LS-P4

Olympus LS-P4 manual

LS-P4

User manual for the Olympus LS-P4 in English. This PDF manual has 136 pages.

Table of contents

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Getting started Recording Playback Menu Bluetooth® function Use with a PC Other information EN 1 2 3 4 5 6 LINEAR PCM RECORDER LS-P4 LS-P1 Linear PCM Recorder USER MANUAL 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 recording, we recommend that you test the record function and volume before use. 7
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2 EN Names of parts................................................................4 Recorder.....................................................................................4 Display........................................................................................5 1 Getting started Setup..............................................................................8 Inserting the battery..................................................................9 Turning the power ON...............................................................10 Selecting the battery setting....................................................10 Setting the time/date...............................................................11 Setting the voice guidance.......................................................11 Charging the battery.....................................................12 Charging the battery by connecting to a PC’s USB connector....12 Charging the battery by connecting to an AC adapter with a USB connection (model A514; optional)........................14 Batteries.......................................................................16 Inserting/removing a microSD card.................................18 Inserting a microSD card...........................................................18 Removing a microSD card.........................................................19 Preventing accidental operation.....................................20 Setting HOLD mode..................................................................20 Releasing HOLD mode..............................................................20 Turning the power OFF...................................................21 [Home] screen operations..............................................22 Selecting the mode..................................................................22 Selecting folders and files..............................................23 Attaching the tripod adapter (TR2) .................................25 2 Recording Recording.....................................................................27 Basic recording procedure.........................................................27 Pausing/resuming recording....................................................30 Quickly checking a recording....................................................30 Monitoring while recording......................................................31 Selecting the automatic recording setting [Rec Scene].....32 Changing the recording scene..................................................32 Overdubbing.................................................................35 Selecting a file for overdubbing................................................35 Recording with an external microphone..........................37 Recording from another connected device.......................38 Recording audio from another device with this recorder..........38 Recording audio from this recorder with another device..........38 3 Playback Playback.......................................................................39 Basic playback procedure..........................................................39 Fast-forwarding........................................................................40 Rewinding................................................................................40 Skipping to the beginning of a file ...........................................41 Playback through the earphones..............................................42 Changing the playback speed.........................................44 ABC repeat playback......................................................45 Index marks/temp marks...............................................48 Writing an index mark/temp mark...........................................48 Erasing an index mark/temp mark...........................................49 Erasing all index marks at once.................................................49 Calendar Search function...............................................51 Erasing files/folders.......................................................52 Erasing files..............................................................................52 Erasing a folder.........................................................................53 4 Menu Setting menu items.......................................................54 Basic operation.........................................................................54 File menu [File Menu]....................................................57 Extracting the speaking portions of files of spoken-word content [Voice Detect]....................................57 Preventing accidental file erasure [File Lock]............................57 Sorting files [Sort by]...............................................................57 Moving/copying files [Move/Copy]...........................................58 Dividing files [File Divide].........................................................58 Partially erasing files [Partial Erase].........................................58 Trimming a file [Trimming].......................................................58 Increasing the overall volume level of a file [Normalize]...........58 Fading in/out audio at the beginning/ end of a file [Fade in/out].........................................................59 Displaying file or folder information [Property] .......................59 Recording menu [Rec Menu]...........................................60 Selecting the recording level [Rec Level]..................................60 Reducing clipping [Limiter]......................................................61 Setting the recording mode [Rec Mode]...................................61 Selecting microphone directivity [Zoom Mic]...........................62 Reducing noise during recording [Low Cut Filter].....................63 Selecting the three microphones system [Mic Select]...............63 Voice-activated recording function [VCVA]...............................64 Voice sync recording function [V-Sync. Rec]..............................65 Table of contents
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3 EN Table of contents Playback menu [Play Menu]............................................67 Skipping non-voice portions during playback [Voice Playback].......................................................................67 Reducing noise during playback [Noise Cancel]........................67 Adjusting low volume portions during playback [Voice Balancer] .......................................................................68 Selecting playback modes [Play Mode]....................................68 Changing music sound quality [Equalizer]................................69 Setting a skip space [Skip Space]..............................................70 LCD/Sound menu [LCD/Sound Menu]...............................71 Setting the backlight [Backlight] .............................................71 Adjusting the contrast [Contrast]..............................................71 Setting the LED indicator light [LED]........................................71 Turning beeping sound on/off [Beep].......................................71 Changing the display language [Language] ............................71 Setting the voice guidance [Voice Guide].................................72 Playing the beginning of files automatically [Intro Play]..........72 Selecting the speaker output [Speaker]....................................72 Device menu [Device Menu] ...........................................73 Selecting the recording media [Memory Select].......................73 Setting power save mode [Power Save]....................................73 Setting the battery in use [Battery]..........................................73 Setting the time/date [Time & Date] .......................................74 Connecting a Bluetooth® device [Bluetooth]............................75 Setting the USB connection [USB Settings] ..............................75 Restoring the default settings [Reset Settings]........................75 Formatting a recording media [Format]...................................76 Checking recording media information [Memory Info.]............76 Checking voice recorder information [System Info.] .................76 Extracting the speaking portions of files of spoken-word content [Voice Detect]............................77 Moving/copying files [Move/Copy]..................................79 Dividing files [File Divide]...............................................82 Partially erasing files [Partial Erase]...............................84 Trimming a file [Trimming] ............................................86 Fading in/out audio at the beginning/ end of a file [Fade in/out] ..............................................88 Setting the voice guidance [Voice Guide].........................89 Setting the USB connection [USB Settings]......................91 Formatting recording media [Format].............................93 5 Bluetooth® function Before using the Bluetooth® function.............................95 About OLYMPUS Audio Controller BT........................................97 Connecting/disconnecting a Bluetooth® device...............98 Connecting a Bluetooth® device...............................................98 Disconnecting the connection with a Bluetooth® device........102 6 Use with a PC PC operating environment...........................................103 PC connection/disconnection........................................105 Connecting the voice recorder to a PC.....................................105 Disconnecting the voice recorder from a PC............................107 Transferring files to a PC..............................................108 7 Other information Alarm message list.......................................................110 Troubleshooting .........................................................112 Recorder care..............................................................116 Accessories (optional)..................................................117 Copyright and trademark information..........................118 Safety precautions.......................................................120 Specifications..............................................................125 Indications used in this manual NOTE Describes precautions and operations that should be absolutely avoided in using the voice recorder. TIP Describes useful information and hints that will help you getting the most out of your voice recorder. ☞ Indicates reference pages describing details or related information.
