WS-300M

Olympus WS-300M manual

WS-300M

User manual for the Olympus WS-300M in English. This PDF manual has 89 pages.

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DIGITAL VOICE RECORDER WS-320M WS-310M WS-300M 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 INSTRUCTIONS INSTRUCTIONS MODE D’EMPLOI INSTRUCCIONES EN FR ES
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2 Table of Contents Table of Contents ...................................... 2 Safe and Proper Usage ............................. 4 General Precautions .................................. 4 1 Getting Started Main Features ............................................ 6 Identification of Parts ................................. 8 Inserting Battery ...................................... 10 Power Supply .......................................... 11 Setting Time/Date (Time&Date) .............. 12 Switching Between the Voice Recorder and Music Player ...................................... 14 2 When Using the Recorder as a Voice Recorder Recording ................................................ 15 Using the Variable Control Voice Actuator (VCVA) ...................... 18 Recording Modes (Rec Mode) ................ 20 Microphone Sensitivity (Mic Sense) ........ 21 Recording from External Microphone or Other Devices ............................... 22 Playing ..................................................... 24 Continuous Playback (All Play) ............... 28 Repeat Playback ..................................... 29 Auto Backspace Review (Back Space) ..... 31 Index Marks ............................................. 32 Locking Files (Lock) ................................ 34 LCD Display Information ......................... 36 Menu List (VOICE mode) ........................ 38 3 Using the Recorder on Your PC Saving Files in Your PC ........................... 40 Operating Environment ........................... 41 Connecting to Your PC ............................ 42 4 Using the Recorder as a Music Player Using the Recorder as a Music Player ... 44 Using Windows Media Player ................. 44 Window Names ....................................... 45 Copying Music from CD .......................... 47 Transferring Music File to the Recorder .... 48 About the Music Folders ......................... 51
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3 Music Playback ........................................ 53 Selecting Play Mode (Play Mode) ........... 58 Repeat Playback (Repeat) ...................... 59 Random Playback (Random) .................. 60 Increasing the WOW Effect (WOW) ........ 61 Selecting Equalizer (EQ) ......................... 63 Moving the Tracks (Move) ....................... 66 Menu List (MUSIC mode) ........................ 68 5 Feature Common to the Voice Recorder and Music Player Erasing ..................................................... 70 Hold.......................................................... 73 Menu Setting Method .............................. 74 System Sounds (Beep) ........................... 76 Backlight (Backlight) ................................ 77 LCD Contrast Adjustment (Contrast) ...... 78 Formatting the Recorder (Format) .......... 79 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 6 Other Practical Use Methods Using as External Memory of the Computer ............................... 81 7 Other Information Alarm Message List ................................. 82 Troubleshooting ....................................... 83 Accessories (optional) ............................. 84 Specifications .......................................... 85 Technical Assistance and Support .......... 87
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4 Safe and Proper Usage Before using your new recorder, read this manual carefully to ensure that you know how to operate it safely and correctly. Keep this manual in an easily accessible location for future reference. • The warning symbols indicate important safety related information. To protect yourself and others from personal injury or damage to property, it is essential that you always read the warnings and information provided. General Precautions ● Do not leave the recorder in hot, humid locations such as inside a closed automobile under direct sunlight or on the beach in the summer. ● Do not store the recorder in places exposed to excessive moisture or dust. ● Do not use organic solvents such as alcohol and lacquer thinner to clean the unit. ● Do not place the recorder on top of or near electric appliances such as TVs or refrigerators. ● Avoid recording or playing back near cellular phones or other wireless equipment, as they may cause interference and noise. If you experience noise, move to another place, or move the recorder further away from such equipment. ● Avoid sand or dirt. These can cause irreparable damage. ● Avoid strong vibrations or shocks. ● Do not disassemble, repair or modify the unit yourself.
