the SD Card can be used for the recording media. Regardless of the recording media, voice files and music files are separated into folders for voice recordings and folders for music playback that are organized in a branching tree-style and saved. About the Folders for Voice Recordings [Folder A] - [Folder E] are the folders for voice recordings. When recording with the recorder, select any one of the five folders and then record. LS11 0001 .WAV File names will be automatically created for files recorded by this recorder. 1User ID: The name that has been set on the Digital Voice Recorder. 2File number: A file number is consecutively assigned regardless of the changes in the recording media. 3Extension: 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
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20 Getting Started 1 001 002 003 004 005 200 Music Root Folder File Artist 01 Artist 02 Artist 03 Album 01 Album 02 Album 03 Precautions for transferring music files: When using Windows Media Player 10, click [Start Sync] instead of setting the synchronization options. All the files will be transferred to the part A above (� P.69) Folder E First layer Second layer Save up to 200 files Up to 128 folders can be created under the [Music] folder, including [Music] About the Folder for Music Playback When transferring music files to the device using Windows Media Player, a folder is automatically created within the music playback folder which has a layered structure as shown in the diagram below. Music files that are in the same folder can be rearranged in preferential order and replayed (☞ P.54). Notes on the Folders
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21 Getting Started 1 2 or 3 button Select the artist folder Folder list display (First layer) 2 or 3 button Select the file File list display LIST button `/OK button Return 4Moving through the levels Each time you press this it returns up one level. The list display can be operated by the 0 button Proceed 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 `/OK button Begin playback File display 2 or 3 button Select the file File list display `/OK button Begin playback File display Operation of the folders for voice recordings Operation of the folders for music playback 2 or 3 button Folder list display (Second layer) 2 or 3 button Select the folder Folder list display 2 or 3 button Select the folder Folder list display Select the album folder Information of the selected file is displayed. Enters in playback standby mode File display List display The folders and files recorded in this recorder are displayed Selecting the Folders and Files Change folders while the operation is stopped. For information on the layered structure of the folders, see the section entitled “Notes on the Folders” (☞ P.19, P.20).
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22 About Recording 2 MIC SENSE HIGH MIC SENSE LOW L R Key map Original sound source When recording with the built-in microphone: Turn the microphone in the direction of the source to be recorded. About Recording Before Recording Getting Ready Affix the windscreen: Start recording after attach the windscreen (included within) to the microphone. The noise may occur even if a windscreen is at- tached when forcing wind blows against a microphone. Turn the Microphone Toward the Original Sound Source Select the media for recording: The built-in flash memory as well as an SD Card can be used (☞ P.17, P.41, P.46). Select the recording format: Recording can be performed through the linear PCM format, as well as the WAV, MP3 and WMA formats (☞ P.41, P.43). Turn the built-in stereo microphone in the direction that you would like to record. Placing the built-in stereo microphone over the display is the proper position for performing stereo recording. If it is below the display when recording then proper stereo recording cannot be performed because the position of the original sound will be recorded in reverse phase. On mounting: Accurate adjustments of the microphone’s angle and the like can be made when the device is affixed to a commercially available tripod used for cameras. About the built-in stereo microphone: The direction of capturing sound by the microphone can be changed with the MIC SENSE HIGH/LOW switch (☞ P.27).
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23 About Recording 2 a b c REC s button STOP 4 button `/OK button This can be adjusted in a range from [0] to [10]. The larger the number on the dial is the higher the recording level will be, and the indicator position of the level meter will grow larger as well Before starting recording, select a folder between [A] to [E]. These five folders can be selectively used to distinguish the kind of recording; for ex- ample, Folder [A] might be used to store private information, while Folder [B] might be dedicated to holding business information. Recording • The recording indicator light will flash and [ ] will appear on the display. • The voice sync level can be set when voice sync recording is on. • [Rec Mode] cannot be changed in the recording standby mode or while recording. Configure this while the recorder is stopped (☞ P.41, P.43). • The various functions related to recording can be configured to suit the recording conditions (☞ P.41, P.43, P.44). • The level indicator position of the level meter will change in accordance with the switching of the various settings related to recording. Confirm the recording level through the level meter after switching the settings. 3 Use the REC LEVEL dial to adjust the recording level. 1 Select the recording folder (☞ P.19 to P.21). How to change folders: 1 Pressing the LIST button at the file display while stopped will return you back one layer above. Pressing the LIST button repeatedly will bring you to the folder list display. 2 Pressing button 2 or 3 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. • This recorder is designed to be able to record cleanly and evenly, even in record- ing conditions such as when the volume of the source sound changes significantly. However, even higher sound quality record- ings can be achieved by adjusting the recording level manually. • If too big sound is input, the noise may occur even if [Rec Level] is set to [Auto] or [Limiter On]. Also, in certain cases the [PEAK] indicator light, which notifies large input, may not light. To ensure successful recordings, we recommend that you test the record function and volume before use. • When [RecLevel] is set to [Auto] the record- ing level will be adjusted automatically. Set [Rec Level] to [Manual] when using the recording level adjustment function and the limiter function (☞ P.41, P.43). 2 Press the REC s button and prepare to record. • Turn the microphone in the direction of the source to be recorded. a Remaining recording time b Level meter (change according to the recording level and recording function settings) c Recording mode
