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Re: Speaking about Olympus. An Ls-100 question

Dane Trethowan <grtdane@...>
 

Very possible from Olympus themselves.

On 21 Feb 2019, at 2:59 am, Brian Olesen <brian@...> wrote:

Hi folks,
Hope you're all doing good.
We just received a used ls-100 in very fine condition.
I wonder. Is it possible to find a good solid ls-100 specialised carrying case for this recorder?
I'd prefer some leather but at least something that has been made for this special unit would be nice.

Thanks in advance.

Brian




Re: Olympus LS-14 Recorder

Dane Trethowan <grtdane@...>
 

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.










Speaking about Olympus. An Ls-100 question

Brian Olesen
 

Hi folks,
Hope you're all doing good.
We just received a used ls-100 in very fine condition.
I wonder. Is it possible to find a good solid ls-100 specialised carrying case for this recorder?
I'd prefer some leather but at least something that has been made for this special unit would be nice.

Thanks in advance.

Brian


Re: Olympus LS-14 Recorder

Hamit Campos
 

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@...>
 

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
 

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: playlist maker

Tim Grady
 

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: Olympus LS-14 Recorder

Dane Trethowan <grtdane@...>
 

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
 

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: Over-The-Ear Headphones

Steve Jacobson
 

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: Over-The-Ear Headphones

Andy
 

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


Olympus LS-14 Recorder

Dane Trethowan <grtdane@...>
 

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.


Over-The-Ear Headphones

Steve Jacobson
 

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: Splitting large audio files using Total Recorder.

John Covici
 

I don't think you need the queue file to do the split, if I remember
correctly justuse the criteria and push the start button.

On Sun, 17 Feb 2019 19:30:46 -0500,
Donald L. Roberts wrote:

I posted this about ten days ago but got no response. So I hope that I will get some ideas from this repost.

I have the current version of Total Recorder, the professional version. I wish to split large mp3 files and am having difficulty figuring out just what comes first. Yes, I have read the help files. And If I understand what I read, I should first set the split criteria such as by size, by the length of pause, etc. I think I am on the right track because I was able to create a Queue file, but just what do I do to actually initiate the splitting of the large file?


Thanks.

Don Roberts



--
Your life is like a penny. You're going to lose it. The question is:
How do
you spend it?

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covici@...


New In Stock Talking Multimeter

frank cuta
 

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: URL for Zoom please

Dane Trethowan <grtdane@...>
 

Thanks for capturing this.
The only differences I can see between the F8 and F8N are the way the AA batteries are installed and the voltage of the connector.
With the F8n the input voltage can be up to 18 volts.
As far as the batteries go the F8N takes the same amount of AA batteries - 8 but they directly fit into the recorder rather than slide in and out on a tray.

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> On Behalf Of Andy via Groups.Io
Sent: Wednesday, 20 February 2019 4:50 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] URL for Zoom please

Hi Dane.

Have a listen to this link. It's all about the Zoom F8 and alternative power sources.

I don't think that there will be any difference between the F8 and F8N.

Download link:

https://www.sendspace.com/file/xbpozu

Speak later.

Andy.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Dane Trethowan" <grtdane@...>
To: <all-audio@groups.io>
Sent: Monday, February 18, 2019 4:58 PM
Subject: Re: [all-audio] URL for Zoom please


Yes I too am looking around at external Powerbanks for the Zoom F8n and
there’s no doubt that they are battery hungry or can be might be the better
way of putting it.
If the Zoom F8N is working at full throttle - that is to say you’re using
192KHZ 24-bit recording on 2 SD cards - then you’re only going to get around
4 hours out of a set of Alkaline batteries, even less for Rechargeable I
would imagine though I’ve no idea how long with the Lythium batteries I
purchased.
Back to the Powerbank, you can use any voltage between 9 and 18 volts and
have the recorder switch power supplies if if the voltage of one power
supply hits a certain threshold.
You might for example have the recorder switch to internal batteries if the
Powerbank you’re using slips below 12 volts, at least then you have some
backup and can stop recording proceedings at the earliest opportunity.
I don’t know what sort of warning one gets when the power supply switches or
the voltage becomes low.
Surely the display would show something but that’s pretty much useless to
us.
I know one can enable a low battery tone in the settings -I think its
enabled by default - so perhaps you may hear that.
Yes it is a shame that we two seem to be the only happy users of the Zoom
F8n in the blind community perhaps. Bare in mind that I had to save for 6
months to get my kit and you probably dreamed about owning a Zoom F8n for
just as long as I did <smile> so with that in mind both of us have done
extremely well and even more so considering we both are familiar with the
wonderful Zoom H6 recorder.
Let me know how you get on with your search for your external power supply
though I think you’ll probably find what I have.
I found the power banks as I stated above so what needs to be done now is to
find the connections required and do some assembly.
Thankfully the manual of the Zoom F8n shows you what connections need to go
to what.
Again hardly helpful if you can’t see the diagram.
All the same though at the very least we have something to give our sighted
friends to lend us a hand.
I didn’t buy a sound bag and I talk about this in a subsequent eMail.


