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DIGITAL VOICE Getting started 1

RECORDER Recording 2
Playback 3

VP-10
Menu 4
Use with a PC 5
Other information 6

USER MANUAL

Thank you for purchasing an Olympus digital voice recorder.


Please read these instructions for information about using the product
correctly and safely.
Keep the instructions handy for future reference.

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To ensure successful recording, we recommend that you test the record
function and volume before use.
Table of contents
Names of parts............................................................................ 4 Changing the information screen during playback or stop ...........31
Recorder................................................................................................4 Changing the information screen during playback or stop.................31
Display ..................................................................................................5 Searching for a file [Date Search] ................................................32
Using the date search function ...........................................................32
1 Getting started Erasing files ...............................................................................33
Erasing files.........................................................................................33
Setup.......................................................................................... 6
Inserting the battery.............................................................................7
Turning the power ON...........................................................................8 4 Menu
Setting the inserted battery .................................................................8
Setting the date/time ...........................................................................9 Setting menu items ...................................................................35
Charging the battery by connecting to a PC’s USB connector ............10 Basic operation ...................................................................................35
Charging the battery by connecting to an AC adapter with a USB File menu [File Menu].................................................................37
connection (model A514) ...................................................................11 Preventing accidental file erasure [File Lock]......................................37
Batteries....................................................................................13 Dividing files [File Divide] ...................................................................37
Displaying file information [Property] ...............................................37
Turning the power OFF ...............................................................15
Turning the power OFF .......................................................................15 Recording menu [Rec Menu] .......................................................38
Selecting the recording sensitivity [Rec Level] ...................................38
Setting the recording mode [Rec Mode].............................................38
2 Recording Reducing noise caused by rubbing during recording [Anti-Rustle] ....39
Reducing noise during recording [Low Cut Filter]...............................39
Recording ..................................................................................16 Voice-activated recording function [VCVA].........................................39
Basic recording procedure...................................................................16
Using earphones .................................................................................19 Playback menu [Play Menu]........................................................41
Reducing noise during playback [Noise Cancel] .................................41
Selecting the automatic recording setting [Rec Scene] ................20 Adjusting low volume portions during playback [Voice Balancer] .....41
Selecting the automatic recording setting [Rec Scene] ......................20 Specifying the range to play back [Playback Range] ..........................41
Changing the information screen during recording .....................22 Setting the repeat playback [Repeat] .................................................42
Changing the information screen during recording ...........................22 Setting a skip space [Skip Space] ........................................................42
Changing the folder for playback [Play Folder] ..................................43
3 Playback LCD/Sound menu [LCD/Sound] ....................................................44
Setting the backlight [Backlight]........................................................44
Playback ....................................................................................23 Adjusting the contrast [Contrast]........................................................44
Basic playback procedure....................................................................23 Setting the LED indicator light [LED] ..................................................44
Fast-forwarding ..................................................................................24 Turning beeping sound ON/OFF [Beep] ..............................................44
Rewinding ..........................................................................................24 Selecting the speaker output [Speaker] .............................................45
Skipping to the beginning of a file .....................................................25 Playing the beginning of files automatically [Intro Play] ...................45
Selecting the automatic playback operation [Play Scene] ............27 Device menu [Device] .................................................................46
Selecting the automatic playback operation [Play Scene] .................27 Setting auto power off mode [Power Off] ..........................................46
Changing the playback speed .....................................................28 Setting the recording standby duration [Rec Standby] .............................46
Changing the playback speed.............................................................28 Setting the battery in use [Battery]....................................................46
Setting the date/time [Time & Date] .................................................47
Index marks/temp marks ...........................................................29
Restoring the default settings [Reset Settings] ..................................48
Writing an index mark/temp mark.....................................................29
Formatting the internal memory [Format].........................................48
Erasing an index mark/temp mark .....................................................29
Checking the internal memory information [Memory Info.]..............49
Preventing accidental operation ................................................30 Confirming the voice recorder information [System Info.] .................49
Setting HOLD mode ............................................................................30
Releasing HOLD mode ........................................................................30

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Table of contents
Dividing files [File Divide] ...........................................................50
Dividing files [File Divide] ...................................................................50
Changing the folder for playback [Play Folder] ............................52
Changing the folder for playback [Play Folder] ..................................52
Formatting the internal memory [Format]..................................54
Formatting the internal memory [Format].........................................54

5 Use with a PC
PC operating environment .........................................................56
PC connection/disconnection......................................................58
Connecting the voice recorder to a PC.................................................58
Disconnecting the voice recorder from a PC........................................60
Loading a file to a PC ..................................................................61
Usage as external memory of the PC ...........................................63
Listening to files transferred from a PC .......................................64
To listen a transferred file....................................................................64

6 Other information
Alarm message list .....................................................................66
Troubleshooting ........................................................................68
Other .........................................................................................71
Recorder care ......................................................................................71
Accessories (optional) .........................................................................71
Copyright and trademark information ........................................72
Safety precautions .....................................................................73
Specifications ............................................................................77

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Names of parts
Recorder

1
Names of parts

2 7
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3 8 9 @

0 #
4
$
%
5
^

6 &

1 Earphone jack ( ) ! + button


2 REC (record) switch @ 9 button
3 Display # OK button
4 MENU/SCENE button $ Built-in stereo microphone (L)
5 `PLAY/4STOP button % Clip
6 Built-in speaker ^ LED indicator light (LED)
7 Built-in stereo microphone (R) & Battery cover
8 POWER/HOLD switch * USB connector
9 0 button ( USB connector cover
0 – button
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Names of parts
Display

4 During recording 4 During stop or playback


1 2 3 4 5678 9

Names of parts
1 Battery (☞ P.12) 5 File length/Elapsed playback time
2 Voice recorder status indicator 6 Playback range (☞ P.41)
[ ]: Recording (☞ P.16) 7 Repeat
[ ]: VCVA recording stand-by (☞ P.39) 8 File lock (☞ P.37)
[ ]: Stop 9 Playback folder
[ ]: Playback (☞ P.23) (when [Music] folder is selected)
[ ]: Playback pause (☞ P.23)
[ ]: Fast forward (☞ P.24)
[ ]: Fast rewind (☞ P.24)
[ ]: Fast playback (☞ P.28)
[ ]: Slow playback (☞ P.28)
3 Elapsed recording time
4 Current file number in folder/Total
number of recorded files in folder

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Getting started
Setup
1 After unpacking the voice recorder, follow the steps below to have it ready for use.
Setup

Inserting the battery


Step 1
3
Turning the power ON
Step 2
3
Selecting the battery setting
Step 3 Select the battery setting to match the inserted battery. Select the setting
for a nickel-metal hydride rechargeable battery or the setting for an alkaline
3 battery.
Setting the date/time
Step 4 Set the voice recorder’s clock for use with file management.
3
Charging the recorder
Step 5

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Setup
Inserting the battery

Before using the voice recorder, insert the battery in the battery compartment of the voice 1
recorder.

Setup
1 Open the battery cover while 3 Close the battery cover until it is
pressing the cover lock knob in completely closed.
the direction of the arrow.
1
1 3

Cross section
3
2 2

a b c

b Tab
c When attaching the cover, slide the
tab of the battery cover under the
a Do not attempt to open the battery
outer shell of the recorder.
cover by force.
2 Insert an AAA battery, making NOTE
sure its positive and negative
terminals are placed correctly. • Be sure to firmly close the battery
cover (close until the battery cover lock
2 clicks).
1 • Be sure to charge the battery before
you start recording.

Insert the battery’s


negative terminal first.

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Setup
Turning the power ON Setting the inserted battery

1 1 While the voice recorder is turned 1 Press the + or – button to select


off, slide the POWER/HOLD switch the type of battery you inserted.
Setup

in the direction of the arrow.

[Ni-MH] ( )
Select if you inserted an Olympus
nickel-metal hydride rechargeable
battery (model BR404).
[Alkaline] ( )
Select if you inserted an alkaline
battery.
2 Press the OK button to finalize
POWER/HOLD switch
the setting.

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Setup
Setting the date/time

1 Press the 9 or 0 button to TIP 1


select the item to set.
• You can change the clock display

Setup
format. See “Setting the date/time
[Time & Date]” (☞ P.47) for the
procedure.

2 Press the + or – button to change


the number.

• To change the setting of another item,


press the 9 or 0 button to move
the blinking cursor, then press the + or
– button to change the number.
3 Press the OK button to finalize
the setting.

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Setup
Charging the battery by connecting to a PC’s USB connector

1 NOTE 4 Press the OK button to start


charging.
Setup

• Before charging the battery, insert the


rechargeable battery provided and set
[Battery] to [Ni-MH].
• Before connecting the USB connector,
release HOLD mode (☞ P.30).
• Press the OK button while this
message is blinking.
1 Start the PC. • The LED indicator light lights while
charging.
2 Remove the USB connector cover.
5 Charging has finished when
[Battery full] appears.

Slide open the USB connector cover using the


pad of your finger.
3 After making sure the voice
recorder is stopped, connect the
USB connector to a USB port on a
PC.

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Setup
Charging the battery by connecting to an AC adapter with a USB connection
(model A514)
1
The battery can be recharged by connecting the recorder to the provided AC adapter (A514).

Setup
NOTE 3 Connect the AC adapter to an AC
power outlet.
• Before charging the battery, insert the
rechargeable battery provided and set
[Battery] to [Ni-MH].
• Before connecting the AC adapter,
release HOLD mode (☞ P.30).

1 Remove the USB connector cover.


To an AC power
outlet

1 4 Press the OK button to start


charging.

• Press the OK button while this


Slide open the USB connector cover using the message is blinking.
pad of your finger.
• The LED indicator light lights while
2 Connect the voice recorder to charging.
the USB connector on the AC 5 Charging has finished when
adapter. [Battery full] appears.
To USB connector
of AC adapter
NOTE
(model A514)
• Use only the Olympus USB connecting
AC adapter model provided (A514).

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Setup
Battery indicator • Do not use a USB hub when charging
the battery by connecting to the PC.
As the battery loses its remaining charge, the • When [ ]*1 or [ ]*2 is displayed
1 battery indicator on the display changes as the battery cannot be charged. Charge
follows: the battery in an ambient temperature
of between 5 and 35°C (41 and 95°F).
Setup

*1 [ ]: Ambient temperature is too


low.
• [ ] indicates there is little remaining *2 [ ]: Ambient temperature is too
battery charge. Charge the battery. When high
the battery has run out, [ ] and • If battery life has become noticeably
[Battery low] appears, operation stops. short on a full charge, replace the
battery with a new one.
• Insert the USB connector securely all
TIP the way. Operation will not be normal if
the connection is not made properly.
• Charging the recorder, release the
HOLD mode. While the recorder is in • Use the USB extension cable provided
HOLD mode, any button operations are if needed.
disabled (☞ P.30). • Use only a compatible Olympus USB
• Charging time: About 3 hours* extension cable. Operation is not
guaranteed if another manufacturer’s
* Approximate time needed to fully
cable is used. Only use the Olympus
charge a completely flat battery at
USB extension cable with the voice
room temperature.
recorder and never use if a product
The charging time depends on the
from another manufacturer is used.
amount of remaining power and the
state of the battery. • Use only the Olympus USB connecting
AC adapter model provided (A514).

