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  • Main features
  • Display (LCD panel)
  • Inserting batteries
  • Turning on/off the power
  • HOLD
  • HOLD/Setting time and date [Time & Date]
  • Setting time and date [Time & Date]
  • Changing the time and date
  • About the folders for voice recordings
  • About the folder for music playback
  • Selecting the folders and files
  • Recording
  • Microphone sensitivity
  • Recording condition
  • Playback
  • Setting an index mark or a temp mark
  • How to begin segment repeat playback
  • Menu setting method
  • , Rec Menu
  • + File Menu
  • - Play Menu
  • . LCD/Sound Menu
  • / Device Menu
  • Rearranging files [Replace]
  • Formatting the Recorder [Format]
  • Operating environment
  • Disconnecting from your PC
  • Transfer the voice files to your PC
  • Window names
  • Copying music from CD
  • Transferring music file to the recorder
  • Copying voice file to the CD
  • Using as external memory of the PC
  • Alarm message list
  • Technical assistance and support
  • Accessories (optional)

DIGITAL VOICE RECORDER

DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS
Thank you for purchasing an Olympus Digital Voice Recorder. Please read these instructions for information about using the product correctly and safely. Keep the instructions handy for future reference. To ensure successful recordings, we recommend that you test the record function and volume before use.

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Introduction
• The contents of this document may be changed in the future without advanced notice. Contact our Customer Support Center for the latest information relating to product names and model numbers. • The utmost care has been taken to ensure the integrity of the contents of this document. In the unlikely event that a questionable item, error, or omission is found, please contact our Customer Support Center. • Any liability for passive damages or damage of any kind occurred due to data loss incurred by a defect of the product, repair performed by the third party other than Olympus or an Olympus authorized service station, or any other reason is excluded. Trademarks and registered trademarks • IBM and PC/AT are the trademarks or registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation. • Microsoft, Windows and Windows Media are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. • Macintosh and iTunes are the trademarks of Apple Inc. • MPEG Layer-3 audio coding technology licensed from Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson. • SRS WOW XT, SRS and } symbol are trademarks of SRS Labs, Inc. • SRS WOW XT technology is incorporated under license from SRS Labs, Inc. • The product was developed based on noise-canceling technology under license from NEC Corporation. Other product and brand names mentioned herein may be the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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Table of contents
Introduction
Safe and proper usage .............................. 4

4 Menu Setting
Menu setting method ............................. 36 + File Menu ................................................. 38 , Rec Menu ................................................. 38 - Play Menu ................................................ 40 . LCD/Sound Menu ..................................... 43 / Device Menu ............................................ 44 Rearranging files [Replace] .......................... 45 Formatting the recorder [Format] ............... 46

1 Getting Started
Main features........................................... 6 Identification of parts .............................. 7 Display (LCD panel) ........................................ 8 Power supply ......................................... 10 Inserting batteries ........................................10 Charging by connecting to a computer via USB ..........................................................12 Turning on/off the power ..............................13 HOLD ...................................................... 14 Setting time and date [Time & Date] ....... 15 Changing the time and date..........................16 [VOICE] mode and [MUSIC] mode ..........................................................17 Notes on the folders ............................... 18 About the folders for voice recordings ..........18 About the folder for music playback .............19 Selecting the folders and files ................ 20

1 2 3 4 5 6

5 Using the Recorder on Your PC
Operating environment.......................... 48 Connecting to your PC............................. 50 Disconnecting from your PC ......................... 51 Transfer the voice files to your PC............ 52 Using Windows Media Player .................. 53 Window names ............................................ 53 Copying music from CD ................................ 54 Transferring music file to the recorder......... 55 Copying voice file to the CD .......................... 58 Using iTunes ........................................... 60 Window names ............................................ 60 Copying music from CD .................................61 Transferring music file to the recorder......... 62 Copying voice file to the CD .......................... 63 Using as external memory of the PC ........ 64

2 About Recording
Recording .............................................. 21 Microphone sensitivity ................................ 23 Recommended settings by recording condition .................................24 Recording from external microphone or other devices........................................... 25

6 Other Information
Alarm message list ................................. 65 Troubleshooting..................................... 66 Technical assistance and support ............ 68 Accessories (optional) ............................. 68 Specifications ........................................ 69

3 About Playback
Playback ................................................ 27 Setting an index mark or a temp mark .........31 How to begin segment repeat playback ...... 32 Erasing................................................... 34

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motorcycle. If you experience noise. read this manual carefully to ensure that you know how to operate it safely and correctly. • Do not connect the = and . near a heat source. overheating or electric shock. or move the recorder further away from such equipment. • Never store batteries where they will be exposed to direct sunlight. Keep this manual in an easily accessible location for future reference. heated. humid locations such as inside a closed automobile under direct sunlight or on the beach in the summer. • Avoid recording or playing back near cellular phones or other wireless equipment. It is recommended to back up and save important content to other media such as a computer hard disk. it is essential that you always read the warnings and information provided. • Keep the unit out of the reach of children. Batterries f Danger: • Batteries should never be exposed to flame. or subjected to high temperatures in a hot vehicle. Any liability for passive damages or damage of any kind occurred due to data loss incurred by a defect of the product. repair performed by the third party other than Olympus or an Olympus authorized service station. move to another place. etc. or go-cart). unit malfunction. This may cause fire. To protect yourself and others from personal injury or damage to property. <Warning regarding data loss> Recorded content in memory may be destroyed or erased by operating mistakes. • Do not disassemble. f Warning: • Do not solder lead wires or terminals directly onto a battery or modify it.terminals together. 4 . repair or modify the unit yourself. • Avoid sand or dirt. • Do not operate the unit while operating a vehicle (such as a bicycle. or any other reasons is excluded from the Olympus’s liability. • Do not use organic solvents such as alcohol and lacquer thinner to clean the unit. • Avoid strong vibrations or shocks. General Precautions • Do not leave the recorder in hot. or during repair work. shortcircuited or disassembled. • Do not place the recorder on top of or near electric appliances such as TVs or refrigerators. These can cause irreparable damage. • Do not store the recorder in places exposed to excessive moisture or dust. • The warning symbols indicate important safety related information.Safe and proper usage Before using your new recorder. as they may cause interference and noise.