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4 EN Names of parts Recorder Names of parts 1 8 e r t q y * & ^ % 9 0 ! @ # $ 2 3 4 5 6 7 ) - w = ( 1 Built-in center microphone* 2 Built-in stereo microphone (L) 3 POWER/HOLD switch 4 F1 button 5 USB connector slide lever 6 STOP (4) button 7 ERASE button 8 Built-in stereo microphone (R) 9 Display 0 MENU/SCENE button ! F2 button @ REC (record)(s) button, Recording indicator light (LED) # PEAK indicator light (LED), LED indicator light (LED) $ LIST button % 0 button ^ + button & 9 button * `OK button ( – button ) Attachment mounting hole - Earphone jack ( ) = Microphone jack ( ) q Built-in speaker w Battery/card cover e microSD card slot r Battery/card cover lock button t USB connector/USB connector cover (retractable) y Strap hole * LS-P4 model only
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5 EN Names of parts Names of parts Display 4 4 [Recorder] mode Folder list display File list display File display 5 6 1 2 4 3 7 1 2 4 3 6 8 7 4 9 0 1 # ! $ @ 6 3 1 Recording media indicator [ ]: Internal memory [ ]: microSD card 2 Current folder name 3 Bluetooth® indicator* 4 Battery indicator 5 Folder name 6 Function button guide display 7 File name [ ]: Playback indicator [ ]: Voice Detect indicator [ ]: File lock indicator 8 Folder indicator 9 Voice recorder status indicator [ ]: Recording indicator [ ]: Recording pause indicator [ ]: Stop indicator [ ]: Playback indicator [ ]: Fast playback indicator [ ]: Slow playback indicator [ ]: Fast-forward indicator [ ]: Fast-rewind indicator 0 Elapsed recording time (during recording mode), playback time (during playback mode) ! Level meter (during recording mode), playback position bar indicator (during playback mode) @ Speaker muting indicator ( ) # File length $ Possible recording time remaining * LS-P4 model only
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6 EN Names of parts Names of parts 1 Recording media indicator [ ]: Internal memory [ ]: microSD card 2 Current folder name 3 Bluetooth® indicator* 4 Battery indicator 5 Folder name or file name 6 Function button guide display 7 File name [ ] Playback indicator [ ] File lock indicator 8 Folder indicator 9 Elapsed playback time 0 Voice recorder status indicator [ ]: Stop indicator [ ]: Playback indicator [ ]: Fast playback indicator [ ]: Slow playback indicator [ ]: Fast-forward indicator [ ]: Fast-rewind indicator ! Music title @ Artist name # Album name $ Speaker muting indicator ( ) % File length ^ Playback position bar indicator * LS-P4 model only Display 4 4 [Music] mode List display 1 List display 2 File display When folder contains files and folders When folder contains only files 1 2 4 3 5 6 7 1 2 4 3 6 8 7 9 34 0 $ ! @ # % 6 ^
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7 EN Names of parts Names of parts Display TIP • Pressing and holding the STOP (4) button while the voice recorder is in stop mode displays the settings [Time & Date] and [Remain] (amount of possible recording time remaining). If the current time/date is set incorrectly, see“Setting the time/date [Time & Date]”(☞P.74). 2 1 3 6 4 7 5 1 Current time & date 2 Recording media indicator 3 Recording format indicator 4 Indicator display area [ ]: Rec Scene [ ]: Noise Cancel [ ]: Voice Balancer [ ]: Random [ ]: Playback Range [ ]: Repeat [ ]: Equalizer [ ]: Voice Playback [ ]: Rec Level [ ]: VCVA [ ]: V-Sync. Rec [ ]: Low Cut Filter [ ]: Zoom Mic [ ]: Mic Select* [ ]: Limiter [ ]: Voice Detect 5 Battery indicator [ ]: Ni-MH [ ]: Alkaline 6 Possible recording time 7 Available free space * LS-P4 model only
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1 Setup 8 EN Setup After unpacking the voice recorder, follow the steps below to have it ready for use. Getting started 1 3 Inserting the battery Getting started 2 3 Turning the power ON Getting started 3 3 Selecting the battery setting Select the battery setting to match the inserted battery. Select the setting for a nickel-metal hydride rechargeable battery or the setting for an alkaline battery. Getting started 4 3 Setting the time/date Set the voice recorder’s clock for use with file management. Getting started 5 Setting the voice guidance* * LS-P4 model only Getting started
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1 9 EN Setup Setup Inserting the battery Before using the voice recorder, insert the battery in the battery compartment of the voice recorder. 1 Press and hold the battery/card cover lock button, and then slide the battery/card cover to open. 2 Insert a AAA battery, making sure its positive and negative terminals are placed correctly. Insert the battery’s negative terminal first 3 Slide the battery/card cover completely closed.
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1 Setup 10 EN Setup Turning the power ON 1 While the voice recorder is turned off, slide the POWER/HOLD switch in the direction of the arrow. POWER/HOLD switch Selecting the battery setting 1 Press the + or – button to select the type of battery you inserted. [Ni-MH] Select if you inserted an Olympus nickel-metal hydride rechargeable battery (model BR404). [Alkaline] Select if you inserted an alkaline battery. 2 Press the `OK button to finalize the setting. NOTE • See“Setting the time/date”if a time display with a blinking cursor on the hour appears in the display after setting the battery (☞ P.11).