NOTE
• Never attempt to charge an alkaline
battery, lithium battery or other
primary cell battery. Fluid leakage or
overheating may cause the recorder to
malfunction.
• The power of PC must be ON to charge
the battery using the USB connector.
You cannot charge the battery when
the power of PC is OFF, or the PC is in
standby, sleep or auto power off mode.
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Batteries
Rechargeable batteries NOTE

Read the information below carefully when • The voice recorder does not support
using a nickel-metal hydride rechargeable manganese batteries.
• When replacing the battery, use an AAA
1
battery (model BR404).
alkaline dry cell battery or an Olympus
4 Discharging

Batteries
nickel-metal hydride rechargeable
Rechargeable batteries discharge naturally battery (model BR404). Operation is not
when not in use. Be sure to charge the guaranteed. If a battery from another
battery before use. manufacturer is used.
• The [Battery] screen appears
4 Operating temperature automatically after you have replaced
Rechargeable batteries are chemical-based the battery. You can also use a menu
products. Their performance can vary operation to display this screen and set
even when used within the recommended the battery (☞ P.47). After replacing
operating temperature range. This variation the battery, turn on the power and
is normal. then make sure you set the settings on
the [Battery] screen and [Time & Date]
4 Recommended temperature screen before recording.
range • You may need to reset the date/time
if the battery is removed from the
When powering voice recorder: 0 to 42°C
voice recorder for over one minute,
(32 to 107.6°F)
or if the battery is quickly removed
When being charged: 5 to 35°C (41 to 95°F) and replaced. See “Setting the date/
During long-term storage: –20 to 30°C time [Time & Date]” (☞ P.47) for the
(–4 to 86°F) procedure.
Use of a rechargeable battery outside the • Due to the nature of nickel-metal
temperature ranges above may result in hydride rechargeable batteries, new
drops in battery performance or life. When batteries and batteries not used for an
not using the voice recorder for an extended extended period (one month or more)
period, remove the rechargeable battery may not charge completely. The battery
before storage to prevent fluid leakage or should become fully charged after
rust. charging and discharging the battery
up to three times.
• Always dispose rechargeable batteries
in the legally prescribed manner. Before
disposing rechargeable batteries that
are not fully discharged, take steps to
prevent shorting such as insulating
their terminals with tape.

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Batteries
• Always turn power off before replacing
the battery. Files may be damaged if
the battery is removed while the voice
1 recorder is recording or performing an
operation such as erasing a file.
• Even if the battery indicator is [  ],
Batteries

playback with the built-in speaker at


some volumes may result in a drop
in battery output voltage, causing
the voice recorder to reset. Lower the
volume in this case.
• The continuous battery usage time of
a nickel-metal hydride rechargeable
battery that has been used repeatedly
will be reduced due to battery
degradation (☞ P.78).
• Battery life will be shorter when using
a nickel-metal hydride rechargeable
battery that has been used repeatedly
(☞ P.78).

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Turning the power OFF
Turning the power OFF

Existing data, mode settings and the clock setting are saved when the power is turned OFF. 1
1 Slide the POWER/HOLD switch in

Turning the power OFF


Auto power off mode
the direction of the arrow for at
least 0.5 seconds. When the voice recorder has been
stopped for at least 5 minutes (default
setting) after power ON, the display
disappears and the voice recorder
automatically turns off (☞ P.46).
• To reuse the voice recorder, turn the
power ON again.

NOTE
• The voice recorder will not be turned
off during recording, even if the
POWER/HOLD switch operated.
• If the [Rec Standby] function is
• The playback stop position at power enabled, the voice recorder will remain
OFF is stored in the memory. in recording standby state even after
the power is turned off so the battery
TIP will deplete more quickly. Once the
time set for [Rec Standby] elapses, the
• Turning the power OFF whenever the power turns off completely (☞ P.46).
voice recorder is not in use minimizes
battery consumption.

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Recording
Recording
Even if a recording opportunity suddenly arrises, you can start recording from the power off
state. Up to 999 recordings can be made.

2 Basic recording procedure


Recording

1 Point the built-in microphone b Recording indicator


in the direction of the sound to c Elapsed recording time
record. • The LED indicator light lights, and [ ]
appears in the display.
• After replacing the battery, turn on the
power and then make sure you set the
settings on the [Battery] screen and
[Time & Date] screen before recording.
• If you record simple recording content
at the beginning, it will be convenient
for searching later using the [Date
Search] function (☞ P.32).
Built-in stereo 3 Slide the REC switch to stop
microphone recording in the direction of the
LED indicator
light
arrow.

2 Slide the REC switch to start


recording in the direction of the
arrow.

a
• [ ] appears in the display.

b c

EN a Current file number in folder/Total


number of recorded files in folder
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Recording
NOTE
Sound files recorded with the voice
recorder are automatically given a file • To prevent the beginning of the
name in the format below. recording being cut off, start recording
after the LED indicator light has lit or
VP100001 .MP3 mode indicator has appeared in the
display.
• When the remaining possible recording
2
1 2 time is 60 seconds, the LED indicator

Recording
light starts flashing. It flashes more
1 File number rapidly as the remaining time decreases
File numbers are assigned (at the 30- and 10-second points).
consecutively. • When [Folder full] appears, no more
2 Extension recording can be done. You will need to
A file extension indicating the delete unneeded files to record more
recording format the file was recorded (☞ P.33, P.66).
in by the voice recorder. • If [Memory full] appears, the voice
• Linear PCM format: “.WAV” recorder has no more available
• MP3 format: “.MP3” memory space. You will need to
• WMA format: “.WMA” delete unneeded files to record more
(☞ P.33, P.66).
• Processing performance may
be reduced when data has been
TIP repeatedly written to or deleted from
the recording media. Please initialize
• When recording with the voice recorder
the recording media in this case
in a pocket or alike, secure it with a clip
(☞ P.54).
to prevent if from moving.
• This voice recorder can record only with
• Even if recording starts during
the built-in microphone. An external
playback of a file in the [Music] folder,
microphone cannot be connected.
the recorded file will be saved in the
[Recorder] folder (☞ P.52).

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Recording
Recording linear PCM format data over Recording settings
2 GB For various recording conditions, different
recording settings are available.
When recording a linear PCM format file,
recording will continue even after the file size [Rec Level]
2
Sets the recording sensitivity.
exceeds 2 GB. (☞ P.38)
• The data is divided and saved in separate [Rec Mode]
Sets the recording sound quality.
files of up to 2 GB. The files are processed (☞ P.38)
Recording

as multiple files during playback. Reduce noise caused by the


• After recording 999 files which exceed 2GB [Anti-Rustle] * voice recorder rubbing against
recording stops. (☞ P.39) clothing (rustling sounds) when
recording in your pocket.
Reduces humming sounds
[Low Cut Filter]
from equipment such as air-
(☞ P.39)
conditioners or projectors.
[VCVA] Sets the trigger level for voice-
(☞ P.39) activated recording (VCVA).
Used to select one of multiple
preregistered templates of
recording settings. When
[Rec Scene] selected, each template enters
(☞ P.20) several settings tailored to a
particular recording location
or condition all in a single
operation.

* When recording with the voice recorder in a


pocket or alike, secure it with a clip to prevent if
from moving.

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Recording
Using earphones

If you connect commercially available NOTE


earphones to the earphone jack ( ) of the
voice recorder, you will be able to listen to the • To avoid unpleasantly loud sound, set
audio during recording and playback. the volume to [00] before plugging in
the earphone.
2
• Use the +/– button to adjust the recording • To prevent feedback, do not place the

Recording
monitor volume. earphone near the microphone while
• Earphones are not supplied with this recording.
product. • Avoid excessive volume when listening
to playback through the earphones. It
1 Connect the earphones to the voice may cause hearing damage or loss.
recorder’s earphone jack ( ). • Battery life depletes quickly while
recordings are monitored. To conserve
To earphone jack battery life, leave the earphone
disconnected while recording.
• If the [Anti-Rustle] function (☞ P.39)
is enabled, you may sound like an echo
during monitoring the recording.

• Changing the volume will not affect


the recording level.
• There will be no sound from the
speaker when the earphones are
connected.

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Selecting the automatic recording setting [Rec Scene]
Selecting the automatic recording setting [Rec Scene]

The voice recorder has preregistered templates of optimum settings tailored to various
recording applications such as conference and dictation. When selecting one of these
templates you can enter several settings recommended for your recording application all in a
2 single operation.
Selecting the automatic recording setting [Rec Scene]

[Pocket] Suitable for recording sounds over a wide area while the voice recorder is still
in your pocket.
[DNS] For Speech Recognition Software.
[Dictation] Suitable for recording your own voice and other sounds that are extremely
close.
[Conference] Suitable for recording conferences in a large space and other sounds over a
wide area.

[Meeting] Suitable for recording meetings held in a small space and other sounds that
are fairly close.

1 While the voice recorder is in stop 4 Press the OK button to finalize


mode, press and hold the MENU/ the setting.
SCENE button.

• According to the setting, the setting


icon is displayed.
2 Press the OK button.
5 Press the `PLAY/4STOP button to
exit the menu screen.

• Press the 0 button to return to the


previous screen.
• See "Preregistered [Rec Scene]
3 Press the + or – button to settings" for more information
select the desired recording (☞ P.21).
application.
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Selecting the automatic recording setting [Rec Scene]
Selecting the automatic recording setting [Rec Scene]

NOTE Preregistered [Rec Scene] settings


• When a recording scene is selected,
recording-related menu settings
cannot be used in combination with
[Pocket]:
2
[Rec Level] [High]
the recording scene. If you attempt to [Rec Mode] [MP3 128k ST]

Selecting the automatic recording setting [Rec Scene]


use any of those functions, the [Rec
[Anti-Rustle] [High]
Scene] setting will be automatically set
to [OFF]. [Low Cut Filter] [OFF]

[Dictation]:
[Rec Level] [Low]*
[Rec Mode] [MP3 128k ST]
[Anti-Rustle] [Low]
[Low Cut Filter] [ON]

[Conference]:
[Rec Level] [High]
[Rec Mode] [MP3 128 kbps]
[Anti-Rustle] [OFF]
[Low Cut Filter] [ON]

[Meeting]:
[Rec Level] [High]
[Rec Mode] [MP3 128k ST]
[Anti-Rustle] [Low]
[Low Cut Filter] [OFF]

[DNS]:
[Rec Level] [Low]*
[Rec Mode] [MP3 128k ST]
[Anti-Rustle] [OFF]
[Low Cut Filter] [OFF]

* The recording sensitivity is set to a level that is


even lower than [Low].

