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Re: Huge leap forward for Apple TV

Dane Trethowan <grtdane@...>
 

I would never have owned at Atmos system either if my previous Denon AVR-2113 not died during a software update.

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> On Behalf Of Hamit Campos
Sent: Saturday, 23 February 2019 10:00 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Huge leap forward for Apple TV

Epic dude. I don't have an Atmos AVR. Mine is a 5.2 one. Yes you read that right. It's 5.2. You can hook up 2 subs.

On 2/22/2019 1:38 PM, Dane Trethowan wrote:
As yet I don't either however my Denon AVRX-3400H certainly supports this and its my goal to have one set up in my home shortly.


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> On Behalf Of Hamit
Campos
Sent: Saturday, 23 February 2019 4:50 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Huge leap forward for Apple TV

Yeah that's real epic! I was real pumped when they anounced that. Too bad I don't have an Atmos system though.

On 2/22/2019 11:55 AM, Dane Trethowan wrote:
After what I just read my mind is made up to buy the latest Apple TV ASAP.

The latest Apple TV Operating System now enables the support for
Dolby Atmos.











Re: Huge leap forward for Apple TV

Hamit Campos
 

Epic dude. I don't have an Atmos AVR. Mine is a 5.2 one. Yes you read that right. It's 5.2. You can hook up 2 subs.

On 2/22/2019 1:38 PM, Dane Trethowan wrote:
As yet I don't either however my Denon AVRX-3400H certainly supports this and its my goal to have one set up in my home shortly.


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> On Behalf Of Hamit Campos
Sent: Saturday, 23 February 2019 4:50 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Huge leap forward for Apple TV

Yeah that's real epic! I was real pumped when they anounced that. Too bad I don't have an Atmos system though.

On 2/22/2019 11:55 AM, Dane Trethowan wrote:
After what I just read my mind is made up to buy the latest Apple TV ASAP.

The latest Apple TV Operating System now enables the support for Dolby
Atmos.









Re: Huge leap forward for Apple TV

Dane Trethowan <grtdane@...>
 

As yet I don't either however my Denon AVRX-3400H certainly supports this and its my goal to have one set up in my home shortly.

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> On Behalf Of Hamit Campos
Sent: Saturday, 23 February 2019 4:50 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Huge leap forward for Apple TV

Yeah that's real epic! I was real pumped when they anounced that. Too bad I don't have an Atmos system though.

On 2/22/2019 11:55 AM, Dane Trethowan wrote:
After what I just read my mind is made up to buy the latest Apple TV ASAP.

The latest Apple TV Operating System now enables the support for Dolby
Atmos.






Re: New In Stock Talking Multimeter

Dane Trethowan <grtdane@...>
 

I beg the pardon of the list and don't know what I was thinking of when I
wrote that eMail.
Now for the interesting question.
On just examining the web page again I'm curious to know why a note has bee
added suggesting that this item is not suitable for Visually Impaired users?

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Olesen
Sent: Saturday, 23 February 2019 4:43 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] New In Stock Talking Multimeter

Hi Dane,
You didn't look good enough my friend.
It's only $ 40. Grin

Brian

-----Oprindelig meddelelse-----
Fra: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> På vegne af Dane Trethowan
Sendt: 22. februar 2019 18:26
Til: all-audio@groups.io
Emne: Re: [all-audio] New In Stock Talking Multimeter

Hi there and sorry for the late reply.
I've had a look at this meter and my own personal view is that $400 is one
hell of a lot to spend on something like this.
I bought a Bluetooth Multi Meter from an Australian supplier called Jaycar
Electronics and this does me well enough.
I use my Android phone along with the downloadable App which does a number
of things.
Firstly you can double-tap on the screen to have a voice readout or set this
to automatic mode, the App uses Google TTS Engine or whatever you have set
as a default TTS engine.
Second the App creates a log which you can upload to Dropbox or Google Drive
so you can keep track of the measurements you're making or add notes if
required.
The cost of this meter was $130 Australian.
A quick search on Amazon reveals quite a few Bluetooth Multi Meter tools
which may be useful or in fact be the same as the one I'm discussing here so
its up to the buyer I guess to do some testing and to return the unit if it
can't be used.
Thanks Frank for passing this information on to the list.


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> On Behalf Of frank cuta
Sent: Wednesday, 20 February 2019 7:14 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: [all-audio] New In Stock Talking Multimeter

I can't review this because I just learned about it but at $40 I am
certainly going to byte.
Frank

Subject: New In Stock Talking Multimeter



https://www.mpja.com/Talking-Digital-Multimeter/productinfo/35042+ME

Talking Digital Multi meter 35042 TE




Stock No: 35042 ME

Order directly from here or call

1-800-652-6733
There is a video you can listen to on this page.


Talking, High tech. 10 function, Backlit, 3-1/2" digit hand held meter with
1" LCD display.
True RMS/Average Measurement Selection
Includes 9V battery, test leads, instructions Fuse Overload protection.
CE listed; IEC 1010 Cat III-1000V Compliant
NOTES:
1: To Turn OFF Voice; Press and Hold (~3sec.) "TRUE/AVG" Button
2: To Read Frequency: Select 750VAC Range- Press"HOLD/SELECT"
3: To Turn on Backlight: Press & Hold (~3sec.) "HOLD/SELECT" Button
Backlight will turn off after ~10seconds
4: Meter is Auto Off will turn off after ~20min SPECIFICATIONS DC VOLTS &
CURRENT
Volts: .2,2,20,200,1000V
Accuracy: .5% + 3 Counts on 200mV-200V
.8% + 10 Counts 1000VDC
Current: 20uA, 2mA, 20mA, 200mA,10A
Accuracy: .8% + 10 Counts on 20ua & 2mA 2% + 30 Counts on 20mA-10A AC VOLTS
(RMS/AVG) Frequency Response: Sine/Triangle: 40Hz-1KHz Other Waveform:
40Hz-200Hz
Volts: .2,2,20,200,750V
Accuracy: .8% + 5 Counts on .2-200V
1.2% +10Counts on 750V
Current: 20mA, 200mA, 10A
Accuracy: 2% + 30 Counts
RESISTANCE
Ranges: 200,2K,20K,200K,2M,20M Ohms
Accuracy: .8% + 5 Counts on 200 ohm
.8% + 3 Counts on 2K-2M
1% + 25 Counts on 20M
CAPACITANCE
Ranges: 20nF, 200nF, 2uF, 20uF, 200uF, 2mF, 20mF
Accuracy: 3.5% + 20 Counts on 20nF-20uF
5% + 10 Counts on 200uF-20mf
OTHER FUNCTIONS
Frequency: (Select 750VAC Range- Press"Hold/Select" Button Diode Test:
~3-4VDC open circuit
hFE: ~1mA test current
NCV: "Near Field AC" Beep Rate High for near/Low for far
L: 7-1/4" W: 3-1/2 T: 1-7/8" WT: 1.2