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24 About Recording 2 e d 5Press the STOP 4 button to stop re- cording. • [ ] will go out on the display. e File length Actually producing the sound you would like to record: • When a loud sound is produced the level meter will swing all the way over to the right while recording and the [PEAK] indicator light will turn on. When this happens the sound will be recorded in a distorted man- ner since the recording level is too high. When the level meter is maxed out (the recorded sounds will be distorted) Example of conditions where the recording level has been lowered and the excess input has been adjusted • When a loud noise is produced, adjust the recording level so that the level meter remains in the vicinity of [–6]. 4 Press the REC s button again will begin recording. • [ ] will appear on the display. d Elapsed recording time Notes • The recording will continue even if the volume of a single file exceeds 2 GB in the linear PCM format recording (☞ P.43). 1  The file is saved every 2 GB in separate files. It will be treated as multiple files when playing back. 2  When the recording exceeds 2 GB, the number of files in the folder may exceed 200 files. The 201st file and later will not be recognized by the recorder, so check by connecting the recorder to a PC. • When an SD Card is inserted in the recorder, be sure to confirm the recording media as either [Built-in Memory] or [SD Card] so that there is no mistake (☞ P.41, P.46). • When attempting to perform operations such as rewriting the contents of an SD Card in cases where the card has been write protected, [SD Card Locked] will appear. The playback opera- tion can be performed, but the write protection must first be turned off when overwriting the contents on the card (☞ P.18). • If you select a folder other than [A] through [E] and press the REC s button, an [Can't record in this folder] message will flash. Select a folder from [A] through [E] and start recording again. Recording
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25 About Recording 2 • [ ] will appear on the display. • Stop recording and the file that was just recorded will be played back. Pause While the recorder is during recording mode, press the REC s button. • [ ] will appear on the display. • The recorder will time out after 60 minutes when left in "Rec Pause". Resume Recording: Press the REC s 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 `/OK button. • When remaining recording time is less than 60 seconds, the [PEAK] indicator light starts flashing in amber. When the recording time is decreasing to 30 or 10 seconds, the light flashes faster. • [Folder Full] will appear when the folder capacity is full. Delete any unnecessary files before recording any further (☞ P.38). • [MemoryFull] will appear when the memory is full. Change the recordable media or de- lete any unnecessary files before recording any further (☞ P.38, P.41, P.46). • When the recording button of the exclusive remote control RS30W (optional) is pressed once, recording will start immediately. • Depending on the sound recording mode and the status of record media, the data transfer to the media cannot be done in time during recording and the skipped sound may be recorded. In this case, [DataWriteError] will appear during recording or when the recording is finished. After transferring the data to the PC, format the record media. • We recommend the media to be formatted before recording. Recording
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26 About Recording 2 Recording Recommended settings by recording condition The recorder is set up so that it can perform high quality recording equivalent to that of a music CD right away. The various functions relating to recording can be configured in detail to suit the recording conditions. Recording settings Recording condition Indoor musical performance Band performance in a practice studio Performance in a vast hall, etc. Outdoor environment sounds like wild birds singing, railroad noises, etc. Conferences with large crowds in vast meeting venues Conferences with a few people indoors Recording level* (☞ P.23) When the [Rec Level] is set to [Manual] you can adjust the recording level. Adjust while looking at the level meter Microphone sensitivity (☞ P.27) [LOW] [HIGH] Low Cut Filter (☞ P.27) [OFF] [ON] [Rec Mode] (☞ P.41, P.43) The recording level can be adjusted to suit the volume of the original sound [Rec Level] (☞ P.41, P.43) You can configure whether to adjust the recording level automatically or to adjust it manually. When [Rec Level] is set to [Manual] you can configure the limiter function [Zoom Mic] (☞ P.41, P.43) The directivity of the built-in stereo microphone can be set according to the source to be recorded [Rec Monitor] (☞ P.41, P.44) Select whether or not to output the recording monitor sound from the EAR jack [Plug-inPower] (☞ P.41, P.44) Select whether or not to use the plug-in power function according to the external microphone connected to the MIC jack * When [Rec Level] is set to [Auto] the recording level will be adjusted automatically. When this happens, the recording level adjustment function and limiter function will not work (☞ P.23, P.41, P.43).
