Excerpt: You'd be much better served with a Sony PCM-M10 at 65~70% the cost or the Sony PCM-D100, even though it's 2~3 times the cost, it's 10~100 times better.The LS-100 has a lackluster build quality, it's bulky, loaded with gimmicks, and has a screen not much bigger than a postage stamp.
Summary: I like the product recording but dislike the menu system. I wish Olympus implement dial and button function rather than users have to go through the menu setting every time. It should have buttons for input, record level and rotating dial. The menu system is very cumbersome. And also please note when you buy from Japan the manual is in Japanese and not English :( The seller was great, deliver on time, excellent packaging.
An Efficient, Configurable and Notably Clear-Sounding Recorder
Robongo Malomar, Amazon
11 November 2013
Summary: This little device has some astoundingly clean preamps, playing well with a wide variety of external microphones (thanks to its XLR inputs with phantom power). Its signal:noise ratio is very high overall, and the internal microphones are not to be overlooked either, as they also produce very clear, realistic sounding recordings.
Summary: Unless I'm missing something during a fair amount of field use, the XLRs on this unit are mic level *only* and do not accept line level signals without overload. Line In is handled by a crummy little mini jack on the side of the unit that also doubles as an unbalanced mic jack. This isn't made clear in the product description but is documented on pp. 14 & 15 of the manual: [...
Summary: Great multi-track recorder that supports up to 8 tracks overdub on a single project file. Perfect for musicians as a pocket recording studio. Allows you to lay down guitars, keys, drums, vocals, backups/harmonies as separate tracks within a project and overdub each while monitoring. Once the project is finished, you can mix down to a single file or export the project folder with individual instrument tracks to your computer for mixing.
Summary: Hey, everybody: I wanna tell you how much of a no-risk purchase this is. Whether you record things for fun or record things for your profession, this beast slays all other animals. The battery life is superb; the instructions are clear; you have the ability to pause and resume while recording; and, this product does not misrepresent what it actually does.
Frustrating Multitrack Mode Not Designed For Musicians
2 January 2013
Summary: I am a musician and was looking for a little multitrack recorder to preserve ideas on. I was all set to buy the little *oom handheld unit when I saw this was coming out in a few days. After watching a video on the unit (hype?), I did something I never do, I actually ordered a brand new product the day it was released.
Excerpt: helloAlthough it is said that when connected to mains the recorder will functions normally, because only pins 1and 4 are connected, it does not ! Remote Storage appears on the screen and the recorder is useless until I unplug it … I bought it with plans to use it like this and now I cannot work as planned because advertised features dont really meet the reallity.