Conclusion: When you move to a sound recording device like this with a full color display and more recording options than you'd ever have thought possible on a single hand-held machine, you wont be able to go back to your simpler one-trick-pony recorder.
Excerpt: If you’ve got a smartphone, you’ve got an audio recording device with you. Anytime you want, you can fire up an app and record a conversation, a bit of a concert, or an audio snapshot. The results are often only so-so.
Pros: Excellent condenser mics arranged at 90° can handle up to 140 decibels. Multiple inputs can accept a variety of external mics or line-level sources. Can be used as a USB microphone to record audio to a laptop. Supports SD cards up to 64GB. Battery lasts 10 to 12 hours per charge. Rugged build — t...
Cons: 0 price makes it a smart buy only for pros or serious live-music enthusiasts. It’s bulky, and tough to sneak past security at the Fillmore. Interface is more trial-and-error than intuitive, and the user manual is thicker than The Great Gatsby .
Excerpt: One of the new products Olympus introduced at CES 2012 was the LS-100 audio recorder . I had the chance to sit down with the LS-100 for a few minutes during a press briefing. Check out my hands-on report below.
Excerpt: Olympus has really made a mark in the portable-recorder arena over the years – we loved the pocket-size LS-5 that we reviewed in February 2011, giving it nine out of ten for its great sound and build quality. The LS-100 is the company’s new flagship model, packing numerous features.
Summary: As a recording device, the LS100 does almost everything required of it, and it's ahead of the competition when it comes to playback track provision and the app-style interface. In terms of computer interfacing and DSP effects, though, it lags behind some competing products.
Pros: It sounds good., Phantom power is independent for each XLR input., Can record and mix eight tracks., Variety of useful recording modes., Supports SDXC cards.
Cons: Can't record more than one stereo signal at a time, despite having four inputs., Takes a while to start up., Lacks on-board effects., The OS could be improved.
Conclusion: Olympus har gått nya vägar i menysystemet och i urvalet av funktioner för att göra LS-100 till en toppmodell. Dessvärre var några av vägarna återvändsgränder. Ljudet hade kunnat vara bättre och multitracking-systemet övertygar inte.