The motley crew over at GearPlus (the site for aussie recording studio/live PA gear heads) have pointed me to the new offering from Olympus.
Says the sales blurb:
Straight out of the box, the intuitive and easy-to-use LS-10 delivers the high fidelity of a portable professional recording studio in an extremely light, go-anywhere body. No extra gear is required to record audio in uncompressed 24 bit/96 kHz Linear PCM format for digital stereo recordings true to the original performance. In addition to WAV, the LS-10 records and plays back in the common WMA and MP3 formats
The LS-10 can record with its internal microphone or by plugging in an external microphone. The LS-10′s value extends beyond the realm of music. Students will find it useful for recording lectures and journalists for recording high-quality interviews for broadcasts and podcasts.
The LS-10 can record 12 hours on two AA batteries, longer than many competing Linear PCM recorders and long enough for an all-day event.
Twelve hours — that’s pretty damn neat!
The LS-10 accessories include Steinberg CUBASE LE 4 Sound editing software with 48 sound tracks and variety of effects, a carrying case, USB cable, audio cable, wind screen, two AA batteries, a strap (plus instruction manual, warranty card, etc).
Optional accessories for the LS-10 include an infrared remote control, AC adaptor, conference microphones (ME30W), Carrying Bag, Tripod, Rechargeable Battery (Ni-MH) and Charger, a zoom microphone, and a headset.
As the GearPlus crew say,
Olympus join the fray with a slick little hand held recorder unit. Leigh Poddy will do his nuts over this one
Indeed I have — if anyone from Olympus wants to have it tested in real life podcasting applications, please let me know.
Currently listening to: Adam & The Ants – Antmusic – Stand And Deliver