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1 11 EN Setup Setup Setting the time/date 1 Press the 9 or 0 button to select the item to set. 2 Press the + or – button to change the number. • To change the setting of another item, press the 9 or 0 button to move the blinking cursor, then press the + or – button to change the number. 3 Press the `OK button to finalize the setting. TIP • You can press the `OK button during the setting procedure to set the items entered so far and start the clock. • You can change the clock display format. See“Setting the time/date [Time & Date]”(☞ P.74) for the procedure. Setting the voice guidance Using this feature, a voice announces the operating conditions of the recorder. LS-P4 model only 1 Press the + or – button to select [On] or [Off]. [On] Voice guidance will be enabled. [Off] Voice guidance will be canceled. 2 Press the `OK button to finalize the setting. TIP • [On/Off], [Speed], and [Volume] can be set for the voice guidance. See “Setting the voice guidance [Voice Guide]”(☞ P.89) for the procedure.
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1 Charging the battery 12 EN Charging the battery Charging the battery by connecting to a PC’s USB connector NOTE • Before charging the battery, insert the rechargeable battery provided and set [Battery] to [Ni-MH] (☞ P.9, P.10). • Never attempt to charge an alkaline battery, lithium battery or other primary cell battery. Fluid leakage or overheating may cause the recorder to malfunction. 1 Start the PC. 2 Slide the USB connector slide lever in the direction of the arrow. • The USB connector extends out. The USB connector cover is stored inside the voice recorder. 3 After making sure the voice recorder is stopped, connect the USB connector to a USB port on a PC. 4 Press the `OK button to start charging the battery. • When [Battery] (☞ P.73) is set to [Ni-MH], [Press OK to start charging] appears on the display. Press the `OK button while this message is blinking.
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1 13 EN Charging the battery Charging the battery 5 Charging has finished when the battery indicator changes to [ ]. Charging time: About 3 hours* * Approximate time needed to fully charge a completely flat battery at room temperature. Battery charging time will depend on the amount of remaining power and the state of the battery.
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1 Charging the battery 14 EN Charging the battery Charging the battery by connecting to an AC adapter with a USB connection (model A514; optional) NOTE • Before connecting the AC adapter, select [AC Adapter] for the USB connection setting (☞ P.91). • Before charging the battery, insert the rechargeable battery provided and set [Battery] to [Ni-MH] (☞ P.9, P.10). • Use only the Olympus USB connecting AC adapter model provided (A514). 1 Connect the voice recorder to the USB connector on the AC adapter. To USB connector of AC adapter (model A514) 2 Connect the AC adapter to an AC power outlet. To an AC power outlet 3 Press the `OK button to start charging. • When [Battery] (☞ P.73) is set to [Ni-MH], [Press OK to start charging] appears on the display. Press the `OK button while this message is blinking.
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1 15 EN Charging the battery Charging the battery 4 Charging is finished when [Battery full] appears. When charged with the power turned off When charged with the power turned on Displayed when the battery is fully charged NOTE • The power of the PC must be ON to charge the battery using the USB connector. You cannot charge the battery when the power of the PC is OFF, or the PC is in standby, sleep or auto power OFF mode. • Do not use a USB hub when charging the battery by connecting to the PC. • You cannot charge the battery if [ ]*1 or [ ]*2 is blinking. Charge the battery in an ambient temperature of between 5 and 35°C (41 and 95°F). *1 [ ] Ambient temperature is too low. *2 [ ] Ambient temperature is too high • If battery life has become noticeably short on a full charge, replace the battery with a new one. • Insert the USB connector securely all the way. Operation will not be normal if the connection is not made properly. • Use only a compatible Olympus USB extension cable. Operation is not guaranteed if another manufacturer’s cable is used. Only use the Olympus USB extension cable with the voice recorder and never use if a product from another manufacturer is used. • To charge the battery with [USB Settings] set to [Composite], set [USB Connection] to [Optional] before charging. When you select [AC Adapter] for the [USB Connection] you can charge the battery (☞ P.91).
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1 Batteries 16 EN Battery indicator As the battery loses its remaining charge, the battery indicator on the display changes as follows: • [ ] indicates there is little remaining battery charge. Charge the battery or replace it with a fresh one. When the battery has run out, [ ] and [Battery low] appear, and operation stops. Rechargeable batteries Read the information below carefully when using a nickel-metal hydride rechargeable battery (model BR404). 4 4 Discharging Rechargeable batteries discharge naturally when not in use. Be sure to charge the battery before use. 4 4 Operating temperature Rechargeable batteries are chemical-based products. Their performance can vary even when used within the recommended operating temperature range. This variation is normal. 4 4 Recommended temperature ranges When powering voice recorder: 0 to 42°C (32 to 107.6°F) When being charged: 5 to 35°C (41 to 95°F) During long-term storage: -20 to 30°C (-4 to 86°F) Use of a rechargeable battery outside the temperature ranges above may result in drops in battery performance or life. When not using the voice recorder for an extended period, remove the rechargeable battery before storage to prevent fluid leakage or rust. 4 4 Disposal Always dispose rechargeable batteries in the legally prescribed manner. Before disposing rechargeable batteries that are not fully discharged, take steps to prevent shorting such as insulating their terminals with tape. NOTE • Due to the nature of nickel-metal hydride rechargeable batteries, new batteries and batteries not used for an extended period (one month or more) may not charge completely. The battery should become fully charged after charging and discharging the battery up to three times. • When buying rechargeable batteries, always select model BR404 nickel- metal hydride rechargeable batteries. Operation is not guaranteed if a battery from another manufacturer is used. • The continuous battery usage time of a nickel-metal hydride rechargeable battery that has been used repeatedly will be reduced due to battery degradation (☞ P.127). Batteries
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1 17 EN Batteries Batteries Battery precautions • The voice recorder does not support manganese batteries. • Always turn power OFF before replacing the battery. Files may be damaged if the battery is removed while the voice recorder is recording or performing an operation such as erasing a file. • If the batteries are removed from the voice recorder, the [Time & Date] screen is displayed automatically when the power is turned on. See “Setting the time/ date [Time & Date]” (☞ P.74) for the procedure. • When not using the voice recorder for an extended period, always remove the battery before storage. • When replacing the battery, use an AAA alkaline dry cell battery or an Olympus nickel-metal hydride rechargeable battery (model BR404). • Even if the battery indicator is [ ], playback with the built-in speaker at some volumes may result in a drop in battery output voltage, causing the voice recorder to reset. Lower the volume in this case. • The battery indicator may differ between when the internal memory is used and when a microSD card is used. • The continuous battery usage time is reduced when using a microSD card (☞ P.127). • The continuous battery usage time will vary depending on the performance of the battery in use (☞ P.127). • The [Battery] screen appears automatically after you have replaced the battery. You can also use a menu operation to display this screen and set the battery (☞ P.73). For users in Germany Olympus has an agreement with the GRS (Joint Battery Disposal Association) in Germany to ensure environmentally-friendly battery disposal.