Re: Huge leap forward for Apple TV

Hamit Campos
 

Yeah that's real epic! I was real pumped when they anounced that. Too bad I don't have an Atmos system though.

On 2/22/2019 11:55 AM, Dane Trethowan wrote:
After what I just read my mind is made up to buy the latest Apple TV ASAP.

The latest Apple TV Operating System now enables the support for Dolby
Atmos.




Re: New In Stock Talking Multimeter

Brian Olesen
 

Hi Dane,
You didn't look good enough my friend.
It's only $ 40. Grin

Brian

-----Oprindelig meddelelse-----
Fra: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> På vegne af Dane Trethowan
Sendt: 22. februar 2019 18:26
Til: all-audio@groups.io
Emne: Re: [all-audio] New In Stock Talking Multimeter

Hi there and sorry for the late reply.
I've had a look at this meter and my own personal view is that $400 is one
hell of a lot to spend on something like this.
I bought a Bluetooth Multi Meter from an Australian supplier called Jaycar
Electronics and this does me well enough.
I use my Android phone along with the downloadable App which does a number
of things.
Firstly you can double-tap on the screen to have a voice readout or set this
to automatic mode, the App uses Google TTS Engine or whatever you have set
as a default TTS engine.
Second the App creates a log which you can upload to Dropbox or Google Drive
so you can keep track of the measurements you're making or add notes if
required.
The cost of this meter was $130 Australian.
A quick search on Amazon reveals quite a few Bluetooth Multi Meter tools
which may be useful or in fact be the same as the one I'm discussing here so
its up to the buyer I guess to do some testing and to return the unit if it
can't be used.
Thanks Frank for passing this information on to the list.

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> On Behalf Of frank cuta
Sent: Wednesday, 20 February 2019 7:14 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: [all-audio] New In Stock Talking Multimeter

I can't review this because I just learned about it but at $40 I am
certainly going to byte.
Frank

Subject: New In Stock Talking Multimeter



https://www.mpja.com/Talking-Digital-Multimeter/productinfo/35042+ME

Talking Digital Multi meter 35042 TE




Stock No: 35042 ME

Order directly from here or call

1-800-652-6733
There is a video you can listen to on this page.


Talking, High tech. 10 function, Backlit, 3-1/2" digit hand held meter with
1" LCD display.
True RMS/Average Measurement Selection
Includes 9V battery, test leads, instructions Fuse Overload protection.
CE listed; IEC 1010 Cat III-1000V Compliant
NOTES:
1: To Turn OFF Voice; Press and Hold (~3sec.) "TRUE/AVG" Button
2: To Read Frequency: Select 750VAC Range- Press"HOLD/SELECT"
3: To Turn on Backlight: Press & Hold (~3sec.) "HOLD/SELECT" Button
Backlight will turn off after ~10seconds
4: Meter is Auto Off will turn off after ~20min SPECIFICATIONS DC VOLTS &
CURRENT
Volts: .2,2,20,200,1000V
Accuracy: .5% + 3 Counts on 200mV-200V
.8% + 10 Counts 1000VDC
Current: 20uA, 2mA, 20mA, 200mA,10A
Accuracy: .8% + 10 Counts on 20ua & 2mA 2% + 30 Counts on 20mA-10A AC VOLTS
(RMS/AVG) Frequency Response: Sine/Triangle: 40Hz-1KHz Other Waveform:
40Hz-200Hz
Volts: .2,2,20,200,750V
Accuracy: .8% + 5 Counts on .2-200V
1.2% +10Counts on 750V
Current: 20mA, 200mA, 10A
Accuracy: 2% + 30 Counts
RESISTANCE
Ranges: 200,2K,20K,200K,2M,20M Ohms
Accuracy: .8% + 5 Counts on 200 ohm
.8% + 3 Counts on 2K-2M
1% + 25 Counts on 20M
CAPACITANCE
Ranges: 20nF, 200nF, 2uF, 20uF, 200uF, 2mF, 20mF
Accuracy: 3.5% + 20 Counts on 20nF-20uF
5% + 10 Counts on 200uF-20mf
OTHER FUNCTIONS
Frequency: (Select 750VAC Range- Press"Hold/Select" Button Diode Test:
~3-4VDC open circuit
hFE: ~1mA test current
NCV: "Near Field AC" Beep Rate High for near/Low for far
L: 7-1/4" W: 3-1/2 T: 1-7/8" WT: 1.2


Radio: AM Portables Mega Shootout

Dane Trethowan <grtdane@...>
 

Hi,

This was released Yesterday and as always makes for good reading
particularly for those who like me are interested in DX Listening on the AM
broadcast band.

https://radiojayallen.com/am-portables-mega-shootout-2019-update/


Re: New In Stock Talking Multimeter

Dane Trethowan <grtdane@...>
 

Hi there and sorry for the late reply.
I've had a look at this meter and my own personal view is that $400 is one
hell of a lot to spend on something like this.
I bought a Bluetooth Multi Meter from an Australian supplier called Jaycar
Electronics and this does me well enough.
I use my Android phone along with the downloadable App which does a number
of things.
Firstly you can double-tap on the screen to have a voice readout or set this
to automatic mode, the App uses Google TTS Engine or whatever you have set
as a default TTS engine.
Second the App creates a log which you can upload to Dropbox or Google Drive
so you can keep track of the measurements you're making or add notes if
required.
The cost of this meter was $130 Australian.
A quick search on Amazon reveals quite a few Bluetooth Multi Meter tools
which may be useful or in fact be the same as the one I'm discussing here so
its up to the buyer I guess to do some testing and to return the unit if it
can't be used.
Thanks Frank for passing this information on to the list.