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27 About Recording 2 To EAR jack Set the 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. Slide the LOWCUTON/OFF switch and select [ON] or [OFF]. [ON]: Enables the Low Cut Filter function. [OFF]: Disables this function. 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 using the VOLUME dial. Connect the earphone to the EAR jack on the recorder. • After recording has 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. • Do not place earphones near a microphone as this may cause feedback. • When the external speaker is connected while recording, there is a risk that audio feedback will occur. It is recommended that you use earphones for the recording monitor, or turn [Rec Monitor] to [Off] while recording (☞ P.41, P.44). • When [Rec Monitor] is set to [Off] no sound will come out of the earphones while you are recording (☞ P.41, P.44). Microphone Sensitivity Microphone sensitivity is adjustable to meet recording needs. Slide the MIC SENSE HIGH/LOW switch and select [HIGH] or [LOW]. Recording
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28 About Recording 2 REC s button STOP 4 button 9 0 button [HIGH]: This is a highly sensitive mode which can record surrounding noises. [LOW]: This is the standard level of microphone sensitivity. Select this mode for cases where the volume of the source sound is high, such as a band performance. Note • When you would like to clearly record a speaker’s voice, set the recorder to [LOW] and hold its built-in stereo microphone close to the speaker’s mouth (5-10 cm) before recording. 1 Select the recording folder (☞ P.19 to P.21). How to change folders: 1 Pressing the LIST button at the file display while stopped will return you back one layer above. Pressing the LIST button repeatedly will bring you to the folder list display. 2 Pressing button 2 or 3 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. Adjusting the voice sync level for recording Voice sync recording allows you to start recording when voice louder than the voice sync level (detection level) is de- tected, and automatically stop recording when the voice becomes quiet. When voice sync recording is on (☞P.44) and the voice is below the voice sync level (detec- tion level) for longer than the specified detection time, the recorder stops. Recording
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29 About Recording 2 [Level Fixed?] will flash on the display. Appears the voice sync level in 23 steps ([01] to [38]) on the display. a 2 Press the REC s button and prepare to record. Recording • To use voice sync recording, set [V-Sync. Rec] on and set the detection time (☞ P.44). 3 Press the 9 or 0 button to adjust the voice sync level. • The higher the value, the more sensitive the recorders gets to sounds. At the highest value, even the faintest sound will activate recording. a Voice sync level (moves to the right/left according to the set level) 4 Press the REC s button again. • Recording enters standby. [Standby] flashes on the display and the recording indicator light flashes. If input meets or exceeds the voice sync level, recording starts automatically. At this time, the recording indicator light glows. 5 Recording stops automatically. • If the volume is equal to or less than voice sync level for longer than the specified time, recording stops automatically. At this time, the recording indicator light turns off. • To manually stop recording, press STOP 4 button.
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30 About Recording 2 To MIC jack Applicable External Microphones (optional) (☞ P.81) Stereo microphone: ME51S The built-in large-diameter microphone enables sensitive stereo recording. 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 micro- phone (unidirectional): ME52W This microphone is used to record sound at a distance while minimizing surrounding noise. Compact Gun Microphone (unidirectional): ME31 The directional microphones is 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. Recording with External Microphone: Connect an external microphone to the MIC jack of the recorder. • When recording while an external monaural microphone is connected, sound will only be recorded by the L-channel. Recording from External Microphone or Other Devices The external microphone and other devices can be connected and the sound can be recorded. Connect as follows by the device to be used. • Do not plug and unplug devices into the recorder’s jack while it is recording. Notes • The built-in microphone will become inoperable when an external microphone is plugged into the recorder’s MIC jack. • Microphones supported by plug-in power can also be used. When the plug-in power function is set to [On] power will be supplied by the device to the microphone (☞ P.41, P.44). • Turn the plug-in power function to [Off] when an external microphone not supported by plug-in power is connected, as there is the risk that noise may be generated while recording (☞ P.41, P.44). • Do not connect the connecting cord to the LINE IN jack when recording from external microphone with this recorder. Recording
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31 About Recording 2 To LINE IN jack To audio output terminal of other devices To EAR jack To audio input terminal of other devices Notes • If you are unable to produce a clear recording with this recorder even after adjusting the recording level (☞ P.23), this could potentially be because the output level for the connected devices is too high or too low. When external devices are connected, perform a test record- ing and then adjust the output level for the external devices. • Do not connect the connecting cord to the MIC jack when recording sound from other device with this recorder. RecordingtheSoundofOtherDeviceswith This Recorder: The sound can be recorded when connecting to the audio output terminal (earphone jack) of the other device, and the LINE IN jack of the recorder with the connecting cord KA334 (included within) for dubbing. Notes • 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.41, P.45). • In case of recording on other devices without a line input, the input may be too large to con- trol when the audio is input to the microphone jack. In this case, use the connecting cord KA333 (optional) with attenuation resistance (☞ P.81). RecordingtheSoundofThisRecorderwith Other Devices: The sound of this recorder can be recorded to other devices when connected to the audio input terminal (line jack) of other devices and the EAR jack of this recorder, with the connecting cord KA334 (included within) for dubbing. Recording
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32 About Playback 3 c b a d 2 3 button 9 0 button `/OK button The volume can be adjusted within a range from [0] to [10]. The larger the number on the dial is the higher the volume will be STOP 4 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. 4 Use the VOLUME dial to adjust to a comfortable listening volume. 2 In the File list display, press the 2 or 3 button to select the file that you want to playback. • In the File display, press the 9 or 0 button to select a file. 3Press the `/OK button to start play- back. • [ ] will appear on the display. a Folder name/ File name/ File format/ Current file number/ Total number of recorded files in the folder b File length c Elapsed playback time d Level meter About Playback 1 Select the folder which contains the files to be played back (☞ P.19 to P.21). How to change folders: 1 Pressing the LIST button at the file display while stopped will return you back one layer above. Pressing the LIST button repeatedly will bring you to the folder list display. 2 Pressing button 2 or 3 at the folder list display will select the folders for voice recordings and press the 9 button. 5Press the STOP 4 or `/OK button at any point you want to stop the playback. • [ ] will go out 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. • When the batteries are removed from the recorder the resume function’s stopped position will be erased.