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Changing the information screen during recording
Changing the information screen during recording

You can change the information screen during recording.

1 While the voice recorder is in recording mode, press the OK button.


2
• Each press of the OK button changes the information screen.
Changing the information screen during recording

1 Elapsed recording time screen (default screen)


You can display the elapsed recording time and
current file number in folder.

2 Recording level meter screen


The meter changes according to recording volume
and recording function setting.

3 Functions indicator screen


You can display the indicator of functions and
remaining recording time.

4 Date and time screen


You can display the current date and time.

4 Meanings of indicators (same for all modes)


[ ]: Battery type (☞ P.46) [ ]: Low Cut Filter (☞ P.39)
[ ]: Possible recording time [ ]: Anti-Rustle (☞ P.39)
[ ]: Noise Cancel (☞ P.41) [ ]: Rec Mode (☞ P.38)
[ ]: Voice Balancer (☞ P.41) [ ]: Rec Scene (☞ P.20)
[ ]: Rec Level (☞ P.38) [ ]: Play Scene (☞ P.27)

NOTE
• The information screen return to default screen if the voice recorder will be changed to
other operation (stop, playback, recording).
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Playback
Playback
In addition to files recorded by the voice recorder, you can also play files in WAV, MP3 and WMA
format transferred from a PC.

Basic playback procedure


3
1 Press the 0 or 9 button to 3 Press the + or – button to adjust
select the desired playback file. the volume to the desired level.

Playback
a b • The volume can be adjusted to a
a Current file number in folder/Total setting between [00] to [30]. The
number of recorded files in folder higher the number, the louder the
volume.
b File length
• If the volume is set too loud, a warning
screen may appear.
TIP
4 Press the `PLAY/4STOP button to
• The file length display appears for
3 seconds.
stop playback.
• You can search for voice files by
specifying a recording date
(☞ P.32).

• [ ] appears in the display.


2 Press the `PLAY/4STOP button to • The file being played stops right away.
start playback. The resume function automatically
stores the playback stop position in
memory. The position is retained even
if the power is turned OFF. The next
time the power is turned ON, playback
can be resumed from the stop position
c d
stored in the memory.
c Playback indicator
d Elapsed playback time
• [ ] appears in the display.
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Playback
Fast-forwarding Rewinding

9 button 0 button

3
Fast-forwarding during playback Rewinding during playback
Playback

1 Press and hold the 9 button 1 Press and hold the 0 button
during playback. during playback.
• Playback starts from the current • Playback starts from the current
position when you release the 9 position when you release the 0
button. button.
• If an index mark or temp mark in the • If an index mark or temp mark in the
file is reached, fast-forwarding stops at file is reached, rewinding stops at the
the mark (☞ P.29). mark (☞ P.29).
• Fast-forwarding stops when the end • Rewinding stops when the beginning
of the file is reached. Press and hold of the file is reached. Press and hold
the 9 button again to fast-forward the 0 button again to rewind from
from the beginning of the next file. the end of the previous file.

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Playback
Skipping to the beginning of a file NOTE
• If an index mark or temp mark
is reached when skipping to the
Skipping to the beginning of the beginning of a file during playback,
next file playback starts from the position of the
mark. When skipping to the beginning
1 Press the 9 button while the of a file while the voice recorder is
voice recorder is in stop mode, or in stop mode, the mark is ignored
during playback. (☞ P.29). 3
• If a setting other than [File Skip]
is set for [Skip Space], playback

Playback
Skipping to the beginning of the starts after the set amount of time
current file has been skipped backwards or
forwards. Playback does not skip to the
1 While the voice recorder is in stop beginning of the file.
mode or playing back, press the
0 button.

Skipping to the beginning of the


previous file

1 Press the 0 button when


the playback position is the
beginning of the file.
• To skip to the beginning of the
previous file during playback, press the
0 button twice consecutively.

TIP
• To skip the files continuously, pressing
the 0 or 9 button while the
recorder is in stop mode.

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Playback
Playback settings
You can select various file playback methods
tailored to different applications and tastes.

A setting that makes recorded


[Noise Cancel]* voices more discernable when
(☞ P.41) muffled by projector noise or
similar sounds.
3 Compensates low-volume
[Voice Balancer]*
portions of recorded audio files
(☞ P.41)
Playback

during playback.

Selects whether to play back


[Playback Range]
individual files or all files in
(☞ P.41)
a folder.

Repeatedly plays back the


[Repeat]
range selected in [Playback
(☞ P.42)
Range].

A handy function for quickly


[Skip Space] moving the playback position,
(☞ P.42) and playing short segments
repeatedly.

Switches to the playback


operation setting. In this setting
[Play Scene]
transcription can be made
(☞ P.27)
while listening to recorded
content.

Use this when you wish to


[Play Folder]
switch to the [Recorder] folder
(☞ P.52)
or another folder in [Music].

* This function is only available when a file in


the [Recorder] folder is selected.

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Selecting the automatic playback operation [Play Scene]
Selecting the automatic playback operation [Play Scene]

The beginning or end of the wrong file is never selected even when you perform the forward
or return operation repeatedly. You can also use the fast or slow playback function at the same
time.

[Transcription] This is convenient for creating the minutes and written records from audio files of
meetings, interviews, and other events where multiple people speak.
3
[Language study] This is convenient for playing back conversations and language study content
many times repeatedly.

Selecting the automatic playback operation [Play Scene]


1 While the voice recorder is in stop 5 Press the OK button to finalize
mode, press and hold the MENU/ the setting.
SCENE button.

6 Press the `PLAY/4STOP button to


2 Press the + or – button to select exit the menu screen.
[Play Scene].

• See "Preregistered [Play Scene]


settings" for more information
3 Press the OK button. (☞ P.36).

• Press the 0 button to return to the


previous screen.
4 Press the + or – button to select
the desired preset playback
settings package.
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Changing the playback speed
Changing the playback speed

You can change the playback speed. Changing the playback speed is handy for speeding
up conference presentations, or for slowing down parts difficult to discern when learning a
language.

1 Press and hold the `PLAY/4STOP NOTE


3 button during playback.
• Altered playback speed settings are
retained even after power OFF.
Changing the playback speed

• Changing the playback speed will make


the battery deplete more quickly.
• The function below cannot be used
2 Press the + or – button to select when changing the playback speed.
the desired playback speed. • [Noise Cancel] (☞ P.41)

Fast playback restrictions


• You can set the playback speed from Depending on their sampling rate and bit
[x 0.5] (slow) to [x 1.0] (normal) to rate, some files may not play normally. In this
[x 2.0] (fast). case you will need to reduce the playback
speed.
3 Press the OK button.

a
a Playback speed display
• To return to the normal playback
speed, set the setting to [x1.0].

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Index marks/temp marks
Writing an index mark or temp mark in a file enables you to quickly access desired position in
the file with the same operations used for fast-forwarding, rewinding or skipping to the start of
a file. Index marks are added to the files created using Olympus voice recorders and temp marks
are added to files created using other devices. The position you wish to start listening from can
be temporarily stored in a file during playback.

Writing an index mark/temp mark Erasing an index mark/temp mark


3
1 At the position to add an index 1 Select a file that contains index
mark or temp mark, press and mark/temp mark you want to

Index marks/temp marks


hold the OK button. erase and start playback.
2 Use the 9 or 0 button to
select the index mark/temp mark
you want to erase.

NOTE
• Temp marks are temporary markings.
They are automatically erased when 3 When the number of the index
you select a different file, transfer the mark/temp mark to erase is being
file to a PC, or move the file on a PC. shown (for about 2 seconds) in
• You can write up to 99 index marks/ the display, press and hold the OK
temp marks in a single file. The
message [Index Full] appears if you
button.
attempt to write more than 99 marks. • Any subsequent index marks/temp
• You cannot write or erase index marks in the file are automatically
marks/temp marks in files that have renumbered.
been locked by the file lock function
(☞ P.37).

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Preventing accidental operation
Setting the voice recorder to HOLD mode maintains the current operation and disables button
operations. HOLD mode is a handy feature for preventing unintentional operation from
accidental button presses when the voice recorder is carried in a bag or pocket.

Setting HOLD mode Releasing HOLD mode

1 Slide the POWER/HOLD switch to 1 Slide the POWER/HOLD switch to


3 the [HOLD] position. position A shown below.
Preventing accidental operation

• [Hold] appears in the display, and the


recorder enters HOLD mode.

NOTE
• When any button is pressed during HOLD mode, [Hold] appears in the display for 2
seconds. No other operation is performed.
• Setting HOLD mode during voice recorder playback continues the playback operation
and prevents any other operation from being performed (the voice recorder stops when
playback ends).

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Changing the information screen during playback or stop
Changing the information screen during playback or stop

You can change the information screen during playback or stop.

1 While the voice recorder is in playback mode or stop mode, press the OK
button.

• Each press of the OK button changes the information screen. 3

Changing the information screen during playback or stop


1 Elapsed playback time screen (default screen)
You can display the elapsed playback time and
current file number in folder.

2 Recording time/date screen ([Recorder] folder is selected)


You can display the recording time and date of
current file.

File name screen ([Music] folder is selected)


You can display the name of current file.

3 Functions indicator screen


You can display the indicator of functions and
remaining recording time (☞ P.22).

4 Date and time screen


You can display the current date and time.

NOTE
• The information screen return to default screen if the voice recorder will be changed to
other operation (stop, playback, recording).
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Searching for a file [Date Search]
Using the date search function

You can search for voice files by specifying a recording date.

1 While the voice recorder is in stop 6 Press the + or – button to select


mode, press and hold the MENU/ the desired file.
SCENE button. a b
3
Searching for a file [Date Search]

a File name
2 Press the + or – button to select b File number/Number of files
[Date Search]. registered for the selected date

TIP
• Each time you select a file, the
voice recorder can automatically
3 Press the OK button. play the beginning of the file for
10 seconds (☞ P.45).

7 Press the OK button to start


playback.
4 Press the + or – button to select
the desired recording date.

• All of the dates on which recordings NOTE


were made are displayed. Select the date • To perform a date search, you need
you are searching for from the dates. to set [Time & Date] in advance
5 Press the OK button. (☞ P.47).

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Erasing files
Erasing files

This section describes how to erase a single unneeded file from a folder, erase all the files in the
current folder at once.

