LS-3

Olympus LS-3 manual

LS-3

User manual for the Olympus LS-3 in English. This PDF manual has 103 pages.

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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 LINEAR PCM RECORDER LS-7 Linear PCM Recorder DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS Register your product on www.olympus-consumer.com/register and get additional benefits from Olympus!
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2 EN 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 illustration of the screen and the recorder shown in this manual may differ from the actual product. The utmost care has been taken to ensure the integrity of this document but if you find a questionable item, error or omission, please contact our Customer Support Center. • Any liability for passive damages or damage of any kind occurred due to data loss incurred by a defect of the product, repair performed by the third party other than Olympus or an Olympus authorized service station, or any other reason is excluded. Trademarks and registered trademarks • IBM and PC/AT are the trademarks or registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation. • Microsoft, Windows and Windows Media are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. • Macintosh and iTunes are the trademarks of Apple Inc. • microSD and microSDHC are the trademarks of SD Card Association. • MPEG Layer-3 audio coding technology licensed from Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson. • EUPHONY MOBILE™ and DVM™ are the trademark of DiMAGIC Corporation. • The product was developed based on noise-canceling technology under license from NEC Corporation. • Voice Activity Detection technology licensed from NTT Electronics Corporation. Other product and brand names mentioned herein may be the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
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3 EN 1 2 3 4 5 6 Introduction Safety precautions............................................ 4 1 Getting started Main features.................................................... 8 Checking the contents of the box......................10 Identification of parts......................................11 Display (LCD panel)..................................................12 Power supply....................................................15 Inserting batteries ..................................................15 Battery settings.......................................................16 Charging by connecting to a computer via USB......17 Connect to the USB connecting AC adapter (optional) to charge..........................................18 Turning on/off the power........................................20 HOLD................................................................21 Setting time and date [Time & Date].................22 Changing the time and date....................................23 Inserting and ejecting a microSD card...............24 Inserting a microSD card.........................................24 Ejecting a microSD card...........................................25 [Home] display operations................................26 Notes on the folders .........................................27 About the folders for voice recordings....................27 About the folder for music playback.......................28 Selecting the folders and files..........................29 2 About recording Recording.........................................................30 Changing the recording scene [Rec Scene].............33 Recommended settings by recording condition ....34 Recording from external microphone or other devices...............................................................35 3 About playback Playback ..........................................................37 Changing the playback speed.................................41 Setting an index mark or a temp mark ...................42 How to begin segment repeat playback.................43 Changing the playback scene [Play Scene].............44 Erasing.............................................................45 Erasing files.............................................................45 Erasing a folder........................................................45 Partially erasing a file .............................................46 4 Menu setting Menu setting method...................................... 48 + File Menu............................................................50 , Rec Menu............................................................50 - Play Menu...........................................................57 . LCD/Sound Menu................................................60 / Device Menu.......................................................61 Rearranging files [Replace].....................................63 Moving/Copying files [File Move/Copy]..................64 Dividing files [File Divide].......................................66 Timer recording [Timer Rec] ...................................67 Alarm playback function [Alarm]............................69 Guidance [Voice Guide]...........................................72 Changing the USB class [USB Settings]...................73 Formatting the recorder [Format]..........................74 5 Using the recorder on your PC Operating environment....................................77 Using Olympus Sonority....................................79 Functions available in the Olympus Sonority.........79 Installing software..................................................80 Uninstalling software .............................................82 Copying voice guide data........................................83 Upgrade function....................................................84 Using online help.....................................................86 Connecting to your PC.......................................87 Disconnecting from your PC....................................88 Transfer the voice files to your PC .....................89 Using as external memory of the PC..................90 6 Other information Alarm message list ...........................................91 Troubleshooting...............................................93 Accessories (optional).......................................96 Specifications...................................................97 Technical assistance and support....................102 Table of contents
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4 EN 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. Safety precautions f Danger If the product is used without observing the information given under this symbol, serious injury or death may result. f Warning If the product is used without observing the information given under this symbol, injury or death may result. f Caution If the product is used without observing the information given under this symbol, minor personal injury, damage to the equipment, or loss of valuable data may result. Caution for usage environment • To protect the high-precision technology contained in this product, never leave the recorder in the places listed below, no matter if in use or storage: • Places where temperatures and/or humidity are high or go through extreme changes. Direct sunlight, beaches, locked cars, or near other heat sources (stove, radiator, etc.) or humidifiers. • In sandy or dusty environments. • Near flammable items or explosives. • In wet places, such as bathrooms or in the rain. When using products with weatherproof designs, read their manuals as well. • In places prone to strong vibrations. • Never drop the recorder or subject it to severe shocks or vibrations. • The recorder may malfunction if it is used in a location where it is subject to a magnetic/ electromagnetic field, radio waves, or high voltage, such as near a TV set, microwave, video game, loud speakers, large monitor unit, TV/radio tower, or transmission towers. In such cases, turn the recorder off and on again before further operation. • 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. • Do not use organic solvents such as alcohol and lacquer thinner to clean the unit.
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5 EN Safety precautions • When attaching this recorder to a tripod, be sure to rotate only the screw of the tripod in the tripod socket of this recorder. Never rotate the recorder. Warning regarding data loss: • Recorded content in memory may be destroyed or erased by operating mistakes, unit malfunction, or during repair work. It is recommended to back up and save important content to other media such as a computer hard disk. • Any liability for passive damages or damage of any kind occurred due to data loss incurred by a defect of the product, repair performed by the third party other than Olympus or an Olympus authorized service station, or any other reasons is excluded from the Olympus’s liability. Handling the recorder f Warning: • Do not use the recorder near flammable or explosive gases. • Keep young children and infants away from the recorder. Always use and store the recorder out of the reach of young children and infants to prevent the following dangerous situations which could cause serious injury: 1Becoming entangled in the recorder strap, causing strangulation. 2Accidentally swallowing the battery, cards or other small parts. 3Accidentally being injured by the moving parts of the recorder. • Do not use or store the recorder in dusty or humid places. • Do not disassemble, repair or modify the unit yourself. • Use microSD/microSDHC memory cards only. Never use other types of cards. If you accidently insert another type of card into the recorder, contact an authorized distributor or service center. Do not try to remove the card by force. • Do not operate the unit while operating a vehicle (such as a bicycle, motorcycle, or car). f Caution: • Stop using the recorder immediately if you notice any unusual odors, noise, or smoke around it. Never remove the batteries with bare hands, which may cause a fire or burn your hands. • Be careful with the strap. Be careful with the strap when you carry the recorder. It could easily catch on stray objects and cause serious damage. • Do not leave the recorder in places where it may be subject to extremely high temperatures. Doing so may cause parts to deteriorate and, in some circumstances, cause the recorder to catch fire. Do not use the charger or AC adapter if it is covered (such as a blanket). This could cause overheating, resulting in fire. • Handle the recorder with care to avoid getting a low-temperature burn. • When the recorder contains metal parts, overheating can result in a low- temperature burn. Pay attention to the following: • When used for a long period, the recorder will get hot. If you hold on to the recorder in this state, a low- temperature burn may be caused.