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> On Behalf Of frank cuta
Sent: Wednesday, 20 February 2019 7:14 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: [all-audio] New In Stock Talking Multimeter

I can't review this because I just learned about it but at $40 I am
certainly going to byte.
Frank

Subject: New In Stock Talking Multimeter



https://www.mpja.com/Talking-Digital-Multimeter/productinfo/35042+ME

Talking Digital Multi meter 35042 TE




Stock No: 35042 ME

Order directly from here or call

1-800-652-6733
There is a video you can listen to on this page.


Talking, High tech. 10 function, Backlit, 3-1/2" digit hand held meter with
1" LCD display.
True RMS/Average Measurement Selection
Includes 9V battery, test leads, instructions Fuse Overload protection.
CE listed; IEC 1010 Cat III-1000V Compliant
NOTES:
1: To Turn OFF Voice; Press and Hold (~3sec.) "TRUE/AVG" Button
2: To Read Frequency: Select 750VAC Range- Press"HOLD/SELECT"
3: To Turn on Backlight: Press & Hold (~3sec.) "HOLD/SELECT" Button
Backlight will turn off after ~10seconds
4: Meter is Auto Off will turn off after ~20min SPECIFICATIONS DC VOLTS &
CURRENT
Volts: .2,2,20,200,1000V
Accuracy: .5% + 3 Counts on 200mV-200V
.8% + 10 Counts 1000VDC
Current: 20uA, 2mA, 20mA, 200mA,10A
Accuracy: .8% + 10 Counts on 20ua & 2mA 2% + 30 Counts on 20mA-10A AC VOLTS
(RMS/AVG) Frequency Response: Sine/Triangle: 40Hz-1KHz Other Waveform:
40Hz-200Hz
Volts: .2,2,20,200,750V
Accuracy: .8% + 5 Counts on .2-200V
1.2% +10Counts on 750V
Current: 20mA, 200mA, 10A
Accuracy: 2% + 30 Counts
RESISTANCE
Ranges: 200,2K,20K,200K,2M,20M Ohms
Accuracy: .8% + 5 Counts on 200 ohm
.8% + 3 Counts on 2K-2M
1% + 25 Counts on 20M
CAPACITANCE
Ranges: 20nF, 200nF, 2uF, 20uF, 200uF, 2mF, 20mF
Accuracy: 3.5% + 20 Counts on 20nF-20uF
5% + 10 Counts on 200uF-20mf
OTHER FUNCTIONS
Frequency: (Select 750VAC Range- Press"Hold/Select" Button Diode Test:
~3-4VDC open circuit
hFE: ~1mA test current
NCV: "Near Field AC" Beep Rate High for near/Low for far
L: 7-1/4" W: 3-1/2 T: 1-7/8" WT: 1.2


Huge leap forward for Apple TV

Dane Trethowan <grtdane@...>
 

After what I just read my mind is made up to buy the latest Apple TV ASAP.

The latest Apple TV Operating System now enables the support for Dolby
Atmos.


Re: Sound Forge Audio Cleaning Lab

tim cumings
 

hi, Dane.
Does this new sound Forge program have the same noise reduction capabilities as the old program?

On Feb 21, 2019, at 11:24 AM, Dane Trethowan <grtdane@...> wrote:

Yep you’re understanding me correctly regarding the Interface of Sound Forge Audio Cleaning Lab and for $59 I think it a worthwhile investment just just from looking at what’s on offer with this software through the menu system and keyboard shortcuts.
Regarding the capturing of audio? Well it just makes common sense to me to use an external device these days given that they’re so reliable and so cheap to buy, you even get better results than you would through a lot of Sound Cards which would cost as much if not more than the recorder itself.


On 22 Feb 2019, at 3:20 am, Steve Jacobson <steve.jacobson@...> wrote:

Dane,

My approach has been the same with capturing audio, use an external device.
If I am understanding you correctly, you are saying that the interface is
useable. Like you, there are aspects I don't expect to be accessible, but
for the price I think I will try it as well. Thank you.

Best regards,

Steve Jacobson

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> On Behalf Of Dane Trethowan
Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2019 9:37 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Sound Forge Audio Cleaning Lab

I used Sound Forge to capture audio once upon a not so long ago but gave up
for much the same reason as you have mentioned.
I never regarded Sound Forge as a good audio capturing tool but that was
then and this is now.
Sound Forge Audio Cleaning Lab can capture audio if that's what you prefer
to do or that's the only means you have of getting audio onto your computer.
Thankfully I can and will avoid all that by recording the audio on one of my
recorders and then transferring it to the computer where upon I can load the
audio grack into Sound Forge Audio Cleaning Lab and work from there
hopefully.
The layout of the App looks at a glance quite intuitive though some hands-on
experience will let me know for sure.
Sound Forge Audio Cleaning Lab has a menu system and shortcuts to boot.
I don't expect to be able to analyse or edit the spectrum though <smile>.


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> On Behalf Of Steve Jacobson
Sent: Friday, 22 February 2019 1:26 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Sound Forge Audio Cleaning Lab

Dane,

I would be very interested in how you find this app. I use Sound Forge and
was also considering trying this out since the price is fairly low. Mostly,
I am curious if we are able to use if reasonably well, and I'm also curious
to hear how its audio capture feature works. I have been stung in the past
capturing audio on a computer only to find later that some process caused me
to miss little bits of audio, and have tended not to capture audio on my
computer that I couldn't listen to from end to end. I know, it was probably
just me. <smile> Still, much of what this software does is subjective to
some degree, so a quick description of the interface even before you get
into the guts of it all would be very much appreciated.