• Do not attempt to recharge alkaline. • Keep batteries away from fire. heat. • Do not connect the batteries directly to a power outlet or a cigarette lighter of an automobile. • Do not remove or damage the batteries insulating sheet. fire. • Keep batteries out of the reach of children. Do not allow water to contact the terminals. Do not carry or store the batteries with any metal objects (such as key rings). f Caution: • Do not subject batteries to strong shocks.terminals reversed. and. • Do not insert the batteries with their = and . If this warning is not followed. replace it with a new one. • If you notice anything unusual when using this product such as abnormal noise. • Do not expose the batteries to water. promptly wash it off with clean water and consult your doctor at once. promptly wash it off with clean water. • Never use any batteries with a torn or cracked outer cover. 2 call your dealer or local Olympus representative for service. 5 . • Do not use the batteries if you find something wrong with them such as leakage. color change or deformity. • When using rechargeable batteries that have not been used for a while. lithium or any other non-rechargeable batteries. • Rechargeable batteries have limited lifetime. overheating or electric shock may occur.Safe and proper usage • When carrying or storing the batteries. When the operating time becomes shorter even if the rechargeable battery is fully charged under the specified condition. • Unplug the charger if the charging is still incomplete after the specified time it should take. • If any liquid from a battery gets into your eyes. • Should any batteries liquid get on skin or clothing. or a burning odor: 1 remove the batteries immediately while being careful not to burn yourself. be sure to recharge them before use. smoke. be sure to put it in the provided case to protect its terminals.

21). 36. P. s Index mark and temp mark features allow you to quickly find desired locations (☞ P. 27.17). 39). P. By connecting the computer with the USB. 41).53. and utilized to carry data. 6 .12).Getting Started Main features s Dual function recorder as a Digital Voice Recorder and a Digital Music Player (☞ P. P. 38). 32. s This USB storage class support recorder can be utilized as external memory to read and save the data (☞ P. 40) cut noise and enable clear audio playback. This recorder is compatible with USB 2. text data. P. 36. 31). can be saved. 36. s A Noise Cancel function (☞ P. enabling fast data transfer to a computer. 8). s You can choose one of three stereo or three monaural recording modes (☞ P. P. s It has a backlight full-dot display (LCD panel) (☞ P. 50). The data can be transferred or saved without USB cable or driver software (☞ P. s It has a built-in Variable Control Voice Actuator (VCVA) function (☞ P. 36. s The Low Cut Filter minimizes air conditioner noise and other similar noises while recording (☞ P. 36. 40) and a Voice Filter function (☞ P. 41). P.60). 39). s The recorder stores highly compressed WMA (Windows Media Audio) format voice messages in integrated flash memory (☞ P. P. 36. 42). s It features various repeat functions (☞ P. WS-550M only. 36. 40). P. P. s The playback speed can be controlled as preferred (☞ P. pictures. It can also play back MP3* (MPEG-1/MPEG-2 Audio Layer-3) and WAV* format files (☞ P. s Connecting this recorder directly to the USB port links up with your PC. s It has a USB charging function (☞ P. * For WS-560M. P.0. etc. 64). 36. 1 Main features s You can change the playback equalizer settings (☞ P. P. 36. P. s It has built-in SRS WOW XT (☞ P.

** For WS-450S only. WS-550M only. 7 .Identification of parts 1 2 3 8 * & ^ % 0 ! @ # $ = 9 7 q 4 5 6 ) ( 1 Identification of parts 1 EAR (Earphone) jack 2 MIC (Microphone) jack 3 Built-in stereo microphone (L) 4 Built-in stereo microphone (R) 5 Recording indicator light 6 LIST button 7 Strap hole 8 Display (LCD panel) 9 Built-in speaker 0 + button ! RECs (Record) button @ 9 button # MENU button $ – button % INDEX/ERASE button ^ OK ` button & 0 button * STOP4 button ( Battery cover ) HOLD switch .Mode (VOICE/MUSIC) switch* MIC SENSE CONF/DICT switch** = USB connector slide lever q USB connector * For WS-560M.

Identification of parts Display (LCD panel) Folder list display " For WS-450S: 1 " For WS-560M/WS-550M: 1 Identification of parts When [VOICE] mode is selected: 1 2 2 1 [VOICE] mode indicator Record/ Playback status indicator Battery indicator 2 Folder name When [MUSIC] mode is selected: File list display 3 4 " For WS-560M/WS-550M: When [VOICE] mode is selected: 1 2 1 [VOICE] mode indicator Record/ Playback status indicator Battery indicator 2 Folder name 3 [MUSIC] mode indicator Record/ Playback status indicator Battery indicator 4 Folder name When [MUSIC] mode is selected: 3 4 8 .