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5 Battery Warning • Battery should never be exposed to flame, heated, short-circuited or disassembled. • Do not attempt to recharge alkaline, lithium or any other non-rechargeable battery. • Never use any battery with a torn or cracked outer cover. • 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. 1 remove the battery immediately while being careful not to be injured. 2 call your dealer or local Olympus representative for service. ● Do not operate the unit while operating a vehicle (such as a bicycle, motorcycle, or car). ● Keep the unit out of the reach of children. <Warning regarding data loss> Recorded content in memory may be destroyed or erased by operating mistakes, unit malfunction, or during repair work. It is recommended to back up and save important content to other media such as a computer hard disk. ecautions
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6 1 Main Features of the Digital Voice Recorder ● The recorder stores highly compressed WMA format voice messages in integrated flash memory. (☞ P.15) ● Byusingthebuilt-instereomicrophone,astereo recording mode, which is ST HQ (Stereo High Quality), and 3 types of monaural recording modes, which are HQ (High Quality), SP (Standard Playback), and LP (Long Playback) can be selected. (☞ P.20) Recording time • WS-320M (1 GB)*1 ST HQ mode: 35 hours 25 minutes HQ mode: 70 hours 50 minutes SP mode: 139 hours 30 minutes LP mode: 277 hours 20 minutes • WS-310M (512 MB)*1 ST HQ mode: 17 hours 40 minutes HQ mode: 35 hours 20 minutes SP mode: 69 hours 30 minutes LP mode: 138 hours 15 minutes • WS-300M (256 MB)*1 ST HQ mode: 8 hours 45 minutes HQ mode: 17 hours 30 minutes SP mode: 34 hours 35 minutes LP mode: 68 hours 45 minutes This product is equipped with the following features. ● Dual function recorder as a Digital Voice Recorder and a Digital Music Player. (☞ P.15,44) ● Connecting this recorder directly to the USB port links up with your PC. The data can be transferred or saved without USB cable or driver software. (☞ P.42) ● This USB storage class support recorder can be utilized as external memory to read and save the data. (☞ P.81) • By connecting the computer with the USB, pictures, text data, etc. can be saved, and utilized to carry data. ● It has a backlight full-dot display (LCD display screen). (☞ P.9) 1 Getting Started Main Features Main Features
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7 1 Main Features ● The five folders can hold 199 files each, for the maximum of 995 recordings. (☞ P.15) ● It has a built-in Variable Control Voice Actuator (VCVA) function. (☞ P.18) ● You can insert or delete index marks.*2 (☞ P.32) ● The playback speed can be controlled as preferred. (☞ P.25) Main Features of the Digital Music Player ● You can play back music files in WMA and MP3 format. (☞ P.53) Playback time WS-320M (1 GB): 13 hours 20minutes to 45hours 20 minutes WS-310M (512 MB): 6 hours 40minutes to 22hours 40 minutes WS-300M (256 MB): 3 hours 20minutes to 11hours 20 minutes ● Has built-in WOW. (☞ P.61) ● You can change the playback equalizer settings. (☞ P.63) *1 Available recording time may be shorter if many short recordings are made. (The displayed available recording time and recorded time are approximate indications.) *2 For WMA files, these functions are only available for files recorded with this recorder or the IC recorders from Olympus. 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. WOW, SRS and symbol are trademarks of SRS Labs, Inc. WOW technology is incorporated under license from SRS Labs, Inc. MPEG Layer-3 audio coding technology licensed from Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson. Other product and brand names mentioned herein may be the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
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8 1 1 EAR (Earphone) jack 2 MIC (Microphone) jack 3 Built-in stereo microphone (R) 4 REC (Record) button 5 STOP button 6 PLAY button 7 Built-in speaker 8 USB terminal 9 VOL (+) button 0 9 button ! VOL (–) button @ FOLDER/INDEX button # ERASE button $ OK button % 0 button ^ Display (LCD panel) & Built-in stereo microphone (L) * Record/Play indicator light ( Strap hole ) USB access indicator light - HOLD switch = Mode (VOICE/MUSIC) switch q Battery cover w RELEASE (Release) button Identification of Parts Identification of Parts 4 5 6 7 8 3 ^ & * 1 2 ) ( - = w q % $ # 0 ! @ 9 Main unit Battery compartment
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9 1 1 Folder indicator 2 Battery indicator 3 Microphone sensitivity indicator 4 VCVA (Variable Control Voice Actuator) indicator 5 Stereo indicator 6 Memory remaining indicator (E/F bar) 7 Record mode indicator 8 Erase lock indicator 9 Total number of recorded files in the folder Identification of Parts Display (LCD Panel) VOICE mode display MUSIC mode display The display appears when recording. The display appears when indicating a file. 0 Current file number ! Character information display @ Folder name indicator # Title and artist name indicator $ Play position bar indicator % Current music file number ^ Total number of recorded music files in the folder & Character information display
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10 1 3 2 Inserting Battery 1Lightly press down on the arrow and slide the battery cover open. 2Insert size-AAA alkaline battery, observing the correct polarity. 3Close the battery cover completely. Replacing the Battery The battery indicator on the display changes as the battery loses power. ➜ ➜ When appears on the display, replace the battery as soon as possible. When the battery is too weak, the recorder shuts down and “Battery Low” appears on the display. AAA alkaline battery is recommended. .................................................................................................................................................... Notes • Be sure to stop the recorder before replacing the battery. Unloading the battery while the recorder is in use may corrupt the file. If you are recording into a file and the battery runs out, you will lose your currently recorded file because the file header will not be able to close. It is crucial to change the battery once you see only one hash mark in the battery indicator. • If it takes longer than 1 hour to replace the dead battery, you may have to reset the time when you load a fresh battery (☞ P.12). • Remove the battery if you are not going to use the recorder for an extended period of time. 1 Inserting Battery An optional Ni-MH rechargeable battery from Olympus can be used for the recorder (☞ P.84). Ni-MH Rechargeable Battery
