Olympus LS10 Recorder: nice looking beast

by Lee Hopkins on January 28, 2008 · 4 comments

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Olympus LS10 RecorderThe 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.

Battery Life
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!

Accessories
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.

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Currently listening to: Adam & The Ants – Antmusic – Stand And Deliver

  • http://www.membershipmillionaire.com/blog/ Jen, writer MembershipMilliona

    Is it really easy to use? Just looking at all those buttons is making me uneasy. The only recorder I’m familiar with has only play, record, reverse, forward and eject on it. But I guess I’m a little stuck in time. This gadget is worth checking out if I really need to do more interviews.

  • http://www.membershipmillionaire.com/blog/ Jen, writer MembershipMillionaire.com

    Is it really easy to use? Just looking at all those buttons is making me uneasy. The only recorder I’m familiar with has only play, record, reverse, forward and eject on it. But I guess I’m a little stuck in time. This gadget is worth checking out if I really need to do more interviews.

  • http://www.chrisgavin.com/ chris gavin

    Looks great, but there might be a longish wait for this. Here in the UK, I contacted Olympus and they say it wont be available until ‘this summer’. Even vendors sites in the US don’t seem to actually have this to sell just yet.

  • http://www.chrisgavin.com chris gavin

    Looks great, but there might be a longish wait for this. Here in the UK, I contacted Olympus and they say it wont be available until ‘this summer’. Even vendors sites in the US don’t seem to actually have this to sell just yet.

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