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33 About Playback 3 Settings relating to playback Segment repeat (☞ P.36) This allows you to repeat- edly playback part of a file during playback. [Play Mode] (☞ P.41, 45) [File] [File Repeat] [Folder] [Folder Repeat] [All] [All Repeat] [Reverb] (☞ P.41, 45) [Normal] [Studio] [Club] [Hall] [Dome] [EUPHONY] (☞ P.41, 45) [Normal] [Natural] [Wide] [Power] [Replace] (☞ P.54) This changes the order of the files in the selected folder. It is useful for playing back files in a preferred or- der while in normal playback mode etc. [File Move] (☞ P.56) Selected files can be moved or copied within or between memory storages. [File Divide] (☞ P.59) PCM files recorded by this recorder can be divided. About music file File format Sampling frequency Bit rate WAV format 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz 16 bit or 24 bit MP3 format MPEG1 Layer3: 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz MPEG2 Layer3: 16 kHz, 22.05 kHz, 24 kHz From 8 kbps up to 320 kbps WMA format 16 kHz, 22 kHz, 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz From 16 kbps up to 256 kbps • Variable bitrate MP3 files (in which conversion bitrates can vary) may not play properly. • For WAV files, this recorder can only play back those in the linear PCM format. WAV files other than these cannot be played back. • This recorder is compatible with Microsoft Corporation DRM9, but not with DRM10. • It is possible to playback the WMA files which are created by the Olympus Digital Voice Recorder. 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. Playback
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34 About Playback 3 Playback • [ ] will appear on the display. • If you release the 9 button, it will stop. Press the `/OK button to start playback from where it was stopped. 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. • Ifthereisanindexmarkortempmarkinthemiddle of the file, the recorder will stop at that location (☞ P. 35). • The recorder stops when it reaches the end of the file.Continuepressingthe 9buttontoproceed 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. • [ ] will appear on the display. • If you release the 0 button, it will stop. Press the `/OK button to start playback from where it was stopped. While the recorder is during playback mode, press and hold the 0 button. • When you release the 0 button the recorder will resume normal playback. • Ifthereisanindexmarkortempmarkinthemiddle of the file, the recorder will stop at that location (☞ P. 35). • 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. While the recorder is during playback mode, press the 0 button twice. • The recorder skips to the beginning of the previous file.
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35 About Playback 3 To EAR jack Fn button 9 0 button `/OK button ERASE button 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 • 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. 35). • 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. Setting an index mark or a temp mark If index marks and temp marks are placed, you can quickly find a location you want to listen to in fast forward and fast rewind and when cuing a file. Index and temp marks can be added only during PCM recording with this recorder or to PCM files recorded using this recorder. Index marks cannot be added to WMA files, MP3 files or files made by recorders other than Olympus IC recorders. However, temp marks can be added to temporarily mark locations to which you wish to listen. To add index marks, the index function must be registered to the Fn button (☞ P.48). 1 Press the Fn button during file re- cording, recording pause, playing, or playback pause. • A number appears on the display and an index mark or temp mark will be placed. • 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. Playback
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36 About Playback 3 A-B REPEAT button 2 3 button 9 0 button `/OK button Playback 1 Select a file that has a segment you would like to play back repeatedly (☞ P.19 to P.21). 2 In the File list display, press the 2 or 3 button to select the file. • In the File display, press the 9 or 0 button to select a file. How to begin segment repeat playback This function enables repeated playback of part of the file being played. 3Press the `/OK button to start play- back. 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. 3While the index or temp number ap- pears 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. Notes • Index marks can be added during PCM record- ing with this recorder or to PCM files recorded using this recorder. • Temp marks are temporary markings, so if you move to another file, switch to the list screen, or connect the recorder to a computer, 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.47).