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6 EN Safety precautions • In places subject to extremely cold temperatures, the temperature of the recorder’s body may be lower than the environmental temperature. If possible, wear gloves when handling the recorder in cold temperatures. Battery handling precautions Follow these important guidelines to prevent batteries from leaking, overheating, burning, exploding, or causing electrical shocks or burns. f Danger: • Do not attempt to recharge alkaline, lithium or any other non- rechargeable batteries. • Batteries should never be exposed to flame, heated, short-circuited or disassembled. • Never heat or incinerate batteries. • Take precautions when carrying or storing batteries to prevent them from coming into contact with any metal objects such as jewelry, pins, fasteners, etc. • Never store batteries where they will be exposed to direct sunlight, or subjected to high temperatures in a hot vehicle, near a heat source, etc. • To prevent causing battery leaks or damaging their terminals, carefully follow all instructions regarding the use of batteries. Never attempt to disassemble a battery or modify it in any way, solder, etc. • Do not connect the battery directly to a power outlet or a cigarette lighter of an automobile. • If battery fluid gets into your eyes, flush your eyes immediately with clear, cold running water and seek medical attention immediately. f Warning: • Keep batteries dry at all times. • If rechargeable batteries have not been recharged within the specified time, stop charging them and do not use them. • Do not use a battery if it is cracked or broken. • Never subject batteries to strong shocks or continuous vibration. • If a battery leaks, becomes discolored or deformed, or becomes abnormal in any other way during operation, stop using the recorder. • If a battery leaks fluid onto your clothing or skin, remove the clothing and flush the affected area with clean, running cold water immediately. If the fluid burns your skin, seek medical attention immediately. • Keep battery 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: 1remove the battery immediately while being careful not to burn yourself, and; 2call your dealer or local Olympus representative for service.
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7 EN Safety precautions f Caution: • Please recycle batteries to help save our planet’s resources. When you throw away dead batteries, be sure to cover their terminals and always observe local laws and regulations. • Always charge a rechargeable battery when using it for the first time, or if it has not been used for a long period. • Rechargeable battery have limited lifetime. When the operating time becomes shorter even if the rechargeable battery is fully charged under the specified condition, replace it with a new one.
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8 1 EN Main features Main features s Built-in 3-microphone system (high- sensitivity stereo microphones and center microphone). With a combination of the high- sensitivity stereo microphones and center microphone, balanced, wideband recordings from the high to low frequencies are enabled. s Utilizes a high sensitivity, low noise stereo microphone capable of faithfully capturing the original sound. Fixing the stereo microphones at a 90° angle enables recording with a natural and expansive stereo feel. s Supports the linear PCM format, which is capable of recording sound quality equivalent 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.51). s 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. This device can save files in a highly compressed manner, thereby allowing for extended recording times (☞ P.51). In addition, when connected to an external device, the recorder can encode incoming analog audio signals without a PC (☞ P.35). s You can playback WAV, WMA, and MP3 format files transferred from a computer in addition to files recorded by the device itself. This allows you to use this recorder as a music player. s Supports high capacity recording media. Besides the built-in memory, you can also record into a microSD card (☞ P.24). s Equipped with a pre-recording function that enables the recorder to start recording up to 2 seconds* before the recording button is pressed. This function allows you, for example, to start recording a bird’s singing up to 2 seconds* before its start even if you press the recording button at the moment it starts singing (☞ P.56). * Recording start time will vary according to [Rec Mode] settings. s 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.50). s It has a built-in Variable Control Voice Actuator (VCVA) function (☞ P.53). s The Low Cut Filter minimizes air conditioner noise and other similar noises while recording (☞ P.52). s A Noise Cancel function (☞ P. 57) and a Voice Filter function (☞ P. 57) cut noise and enable clear audio playback. s Has recording scene setting and playback scene setting functions to register the best setting according to different usages (☞ P.33, P.44, P.55, P.59). s It features various repeat functions (☞ P.43, P.58). Getting started
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9 1 EN Main features Main features s EUPHONY MOBILE has been included to produce a natural, realistic experience without degrading sound quality (☞ P.57). s You can move or copy files between the built-in memory and microSD card, and within the folders in the memory (☞ P. 64). s You can erase part of a PCM-format file that has been recorded with this recorder (☞ P. 46). s You can divide a file (PCM, MP3) that has been recorded with this recorder into two files (☞ P. 66). s Index mark and temp mark features allow you to quickly find desired locations (☞ P.42). s The playback speed can be controlled as preferred (☞ P.41). s The guidance feature (in English and other languages) gives audio notification of operating conditions. This allows you to easily operate various functions with the support of voice guidance (☞ P. 72). s You may assign your own names to folders (☞ P. 61). s Timer Recording (☞ P.67) and Alarm playback (☞ P.69) enable automatic recording and playback at a set time. s A convenient intro play feature has been included for when searching for a file that you want to listen to (☞ P. 60). s Comes with “Olympus Sonority” software for Windows and Macintosh (☞ P.77). • If you transfer voice files recorded with the recorder to a PC, you can easily playback, organize, and edit the files. • You can perform waveform editing, file joining, and file splitting. s The “Olympus Sonority” can be upgraded to a “Olympus Sonority Plus”, which is equipped with a enhanced functionality (Optional) (☞ P.84). In addition to the “Olympus Sonority” functions, editing of MP3 files and creation of music CDs can be performed. s This recorder is compatible with USB 2.0, enabling fast data transfer to a computer. s It has a USB charging function (☞ P.17). s It has a backlight full-dot display (LCD panel).
