IF YOU ALREADY OWN AN OLYMPUS LS-14 YOU MAY STILL PURCHASE SOME
OF ITS ACCESSORIES FROM OUR LS-14 WEBSHOP BELOW.
The musician's recorder with Tresmic
Whilst the consistently popular Olympus LS-11
& LS-5 continue to be the staple of the
broadcaster for interviews and features, Olympus also offer the LS-12 &
LS-14 for the musician. These two are very similar recorders. On this page we focus on the LS-14 (click here
for our LS-12 page).
for a comparison chart.
Fed up with getting lost in endless on-screen menus? The
LS-14 goes back to basics without compromising recording quality. It
features a single front dial that lets you choose various recording
modes in an instant.
Combine this with user-friendly display interfaces, an intuitive button
design, a Voice Guide with audio announcements, and a Smart Mode that
automatically adjusts to the optimum recording level, and it quite
simple to achieve good results.
Its Tresmic system features two stereo
directional microphones and adds a centre omnidirectional microphone to
allow you to capture lower bass ranges with stunning clarity. These will
take up to an unusually high 130dB of sound pressure level (SPL) before
distorting. Imagine... no clipping even when recording high SPL live
shows and concerts. The built-in 4GB memory will hold 6 hours at
CD-quality or 64 hours of recording time in mp3 format (@128
kbps). You can also extend the recording capacity
using its SD(SDHC) card slot (up to 32Gb). The LS-14 will record for up
to 50 hours on two AA alkaline batteries or about 35 hours on a couple
of rechargeables. It also comes with a sturdy clip for fixing your LS-14
to a mic stand (see in specifications below) or to use as a handy table
stand (shown above).
From the Chromatic Tuner for getting instruments in tune
and the Metronome for keeping everything in time, right through to
high-powered overdubbing capabilities and variable playback speed
control, the LS-14 boasts features that will be music to any musicians
ears. A pre-record buffer even captures several seconds of sound before
you press record, so you never miss the start of a recording. And when
youve finished, the LS-14 also gives you some useful file management
and editing options including File Divide, Partial Erase, and Trimming