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1 Inserting/removing a microSD card 18 EN The voice recorder has its own internal memory, and also supports standard microSD cards (microSD, microSDHC) sold separately. Inserting a microSD card 1 While the voice recorder is in stop mode, open the battery/ card cover. • The microSD card slot is inside the battery/card cover. 2 Insert a microSD card, making sure it is placed correctly as shown. • Insert the microSD card straight, avoiding crooked insertion. • Inserting a microSD card the wrong way or crookedly could damage its contact surface or cause it to jam in the slot. • A microSD card not inserted fully (until it clicks into place) might not record data. 3 Close the battery/card cover. • The recording media selection screen appears after a microSD card has been inserted. 4 To record onto the microSD card, press the + or – button and select [Yes]. 5 Press the `OK button to finalize the setting. TIP • You can also select the internal memory as the recording media (☞ P.73). NOTE • The voice recorder may not be able to recognize a microSD card formatted (initialized) for a PC or other device. Before using a microSD card, always initialize it on the voice recorder (☞ P.93). Inserting/removing a microSD card
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1 19 EN Inserting/removing a microSD card Inserting/removing a microSD card Removing a microSD card 1 While the voice recorder is in stop mode, open the battery/ card cover. 2 Release the microSD card by pressing it inward, then letting it slowly return. • The microSD card moves outward and stops. Pull the microSD card out with your fingertips. • [Internal memory selected] is displayed after removing a microSD card if [Memory Select] was set to [microSD card]. 3 Close the battery/card cover. NOTE • MicroSD cards may pop out forcefully on removal if you flick or release your finger too quickly after pressing the card in. • Depending on the card’s manufacturer and type, some microSD cards and microSDHC cards may not be fully compatible with the voice recorder and not be recognized properly. • For microSD card compatibility under Olympus verification, please contact our customer support at: http://www.olympusamerica.com (The Americas) http://www.olympus-europa.com (Europe, Oceania) Note that our customer support will provide information on microSD card manufacturers and card types for which Olympus has verified operation, but will not guarantee it's performance. Also note that some cards may no longer be recognized correctly by the voice recorder in case card manufacturer changes card specifications. • Read the operating instructions provided with the card when using a microSD card. • If a microSD card is not recognized by the voice recorder, try removing and reinserting the card to have the voice recorder attempt recognition again. • Processing speed may be low for some microSD card types. Processing performance may also be reduced by writing or deleting data repeatedly from a microSD card. In this case, reinitialize the card (☞ P.93).
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1 Preventing accidental operation 20 EN Setting the voice recorder to HOLD mode maintains the current operation and disables button operations. HOLD mode is a handy feature for preventing unintentional operation from accidental button presses when the voice recorder is carried in a bag or pocket. It is also useful for preventing the voice recorder being accidentally stopped during recording. Setting HOLD mode 1 Slide the POWER/HOLD switch to the [HOLD] position. • [Hold] appears in the display, and the recorder enters HOLD mode. Releasing HOLD mode 1 Slide the POWER/HOLD switch to position A shown below. NOTE • When any button is pressed during HOLD mode, [Hold] appears in the display for 2 seconds. No other operation is performed. • Setting HOLD mode during voice recorder playback (or recording) continues the playback (or recording) operation and prevents any other operation from being performed. (The voice recorder stops when playback ends or when recording ends because, for example, there is no remaining memory space.) Preventing accidental operation
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1 21 EN Turning the power OFF Existing data, mode settings and the clock setting are saved when the power is turned off. 1 Slide the POWER/HOLD switch in the direction of the arrow for at least half a second. • The playback stop position at power OFF is stored in memory. TIP • Turning the power OFF whenever the voice recorder is not in use minimizes battery consumption. Power Save mode When the voice recorder has been stopped for at least 10 minutes (default setting) after power ON, the display disappears and the voice recorder automatically enters power save mode (☞ P.73). • Pressing any button releases power save mode. Turning the power OFF
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1 [Home] screen operations 22 EN Selecting the mode In addition to its recording function, the voice recorder also provides music player functions. Choose the application you want by selecting one of the voice recorder’s modes. 1 While the voice recorder is in stop mode, press the F1 (HOME) button to display the [Home] screen. 2 Press the 9 or 0 button to select the desired mode. 3 Press the `OK button. When [Recorder] is selected: The voice recorder enters [Recorder] mode. Audio can be recorded with the built-in microphone. Files recorded with the built-in microphone can also be played back (☞ P.27, P.39). When [Music] is selected: The voice recorder enters [Music] mode. In this mode you can play music files transferred to the voice recorder (☞ P.39). When [Calendar Search] is selected: The voice recorder enters [Calendar Search] mode. In this mode you can search for files by specifying the recording date (☞ P.51). [Home] screen operations
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1 23 EN Selecting folders and files You can select a different folder while the voice recorder is in stopped or playing a file. See “Transferring files to a PC”(☞ P.108) for a description of the voice recorder’s hierarchical folder structure. [Home] screen Folders for voice recordings Folder list display* File list display File display Folders for music playback Folder list display* File list display File display When [Music] mode is selected * Each folder can store up to 200 files. * Each folder can store up to 200 files. Forward: `OK button Each press on the `OK button opens the currently selected folder or file in the list, moving forward to the next (lower) level in the folder hierarchy. When a list is displayed, you can perform the same function by pressing the 9 button. Back: LIST button Each press on the LIST button moves back to the previous (higher) level in the folder hierarchy. When a list is displayed, you can perform the same function by pressing the 0 button. TIP • When navigating through a folder hierarchy, you can press and hold the LIST button to return to the file display. + or – button Used to select a folder or file. Selecting folders and files
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1 Selecting folders and files 24 EN Selecting folders and files [Home] screen Used to select the voice recorder mode (☞ P.22). List display Displays the folders and files recorded in the voice recorder. Pressing the F2 (FOLDER) button changes the display to the list display of the next folder. File display Displays the information of the selected file.