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11 1 Power Supply When the recorder is not used, setting it to HOLD turns off the recorder, suppressing the consumption of the battery to a minimum. Even if the power is turned off, the existing data, settings of each mode, and clock setting will be maintained. To turn the power on, cancel the HOLD switch. Turning Off the Power Move the HOLD switch to the HOLD position while the recorder is not in operation. After “Hold” is displayed, flashing for 2 seconds, the display will turn off. Turning On the Power Release the HOLD switch of the recorder. Power Supply If the recorder is stopped/not used for over 5 minutes after it is turned on, it goes into standby (power-save) mode, and the display shuts off. To exit standby mode and turn on the display, press any button. Standby Mode and Display Shut Off
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12 1 If you set the date and time beforehand, the information when the file is recorded is automatically stored for each file. Setting the date and time beforehand enables easier file management. Setting Time/Date (Time&Date) Setting Time/Date (Time&Date) 1Press the 9 or 0 button to select the item to set. Select the item from “hour”, “minute”, “year” “month” and “day” with a flashing point. 2Press the + or – button to set. Follow the same steps by pressing the 9 or 0 button to select the next item, and press the + or – button to set. 3Press the OK button to complete the setup screen. The clock will start from the set date and time. Press the OK button according to the time signal. • You can choose between 12 and 24 hour display by pressing the FOLDER/INDEX button while setting the hour and minute. Example: 5:45 P.M. 5:45 PM ← → 17:45 (Initial setting) The hour indicator will flash automatically when you load a battery before using the recorder for the first time, or after the recorder hasn’t been used for a long time. Proceed from step 1. 1 2 3
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13 1 Setting Time/Date (Time&Date) Changing the Time/Date ..................................................................................................................................................... Note • If you press the OK button during the setup operation, the recorder will save the items that were set to that point.. 1Press the +or –button in the sub menu screen, and select the “Time&Date”. See ☞ P.38, 68, 75 regarding the sub menu. 2Press the OK or 9 button. The Time/Date screen appears. The hour indicator flashes, indicating the start of the Time/Date setup process. Follow the same steps starting at step 1 in “Setting Time/Date” (☞ P.12). 2 1 • You can choose the order of the year, month, day by pressing the FOLDER/INDEX button while setting them. Example: August 14, 2005 4Press the STOP button to close the menu. 4 8M 14D 2005Y (Initial setting) 2005Y 8M 14D 14D 8M 2005Y
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14 1 Switching Between the Voice Recorder and Music Player This device can be used as a voice recorder or as a music player. Switching Between the Voice Recorder and Music Player Using the mode switch, choose between VOICE and MUSIC option. VOICE: For recording or playing back voice files. MUSIC: For listening to music files. Set the mode switch to VOICE before operating the recorder. Set the mode switch to MUSIC before operating the recorder. Convenient features that can be used with both the Voice Recorder and Music Player. Meaning of icons in this manual
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15 2 Recording The recorder provides five folders, A, B, C, D and E, and each message recorded in a folder is saved as a Windows Media Audio (WMA) file. These five folders can be selectively used to distinguish the kind of recording; for example, Folder A might be used to store private information, while Folder B might be dedicated to holding business information. Up to 199 messages can be recorded per folder. Recording 2 When Using the Recorder as a Voice Recorder 1Press the FOLDER button to choose a folder. a Current folder b Current file number c Total number of recorded files in the folder 2Press the REC button to start recording. The record/play indicator light glows red. Turn the built-in stereo microphone in the direction to be recorded. The display changes depending on the recording mode (☞ P.20). d Current recording mode e Recording time f Memory remaining indicator (E/F bar) (The bar indicates remaining memory) g Level meter (varies according to the sound volume being recorded) 3Press the STOP button to stop recording. You can change the display patterns (☞ P.36). The displays indicated in this manual are default. Display in the stereo recording mode Display in the monaural recording mode 1 2 3
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16 2 Recording Notes • To ensure recording from the beginning, start speaking after you see the red record/play indicator light on. • A beep will sound when remaining recording time reaches 60 seconds, 30 seconds, and 10 seconds while recording. • When remaining recording time is less than 60 seconds, the record/play indicator light starts flashing in red. When the recording time is decreasing to 30 or 10 seconds, the light flashes faster. • “Memory Full” or “Folder Full” will be displayed when the memory or folder capacity is full. Delete any unnecessary files before recording any further (☞ P.70). Recording Pause Press the REC button while recording. ➥“Rec Pause” will flash on the display. • The recorder will time out after 1 hour when left in “Rec Pause”. Resume Recording Press the REC button again. ➥Recording will resume at the point of interruption.
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17 2 Recording Listening While Audio is Recorded (Recording Monitor) If you start recording after inserting the earphone into the EAR jack on the recorder, you can hear the sound being recorded. The sound volume on the recording monitor can be adjusted by pressing the VOL (+) or VOL (–) button. Connect the earphone to the EAR jack on the recorder ➥After recording is started, you can hear the sound being recorded through the earphone. If the earphone is connected, no sound will come from the speaker. .......................................................................................................... Notes • Recording level cannot be controlled using the volume button. • When using the earphones, do NOT set the volume too high. Listening at very high volume may lead to hearing loss. To EAR (earphone) jack
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18 2 Using the Variable Control VoiceActuator (VCVA) Using the Variable Control Voice Actuator (VCVA) 1Press and hold the OK button for 1 second or longer. The menu opens (☞ P.38, 74). 2Press the + or – button to choose “VCVA”. 3Press the OK or 9 button. The VCVA setup process begins. 4Press the +or –button to choose between “On” and “Off”. On: Will start recording in VCVA mode. Off: Will resume recording in normal mode. 5Press the OK or 0 button to complete the setup screen. 6Press the STOP or 0 button to close the menu. When “On” is selected, a VCVA indication will be displayed on the screen. a VCVA (Variable Control Voice Actuator) indicator When the microphone senses that sounds have reached a preset threshold volume level, the built-in Variable Control Voice Actuator (VCVA) starts recording automatically, and stops when the volume drops below the threshold level. The VCVA feature extends recording time and conserves memory by stopping recording during silent periods, which helps the playback to be more efficient. 1 3 2 6 4 5 6
