Olympus LS-100 Portable Multitrack 24-Bit / 96 kHz PCM Recorder

Olympus LS-100 Portable Multitrack 24-Bit / 96 kHz PCM Recorder

Olympus LS-100 Portable Multitrack 24-Bit / 96 kHz PCM Recorder

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Product Highlights

  • 24-Bit / 96 kHz Linear PCM Recording
  • Supports PCM WAV & MP3 Audio Formats
  • Built-In Battery & 4GB Flash Storage
  • Supports SD Cards up to 64GB
  • Two 90° Stereo Condenser Microphones
  • Left & Right XLR-1/4" Combo Inputs
  • 3.5mm Mic Input & Headphone Output
  • Overdub/Edit/Bounce up to Eight Tracks
  • Voice Sync & Play Sync Record Modes
  • Tuner, Metronome & Lissajous Functions
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Olympus LS-100 Overview

  • 1Description

The Olympus LS-100 is a portable multitrack PCM recorder offering versatile recording modes and resolutions for musicians, podcasters, and location recordists. It supports WAV recording in digital resolutions up to 24-bit / 96 kHz, or selectable-rate MP3 recording for extended recording time. Record to the internal 4GB flash storage or via separately available SD/SDHC/SDXC cards up to 64GB in capacity. The built-in rechargeable battery powers the LS-100 for up to 12.5 hours of recording time or up to 17.5 hours of playback time.

Record, overdub, edit, and bounce up to eight tracks per project, and benefit from special record modes such as Voice Sync and Play Sync. Use the integrated tuner and metronome to help you play on pitch and in time, and check phase with the Lissajous function. Audio can be sourced from the two onboard condenser microphones—arranged in a 90° stereo configuration—or via external microphones connected to the XLR-1/4" combo inputs or 3.5mm mini jack. Monitor your recordings through the built-in speaker or your own 3.5mm jack–equipped headphones.

24-Bit / 96 kHz Linear PCM Recording
The LS-100 features linear PCM recording at selectable resolutions between 16-bit / 44.1 kHz and 24-bit / 96 kHz. When quality is second to convenience and quantity, you can record using the MP3 format with selectable bit rates. Record in stereo to capture spatially realistic music, or record in mono to record speech with extended battery life and recording time.
Internal & External Storage Options
The LS-100 is equipped with 4GB of internal flash memory. It also has an SD card slot for recording directly to SD cards up to 2GB, SDHC cards up to 32GB, or SDXC cards up to 64GB.
90° Directional Stereo Condenser Microphones
With a frequency response of 20 Hz to 20 kHz, the built-in directional 90° stereo condenser microphones accurately capture a wide range of audio sources at SPLs up to 140 dB, which means you'll be able to clearly record even the loudest of live performances. Plus, the LS-100's independent left and right recording level dials allow you maintain optimum balance as well as make adjustments on the fly.
Multiple Mic Inputs & Phantom Power
The LS-100 features selectable 24V or 48V phantom power for condenser mics and active ribbon mics. Integrated left and right XLR-1/4" combo jacks easily accommodate external mics or instruments. It also provides plug-in power and a 3.5mm mic input for connection of an external lavalier microphone.
Multitrack Mode with Bouncing
The LS-100's multitrack mode allows you to separately record and play up to eight different sound sources such as guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, and vocals in each project. Recorded tracks can be edited separately to adjust the output level or balanced, then mixed (bounced) into a single file.
Overdubbing Function
Overdub recording allows you to record along with existing audio, while still being able to keep the original sound. Overdubbing has several useful applications. It can be used by musicians to add a supplementary recorded sound to a previously recorded performance and vocalists can use it to sing harmonies with themselves. With LS-100, you'll be able to make a recording and then go back later to overdub additional parts.
Voice-Activated Recording with Voice Sync
Voice Sync lets you use your voice to start, stop, and restart your recordings. Voice-activated recording is an extra benefit that saves time and energy while simultaneously lowering stress and frustration when your hands are needed for other tasks.
Packed with Convenient Features
Besides Voice Syncing, the LS-100 features functions for file editing, pre-recording, metronome, tuner, Lissajous for phase checks, MP3 converting, CD writing, and Play Sync recording. The recorder is equipped with adjustable microphone sensitivity and a 100/300 Hz low-cut filter. It also has a headphone jack and built-in speaker for versatile monitoring.
Ideal for Music and More
The LS-100 is well suited for podcasting, electronic news gathering, and location recording. Use it to record interviews, foley, sound effects, or ambient noise. Plus, nature enthusiasts can record wildlife with high-resolution clarity.
Voice Guidance
Voice feedback for actions lets the user operate the LS-100 without looking at the display.
UPC: 050332179226
In the Box
Olympus LS-100 Portable Multitrack 24-Bit / 96 kHz PCM Recorder
  • Li-50B Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery (3.7V, 925 mAh)
  • A-514 Universal AC Adapter
  • USB Cable
  • USB Conversion Connector
  • Carrying Case
  • Strap
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Olympus LS-100 Specs