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1 25 EN Attaching the tripod adapter (TR2) Use this adapter when fixing the voice recorder to a tripod. It changes the diameter of the hole at the back of the voice recorder to 1/4 inch. 1 Attach the adapter to the attachment mounting hole at the back of the voice recorder. 2 Turn the screw of the adapter with your fingers to fix the adapter to the voice recorder. Loosen Tighten NOTE • Do not use a spanner or other tool to strongly tighten when attaching the adapter to the voice recorder. The voice recorder may be damaged. Handling precautions for the adapter When operating the voice recorder while it is fixed to a tripod, operate it while holding the voice recorder. If a button is strongly pressed when the voice recorder is not being held, the voice recorder may be damaged. If the fixing screw of the tripod and the adapter cannot be detached, detach the part shown in the figure using an M10 size spanner or other tool. Attaching the tripod adapter (TR2)
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1 Attaching the tripod adapter (TR2) 26 EN Attaching the tripod adapter (TR2) NOTE • Do not strongly tighten when attaching the adapter to the voice recorder. Damage may result. • Do not attach other than a dedicated attachment. The voice recorder may be damaged. • When attaching a tripod, turn the screw of the tripod and not the voice recorder. • Remove a dedicated attachment before opening the battery/card cover.
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2 Recording 27 EN Recording The voice recorder has five folders ([&] to [*]) in which recorded files can be saved. These folders provide a handy way to sort recordings into separate categories (such as business and leisure). Basic recording procedure 1 Press the 9 or 0 button in the [Home] screen and select [Recorder] (☞ P.22). 2 Press the `OK button. 3 Press the + or – button to select the folder to save the recording in. • Each new voice recording file is saved in the selected folder. 4 Press the REC (s) button to prepare for recording. a a Level meter (changes according to recording volume and recording function setting) • The recording indicator light blinks. 5 Point the built-in microphone in the direction of the sound to record. 6 Press the 9 or 0 button to adjust the recording level. b b Recording level Recording
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2 Recording 28 EN Recording NOTE • Adjust the recording level so that it does not exceed the peak of the level meter while checking the meter. If the peak of the level meter is exceeded, the PEAK indicator light will light and the recorded audio may be distorted. 7 Press the REC (s) button to start recording. d c c Elapsed recording time d Remaining possible recording time • The recording indicator light lights. • If you record simple recording content at the beginning, it will be convenient for searching later using the [Intro Play] function (only for LS-P4 model) (☞ P.72). 8 Press the STOP (4) button when you want to stop recording. e e File length Sound files recorded with the voice recorder are automatically given a file name in the format below. 181001_0001.MP3 1 2 3 1Date recorded Indicates the year, month and day the recording was made. 2File number Appended file numbers are consecutive regardless of whether the recording media has been switched. 3Extension A file extension indicating the recording format the file was recorded in by the voice recorder. • Linear PCM format:“.WAV” • FLAC* format:“.FLAC“ • MP3 format:“.MP3” * LS-P4 model only TIP • [Rec Mode] must be set with the voice recorder stopped (☞ P.61). • Pressing the REC (s) button starts recording even in [Music] or [Calendar Search] mode. So you will be able to respond quickly in the event of a sudden recording opportunity. The recorded file will be saved to [Folder A].
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2 Recording 29 EN Recording NOTE • To prevent the beginning of the recording being cut off, start recording after the recording indicator light has lit or mode indicator has appeared in the display. • When the remaining possible recording time is 60 seconds, the LED indicator light starts flashing. It flashes more rapidly as the remaining time decreases (at the 30- and 10-second points). • When [Folder full] appears, no more recording can be done. To record more, you will need to select a different folder or delete unneeded files (☞ P.52). • If [Memory full] appears, the voice recorder has no more available memory space. You will need to delete unneeded files to record more (☞ P.52). • When using a microSD card in the voice recorder, be sure the desired recording media setting ([Internal memory] or [microSD card]) has been selected (☞ P.73). • Processing performance may be reduced when data has been repeatedly written to or deleted from the recording media. Please initialize the recording media in this case (☞ P.93). Recording linear PCM format files of over 2 GB When recording a linear PCM format file, recording will continue even after the file size exceeds 2 GB. • The data is divided and saved in separate files of up to 2 GB. The files are processed as multiple files during playback. • After recording 200 files which exceed 2GB recording stops. Recording FLAC format files • FLAC format adopts“variable bit rate” that changes the bitrate of a file, so the remaining recordable time indication may differ from the actual recordable time. Confirm that the remaining memory capacity is sufficient before recording. • Recording a FLAC format file is not possible when connected with a Bluetooth® device. If you connect a Bluetooth® device to this recorder and start recording when [FLAC] is set for [Rec Mode], the [Rec Mode] setting automatically changes to [PCM]. LS-P4 model only
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2 Recording 30 EN Recording Pausing/resuming recording 1 Press the REC (s) button during recording. • Recording pauses, and the blinking message [75 PAUSE] appears in the display. • Recording is stopped automatically after being paused for at least 60 minutes. 2 Press the REC (s) button again while recording is paused. • Recording resumes from the position it was paused at. Quickly checking a recording 1 Press the `OK button during recording. • Recording ends, and the file just recorded is played. Recording settings Various recording settings are available, letting you tailor recording to different recording conditions. [Rec Level] (☞ P.60) Sets the recording level. [Limiter] (☞ P.61) Sets the correction method according to the sound input during recording. [Rec Mode] (☞ P.61) Sets the recording sound quality. [Zoom Mic] (☞ P.62) Sets the built-in stereo microphone’s directivity. [Low Cut Filter] (☞ P.63) Reduces humming sounds from equipment such as air‑conditioners or projectors. [Mic Select]* (☞ P.63) Selects whether or not the built- in center microphone is to be turned on or off. [VCVA] (☞ P.64) Sets the trigger level for voice- activated recording (VCVA). [V-Sync. Rec] (☞ P.65) Sets the trigger level for voice- synchronized recording. [Rec Scene] (☞ P.32) Used to select one of multiple preregistered templates of recording settings. When selected, each template enters several settings tailored to a particular recording location or condition all in a single operation. * LS-P4 model only
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2 Recording 31 EN Recording Monitoring while recording You can monitor the recording as you are making it by listening on the earphones plugged into the voice recorder’s earphone jack ( ). Use the + or – button to adjust the recording monitor volume. • The earphones are optional. 1 Connect the earphones to the voice recorder’s earphone jack ( ). To earphone jack • Changing the volume will not affect the recording level. NOTE • To avoid unpleasantly loud sound, set the volume to [00] before plugging in the earphone. • To prevent feedback, do not place the earphone near the microphone while recording.