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19 2 Using the Variable Control Voice Actuator (VCVA) 7 7Press the REC button to start recording. When the sound volume is lower than the preset threshold sound level, recording automatically stops after 1 sec approximately, and “Standby” flashes on the display. The record/play indicator light glows red when recording starts and flashes when recording pauses. Adjust the Start/Stop Actuation Level Press the 9 or 0 button to adjust the pause sound level during recording. The VCVA level can be set to any of 15 different values. The higher the value, the more sensitive the recorder to sounds. At the highest value, even the faintest sound will activate recording. The VCVA pause sound level can be adjusted according to the ambient (background) noise. a Level meter (varies according to the sound volume being recorded) b Start level (moves to the right/left according to the set level) ...................................................................................................................................................... Notes • The start/stop actuation level also varies depending on the selected microphone sensitivity mode (☞ P.21). • If the starting level is not adjusted within 2 seconds, the display will return to the previous. • If the surrounding noise is loud, the starting sensitivity of the VCVA can be adjusted according to the recording situation. • To ensure successful recordings, prior testing and adjustment of the start/stop actuation level is recommended. eActuator
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20 2 ...................................................................................................................................................... Notes • When a meeting and lecture is to be recorded clearly, set other than LP mode to record. • When the monaural microphone is inserted into the microphone jack in ST HQ mode, the sound will be recorded only in the L channel. Recording Modes (Rec Mode) Recording Modes (Rec Mode) 1Press and hold the OK button for 1 second or longer. “Rec Mode” will be displayed on the screen (☞ P.38, 74). 2Press the OK or 9 button. The recording mode setup process begins. 3Press the +or –button to choose from “ST HQ”, “HQ”, “SP” and “LP”. 4Press the OK or 0 button to complete the setup screen. 5Press the STOP or 0 button to close the menu. a Record mode indicator 1 2 3 5 5 4 The recording mode can be chosen from ST HQ (stereo high quality sound recording), HQ (high quality sound recording), SP (standard recording), and LP (long-term recording).
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21 2 ...................................................................................................................................................... Notes • When the speakers voice is to be recorded clearly, set to Dict (dictation) mode and move the built-in stereo microphone close to the speaker’s mouth (5 to 10 cm / 2 to 4 inches) and record. • If the ambient (background) noise is too loud to get a clear recording even in Dict (dictation) mode, we recommend that you use an ME12 single directional microphone (sold separately). Microphone Sensitivity (Mic Sense) Microphone Sensitivity (Mic Sense) 1Press and hold the OK button for 1 second or longer. The menu opens (☞ P.38,74). 2Press the +or –button to choose “Mic Sense”. 3Press the OK or 9 button. The microphone sensitivity setup process begins. 4Press the +or –button to choose between “Conf” and “Dict”. Conf: High-sensitivity mode that records sounds in all directions. Dict: Low-sensitivity mode suited for dictation. 5Press the OK or 0 button to complete the setup screen. 6Press the STOP or 0 button to close the menu. a Microphone sensitivity display Microphone sensitivity is adjustable to meet recording needs. 1 3 2 6 4 6 6 5
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22 2 The external microphone and other devices can be connected and the sound can be recorded. Connect as follows by the device to be used. Recording with External Microphone Connect the external microphone to the microphone jack of the recorder. When the external microphone is connected to the microphone jack of the recorder, the built-in microphone will not operate. Applicable External Microphones (optional) ● Noise-cancellation monaural microphone: ME12 (Dictation microphone) This microphone is used to record your own voice while minimizing surrounding noise and suits for voice recognition. ● Tie clip microphone: ME15 (monaural) Small concealing microphone with a tie-clip. ● Telephone pickup: TP7 (monaural) Earphone type microphone can be plugged into your ear while phoning. The voice or conversation over the phone can be clearly recorded. ● Stereo microphone: ME51S The high fidelity of the recording, which only stereo can perform. Furthermore, it gives clear sound quality with less noise. Stereo recording is possible only when it is set to ST HQ mode. Recording from External Microphone or Other Devices Recording from External Microphone or Other Devices To MIC (microphone) jack
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23 2 ...................................................................................................................................................... Notes • The input level cannot be adjusted on this recorder. When you connect the recorder to an external device, execute a test recording and adjust the output level of the external device. • A microphone with plug-in power, which receives the power supply from this recorder, can be used. • Please do not insert/remove the cord to/from the jack of this recorder while recording. • When the external stereo microphone is inserted while set in HQ, SP, and LP modes, it enables recording only with the L channel microphone. • When the monaural microphone is inserted into the microphone jack in ST HQ mode, the sound will be recorded only in the L channel. Recording from External Microphone or Other Devices Recording the Sound of This Recorder with Other Devices The sound of this recorder can be recorded to other devices when connected to the audio input terminal (microphone jack) of other devices and the earphone jack of this recorder, with the connecting cord (optional KA333) for dubbing. 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 microphone jack of the recorder with the connecting cord (optional KA333)(☞ P.84) for dubbing. ophone To audio output terminal of other devices To MIC (microphone) jack VOLUME EAR ME EAR To audio input terminal of other devices To EAR (earphone) jack
