LS-100

3.7 Stars

Availability: In stock

LS-100

LS-100
3.7 Stars
$399.99
400 Points

Availability: In stock

Item #V409121BU000-410

This compact little wonder helps working musicians write music, create demos, rehearse, and capture live shows. It_Сйs ridiculously easy to use and musicians will appreciate the convenient onboard tuner, metronome and lissajous function. Enjoy capturing every note of an ear-splitting live performance, having squeaky clean recording with the XLR inputs and because its designed to do it all, the convenient multi-tracking capabilities.

LS-100

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SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED TO DO JUST ABOUT ANYTHING.

Presenting the Olympus LS-100 Multi-Track Linear PCM recorder. This compact little wonder helps working musicians write music, create demos, rehearse, and capture live shows. It’s ridiculously easy to use and musicians will appreciate the onboard tuner, metronome and lissajous function. Enjoy capturing every note of an ear-splitting live performance, having squeaky clean recording with the XLR inputs and because it’s designed to do it all, the convenient multi-tracking capabilities.

24 BIT/ 96 KHZ LINEAR PCM RECORDING

Sound that’s even better than what you hear on a compact disc. Every nuance of every note and syllable is captured and played back with a rich and resonant quality.

90-DEGREE DIRECTIONAL, STEREO CONDENSER MICROPHONES

A frequency range of 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz captures low bass and high treble frequencies with exceptional clarity. Independent left and right recording levels help you maintain balance and make adjustments on the fly.

ARRAY OF FEATURES TO MINIMIZE NOISE.

Separate audio processor and systems circuitry to maintain a high signal-to-noise ratio. Eliminates cross-channel interference and enables clear signal transmission.

XLR/PHANTOM POWER SUPPLY

Designed with pro musicians in mind and comes with integrated XLR Phantom power supply and phone jack for external communications. The built-in instrumentation amplifier cuts slight noise and amplifies signals, allowing the use of lengthy cables.

EIGHT TRACKS

Multi-tracking and editing is a staple of professional recording, and is a technique where multiple separately-recorded sounds are mixed together to create a single stream of sound. On the LS-100, up to 999 tracks can be recorded in the fixed 44.1 kHz/16 bit format for CD writing, and up to eight tracks can be edited simultaneously.

PACKED WITH OTHER USEFUL MUST-HAVES.

Additional functions for music recording including; overdubbing, voice syncing, tuner and metronome.

LIVE RECORDER WITH PLENTY OF USES BEYOND MUSIC.

It’s ideal for podcasting. Journalists and foley artists will appreciate the clear sound. Use it to build soundscapes or capture ambient noise. Birding and nature enthusiasts can record wildlife with lifelike clarity.

VOICE GUIDANCE.

Voice feedback for actions lets the user operate the LS-100 without looking at the display.

VOICE ACTIVATION.

Voice Activation makes automatic starting and stopping of the recorder an extra benefit that saves time and energy.


PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS:

Recording Format

Linear PCM (WAV) /MP3

Internal memory

4GB

External memory

Max. 64GB (Optional)

Frequency characteristics
(Internal microphone)

20Hz~20kHz

MIC jack

φ 3.5mm, impedance 10kΩ

LINE IN jack (MIC jack)

φ 3.5mm, impedance 12.5kΩ

XLR/Phone jack

impedance 10 kΩ

Phantom power supply

48V/24V

EAR jack

φ 3.5mm, impedance 8 Ω or more

Maximum headphone output

10mW + 10W (at load of 16Ω)

Speaker

Built-in ø 23 mm round dynamic speaker

Maximum speaker output

480mW (Speaker8Ω)

File editing function

Yes (PCM/MP3)

Wireless remote control set (RS30W)

Yes (Optional)

Voice activated recording

Voice Sync

Play Sync recording

Yes

Pre-recording function

Yes

Multi Track function

Yes

Over Dubbing function

Yes

Metronome function

Yes

Tuner function

Yes

Lissajous function

Yes

MP3 Convert function

Yes

CD Write function

Yes

Lowcut filter

Yes (100Hz/300Hz)

Battery

Lithium-ion rechargeable battery x1

Battery life (Rec)

Approx. 12 hours 30 minutes (Lithium-ion battery)

External Power Supply

AC adapter A514 (Bundled)

Dimensions

159.0 x 70.0 x 33.5mm
6.28” x 2.75” x 1.31”

Weight

280g
9.8 oz

Compatible OS (USB Connect)

Microsoft Windows XP/ Vista/7 Mac OS X 10.4.11~10.7


Specifications and design are subject to change without notice.