Best regards,

Steve Jacobson

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> On Behalf Of Dane Trethowan
Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2019 5:44 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: [all-audio] Sound Forge Audio Cleaning Lab

Hi,

Magix are offering this for $59 for a limited time so - at that price - I
thought I'd buy this App to see what I could make of it.

I have some vinyl here which I'll sample with the Zoom F8N and then transfer
to the computer to see what I can manage - if anything - with the App.

The Audio Cleaning Lab is a separate application to the actual Sound Forge
and is supposed to be a new 64-bit offering from Magix.






















Re: Sound Forge Audio Cleaning Lab

Dane Trethowan <grtdane@...>
 

Yep you’re understanding me correctly regarding the Interface of Sound Forge Audio Cleaning Lab and for $59 I think it a worthwhile investment just just from looking at what’s on offer with this software through the menu system and keyboard shortcuts.
Regarding the capturing of audio? Well it just makes common sense to me to use an external device these days given that they’re so reliable and so cheap to buy, you even get better results than you would through a lot of Sound Cards which would cost as much if not more than the recorder itself.

On 22 Feb 2019, at 3:20 am, Steve Jacobson <steve.jacobson@...> wrote:

Dane,

My approach has been the same with capturing audio, use an external device.
If I am understanding you correctly, you are saying that the interface is
useable. Like you, there are aspects I don't expect to be accessible, but
for the price I think I will try it as well. Thank you.

Best regards,

Steve Jacobson

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> On Behalf Of Dane Trethowan
Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2019 9:37 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Sound Forge Audio Cleaning Lab

I used Sound Forge to capture audio once upon a not so long ago but gave up
for much the same reason as you have mentioned.
I never regarded Sound Forge as a good audio capturing tool but that was
then and this is now.
Sound Forge Audio Cleaning Lab can capture audio if that's what you prefer
to do or that's the only means you have of getting audio onto your computer.
Thankfully I can and will avoid all that by recording the audio on one of my
recorders and then transferring it to the computer where upon I can load the
audio grack into Sound Forge Audio Cleaning Lab and work from there
hopefully.
The layout of the App looks at a glance quite intuitive though some hands-on
experience will let me know for sure.
Sound Forge Audio Cleaning Lab has a menu system and shortcuts to boot.
I don't expect to be able to analyse or edit the spectrum though <smile>.


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> On Behalf Of Steve Jacobson
Sent: Friday, 22 February 2019 1:26 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Sound Forge Audio Cleaning Lab

Dane,

I would be very interested in how you find this app. I use Sound Forge and
was also considering trying this out since the price is fairly low. Mostly,
I am curious if we are able to use if reasonably well, and I'm also curious
to hear how its audio capture feature works. I have been stung in the past
capturing audio on a computer only to find later that some process caused me
to miss little bits of audio, and have tended not to capture audio on my
computer that I couldn't listen to from end to end. I know, it was probably
just me. <smile> Still, much of what this software does is subjective to
some degree, so a quick description of the interface even before you get
into the guts of it all would be very much appreciated.

Best regards,

Steve Jacobson

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> On Behalf Of Dane Trethowan
Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2019 5:44 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: [all-audio] Sound Forge Audio Cleaning Lab

Hi,

Magix are offering this for $59 for a limited time so - at that price - I
thought I'd buy this App to see what I could make of it.

I have some vinyl here which I'll sample with the Zoom F8N and then transfer
to the computer to see what I can manage - if anything - with the App.

The Audio Cleaning Lab is a separate application to the actual Sound Forge
and is supposed to be a new 64-bit offering from Magix.




















Re: Sound Forge Audio Cleaning Lab

Steve Jacobson
 

Dane,

My approach has been the same with capturing audio, use an external device.
If I am understanding you correctly, you are saying that the interface is
useable. Like you, there are aspects I don't expect to be accessible, but
for the price I think I will try it as well. Thank you.

Best regards,

Steve Jacobson

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> On Behalf Of Dane Trethowan
Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2019 9:37 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Sound Forge Audio Cleaning Lab

I used Sound Forge to capture audio once upon a not so long ago but gave up
for much the same reason as you have mentioned.
I never regarded Sound Forge as a good audio capturing tool but that was
then and this is now.
Sound Forge Audio Cleaning Lab can capture audio if that's what you prefer
to do or that's the only means you have of getting audio onto your computer.
Thankfully I can and will avoid all that by recording the audio on one of my
recorders and then transferring it to the computer where upon I can load the
audio grack into Sound Forge Audio Cleaning Lab and work from there
hopefully.
The layout of the App looks at a glance quite intuitive though some hands-on
experience will let me know for sure.
Sound Forge Audio Cleaning Lab has a menu system and shortcuts to boot.
I don't expect to be able to analyse or edit the spectrum though <smile>.


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> On Behalf Of Steve Jacobson
Sent: Friday, 22 February 2019 1:26 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Sound Forge Audio Cleaning Lab

Dane,

I would be very interested in how you find this app. I use Sound Forge and
was also considering trying this out since the price is fairly low. Mostly,
I am curious if we are able to use if reasonably well, and I'm also curious
to hear how its audio capture feature works. I have been stung in the past
capturing audio on a computer only to find later that some process caused me
to miss little bits of audio, and have tended not to capture audio on my
computer that I couldn't listen to from end to end. I know, it was probably
just me. <smile> Still, much of what this software does is subjective to
some degree, so a quick description of the interface even before you get
into the guts of it all would be very much appreciated.

Best regards,

Steve Jacobson

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> On Behalf Of Dane Trethowan
Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2019 5:44 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: [all-audio] Sound Forge Audio Cleaning Lab

Hi,

Magix are offering this for $59 for a limited time so - at that price - I
thought I'd buy this App to see what I could make of it.

I have some vinyl here which I'll sample with the Zoom F8N and then transfer
to the computer to see what I can manage - if anything - with the App.

The Audio Cleaning Lab is a separate application to the actual Sound Forge
and is supposed to be a new 64-bit offering from Magix.