Identification of parts 1 Folder name Record/ Playback status indicator Battery indicator 2 File name 3 Folder name Record/ Playback status indicator Battery indicator 4 File name When [MUSIC] mode is selected: 0 ! @ # $ % ^ & 1 Identification of parts " For WS-450S: 1 2 " For WS-450S: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1 Folder name Record/ Playback status indicator Battery indicator 2 File name File display 1 File name Record/ Playback status indicator Battery indicator 2 Folder indicator Recording mode indicator 3 During recording mode: Remaining memory bar indicator " For WS-560M/WS-550M: When [VOICE] mode is selected: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 During playback mode: Playback position bar indicator 4 Recording date and time 5 [?] Microphone Sensitivity indicator [!] VCVA indicator [%] Noise Cancel indicator [$] Voice Filter indicator [0] Low Cut Filter indicator 6 Current file number/ Total number of recorded files in the folder 9 .

it is recommended that you continuously charge them until full (☞ P. 10 .Identification of parts 7 During recording mode: Elapsed recording time Power supply Inserting batteries This recorder can be used with either Ni-MH Rechargeable Batteries or AAA Alkaline Batteries. • The supplied rechargeable batteries are not fully charged.polarities. observing the correct = and .12). be sure to use the supplied specified Ni-MH rechargeable (BR401) batteries. 9 Playback mode indicator 0 Title name ! Artist name @ Album name # Elapsed playback time $ [#] SRS WOW XT indicator ["] Equalizer indicator % Current file number/ Total number of recorded files in the folder ^ File length & Playback mode indicator 2 Insert size-AAA alkaline battery. During playback mode: Elapsed playback time 8 During recording mode: Remaining recording time 1 Identification of parts/Power supply During playback or stop mode: File length 1 Lightly press down on the arrow and slide the battery cover open. Before using the unit or after long periods of disuse. " For WS-560M/WS-550M: • When charging with the recorder.

replace the batteries as soon as possible. 1 Power supply 11 . you will loose your currently recorded file because the file header will not be able to close. [ ] and [Battery Low] appears on the display and the recorder shuts down. lower the volume of the recorder. • When changing batteries. • When replacing rechargeable batteries. Battery indicator The battery indicator on the display changes as the batteries loose power. see “Setting time and date [Time & Date]” (☞ P. Unloading the batteries while the recorder is in use may cause a malfunction such as corrupting the file. • When playing a voice/music file.15). Notes • Manganese batteries may not be used in this recorder. be sure to use Ni-MH rechargeable batteries (optional). It is crucial to change the batteries once you see only one Hash mark in the battery indicator. 3 Close the battery cover completely by pressing to the direction A. you may have to reset the time when you have loaded fresh batteries (☞ P. etc. • Be sure to stop the recorder before replacing the batteries. AAA alkaline batteries or Olympus Ni-MH rechargeable batteries are recommended. 8{9{: • When [:] appears on the display. • If it takes longer than 1 minute to replace the dead batteries or if you take the batteries in and out repeatedly at short intervals. • Remove the batteries if you are not going to use the recorder for an extended period of time. • If the “hour” indicator flashes in the display. In this case. the recorder may be reset due to the reduction of the voltage output of the batteries depending on the volume level even if [8] is displayed in the battery indicator. When the batteries are too weak.Power supply " For WS-450S: • This recorder cannot charge rechargeable batteries.15). then sliding to the direction B. The use of other manufacturers' products can damage the recorder and should be avoided. If you are recording into a file and the batteries run out.

Do not charge the primary batteries such as alkaline or lithium batteries. 1 Boot the PC. be sure to correctly place the rechargeable batteries (supplied) into the recorder (☞ P. 12 . 4 Charging is completed when battery indication becomes to [<]. 2 Slide the USB connector slide lever in the direction indicated by the arrow to eject the USB connector out of the recorder. stop mode and sleep mode. Also.10).Power supply Charging by connecting to a computer via USB 3 While pressing the STOP 4 button. • When charging the battery. When charging. It may cause battery leakage heating and recorder malfunction. Notes • The recorder cannot be charged when the PC is not turned on. The charging time will be changed depending on the remaining amount and the state of batteries. Charging time: approximately 3 hours * * It shows the approximate time when charging the rechargeable battery fully from no remaining power at the room temperature. " For WS-560M/WS-550M: 1 Power supply You can charge the batteries by connecting to a PC's USB port. press and hold the STOP 4 button until [Please Wait] is displayed. it may not be charged when the PC is in standby mode. connect to the PC’s USB port.