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10 1 EN Checking the contents of the box Checking the contents of the box Voice Recorder USB cable Strap • Ni-MH Rechargeable batteries (2) • Olympus Sonority CD-ROM • INSTRUCTIONS • Warranty card The following items are included with the recorder. If anything is missing or damaged, contact the dealer from whom you purchased the recorder. Windscreen • Contents may vary depending on purchase location. • Warranty differs depending on purchase location. Warranty card may not be included. Carrying case 4 Attaching the windscreen: • Start recording after attaching the windscreen (included within) to the microphone. The noise may occur even if a windscreen is attached when a strong wind blows against a microphone. 4 Attaching the strap:
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11 1 EN Identification of parts Identification of parts 1Built-in stereo microphone (L/R) 2Built-in center microphone 3PEAK indicator light (LED) LED indicator light (LED) 4Display (LCD panel) 5F1 button MENU/SCENE button F2 button 6STOP (4) button 7+ button 80 button 9ERASE button 0– button !MIC (Microphone) jack @Card cover #REC (s) (Record) button Recording indicator light (LED) $`OK button %9 button ^Strap hole &LIST button *Tripod socket (Built-in speaker )EAR (Earphone) jack -REMOTE jack Connect the receiver for the exclusive remote control set RS30W (optional). This enables operation of the start and stop recording functions through the remote control. =POWER/HOLD switch qBattery cover wUSB connector * ( ! @ ^ # $ 6 5 4 3 8 0 & 9 7 % w = q - ) 2 1
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12 1 EN Identification of parts Identification of parts 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 @ 0 ! 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 Display (LCD panel) 1Recording media indicator [l]: Built-in flash memory [m]: microSD card 2Current folder name 3Battery indicator 4Folder name 5Function guide indicator File list display 1Recording media indicator 2Current folder name 3Battery indicator 4File name 5Function guide indicator 4 [Recorder] mode display: File display 1Recording media indicator 2Current file name 3Current file number/ Total number of recorded files in the folder 4Battery indicator 5Folder indicator, File Lock indicator, Recording mode indicator 6Recorder status indicator [K]: Record indicator [≠]: Pause indicator [L]: Stop indicator [•]: Play indicator [ß]: Forwarding indicator [™]: Rewinding indicator [N]: F. Play indicator [M]: S. Play indicator 7Icon display (☞ P.14) 8Remaining recording time, File length 9Elapsed recording time, Elapsed playback time 0Remaining memory bar indicator, Playback position bar indicator !Levelmeter,Recordingdateandtime @Function guide indicator Folder list display
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13 1 EN Identification of parts Identification of parts 1 2 4 3 6 8 7 9 0 ! @ # $ 5 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 List display 2 1Recording media indicator [l]: Built-in flash memory [m]: microSD card 2Current folder name 3Battery indicator 4Folder name, File name 5Function guide indicator 1Recording media indicator 2Current folder name 3Battery indicator 4File name 5Function guide indicator 4 [Music] mode display: File display 1Recording media indicator 2Current file name 3Current file number/ Total number of recorded files in the folder 4Battery indicator 5File format 6Recorder status indicator [•]: Play indicator [L]: Stop indicator [ß]: Forwarding indicator [™]: Rewinding indicator [N]: F. Play indicator [M]: S. Play indicator 7Title name 8Artist name 9Album name 0Function guide indicator !File length @Elapsed playback time #Playback position bar indicator $Icon display (☞ P.14) When there are files and folders in the folder When there are only files in the folder List display 1
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14 1 EN Identification of parts Identification of parts • Remove the screen protector on the display. [«]: Timer [A]: Alarm [?]: Microphone Sensitivity [û]: VCVA [Æ]: Voice sync [ü]: Pre-recording [ù]: Rec Level Icon display(For all modes) [0]: Low Cut Filter [≤]: Zoom Mic [%]: Noise Cancel [$]: Voice Filter [Ü] [á] [ ]: Playback mode [∞] EUPHONY [≥]: Reverb
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15 1 EN Power supply Power supply Inserting batteries This recorder can be used with either Ni-MH Rechargeable Batteries or AAA Alkaline Batteries. • When charging with the recorder, be sure to use the supplied Ni-MH rechargeable batteries (BR404). • The supplied rechargeable batteries are not fully charged. Before using the recorder or after long periods of disuse, it is recommended that you continuously charge them until full (☞ P.17). 1 Lightly press down on the arrow and slide the battery cover open. 2 Insert size-AAA batteries, observing the correct = and - polarities. 3 Close the battery cover completely by pressing to the direction A, then sliding to the direction B.
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16 1 EN Power supply Power supply Notes • Manganese batteries may not be used in this recorder. • When changing batteries, AAA alkaline batteries or Olympus Ni-MH rechargeable batteries are recommended. • Be sure to stop the recorder before replacing the batteries. Unloading the batteries while the recorder is in use may cause a malfunction such as corrupting the file, etc. If you take out the batteries while recording, you will lose your currently recorded file because the file header will not be able to close. • If it takes longer than 15 minutes to replace the dead batteries or if you take the batteries in and out repeatedly at short intervals, you may have to redo the battery and time settings. In this case, the [Battery] screen will appear. For more details, see “Battery settings”. • Remove the batteries if you are not going to use the recorder for an extended period of time. • When replacing rechargeable batteries, be sure to use Ni-MH rechargeable batteries (optional). The use of other manufacturers’ products can damage the recorder and should be avoided. Battery indicator • When [æ] appears on the display, replace the batteries as soon as possible. When the batteries are too weak, [s] and [Battery Low] will appear on the display and the recorder will shut down. Battery settings Select to match the battery you are using. 1 Replace the batteries and turn on the recorder (☞ P.15). 2 Press the + or − button to change the setting. [Ni-MH] (õ): Select when using the Olympus Ni-MH rechargeable batteries (BR404). [Alkaline] (ú): Select when using alkaline batteries. 3 Press the `OK button to complete the setting. • If the “Hour” indicator flashes in the display, see “Setting time and date [Time & Date]” (☞ P.22). The battery indicator on the display changes as the batteries lose power. Battery type
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17 1 EN Power supply Power supply Charging by connecting to a computer via USB You can charge the batteries by connecting to a PC’s USB port. When charging, be sure to correctly place the rechargeable batteries (supplied) into the recorder (☞ P.15). 1 Boot the PC. 2 Connect the USB cable to the USB port of the PC. Do not charge primary batteries such as alkaline or lithium batteries. It may cause battery leakage or heating, which may cause the recorder to malfunction. Note • When playing a voice/music file, the recorder may be reset due to the reduction of the voltage output of the batteries depending on the volume level even if [º] is displayed in the battery indicator. In this case, lower the volume of the recorder. 3 While the recorder is during stop mode or turned off, connect the USB cable to the connecting terminal on the bottom of the recorder. 4 Press the ` OK button to start charging. • While [Press OK to start charging] is flashing, press the `OK button. 5 Chargingiscompletedwhenbattery indicationbecomesto[¿]. Charging time: approximately 3 hours * * It shows the approximate time when charging the rechargeable battery fully from no remaining power at the room temperature. The charging time Before connecting the USB cable, exit HOLD mode (☞ P.21).
