How did you get the software? or did you have it from an earlyer DM recorder? The LSs for what ever reason don't come with that software. Only the DM's do and the DSs

did too. Yeah I knew the PTR2 woulda died off at some point. I like I said before was so pleasently surprised to see 1 once again in 2013. If only it didn't have the 6 gig limit for compact flash cards and the interface limits for the cards it would stil be good. There are such things as 128 gig compact flash cards. Then they also have some fast spead thing that Sound Devices recorders support.
On 12/24/2017 5:22 PM, Aidan wrote:
I just use the sinority software to sync the pc date and time on the 14.
As for ptr2, I love that machine, but unfortunetly, plextalk really
have to keep up with times and they should think of supporting newer
stuff as well.
Why don't they take the pocket for example and then make it able to
record on cd directly by means of a external USB dvd drive? Everyone
have it or can obtain it. And pocket ptp1 is cheaper and stil
I fear that ptn2 can also go as the hardware is no longer available
for aph bookport models.

On 24/12/2017, Hamit Campos <> wrote:
Ah well I guess I write this too little too late. But, as far as
accessibility goes you got the most accessible 1 at this point. Look at
it this way. Do you use mikes with XLR? Do you need phantum power? Do
you need those big thumb sized jacks that some 90s headphones had? or
that electric guitars I guess still have? Will you produce music? Like a
DR Drey? I ask all this as a long way to ask do you need something like
a Zoom? Because if no then yeah sure you missed out on better quality,
but meh you saved loads of cash. Just remember my earlier warning. The
recordings though real good and real crisp will sound little. If things
sounding little doesn't bother you then actually you got the better 1
accessibility wise. You can now set the clock and stuff on your own on
this 1. On the 100 and even the 14 you would need a sighted person to do

On 12/24/2017 5:37 AM, Merv Keck wrote:
I just ordered myself the LS P2 today. I was tempted to get the LS 100 but
couldn't find anyone to satisfy my curiosity about its accessibility and
performance versus the LS P2. So I opted for the one that cost less. I do
hope to use it for both live voice and music recording though.

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of
Sent: Sunday, December 24, 2017 1:25 AM
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Looking For Equivalent to Olympus DS-40Recorder


I reaalise that it is difficult to keep pace with the developments in
technology but what we thought was fantastic technology 10 years ago is
now very ordinary.

For Olympus digital audio recorders, take a look at the following web

Under the heading "digital audio recorders" you will see the various
categories of digital recorders.  For example, under the heading of
"business" you will see the DM-720 which is the current equivalent of your
old recorder.

What is not obvious is that all of these recorders have the same core
technology and just have different user interfaces to make them more
usable for different classes of people.

That is to say, user interfaces for the sound and field recorders (the LS
series) is designed for people making high fidelity recordings.  The
interfaces for notetaker devices or business devices are designed for
dictation or recording meetings.

Therefore, a DM-720 business recorder will be good for dictation and
meetings but, even though it has the digital technology to do so, it will
not make it convenient to record live music.

By the way, if you take the time to look, the LS-100, LS-14, LS-12 and
LS-P2 are all shown as current models.

Bob Nelson

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Tom
Sent: Sunday, 24 December 2017 9:22 AM
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Looking For Equivalent to Olympus DS-40Recorder

Bob and list:  So this kind of brings me to the question I should have
asked: what is the actual replacement for the Olympus DS-40 or Olympus
DS-50?  From what I've heard about the PS-2 (not sure I have that right)
am sure it is a fine unit; it just might be a little more machine than I
really need; hard to tell for sure at this point!
Tom Kaufman

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of
Sent: Saturday, December 23, 2017 5:40 PM
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Looking For Equivalent to Olympus DS-40Recorder

If you look around, you can still find an LS-14.  I purchased a brand new
one as recently as 6 weeks ago.

However, you may find it cheaper and just as good, quality wise, to
purchase an LS-P2.

The LS-P2  has the voice guidance for the menus and is, to all intents and
purposes, the replacement for the LS-14.

It is, however, physically smaller than the LS-14 but it is particularly
good for live recording.

Bob Nelson

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of vinny
Sent: Sunday, 24 December 2017 8:07 AM
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Looking For Equivalent to Olympus DS-40Recorder

The Ls 14 is gone?  Nuts! Isomeone sent me a Neal Ewers review of the ls
14, but I didn't know how old that was, as there was no date on it.  I
need a digital recorder which will be accessible for a piano cd.  My old
ptr2 plextor machine just died.