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24 2 1Press the FOLDER button to choose a folder. 2Press the 9 or 0 button to choose the file that you want to play. If you keep pressing the 9 or 0 button in stop mode, the recorder continuously skips to the beginnings of files. 3Press the PLAY button to start playback. The record/play indicator light glows green. a Play position bar indicator b Current playback time c Total recording time of the file being played 4Press the + or – button to select the proper sound volume. The display shows the volume level. You can choose between 0 and 30. d Volume level meter 5Press the STOP button at any point you want to stop the playback. Resume playback by pressing PLAY button again. You can change the display patterns (☞ P.36). The displays indicated in this manual are default. Playing Playing 3 1 2 4 5
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25 2 Playing Changing Playing Speed (Slow Playback/Fast Playback) Press the PLAY button once while playing a file. ➥You can change the playing speed. • As in normal playback, operations such as playback stop, file cueing, and index mark (☞ P.32) insertion are possible in slow playback and fast playback. • When the slow playback mode is selected, the “S.Play” appears and, for the fast playback mode, “F.Play” appears on the display while the recorder is playing back. • The recorder stops playing when you press the STOP button while playing back in the slow/fast mode, or when it reaches to the end of the file. If you press the STOP button once and start playback again, the recorder will play back files in normal speed as well. • During fast playback/slow playback, it will be played back in monaural even though the file was recorded in ST HQ mode. Forwarding and Rewinding Fast Forward Press and hold the 9 button while playing a file. ➥When you release the 9 button, the recorder will resume normal playback. • When the index mark is shown in the middle of a file, it will stop temporarily in the position of the index mark. • 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. Normal speed Fast Playback (+50%) Slow Playback (-25%)
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26 2 Playing Rewind Press and hold the 0 button while playing a file. ➥When you release the 0 button, the recorder will resume normal playback. • When the index mark is shown in the middle of a file, it will stop temporarily in the position of the index mark. • The recorder stops when it reaches the beginning of the file. Continue pressing the 0 button to proceed with the review from the end of the previous file. Locating the Beginning of the File Press the 9 button during playback, slow playback, or fast playback. ➥The next file is cued and playback starts at the original speed. Press the 0 button during playback, slow playback, or fast playback. ➥The file being played is cued and playback starts at the original speed.* Press the 0 button 2 times during playback, slow playback or fast playback. ➥The previous file is cued, and playback starts at the original speed.* • When the index mark is shown in the middle of a file, playback starts at the position of the index mark. * If the previous playback is set (☞ P.31), the recorder will playback in reverse skip for the set time. Playing
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27 2 Playing When Playing Back or Fast Forwarding to the End of the Last File When it reaches to the end of the last file, “End” will flash for 5 seconds, and stops at the starting position of the last file. While “End” is flashing, the following operation can be executed. • If you press the 0 button, the recorder will start playback in reverse skip returning to whichever closer, the starting position of the last file or the index mark. When the previous playback is set to “On”, it will be played in reverse skip only for the set time of the previous playback. • If you press and hold the 0 button, the recorder will start fast rewind from the end of the last file, and start playback from the point the button is released. • If you press the 9 button, the recorder will skip to the starting position of the head file and stop. • If you press and hold the 9 button, the recorder will skip to the starting position of the head file, and stop at the position the button is released. 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. EAR (earphone) jack
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28 2 Continuous Playback (All Play) Continuous Playback (All Play) 1Press the +or –button in the sub menu screen, and select the “All Play”. See ☞ P.38, 75 regarding the sub menu. 2Press the OK or 9 button. The continuous playback setup process begins. 3Press the +or –button to choose between “On” and “Off”. On: Continuous playback. Off: Returns to playback with stop between single files. 4Press the OK or 0 button to complete the setup screen. 5Press the STOP button to close the menu. This function allows you to listen to all your recordings of one folder in one go without any stop between the files. 2 1,3 5 4 ...................................................................................................................................................... Note • After playback of last file in the folder, “End” appears on the screen and playback stops automatically.
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29 2 Repeat Playback Repeat Playback 1Choose the file for Repeat Playback, and press the PLAY button. File playback begins. 2Press and hold the OK button for 1 second or longer. “ Start?” will flash on the display. 3Press the OK button briefly at the point you want to start Repeat Playback. “ End?” will flash on the display. Even while “ Start?” and “ End?” are flashing, changing the playback speed (☞ P.25), fast forward and rewind (☞P.25) can be executed the same as during normal playback, and it can be advanced quickly to the start or end position. When it reaches to the end of the file while “ End?” is flashing, the point will become the end position, and repeat playback will start. This function enables repeated playback of part of the file being played. 2 1 3
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30 2 Repeat Playback 4Press the OK button briefly again at the position you want repeat playback to end. The recorder repeatedly plays back the section between the start and the end positions until you cancel repeat playback. 4 Cancel the Continuous Playback Function Press the OK button. ➥Pressing the OK button will release repeat playback and continue playback. Press the STOP button. ➥Pressing the STOP button will release repeat playback and stop playback. Press the 9 button. ➥Pressing the 9 button will release repeat playback and fast forward and cue to the beginning of the next file. Press the 0 button. ➥Pressing the 0 button will release repeat playback and rewind and reverse to the beginning of the current file. The playback speed (☞ P.25) can be set during repeat playback as well as normal playback. If an index mark (☞ P.32) is inserted or deleted during repeat playback, repeat playback will be cancelled and return to the normal playback. Repeat Playback