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18 1 EN Power supply Power supply will be changed depending on the remaining amount and the state of batteries. Connect to the USB connecting AC adapter (optional) to charge It can be charged by connecting to the USB connecting AC adapter (A514) (optional). 1 Plug the recorder’s USB cable into the AC adapter. 3 While the recorder is during stop mode or turned off, connect the USB cable to the connecting terminal on the bottom of the recorder. • While [Press OK to start charging] is flashing, press the `OK button. 5 Charging is completed when [Battery Full] is displayed. 4 Press the ` OK button to start charging. • Before connecting the AC adapter, switch the USB connection setting to [AC Adapter] (☞ P.73). • Before connecting the USB cable, exit HOLD mode (☞ P.21). 2 Plug the AC adapter into AC outlet. To the USB connecting AC adapter’s (A514) USB connector To the AC outlet To the USB connector Notes • The recorder cannot be charged when the PC is not turned on. It may not also be charged when the PC is in standby, hibernate, or sleep mode.
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19 1 EN Power supply Power supply Cautions concerning the rechargeable batteries Read the following descriptions carefully when you use the Ni-MH rechargeable batteries. Discharging: The rechargeable batteries self-discharge while this is not in use. Be sure to charge them regularly before use. Operating temperature: The rechargeable batteries are chemical products. The rechargeable batteries efficiency may fluctuate even when operating within the recommended temperature range. This is an inherent nature of such products. Recommended temperature range: When operating appliance: 0°C - 42°C/ 32°F - 107.6°F Charging: 5°C - 35°C/ 41°F - 95°F Storage for a long period: –20°C - 30°C/ –4°F - 86°F Using the rechargeable batteries outside the above temperature range may result in declining efficiency and shorter battery life. In order to prevent battery leakage or rust, remove the rechargeable batteries from the products when you will not be using them for a long time, and store them separately. Notes • This recorder is designed to fully charge batteries regardless of their energy level. However, for best results when charging newly purchased rechargeable batteries or batteries that have not been used for a long time (more than one month), It is recommended to fully charge the batteries then discharge repeatedly for 2 to 3 times. • Do not charge the recorder with the USB hub connected. • Insert the supplied rechargeable battery and set [Battery] to [Ni-MH]. If [Battery] is set to [Alkaline], you cannot recharge (☞ P.16, P.61). • You cannot charge when [ø]*1 or [√]*2 blinks. Charge the batteries at a temperature in the range of 5°C to 35°C (41°F to 95°F). *1 [ø]: When the surrounding temperature is low. *2 [√]: When the surrounding temperature is high. • When using time becomes notably short even after the batteries are fully charged, replace them with new ones. • Be sure to push the USB connector all the way in. Otherwise, the recorder may not operate properly. • Be sure to use the included dedicated USB cable. If any other company’s cable is used, it may lead to malfunction of the recorder. Also, never use this dedicated cable with any other company’s products. • Selecting [Composite] in the USB connection settings will prevent the recorder to charge via USB. Select [Storage class] in the USB connection settings if you would like to charge (☞ P.73). • In case you would like to charge using the [Composite] setting, select [Option] in the USB connection settings, then connect the USB cable to the recorder. Select [AC adapter] at the [USB Connect] display to start charging (☞ P.73).
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20 1 EN Power supply Power supply Turning on/off the power When the recorder is not being used, turn the power off to reduce battery consumption to a minimum. Even if the power is turned off, existing data, mode settings, and clock settings will be maintained. Turning on the power While the recorder is turned off, slide the POWER/HOLD switch to the direction of the arrow. • The display will turn on, and the power will be turned on. Power save mode If the recorder is on and stops for 10 minutes or longer (default), the display shuts off and it goes into power save mode (☞ P.61). • To exit power save mode, press any button. Turning off the power Slide the POWER/HOLD switch to the direction of the arrow, and hold it for 0.5 seconds 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. • When disposing rechargeable batteries, always observe the local laws and regulations. Contact your local recycling center for proper disposal methods. • If Ni-MH rechargeable batteries are not fully discharged, protect against short- circuiting (e.g. by taping the contacts) before disposing.
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21 1 EN HOLD If you set the recorder to HOLD mode, the running 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. This mode can also prevent you from accidentally stopping recording. 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. Notes • If you press any button in HOLD mode, the clock display lights for 2 seconds, but it will not operate the recorder. • If HOLD is applied during playback (recording), operation is disabled with the playback (recording) state unchanged (When playback has ended or the recording has ended due to the remaining memory being used up, it will stop). • The recorder can be effectively operated via the exclusive remote control set RS30W (optional), even when it is in HOLD mode. HOLD Exit HOLD mode Slide the POWER/HOLD switch to the A position.
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22 1 EN Setting time and 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 having been used in a long time, the [Set Time & Date] will appear. When the “Hour” is flashing, conduct the setup from Step 1. 1 Press the 9 or 0 button to select the item to set. • Select the item from the “Hour”, “Minute”, “Year”, “Month” and “Day” with a flashing point. 2 Press the + or − button to set. • Follow the same steps by pressing the 9 or 0 button to select the next item, and pressing the + or − button to set. • You can select between 12 and 24 hour display by pressing the F1 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 “Month”, “Day” and “Year” by pressing the F1 button while setting them. Example: March 24, 2011 3M 24D 2011Y (Initial setting) 24D 3M 2011Y 2011Y 3M 24D 3 Press the `OK button to complete the setting. Setting time and date [Time & Date] • The clock will start from the set date and time. Press the `OK button according to the time signal. +− button 9 0 button `OK button
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23 1 EN Setting time and date Setting time and date [Time & Date] 2 Press the + or − button to select [Device Menu] tab. • You can change the menu display by moving the settings tab cursor. 1 While the recorder is during stop mode, press the MENU/SCENE button. • The menu will appear on the display (☞ P.48). While the recorder is during stop mode, press and hold the STOP (4) button to display the [Time & Date] and [Remain]. If the current time and date is not correct, set it using the procedure below. 3 Press the `OK button to move the cursor to the item to set. • [Device Menu] will appear on the display. 4 Press the + or − button to select [Time & Date]. + − button `OK button MENU/SCENE button F2 button 5 Press the `OK button. • [Time & Date] will appear on the display. • The “Hour” will flash on the display, indicating the start of the Time and Date setup process. Notes • If you press the ` OK button during the setup operation, the recorder will save the items that were set to that point. • After setup, a message will sound saying that If the guidance is not required, select [Off], and the screen goes into [Voice Guide] (☞ P.72) setup. If you don’t want the guidance feature, select [Off]. Changing the time and date The following steps are the same as Step 1 through Step 3 of “Setting time and date [Time & Date]” (☞ P.22). 6 Press the F2 (EXIT) button to close the menu screen.