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2 Selecting the automatic recording setting [Rec Scene] 32 EN Changing the recording scene The voice recorder has preregistered templates of optimum settings tailored to various recording applications such as lectures and dictation. When selecting one of these templates you can enter several settings recommended for your recording application all in a single operation. [Lecture] Suitable for recording with the microphone pointed in a specific direction such as at a large venue where the speaker is far away. [Conference] Suitable for recording conferences in a large space and other sounds over a wide area. [Meeting] Suitable for recording meetings held in a small space and other sounds that are fairly close. [Dictation] Suitable for recording your own voice and other sounds that are extremely close. [NoisySituation]* Suitable for recording your own voice and other sounds that are extremely close while reducing surrounding noise. [Music] Suitable for recording realistic audio with exceptional clarity such as live recording of a musical instrument performance or out in the open air. [DNS] Suitable for Speech Recognition Software. * LS-P4 model only 1 While the voice recorder is in stop mode, press and hold the MENU/ SCENE button. 2 Press the + or – button to select the desired recording application. TIP • Press the 9 button to display the settings of the selected template. Press the 0 button to return to the [Rec Scene] screen. Selectingtheautomaticrecordingsetting[RecScene]
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2 Selecting the automatic recording setting [Rec Scene] 33 EN Selectingtheautomaticrecordingsetting[RecScene] 3 Press the `OK button to finalize the setting. 4 Press the STOP (4) button to exit the selection screen. Rec Scene • Press and hold the STOP (4) button when the recorder is stopped to check setting indicators meanings. NOTE • Other functions of [Rec Menu] are disabled when [Rec Scene] is set. The [Rec Scene] setting automatically changes to [OFF] when a function of [Rec Menu] is set. Preregistered [Rec Scene] settings [Lecture] [Rec Level] [High] [Rec Mode] [MP3 128 kbps] [Zoom Mic] [+6] [Low Cut Filter] [On] [Mic Select]* [Central Mic Off] [VCVA] [Off] [V-Sync. Rec] [Off] [Conference] [Rec Level] [Auto] [Rec Mode] [MP3 128 kbps] [Zoom Mic] [Off] [Low Cut Filter] [On] [Mic Select]* [Central Mic Off] [VCVA] [Off] [V-Sync. Rec] [Off] [Meeting] [Rec Level] [Middle] [Rec Mode] [MP3 128 kbps] [Zoom Mic] [Off] [Low Cut Filter] [Off] [Mic Select]* [Central Mic Off] [VCVA] [Off] [V-Sync. Rec] [Off] [Dictation] [Rec Level] [Low] [Rec Mode] [MP3 128 kbps] [Zoom Mic] [Off] [Low Cut Filter] [On] [Mic Select]* [Central Mic Off] [VCVA] [Off] [V-Sync. Rec] [Off]
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2 Selecting the automatic recording setting [Rec Scene] 34 EN Selectingtheautomaticrecordingsetting[RecScene] [NoisySituation]* [Rec Level] [Low] [Rec Mode] [MP3 64 kbps mono] (sampling frequency 16 kHz) [Zoom Mic] [Off] [Low Cut Filter] [On] [Mic Select]* [Central Mic Off] [VCVA] [Off] [V-Sync. Rec] [Off] [Music] [Rec Level] [Low] [Rec Mode] [PCM 44.1 kHz/16 bit] [Zoom Mic] [Off] [Low Cut Filter] [Off] [Mic Select]* [Central Mic On] [VCVA] [Off] [V-Sync. Rec] [Off] [DNS] [Rec Level] [Low] [Rec Mode] [MP3 128 kbps] [Zoom Mic] [Off] [Low Cut Filter] [Off] [Mic Select]* [Central Mic Off] [VCVA] [Off] [V-Sync. Rec] [Off] * LS-P4 model only NOTE • For recording when [NoisySituation]* is set, point the built-in microphone on the top left or top right of the voice recorder toward the speaker and place it in an upright position as close as approximately 3 cm from the speaker’s mouth. • When [NoisySituation]* is set, the noise reduction function is enabled while recording. * LS-P4 model only
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2 Overdubbing 35 EN Overdubbing Selecting a file for overdubbing You can overdub a file while listening to its playback sound. The overdubbed file is saved with a different name. This function is useful for composing music or practicing musical instruments. LS-P4 model only TIP The following is required for using the [OVER DUB] function. • Select a file recorded in the [PCM 44.1kHz/16bit] or [PCM 44.1kHz mono] (.wav) format for overdubbing (☞ P.23, P.39). • Set [PCM 44.1kHz/16bit] or [PCM 44.1kHz mono] for [Rec Mode] beforehand (☞ P.61). 1 Connect the earphones to the voice recorder’s earphone jack ( ). • The playback sound is output from the earphones. To earphone jack 2 Select a file to be overdubbed (☞ P.23). 3 Press the F2 (OVER DUB) button in stop mode. • Playback starts from the beginning of the file simultaneously with start of overdubbing. 4 Press the STOP (4) button when you want to stop recording. • Overdubbing is ended when the playback is finished.