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31 2 1Press the +or –button in the sub menu screen, and select the “Back Space”. See ☞ P.38, 75 regarding the sub menu. 2Press the OK or 9 button. The auto backspace review setup process begins. 3Press the +or –button to choose from “Off”, “1 Sec” and “2 Sec”. Off: Perform normal cueing. 1 Sec: Start playback from 1 second before. 2 Sec: Start playback from 2 seconds before. 4Press the OK or 0 button to complete the setup screen. 5Press the STOP button to close the menu. 6Press the 0 button while the file is being replayed. Playback starts at the set point of seconds before. Auto Backspace Review (Back Space) Auto Backspace Review (Back Space) ...................................................................................................................................................... Note • If “1 Sec” or “2 Sec” is set at the previous playback, and even though the 0 button is pressed, it does not reverse skip to the cue or the index mark position. Reverse skip is executed for only the set time (1 or 2 seconds). To ease the reviewing of a voice file you can set an auto backspace for either 1 or 2 seconds, so you will listen to the last phrase repeatedly. 2 1,3 6 5 4
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32 2 Index Marks Index Marks Setting an Index Mark 1Press the INDEX button during recording or playback to set an index mark. An index number appears on the display. Locating an Index Mark 2Hold the 9 or 0 button while playing a file. The recorder stops for 1 second when it reaches the index mark. Clearing an Index Mark 3Locate the index mark you want to clear. 4Press the ERASE button while the index number appears for approximately 2 seconds on the display. The index mark is erased. Index marks can be placed in a file during recording or playback to provide a quick and easy way of keeping track of important sections in the file. 2 1 4
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33 2 Notes • Up to 16 index marks can be set in a file. Attempting to set more index marks will cause “Index Full” to appear on the display. • Index marks cannot be set or cleared in a locked file (☞ P.34). • The index marks can only be placed in WMA files recorded with OLYMPUS recorder . • If the 0 button is pressed in the set status of “1 Sec” or “2 Sec” in the previous playback, it will reverse skip for only the set time. Index Marks
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34 2 Locking Files (Lock) 1Press the FOLDER button to choose a folder. 2Press the 9 or 0 button to choose the file you want to lock. 3Press and hold the OK button for 1 second or longer. The menu opens (☞ P.38,74). 4Press the +or –button to choose “Sub Menu”. 5Press the OK or 9 button. “Lock” will be displayed on the screen. 6Press the OK or 9 button. The file locking setup process begins. 7Press the +or –button to choose between “On” and “Off”. On: Locks the file and prevents it from being erased. Off: Unlocks the file and allows it to be erased. Locking a file keeps important data from being accidentally erased. Locked files are not erased when you choose to erase all files from a folder (☞ P.71). Locking Files (Lock) 1 2 3 5,6 4,7
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35 2 Locking Files (Lock) 9 8 8Press the OK or 0 button to complete the setup screen. 9Press the STOP button to close the menu. a Erase lock indicator
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36 2 LCD Display Information You can select an option for the display of the recorder. This helps review and confirm different recorder settings and file information. LCD Display Information While in Stop or Playback Mode 1 File length (Count up indicator) Indicates the length of the file and playback elapsed time with the bar and counting up. 2 File length (Count down indicator) Indicates the length of the file and the remaining playback time with the bar and counting down. 3 Time stamp Shows the time that the file was recorded. While in Stop Mode 1 Memory remaining (Remaining time indicator) Displays the remaining time available for recording with the numbers and remaining memory E/F bar. 2 Memory remaining (Remaining memory indicator) Displays the remaining memory available for recording with the numbers and remaining memory E/F bar. Press the OK button. Each time the OK button is pressed, the recorder will display 1 to 3 repeatedly. If there is no file, remaining recording time will be displayed. Press and hold the STOP button. While the STOP button is being pressed down, 1 and 2 will be alternately displayed every second and will return to the previous display when the STOP button is released.
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37 2 LCD Display Information While in Record Mode 1 Recording level meter (Count up indicator) Displays the audio input level with the meter at the bottom, remaining memory with the E / F bar and recording elapsed time with the counter. 2 Recording level meter (Count down indicator) Displays the audio input level with the meter at the bottom, remaining memory with the E / F bar and remaining recording time with the count down. Press the OK button. Each time the OK button is pressed, 1 and 2 will be alternately displayed. Display in the stereo recording mode Display in the monaural recording mode While in Recording in VCVA Mode 1 VCVA recording level meter (Count up indicator) Displays the audio input level and start level with the meter at the bottom, remaining memory with theE/Fbarandrecording elapsed time with the counter. (Displays in “Standby” if it has not reached to the VCVA start level). 2 VCVA recording level meter (Count down indicator) Displays the audio input level and start level with the meter at the bottom, remaining memory with theE/Fbarandremaining recording time with the count down. (Displays in “Standby” if it has not reached to the VCVA start level). Press the OK button. Each time the OK button is pressed, 1 and 2 will be alternately displayed. Display in the stereo recording mode Display in the monaural recording mode
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38 2 Rec Mode (☞P.20) Mic Sense (☞P.21) VCVA LP SP On Off (☞P.18) (☞P.75) Sub Menu HQ Conf Dict ST HQ L Back All Time Fo Co Bac B Menu List (VOICE Mode) Menu List (VOICE Mode) Menu .................................................................................................................................................... Notes • If you press either of the STOP, REC or PLAY button during the setting, the previously set items will be applied and enters into the stop mode. • The recorder will stop if you leave it idle for 3 minutes during a menu setup operation, when a selected item is not applied. Press and hold the OK button for 1 second or longer. Selection from ST HQ, HQ, SP and LP modes. Mic sense setting. Selection between Conf (high-sensitivity mode) and Dict (low-sensitivity mode). VCVA setting. Switch between On (enabled) and Off (disabled). : Press the + or – button. : Press the OK or 9 button. : Press the OK or 0 button. : Press the 0 button. : Press the OK button. : Press and hold the OK button for 1 second or longer. : Initial setting.