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24 1 EN Inserting and ejecting a microSD card The “microSD” indicated in the instruction manual refers to both microSD and microSDHC. With this recorder, besides the built-in memory, you can store the data in the commercially available microSD card. Inserting a microSD card 1 While the recorder is during stop mode, open the card cover. 2 Face the microSD card in the correct way and insert into the card slot as shown in the diagram. • Insert the microSD card keeping it straight. • Inserting the microSD card in the wrong way or at an angle could damage the contact area or cause the microSD card to jam. • If the microSD card is not inserted all the way, data may not be written to the microSD card. 3 Close the card cover securely. • When you insert the microSD card, the recording media changeover display will appear. 4 To record on a microSD card, press the + or − button and select [Yes]. 5 Press the `OK button to complete the setting. Inserting and ejecting a microSD card
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25 1 EN Inserting and ejecting a microSD card Inserting and ejecting a microSD card Notes • It is possible to switch the recording media over to the built-in memory (☞ P.61). • In some cases microSD cards which have been formatted (initialized) by another device, such as a computer, may not be recognized. Be sure to format microSD cards with this recorder before using them (☞ P.74). Ejecting a microSD card 1 While the recorder is during stop mode, open the card cover. 2 Push the microSD card inward to unlock it, and let it eject partially. • The microSD card is visibly out of the slot and can be removed safely. • If you eject the microSD card when [Memory Select] is set to [microSD Card], it will be automatically changed to [Built-in Memory Selected]. 3 Close the card cover securely. Notes • Releasing your finger quickly after pushing the microSD card inward may cause it to eject forcefully out of the slot. • Check the Olympus website regarding microSD cards which are confirmed operation with this recorder. • This recorder may not recognize correctly on some microSD cards which are not compatible with this recorder. • In the case when the microSD card cannot be recognized, remove the microSD card then put it in again to see if this recorder recognizes the microSD card. • The processing performance reduces in a microSD card when you repeat writing and deleting. In this case, format the microSD card (☞ P.74).
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26 1 EN [Home] display operations [Home] display operations 1 Press the LIST button repeatedly to set the [Home] display. • [Home] will appear on the display. When [Recorder] is selected: The recorder will go into [Recorder] mode. You will be able to record and playback files recorded by the recorder (☞ P.30, P.37). You can use this recorder as a digital voice recorder, as well as a digital music player. • When [Home] is displayed in the Function Guide display section, press the F1 button to return to the home screen. 2 Press the + or − button to select the mode. When [Music] is selected: The recorder will go into [Music] mode, and you will be able to playback music files transferred to the recorder (☞ P.37). 3 Press the `OK button. Note • During recording, you cannot switch the mode without stopping the recorder. + − button `OK button LIST button
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27 1 EN Home Folder A Folder B Folder C Folder D 001 002 003 004 200 Folder File Recorder Folder E Notes on the folders Notes on the folders The built-in memory or the microSD card can be used for the recording media. The voice files and the 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] within the [Recorder] folder are the folders for voice recordings. When recording with this recorder, select any one of the five folders and then record. Note • Files or folders located under the folder [Recorder] will not be indicated on the recorder. You can change the mode on the [Home] display. Each folder can store up to 200 files.
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28 1 EN Notes on the folders Artist 01 Artist 02 Artist 03 001 002 003 004 200 Album 01 Album 02 Album 03 Home Music Folder File Notes on the folders 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.63). Each folder can store up to 200 files. Up to 200 folders can be created under the [Music] folder, including [Music]. First layer Second layer
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29 1 EN Selecting the folders and files Change folders while the operation is stopped or during play. For information on the layered structure of the folders, see the section entitled “Notes on the folders” (☞ P.27). Moving through the levels }Return: LIST button Each time you press this it returns up one level. The 0 button can also serve as the LIST button on a list display. • When you press and hold the LIST button while moving in a hierarchy of folders, it will return to the file display. {Proceed: `OK button Each time you press this it opens the folder or file selected in the list display and proceeds down one level. • The 9 button can also serve as the `OK button on a list display. Selecting the folders and files Operation of the folders for voice recordings Operation of the folders for music playbacks [Home] display Folder list display File list display File display Folder list display (First layer) Folder list display (Second layer) File list display File display + or – button Select the folder or file. [Home] display: Allows the mode of the recorder to be changed (☞ P.26). File display: Information of the selected file is displayed. Enters in playback standby mode. List display: The folders and files recorded in this recorder are displayed.
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2 30 EN Recording d a b c e About recording Recording 1 Select the recording folder (☞ P.27). 2 Press the REC (s) button to prepare recording. • The recording indicator light will flash and [≠] will appear on the display. • Turn the microphone in the direction of the source to be recorded. • This recorder is designed to be able to record cleanly and evenly, even in recording conditions such as when the volume of the source sound changes significantly. However, even higher sound quality recordings can be achieved by adjusting the recording level manually (☞ P.51). 3 Press the REC (s) button to start recording. • The recording indicator light grows and [K] will appear on the display. eElapsed recording time • [Rec Mode] cannot be changed in the recording standby mode or while recording. Configure this while the recorder is stopped (☞ P.51). • 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. Before starting recording, select a folder among [&] to [*]. These five folders can be selectively used to distinguish the kind of recording; for example, Folder [&] might be used to store private information, while Folder ['] might be dedicated to holding business information. STOP (4) button REC (s) button aRecording mode bRemaining recording time cRemaining memory bar indicator dLevel meter (changes according to the recording level and recording function settings)
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2 31 EN Recording Recording f 4 Press the STOP (4) button to stop recording. • [L] will appear on the display. fFile length Notes • To ensure that you do not lose the beginning of the recording, confirm that the recording is activated by checking the recording indicator or the mode indicator in the display. • When remaining recording time is less than 60 seconds, the LED indicator light starts flashing. When the recording time is decreasing to 30 or 10 seconds, the light flashes faster. • [Folder Full] will appear when the recording cannot be made any further. Select other folder or delete any unnecessary files before recording (☞ P.45). • [Memory Full] will appear when the memory is full. Delete any unnecessary files before recording any further (☞ P.45). • When a microSD card is inserted in the recorder, be sure to confirm the recording media as either [Built-in Memory] or [microSD Card] so that there is no mistake (☞ P.61). • If the REC (s) button is pressed when a function other than the record function is specified, [Cannot record in this folder] is displayed. Select a folder from [Folder A] through [Folder E] and start recording again. • We recommend formatting the record media in the recorder before recording (☞ P.74). It is possible to record exceeding 2GB: The recording will continue even if the volume of a single file exceeds 2 GB in the linear PCM format recording. • The file is saved every 2 GB in separate files. It will be treated as multiple files when playing back. • 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.