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37 About Playback 3 [ ] will flash on the display 4 Press the A-B REPEAT button at the point you want to start segment repeat playback. • The recorder repeatedly plays back the segment until the segment repeat playback is cancelled. 5Press the A-B REPEAT button again at the position where you want to end segment repeat playback. Playback • Fast forwarding and rewinding (☞ P.29) 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.34). • When it reaches to the end of the file while [ ] is flashing, the point will become the end position, and repeat playback will start. Cancel the segment repeat playback function a Press the STOP 4 button Pressing the STOP 4 button will release seg- ment repeat playback, and stop playback. b Press the `/OK button Pressing the `/OK button will release segment repeat playback, and stop playback. c Press the 9 button Pressing the 9 button will release segment repeat playback, and cue to the beginning of the next file. d Press the 0 button Pressing the 0 button will release segment repeat playback, and reverse to the beginning of the current file. e Press the A-B REPEAT button Pressing the A-B REPEAT button will release segment repeat playback, and playback continues without repeating. Pressing any of the following buttons will release the segment repeat playback.
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38 About Playback 3 2 3 button 9 0 button `/OK button ERASE button [Cancel] will flash on the display [Cancel] will flash on the display 2 button `/OK button ERASE button Erasing Erasing One File at a Time A selected file can be erased from a folder. 1 Select the folder which contains the files you want to erase (☞ P.19 to P.21). 2 In the File list display, press the 2 or 3 button to select the file you want to erase. • ������������������������������� In the File display, press the 9 or 0 button to select a file. 3While the recorder is during stop mode, press the ERASE button. 5Press the `/OK button. 1 Select the folder that you want to erase (☞ P.19 to P.21). 4 Press the 2 button to select [File Erase]. • The display changes to [File Erase!] and erasing will start. • [Erase Done] is displayed when the file is erased. File numbers will be reassigned automatically. Erase All Files from a Folder All files in a folder can be erased simultaneously. The locked files (☞ P.41, P.47) and the files set to read-only on the PC will not be erased. 2 While the recorder is during stop mode, press the ERASE button twice.
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39 About Playback 3 [Partial Erase] will flash on the display. 2 button `/OK button ERASE button Erasing 3Press the 2 button to select [All Erase]. 4 Press the `/OK button. • The display changes to [All Erase!] and erasing will start. [Erase Done] is displayed when the files are erased. Partially erase a file Only a PCM file recorded in the recorder can be partially erased. 1 Select the folder which contains the files you want to partial erase (☞ P.19 to P.21). 2 In the File list display, press the 2 or 3 button to select the file you want to partial erase. • In the File display, press the 9 or 0 button to select a file. 3Play 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. 4 At the starting position of the partial erase, press the ERASE button.
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40 About Playback 3 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. • An erased file cannot be restored. When an SD Card is inserted in the recorder, be sure to confirm the recording media as either [Built- in Memory] or [SD Card] so that there is no mistake (☞ P.41, P.46). • When attempting to perform operations such as rewriting the contents of an SD Card in cases where the card has been write protected, [SD Card Locked] will appear. The playback opera- tion can be performed, but the write protection must first be turned off when overwriting the contents on the card (☞ P.18). • The locked files and files set as read-only cannot be erased (☞ P.41, P.47). • If an action is not selected within 8 seconds, the recorder will return to stop status. • Never perform operations such as the following while processing, as they may damage the data. In addition, replace the batteries with two new ones in order to ensure that the batteries will not run out while processing. 1Turning off the power while processing. 2Removing the batteries while processing. 3Remove the SD Card during processing when [SD Card] is being used as the record- ing media. Performing any of these operations may dam- age the data. • You cannot delete folders through the re- corder. 6At 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. 5Press the ERASE button again. • [Partial Erase Start Position] and [Partial Erase End Position] on the display flash alternately. 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. Erasing
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41 Menu Setting 4 The menu will appear on the display 2 3 button 9 0 button `/OK button MENU button Menu Setting Method 1 While the recorder is during stop mode, press the MENU button. Menu Setting • Menu items can be set during a recording or playback (☞ P.50). 2 Press the 2 or 3 button to move to the tab that contains the item you want to set. 3Press the `/OK or 9 button to move the cursor to the item to set. 4 Press the 2 or 3 button to move to the item you want to set. 5Press the `/OK or 9 button. 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. • Moves to the setting of the selected item • You can change the menu display by moving the settings tab cursor.