Re: Sound Forge Audio Cleaning Lab

Dane Trethowan <grtdane@...>
 

I used Sound Forge to capture audio once upon a not so long ago but gave up
for much the same reason as you have mentioned.
I never regarded Sound Forge as a good audio capturing tool but that was
then and this is now.
Sound Forge Audio Cleaning Lab can capture audio if that's what you prefer
to do or that's the only means you have of getting audio onto your computer.
Thankfully I can and will avoid all that by recording the audio on one of my
recorders and then transferring it to the computer where upon I can load the
audio grack into Sound Forge Audio Cleaning Lab and work from there
hopefully.
The layout of the App looks at a glance quite intuitive though some hands-on
experience will let me know for sure.
Sound Forge Audio Cleaning Lab has a menu system and shortcuts to boot.
I don't expect to be able to analyse or edit the spectrum though <smile>.

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> On Behalf Of Steve Jacobson
Sent: Friday, 22 February 2019 1:26 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Sound Forge Audio Cleaning Lab

Dane,

I would be very interested in how you find this app. I use Sound Forge and
was also considering trying this out since the price is fairly low. Mostly,
I am curious if we are able to use if reasonably well, and I'm also curious
to hear how its audio capture feature works. I have been stung in the past
capturing audio on a computer only to find later that some process caused me
to miss little bits of audio, and have tended not to capture audio on my
computer that I couldn't listen to from end to end. I know, it was probably
just me. <smile> Still, much of what this software does is subjective to
some degree, so a quick description of the interface even before you get
into the guts of it all would be very much appreciated.

Best regards,

Steve Jacobson

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> On Behalf Of Dane Trethowan
Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2019 5:44 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: [all-audio] Sound Forge Audio Cleaning Lab

Hi,

Magix are offering this for $59 for a limited time so - at that price - I
thought I'd buy this App to see what I could make of it.

I have some vinyl here which I'll sample with the Zoom F8N and then transfer
to the computer to see what I can manage - if anything - with the App.

The Audio Cleaning Lab is a separate application to the actual Sound Forge
and is supposed to be a new 64-bit offering from Magix.


Re: Sound Forge Audio Cleaning Lab

Steve Jacobson
 

Dane,

I would be very interested in how you find this app. I use Sound Forge and
was also considering trying this out since the price is fairly low. Mostly,
I am curious if we are able to use if reasonably well, and I'm also curious
to hear how its audio capture feature works. I have been stung in the past
capturing audio on a computer only to find later that some process caused me
to miss little bits of audio, and have tended not to capture audio on my
computer that I couldn't listen to from end to end. I know, it was probably
just me. <smile> Still, much of what this software does is subjective to
some degree, so a quick description of the interface even before you get
into the guts of it all would be very much appreciated.

Best regards,

Steve Jacobson

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> On Behalf Of Dane Trethowan
Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2019 5:44 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: [all-audio] Sound Forge Audio Cleaning Lab

Hi,

Magix are offering this for $59 for a limited time so - at that price - I
thought I'd buy this App to see what I could make of it.

I have some vinyl here which I'll sample with the Zoom F8N and then transfer
to the computer to see what I can manage - if anything - with the App.

The Audio Cleaning Lab is a separate application to the actual Sound Forge
and is supposed to be a new 64-bit offering from Magix.


Sound Forge Audio Cleaning Lab

Dane Trethowan <grtdane@...>
 

Hi,

Magix are offering this for $59 for a limited time so - at that price - I
thought I'd buy this App to see what I could make of it.

I have some vinyl here which I'll sample with the Zoom F8N and then transfer
to the computer to see what I can manage - if anything - with the App.

The Audio Cleaning Lab is a separate application to the actual Sound Forge
and is supposed to be a new 64-bit offering from Magix.


Re: playlist maker

Barry Chapman
 

Hi Tim,

Create a batch file in Notepad or another text editor. You could call it
playlist.bat

If, for example, you want the playlist to include all MP3 files on your C:
drive, type or copy the following to the file.

dir/s/b "c:\*.mp3">c:\playlist.m3u

When you run the batch file, which you can do by locating it with Windows
Explorer and pressing enter on it, the paths and filenames of all MP3 files
on your C: drive will be written to c:\playlist.m3u. You can then open
playlist.m3u in your preferred media player.

If you wish to add, delete or re-order files, you can do this in Notepad or
another text editor.

Say then you only wanted MP3 files on your C: drive in the folders Pop Music
and Country Music including sub-folders, you could modify the code as
follows:

dir/s/b "c:\Pop Music\*.mp3">c:\playlist.m3u
dir/s/b "c:\Country Music\*.mp3">>c:\playlist.m3u

Note that the second line has two greater than signs so that it is appended
to the file rather than over-writing it.

I hope this helps.

Thanks,
Barry Chapman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tim
Grady
Sent: Thursday, 21 February 2019 2:10 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] playlist maker

Thanks. It has been so long since I did that I forgot how. Could you
remind me, barry?
Alternatively, you can use the dir command line function in Windows to
create a list of files which you can save to a .m3u file.


Re: Over-The-Ear Headphones

Andy
 

Hi Steve.

Sports Headphones eh? I can understand that because they were very light and very strong and the band up from your colour acted like a sort of spring, pressing the earpads gently onto your ears plus they had the hook like features that would make them very safe for Jogging or even running.

Very best wishes.

Andy.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Steve Jacobson" <steve.jacobson@...>
To: <all-audio@groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 2:09 PM
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Over-The-Ear Headphones


Andy,

The headphones I am looking for do not have a band at all. They depend on hooks that go over the top of each ear. The reason I liked that aspect is that they are a good deal more portable, no folding or hinges to break. However, I will let you know if I find anything like that. I think I've seen some with a band that goes across the back of the neck, though. They are usually described as sports headphones as I recall.

Best regards,

Steve Jacobson

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> On Behalf Of Andy via Groups.Io
Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 4:36 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Over-The-Ear Headphones

Hi Steve.

I used to have a lovely set of headphones as you described. They had a hard
plastic band that ran behind my head from ear to ear. I'd love another set
as I can also where my Scotland cap.