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39 2 (☞P.34) (☞P.31) (☞P.28) (☞P.79) (☞P.12) Lock Back Space All Play Time & Date Format (☞P.78) (☞P.77) (☞P.76) 06 Off On Off On Off 1Sec 2Sec Off On Cancel Start Off On Contrast Backlight Beep Menu List (VOICE Mode) Sub Menu Locking files setting. Selection between On (locked) and Off (unlocked). Back space setting. Selection from Off, 1 Sec and 2 Sec. Continuous playback setting. Selection between On (enabled) and Off (disabled). Time/Date setting. Recorder formatting. LCD contrast adjustment. Backlight setting. Selection between On (enabled) and Off (disabled). System sounds setting. Selection between On (enabled) and Off (disabled). In order of hour, minute, year, month and day. Adjust the level from 1 to 12.
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40 3 By being connected to a PC, the recorder enables you to do the following: • You can save (back-up) the files stored in the recorder on your PC. Also, you can transfer the files from your PC to the recorder. • Playback voice files on your PC. The voice file recorded by this recorder can be played on your PC using the Windows Media Player or the simplified playback software, DSS Player - Lite, which can be downloaded for free from the website of the Olympus. Using the DSS Player – Lite enables you to search the index marks that are marked on the voice files. Also, using the Windows Media Player, the stored WMA or MP3 files on your PC can be transferred and played back on this recorder. OLYMPUS homepage : http://www.olympus.com/ Precautions on Using the Recorder Connected to a PC Saving Files in Your PC ● When you are downloading a file from the recorder or uploading a file to the recorder, do not remove the USB connecter even if the screen is indicating you can. Data is still being transferred while the record/play indicator light and USB access indicator light are blinking in red. When removing the USB connecter, be sure to follow the description in ☞P.43. If the USB connecter is removed before the drive is stopped, data may not be successfully transferred. Saving Files in Your PC 3 Using the Recorder on Your PC ● On a PC, do not format the drive of the recorder. Initialization is not successfully achieved on a PC. For initialization, follow the instructions in the Sub Menu screen of the recorder (☞ P.79). ● Never make an operation such as deleting, moving or changing the name of this recorder’s 5 voice folders (DSS_FLDA to DSS_FLDE), music folders (Music) or management files in each folder using the file management tool such as “Explorer”. The order of files may be changed or files may become unrecognizable.
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41 3 ● Data can be written or uploaded to the recorder even though the attribute of the recorder drive is shown as read only by the operating system of the PC. ● As the noise may cause adverse effects on electronics devices nearby the recorder, unplug the external microphone and earphone when you connect the recorder to a PC. Saving Files in Your PC/Operating Environment PC: IBM PC/AT compatible PC Operating System: Microsoft Windows Me/ 2000 Professional/XP Professional, Home Edition USB port: One free port Others: Internet environment when accessing to the music information site. Operating Environment .......................................................................... Note • USB ports are not supported on PCs running Windows 95, 98 or that have been upgraded from Windows 95, 98 to any other OS.
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42 3 Connecting to Your PC Connecting to Your PC Connecting to Your PC 1Slide the HOLD switch to the hold side, turn the recorder off. The display will turn off. 2Detach the battery compartment pressing the RELEASE button of the rear side. 3Connect the recorder’s USB terminal to a PC USB port or USB hub. “Remote” is displayed on recorder if the USB is connected. Launch My computer, in the window, the recorder will appear as a removable disk. 4Transfer the audio files to your computer. The 5 folders of this recorder are displayed as “DSS_FLDA”, “DSS_FLDB”, “DSS_FLDC”, “DSS_FLDD” and “DSS_FLDE”, and the recorded voice files are saved in WMA format in these files. You can copy them to any folder on your computer. While transmitting data, “Busy” is displayed, and the record/play indicator light and USB access indicator light flashes red. If you double-click on the file, Windows Media Player will be launched and playback will start. ....................................................................................................................................................... Note • If you are using Windows 2000, Windows Media Player must be installed on the PC. 1 2 3
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43 3 Connecting to Your PC Disconnecting to Your PC 1Click the on the task bar located at the lower-right corner of the screen. Click [Safely Remove Hardware]. It will read [Stop USB Disk-Drive] for Windows Me. The drive letter will differ depending on the computer being used. 2When the safe to remove hardware window appears, click [OK]. 3Make sure that the display is turned off, disconnect the USB. ....................................................................................................................................................... Notes • NEVER disconnect the USB while the record/play indicator light and USB access indicator light are flashing in red. If you do so, the data may be destroyed. • Refer to the user's manual for your PC regarding the USB port or USB hub on your PC. • Be sure to push the USB connector all the way in. Otherwise, the recorder may not operate properly. • Use the supplied USB extension cable depending on situations. 1