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2 32 EN Recording Recording Settings relating to Recording [Mic Select] (☞ P.50) Select whether or not the built-in center microphone is to be turned On or Off. [Mic Sense] (☞ P.50) Sets the recording sensitivity. [Rec Mode] (☞ P.51) Sets the recording rate for each recording format. [Rec Level] (☞ P.51) You can configure whether to adjust the recording level automatically or to adjust it manually. [Zoom Mic] (☞ P.52) Sets the directivity of the builtin stereo microphone. [Low Cut Filter] (☞ P.52) This function can reduce noise from air conditioners, projectors and other similar noises. [VCVA] (☞ P.53) Sets the threshold level for the Variable Control Voice Actuator (VCVA). [V-Sync. Rec] (☞ P.54) Sets the start level for voice sync recording. [Timer Rec] (☞ P.67) Sets timer recording. [Rec Scene] (☞ P.55) Sets the recording settings which matches the recording condition or environment. [Rec Monitor] (☞ P.55) Select whether or not to output the recording monitor sound from the EAR jack. [Plug-inPower] (☞ P.56) Select whether or not to use the plug-in power function according to the external microphone connected to the MIC jack. [Pre-Recording] (☞ P.56) Pre-recording enables you to start recording up to 2 seconds before you press the button for recording. • [•] will appear on the display. • Recording will stop, 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 120 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.
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2 33 EN Recording Recording Changing the recording scene [Rec Scene] You can easily change the recording settings by selecting the scene which best matches your usage (☞ P.55). 1 While the recorder is during stop mode, press and hold the MENU/SCENE button. 2 Press the + or − button to select [Rec Scene]. 3 Press the `OK button. 4 Press the + or − button to select the recording scene. 5 Press the `OK button. MENU/SCENE button + − button `OK button Listening while audio is recorded If you start recording after inserting the earphone into the EAR jack on the recorder, you can hear the sound being recorded. The recording monitor volume can be adjusted by pressing the + or − button. Connect the earphone to the EAR jack on the recorder. • After recording has started, you can hear the sound being recorded through the earphone. Notes • Recording level cannot be controlled using the volume button. • To avoid irritation to the ear, insert the earphone after turning down the volume level. • 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.55). To EAR jack
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2 34 EN LS_7 0001 .MP3 1 2 3 Recording Recording Recommended settings by recording condition The recorder is initially set to [PCM 44.1kHz] mode so that you can make high quality stereo recordings immediately after purchasing it. The various functions relating to recording can be configured in detail to suit the recording conditions. The following table shows the recommended settings for some example recording conditions. Recording condition Recommended settings [Rec Mode] (☞ P.51) [Mic Sense] (☞ P.50) [Low Cut Filter] (☞ P.52) [Zoom Mic] (☞ P.52) Lectures in large rooms [PCM]: [44.1kHz/16bit] [MP3]: [128kbps] [WMA]: [128 kbps] [High] [On] [+6] Conferences with a large number of people [MP3]: [128kbps] [WMA]: [128 kbps] [Off] Meetings and business negotiations with a small number of people [MP3]: [128kbps] [WMA]: [128 kbps] [Middle] Dictation with a lot of background noise [WMA]: [64 kbps] [Low] Music playing, wild birds singing, and railway sounds [PCM]: [96kHz/24bit] Set the microphone sensitivity according to the volume being recorded. [Off] File names will be automatically created for files recorded by this recorder. 1User ID: The user ID 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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2 35 EN Recording Recording 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 according to a device to be used. • Do not plug and unplug devices into the recorder’s jack while it is recording. Recording with external microphone: Connect an external microphone to the MIC jack of the recorder. Applicable external microphones (optional) (☞ P.96) 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. Compact Gun Microphone (unidirectional): ME31 The directional microphones useful for recordings such as outdoor recording of wild birds singing. Compact zoom microphone (unidirectional): ME32 The microphone is integrated with a tripod, making it suitable to place on a table and record conferences or lecture from a distance. Highly sensitive noise-cancellation monaural microphone (unidirectional): ME52W This microphone is used to record sound at a distance while minimizing surrounding noise. Tie clip microphone (omni-directional): ME15 Small concealing microphone with a tie-clip. Telephone pickup: TP7 Earphone type microphone can be plugged into your ear while phoning. The voice or conversation over the phone can be clearly recorded. Notes • 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 recorder to the microphone (☞ P.56). • 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.56). • When an external monaural microphone is used while [Rec Mode] is set to a stereo recording mode, audio will be recorded to the L channel only (☞ P.51). To MIC jack
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2 36 EN Recording Recording Note • If you are unable to produce a clear recording with this recorder even after adjusting the recording level (☞ P.51), 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 recording and then adjust the output level for the external devices. Recording the sound of other devices with this recorder: The sound can be recorded when connecting to the audio output terminal (earphone jack) of the other device and the MIC jack of the recorder with the connecting cord KA333 (optional) for dubbing. Note • When you adjust the various sound quality settings related to playback on the recorder, the audio output signal sent out from the EAR jack will change as well (☞ P.57, P.59). Recording the sound of this recorder with other devices: The sound of this recorder can be recorded to other devices when connecting the audio input terminal (microphone jack) of other devices and the EAR jack of this recorder, with the connecting cord KA333 (optional). To MIC jack To audio output terminal of other devices To EAR jack To audio input terminal of other devices • When the external stereo microphone is used while [Rec Mode] is set to a monaural recording mode, it enables recording only with the L channel microphone (☞ P.51).
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37 3 EN Playback e a b c d Playback aRecording media indicator, File name, Folder indicator bFile length cElapsed playback time dPlayback position bar indicator eLevel meter About playback 1 Select the file to be played back from the folder which contains it (☞ P.29). 2 Press the `OK button to start playback. • [•] will appear on the display. 3 Press the + or − button to adjust to a comfortable listening volume. The recorder can play WAV, MP3 and WMA format files. To playback a file recorded with other machines, you need to transfer (copy) it from a computer. + − button `OK button STOP (4) button • The volume can be adjusted within a range from [00] to [30]. 4 Press the STOP (4) button at any point you want to stop playback. • [L] will appear on the display. • This will stop the file being played back midway. When the resume function is activated the stopped location will be registered, even if the power is turned off. The next time the power is turned on, playback may be resumed from the registered stopped location.