I always wanted to know what they were called, so perhaps I'll look at the -
pardon the spelling - Zenhieser site for "over the head headphones".

If you find a nice pair, could you please advise me of them please.

Very best wishes.

Andy Logue.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Steve Jacobson" <steve.jacobson@...>
To: <all-audio@groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 2:43 AM
Subject: [all-audio] Over-The-Ear Headphones


Hi,

I used to have some Sony over-the-ear headphones that did not have a
headband but had long hooks that went over the top of each ear to hold them
in place. These were flat headphones that covered the ear but did not
extend into the ear. The headphones in question were discontinued several
years ago, but I wondered if anyone on this list has found something similar
that one might be able to buy today.

Best regards,

Steve Jacobson


Re: Olympus LS-14 Recorder

Hamit Campos
 

Oh yeah agreed. I mean if that Holywood sound goes indy vid of the Zoom F4 the little sister of the F8 origenal is anything to go buy dam dude these things are pretty near dam Sound Devices quality sounding. Can't tell how close though as I've not heard an NT1-A on them. Speaking of Sound-Devices, they now have their Mix Pre recorders too. So yeah. Once I was reflecting on the fact that woe now for the price of the Plextalk PTR2 you can get something that yes doesn't talk like the PTR2 but it has 8 XLRs and 2 more with the Zoom EX H6 snap off peace. Wow dude for $900 you can record in 9.1 surround sound. Yeah the LS-100 was the same price of the H6. But again the H6 can give you up to 5.1 surround sound. Sure the 100 could multi track. But like you once said what's the point with only 2 XLRs? In my case it came down as I've said meh maybe 3 times before to accessibility or multi channal. So with the advent of Aira and Be My Eyes I chose multi channal 5.1 surround. Now I guess I just have to learn Reaper and see how you do 5.1 or 6 channal audio with it if it even does.

On 2/20/2019 12:03 PM, Dane Trethowan wrote:
Olympus are certainly known for their Dictation offerings and not their professional recording offerings and let's face it, the Olympus LS-100 - despite of its many shortcomings in my view - is aimed at the professional market.
Whether Olympus can hold their own against the Zoom H6 for example in this market? It’s a tall order for Olympus given that the Zoom H6 - whilst capable of so much more - is at a similar price to the Olympus LS-100.
Having said all that we have to acknowledge that it wasn't all that long ago when Zoom was a completely unheard of name in the world of professional audio recorders.
Now Zoom have set a whole heap of benchmarks that the so-called professional brands such as Tascam and Roland can only dream of.
If you listen to many of the reviews of the Zoom F8N for example you'll note how inthusiastic the reviewers are about the recorders and its not just the feature set they're raving about but the price of one of these recorders means that you don't have to robb a bank to purchase something that makes damn nice audio recordings and has the flexibility for all sorts of recording situations whether you be a film maker, recording your company meeting, recording Podcasts or just singing along to your Casio Piano and Yamaha Keyboard as I've done - the neighbours ran away when they heard it too <smile> -.
Seriously though, I don't yet have a keyboard amp but its one of the items on my "To Purchase" list, at the moment I use headphones.


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> On Behalf Of Hamit Campos
Sent: Thursday, 21 February 2019 3:32 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Olympus LS-14 Recorder

Yep that's right. Like Enya says at the end of Only Time. Who knows?
Only Time.

On 2/20/2019 11:28 AM, Dane Trethowan wrote:
Only time will tell.


On 21 Feb 2019, at 2:39 am, Hamit Campos <hamitcampos@...> wrote:

Yeah I know right? It even had a DAISY player in it. Dude think of this. What a world if Olympus had continued the stuff in the DM-4 in the LS-100. Or in what ever new machine they do. Let's hope the LS-100 wasn't also an 1 off kinda thing too.

On 2/20/2019 10:29 AM, Dane Trethowan wrote:
As we’ve lamented previously its terribly sad that Olympus chose not to carry on with the development of the DM-4 as it included a whole heap of useful features that were never finished.


On 21 Feb 2019, at 2:25 am, Hamit Campos <hamitcampos@...> wrote:

That is 1 thing I did find interesting about the new DM-720 and the P4. I think they had the British lady say more stuff. Am I right? That's also why they don't and won't match the DM-4. The DM-4 had an actual TTS engine in it.

On 2/20/2019 9:57 AM, Dane Trethowan wrote:
Yes it is a shame about XLR connectivity however the unit is small so adding that functionality would have made the recorder that little bit larger.
I can see a good reason as to why people would buy this recorder if it had XLR connectivity as it would be a very cheap and practical studio device even though the unit isn't a multi track recorder.
As things stand I'm very pleased with the recorder the way it is and I'll probably end up using the recorder more often than I've done the LS-P4 though its early days yet and the P4 does have some advantages over the 14.
As for the LS-100? Well it sits in the bottom draw.


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> On Behalf Of Hamit
Campos
Sent: Thursday, 21 February 2019 1:51 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Olympus LS-14 Recorder

Dain to erace everything after you've been playing stuff hit the function key all the way to the left. Then hit the erace key. Now if you remember how erace use to work on the older recorders were you had to conferm 2 times you'll be good. But before that you'll get a choice of erace 1 file or all or multible. Choose all. Yeah Smart Mode ain't perfect. But it can be and has mostly been for me. Shame the LS-100 didn't have it and shame the LS-14 don't have XLRs. Again things I thought after getting mine when I got it.