1 Press the 0 or 9 button to 5 Press the + or – button to select


select the file you want to erase. [One file] or [All in folder].
3

Erasing files
The file of this number is
erased. After it is erased, [One file]:
renumbering is performed Erases only the selected file.
automatically. [All in folder]:
Erases all the files saved in the same
2 While the voice recorder is in stop folder as the selected file.
mode, press the MENU/SCENE 6 Press the OK button.
button.

• If no operation is performed for 8


3 Press the OK button. seconds during menu operation, the
previous screen is redisplayed.
7 Press the + button to select
[Start].

• The voice recorder returns to the


stopped mode if no operation is
performed for 3 minutes.
4 Press the OK button again. 8 Press the OK button.

• [Erasing] appears in the display, and


the erasing process starts. [Erased] EN
appears when the process has finished.
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Erasing files
NOTE
• Files cannot be restored after being
erased, so please check carefully before
erasing a file.
• Locked files and read-only files cannot
be erased (☞ P.37).
• If there is a file that cannot be
recognized by the recorder, the file
3 will not be erased. The voice recorder
must be connected to a PC to erase
these files.
Erasing files

• Before erasing a file, charge or replace


the battery to ensure it will not run
out before the process has finished.
Erasing processes can take over 10
seconds to complete. To prevent the
risk of damage to data, never remove
the battery before an erasing process
has finished.

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Menu
Setting menu items
Basic operation

The menus consist of the following five setting menus: [File Menu], [Rec Menu], [Play Menu],
[LCD/Sound], and [Device], which each provide useful functions to meet a variety of needs.
Follow the steps below to set a menu item.

• Press the 0 button to return to the


1 Press the MENU/SCENE button
during recording, playback or previous screen. 4
stop. 4 Press the + or – button to select

Setting menu items


the desired setting item.

TIP
• Some menus contain items that 5 Press the OK button.
can be set during recording/
playback (☞ P.36).

2 Press the + or – button to select


the setting menu containing item 6 Press the + or – button to change
you want to set. the setting.

3 Press the OK button. 7 Press the OK button to finalize


the setting.

• The setting item of the selected


setting menu is displayed. • A message indicating the setting has
• You can also use the 9 button to been entered appears. EN
perform this operation.
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Setting menu items
Basic operation

8 Press the `PLAY/4STOP button to 4 Menu items that can be set


exit the menu screen. during recording;
• Backlight
• LED
4 Menu items that can be set
• When you enter the menu screen during playback;
4 during recording or playback, press
the MENU/SCENE button to return
• Property
• Backlight
to the previous screen without • LED
Setting menu items

interrupting recording or playback.

NOTE Preregistered [Play Scene] settings


• For menu settings done while the voice
recorder is in stop mode, the voice [Transcription]:
recorder exits the menu and returns to [STOP ( 4)] [Auto Back (3 sec)]*
the stopped mode if no operation is [ 9 (CUE)] [x2.0 Play Back]
performed for 3 minutes. The selected [ 0 (REV)] [Reviewing]
setting item is not changed in this case.
[9 (SKIP)] [10 sec. Skip]
• For menu settings done during
recording/playback, the voice recorder [ 0 (SKIP)] [3 sec. Skip]
exits the menu if no operation is [Voice Balancer] [ON]
performed for 8 seconds.
[Language study]:
[STOP ( 4)] [Stop]
[9 (CUE)] [x2.0 Play Back]
[ 0 (REV)] [Reviewing]
[9 (SKIP)] [10 sec. Skip]
[ 0 (SKIP)] [3 sec. Skip]
[Voice Balancer] [OFF]

* If you press the `PLAY/4STOP button during


playback, the audio is rewound 3 seconds from
the position at which the button was pressed and
then stopped.

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File menu [File Menu]
Preventing accidental file erasure Displaying file information
[File Lock] [Property]

The file lock feature lets you lock important You can display the information of a file from
files to prevent them being accidentally a menu screen.
erased. Once locked, a file is not erased even
if the operation for erasing all the files in its File information
folder is performed (☞ P.33).
1 Press the + or – button to switch
1 Select the file you want to lock the screen.
(☞ P.23). • [Name] [Date] [Size] [Bit Rate]*1
4
[Artist]*2 [Album]*2 are displayed.
[ON]:

File menu [File Menu]


Locks the file.
*1 When a linear PCM format file is
[OFF]: selected, the sampling rate and bit
File lock is canceled. count are displayed in the [Bit Rate]
field.
*2 If there is no tag information in
Dividing files [File Divide] the file, [UNKNOWN_ARTIST] and
[UNKNOWN_ALBUM] are displayed.

Large files or files with long recording times


can be divided for easier management and
editing.
See “Dividing files [File Divide]” (☞ P.50)
for the procedure.

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Recording menu [Rec Menu]
Selecting the recording sensitivity Setting the recording mode
[Rec Level] [Rec Mode]

You can change the recording level You can prioritize sound quality or recording
(sensitivity) as needed for your recording time. Select the recording mode that best
application. matches your recording application.

[High]: [PCM]
The highest recording sensitivity. [MP3 128k ST]
[WMA 32 kbps mono]*
4 Suited to recording lectures, large
conferences and other applications [WMA 5 kbps mono]*
with distant or quiet sound sources. * Mono recording
Recording menu [Rec Menu]

[Low]:
The lowest sensitivity, this level is TIP
suitable for dictation. • PCM format allows you to faithfully
record the original sound because
TIP compression and other processing is
not performed, but the file size will
• When you wish to record a speaking
be large. Check that you have enough
voice clearly, set [Rec Level] to [Low],
remaining memory before recording.
and place the voice recorder’s built-in
microphone near the speaker’s mouth • To record conferences and
(5 to 10 cm away). presentations clearly, it is
recommended to set [Rec Mode]
setting to [MP3 128k ST].
NOTE
• The recording level is adjusted
automatically. Excessively loud sound
input may generate noise.

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Recording menu [Rec Menu]
Reducing noise caused by rubbing Voice-activated recording function
during recording [Anti-Rustle] [ VCVA]

Reduce noise caused by the voice recorder The voice-activated recording function
rubbing against clothing (rustling sounds) (VCVA) automatically starts recording when
when recording in your pocket. a sound louder than a preset voice activation
level is detected, and automatically pauses
NOTE recording when the sound volume level
• When recording with falls. Use this function to automatically omit
unneeded quiet segments when recording
the voice recorder in a
pocket or alike, secure it (such as long silences during conferences), 4
with a clip to prevent if saving memory.

Recording menu [Rec Menu]


from moving.
[ON]:
Turns VCVA ON. You can adjust the
[High] [Low]: voice activation level used for VCVA.
Reduces noise caused by rubbing
sounds (rustling sounds) during [OFF]:
recording. Turns VCVA OFF. Restores standard
recording.
[OFF]:
Turns the rustling sound reduction
function off. Adjusting the voice activation level for
voice-activated recording

1 Slide the REC switch to start


Reducing noise during recording
recording.
[Low Cut Filter]
• Recording pauses automatically
about 1 second after the input
The voice recorder’s low cut filter function sound becomes quieter than the set
lets you make recordings that reduce activation sensitivity.
humming sounds from air-conditioners or The LED indicator light becomes
low-frequency sounds from equipment such lit when recording is activated and
as projectors. flashes when recording is paused.

[ON]:
Turns the low cut filter ON.
[OFF]:
The low cut filter is disabled.
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Recording menu [Rec Menu]
2 Press the 9 or 0 button to
adjust the voice activation level.

b a
a Voice activation level (moves left/
right to match set level)
b Level meter (changes in proportion
to recording sound volume)
4 • The setting can be adjusted in 23
steps.
Recording menu [Rec Menu]

TIP
• Each press of the 0 button increases
the activation sensitivity level of VCVA,
and a high level will result in recording
starting even with small sounds.
• Adjust the VCVA voice activation level
to suit the recording conditions (to
cope with high levels of surrounding
noise or alike).
• To avoid recording mistake, it’s
recommended to perform a test
recording beforehand to adjust the
voice activation level.

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Playback menu [Play Menu]
[OFF]:
Reducing noise during playback The voice balancer function is
[Noise Cancel] disabled.

NOTE
Use the [Noise Cancel] function to reduce
noise when a recorded voice is difficult to • [Voice Balancer] function is only
discern. available when a file in the [Recorder]
folder is selected.
[High] [Low]:
Reduces surrounding noise to play
back clearer sound quality.
[OFF]: The noise cancel function is Specifying the range to play back 4
disabled. [Playback Range]

Playback menu [Play Menu]


NOTE
Select the playback range according to your
• [Noise Cancel] function is only
preference.
available when a file in the [Recorder]
folder is selected.
• If the [Noise Cancel] function is used,
1 Press the + or – button to select
the battery will deplete more quickly. [Recorder] or [Music].
• The following function will not be [Recorder]:
available while you are using the Set the playback range for playing files
[Noise Cancel] function. recorded with the built-in microphone.
• Changing the playback speed
[Music]:
(☞ P.28)
Set the playback range for playing files
transferred from a PC.
2 Press the + or – button to select
the setting.
Adjusting low volume portions
[File]:
during playback [Voice Balancer] Stops playback after the current file
has been played.
The [Voice Balancer] function adjusts low- [Folder]:
volume portions of recorded audio files to Plays all the files in the current folder
make them louder. consecutively, stopping playback after
the last file in the folder is played.
[ON]:
Adjusts low-volume portions of
audio files during playback, making EN
them louder.
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Playback menu [Play Menu]
NOTE Setting a skip space [Skip Space]
• When you set [Playback range] to
[File], [End] blinks in the display for 2 This function skips (forward) or reverse skips
seconds after the last file in the folder (rewinds) the file being played back for a set
has been played, then playback stops
amount of time and it is a convenient way to
at the start position of the last file.
move the playback position or repeat playing
• While [Playback range] is set to
a short phrase.
[Folder], [End] blinks in the display for
2 seconds after the last file in the folder
has been played, then playback stops 1 Press the + or – button to select
at the start position of the first file in [Forward Skip] or [Reverse Skip].
4 the folder.
[Forward Skip]:
Starts playback after moving the
Playback menu [Play Menu]

playback position forward by the set


amount.
[Reverse Skip]:
Setting the repeat playback Rewinds the set amount of time and
[Repeat] starts playback.
2 Press the + or – button to select
You can select ON or OFF for repeat playback. the setting.
When [Forward Skip] was selected:
1 Press the + or – button to select [File Skip], [30 sec. Skip], [5 min. Skip]
[Recorder] or [Music]. When [Reverse Skip] was selected:
[File Skip], [3 sec. Skip], [30 sec. Skip],
[Recorder]:
[5 min. Skip]
Set repeat playback for playing files
recorded with the built-in microphone.
NOTE
[Music]:
Set repeat playback for playing music • Forward/reverse skip operations over a
files transferred from a PC. skip space that contains an index mark/
temp mark or the starting position of a
2 Press the + or – button to select file will stop at that mark or at the start
the setting. position.
[ON]:
Repeatedly plays back the range
selected in [Playback Range].
[OFF]:
Cancels repeat playback.
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Playback menu [Play Menu]
Forward/reverse skip playback

1 Press the `PLAY/4STOP button to


start playback.
2 Press the 9 or 0 button
during playback.
• Playback starts after skipping forward
or backward by the set amount.