107. remove the rechargeable batteries from the products when you will not be using them for a long time. protect against shortcircuiting (e. Replace the batteries with supplied ones at once (☞ P. Even if the power is turned off. • Be sure to push the USB connector all the way in.86°F Using the rechargeable batteries outside the above temperature range may result in declining efficiency and shorter battery life. * [. ** [=]: When surrounding temperature is high. In order to prevent battery leakage or rust.]* or [=]** blinks. • You cannot charge when [. Otherwise. • If [Cannot charge] is displayed. For customers in Germany: Olympus has a contract with the GRS (Joint Battery Disposal Association) in Germany to ensure environmentally friendly disposal.35°C/ 41°F . the recorder may not operate properly.6°F Charging: 5°C . Cautions concerning the rechargeable batteries Read the following descriptions carefully when you use the Ni-MH rechargeable batteries. 13 . for best results when charging newly purchased rechargeable batteries or batteries that have not been used for a long time (more than one month). 10). 1 Power supply Turning on/off the power When the recorder is not being used. Do not use the supplied USB extension cable with devices from other manufacturers. mode settings. The rechargeable batteries efficiency may fluctuate even when operating within the recommended temperature range. and clock settings will be maintained. Contact you local recycling center for proper disposal methods. Be sure to charge them regularly before use. However. and store them separately.95°F Storage for a long period: –20°C . • When using time becomes notably short even after the batteries are fully charged. replace them with new ones. • When disposing rechargeable batteries.Power supply • Do not charge the recorder with the USB hub connected. it means that a battery that cannot be charged is in the recorder. • If Ni-MH rechargeable batteries are not fully discharged. • Use the supplied USB extension cable depending on situations. Operating temperature: The rechargeable batteries are chemical products.42°C/ 32°F . This is an inherent nature of such products.30°C/ –4°F . by taping the contacts) before disposing. Charge the batteries at the temperature from 5°C to 35°C (41°F to 95°F). Using cables from other manufacturers could result in damage to the recorder. Discharging: The rechargeable batteries self-discharge while this is not in use.g. existing data. It is recommended to fully charge the batteries then discharge repeatedly for 2 to 3 times. Notes • This recorder is designed to fully charge batteries regardless of their energy level.]: When surrounding temperature is low. Recommended temperature range: When operating appliance: 0°C . • Do not use USB extension cables other than the supplied cable. always observe the local laws and regulations. turn the power off to reduce battery consumption to a minimum.

slide the HOLD switch in the direction indicated by the arrow. and all buttons will be disabled. Set the recorder to HOLD mode Slide the HOLD switch in the opposite direction that indicated by the arrow. Exit HOLD mode While the recorder is during stop mode. Turning off the power • After [Hold] appears on the display. Power save mode If the recorder is stopped/not used for over 5 minutes after it is turned on. but it will not operate the recorder. Notes • If you press any button in HOLD mode. the recorder is set to HOLD mode. Slide the HOLD switch in the opposite direction that indicated by the arrow. press any button. the running conditions will be preserved. • The resume function will bring the recorder back to the stop position in memory before power was turned off. the clock display flashes for 2 seconds. and the power will be turned on. • To exit standby mode and turn on the display. 1 Power supply/HOLD While the recorder is during stop mode. This feature is useful when the recorder has to be carried in a bag or pocket. • The resume function remembers the stop position before the power is turned off. it goes into standby (power-save) mode. • The display will turn on. 14 . and the display shuts off. slide the HOLD switch in the direction indicated by the arrow. and the power will be turned off.Power supply Turning on the power HOLD If you bring the recorder is set to HOLD mode. • The display shuts off.

it will stop). Example: 10:38 P. • Follow the same steps by pressing the 9 or 0 button to select the next item. When you use the recorder for the first time after purchasing it. Setting the time and date beforehand enables easier file management. “year”. When the “hour” is flashing. conduct the setup from Step 1. 15 . • You can select between 12 and 24 hour display by pressing the LIST button while setting the hour and minute. the information when the file is recorded is automatically stored for each file.M 10:38 PM (Initial setting) 22:38 • You can select the order of the “month”. “minute”. 1 HOLD/Setting time and date 2 Press the + or − button to set. “day” and “year” by pressing the LIST button while setting them. the [Set Time & Date] will appear. • Select the item from the “hour”. 1 Press the 9 or 0 button to select the item to set. and press the + or − button to set. Setting time and date [Time & Date] If you set the time and date beforehand. or when the batteries have been inserted without the device having been used in a long time. 2009 4M 15D 2009Y (Initial setting) 15D 4M 2009Y 2009Y 4M 15D LIST button +− button 9 0 button OK ` button 3 Press the OK ` button to complete the setting. “month” and “day” with a flashing point.HOLD/Setting time and date [Time & Date] • If HOLD is applied during playback (recording). operation is disabled with the playback (recording) state unchanged (When playback has ended and the recording has ended due to the remaining memory being used up. Example: April 15.

If the current time and date is not correct. set it using the procedure below. 3 Press the OK ` or 9 button to move the cursor to the item to set. Press the OK ` button according to the time signal. • You can change the menu display by moving the settings tab cursor. 5 Press the MENU button to close the menu screen. • [Time & Date] will appear on the display. The following steps are the same as Step 1 through Step 3 of “Setting time and date [Time & Date]” (☞ P. press and hold the STOP 4 button to display the [Time & Date]. 1 Setting time and date Note • If you press the OK ` button during the setup operation.36).15).Setting time and date [Time & Date] • The clock will start from the set date and time. and [Remain]. the recorder will save the items that were set to that point. 16 . indicating the start of the Time and Date setup process. • The “hour” will flash on the display. 1 While the recorder is during stop mode. • The menu will appear on the display (☞ P. press the MENU button. +− button 9 button OK `button MENU button 4 Press the OK ` or 9 button. • [Device Menu] will appear on the display. 2 Press the + or − button to select [Device Menu] tab. Changing the time and date While the recorder is during stop mode.

set the mode switch to [VOICE]. See “About the folders for voice recordings” regarding the destination of saved files (☞ P. • The recorder functions as a music player.[VOICE] mode and [MUSIC] mode " For WS-560M/WS-550M: This device can be used as a voice recorder or as a music player. [VOICE] mode: [MUSIC] mode: Slide the mode switch to [MUSIC] position.18). See “About the folder for music playback” for transferring music files to the recorder using Windows Media Player (☞ P. • This recorder functions as an IC recorder.19). For listening to music. For recording and playback voice recordings. 1 [VOICE] mode and [MUSIC] mode Slide the mode switch to [VOICE] position. set the mode switch to [MUSIC]. 17 .