    Type Digital
    Mode Stereo / Mono
    Recording Format MP3, PCM (WAV)
    Bit-Depth 16
    Bit-Rate 64 kbps - 320 kbps
    Sample Rate 44.1 kHz - 96 kHz
    Recording Time LP Mono: 114 Hours Recording in MP3 Format
    SP Stereo: 57 Hours Recording in MP3 Format
    HQ Stereo: 28.5 Hours Recording in MP3 Format
    SHQ Stereo: 22.5 Hours Recording in MP3 Format
    PCM Mono: 10 Hours Recording in PCM (WAV) Format
    PCM Stereo: 5 Hours Recording in PCM (WAV) Format
    One-Click Recording Yes
    Voice Activated Recording Yes
    Microphone Type Internal Stereo - 2 Elements
    Microphone Sensitivity High
    Pickup Pattern Cardioid
    Frequency Response 50 Hz - 8 kHz @ 44.1 kHz Sample Rate / 64 kbps MP3
    50 Hz - 17 kHz @ 44.1 kHz Sample Rate / 128 kbps MP3
    50 Hz - 20 kHz @ 44.1 kHz Sample Rate / 256 kbps MP3
    50 Hz - 20 kHz @ 44.1 kHz Sample Rate / 320 kbps MP3
    20 Hz - 21 kHz @ 44.1 kHz Sample Rate / 24 Bit PCM (WAV)
    20 Hz - 23 kHz @ 48 kHz Sample Rate / 24 Bit PCM (WAV)
    20 Hz - 40 kHz @ 88.2 kHz Sample Rate / 24 Bit PCM (WAV)
    20 Hz - 44 kHz @ 96 kHz Sample Rate / 24 Bit PCM (WAV)
    Playback Formats MP3
    PCM (WAV)
    Bit-Rate MP3: 64 - 320 Kbps
    WAV: 706 - 2304 Kbps
    Speaker Yes
    Speaker Size 0.79" / 20 mm
    Power Output 430 mW
    Tuner None
    Display Size/Type 2" LCD Backlit
    Equalizer Settings None
    Indicators Power, Low Battery, Recording, Voice Volume, Peak
    Erase Protect Yes
    Voice E-Mail Function No
    On Screen Clock Yes
    Safety Lock Yes
    Search Calendar Search
    Battery Type 1 x Built-in Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery
    Battery Life (approx.) Playback: 16.25 Hours @ 44.1 kHz 64 Kbps MP3
    Playback: 16.25 Hours @ 44.1 kHz 128 Kbps MP3
    Playback: 15.5 Hours @ 44.1 kHz 256 Kbps MP3
    Playback: 15 Hours @ 44.1 kHz 320 Kbps MP3
    Recording: 12.5 Hours @ 44.1 kHz 64 Kbps MP3
    Recording: 11.75 Hours @ 44.1 kHz 128 Kbps MP3
    Recording: 11.5 Hours @ 44.1 kHz 256 Kbps MP3
    Recording: 11.25 Hours @ 44.1 kHz 320 Kbps MP3
    Playback: 16.25 Hours @ 44.1 kHz 16 Bit PCM (WAV)
    Playback: 15.75 Hours @ 44.1 kHz 24 Bit PCM (WAV)
    Playback: 14.25 Hours @ 48 kHz 16 Bit PCM (WAV)
    Playback: 14 Hours @ 48 kHz 24 Bit PCM (WAV)
    Playback: 14 Hours @ 88.2 kHz 16 Bit PCM (WAV)
    Playback: 13.5 Hours @ 88.2 kHz 24 Bit PCM (WAV)
    Playback: 12.5 Hours @ 96 kHz 16 Bit PCM (WAV)
    Playback: 12.5 Hours @ 96 kHz 24 Bit PCM (WAV)
    Recording: 12.5 Hours @ 44.1 kHz 16 Bit PCM (WAV)
    Recording: 11.5 Hours @ 44.1 kHz 24 Bit PCM (WAV)
    Recording: 12.25 Hours @ 48 kHz 16 Bit PCM (WAV)
    Recording: 11 Hours @ 48 kHz 24 Bit PCM (WAV)
    Recording: 11.25 Hours @ 88.2 kHz 16 Bit PCM (WAV)
    Recording: 10 Hours @ 88.2 kHz 24 Bit PCM (WAV)
    Recording: 11 Hours @ 96 kHz 16 Bit PCM (WAV)
    Recording: 9.5 Hours @ 96 kHz 24 Bit PCM (WAV)
    Power Adapter Yes
    Internal Memory Installed: Flash Memory - 4 GB
    Compatible Memory Cards SD
    Connectors Combo XLR / 1/4" Female Microphone In
    Combo XLR / 1/4" Female Microphone In
    1/8" mini Female Microphone In
    1/8" mini Female Headphone Out
    USB Female Auxiliary In/Out
    USB USB 2.0 (Micro-B)
    Operating System Support Windows, macOS/OS X
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 2.76 x 6.26 x 1.32" / 70 x 159 x 33.5 mm
    Weight 9.88 oz / 280 g
    Warranty Length Limited 1-Year Warranty
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.18 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.3 x 7.5 x 2.85"

    Olympus LS-100 Reviews

    LS-100 Portable Multitrack 24-Bit / 96 kHz PCM Recorder is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Much Better than H4N Zoom I had a Zoom H4N and I every time I turned it on it would take 2 mins to start up. I really couldnt stand this. The Olympus is much better. It starts up in 7-9 seconds. The menu system is really easy and it has allot of cool features. The Build Quality is Really good. Really good plastics and metals. I really like it and would recommend it way over the Zoom H4N in every way
    Date published: 2019-02-28
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