One can often find Book Port Plus or Plextalk Pocket units used in good 
condition.  this may make their price more equal to the one you're 
contemplating; I don't know how much that one costs.  The advantage of these 
blindness-specific devices is that you can easily set bookmarks while 
recording, so if an item you know you're going to want to put in the minutes 
occurs you can silently hit the bookmark key during recording and easily get 
back to it later.  You can also of course change the playback speed.  

-----Original Message-----
From: Pc-audio [] On Behalf Of JOHN RIEHL
Sent: Sunday, November 12, 2017 12:05 PM
To: 'PC Audio Discussion List' <>
Subject: RE: Question about LS-14 digital recorder

Hi, Andy. I appreciate the help. What I actually want to do is record a meeting 
then go through it and take minutes. It's not feasible to do this by 
manipulating a file on a computer. I have used other Olympus digital recorders 
that  do let you vary the speed of the recording using the recording. 

-----Original Message-----
From: Pc-audio [] On Behalf Of Andy
Sent: Sunday, November 12, 2017 12:01 PM
To: PC Audio Discussion List
Subject: Re: Question about LS-14 digital recorder

Hi John.

Like another member suggested yesterday, most of these recorders record a file 
for you and that's all.

What you do with that file is up to you.

You may wish to make it quieter, slower, faster , louder or add some thing like 
a small echo or you may simply wish to maximise all the tracks to be the same 
volume, etc.

You achieve these things by using something like Goldwave.

I do this kind of stuff all the time and as recently as Friday night of last 
week I recorded a 45 singer choir onto such a recorder and came home with my 
digital recording.

But then the technical work really started

I had to load it into Goldwave and make some of the improvements that I listed 

I ended up with a high quality recording that you simply cannot get on a stand 
alone hand-held digital recorder.
Once on the computer I was also able to burn my work onto a CD for the group, 
which is to be used in a television advertisement.

I could not do this without some experience of digital editing on a computer.

So if this is what you want to do, then that is the way to do it.

Hope this helps.


----- Original Message -----
From: "JOHN RIEHL" <>
To: "'PC Audio Discussion List'" <>
Sent: Sunday, November 12, 2017 3:32 PM
Subject: Question about LS-14 digital recorder

Hi. I listened to Neil Ewers' excellent podcast on the Sony LS-14 recorder. 
I'm thinking of getting the recorder but I have one question. Is there a way 
of varying the playback speed? I often record meetings to take minutes and 
I'd like to speed up playback. I didn't hear anything about that in Neil's 
podcast. Thanks. John

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