4
Changing the folder for playback

Playback menu [Play Menu]


[Play Folder]

You can switch the play folder to the


[Recorder] folder containing the files
recorded with the built-in microphone or
the [Music] folder containing music files and
study content transferred from a PC.
See “Changing the folder for playback [Play
Folder]” (☞ P.52) for the procedure.

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LCD/Sound menu [LCD/Sound]
Setting the backlight [Backlight] Setting the LED indicator light
[LED]
The display backlights are switched on for
a preset amount of time when a button
You can set the unit so that the LED indicator
operation is performed.
light does not light. The LED indicator light is
lit or flashing during recording and charging
[5 sec.] [10 sec.] [30 sec.] [1 min.]:
and while files are being transferred between
Set the amount of time that the
backlight stays lit. the voice recorder and a PC.
[OFF]:
4 Disables the backlight.
[ON]:
LED indicator light is switched on.
[OFF]:
LCD/Sound menu [LCD/Sound]

The LED indicator does not light.


Adjusting the contrast [Contrast]
• Even if you set the [LED] setting to
[OFF], the LED indicator light will
You can adjust the contrast of the display to flash while files are being transferred
12 different levels. between the voice recorder and a PC.
• The setting can be adjusted to
between [01] to [12].
Turning beeping sound ON/OFF
[Beep]

The voice recorder makes beeping sounds


when buttons are pressed, or to warn in case
of operation errors. You can select whether
the voice recorder makes these beeping
sounds.

[ON]:
Enables beeping sounds.
[OFF]:
Disables beeping sounds.

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LCD/Sound menu [LCD/Sound]
Selecting the speaker output
[Speaker]

You can set the built-in speaker to be ON or


OFF when the earphones are not connected.

[ON]:
When the earphone is connected,
sound is output from the earphone
and when the earphone is
disconnected, sound is output from 4
the built-in speaker.

LCD/Sound menu [LCD/Sound]


[OFF]:
Sound is not output from the built-in
speaker even though the earphone is
disconnected.

Playing the beginning of files


automatically [Intro Play]

Each time you select a file, the voice recorder


can automatically play the beginning of the
file for 10 seconds. This function is convenient
for searching for a file because it allows you
to check the content of files.

[ON]:
Each time you select a file, the
beginning of that file is played for
10 seconds.
[OFF]:
Turns [Intro Play] off.

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Device menu [Device]
NOTE
Setting auto power off mode
[Power Off] • If the [Rec Standby] function is
enabled, the voice recorder will remain
in recording standby state even after
The voice recorder turns OFF automatically the power is turned off so the battery
when a preset amount of time has elapsed will deplete more quickly. Once the
while the voice recorder is in stop mode after time set for [Rec Standby] elapses, the
power ON. power turns off completely.

[5 min.] [10 min.] [15 min.] [30 min.]:


4 Select the desired amount of time.
[OFF]: Setting the battery in use
Disables auto power off mode. Note
[Battery]
Device menu [Device]

that leaving the voice recorder On


will quickly deplete the battery.
Set the battery type to match the battery you
are using.
NOTE
• If the [Rec Standby] function is [Ni-MH]:
enabled, the voice recorder will remain Select this setting when using
in recording standby state even after an Olympus Ni-MH rechargeable
the power is turned off so the battery battery (model BR404).
will deplete more quickly. Once the
[Alkaline]:
time set for [Rec Standby] elapses, the
Select this setting when using an
power turns off completely.
alkaline dry cell battery.

Setting the recording standby duration


[Rec Standby]

Set the recording standby duration for after


the power is turned off. This allows you to
start recording immediately from the power
off state during the set duration.

[1 hr.] [3 hr.] [5 hr.] [10 hr.]:


EN Select the desired amount of time.
[OFF]:
46 Turns recording standby off.
Device menu [Device]
Setting the date/time • When setting the month and day,
each time the MENU/SCENE button is
[Time & Date] pressed, the display order changes.
Example: March 24, 2015
Set the date and time beforehand to enable 3M 24D 2015Y
easier management of recorded files. (default format)

1 Press the 9 or 0 button to 24D 3M 2015Y


select the desired setting item.
• When setting the year, the MENU/
SCENE button is pressed, the display
order changes. 4
Example: March 24, 2015

Device menu [Device]


3M 24D 2015Y
(default format)
2 Press the + or – button to change
the number. 2015Y 3M 24D

NOTE
• Even if the voice recorder is not used
for a long period of time, when the
• To change another item, use the 9
battery is used up, the date and time
or 0 button to move flashing
must be re-entered.
position and use the + or – button to
change the number.
3 Press the OK button to finalize
the setting.

TIP
• When setting hours and minutes,
each time the MENU/SCENE button is
pressed, the display changes between
12 hour and 24 hour display.
Example: 10:38 PM
10:38 PM
22:38
(default format)
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Device menu [Device]
Restoring the default settings LCD/Sound:
[Reset Settings] Backlight: 10 sec.
Contrast: Level 06
LED: ON
This setting is used to return various
functions to the factory default settings Beep: ON
(factory default). The clock setting and file Speaker: ON
numbers are retained. Intro Play: ON

1 Press the + button to select Device:


[Start]. Power Off: 5 min.
4 Rec Standby: OFF
Battery: Ni-MH
Device menu [Device]

Rec Menu:
Rec Level: High
Rec Mode: MP3 128k ST
Anti-Rustle: OFF
Low Cut Filter: OFF Formatting the internal memory
VCVA: OFF [Format]
Rec Scene: OFF
Formatting the internal memory erases all
Play Menu:
existing files saved on it. Be sure to transfer all
Noise Cancel: OFF
important files to a PC before formatting.
Voice Balancer: OFF
Playback Range: See “Formatting the internal memory
Recorder: File [Format]” (☞ P.54) for the procedure.
Music: Folder
Repeat:
Recorder: OFF
Music: OFF
Skip Space:
Forward Skip: File Skip
Reverse Skip: File Skip
Play Scene: OFF
Playback Folder: Recorder

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Device menu [Device]
Checking the internal memory
information [Memory Info.]

You can display the capacity and remaining


memory space of the internal memory from a
menu screen.

NOTE
• Some memory capacity is used as a
management area, so the actual usable
capacity will always be slightly less than
4
the displayed capacity.

Device menu [Device]


Confirming the voice recorder
information [System Info.]

You can display voice recorder information


from a menu screen.

• Displays system information about the


voice recorder, such as [Model], [Version],
and [Serial No.].

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Dividing files [File Divide]
Dividing files [File Divide]

Large files or files with long recording times can be divided for easier management and editing.

NOTE 6 Press the + button to select


[Start].
Only MP3-format and PCM-format files
recorded on the voice recorder can be
divided.

4 1 Play the file to divide, and stop


playback at the desired division
7 Press the OK button.
point.
Dividing files [File Divide]

• Press and hold the 9 or 0


button to fast-forward/rewind.
• Writing an index mark at the division
point beforehand is handy.
2 While the voice recorder is in stop
mode, press the MENU/SCENE
button. • [Dividing] appears in the display, and
the file dividing process starts.
3 Press the OK button. [Completed] appears when the
process has finished.
4 Press the + or – button to select 8 Press the `PLAY/4STOP button to
[File Divide]. exit the menu screen.
5 Press the OK button.

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Dividing files [File Divide]
Dividing files [File Divide]

TIP
• The file names after division become
“File name_1” for the first half and “File
name_2” for the latter half.

NOTE
• Files cannot be divided if there are 999 4
files in the folder.
• Locked files (☞ P.37) cannot be

Dividing files [File Divide]


divided.
• It may not be possible to divide some
MP3 or PCM files with extremely short
recording times.
• To prevent the risk of data damage,
never attempt to remove the battery
during dividing a file.

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Changing the folder for playback [Play Folder]
Changing the folder for playback [Play Folder]

You can switch the play folder to the [Recorder] folder containing the files recorded with the
built-in microphone or the [Music] folder containing music files and study content transferred
from a PC. The voice recorder can recognize folders up to the second level (C in the figure) in
the [Music] folder.
First level Second level Third level
A B C D
RECORDER
4 VP-10
Changing the folder for playback [Play Folder]

MUSIC

Folder File

1 While the voice recorder is in stop 6 Press the + or – button to select


mode, press the MENU/SCENE [Recorder] or [Music] (Fig. A).
button.
2 Press the + or – button to select
[Play Menu].
3 Press the OK button. [Recorder]:
Select this for playing files recorded
4 Press the + or – button to select with the built-in microphone.
[Play Folder]. [Music]:
Select this for playing files transferred
5 Press the OK button. from a PC.
• Press the 0 button to return to the
previous screen.

When [Recorder] was selected


☞ Go to Step Ï
When [Music] was selected
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Changing the folder for playback [Play Folder]
Changing the folder for playback [Play Folder]

7 Press the OK button. 11 Press the OK button.

8 Press the + or – button to select 12 Press the + or – button to select


the file or sub folder (Fig. B). the file (Fig. D).
• The voice recorder cannot recognize
any folders at the third level (D in the
figure) in the [Music] folder.
When the sub folder was 13 Press the OK button to finalize 4
selected the setting.

Changing the folder for playback [Play Folder]


When the file was selected
• Press the 0 button to return to the
previous screen.
When the file was selected
☞ Go to Step Ï
When the sub folder was selected
☞ Go to Step «
9 Press the OK button.
10 Press the + or – button to select
the file or sub folder (Fig. C).
When the file was selected
☞ Go to Step Ï
When the sub folder was selected
☞ Go to Step Í

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Formatting the internal memory [Format]
Formatting the internal memory [Format]

Formatting the internal memory erases all existing files saved on it.

1 While the voice recorder is in stop 9 Press the OK button.


mode, press the MENU/SCENE
button.
2 Press the + or – button to select
[Device].
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3 Press the OK button.
Formatting the internal memory [Format]

4 Press the + or – button to select • [Format] is displayed when formatting


[Format]. starts.
• When [Format done] is displayed,
5 Press the OK button. formatting is completed.
6 Press the + button to select
[Start]. TIP
• Perform [Reset Settings] to return
various functions to the factory default
(☞ P.48).

