Fwd: Re: Olympus LS voice recorder settings

To: "Steve Potter" <>
Subject: Fwd: Re: Olympus LS voice recorder settings
From: Carol Probets <>
Date: Sat, 11 Aug 2012 09:18:01 +1000

See below for a response from Vicki Powys.



From: Vicki Powys
Subject: Olympus LS voice recorder settings

Hi Carol,

The LS-7 is supposedly very similar to the LS-10 (which you and I both have).

Assuming that the enquirer wishes to record birdsong, then I would say that the on-board mics are just adequate, but certainly need proper windshielding, more than just the foam covers provided.

I would be using something like high sensitivity volume 5, and if that did not pick up the sound properly then you need to be closer to the bird. Any higher levels and there is too much hiss. Best to record in WAV format.

For top quality recordings an add-on mic is the way to go.



On 10/08/2012, at 5:50 PM, Carol Probets wrote:

Hi Vicki,
You might not have experience with this recorder but thought I'd forward this message just in case.

From: "Steve Potter" <>
Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2012 15:49:32 +0930
Subject: [Birding-Aus] Olympus LS voice recorder settings

Hi Judith et al.
I have just purchased an Olympus LS-7 (similar to LS-3) from B&H. I was
recommended this whilst in Malaysia recently.

I am interested if anyone has had much field practice just using the
on-board mics and if so, What settings have you found helpful?


Steve Potter
p. 0407398234


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