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42 Menu Setting 4 Menu Setting Method 6Press the 2 or 3 button to change the setting. 7 Press the `/OK button to complete the setting. • You will be informed that the settings have been established via the screen. • Pressing the 0 button without pressing the `/OK button will cancel the settings and return you to the previous screen. 8Press the MENU button to close the menu screen. • When in the menu screen during recording or playback, pressing the 0 or MENU but- ton 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.
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43 Menu Setting 4 4 Rec Menu Rec Mode The recorder can record in the linear PCM format. High resolution recording at a high sampling rate and high bit rate equivalent or superior to that of a music CD is possible. Moreover, it also supports the MP3 and WMA formats. 1. Select the recording format. Setting: [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. Setting: [PCM]: [96kHz/24bit] to [44.1kHz/mono] [MP3]: [320kbps] to [mono] [WMA]: [160kbps] to [mono] • When the recording format is set to the MP3 or WMA formats, the sampling rate will be encoded and processed at 44.1 kHz. • When a high recording rate setting is used the file capacity will increase. Make sure that the amount of memory remaining is sufficient before recording (☞ P.46). • ������������������������������������������������������������������� If the directional microphone function is used, you cannot change [PCM] setting in [RecMode] other than [44.1kHz/16bit]. You use the all modes in [MP3] or [WMA] of [RecMode]. • When [mono] of [MP3] is selected, the recording rate will be set to 64kbps. • ������ When [mono] of [WMA] is selected, the recording rate will be set to 32kbps. Rec Level You can configure whether to adjust the recording level automatically or to adjust it manually. 1. Select the Recording level setting. Setting: [Manual]: Recording is performed by manually adjusting the recording level. When [Rec Level] is set to [Manual] you can configure the limiter function. [Auto]: Recording is performed by automatically adjusting the recording level. This is useful for when you will be recording right away. 2. Select the Limiter setting. This recorder is equipped with a limiter function that corrects the recording level down to an appropriate range in cases where a loud noise is suddenly picked up. This prevents distortion caused by an excessive recording level. Setting: [LimiterOn]: Enables the limiter function, thus preventing distortion when recording. [Limiter Off]: Disables this function. • When[RecLevel]issetto[Auto]therecordinglevelwillbeadjustedautomatically.Set[RecLevel] to [Manual] when using the recording level adjustment function and the limiter function. Zoom Mic The directional microphone function utilizes DiMAGIC’s (DiMAGIC Co., Ltd.) DiMAGIC Virtual Microphone (DVM) technology. DVM is an audio pickup system which allows you to record by focusing on sound from any direction. From expansive stereo recording to high directivity recording, DVM represents the latest in directional control methods that allow you to switch to a single exclusive microphone. Setting: [Off]:������������������������� ������������������������ Disables this function. [Wide]:���������������������������������������� Recording by an expansive stereo sound. [Standard]: Recording by the natural stereo sound which has no medium getting away. [Narrow]:����������������������������������������� ���������������������������������������� Recording by a directivity stereo sound. [Zoom]:������������������������������������������������������������������������ ����������������������������������������������������������������������� Recording with monaural, however you can record high directivity sound. • The directional microphone function has been designed so that this capability will be elicitedonlywiththebuilt-instereomicrophone.Pleasenotethattherecorderwillbecome unable to record normally when using other commercially available microphones. • You can use directional microphone only when [PCM] setting in [Rec Mode] is set to [44.1kHz/16 bit]. Menu Setting Method
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44 Menu Setting 4 4 Rec Menu (Continued) Rec Monitor Select whether or not to output audio while recording from the earphone jack. Setting: [On]: Enables the recording monitor function. Sound will be output from the EAR jack. [Off]: Disables this function. Sound will not be output from the EAR jack. • When the external speaker is connected while recording, there is a risk that audio feedback will occur. It is recommended that you use earphones for the recording monitor, or turn [Rec Monitor] to [Off] while recording (☞ P.27). • When [RecMonitor] is set to [Off] no sound will come out of the earphones while you are recording (☞ P.27). Plug-inPower External microphones which are supported by plug in power can also be used. Whether or not to supply power to external microphones can be configured. Setting: [On]: When the plug-in power function is activated, power will be supplied to the connected external microphone. Select this when external microphones supported by plug-in power are connected (☞ P.30). [Off]: Disables this function. Select this when external microphones not supported by plug-in power are connected. • Turn the plug-in power function to [Off] when an external microphone not supported by plug-in power is connected, as there is the risk that noise may be generated while recording. • Phantom power cannot be supplied, even when the plug in power function is set to [On]. V-Sync. Rec Voice sync recording starts when a voice louder than the voice sync level (detection level) is detected. When the voice becomes quiet, recording is automatically stopped. When voice sync recording is on and the voice is below the voice sync level (detection level) for longer than the specified detection time, the recorder stops. Setting: [On]:  [1 second] [2 seconds] [3 seconds] [4 seconds] [5 seconds] [10 seconds]: Sets the detection time. If the input (recording level) is equal to or below the specified level for longer than the specified detection time, the recorder stops. [Off]: Disables this function. Menu Setting Method