7 Press the OK button.


8 Press the + button again to select
[Start].

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Formatting the internal memory [Format]
Formatting the internal memory [Format]

NOTE
• Never format the voice recorder from a PC.
• Formatting erases all the existing data, including locked files and read-only files.
• Before formatting, charge or replace the battery to ensure it will not run out before
the process is finished. The formatting process can sometimes take over 10 seconds
to complete. To prevent the risk of damage to data, never remove the battery before a
formatting process has finished: Doing so may damage the data.
• Even when formatting or erasing (☞ P.33) is performed, only the file management
information of the internal memory is updated and the recorded data is not completely 4
erased. Before giving the voice recorder to somebody or disposing of it, perform

Formatting the internal memory [Format]


initialization and then record silence until there is no recording time remaining in order to
prevent the leakage of personal information.

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Use with a PC
When connecting the voice recorder to a PC you can do the following:
• You can enjoy language content or music
files in WMA, MP3 and WAV format stored
on your PC (☞ P.64).
• Use the voice recorder as external storage
to save or load data to/from your PC
(☞ P.63).

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PC operating environment

Earphones are not supplied with this product.

PC operating environment
Windows Macintosh

Operating system: Operating system:


Microsoft Windows Vista/7/8, 8.1 standard Mac OS X 10.5 to 10.9 standard installation
installation PC:
PC: Apple Macintosh series PC with at least
Windows PC with at least one available one available USB port
USB port

NOTE
• The requirements shown are the operating environments needed for using a USB
connection to save files recorded by the voice recorder on a PC.
• Even when the requirements for the operating environment are satisfying, updated
versions, multi-boot environments, self-modified PCs and other compatible machines will
not be covered under the operational warranty.
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PC operating environment
PC connection precautions

• When uploading or downloading a file to or from the voice recorder, data transfer will
continue as long as the voice recorder’s LED indicator light is flashing, even if the PC
data communication screen disappears. Never disconnect the USB connector before
data communication has finished. Always use the procedure on ☞ P.60 to disconnect
the USB connector. Data may not be transferred correctly if you disconnect the
connector before the drive has stopped.
• Do not format (initialize) the voice recorder’s drive from a PC. Formatting done from
a PC will not be done correctly. To perform formatting, use the [Format] menu of the
voice recorder (☞ P.54).
• Voice recorder folders or files that are moved or renamed in a Windows or Macintosh file
management screen may be reordered or become unrecognizable.
• Note that it will still be possible to read and write data on the voice recorder after
setting the attribute of the voice recorder’s drive to ’Read only’ on a PC.
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• To prevent nearby electronic devices being affected by noise, disconnect the earphones

PC operating environment
when connecting the voice recorder to a PC.

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PC connection/disconnection
Connecting the voice recorder to a PC

1 Start the PC. • While connected to USB, [Remote] is


displayed on the voice recorder.
2 Remove the USB connector cover. • You can transfer files to the PC while
charging the recorder.

TIP
1 • Windows: The voice recorder is
recognized and displayed in the [My
Computer] folder with the model
5 2
name as the drive name.
• Macintosh: The voice recorder is
recognized and displayed on the
PC connection/disconnection

Slide open the USB connector cover using the desktop with the model name as the
pad of your finger drive name.
• For information on the PC’s USB port,
3 After making sure the voice see the PC’s user manual.
recorder is stopped, connect the • Use the USB extension cable provided
USB connector to a USB port on a if needed.
PC.

When you use an Olympus nickel-


metal hydride rechargeable battery:
• To charge the battery, press the OK
button.
• To cancel the battery charging, press
the any button other than OK.

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PC connection/disconnection
Connecting the voice recorder to a PC

NOTE
• The voice recorder must not be in
HOLD mode.
• Insert the USB connector securely all
the way. Operation will not be normal if
the connection is not made properly.
• Connecting the voice recorder through
a USB hub may result in unstable
operation. Do not use a USB hub if
operation is unstable.
• Use only a compatible Olympus USB
extension cable. Operation is not
5
guaranteed if another manufacturer’s

PC connection/disconnection
cable is used. Also, never use this
dedicated cable with any other
company’s products.

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PC connection/disconnection
Disconnecting the voice recorder from a PC

Windows Macintosh

1 Click [ ] on the task bar in the 1 Drag-and-drop the removable


lower right hand corner of the disk icon for the voice recorder
screen and click [Eject DIGITAL shown on the desktop to the
VOICE RECORDER]. trash can icon.

• The letter used to identify the drive


5 will vary according to your PC.
• When the window indicating it is safe
PC connection/disconnection

to remove hardware appears, close the


window.
2 Check that the LED indicator light
of the voice recorder has stopped
blinking and then disconnect the
USB cable. 2 Check that the LED indicator light
of the voice recorder has stopped
blinking and then disconnect the
USB cable.

TIP
• You can disconnect the USB cable and use the voice recorder before the battery is fully
charged.

NOTE
• To prevent the risk of data damage, never disconnect the voice recorder from the USB
port while the LED indicator light is flashing.

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Loading a file to a PC
Files recorded with the built-in microphone are saved in a folder named [RECORDER] on the
PC. You can copy voice recorder files to any folder on the PC.

4 Voice recorder drive name and folder names on the PC

Copying files recorded with the built-in microphone to a PC

VP-10 The folder can store up to 999 files.

001

RECORDER 002 Copy these files to the PC.


Recordings made with
the microphone are
saved here.
5
999

Loading a file to a PC
Folder File
MUSIC

Transferring music files and study content

VP-10

Place the files to be transferred from


the PC into this folder.

RECORDER
First level Each folder can store up to
999 files.
Artist 01
Second level
MUSIC
001

Album 01 002

999
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Loading a file to a PC
TIP
• Up to 130 folders can be created within the [Music] folder (including a [Music] folder
itself ).
• The voice recorder can only recognize two folder sublevels.

NOTE
• To prevent the risk of data damage, never disconnect the voice recorder from the USB
port while the LED indicator light is flashing.
• WMA-format files cannot be played in the standard Macintosh operating system.

5
Loading a file to a PC

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Usage as external memory of the PC
Connecting the voice recorder to a PC lets you transfer voice recorder data to save in the PC,
and vice-versa.

Windows Macintosh

1 Connect the voice recorder to the 1 Connect the voice recorder to the
PC (☞ P.58). PC (☞ P.58).
• When connected to a Mac OS, the
2 Open Windows Explorer.
voice recorder is recognized on
• When you open [My Computer], the the desktop by the drive letter that
voice recorder is recognized by the includes the product name.
drive letter that includes the product
name.
2 Double-click the removable disk
icon labeled with your voice 5
3 Click on the folder labeled with recorder’s model name.
your voice recorder’s model

Usage as external memory of the PC


name. 3 Copy the desired data to the PC.
4 Copy the desired data to the PC. 4 Disconnect the voice recorder
from the PC (☞ P.60).
5 Disconnect the voice recorder
from the PC (☞ P.60).

NOTE
• During data communication, [Busy] appears in the voice recorder’s display and the LED
indicator light flashes. To prevent the risk of data damage, never disconnect the voice
recorder from the USB port while the LED indicator light is flashing.

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Listening to files transferred from a PC
To listen a transferred file

You can listen to music files, study content, etc. transferred from a PC.

NOTE 2 Press the `PLAY/4STOP button to


start playback.
• Connect the voice recorder to a PC
and transfer the music files and study
content to the [Music] folder of the
voice recorder beforehand (☞ P.61).
• The voice recorder cannot recognize
any folders at the third level in the 3 Press the + or – button to adjust
[Music] folder.
the volume to the desired level.
5 1 Select the desired file to
playback.
Listening to files transferred from a PC

4 Press the `PLAY/4STOP button to


stop playback.

• Use the [Play Folder] menu function


to switch to the [Music] folder and
then select the file (☞ P.52).

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Listening to files transferred from a PC
To listen a transferred file

Playable files
The sampling rate, bit count and bit rate
combinations supported for file playback are
shown below.

Bit count/bit
File format Sampling rate
rate

22.05 kHz,
WAV format 16 bits
44.1 kHz
MPEG 1 Layer 3:
32 kHz, 5
44.1 kHz,
48 kHz

Listening to files transferred from a PC


MP3 format 8 to 320 kbps
MPEG 2 Layer 3:
16 kHz,
22.05 kHz,
24 kHz
8 kHz,
11 kHz,
16 kHz,
WMA format 22 kHz, 5 to 320 kbps
32 kHz,
44.1 kHz,
48 kHz

• MP3 files with variable bit rates (bit rates


converted variably in a single file) may not
play normally.
• Linear PCM-format WAV files are the only
WAV files the voice recorder can play.
Playback of other WAV files is not supported.
• Even if the file formats is compatible for
playback on this recorder, the recorder does
not support every encoder.

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Other information
Alarm message list
Message Meaning Action required
Replace or charge the battery
Battery Low The remaining battery power is low.
(☞ P.7, P.10).

You must unlock the file before you can


File Locked The File is locked.
erase it (☞ P.37).

The maximum number of index marks


Index Full Erase unneeded index marks (☞ P.29).
(99) have been written in the file.

The maximum number of temp marks


Temp Full Erase unneeded temp marks (☞ P.29).
(99) have been written in the file.

The maximum number of files (999) have


Folder Full Erase unneeded files (☞ P.33).
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been saved in the folder.

Contact the Olympus Customer Support


Mem. Error An internal memory error occurred.
Center (☞ back cover).
Alarm message list

Memory Full There is no remaining memory. Erase unneeded files (☞ P.33).

Record a new file, or select another folder


There are no files in the folder.
(☞ P.16, P.53).
No File
You must select a file before you can
No file has been selected.
perform the operation (☞ P.23, P.64).

Format Err A formatting problem occurred. Format the memory again (☞ P.54).

The voice recorder is unable to create a


Connect the voice recorder to a PC and
Sysfile Err management file due to low remaining
erase unneeded files.
memory.

Select a file that can be played by the


Cannot Play The file’s format is not supported.
voice recorder (☞ P.65).

An attempt was made to divide a file


File Error that is not an MP3- or WAV-format file Select another file.
recorded by the voice recorder.

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Alarm message list
Message Meaning Action required
It may not be possible to divide some
An attempt was made to divide a file at a
Pos Error MP3 or PCM files with extremely short
position where dividing is not possible.
recording times (☞ P.50).

[Noise Cancel] function turns off


Noise Off [Noise Cancel] function is enabled.
automatically (☞ P.41).

[Rec Scene] or [Play Scene] function is [Rec Scene] or [Play Scene] function
Scene Off
enabled. turns off automatically (☞ P.20, P.27).

The playback speed function is set to The playback speed function returns to
x 1.0 Play
other than [x1.0]. [x1.0] automatically (☞ P.28).