WS55 0001 . About the folders for voice recordings [Folder A] . 1 Recorder Notes on the folders Folder A Folder B Folder C Folder D 001 002 003 004 Folder Folder E 200 File Each folder can store up to 200 files. select any one of the five folders and then record. • WMA format . When recording with the recorder. File names will be automatically created for files recorded by this recorder.Notes on the folders The voice files and the music files are separated into folders for voice recordings and folders for music playback that are organized in a branching tree-style and saved. 2 File number: A serial number automatically assigned by a Digital Voice Recorder.WMA 1 2 3 1 User ID: The user ID name that has been set on the Digital Voice Recorder.[Folder E] are the folders for voice recordings.WMA 18 . 3 Extension: These are the file name extensions for the recording format when recording with this device.

Folder File 19 . All the files will be transferred to the part A above (☞ P.45). a folder is automatically created within the music playback folder which has a layered structure as shown in the diagram below. click [Start Sync] instead of setting the synchronization options. Up to 128 folders can be created under the [Music] folder. including [Music].57). Music files that are in the same folder can be rearranged in preferential order and replayed (☞ P.Notes on the folders " For WS-560M/WS-550M: About the folder for music playback When transferring music files to the device using Windows Media Player. 1 Notes on the folders Music First layer Second layer Music Artist 01 Album 01 001 002 Artist 02 Album 02 003 Artist 03 Album 03 004 A 200 Each folder can store up to 200 files. Precautions for transferring music files: When using Windows Media Player 10.

it will return to the file display. The list display can be operated by the 0 button. Operation of the folders for music playbacks: " For WS-560M/WS-550M: 1 Folder list display Folder list display (First layer) Folder list display (Second layer) File list display Selecting the folders and files Operation of the folders for voice recordings: Folder list display File list display File display File display Moving through the levels File display LIST button OK `button Information of the selected file is displayed. Return Each time you press this it returns up one level.Selecting the folders and files Change folders while the operation is stopped or played back. List display The folders and files recorded in this recorder are displayed. For information on the layered structure of the folders. Enters in playback standby mode. see the section entitled “Notes on the folders” (☞ P. + or − button Select the folder or file. When you press and hold the LIST button while moving in a hierarchy of folders.19). Proceed Each time you press this it opens the folder or file selected in the list display and proceeds down one level.18. The list display screen can be operated by the 9 button. P. 20 .

[Music Mode] will flash on the display.About Recording Recording Before starting recording. select a folder between [&] to [*].18 to P. STOP 4 button REC s button 2 Press the RECs button to start recording.17). • The recording indicator light glows and [7] will appear on the display. • [Rec Mode] cannot be changed in the recording standby mode or while recording. • Turn the microphone in the direction of the source to be recorded. • [4] will appear on the display. P. Configure this while the recorder is stopped (☞ P. 2 Pressing button + or − at the folder list display will select the folders for voice recordings. for example. How to change folders: 1 Pressing the LIST button at the file display while stopped will return you to the next higher level.36. a b c d e a b c d e Recording mode Remaining memory bar indicator Remaining recording time Elapsed recording time Level meter (change according to the recording level and recording function settings) 2 Recording " For WS-560M/WS-550M: • If the RECs button is pressed while the mode switch is set to [MUSIC]. 1 Select the recording folder (☞ P. These five folders can be selectively used to distinguish the kind of recording.38). while Folder ['] might be dedicated to holding business information. 3 Press the STOP4 button to stop recording. • Newly recorded audio will be saved as the last file in the selected folder. Folder [&] might be used to store private information. Pressing the LIST button repeatedly will bring you to the folder list display. Set the mode switch to [VOICE] before recording (☞ P. f f File length 21 .20).

press the RECs button. Resume Recording: Press the RECs button again. When the recording time is decreasing to 30 or 10 seconds. • The recorder will time out after 60 minutes when left in “Rec Pause”. Listening while audio is recorded If you start recording after inserting the earphone into the EAR jack on the recorder.Recording Notes • To ensure recording from the beginning. • [Memory Full] will appear when the memory is full. To EAR jack • [5] will appear on the display. Select on other folder or delete any unnecessary files before recording (☞ P. • After recording has started. While the recorder is during recording mode. 2 Recording • [6] will appear on the display. • When remaining recording time is less than 60 seconds. the recording indicator light starts flashing. the light flashes faster. start speaking after you see the recording indicator light on. press the OK ` button. • Recording will resume at the point of interruption. Pause To quickly check on the recorded contents While the recorder is during recording mode. • [Folder Full] will appear when the recording cannot be made any further. Connect the earphone to the EAR jack on the recorder. • Stop recording and the file that was just recorded will be played back. you can hear the sound being recorded through the earphone. you can hear the sound being recorded. Delete any unnecessary files before recording any further (☞ P. The recording monitor volume can be adjusted by pressing the + or − button. 22 .34).34).