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2 Overdubbing 36 EN Overdubbing NOTE • The [OVER DUB] function is not possible when the following functions are set. • [While recording] (☞ P.77) • [VCVA] (☞ P.64) • [V-Sync. Rec] (☞ P.65) • [Bluetooth]* (☞ P.75) * LS-P4 model only
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2 Recording with an external microphone 37 EN You can record audio input using an external microphone or other device connected to the voice recorder’s microphone jack ( ). Do not plug or unplug devices into/from voice recorder jacks while recording. 1 Connect an external microphone to the voice recorder’s microphone jack ( ). To microphone jack 2 Start recording. • See“Recording”(☞ P.27) for descriptions of recording operations. TIP • See“Accessories (optional)” (☞ P.117) for the compatible external microphones. NOTE • Microphones with plug-in power supplies can be used. • When [Rec Mode] is set to stereo, recording with an external mono microphone records on the left channel only (☞ P.61). • When [Rec Mode] is set to mono, only the input from the left channel microphone is recorded when using an external stereo microphone (☞ P.61). Recording with an external microphone
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2 Recording from another connected device 38 EN Recording audio from another device with this recorder Audio can be recorded when you have connected the audio output terminal (earphone jack) of another device and the microphone jack ( ) of the recorder by using the connecting cord KA333 (optional) for duplication. To microphone jack To audio output terminal of other device NOTE • When recording from a connected external device, perform a test recording and adjust the output level of the connected device as needed. Recording audio from this recorder with another device Audio from this recorder can be recorded to another device by connecting the audio input terminal (microphone jack) of the other device and the earphones jack of this recorder using the connecting cord KA333 (optional). To earphone jack To audio input terminal of other device NOTE • Adjusting playback sound quality settings on the voice recorder affects the audio output signals output from the earphones jack (☞ P.67 to P.69). Recording from another connected device
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3 Playback 39 EN Playback In addition to files recorded by the voice recorder, you can also play WAV, FLAC (LS-P4 model only) or MP3 format files transferred from a PC. Basic playback procedure 1 Select the file to play from the folder containing it (☞ P.23). TIP • Files are saved in the locations below. Files recorded with the built-in microphone: [Recorder] folders (folders & to *) Music files transferred from a PC: [Music] folder 2 Press the `OK button to start playback. c a b a Folder indicator / File name b Elapsed playback time / File length c Playback position bar indicator 3 Press the + or – button to adjust the volume to the desired level. • The volume can be adjusted to a setting between [00] to [30]. The higher the number, the louder the volume. • If the volume is set too loud, a warning screen may appear. 4 Press the STOP (4) button to stop playback. • The file being played stops right away. The resume function automatically stores the playback stop position in memory. The position is retained even if the power is turned off. The next time the power is turned on, playback can be resumed from the stop position stored in the memory. Playback
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3 Playback 40 EN Playback Fast-forwarding Fast-forwarding while the voice recorder is in stop mode 1 With the voice recorder stopped, press and hold the 9 button. • Fast-forwarding stops when you release the 9 button. Press the `OK button to start playback from the current position. Fast-forwarding during playback 1 Press and hold the 9 button during playback. • Playback starts from the current position when you release the 9 button. • If an index mark or temp mark in the file is reached, fast-forwarding stops at the mark (☞ P.48). • Fast-forwarding stops when the end of the file is reached. Press and hold the 9 button again to fast-forward from the beginning of the next file. Rewinding Rewinding while the voice recorder is in stop mode 1 With the voice recorder stopped, press and hold the 0 button. • Rewinding stops when you release the 0 button. Press the `OK button to start playback from the current position. Rewinding during playback 1 Press and hold the 0 button during playback. • Playback starts from the current position when you release the 0 button. • If an index mark or temp mark in the file is reached, rewinding stops at the mark (☞ P.48). • Rewinding stops when the beginning of the file is reached. Press and hold the 0 button again to rewind from the end of the previous file.
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3 Playback 41 EN Playback Skipping to the beginning of a file Skipping to the beginning of the next file 1 Press the 9 button while the voice recorder is in stop mode, or during playback. Skipping to the beginning of the current file 1 Press the 0 button while the voice recorder is in stop mode, or during playback. Skipping to the beginning of the previous file 1 Press the 0 button when the playback position is the beginning of the file. • To skip to the beginning of the previous file during playback, press the 0 button twice consecutively. NOTE • If an index mark or temp mark is reached when skipping to the beginning of a file during playback, playback starts from the position of the mark. When skipping to the beginning of a file while the voice recorder is in stop mode, the mark is ignored (☞ P.48). • If a setting other than [File Skip] is set for [Skip Space], playback starts after the set amount of time has been skipped backwards or forwards. Playback does not skip to the beginning of the file.
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3 Playback 42 EN Playback Playback settings You can select various file playback methods tailored to different applications and tastes. [Voice Playback]*1 (☞ P.67) Only plays voice portions of a recorded audio file. [Noise Cancel]*1 (☞ P.67) A setting that makes recorded voices more discernable when muffled by projector noise or similar sounds. [Voice Balancer]*1 (☞ P.68) Compensates low-volume portions of recorded audio files during playback. [Play Mode] (☞ P.68) Selecting from among three playback modes. [Equalizer]*2 (☞ P.69) Adjusts the quality of sound as desired. [Skip Space] (☞ P.70) A handy function for quickly moving the playback position, and playing short segments repeatedly. *1 Function active only in [Recorder] mode. *2 Function active only in [Music] mode. Playback through the earphones You can connect the earphones to the voice recorder’s earphone jack ( ) and listen to playback through them. • The earphones are optional. 1 Connect the earphones to the voice recorder’s earphone jack ( ). To earphone jack 2 Press the `OK button to start playback. TIP • There will be no sound from the speaker when the earphones are connected.