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38 3 EN Playback Playback Settings relating to playback [Noise Cancel] (☞ P.57) If recorded audio is difficult to understand because of noisy surroundings, adjust the Noise Cancel setting level. [EUPHONY] (☞ P.57) The EUPHONY setting can be set to one of the 4 levels according to your preference. [Voice Filter] (☞ P.57) The recorder has a Voice Filter Function to cut low and high frequency tones during normal, fast, or slow playback, and enable clear audio playback. [Play Mode] (☞ P.58) You can select the playback mode that fits your preference. [Skip Space] (☞ P.58) The skip interval length can be set. [Alarm] (☞ P.69) The alarm playback function can be set to play a selected file at a pre-set time. [Play Scene] (☞ P.59) Playback settings of your choice can be saved to suit different sound qualities and playback methods. [Reverb] (☞ P.59) You can enjoy the reverberant sound of various space sizes such as from the recording studio to the dome. Playback through earphone An earphone can be connected to the EAR jack of the recorder for listening. • When the earphone is used, the recorder speaker will be switched-off. Notes • To avoid irritation to the ear, insert the earphone after turning down the volume level. • When you listen with the earphone during playback, do not raise the volume too much. It may cause hearing impairment and decrease in hearing ability. To EAR jack
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39 3 EN Playback Playback • [ß] 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. • If there is an index mark or temp mark in the middle of the file, the recorder will stop at that location (☞ P.42). • The recorder stops when it reaches the end of the file. Continue pressing the 9 button to proceed with the cue from the beginning of the next file. Forwarding While the recorder is during stop mode in the file display, press and hold the 9 button. Rewinding While the recorder is during stop mode in the file display, press and hold the 0 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. • If there is an index mark or temp mark in the middle of the file, the recorder will stop at that location (☞ P.42). • 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.
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40 3 EN Playback Playback About music file In cases where the recorder is unable to playback music files that have been transferred to it, check to make sure that the sampling rate and bit rate are in the range where playback is possible. Combinations of sampling rates and bit rates for music files which the recorder can playback are given below. File format Sampling frequency Bit rate WAV format 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kH, 96 kH 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 8 kHz, 11 kHz, 16 kHz, 22 kHz, 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz From 5 kbps up to 320 kbps • Variable bitrate MP3 files (in which conversion bitrates can vary) may not be played back 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. • Even if the format of the file is compatible for playback on this recorder, the recorder does not support every encoder. Locating the beginning of a 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 is in the middle of a file, it will 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. Notes • When you skip to the beginning of the file during playback, the recorder will stop at the position of the index mark or temp mark. The index mark and temp mark will be skipped when you perform the operation in stop mode (☞ P.42). • When [Skip Space] is set to other than [File Skip], the recorder will skip forward/ reverse the specified time, then will start playback (☞ P.58).
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41 3 EN Playback Playback a Changing the playback speed Change the speed according to need such as listening to meeting content at a fast speed or reviewing spots that you couldn’t catch in a language lesson at a slow speed. The tone will be automatically adjusted digitally without changing the voice so it sounds natural. 1 While the recorder is during playback mode, press the ` OK button. Normal operation may not be available depending on the sampling frequency and the bit rate of the file to be played back. In such a case, reduce the speed of the fast playback. Notes • As in normal playback mode, you can stop playback, cue a file, or insert an index or temp mark in slow playback and fast playback modes as well (☞ P.42). • The slow playback or fast playback is available even if either [Voice Filter] is set (☞ P.57). • When using the slow playback or fast playback function, the following functions are not available. • [Noise Cancel] (☞ P.57) • [EUPHONY] (☞ P.57) • [Reverb] (☞ P.59) • The [Speed] setting in the [Voice Guide] settings (☞ P.72) is disabled during file playback. 2 Press the + or − button to select playback speed. About the limits of fast playback 3 Press the ` OK button. aPlayback speed indicator • Even if playback is stopped, the changed playback speed will be retained. The next playback will be at that speed. + − button `OK button
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42 3 EN Playback Playback 1 While the recorder is during recording mode or playback mode, press the F2 (INDEX) button. • A number appears on the display and an index mark or temp mark will be placed. 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 marks can only be placed on files created by Olympus voice recorders, but temp marks can be placed instead to temporarily remember desired locations. Clearing an index mark or a temp mark 1 Select a file in which index or temp marks you wish to erase are contained. 2 Press the 9 or 0 button to select the index or temp mark to erase. 3 While the index or temp number is displayed 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 be automatically decreased by 1. Notes • Temp marks are temporary markings, so if you transmit a file to the PC or move it with a PC, they will be automatically erased. • Up to 16 index and temp marks can be set in a file. If you try to place more than 16 index or temp marks, [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.50). • 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. F2 (INDEX) button ERASE button 90 button
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43 3 EN Playback Playback 1 Select a file that has a segment you would like to play back repeatedly, and start playback. 2 Press the F1 (A-B) button at the point you want to start segment repeat playback. • [w] will flash on the display. How to begin segment repeat playback This function enables repeated playback of part of the file being played. • You can fast forward, rewind, or change playback speed as you can operate in normal mode while [w] is flashing to find the end position (☞ P.41). • When it reaches the end of the file while [w] is flashing, point [x] becomes the end of the file, and repeat playback will start. 3 Press the F1 (A-B) button again at the position where you want to end segment repeat playback. • The recorder continuously plays back the segment until the segment repeat playback is canceled. Note • As in normal playback mode, playback speed can be changed during segment repeat playback as well (☞ P.41). If an index mark and temp mark are placed or cleared during segment repeat playback, segment repeat playback will be canceled and it will return to normal playback mode (☞ P.42). F1 (A-B) button
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44 3 EN Playback Playback Canceling the segment repeat playback function Pressing any of the following buttons will release the segment repeat playback. aPress the F1 (CANCEL) button Pressing the F1 (CANCEL) button will release segment repeat playback, and it will return to normal playback mode. bPress the STOP (4) button Pressing the STOP (4) button will release segment repeat playback, and stop playback. cPress the 9 button Pressing the 9 button will release segment repeat playback, and make the recorder to skip to the beginning of the next file. dPress the 0 button Pressing the 0 button will release segment repeat playback, and make the recorder to skip to the beginning of the current file. Changing the playback scene [Play Scene] If you register your preferred playback setting as a playback scene, you can easily select the setting later (☞ P.59). 1 While the recorder is during stop mode or playback mode, press and hold the MENU/SCENE button. 2 Press the + or − button to select [Play Scene]. 3 Press the `OK button. 4 Press the + or − button to select the playback scene. 5 Press the `OK button. MENU/SCENE button + − button `OK button