On 2/20/2019 5:04 AM, Dane Trethowan wrote:
I finally received my LS-14 recorder today so here are my impressions.
I know the internal speaker of a recorder is terribly important to some people. For me an internal speaker doesn’t mean much and I suppose that’s probably because I’ve used so many professional recording solutions without speakers so I’m probably used to monitoring with headphones.
I will say that the internal speaker of the LS-14 does grab the attention of the ears and has quite a pleasant sound to it.
The LS-14 is bigger than I had expected but small enough for portable field use. If you want something smaller then go for the LS-P4 which has several advantages over the LS-14.
The LS-P4 has a better voice guidance system though still no match for the DM4 in this area.
I’ve played with the Smart Level -rehursal - mode of the LS-14 which is very nice however its not the final say when it comes to adjusting levels.
In the end it comes down to your personal taste, do you want the smart level function of the LS-14 or perhaps you would prefer the “Look Ahead” buffer of the LS-P4. Whatever your preference both seem to work well.
I have my LS-14 running from a USB Powerbank and I’m going to test to see just how much battery life I’ll et from the bank on the recorder in the next few days.
I’m not at all concerned that the LS-14 cannot recharge batteries internally, the Zoom recorders don’t do this so again its something I’ve become accustomed to.
The plastic build of the LS-14 is excellent and not the shoddy plastic build that was the Olympus DM-7.
The Line-in socket is a welcome addition to a recorder of this size and I look forward to capturing audio from it. I hope an included line-in will mean a pretty much record and forget idea when capturing.
As yet I’ve not set the Date and Time, voice Guidance doesn’t work with this setting it seems.
The menu system takes a little getting used to but at least it can be navigated.
I haven’t yet found a way to erase multiple files form memory, I can certainly erase 1 file at a time.
I’m pleased to see the Olympus recorder supporting PCM Wave format all the way up to 96KHZ 24-bit so very good for those of us who want to record from turntables or want that extra excitement when capturing live music.
Its a pity the LS-14 will not record FLAC and its quite possible that the processor in the LS-14 isn’t quite powerful enough to manage what the LS-P4 does in this regard.
So that’s pretty much it as far as I’m concerned with the LS-14 which I’ve been exploring for the last 2 hours.
I found Neal’s review very helpful along with the knowledge obtained from other list members here.









Re: Olympus LS-14 Recorder

Dane Trethowan <grtdane@...>
 

Olympus are certainly known for their Dictation offerings and not their professional recording offerings and let's face it, the Olympus LS-100 - despite of its many shortcomings in my view - is aimed at the professional market.
Whether Olympus can hold their own against the Zoom H6 for example in this market? It’s a tall order for Olympus given that the Zoom H6 - whilst capable of so much more - is at a similar price to the Olympus LS-100.
Having said all that we have to acknowledge that it wasn't all that long ago when Zoom was a completely unheard of name in the world of professional audio recorders.
Now Zoom have set a whole heap of benchmarks that the so-called professional brands such as Tascam and Roland can only dream of.
If you listen to many of the reviews of the Zoom F8N for example you'll note how inthusiastic the reviewers are about the recorders and its not just the feature set they're raving about but the price of one of these recorders means that you don't have to robb a bank to purchase something that makes damn nice audio recordings and has the flexibility for all sorts of recording situations whether you be a film maker, recording your company meeting, recording Podcasts or just singing along to your Casio Piano and Yamaha Keyboard as I've done - the neighbours ran away when they heard it too <smile> -.
Seriously though, I don't yet have a keyboard amp but its one of the items on my "To Purchase" list, at the moment I use headphones.

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> On Behalf Of Hamit Campos
Sent: Thursday, 21 February 2019 3:32 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Olympus LS-14 Recorder

Yep that's right. Like Enya says at the end of Only Time. Who knows?
Only Time.

On 2/20/2019 11:28 AM, Dane Trethowan wrote:
Only time will tell.


On 21 Feb 2019, at 2:39 am, Hamit Campos <hamitcampos@...> wrote:

Yeah I know right? It even had a DAISY player in it. Dude think of this. What a world if Olympus had continued the stuff in the DM-4 in the LS-100. Or in what ever new machine they do. Let's hope the LS-100 wasn't also an 1 off kinda thing too.

On 2/20/2019 10:29 AM, Dane Trethowan wrote:
As we’ve lamented previously its terribly sad that Olympus chose not to carry on with the development of the DM-4 as it included a whole heap of useful features that were never finished.


On 21 Feb 2019, at 2:25 am, Hamit Campos <hamitcampos@...> wrote:

That is 1 thing I did find interesting about the new DM-720 and the P4. I think they had the British lady say more stuff. Am I right? That's also why they don't and won't match the DM-4. The DM-4 had an actual TTS engine in it.

On 2/20/2019 9:57 AM, Dane Trethowan wrote:
Yes it is a shame about XLR connectivity however the unit is small so adding that functionality would have made the recorder that little bit larger.
I can see a good reason as to why people would buy this recorder if it had XLR connectivity as it would be a very cheap and practical studio device even though the unit isn't a multi track recorder.
As things stand I'm very pleased with the recorder the way it is and I'll probably end up using the recorder more often than I've done the LS-P4 though its early days yet and the P4 does have some advantages over the 14.
As for the LS-100? Well it sits in the bottom draw.


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> On Behalf Of Hamit
Campos
Sent: Thursday, 21 February 2019 1:51 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Olympus LS-14 Recorder

Dain to erace everything after you've been playing stuff hit the function key all the way to the left. Then hit the erace key. Now if you remember how erace use to work on the older recorders were you had to conferm 2 times you'll be good. But before that you'll get a choice of erace 1 file or all or multible. Choose all. Yeah Smart Mode ain't perfect. But it can be and has mostly been for me. Shame the LS-100 didn't have it and shame the LS-14 don't have XLRs. Again things I thought after getting mine when I got it.