On 18 Feb 2019, at 11:30 am, Andy via Groups.Io
<meikle.aiden=btinternet.com@groups.io> wrote:

Hi again Dane.

It looks very much like both of us are the only people on this list with a
Zoom F8N!

That'sa great pity as we could both benefit with more members with this
gear.

I'm getting on very slowly Dane. I still have my Zoom H6 as a back-up,
but I suppose I'll be selling it off to another member shortly.

As yet I still only have my Zoom H6 clip-on's - the XY and the right angle
to work with.

I'm still trying to get the help I need to use my BSM Binaural
microphones on my machine for street recordings.

Shortly, I'll be looking for a couple of Sure 57 microphones, stands and
cables, for recording bands etc.

You were talking about batteries. I've decided not to use batteries as
these would be too expensive.

I'm going to get an external power supply with the Herosi , Erosie,
Parding the spelling, to run my machine for over ten hours. These are not
too expensive and will save you spending all that money on batteries.

You did not say yet if you also purchased a sound bag. If you did, which
one and do you like it?

Very best wishes.

Andy.




----- Original Message ----- From: "Dane Trethowan"
<grtdane@...>
To: <all-audio@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 17, 2019 6:28 PM
Subject: Re: [all-audio] URL for Zoom please


So I take it you now have your Zoom F8N in some sort of working and
recording order, how do you find it? I can’t put my F8N down.
The F8N is the most wonderful recorder I’ve ever used though I still have
fond memories of the H6 and I don’t forget we all started somewhere
before upgrading <smile>.
I’m trying to find some external power banks I can use with the Zoom F8N.
I also bought some Lythium batteries fro the recorder a couple of weeks
ago.
Lythium batteries have a long shelf life and are much lighter than
alkaline batteries whilst giving more power.
To be clear here I’m talking about Lythium batteries and not Lythium-iron
batteries.
The Lythium cells I bought come in the AA size at 1.5 volts each cell.

On 18 Feb 2019, at 5:06 am, Andy via Groups.Io
<meikle.aiden=btinternet.com@groups.io> wrote:

Hi Dane.

Thanks for that link. I'll check it out this evening.

Dane, when you got your Zoom F8n, did you buy a sound bag?

I got one and it's far too big and I'm aware that there is another
smaller bag but I cannot find it. That's why I'm planning to wright to
Zoom direct!

Keep the chin up and happy recording.

Very best wishes.

Andy.












Re: URL for Zoom please

Andy
 

Hi Dane.

Have a listen to this link. It's all about the Zoom F8 and alternative power sources.

I don't think that there will be any difference between the F8 and F8N.

Download link:

https://www.sendspace.com/file/xbpozu

Speak later.

Andy.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Dane Trethowan" <grtdane@...>
To: <all-audio@groups.io>
Sent: Monday, February 18, 2019 4:58 PM
Subject: Re: [all-audio] URL for Zoom please


Yes I too am looking around at external Powerbanks for the Zoom F8n and there’s no doubt that they are battery hungry or can be might be the better way of putting it.
If the Zoom F8N is working at full throttle - that is to say you’re using 192KHZ 24-bit recording on 2 SD cards - then you’re only going to get around 4 hours out of a set of Alkaline batteries, even less for Rechargeable I would imagine though I’ve no idea how long with the Lythium batteries I purchased.
Back to the Powerbank, you can use any voltage between 9 and 18 volts and have the recorder switch power supplies if if the voltage of one power supply hits a certain threshold.
You might for example have the recorder switch to internal batteries if the Powerbank you’re using slips below 12 volts, at least then you have some backup and can stop recording proceedings at the earliest opportunity.
I don’t know what sort of warning one gets when the power supply switches or the voltage becomes low.
Surely the display would show something but that’s pretty much useless to us.
I know one can enable a low battery tone in the settings -I think its enabled by default - so perhaps you may hear that.
Yes it is a shame that we two seem to be the only happy users of the Zoom F8n in the blind community perhaps. Bare in mind that I had to save for 6 months to get my kit and you probably dreamed about owning a Zoom F8n for just as long as I did <smile> so with that in mind both of us have done extremely well and even more so considering we both are familiar with the wonderful Zoom H6 recorder.
Let me know how you get on with your search for your external power supply though I think you’ll probably find what I have.
I found the power banks as I stated above so what needs to be done now is to find the connections required and do some assembly.
Thankfully the manual of the Zoom F8n shows you what connections need to go to what.
Again hardly helpful if you can’t see the diagram.
All the same though at the very least we have something to give our sighted friends to lend us a hand.
I didn’t buy a sound bag and I talk about this in a subsequent eMail.