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44 4 Using the Recorder as a Music Player/Using Windows Media Player Using the Recorder as a Music Player The recorder supports music files in WMA and MP3 formats, which can be transferred from the PC to the corresponding music folder of the recorder. Using Windows Media Player By using Windows Media Player, music files from music CDs can be converted (ripped) (☞ P.47) and music files that you have bought from any music distribution sites can be easily transferred to the recorder (☞ P.48). Copyright and Copyright Protection Feature (DRM) By the Copyright Act, any voice/music files and music CDs downloaded from the Internet without the copyright holder’s permission may not be reproduced, distributed, publicized/re-publicized on the Internet, or converted into WMA or MP3 files for the purpose of commercial business or sale. A WMA file may be provided with DRM (Digital Right Management) for copyright protection. DRM limits the file to copy or distribute music files that are converted (ripped) from a music CD or downloaded from music distribution services. To transfer a WMA file with DRM to the recorder, you need to use appropriate methods such as Windows Media Player. Copying the music files with DRM purchased from online music distribution service to a portable device such as this recorder may be restricted. ....................................................................................................................................................... Note • This recorder is compatible with Microsoft Corporation PD-DRM, but not with JANUS. 4 Using the Recorder as a Music Player Internet Music CD
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45 4 1 Features taskbar 2 Quick Access Pannel button 3 Seek slider 4 Rewind button 5 Play button 6 Stop button 7 Previous button 8 Next button 9 Mute button 0 Volume slider ! Shuffle/Repeat button @ Fast Forward button Window Names Window Names Windows Media Player 10 1 2 3 4 56 78 9 0 ! @
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46 4 Window Names 1 0 ! 2 3 45 67 8 9 1 Features taskbar 2 Seek slider 3 Rewind button 4 Play button 5 Stop button 6 Previous button 7 Next button 8 Mute button 9 Volume slider 0 Quick Access box ! Fast Forward button Window Names Windows Media Player 9
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47 4 Copying Music from CD Copying Music from CD 1Insert CD into the CD-ROM drive and start Windows Media Player. 2From the Features taskbar, click the [Rip] menu. For Windows Media Player 9 From the Features taskbar, click the [Copy from CD] menu. 3Click the [View Album Info]. If Internet connectivity is available, CD information is searched. 4Put a check mark on the music file that you want to copy. 5Click the [Rip Music]. For Windows Media Player 9 Click the [Copy Music]. Files copied to a PC are stored in WMA format. Music files copied are categorized by artist, album, genre, etc. and added to the play list. Windows Media Player 10 Windows Media Player 9 2 4 5 2 4 5 3 3
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48 4 Transferring Music File to the Recorder 1Connect the recorder to a PC and start Windows Media Player. 2From the Features taskbar, click the [Sync]. 3From the pull down menu on the left side window, select the play list to be transferred to the recorder and put the check marks on the music file that you want to transfer. The order of music pieces can be changed by Drag & Drop of the music file in the play list displayed. 4From the pull down menu on the right side window, select the drive corresponding to the recorder. The recorder is recognized as a Removable Disk. 5Click on the upper right corner and set the synchronization options. Click on the [Create folder hierarchy on device] to check.* The folder with artist name or album name is automatically created. This will make you find the file you want to listen to more easily. * If [Create folder hierarchy on device] is checked by default, click to uncheck the box once, and click it again to check. You can transfer the music files saved in your PC to this recorder. For how to copy the music files from the CD to your PC, see “Copying Music from CD” (☞ P.47). Windows Media Player 10 Transferring Music File to the Recorder 2 4 3 5 5 6
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49 4 rder 6Click the [Start Sync]. The file is transferred to the recorder. The music file transferred to the recorder is displayed in Item on Device. After transferring a language-learning file to the music folder, if you further transfer or copy the file to your desired voice folder (DSS_FLDA to DSS_FLDE) using a software like “Explorer”, you can use the functions such as partial repeat, fast playback, slow playback, and previous playback. Windows Media Player 9 1Connect the recorder to a PC and start Windows Media Player. 2From the Features taskbar, click the [Copy to CD or Device] menu. 3Select the play list to be transferred to the recorder and put the check marks on the music file that you want to transfer. The order of music pieces can be changed by Drag & Drop of the music file in the play list displayed. 4From Item on Device, select the drive corresponding to the recorder. The recorder is recognized as a removable disk. Transferring Music File to the Recorder 2 3 4
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50 4 Transferring Music File to the Recorder Transferring Music File to the Recorder 5Select the destination folder. To transfer to “Root” folder The empty column part of the item on the device (Root of the drive) is selected. To transfer to “Music” folder Select the “Music” folder. Creating the “Artist name” folder or “Album name” folder beforehand will make the file management easier (The folders can be created in up to 2 layers in the “Music” folder.) (☞ P.51). To transfer to the voice folder ....................................................................................................................................................... Notes • Copying the music files with DRM purchased online music distribution service to a portable device such as this recorder may be restricted. • Refer to the online help of Windows Media Player for details. • If the music files are transferred to the recorder until it reaches to the maximum memory, the message “Cannot make the system file. Connect to PC and delete unnecessary file” may appear on this recorder’s display. In such a case, erase the files to make free space (hundreds of KB to dozens of MB depending on the music file sizes) for the management file. (The more capacity for the management file will be necessary as the number of the music files increases.) 6Click the [Copy]. The file is transferred to the recorder. The music file transferred to the recorder is displayed in Item on the window. Select a folder from DSS_FLDA to DSS_FLDE. (Functions such as partial repeat, fast playback, slow playback and auto backspace review, available. They are useful for learning languages.) empty column part 6

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