Olympus LS-12

Portabler Digital Recorder

  • 24 Bit/96 kHz
  • 2 Built-in microphones (Stereo)
  • Internal recording storage 2GB
  • SD / SDHC card slot
  • Recording formats: WAV, WMA and MP3
  • Backlit display
  • Built-in speaker
  • Smartmode - Automatic recording level detection
  • Pre-record function
  • Overdubbing
  • Metronome
  • Tuner function
  • 3.5mm jack input (microphone, line level)
  • 3.5mm headphone output
  • Battery operation: 2x AA batteries or battery pack
  • Power with optional power supply possible
  • USB connector (cable included)
  • Dimensions: 138 x 52 x 23 mm
  • Weight: 170 g
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Integrated Stereo Microhone Yes
Recording Tracks 2
Microphone Inputs 1
48 V Phantom power No
Line Inputs 1
Storage Medium SD/SDHC Card
Headphone connection Yes
Integrated Speaker Yes
Resolution max. 24 bit
Max. Sample Rate 96 kHz
Limiter Yes

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Brian9428, 04.02.2015
This is a great recorder. I did a lot research before deciding on this and I'm very happy with my purchase.

I mostly use it for recording DJ sets and the sound quality is excellent. I recorded one gig where there were a number of DJs, so I couldn't record direct so I used the built-in mics and even that sounded good. Usually of course I record into it directly from the mixer or sound desk and for that purpose it's perfect. I have also used it for recording brief pieces of guitar ideas and it's ideal for this too.
The "smart mode" is really very handy and it takes all the hassle and fiddlyness out of setting your levels. The LS-12 is very easy to get the hang of and very easy to use.
A case would be beneficial, as it's made plastic and so not rock solid, but I've been carrying it around in a bag of cables for months now with no case and I've had no issue.

Overall, this is easy to use, sounds great, and very handy for a range of applications. I'm very happy with the LS-12, recommended.
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Tsepe, 05.06.2014
Extremely easy to use, very good sound quality ,lightweight. It is very practical for musicians (sampling, recording their band) so voice recording is piece of cake for this portable recorder. Easy to record live performances even in very loud conditions. Excellent for recording in room conditions as it can cancel the sound reflections and voices sound crisp and clear very handy when creating video tutorials/broadcasting.
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