Recording
Notes • Recording level cannot be controlled using the volume button. • When using the earphones, do NOT set the volume too high. Listening at very high volume may lead to hearing loss. • Do not place earphones near a microphone as this may cause feedback. • When the external speaker is connected while recording, there is a risk that audio feedback will occur.

Microphone sensitivity
Microphone sensitivity is adjustable to meet recording needs.

" For WS-560M/WS-550M:
• Set the microphone sensitivity function using the menu display (☞ P.36 P.38).

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" For WS-450S:
Slide the MIC SENSE CONF/DICT switch to select [CONF] or [DICT]. Recording

[CONF]: This is a highly sensitive mode which can record surrounding noises. [DICT]: This is the standard level of microphone sensitivity. Select this mode for cases where the volume of the source sound is high, such as a band performance. Note • When you would like to clearly record a speaker’s voice, set the MIC SENSE CONF/DICT switch to [DICT] and hold the recorder’s built-in stereo microphone close to the speaker’s mouth (5-10 cm) before recording.

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Recording Recommended settings by recording condition
The recorder is initially set to the [ST XQ] mode so that you can make high quality stereo recordings immediately after purchasing it. The various functions relating to recording can be configured in detail to suit the recording conditions. Recommended settings Recording condition
Recording Mode (☞ P.36, P.38) Microphone Sensitivity (☞ P.23 or P.36, P.38) Low Cut Filter (☞ P.36, P.39)

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Recording

Conferences with large crowds and lectures in large rooms.

[ST XQ] [CONF] or [Conference]

Meetings and [ST XQ] business negotia[ST HQ] tions with a small [HQ] number of people. Dictation with a lot of background noise. [ST XQ] [ST HQ] [HQ]

[On]

[DICT] or [Dictation] Set the microphone sensitivity according to the volume being recorded.

Music playing, wild birds singing, [ST XQ] and railway sounds. Dictation in a quiet environment.

[Off]

There is no particular recommendation. Choose a setting for recording.

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Recording Recording from external microphone or other devices
The external microphone and other devices can be connected and the sound can be recorded. Connect as follows by the device to be used. • Do not plug and unplug devices into the recorder’s jack while it is recording. Tie clip microphone (omni-directional): ME15 Small concealing microphone with a tie-clip. Telephone pickup: TP7 Earphone type microphone can be plugged into your ear while phoning. The voice or conversation over the phone can be clearly recorded.

Recording with external microphone: Connect an external microphone to the MIC jack of the recorder.

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• • Notes The built-in microphone will become inoperable when an external microphone is plugged into the recorder’s MIC jack. Microphones supported by plug-in power can also be used. When the external stereo microphone is used while [Rec Mode] is set to a monaural recording mode, audio will be recorded to the L channel only (☞ P.36, P.38). When an external monaural microphone is used while [Rec Mode] is set to a stereo recording mode, it enables recording only with the L channel microphone (☞ P.36, P.38).

Recording

To MIC jack

Applicable external microphones (optional) (☞ P.68)
Stereo microphone: ME51S The built-in large-diameter microphone enables sensitive stereo recording. 2 channel microphone (omnidirectional): ME30W These are highly sensitive omnidirectional microphones supported by plug-in power which are well-suited to recording musical performances. Highly sensitive noise-cancellation monaural microphone (unidirectional): ME52W This microphone is used to record sound at a distance while minimizing surrounding noise.

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To audio output terminal of other devices Recording the sound of this recorder with other devices: The sound of this recorder can be recorded to other devices when connected to the audio input terminal (microphone jack) of other devices and the EAR jack of this recorder. 26 . perform a test recording and then adjust the output level for the external devices. Note • When you adjust the various sound quality settings related to playback on the recorder. P.Recording Recording the sound of other devices with this recorder: The sound can be recorded when connecting to the audio output terminal (earphone jack) of the other device. with the connecting cord KA333 (optional) for dubbing. When external devices are connected. and the MIC jack of the recorder with the connecting cord KA333 (optional) for dubbing. 2 Recording To MIC jack To EAR jack To audio input terminal of other devices Note • The detailed input levels cannot be adjusted with this recorder.41). the audio output signal sent out from the EAR jack will change as well (☞ P.40. P.36.

• In the File display.About Playback Playback The recorder can playback WAV*.20). a STOP 4 button +− button OK ` button b c d e a b c d e File name Folder indicator Playback position bar indicator Elapsed playback time File length 3 Playback " For WS-560M/WS-550M: • When playing back files transferred from a PC. * For WS-560M.18 to P. MP3* and WMA format files. • This will stop the file being played back midway. 2 In the File list display. 1 Select the folder which contains the files to be played back (☞ P. 3 Press the OK ` button to start playback. • The volume can be adjusted within a range from [00] to [30]. press the + or − button to select the file that you want to playback. WS-550M only.17). set the mode switch according to the folder type (☞ P. • [4] will appear on the display. you need to transfer (copy) it from a computer. even if the power is turned off. To playback a file recorded with other machines. How to change folders: 1 Pressing the LIST button at the file display during playback or while stopped will return you to the next higher level. press the 9 or 0 button to select a file. set the mode switch to [VOICE] (☞ P. The next time the power is turned on. When the resume function is activated the stopped location will be registered. 27 . playback may be resumed from the registered stopped location. • [6] will appear on the display.17). 4 Press the + or − button to adjust to a comfortable listening volume. Pressing the LIST button repeatedly will bring you to the folder list display. 2 Pressing button + or − at the folder list display will select the folders for voice recordings and press the OK ` or 9 button. • When playing back files recorded on the recorder. 5 Press the STOP 4 button at any point you want to stop the playback.