On 2/20/2019 5:04 AM, Dane Trethowan wrote:
I finally received my LS-14 recorder today so here are my impressions.
I know the internal speaker of a recorder is terribly important to some people. For me an internal speaker doesn’t mean much and I suppose that’s probably because I’ve used so many professional recording solutions without speakers so I’m probably used to monitoring with headphones.
I will say that the internal speaker of the LS-14 does grab the attention of the ears and has quite a pleasant sound to it.
The LS-14 is bigger than I had expected but small enough for portable field use. If you want something smaller then go for the LS-P4 which has several advantages over the LS-14.
The LS-P4 has a better voice guidance system though still no match for the DM4 in this area.
I’ve played with the Smart Level -rehursal - mode of the LS-14 which is very nice however its not the final say when it comes to adjusting levels.
In the end it comes down to your personal taste, do you want the smart level function of the LS-14 or perhaps you would prefer the “Look Ahead” buffer of the LS-P4. Whatever your preference both seem to work well.
I have my LS-14 running from a USB Powerbank and I’m going to test to see just how much battery life I’ll et from the bank on the recorder in the next few days.
I’m not at all concerned that the LS-14 cannot recharge batteries internally, the Zoom recorders don’t do this so again its something I’ve become accustomed to.
The plastic build of the LS-14 is excellent and not the shoddy plastic build that was the Olympus DM-7.
The Line-in socket is a welcome addition to a recorder of this size and I look forward to capturing audio from it. I hope an included line-in will mean a pretty much record and forget idea when capturing.
As yet I’ve not set the Date and Time, voice Guidance doesn’t work with this setting it seems.
The menu system takes a little getting used to but at least it can be navigated.
I haven’t yet found a way to erase multiple files form memory, I can certainly erase 1 file at a time.
I’m pleased to see the Olympus recorder supporting PCM Wave format all the way up to 96KHZ 24-bit so very good for those of us who want to record from turntables or want that extra excitement when capturing live music.
Its a pity the LS-14 will not record FLAC and its quite possible that the processor in the LS-14 isn’t quite powerful enough to manage what the LS-P4 does in this regard.
So that’s pretty much it as far as I’m concerned with the LS-14 which I’ve been exploring for the last 2 hours.
I found Neal’s review very helpful along with the knowledge obtained from other list members here.








Re: Olympus LS-14 Recorder

Hamit Campos
 

Yep that's right. Like Enya says at the end of Only Time. Who knows? Only Time.

On 2/20/2019 11:28 AM, Dane Trethowan wrote:
Only time will tell.


On 21 Feb 2019, at 2:39 am, Hamit Campos <hamitcampos@...> wrote:

Yeah I know right? It even had a DAISY player in it. Dude think of this. What a world if Olympus had continued the stuff in the DM-4 in the LS-100. Or in what ever new machine they do. Let's hope the LS-100 wasn't also an 1 off kinda thing too.

On 2/20/2019 10:29 AM, Dane Trethowan wrote:
As we’ve lamented previously its terribly sad that Olympus chose not to carry on with the development of the DM-4 as it included a whole heap of useful features that were never finished.


On 21 Feb 2019, at 2:25 am, Hamit Campos <hamitcampos@...> wrote:

That is 1 thing I did find interesting about the new DM-720 and the P4. I think they had the British lady say more stuff. Am I right? That's also why they don't and won't match the DM-4. The DM-4 had an actual TTS engine in it.

On 2/20/2019 9:57 AM, Dane Trethowan wrote:
Yes it is a shame about XLR connectivity however the unit is small so adding that functionality would have made the recorder that little bit larger.
I can see a good reason as to why people would buy this recorder if it had XLR connectivity as it would be a very cheap and practical studio device even though the unit isn't a multi track recorder.
As things stand I'm very pleased with the recorder the way it is and I'll probably end up using the recorder more often than I've done the LS-P4 though its early days yet and the P4 does have some advantages over the 14.
As for the LS-100? Well it sits in the bottom draw.


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> On Behalf Of Hamit Campos
Sent: Thursday, 21 February 2019 1:51 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Olympus LS-14 Recorder

Dain to erace everything after you've been playing stuff hit the function key all the way to the left. Then hit the erace key. Now if you remember how erace use to work on the older recorders were you had to conferm 2 times you'll be good. But before that you'll get a choice of erace 1 file or all or multible. Choose all. Yeah Smart Mode ain't perfect. But it can be and has mostly been for me. Shame the LS-100 didn't have it and shame the LS-14 don't have XLRs. Again things I thought after getting mine when I got it.

On 2/20/2019 5:04 AM, Dane Trethowan wrote:
I finally received my LS-14 recorder today so here are my impressions.
I know the internal speaker of a recorder is terribly important to some people. For me an internal speaker doesn’t mean much and I suppose that’s probably because I’ve used so many professional recording solutions without speakers so I’m probably used to monitoring with headphones.
I will say that the internal speaker of the LS-14 does grab the attention of the ears and has quite a pleasant sound to it.
The LS-14 is bigger than I had expected but small enough for portable field use. If you want something smaller then go for the LS-P4 which has several advantages over the LS-14.
The LS-P4 has a better voice guidance system though still no match for the DM4 in this area.
I’ve played with the Smart Level -rehursal - mode of the LS-14 which is very nice however its not the final say when it comes to adjusting levels.
In the end it comes down to your personal taste, do you want the smart level function of the LS-14 or perhaps you would prefer the “Look Ahead” buffer of the LS-P4. Whatever your preference both seem to work well.
I have my LS-14 running from a USB Powerbank and I’m going to test to see just how much battery life I’ll et from the bank on the recorder in the next few days.
I’m not at all concerned that the LS-14 cannot recharge batteries internally, the Zoom recorders don’t do this so again its something I’ve become accustomed to.
The plastic build of the LS-14 is excellent and not the shoddy plastic build that was the Olympus DM-7.
The Line-in socket is a welcome addition to a recorder of this size and I look forward to capturing audio from it. I hope an included line-in will mean a pretty much record and forget idea when capturing.
As yet I’ve not set the Date and Time, voice Guidance doesn’t work with this setting it seems.
The menu system takes a little getting used to but at least it can be navigated.
I haven’t yet found a way to erase multiple files form memory, I can certainly erase 1 file at a time.
I’m pleased to see the Olympus recorder supporting PCM Wave format all the way up to 96KHZ 24-bit so very good for those of us who want to record from turntables or want that extra excitement when capturing live music.
Its a pity the LS-14 will not record FLAC and its quite possible that the processor in the LS-14 isn’t quite powerful enough to manage what the LS-P4 does in this regard.
So that’s pretty much it as far as I’m concerned with the LS-14 which I’ve been exploring for the last 2 hours.
I found Neal’s review very helpful along with the knowledge obtained from other list members here.