Its the unique ability of the deposition/meeting recorder to pick up voices far away and close and make them sound equally great. The second main feature of the recorder is the 29 hours of battery life. Finally the last import feature is zoom microphone. Zoom microphone will let the microphones that are built into the recorder to pick up voice clearly 30 feet around the recorder. This is the least expensive Olympus digital recorder with the ability to use a AC power supply. See accessory tab to order separately. You can also use Micro SD Cards to record on this unit.
The LSPRO packs the advanced technology of the flagship LS series into a portable size. The LS-Pocket is the first recorder equipped with Bluetooth technology, using capable speakers or headphones, you can wirelessly play back recorded audio. The LS-Pocket makes high-resolution audio recording possible. Not only can you record musical performances both instrumental and choral, the compact size offers convenience and portability.
The LSPRO features a three microphone system that includes both directional and omnidirectional microphones to faithfully capture the depth and fullness of the sounds recorded. The stereo microphones are arranged at a 90° angle to produce a natural stereo experience, with an added central microphone to capture lower bass frequencies and deliver premium sound. This Tresmic combination provides a wide frequency response of 20 Hz to 20 kHz when the center microphone is on, and 60 Hz to 20 kHz when off.
To get the most out of specifications like frequency response and directional characteristics, design was focused on the microphone casing size and shape. The 90° outward-facing microphone units on the left and right achieve a stereo sound with a natural effect.
With a robust design, that exudes a strong, classy style, and a compact size that easily fits in your pocket, the LS-P2 is suitable for a wide range of situations, from outdoor activities to concerts, ensuring that you will never miss a sound.
The LS-P2 supports linear PCM recording up to 24 bits and sampling frequencies as high as 96 kHz – far surpassing the 16 bits of CD-quality audio. By selecting this bit rate and sampling frequency, users can make CDs of their own recordings.
The Manual Recording Level setting lets you fine-tune the recording level to match the volume of your sound source, maximizing the dynamic range for high quality audio recording. This is a particularly important function when recording music. The Limiter function is effective for keeping volume below a specific point when using the Manual setting. By checking the recording level meter on the LCD display and PEAK display indicator, you can fine-tune your recording level settings.
Using the latest technologies, zoom microphone unleashes the power of proximity in noisy environments or when recording from a distant position. The zoom microphone allows you to expand and contract the microphone range by adjusting the direction with the "+" and "-" buttons on the recorder.
The Intelligent Auto Mode function automatically adjusts the microphone sensitivity according to the input level. This function makes it easy for users by automatically adjusting the microphone sensitivity according to the volume of the speaker. Let Intelligent Auto Mode keep your recordings consistent, by not having speakers too quiet or too loud.
The LSPRO’s Normalization function raises the volume of recorded data to its highest limit without causing distortion. So, even when the recording level is low, it can still be raised to a decent level. Sometimes, when raising the recording level to capture quiet sounds, the resulting audio may become distorted, or when making adjustments to avoid this distortion, the recording may be too quiet. With the Normalization function, the volume is maximized while maintaining quality recording data during playback.
Simply transfer your music files to the Music folder to use the voice recorder as a music player. The LSPRO includes an Equalizer function with presets for popular music genres. Users can select from ‘Rock’, ‘Pop’ or ‘Jazz’, for ideal playback characteristics. To create custom settings, the ‘User’ option allows you to manually adjust frequencies and sound pressure levels.
Create meeting minutes efficiently with Voice Playback The Voice Playback function allows you to skip non-voice parts during playback, and only play the parts of the file where there is vocal content. Voice Playback saves time and improves efficiency during transcription.
The Voice Balancer function works during playback, the volume of recorded voices are adjusted to make dialogue easier to hear. This feature works great in combination with the Intelligent Auto Mode which is used to ensure recording quality. When voices are at different volume levels due to the distance and physical relationship to the recorder, the Voice Balancer automatically makes smaller voices louder, and ensures that louder voices stay below a given level, providing playback where everyone is audible. This comes in handy when recording sound sources from many positions, such as in a large meeting or conference. The voice filter function operates simultaneously, and reduces the prominent noise produced when amplifying small sounds. By eliminating the lower and higher frequencies during playback, recorded voice is further enhanced.