On 18 Feb 2019, at 11:30 am, Andy via Groups.Io <meikle.aiden=btinternet.com@groups.io> wrote:

Hi again Dane.

It looks very much like both of us are the only people on this list with a Zoom F8N!

That'sa great pity as we could both benefit with more members with this gear.

I'm getting on very slowly Dane. I still have my Zoom H6 as a back-up, but I suppose I'll be selling it off to another member shortly.

As yet I still only have my Zoom H6 clip-on's - the XY and the right angle to work with.

I'm still trying to get the help I need to use my BSM Binaural microphones on my machine for street recordings.

Shortly, I'll be looking for a couple of Sure 57 microphones, stands and cables, for recording bands etc.

You were talking about batteries. I've decided not to use batteries as these would be too expensive.

I'm going to get an external power supply with the Herosi , Erosie, Parding the spelling, to run my machine for over ten hours. These are not too expensive and will save you spending all that money on batteries.

You did not say yet if you also purchased a sound bag. If you did, which one and do you like it?

Very best wishes.

Andy.




----- Original Message ----- From: "Dane Trethowan" <grtdane@...>
To: <all-audio@groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, February 17, 2019 6:28 PM
Subject: Re: [all-audio] URL for Zoom please


So I take it you now have your Zoom F8N in some sort of working and recording order, how do you find it? I can’t put my F8N down.
The F8N is the most wonderful recorder I’ve ever used though I still have fond memories of the H6 and I don’t forget we all started somewhere before upgrading <smile>.
I’m trying to find some external power banks I can use with the Zoom F8N.
I also bought some Lythium batteries fro the recorder a couple of weeks ago.
Lythium batteries have a long shelf life and are much lighter than alkaline batteries whilst giving more power.
To be clear here I’m talking about Lythium batteries and not Lythium-iron batteries.
The Lythium cells I bought come in the AA size at 1.5 volts each cell.

On 18 Feb 2019, at 5:06 am, Andy via Groups.Io <meikle.aiden=btinternet.com@groups.io> wrote:

Hi Dane.

Thanks for that link. I'll check it out this evening.

Dane, when you got your Zoom F8n, did you buy a sound bag?

I got one and it's far too big and I'm aware that there is another smaller bag but I cannot find it. That's why I'm planning to wright to Zoom direct!

Keep the chin up and happy recording.

Very best wishes.

Andy.












Re: Podcast Manager for Windows

Dean Martineau <topdot@...>
 

An option which I haven't tried but which should work is Replay Radio version 9 from Applian Technologies. It is free for use as a podcatcher, and pretty accessible. Version 11 is much less accessible, but when last I looked, version 9 is still available. Also, if you own tapin Radio, it can serve as a podcatcher, but it isn't free any longer.

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> On Behalf Of john s
Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 6:32 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Podcast Manager for Windows

Dane, the best I have found is QCast but it has
its flaws. I get many on my Victor Reader Stream.

At 08:59 PM 2/18/2019, Dane Trethowan, wrote:
Hi,
I have an excellent Podcast manager on my iPhone thanks to Apple.
I have a very good Podcast Manager for Android called Pocketcasts.
I use Downcast to manage Podcasts on my Mac
Machines and now I’ve started using the IOS version on my iPad Pro.
So does anyone have any good recommendations for
a Podcast Manager for Windows?


John


Re: Podcast Manager for Windows

john s
 

Dane, the best I have found is QCast but it has its flaws. I get many on my Victor Reader Stream.

At 08:59 PM 2/18/2019, Dane Trethowan, wrote:
Hi,
I have an excellent Podcast manager on my iPhone thanks to Apple.
I have a very good Podcast Manager for Android called Pocketcasts.
I use Downcast to manage Podcasts on my Mac Machines and now I’ve started using the IOS version on my iPad Pro.
So does anyone have any good recommendations for a Podcast Manager for Windows?


John


Re: Podcast Manager for Windows

Hamit Campos
 

I still use Accessible podcatcher. remember the 1 from webbie?

On 2/18/2019 8:59 PM, Dane Trethowan wrote:
Hi,
I have an excellent Podcast manager on my iPhone thanks to Apple.
I have a very good Podcast Manager for Android called Pocketcasts.
I use Downcast to manage Podcasts on my Mac Machines and now I’ve started using the IOS version on my iPad Pro.
So does anyone have any good recommendations for a Podcast Manager for Windows?