Rewinding While the recorder is during stop mode or playback mode. While the recorder is during playback mode. press and hold the 0 button. • The recorder skips to the beginning of the current file. While the recorder is during playback mode. it will stop.Playback Forwarding • [4] will appear on the display. press the 0 button. Press the OK ` button to start playback from where it was stopped. 28 . press the 0 button. press and hold the 9 button. press and hold the 0 button. • When you release the 0 button the recorder will resume normal playback • If there is an index mark or temp mark in the middle of the file. press and hold the 9 button. • The recorder stops when it reaches the beginning of the file. • If you release the 0 button. • If you release the 9 button. 31). • The recorder skips to the beginning of the previous file. Press the OK ` button to start playback from where it was stopped. it will stop. While the recorder is during stop mode. the recorder will stop at that location (☞ P. Playback While the recorder is during playback mode. Continue pressing the 0 button to proceed with the review from the end of the previous file. While the recorder is during stop mode in the file display. press the 9 button. • If there is an index mark or temp mark in the middle of the file. If the recorder stop the midway of the file. return to the beginning of the file. Continue pressing the 9 button to proceed with the cue from the beginning of the next file. 31). • The recorder stops when it reaches the end of the file. • The recorder skips to the beginning of the next file. Locating the beginning of the file 3 • [3] will appear on the display. • When you release the 9 button the recorder will resume normal playback. the recorder will stop at that location (☞ P. While the recorder is during stop mode in the file display.

This changes the order of the files in the selected folder. It is useful for playing back files in a preferred order while in normal playback mode etc. P. [Voice Filter]* (☞ P. 43). • When you listen with the earphone during playback.40) [WOW]** (☞ P. [Replace] (☞ P.42) [Skip Space] (☞ P. P. It may cause hearing impairment and decrease in hearing ability. 29 .45) 3 Playback [Noise Cancel]* (☞ P. P. The skip interval length can be set. an audio processing technology that increases sound clarity and bass quality.41) • When the earphone is used. P. insert the earphone after turning down the volume level.Playback While the recorder is during playback mode.36.32) This function enables repeated playback of part of the file being played.36. P.36. the recorder will skip forward/ reverse the specified time. and enable clear audio playback. Notes • To avoid irritation to the ear. • When [Skip Space] set to other than [File Skip]. ** Can be operated only in [MUSIC] mode. The playback speed can be set to slow speed or fast speed playback. the recorder speaker will be switched-off.36.40) To EAR jack [Equalizer]** (☞ P. [Play Mode]*** (☞ P. • The recorder skips to the beginning of the previous file. the recorder will stop at the position of the index mark and temp mark. If recorded audio is difficult to understand because of noisy surroundings. or slow playback. adjust the Noise Cancel setting level. you can enjoy the music with your favorite sound quality. *** The operation is different between [VOICE] mode and [MUSIC] mode. do not raise the volume too much.36.43) * Can be operated only in [VOICE] mode. Notes • When you skip to the beginning of the file during playback. then will start playback (☞ P.36. press the 0 button twice. P. P. fast.40) Settings relating to playback " For WS-560M/WS-550M: Segment repeat (☞ P. Playback through earphone An earphone can be connected to the EAR jack of the recorder for listening. The recorder has a Voice Filter Function to cut low and high frequency tones during normal. The recorder has SRS WOW XT.41) [Play Speed] (☞ P. 36. You can select the playback mode that fits your preference. P. 31). The index mark and temp mark will be skipped when you perform the operation in stop mode (☞ P. If you change the equalizer setting.36.

• Variable bitrate MP3 files (in which conversion bitrates can vary) may not play properly.Playback " For WS-450S: Segment repeat (☞ P. This changes the order of the files in the selected folder. or slow playback.36. fast. 11 kHz. 48 kHz MPEG2 Layer3: 16 kHz. 30 . The skip interval length can be set.1 kHz. 48 kHz Bit rate 16 bit [Replace] (☞ P. P.40) [Play Mode] (☞ P. 22 kHz. P. 24 kHz 8 kHz. Combinations of sampling rates and bit rates for music files which the recorder can playback are given below. • This recorder is compatible with Microsoft Corporation DRM9.1 kHz. • For WAV files. this recorder can only play back those in the linear PCM format.05 kHz. check to make sure that the sampling rate and bit rate are in the range where playback is possible. WAV files other than these cannot be played back. P. but not with DRM10. 22.1 kHz MPEG1 Layer3: 32 kHz. 41) [Play Speed] (☞ P. The playback speed can be set to slow speed or fast speed playback. 16 kHz. File format WAV* format Sampling frequency 44.36. It is useful for playing back files in a preferred order while in normal playback mode etc. WS-550M only.32) This function enables repeated playback of part of the file being played.36. The recorder has a Voice Filter Function to cut low and high frequency tones during normal. You can select the playback mode that fits your preference. 44. About music file In cases where the recorder is unable to playback music files that have been transferred to it.45) 3 Playback [Voice Filter] (☞ P. 32 kHz. P. 44.43) MP3* format From 8 kbps up to 320 kbps WMA format From 5 kbps up to 320 kbps * For WS-560M.36. and enable clear audio playback.42) [Skip Space] (☞ P.