The noise cancellation function powerfully reduces unwanted ambient sounds such as air conditioner noise or projector fan noise to enable clear playback quality. This function is effective during playback.
The LSPRO is equipped with Bluetooth for wirelessly connecting to peripherals. This feature lets you enjoy wireless playback of recorded audio on compatible headphones and speakers. If you install the free OLYMPUS Audio Controller BT app on your smartphone, you can use it as a remote control for the recorder.
When choosing a recording device for meetings, there is a few things to consider. In court rooms where there is distance between you and the speaker, you can still achieve clear recordings thanks to the Olympus Audio Controller app for iOS or Android. Just set the recorder close to the speaker and use the available app to control your recorder from a distance. You can also start and stop the recording from a distance so you only capture the content you need.
Workflow management and ease of use is also very important when selecting meeting recording equipment. Recorded files and visual indexes linked to the files can be easily uploaded to Dropbox through your smartphone and accessed with a web browser and sent along with the audio file to a transcriptionist.
The meeting recorder uses a zoom microphone for recording, but there's also a mic input for connecting an external court reporter microphone. There's a headphone jack and a built-in speaker for listening back to recordings as well. This portable meeting voice recorder features sensitivity controls for the built-in zoom mic, which allow you to focus the microphone directly on the audio source - even from a distance - by increasing the sensitivity when the subject is further away.
The built-in USB connector can be easily deployed and stored using the slide lever. With this feature, you can connect directly to a computer without using a cable or software. Not only can you save and share your recordings, the LSPRO can also be recharged via USB.
AC Power Cable included for plug in power.
|Voice activated recording||VCVA/Voice Sync.|
|Internal microphone frequency range||20~20kHz(Center Mic ON) 60~20kHz(Center Mic OFF)|
|Stereo/Mono (Built-in microphone)||Stereo/Tresmic|
|44.1kHz/128kbps||Approx. 126 hrs|
|44.1kHz/64kbps (mono)||Approx. 253 hrs|
|External memory||microSD (Max.32GB)|
|PC connectivity||USB Direct|
|Playback speed control||3.5X - 0.5X|
|Forward skip||x (File skip, 10sec, 30sec, 1min, 5min, 10min)|
|Reverse skip||x (File skip, 1sec to 3sec, 5sec, 10sec, 30sec, 1min, 5min)|
|Recording & playback scene select||x（Only recording）|
|Index mark||x (Max. 99)|
|Simple mode (Selectable font size)|
|Power requirements||AAA alkaline battery x1, or AAA Ni-MH rechargeable battery x1|
|Battery life - Recording||Approx. 39hr.|
|Playback (Earphone)||Approx. 31hr.|
|Internal battery charge||x|
|Speaker /Maximum output||Built-in φ18mm round dynamic speaker/ 150mW|
|Microphone jack||φ3.5mm, impedance approx. 2ｋΩ|
|Earphone jack||φ3.5mm impedance 8Ω or more|
|Dimensions (HxWxD)||4.29 x 1.6 x 0.57|
|Weight (including batteries)||2.7|
Posted by Deborah Osborne Offical Court Reporter NCRA on 7th Mar 2016
This recorder is perfect for court reporter audio backup!
Posted by Court Reporter on 5th Jul 2015
I needed a display to show up in a dimly lit room and this is perfect. Sound quality and buttons to operate are excellent. I didn't use the enclosed software, was able to drag sound files on the windows media player window. Recorder is expensive, but if you are looking a display you can SEE as you record, this is a great device. It has many sophisticated features which I haven't had to time learn. Did the basics of recording, playing, naming files easily.
Posted by Sally on 3rd May 2014
So why did I spend $200 on this recorder? It was for the reason it had a rechargeable battery pack and came with a ac adapter. I am so tired of buying batteries. Martel knows exactly what court reporters need. I have had $50 recorders before and they break and I spend more in batteries over the years than the recorder 10 times over.