Power Error A bus power error occurred. Cancel the USB connection (☞ P.60).

An attempt was made to charge an AAA


can't charge Use an Olympus nickel-metal hydride
alkaline battery or a rechargeable battery
( ) rechargeable battery (BR404).
other than one specified.
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can't charge_2
A bus power error occurred. Cancel the USB connection (☞ P.60).
( )

Alarm message list

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Troubleshooting
Problem Possible cause Solution
Check that the positive and negative
The battery is not inserted properly. terminals of the battery are placed correctly
(☞ P.7).
The display is blank.
Replace or charge the battery
The remaining battery power is low.
(☞ P.7, P.10).

The power is OFF. Turn the power ON (☞ P.8).

Replace or charge the battery


The remaining battery power is low.
(☞ P.7, P.10).
Unable to operate
the voice recorder The power is OFF. Turn the power ON (☞ P.8).

The voice recorder is in HOLD mode. Release HOLD mode (☞ P.30).

There is no remaining memory. Erase unneeded files (☞ P.33).

6 Unable to record
The maximum number of
Erase unneeded files (☞ P.33).
recordable files has been reached.
Troubleshooting

The earphones are connected to To output the playback through the built-in
the earphone jack. speaker, disconnect the earphones.
Playback is [OFF] has been selected for To output the playback through the built-in
inaudible. [Speaker]. speaker, select [ON] for [Speaker] (☞ P.45).

The volume is set to [00]. Adjust the volume (☞ P.23).

[Low] has been selected for Redo recording after setting the
The recording is too [Rec Level]. recording level to [High] (☞ P.38).
quiet. The voice recorder is far away from Move the voice recorder closer to the
the recording target. recording target.
The recording level is adjusted
Audio file sound is Record with the voice recorder farther away
automatically. Excessively loud
distorted. from the recording target.
sound input may generate noise.
An audio file is not [Rec Mode] is set to a mono Set [Rec Mode] to a stereo recording format
recorded in stereo. recording format (WMA). (PCM or MP3) (☞ P.38).

Objects brushed against the voice


-
---
---
---
---
---
--
recorder while recording.
Noise during
playback The voice recorder was placed near
Redo the operation with the voice recorder in
a mobile phone or fluorescent light
a different location.
during recording or playback.
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Troubleshooting
Problem Possible cause Solution
You must unlock the file before you can erase
The file is locked.
it (☞ P.37).
Unable to erase
a file
Unlock the file, or undo the read-only setting
The file is a read-only file.
on a PC.

Connecting a speaker with a built-in amplifier


may cause feedback during recording.
It is recommended that you use earphones
Noise when before starting recording (☞ P.19).
monitoring a Feedback is being caused.
recording Adjust the recording setup such as by
moving the earphones and microphone
farther apart, or ensuring the microphone is
not facing the earphones.
The maximum number of marks (99)
Erase unneeded marks (☞ P.29).
has been reached.
Unable to write
index marks/temp The file is locked.
You must unlock the file before you can erase
it (☞ P.37).
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marks
Unlock the file, or undo the read-only setting

Troubleshooting
The file is a read-only file.
on a PC.
To use the rechargeable battery provided,
select [Ni-MH] for [Battery]. Do not use
[Alkaline] has been selected for
the rechargeable battery at higher/lower
[Battery].
temperatures than the recommended range
(☞ P.8, P.13, P.46).
Unable to charge
the battery Press the OK button as directed in the
The OK button was not pressed. confirmation screen shown when connecting
the USB connector.

The voice recorder is in HOLD mode. Release HOLD mode (☞ P.30).

Button operations Set the [Play Scene] setting to [OFF]


[Play Scene] function is enabled.
are abnormal. (☞ P.27).

Playback speed is Playback speed function is set to Set the playback speed function setting to
fast (or slow). anything other than [x1.0]. [x1.0] (☞ P.28).

[File] has been selected for Set the [Playback Range] setting to [Folder]
Files cannot [Playback Range]. (☞ P.41).
be played
consecutively. [ON] has been selected for [Repeat]. Set the [Repeat] setting to [OFF] (☞ P.42).

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Troubleshooting
Problem Possible cause Solution
[File] has been selected for Set the [Playback Range] setting to [Folder]
[Playback Range]. (☞ P.41).
Unable to skip to the
next or previous file [ON] has been selected for [Repeat]. Set the [Repeat] setting to [OFF] (☞ P.42).
during playback
The [Skip Space] is set to other than Set the [Skip Space] setting to [File Skip]
[File Skip]. (☞ P.42).
When files are
[ON] has been selected for Set the [Intro Play] setting to [OFF]
switched, playback
[Intro Play]. (☞ P.45).
starts automatically.

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Other
Recorder care Accessories (optional)

s Exterior BR404 nickel-metal hydride AAA


Wipe gently with a soft cloth. If the rechargeable battery
recorder is very dirty, soak the cloth in
A high-efficiency, long-lasting
mild soapy water and wring well. Wipe the
recorder with the damp cloth and then rechargeable battery.
wipe it with a dry cloth. A514 USB-connection AC adapter
s Display A USB-connected AC adapter that
Wipe gently with a soft cloth. provides 5-volt DC output. (AC100-240V
50/60Hz)

NOTE
• Do not use benzene, alcohol or other
strong solvents, or chemical cleaning
6
cloths.

Other

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Copyright and trademark information
• The information in this document is subject to change in future without prior notice. Contact
Olympus Customer Support Center for the latest product names, model numbers and other
information.
• The display and illustrations of the voice recorder used in this manual may different from
the actual product. While every precaution has been taken to ensure the accuracy of
the information in this manual, errors may occasionally arise. Any questions or concerns
regarding doubtful information, or possible errors or omissions should be directed to the
Olympus Customer Support Center.
• Olympus Corporation is the copyright holders of this manual. Copyright law prohibits
unauthorized reproduction of this manual, or unauthorized distribution of reproductions
thereof.
• Note that Olympus will assume no liability in the event of damages, lost earnings, or any
claims from third parties resulting from improper use of the product.

Trademarks and registered trademarks


• IBM and PC/AT are trademarks or registered trademarks of International Business Machines
6 Corporation.
• Microsoft, Windows and Windows Media are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
Copyright and trademark information

• Macintosh and iTunes are trademarks of Apple Inc.


• The product uses MP3 audio coding technology licensed from Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson.
• Manufactured under license of R-Talk library from NTT Advanced Technology Corporation.
R-Talk is registered trademark or a trademark of NTT Advanced Technology Corporation in
Japan and other countries.
1 In regard to the VP-10, you are only permitted non-exclusive use of R-Talk library.
2 You may not duplicate R-Talk library.
3 You may not modify R-Talk library.
4 You may not engage in reverse engineering, decompilation or disassembly of R-Talk library.
5 You may not sublicense, assign, lease, or transfer possession of R-Talk library to third parties.
6 Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation retain all copyrights and other intellectual property rights
(excluding trademarks) of R-Talk library.

All other brand or product names in this manual are the trademarks or registered trademarks of
their respective owners.

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Safety precautions
Before using the voice recorder, read Voice recorder safety precautions
this manual to ensure correct and safe
operation. After reading this manual, be f WARNING
sure to keep it on hand for ready reference
whenever needed.
s Do not use the voice recorder in
an atmosphere that might contain
Important safety precautions flammable or explosive gases.
• Important items about safety are indicated It may cause fire or explosion.
by the following display and sentences. s Do not attempt to disassemble,
Always follow these precautions to repair or modify the voice recorder.
prevent harming yourself or others, or It may cause electric shock or injury.
causing damage to property.
• The meaning of each precaution type is s Do not operate the voice recorder
given below. while operating a vehicle (such as a
bicycle, motorcycle or car).
It may cause traffic accidents.

f DANGER s Do not leave the voice recorder in


a location accessible to an infant 6
A precaution about an imminent or child.
danger that is expected to result in

Safety precautions
Pay attention when using the voice
death or serious injury if equipment is recorder near an infant or child, taking
handed incorrectly. care not to leave it unattended. Infants
f WARNING and children are unable to understand
voice recorder safety precautions, and are
A precaution about a situation that at risk of accidents such as:
is expected to potentially result in − Strangulation caused by accidental
death or serious injury if equipment is entanglement of the earphone cord
handled incorrectly. around the neck.
f CAUTION − Operation errors resulting in injury or
electric shock.
A precaution about a situation that
s If the voice recorder is dropped
is expected to potentially result in
in water or, if water, metal or
injury, or is expected to result only
in property damage, if equipment is
combustible foreign matter gets
handled incorrectly. inside:
1 Remove the battery immediately.
2 Contact your place of purchase or
an Olympus service center for repair.
Continued use may result in fire or
electric shock.
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Safety precautions
s Do not use the voice recorder or s Do not connect the battery’s
use it only as directed in airplanes, positive and negative terminals.
hospitals or other locations It may cause overheating, electric shock
where use of electronic devices is or fire.
restricted. s When carrying or storing the
s Stop using the voice recorder if battery, always place it in the case
you notice unusual odor, noise, or to protect its terminals. Do not
smoke coming from it. carry or store the battery together
It may cause fire or burns. Remove the with precious metal items such as
battery immediately, taking care not key rings.
to burn yourself. Contact your place of It may cause overheating, electric shock
purchase or an Olympus repair center or or fire.
service center. (Do not touch the battery
s Do not connect the battery directly
with bare hands when removing it.
Remove the battery outdoors, and away to a power outlet or car cigarette
from flammable objects.) lighter.
6 s Do not use or leave the battery
f CAUTION in a hot location such as in direct
sunlight, inside a vehicle on a hot
Safety precautions

s Do not raise the volume before day, or near a room heater.


performing an operation. It may cause fire, burns or injuries from
Hearing damage or loss may result. leaking, overheating or ruptures.
Batteries
f WARNING
f DANGER
s Do not touch or hold the battery
s Do not place the battery near with wet hands.
ignition sources. It may cause electric shock or
s Do not incinerate, heat or malfunctions.
disassemble the battery. Do not s Do not use a battery with a
short-circuit the battery’s positive scratched or damaged case.
and negative electrodes. It may cause ruptures or overheating.
It may cause fire, ruptures, combustion or
overheating.
s Do not solder connections directly
onto the battery. Do not deform,
modify or disassemble the battery.

