Re: Olympus DM7 digital voice recorder

Hamit Campos

Ah so the DM-7 was kinda like the 4. Well what did it sound like anyways Dain? The 4 was meh a DM. What evs. But again that's just Hamiht. That's just me wanting studio audio. Which stuff like the H5 and H6 indeed give you. Now the F stuff gets you right next door to super duper almost Sound Devices audio. Meh could have gotten the DM 4 but meh the sound does sound a little bit to mini me for my liking. You especially without the omni can hear it's little. I was tempted by the fact it can do FLAC. Cause I do need a FLAC player. I also skiped on it because of the whole XLR and phantum power thing. I wanted to use my Audio-Technica AT-8022 to it's full potential.

On 5/3/2019 3:01 PM, Dane Trethowan wrote:
You may think differently about the recorder than I do as everyone has their likes and dislikes.
I myself didn’t like the DM7 but that’s just me so fully explore the recorder when you get it so you can make up your own mind.
Only my opinion again, the best Olympus recorder available today I’ve played with is the LS-P4 which is indeed a very handy little recorder and does far more than one would expect from a recorder of this size.
No, the LS-P4 doesn’t have some of the facilities that the such as a built-in Screen Reader of sorts that the DM7 does but we are talking recorders after all.

On 4 May 2019, at 3:00 am, Andy via Groups.Io <meikle.aiden@...> wrote:

Hi Dane.

I'm sorry to hear what you say because I've previously owned the CL 10 and the CL 14, I think that was what they were called and I had simply thought that the DM7 would have been of the same calibre.

I've not even received it yet to have a go, and after what you have said, I may well sell it straight away for a reduced price.


Very best wishes.

----- Original Message ----- From: "Dane Trethowan" <grtdane@...>
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Sent: Friday, May 03, 2019 5:50 PM
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Olympus DM7 digital voice recorder

No problem with purchasing another recorder and you’re absolutely right, its not always convenient to use a Zoom H6, Zoom F8N etc to make that recording conveniently on the spur of the moment.
I’m sorry I can’t help you with your Olympus DM7.
I did have one of those machines but only for a very short of time as I absolutely hated it, the worst ever Olympus recorder I’ve seen apart from the LS-100.
The above is only my opinion and I’m in no doubt that there will be list members who will quite rightly tell me what a wonderful recorder the DM7 actually is but.. we.. the DM7 recorder is something I just didn’t warm to in the time I had it.

On 2 May 2019, at 5:58 pm, Andy via Groups.Io <meikle.aiden@...> wrote:

Hi all.

It's daft I know, what with being the proud owner of the Zoom H6 and F8n, but I purchased a second hand Olympus DM7 digital voice recorder.

Both Zooms are rather bulky for some recording items out of doors and I wanted something that I coould put in a pocket.

I've got the instructions booklet, which is of no help to me and I was wondering if perhaps Neal Ewars had covered this device.

Perhaps there is another list member who has an audio tutorial or as I said, anything from Neal.

I've tried the old faverate of "Accessible Youtube", but I could only find one file from Olympus themselfs, which are of little support also.

Please assist if you can my friends.

Very best wishes.


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