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Olympus LS 100 Digital Recorder


Price: $399.99
Item Number: olympus-ls-100
Manufacturer: Olympus

Presenting the Olympus LS-100 Multi-Track Linear PCM digital audio recorder. This compact portable audio recorder helps working musicians write music, create demos, rehearse, and capture live shows. It’s ridiculously easy to use and musicians will appreciate its many features including onboard tuner, metronome and lissajous function. Enjoy capturing every note of an ear-splitting live performance, having squeaky clean recording with the XLR inputs and because it’s designed to do it all. This Olympus digital recorder even features convenient multi-tracking capabilities.

Overview

BEST-IN-CLASS MICROPHONES.

Our most advanced microphones ever. Capture every note and nuance with 90-degree directional, stereo condenser microphones, supports up to 140 dBspl of sound pressure. You’ll have all the range you need to clearly record the loudest live performances with minimal clipping. Independent left and right recording levels help you maintain balance and make adjustments on the fly.

XLR INPUTS AND PHANTOM POWER SUPPLY.

Two XLR inputs let you connect guitars or other line-output sources directly using a ¼ inch RCA jack. Noise is balanced on both the positive and negative side of the input to achieve a true, clear signal. Provides 48V-24V of phantom power to run a microphone or other devices.

EIGHT CHANNEL MULTI-TRACK RECORDING.

Features two channel recording with eight channel playback. Run both left and right inputs into one track for deep, rich sound. Once tracks are recorded; edit, mix-down onboard, and even burn directly to a CD without a PC connection.

ONE DEVICE WITH MANY TOOLS.

Full of tools to help musicians work better. There’s a metronome and a tuner. It comes with 4 GBs of memory that’s expandable to 64 GBs. Choose between recording in linear PCM or MP3 format. A pre-recording buffer ensures you’ll never miss a second of a live performance. Instantly move files to your computer via a USB port.

LS-100 Features

24 BIT/ 96 KHZ LINEAR PCM RECORDING

Sound that’s even better than what you hear on a compact disc. Every nuance of every note and syllable is captured and played back with a rich and resonant quality.

90-DEGREE DIRECTIONAL, STEREO CONDENSER MICROPHONES

A frequency range of 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz captures low bass and high treble frequencies with exceptional clarity. Independent left and right recording levels help you maintain balance and make adjustments on the fly.

ARRAY OF FEATURES TO MINIMIZE NOISE.

Separate audio processor and systems circuitry to maintain a high signal-to-noise ratio. Eliminates cross-channel interference and enables clear signal transmission.

XLR/PHANTOM POWER SUPPLY

Designed with pro musicians in mind and comes with integrated XLR Phantom power supply and phone jack for external communications. The built-in instrumentation amplifier cuts slight noise and amplifies signals, allowing the use of lengthy cables.

EIGHT TRACKS

Multi-tracking and editing is a staple of professional recording, and is a technique where multiple separately-recorded sounds are mixed together to create a single stream of sound. On the LS-100, up to 999 tracks can be recorded in the fixed 44.1 kHz/16 bit format for CD writing, and up to eight tracks can be edited simultaneously.

PACKED WITH OTHER USEFUL MUST-HAVES.

Additional functions for music recording including; overdubbing, voice syncing, tuner and metronome.

LIVE RECORDER WITH PLENTY OF USES BEYOND MUSIC.

It’s ideal for podcasting. Journalists and foley artists will appreciate the clear sound. Use it to build soundscapes or capture ambient noise. Birding and nature enthusiasts can record wildlife with lifelike clarity.

VOICE GUIDANCE.

Voice feedback for actions lets the user operate the LS-100 without looking at the display.

VOICE ACTIVATION.

Voice Activation makes automatic starting and stopping of the recorder an extra benefit that saves time and energy.

LS-100 Specifications

Recording Format Linear PCM (WAV) /MP3 Internal memory 4GB
External memory Max. 64GB (Optional)
Frequency characteristics (Internal microphone) 20Hz~20kHz
MIC jack φ 3.5mm, impedance 10kΩ
LINE IN jack (MIC jack) φ 3.5mm, impedance 12.5kΩ
XLR/Phone jack impedance 10 kΩ
Phantom power supply 48V/24V
EAR jack φ 3.5mm, impedance 8 Ω or more
Maximum headphone output 10mW + 10W (at load of 16Ω)
Speaker Built-in ø 23 mm round dynamic speaker
Maximum speaker output 480mW (Speaker8Ω)
File editing function Yes (PCM/MP3)
Wireless remote control set (RS30W) Yes (Optional)
Voice activated recording Voice Sync
Play Sync recording Yes
Pre-recording function Yes
Multi Track function Yes
Over Dubbing function Yes
Metronome function Yes
Tuner function Yes
Lissajous function Yes
MP3 Convert function Yes
CD Write function Yes
Lowcut filter Yes (100Hz/300Hz)
Battery Lithium-ion rechargeable battery x1
Battery life (Rec) Approx. 12 hours 30 minutes (Lithium-ion battery)
External Power SupplyAC adapter A514 (Bundled)
Dimenstions 159.0 x 70.0 x 33.5mm 3.25” x 2.75” x 1.31”
Weight 280g 9.8 oz
Compatible OS (USB Connect)

Microsoft Windows XP/ Vista/7
Mac OS X 10.4.11~10.7