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Olympus LS-12 Pro Recorder

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Product overview

• Pro recordings made easy
• Mode Dial & Smart Mode
• Cutting-edge microphone system for clear and powerful sound
• Produce loud, stereo recordings in top quality with acoustic resistance of 130dBspl
• Tuner, metronome, overdubbing & more
• Enhance your tracks with high-powered functions specifically developed for musicians

Pro recordings made easy – with Mode Dial & Smart Mode. Thanks to the user-friendliness of the LS-12, recording in top quality is a synch. Fed up with getting lost in endless on-screen menus? The LS-12 goes back to basics – without compromising on any of the finished recording quality. It features a single front dial that lets you choose between tuner and 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 has never been easier to achieve such studio-standard results.

Cutting-edge microphone system for clear and powerful sound. Produce loud, stereo recordings in top quality with acoustic resistance of 130dBspl. The LS-12 effortlessly captures pristine, better-than-CD quality sound as linear PCM recording with up to 96kHz/24bit. This is thanks to two high-sensitivity and low-noise microphones set at 90-degree angles to allow natural and expansive stereo recording that faithfully capture the original sound. This system is also capable of capturing pure sound of up to 130 decibels – for high-quality and immersive recordings without clipping even when recording live shows and concerts. The audio and system circuitry are separated to minimise sound degradation, while a switchable low-cut filter (100Hz/300Hz) helps you reduce unwanted background noises, wherever you’re recording.

Tuner, metronome, overdubbing & more. Enhance your tracks with high-powered functions specifically developed for musicians. 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-12 boasts a whole bunch of features that will be music to any musician’s ears. The ingenious pre-record buffer even captures several seconds of sound before you press the record button, so you never miss the beginning of a track recording. And once you’ve finished recording, the LS-12 also gives you a host of professional file management and editing options – including File Divide, Partial Erase, and Trimming capabilities.

Rated 3 out of 5 by from The web page did not give a specification I would not have bought this had I known that its lower capture limit was 60 Hz. I've since returned it and bought an LS-14 (20Hz). I'm pleased that Maplin has a 30-day return guarantee.
Date published: 2017-02-14
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What size battery and how many?

Asked by: martin
This item would require 2x AA batteries.
Answered by: Darren
Date published: 2016-08-11

what is the overall recording time available

Asked by: bill b
The maximum size of a SD card that can be inserted in this item is 32GB Recording Modes Recording format PCM / MP3 96kHz / 24bit 40min 88.2kHz / 24bit 45min 48kHz / 16bit 2h 10min 44.1kHz / 16bit 2h 20min 44.1kHz (Mono) 4h 40min 320 kbps 10h 256 kbps 13h 128 kbps 26h 64 kbps (Mono) 52h Smart Rec Yes PCM (WAV) format MP3 format
Answered by: Darren
Date published: 2017-01-27
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