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3 Playback 43 EN Playback NOTE • To avoid unpleasantly loud sound, set the volume to [00] before plugging in the earphone. • Avoid excessive volume when listening to playback through the earphones. It may cause hearing damage or loss. • If the volume is set too loud, a warning screen may appear. Music files If a music file transferred to the voice recorder is unplayable, check that its sampling rate, bit count and bit rate values are within the supported ranges. The sampling rate, bit count and bit rate combinations supported for music file playback by the voice recorder are shown below. File format Sampling rate Bit count/ bit rate WAV format, FLAC* format 44.1 kHz, 48.0 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96.0 kHz 16 bits, 24 bits MP3 format MPEG 1 Layer 3: 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz MPEG 2 Layer 3: 16 kHz, 22.05 kHz, 24 kHz 8 to 320 kbps * LS-P4 model only • MP3 files with variable bit rates (bit rates converted variably in a single file) may not play normally. • Linear PCM-format WAV files are the only WAV files the voice recorder can play. Playback of other WAV files is not supported. • Even if the file formats is compatible for playback on this recorder, the recorder does not support every encoder.
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3 Changing the playback speed 44 EN Changing the playback speed is handy for speeding up conference presentations, or for slowing down parts difficult to discern when learning a language. 1 Press the `OK button during playback. 2 Press the + or – button. • The playback speed can be adjusted between [x0.5 Play] and [x3.5 Play] in 0.1 increments. • The playback speed increases when the + button is pressed, and decreases when the – button is pressed. • To return to the normal playback speed, set the setting to [x1.0 Play]. 3 Press the `OK button to finalize the setting. Playback speed indicator TIP • When changing the playback speed, playback operations such as stopping playback, skipping to the beginning of a file, and writing index marks/temp marks are the same as during standard playback. NOTE • Altered playback speed settings are retained even after power OFF. • Changing the playback speed will make the battery deplete more quickly. Fast playback restrictions Depending on their sampling frequency and bit rate, some files may not play normally. In this case, you will need to reduce the playback speed. Changing the playback speed
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3 ABC repeat playback 45 EN The voice recorder has a function with which you can repeat the playback of a portion (segment) of the file being played. In addition to the A-B repeat function available from previous models, the segment to repeat can be changed during repeat playback. ABC repeat playback 1Select the starting point for repeat playback (A) during playback. 2 When the ending point (B) is selected, repeat playback starts. 3 When the starting point for repeat playback (A) is canceled during repeat playback, the ending point of the segment (B) becomes the new starting point and playback continues. 4 When the ending point (C) is selected, repeat playback starts again. 5 These steps can be repeated to re-specify a new segment to be played back repeatedly up to the end of the file. 1 Select a file for ABC repeat playback, and start playback. 2 Press the F1 (SET A) button when playback reaches the desired start position for ABC repeat playback. TIP • You can change the playback speed (☞ P.44), and fast-forward/ rewind (☞ P.40) when the [B] indicator is blinking. • If playback reaches the end of the file when the [B] indicator is blinking, the end of the file is treated as the segment end position, and repeat playback starts. ABC repeat playback
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3 ABC repeat playback 46 EN ABC repeat playback 3 Press the F1 (SET B) button again when playback reaches the desired end position for ABC repeat playback. • Segment A-B is set, and ABC repeat playback starts. Stopping ABC repeat playback: ☞ Go to Step ] Specifying new starting/ending points: ☞ Go to Step [ Specifying new starting/ending points 4 Press the F1 (CANCEL A) button during ABC repeat playback. • Segment A-B is canceled. [ ] becomes the new start position, and playback continues. • You can change the playback speed (☞ P.44), and fast-forward/rewind (☞ P.40). 5 Press the F1 (SET C) button at the desired end position for ABC repeat playback. • Segment B-C is set, and ABC repeat playback starts. TIP • You can repeat Steps [ and “ as needed to change the repeat segment as desired. 6 Press the STOP (4) button. • Playback stops. The playback segment specified for this function is retained.
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3 ABC repeat playback 47 EN ABC repeat playback NOTE • You cannot change the end position of a repeat playback segment to a position before the start position. • You cannot write index marks or temp marks during ABC repeat playback (☞ P.48). Canceling ABC repeat playback 1 Press the F2 (CNCL ABC) button. • If pressed when ABC repeat playback is stopped, cancels ABC repeat playback. • If pressed during ABC repeat playback, cancels the playback segment setting for the function, and continues standard playback. NOTE • If you change the file or switch to different display screen, ABC repeat playback is canceled.
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3 Index marks/temp marks 48 EN Writing an index mark or temp mark in a file enables you to quickly access desired position in the file with the same operations used for fast-forwarding, rewinding or skipping to the start of a file. You can write index marks in files created with this recorder. For files created with devices other than Olympus voice recorders and files in which index marks cannot be written, you can write temp marks in a file being played, for temporarily remembering desired positions. Writing an index mark/temp mark 1 When the desired position has been reached press the F2 (INDEX) button to write an index mark or temp mark. NOTE • Temp marks are temporary markings. They are automatically erased when you select a different file, transfer the file to a PC, or move the file on a PC. • If files created with this recorder are played on a PC, index marks may become unable to be written in the files. • You can write up to 99 (16*1 ) index marks/temp marks in a single file. The message [Further marking not possible] appears if you attempt to write more than 99 (16*1 ) marks. • You cannot write or erase index marks/temp marks in files that have been locked by the file lock function (☞ P.57). • You cannot write index marks in FLAC*2 format files. *1 LS-P1 model only *2 LS-P4 model only Index marks/temp marks
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3 Index marks/temp marks 49 EN Index marks/temp marks Erasing an index mark/temp mark 1 Select a file that contains index mark/temp mark you want to erase and start playback. 2 Use the 9 or 0 button to select the index mark/temp mark you want to erase. 3 When the number of the index mark/temp mark to erase is being shown (for about 2 seconds) in the display, press the ERASE button. • Any subsequent index marks/temp marks in the file are automatically renumbered. Erasing all index marks at once LS-P4 model only You can erase all index marks in a file at once. 1 Select a file that contains index/ temp marks you want to erase (☞ P.23). 2 When the file display screen appears, press the ERASE button while the voice recorder is in stop mode. • The voice recorder returns to the stopped mode if no operation is performed for 8 seconds. 3 Press the + or – button to select [Indexes in a file].
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3 Index marks/temp marks 50 EN Index marks/temp marks 4 Press the `OK button. 5 Press the + button to select [Start]. 6 Press the `OK button. • [Erasing!] appears in the display, and the erasing process starts. [Erased] appears when the process has finished.

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