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45 Menu Setting 4 4 Play Menu Play Mode There are six play modes. You can select whether to play by file or folder, or all files stored in the recorder. Setting: [File]: Stop after playing back the current file. [File Repeat]: Play the current file repeatedly. [Folder]: Play files continuously in the current folder until the last file and stop. [Folder Repeat]: Play all files in the current folder continuously. [All]: Play all files in the selected memory continuously and stop. [All Repeat]: Play all files in the selected memory continuously and repeatedly. • In[File]mode,whentherecordercomestotheendofthelastfileinthefolder,[End]flashes for two seconds on the display and the recorder stops at the start of the last file. • In [Folder] mode, when the recorder comes to the end of the last file in the folder, [End] flashes for two seconds on the display and the recorder stops at the start of the first file in the folder. • In [All] mode, after playing the last file in the folder, the recorder will start playing from the first file in the next folder. When it comes to the end of the last file in the recorder, [End] flashes for two seconds on the display and the recorder stops at the start of the first file in the recorder. Reverb You can enjoy the reverberant sound of various space sizes such as from the recording studio to the dome. Setting: [Normal]: Disables the reverb function. Select this when playing back original sounds as they are. [Studio] [Club] [Hall] [Dome]: Select the preferred acoustical environment. • When playing back WAV format files using these playback results, the sampling rate and bit rate will be converted downward from 96 kHz to 48 kHz and 24 bit to 16 bit, respectively. • This function is only available during playback. This recorder cannot perform recording by using the playback results. • 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. EUPHONY This recorder is equipped with “EUPHONYMOBILE”, the latest in surround sound systems which combines bandwidth correction, expansion technology, and virtual acoustical source processing technology. In addition to its natural, expansive feel, the recorder is equipped with the exceptional feature wherein listeners are less prone to developing an compressed or closed-in feel, or to growing tired over extended listening. On top of this, listeners are less prone to developing an oppressed or closed-in feel, or to growing tired over extended listening. Level adjustments of the [EUPHONY] setting can be set to four stages according to preference. Setting: [Normal]: Disables this function. Select this when playing back original sounds as they are. [Natural]: ��������������������������������������������������������������� This mode achieves natural bandwidth correction and acoustical field expansion. [Wide]:������������������������������������������� This mode has an even more expansive feel. [Power]:������������������������������������������������� This mode focuses more on lower sound registers. • When playing back WAV format files using these playback results, the sampling rate and bit rate will be converted downward from 96 kHz to 48 kHz, 88.2kHz to 44.1kHz and 24 bit to 16 bit, respectively. • This function is only available during playback. This recorder cannot perform recording by using the playback results. • 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. Menu Setting Method
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46 Menu Setting 4 4 LCD/Sound Menu Backlight The display will remain lit for about 10 (Initial setting) seconds when a button on the recorder is pressed. Setting: [5 seconds] [10 seconds] [30 seconds] [60 seconds] [Always on]: Set the length of time that the backlight will remain lit. [Off]: Disables this function. The backlight will not light up. Contrast Display contrast can be adjusted in 12 levels. Setting: You can adjust the LCD display contrast level from [01] to [12]. LED You can set it so the LED indicator light does not turn on. Setting: [On]: LED light will be set. [Off]: Disables this function. LED light will be cancelled. Language You can select the display language for this recorder. Setting [English] [Français] [Deutsch] [Italiano] [Español] [Русский] • The selectable language differs depending on the region. 4 Memory Menu MemorySelect When an SD Card is inserted you can select to record to either the built-in flash memory or to the SD Card (☞ P.14). Setting: [Built-in Memory]: Built-in flash memory. [SD Card]: SD Card. • When attempting to perform operations such as rewriting the contents of an SD Card in cases where the card has been write protected, [SDCardLocked] will appear. The playback operation can be performed, but the write protection must first be turned off when overwriting the contents on the card (☞ P.18). Memory Info. The recordable capacity remaining and overall capacity of the recording media can seen from the menu screen. • When no SD Card is inserted only information for the built-in flash memory will seen. • The domain area which uses the administrative files which the recorder uses is included in the remaining capacity for the recording media. For SD cards in particular, in addition to this administrative domain the administrative domain area for the SD card is added in as well. Owing to this, the remaining capacity will be displayed as less than the card’s specified capacity, yet this is not abnormal. Format (☞ P.51) Menu Setting Method