-----Original Message-----
From: Aidan
Sent: Saturday, December 23, 2017 8:03 AM
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Looking For Equivalent to Olympus DS-40Recorder

Well, the 14 don't have a compressor as far as I no, or at least not one
you can adjust, only a limiter. But 100 have both limiter and compressor.

On 23/12/2017, Hamit Campos <> wrote:
As to the 14 being gone yeah I'm surprised too as it was being sold as
the side arm as it were to the 100. Meh the 14 is the 1 you throw your
ideas at you use to practise and what not. Then once it's time to make
that project a reality and send it to mastering to make it loud out
comes the LS 100 and you make your project and burn that sucker to CD.
Yeah that's a cool feature that the 100 has that I think and I only
think that only Sound Devices recorders have. I could be wrong though.
Oh and that's another thing. The way the 14 does the over dub is better.
I forget how the 100 does it but the 14 is better in that it just
creates more and more wav files as you dub more and more. So if you
mess up just get rid of the newest file. No throwing the whole project
away and having to restart it all.

On 12/22/2017 4:34 PM, Aidan wrote:
Intresting, I wasn't aware that ls14 is gone. I'm glad I have one.
Well, don't forget there is hopefully stil the ls100 if its not gone
either. Although I think they will hang on to it for longer as its
their only multitrack option rite now.

On 22/12/2017, Hamit Campos <> wrote:
Ah yes then indeed the LS-P2 will do fine. I would also personally
recomend the now gone LS-14. But not sure how you could get this as
apparently Olympus doesn't sell it no more.

On 12/21/2017 3:46 PM, Merv Keck wrote:
I am actually looking to replace my DS 50 which is about fifteen
years old now and finally worn out. I really liked that model
except for the hiss in the recording. I am hoping to find something
with equal or better sound quality and equal accessibility. The LS
P2 has been recommended to me on multiple lists. I asked for
something that was more than consumer level recording. Since losing
the rest of my vision I lost access to all the really cool
multitrack options that I know of out there.

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of
Tom Kaufman
Sent: Thursday, December 21, 2017 3:39 PM
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Looking For Equivalent to Olympus

Sorry; I meant to say DM720!

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of
Hamit Campos
Sent: Thursday, December 21, 2017 2:59 PM
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Looking For Equivalent to Olympus

What's that the LS-P2? yes it's actually more so. You can actually
set the date and time yourself. Olympus finally contracted that
british lady to say the numbers and things. I don't get why they d

idn't in the first place but oh well there it is. There's also the
for consumers that is also as accessible.
On 12/21/2017 2:18 PM, Tom Kaufman wrote:
Bob and list:  Is this particular recorder as accessible as the
DS-40 or
DS0-50 used to be; maybe more so?
Tom Kaufman

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf
Sent: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 5:38 PM
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Looking For Equivalent to Olympus


The best unit to replace your old recorder is LS-P2 which you can
read about on the page:

The list price is shown as $179 but I'm sure that if you look
around you will find it cheaper.

Don't let the hype on the web page fool you.  This is a small unit
that will easily fit in a shirt pocket and is, for the most part,
simple to use.
You'd better make that a shirt pocket with a button down flap
because unless you wrap the P2 in a tissue, it will slip out when
you bend over. Better still, buy a Gutman wind screen for it.

It is the replacement for the LS-14 and, like the LS-14, has
voiced menus.Bob Nelson

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf
Of Tom Kaufman
Sent: Thursday, 21 December 2017 6:50 AM
Subject: [all-audio] Looking For Equivalent to Olympus

Hello list:  Well it would seem that I have lost my good ole
DS040 digital recorder!  I've looked all over in areas where I
thought it might be!  But alas, it just doesn't seem to be here!
I know that this series of digital recorders don't exist anymore
under DS-40 or DS-50!  But what is Olympus making now that is the
equivalent?  I used this recorder mainly to record music gigs (I
know it mainly is supposed to be a voice recorder) but I found
that it doesn't do bad for recording live music!  I also liked
this machine because of its size (small enough that I could just
stick it in my
pocket) so assuming that I cannot locate the one I have, I'd
surely love to find a good replacement for it; I'd even go for the
equivalent to the DS-50 (which might be even better; also would
like to know where would be the best place to find one here in the


Tom Kaufman

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