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Safety precautions
s Do not insert the battery with its 2 Have the voice recorder repaired by
positive/negative terminals in the your place of purchase or an Olympus
opposite direction. service center. Continued use may
result in fire or burns.
It may cause leaking, overheating,
combustion or ruptures. s Do not submerge the battery in
• Do not use a battery with a torn casing freshwater or saltwater, or allow its
seal (insulating covering). terminals to become wet.
• Always remove the battery when the s Discontinue use of the battery
voice recorder will not be used for an if it develops a problem such
long period. as leaking, discoloration or
• When disposing used batteries, insulate deformation.
their contacts with tape and discard s Stop charging the rechargeable
them as general waste in the manner
battery if charging has not finished
prescribed by the local authority.
after the specified amount of
• Remove the battery from the voice
recorder as soon as the battery
charging time.
s Battery fluid on clothing or skin
becomes unusable. It may cause
leakage. may damage the skin, so rinse the
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s Battery fluid in the eyes may cause battery fluid off right away with

Safety precautions
blindness. If battery fluid gets in tap water or other clean water.
eyes, do not rub the eyes. Instead,
rinse them thoroughly with tap f CAUTION
water or other clean water right s Do not throw the battery around,
away. Go to doctor immediately. or subject it to strong shocks.
s Do not attempt to recharge s Always charge the rechargeable
alkaline, lithium or any other non- battery before use when using
rechargeable batteries. it for the first time or if it has not
s Keep the battery out of the reach been used for a long time.
of infants and children. s Rechargeable batteries have a
The battery could be swallowed by an limited life. When the recorders
infant or child. If swallowed, go to doctor operating time becomes shorter
immediately.
after recharging under the speci-
s If you notice abnormal sound, fied condition, please consider
heat, burning odor or smoke from that battery is expired and replace
the voice recorder during use: it with a new one.
1 Remove the battery immediately,
taking care not to injure yourself.

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Safety precautions
Disposing the rechargeable <Data loss precautions>
battery • Recorded content in the internal memory
may be destroyed or lost due to reasons
s Recycling batteries helps saving such as operating errors, device failure or
resources. When disposing a used repair.
battery, always cover its terminals • Also, when content is saved in the memory
and observe local laws and for long period of time or is used repeatedly,
regulations. operations such as writing to, reading from,
or erasing of contents may not be possible.
Operating precautions • Making a backup of important recorded
• Do not leave the voice recorder in hot or information and saving it on a PC’s hard disk
humid locations such as in direct sunlight or other recording media is recommended.
inside a vehicle, or on a beach during • Note that Olympus will assume no liability
summer. for damages or lost earnings resulting from
• Do not store the voice recorder in humid recorded data damage or loss, regardless of
or dusty locations. the nature or cause thereof.
• If the voice recorder becomes wet or <Recorded file precautions>
6 damp, wipe off the moisture right away • Note that Olympus will assume no
with a dry cloth. Contact with salt water liability for recorded files being erased
should be particularly avoided. or becoming unplayable due to voice
Safety precautions

• Do not place the voice recorder on top of recorder or PC failure.


or near a TV, refrigerator or other electrical • Recording of copyrighted material is
appliance. permitted when the recording is for your
• Prevent sand or mud from getting on the personal use only. Any other type of use
voice recorder. It may cause product not to without the permission of the copyright
be repairable. owner is prohibited by copyright law.
• Do not subject the voice recorder to
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intense vibrations or shocks.
• Even when formatting (☞ P.54) or
• Do not use the voice recorder in humid
erasing (☞ P.33)are performed, only
locations.
the file management information of the
• Placing a magnetic card (such as a bank
internal memory is updated and the
cash card) near the speaker or earphones
recorded data is not completely erased.
may cause errors in the data stored on the
When disposing the voice recorder, be
magnetic card.
sure to destroy it, format and record
silence until the recording time runs
out, or perform a similar operation in
order to prevent the leakage of personal
information.

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Specifications
General items 4 Power source
Standard voltage: 1.5 V
4 Recording formats Battery: One AAA dry cell battery (model
Linear PCM (pulse-code modulation) LR03), or one Olympus nickel-metal
format hydride rechargeable battery
MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3) format 4 External dimensions
WMA (Windows Media Audio) format 17 mm × 130 mm × 17 mm
(Not including largest projection)
4 Sampling frequency
4 Weight
Linear PCM format
37.5 g (including battery)
22.05 kHz/16 bits 22.05 kHz 4 Operating temperature
0 to 42°C (32 to 107.6°F)
MP3 format
128 kbps 44.1 kHz Frequency response
WMA format 4 When recording with built-in
32 kbps mono 44.1 kHz stereo microphone 6
5 kbps mono 8 kHz Linear PCM format

Specifications
22.05 kHz/16 bits 50 Hz to 10 kHz
4 Maximum working output
90 mW (8 Ω speaker) MP3 format
4 Maximum headphone output
â 150 mV (conforms to EN 50332-2)
128 kbps 50 Hz to 17 kHz

4 Recording media* WMA format


Internal NAND FLASH memory: 4 GB
* Some memory capacity is used as 32 kbps mono 50 Hz to 13 kHz
a management area, so the actual
usable capacity will always be slightly 5 kbps mono 50 Hz to 3 kHz
less than the displayed capacity.
4 Speaker
Built-in ø 10 mm round dynamic speaker 4 During playback
4 Earphone jack 20 Hz to 20 kHz
ø 3.5 mm impedance 8 Ω or more

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Specifications
Battery life
The figures below are guideline values.
4 When recording with built-in stereo microphone (using internal memory)
Battery life
Recording mode Nickel-metal hydride
Alkaline dry cell battery
rechargeable battery
Linear PCM format 22.05 kHz/16 bits 24 hours (approx.) 20 hours (approx.)
MP3 format 128 kbps 27 hours (approx.) 22 hours (approx.)
32 kbps mono 33 hours (approx.) 26 hours (approx.)
WMA format
5 kbps mono 50 hours (approx.) 38 hours (approx.)

4 During audio file playback (all playback modes)


During speaker playback
Battery life
6 Recording mode
Alkaline dry cell battery
Nickel-metal hydride
rechargeable battery
Linear PCM format 22.05 kHz/16 bits 19 hours (approx.) 16 hours (approx.)
Specifications

MP3 format 128 kbps 21 hours (approx.) 18 hours (approx.)


32 kbps mono 24 hours (approx.) 19 hours (approx.)
WMA format
5 kbps mono 24 hours (approx.) 19 hours (approx.)

During earphone playback


Battery life
Recording mode Nickel-metal hydride
Alkaline dry cell battery
rechargeable battery
Linear PCM format 22.05 kHz/16 bits 23 hours (approx.) 19 hours (approx.)
MP3 format 128 kbps 28 hours (approx.) 22 hours (approx.)
32 kbps mono 29 hours (approx.) 23 hours (approx.)
WMA format
5 kbps mono 29 hours (approx.) 23 hours (approx.)

NOTE
• The battery life figures shown here were determined using an Olympus test method
(When [LED] is set to [OFF]). Actual battery life figures will vary greatly according to the
battery used and usage conditions (Changing the playback speed, or using the [Noise
Cancel], [Voice Balancer], [Rec Scene], [Play Scene] and [Rec Standby] functions may
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Specifications
Recording time
The figures below are guideline values.
4 Linear PCM format
Recording mode Internal memory (4 GB)

Linear PCM format 22.05 kHz/16 bits 12 hours (approx.)

4 MP3 format
Recording mode Internal memory (4 GB)

MP3 format 128 kbps 66 hours (approx.)

4 WMA format
Recording mode Internal memory (4 GB)
6
32 kbps mono 258 hours (approx.)
WMA format

Specifications
5 kbps mono 1620 hours (approx.)

NOTE
• Actually available recording times may be shorter than the figures shown here when
making short recordings repeatedly (Equipment displays of available/elapsed recording
times should be considered guideline values).

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Specifications
Maximum recording time per file
• The maximum file size is limited to about 4 GB in the MP3 format, and to about 2 GB in the
linear PCM (WAV) format.
• Regardless of the amount of remaining memory, the maximum recording time per file is
restricted to the following values.
4 Linear PCM format
Recording mode Recording time

Linear PCM format 22.05 kHz/16 bits 6 hours, 40 minutes (approx.)

4 MP3 format
Recording mode Recording time

MP3 format 128 kbps 66 hours (approx.)

6 4 WMA format
Specifications

Recording mode Recording time

32 kbps mono 26 hours, 40 minutes (approx.)


WMA format
5 kbps mono 148 hours, 40 minutes (approx.)

Number of music tracks (songs) that can be recorded


The figures below are guideline values.

4 GB 800 tracks (approx.)

(At 128 kbps, 4 minutes per track)

Note that voice recorder specifications and appearance are subject to change without prior
notice for performance improvements or other upgrading.

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For customers in North and South For customers in USA
America: Declaration of Conformity
FCC Notice Model Number: VP-10
• This equipment has been tested and Trade Name: OLYMPUS
found to comply with the limits for a Class Responsible Party: OLYMPUS AMERICA INC.
B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of Address: 3500 Corporate Parkway, P.O. Box
the FCC Rules. These limits are designed 610, Center Valley, PA 18034-0610, U.S.A.
to provide reasonable protection against Telephone Number: 1-888-553-4448
harmful interference in a residential
installation.
Tested To Comply With FCC Standards
• This equipment generates, uses, and
FOR HOME OR OFFICE USE
can radiate radio frequency energy and,
if not installed and used in accordance
with the instructions, may cause harmful This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC
interference to radio communications. rules. Operation is subject to the following
• However, there is no guarantee that two conditions:
interference will not occur in a particular (1) This device may not cause harmful
installation. If this equipment does cause interference, and
harmful interference to radio or television (2) this device must accept any interference
reception, which can be determined received, including interference that may
by turning the equipment off and on, cause undesired operation.
the user is encouraged to try to correct
the interference by one or more of the For customers in CANADA
following measures:
CAN ICES-3 (B)/NMB-3 (B)
- Reorient or relocate the receiving
antenna.
- Increase the separation between the
equipment and receiver.
- Connect the equipment into an outlet
on a circuit different from that to which
the receiver is connected.
- Consult the dealer or an experienced
radio/TV technician for help.
- Only the OLYMPUS-supplied USB
cable should be used to connect the
equipment to USB enabled personal
computers (PC).

Any unauthorized changes or modifications


to this equipment would void the user's
authority to operate.
OLYMPUS CORPORATION
2951 Ishikawa-machi, Hachioji-shi, Tokyo 192-8507, Japan.

OLYMPUS AMERICA INC.


3500 Corporate Parkway, P.O. Box 610, Center Valley, PA 18034-0610, U.S.A.
Tel. 484-896-5000
Technical Support (USA): Our phone customer support is available
24/7 online automated help: from 9 am to 9 pm (Monday to Friday) ET
http://www.olympusamerica.com/ http://www.olympusamerica.com/
support contactus
Phone customer support: Olympus software updates can be
Tel.: 1-888-553-4448 (Toll-free) obtained at:
http://www.olympusamerica.com/digital

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