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45 3 EN Erasing Erasing Erasing files A selected file can be erased from a folder. Also, all files in a folder can be erased simultaneously. 1 Select the file you want to erase (☞ P.29). 2 While the recorder is during stop mode in the file display, press the ERASE button. • If an action is not selected within 8 seconds, the recorder will return to stop mode. 3 Press the + or − button to select [Erase in Folder] or [File Erase]. 6 Press the `OK button. • The display changes to [Erase!] and erasing will start. • [Erase Done] is displayed when the file is erased. File numbers will be reassigned automatically. 4 Press the `OK button. 5 Press the + button to select [Start]. + − button `OK button ERASE button Erasing a folder You can erase files by deleting folders. 1 Select the folder you want to erase (☞ P.29). 2 While the recorder is during stop mode in the folder list display, press the ERASE button. • If an action is not selected within 8 seconds, the recorder will return to stop mode. + button `OK button ERASE button
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46 3 EN Erasing Erasing 3 Press the + button to select [Start]. Partially erasing a file An unwanted part of a file can be erased. 1 Play the file you want to partially 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. ERASE button Only a PCM file recorded in the recorder can be partially erased. 4 Press the `OK button. • The display changes to [Erase!] and erasing will start. • [Erase Done] is displayed when the folder is erased. 2 In the starting position of the partial erase, press the ERASE button. • [Start point] and [End point] on the display flash alternatively. • While [Erase start] is flashing, playback continues and you can rewind or fast-forward as usual to locate the erase end position quickly. If the end of the file is reached while this indication is flashing, that position will become the erase end position. 3 In the position you want to end partial erase, press the ERASE button again.
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47 3 EN Erasing Erasing 4 Press the ERASE button. • 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. • If you do not press the ERASE button within 8 seconds, the partial erase operation will be canceled and the recorder will return to playback mode. Notes • You cannot recover a file once it has been erased. Please check carefully before erasing. • When an microSD card is inserted in the recorder, be sure to confirm the recording media as either [Built-in Memory] or [microSD Card] so that there is no mistake (☞ P.61). • The file creation date will not change even if the file is partially erased. • The locked files and files set as read-only cannot be erased (☞ P.50). • The default folders of the recorder, namely [Recorder] (including [Folder A] to [Folder E]), [Music] cannot be erased. • In the [Music] folder, all folders except [Music] can be deleted. • If there is a file that cannot be recognized by the recorder, the file and the folder which contains that file will not be erased. Please connect the recorder to your PC to erase. • It may take over 10 seconds to complete processing. Never perform operations such as the following while processing, as they may damage the data. In addition, replace the battery with a new one in order to ensure that the battery will not run out while processing. 1Disconnecting the AC Adapter while processing. 2Removing the battery while processing. 3Remove the microSD card during processing when [microSD Card] is being used as the recording media.
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48 4 EN Menu setting method Menu setting method 1 While the recorder is during stop mode, press the MENU/SCENE button. • The menu will appear on the display. Menu setting • Menu items can be set during a recording or playback. 2 Press the + or − button to move to the tab that contains the item you want to set. • You can change the menu display by moving the settings tab cursor. 3 Press the `OK button to move the cursor to the item to set. 4 Press the + or − button to move to the item you want to set. 5 Press the `OK button. • Moves to the setting of the selected item. 6 Press the + or − button to change the setting. Items in menus are categorized by tabs, so select a tab first and move to a desired item to quickly set it. You can set each menu item as follows. MENU/SCENE button F2 button + − button `OK button
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49 4 EN Menu setting method Menu setting method • Pressing the 0 button without pressing the`OK button will cancel the settings and return you to the previous screen. 8 Press the F2 (EXIT) button to close the menu screen. • When in the menu screen during recording or playback, pressing the F2 (EXIT) button will allow you to return to the recording or 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 canceled if 8 seconds elapse with no buttons being pressed. 4 Setting menu during recording: Function Setting [Mic Sense] To menu item options [Rec Level] [Zoom Mic] [Low Cut Filter] [VCVA] [Rec Monitor] [Plug-in Power] [Backlight] [LED] 4 Setting menu during playback: Function Setting [Property] To menu item options [Noise Cancel] [EUPHONY] [Voice Filter] [Play Mode] [Skip Space] [Reverb] [Backlight] [LED] 7 Press the `OK button to complete the setting. • You will be informed that the settings have been established via the screen.
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50 4 EN Menu setting method Menu setting method , Rec Menu Mic Select Select whether or not the built-in center microphone is to be turned On or Off. [Central Mic ON]: Recording will be performed in 3-microphone mode. [Central Mic OFF]: Recording will be performed, using only the built-in stereo microphones. Mic Sense Microphone sensitivity is adjustable to meet recording needs. [High]: Highest recording sensitivity suitable for recording at a distance or low volume, such as conferences with a large number of people. [Middle]: Suitable for recording meetings and seminars with a small number of people. [Low]: Lowest recording sensitivity suitable for dictation. • When you would like to clearly record a speaker’s voice, set [Mic Sense] to [Low] and hold recorder’s built-in stereo microphone close to the speaker’s mouth (5-10 cm) when recording. + File Menu File 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.45). [On]: Locks the file and prevents it from being erased. [Off]: Unlocks the file and allows it to be erased. Replace See “Rearranging files [Replace]” (☞ P.63). File Move/Copy See “Moving/Copying files [File Move/ Copy]” (☞ P.64). File Divide See “Dividing files [File Divide]” (☞ P.66). Property File and folder information can be confirmed from the menu screen. When a file is selected: [Name] (File name), [Date] (Time stamp), [Size] (File size), [Bit Rate]*1 (File format), [Artist]*2 (Artist name) and [Album]*2 (Album name) will appear on the display. *1 When a linear PCM format file has been selected, [Bit Rate] area displays the sampling frequency and bit rate. *2 When a file contains no tag information, [UNKNOWN_ARTIST], [UNKNOWN_ALBUM] will appear on the display. When a folder is selected: [Name] (Folder name), [Folder] (Number of folders) and [File]* (Number of files) will appear on the display. * Files which cannot be recognized by this recorder are not included in the number of files. • Select a file for which you would like to confirm information in advance before operating the menu.

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