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47 Menu Setting 4 4 Others 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.38). Setting: [On]: Locks the file and prevents it from being erased. [Off]: Disables this function. Unlocks the file and allows it to be erased. • Select the files to be locked in advance before operating the menu. • When attempting to perform operations such as rewriting the contents of an SD Card in cases where the card has been write protected, [SD Card Locked] will appear. The playback operation can be performed, but the write protection must first be turned off when overwriting the contents on the card (☞ P.18). Replace (☞ P.54) File Move (☞ P.56) File Divide (☞ P.59) AutoPowerOff Forgetting to turn the power off can be prevented. If the recorder remains in stop mode for over 10 minutes (Initial setting) while the power is turned on, the power will be turned off. Setting: [5 minutes] [10 minutes] [30 minutes] [60 minutes]: Set the length of time before the power will be turned off. [Off]: Disables this function. • If any button is pressed, the elapsed time count before the power turns off will start over again. USB Settings There are two USB settings when connecting the recorder to a computer using the sup- plied USB cable. [StorageClass] is used when using the recorder as an external storage device. [Audio Class] is used when using the recorder as a USB microphone. Setting: [Storage Class]: The recorder is recognized as an external storage device by the computer. [Audio Class]: Use this setting when connecting the recorder to a computer as a USB microphone. Time & Date (☞ P.15) Menu Setting Method
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48 Menu Setting 4 4 Others (Continued) Fn Setting When functions are registered in the Fn button, each time the Fn button is pressed, you can set or change the menu of registered function. Setting: [Off]: No functions will be allocated to the button. [Index] (☞ P.35) [Rec Mode] (☞ P.43) [Rec Level]: (☞ P.43) [Zoom Mic] (☞ P.43) [Play Mode] (☞ P.45) [Reverb] (☞ P.45) [EUPHONY] (☞ P.45) [MemorySelect] (☞ P.46) [Property] (☞ P.49) [Light] (☞ P.46) To call up a registered function: When the Fn button is pressed, menu setting display of registered function will appear: [Rec Mode]:  [PCM] [MP3] [WMA]: The recording rate can be configured for each file format. [Rec Level]:  [Manual] [Auto]: You can configure whether to adjust the recording level automatically or to adjust it manually. When the [RecLevel] is set to [Manual] you can configure the limiter function. [Zoom Mic]: [Off] [Wide] [Standard] [Narrow] [Zoom] [Play Mode]: [File] [File Repeat] [Folder] [Folder Repeat] [All] [All Repeat] [Reverb]: [Normal] [Studio] [Club] [Hall] [Dome] [EUPHONY]: [Normal] [Natural] [Wide] [Power] [MemorySelect]: [Built-in Memory] [SD card] [Property]:  File and folder information can be confirmed from the menu screen. Each time the Fn button is pressed, the setting of registered function is changed: [Light]:  [On] [Off]: Select backlight on or off by pressing the Fn button. IftheFnbuttonispressedduringrecordingorplayback,theregisteredfunction is performed: [Index]:  With each press of the Fn button, an index mark or temp mark is added. • When the registered function is [Rec Mode], [MemorySelect], or [Property], these will not function if the Fn button is pressed during recording or playback. While the recorder is during stop mode, press the Fn button. Menu Setting Method
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49 Menu Setting 4 4 Others (Continued) Menu Reset This returns the functions back to their initial settings (factory default). Setting: [Start]: Returns the settings to their initial values. [Cancel]: Takes you back to the [Others]. • After resetting the settings, the time settings and file numbers will be preserved from before the reset and will not return to their initial settings. Menu settings after setting reset (initial settings): 4 Rec Menu [Rec Mode] Recording format [PCM] Recording rate [44.1kHz/16bit] [Rec Level] Recording level [Manual] Limiter function [Limiter On] [Zoom Mic] [Off] [Rec Monitor] [On] [Plug-inPower] [On] [V-Sync. Rec] [Off] 4 Play Menuu [Play Mode] [File] [Reverb] [Normal] [EUPHONY] [Normal] 4 LCD/Sound Menuu [Backlight] [10 seconds] [Contrast] [06] [LED] [On] 4 Memory Menuu [MemorySelect] [Built-in Memory] 4 Others [AutoPowerOff] [10 minutes] [USB Settings] [Storage] [Fn Setting] [Off] System Info. You can check the recorder’s information on the menu screen. [ModelName], [Version] and [Serial Number] appears on the display. Property File and folder information can be confirmed from the menu screen. When the file is selected: [Name] [Date] [Size] [Length] and [File Format] will appear on the display. When the folder is selected: [Name] and [Date] will appear on the display. • Select the files for which you would like to confirm information in advance before operating the menu. Menu Setting Method
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50 Menu Setting 4 Rec Menu Setting Tab Function Setting Tab Function Rec Level Zoom Mic Rec Monitor Plug-inPower LCD/ Sound Menu LED Backlight To menu item options Play Menu LED Backlight To menu item options Rec Menu Play Menu hSetting menu during recording hSetting menu during playback Play Mode Reverb EUPHONY LCD/ Sound Menu Menu Setting Method

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