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May 13, 2016 by Kitty
Major flaws
The mic quality is very good on the LS-100 and it has some useful functionalities. BUT there are major flaws which have made me regret choosing this device over other similar ones like the zoom H4n. For stand-alone recording it works fine - though I have found the metronome function to be all but unusable, which is limiting. However, sometimes I want to record through the LS-100 directly into my DAW, so that I can mix and edit quickly and easily while still getting the good mic sound from the LS-100. Not possible - there is a very strange and horrible feedback that creeps in after a few minutes of recording. I had very lengthy email exchanges with some of the Olympus tech support people who were trying to help solve the issue, but at some point they just gave up and stopped trying, which was very disappointing. So I've ended up with a recorder which only does half of what I want it to do. A friend who bought a zoom H4N round the same time uses that with no problem directly connected to his computer. Bad choice on my part to have gone with the LS-100!
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April 21, 2016 by arnold
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Pros: Typical solid Olympus construction; one which has a professional feel and the controls won’t make you wonder how long it will last. The raised lower edge with a U-shaped indentation was a well thought out ergonomic design feature. It allows you to hold the recorder easily without having to worry about accidentally hitting any controls. Studio grade internal microphones and pre-amps for external sources. Flexible i/o; XLR, phono, and a mini true microphone/line level input which can be set to microphone or line. Phantom power and plug-in power. Separate L/R recording level controls that are exquisitely designed. They are ganged within one knob and require intentional effort to offset them. Dedicated phantom power switches. This allows both quick access as well as extended battery life if for example you wish to use a condenser microphone in one channel and a guitar or line level source in the other. It also eliminates potential noise due to phantom power running on an input which is not using it. Dedicated erase button to quickly erase a file as well as setting markers to erase a section. Both are quick and easy. Voice guidance system. This is a godsend to a blind person such as myself who has been documenting, notating, and memorizing invisible menus since the inception of digital recorders. And I applaud Olympus for being the first (as far as I know) and only company to offer such to the blind community on their mainstream products. To me it’s a very sweet icing on a delicious little digital cake. Finally the fun factor has truly returned to mobile recording for me. Cons: The internal microphones are extremely sensitive to the slightest of air movement. And given that there is no wind-screen included or an optional one available one must conjure up their own to record in anything but a still environment. The entire body of the unit is also very sensitive to air movement. The limiters break the one and only golden rule on limiters; that is, they are not linked when recording in stereo. The result often renders them useless. And at best I can’t use them due to the unpredictable factor. Simply speak into the center of the microphones while recording with either limiter on and snap your fingers next to one microphone. Your voice will be hurled over to the other channel and it will take 5 to 10 seconds for it to slowly slide back into the center position. Now imagine a more practical recording session wherein a loud staccato sound emanates from one side. The entire stereo image will be hurled over to the other side. This is a definite digital doggy downer. But I assume it can be corrected in a firmware update. And my experience with Olympus has been very good in this regard. Multi-track mode is an absolute bare-bones multi-track recorder; record, adjust levels and pan, and bounce down. You’re done. That’s it. No processing available, e.g. EQ, reverb, delay, etc. There is a delay in the headphone output. It’s tolerable but it may be a bit disconcerting and/or distracting to some when monitoring yourself speaking, singing, and/or playing an instrument. Changing playback speed adds a very pronounced flutter to the sound. Conclusion: If not for the cons cited above this would certainly be an across the boards 5 star recorder. And yet, for the price? Still nothing can touch it. To me it’s a rock solid studio quality portable stereo recorder that is truly capable of recording tracks that can be dropped into a mix wherein every other track has been recorded with much more expensive gear. It’s not quite a grand slam, but it’s certainly a home run in portable recorders. Especially when considering the price. And I’m confident that Olympus will improve this recorder with firmware updates.
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October 6, 2015 by Robert
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Simply speak into the center of the microphones while recording with either limiter on and snap your fingers next to one microphone. Your voice will be hurled over to the other channel and it will take 5 to 10 seconds for it to slowly slide back into the center position. Now imagine a more practical recording session wherein a loud staccato sound emanates from one side. The entire stereo image will be hurled over to the other side. This is a definite digital doggy downer. But I assume it can be corrected in a firmware update. And my experience with Olympus has been very good in this regard. Multi-track mode is an absolute bare-bones multi-track recorder; record, adjust levels and pan, and bounce down. You’re done. That’s it. No processing available, e.g. EQ, reverb, delay, etc. There is a delay in the headphone output. It’s tolerable but it may be a bit disconcerting and/or distracting to some when monitoring yourself speaking, singing, and/or playing an instrument. Changing playback speed adds a very pronounced flutter to the sound.
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