• The index or temp mark is erased. you can quickly find a location you want to listen to in fast forward and fast rewind and when cuing a file. recording or playback will continue so you can place index or temp marks in other locations in a similar manner. switch to the list screen. but temp marks can be placed instead to temporarily remember desired locations. • A number appears on the display and an index mark or temp mark will be placed. Notes • Temp marks are temporary markings. +− button 9 0 button OK ` button INDEX/ERASE button 3 Playback 1 While the recorder is during recording mode or playback mode. 2 Press the 9 or 0 button to select the index or temp mark to erase. or connect the recorder to a computer. 31 . Clearing an index mark or a temp mark: 1 Locate the index or temp mark you want to clear. Index marks cannot be placed on files created on machines other than Olympus IC recorders. Press the INDEX/ERASE button. they will be automatically erased. • Index or temp numbers after the erased index or temp number will automatically move up. press the INDEX/ERASE button. 3 While the index or temp number appears for approximately 2 seconds on the display.Playback Setting an index mark or a temp mark If index marks and temp marks are placed. so if you move to another file. • Even after an index or temp mark is placed.

and you can quickly proceed as far as the end position (☞ P.38).18 to P. the [Index Full] message will appear for index marks.36.Playback • Up to 16 index and temp marks can be set in a file. P. • Index or temp marks cannot be set or erased in a locked file (☞ P. and [Temp Mark Full] for temp marks.20).28). • In the File display. How to begin segment repeat playback This function enables repeated playback of part of the file being played. 3 Press the OK ` button to start playback. press the + or − button to select the file. 4 Press the RECs button at the point you want to start segment repeat playback. 2 In the File list display. +− button 9 0 button OK ` button REC s button 3 Playback 1 Select a file that has a segment you would like to play back repeatedly (☞ P. • [w] will flash on the display. press the 9 or 0 button to select a file. 32 • Fast forwarding and rewinding can be conducted when [w] is flashing in the same manner as during normal playback. If you try to place more than 16 index or temp marks. .

the point will become the end position. Pressing any of the following buttons will release the segment repeat playback.42). segment repeat playback will be canceled and it will return to normal playback mode (☞ P. playback speed can be changed during segment repeat playback as well (☞ P. d Press the 0 button 33 .31). and reverse to the beginning of the current file. and repeat playback will start.36. and playback continues without repeating. 3 Playback a Press the STOP 4 button Note • As in normal playback mode. Pressing the RECs button will release segment repeat playback. and fast forward and cue to the beginning of the next file. Pressing the 0 button will release segment repeat playback. • The recorder repeatedly plays back the segment until the segment repeat playback is cancelled. Pressing the STOP 4 button will release segment repeat playback. P. b Press the RECs button c Press the 9 button Pressing the 9 button will release segment repeat playback. and stop playback. If an index mark and temp mark are inserted or eliminated during segment repeat playback.Playback • When it reaches to the end of the file while [w] is flashing. Cancel the segment repeat playback function 5 Press the RECs button again at the position where you want to end segment repeat playback.

20). 2 In the File list display. • [Erase Done] is displayed when the file is erased. 4 Press the + button to select [Erase in Folder] or [File Erase].Erasing A selected file can be erased from a folder.36. press the 9 or 0 button to select a file. +− button 9 0 button OK ` button INDEX/ERASE button 7 Press the OK ` button. P. • If an action is not selected within 8 seconds. • The display changes to [Erase!] and erasing will start. 5 Press the OK ` button. Also. 6 Press the + button to select [Start]. 34 . • In the File display. press the + or − button to select the file you want to erase.38). 3 While the recorder is during stop mode. all files in a folder can be erased simultaneously. File numbers will be reassigned automatically. 3 Erasing 1 Select the folder or file you want to erase (☞ P. press the INDEX/ERASE button.18 to P. Notes • The locked files and files set as read-only cannot be erased (☞ P. the recorder will return to stop status.

replace the batteries with new ones in order to ensure that the batteries will not run out while processing. • For WS-560M. In addition. However.Erasing • It may take over 10 seconds to complete processing. • For WS-450S only: You cannot delete folders through the recorder. 3 Erasing 35 . you cannot delete any folders when the recorder is set to [VOICE] mode. WS-550M only: You can delete other than [Music] folders when the recorder is set to [MUSIC] mode. Never remove batteries during this time because data may be corrupted.

2 Press the + or − button to move to the tab that contains the item you want to set (☞ P.37).38 to P.38 to P. +− button 9 0 button OK ` button MENU button 4 1 While the recorder is during stop mode. 3 Press the OK ` or 9 button to move the cursor to the item to set. press the MENU button. 6 Press the + or − button to change the setting (☞ P.Menu Setting Menu setting method Items in menus are categorized by tabs. 4 Press the + or − button to move to the item you want to set. Menu setting method 5 Press the OK ` or 9 button. You can set each menu item as follows. • Menu items can be set during a recording or playback (☞ P.44). 36 . • The menu will appear on the display. • You can change the menu display by moving the settings tab cursor.44). • Moves to the setting of the selected item. so select a tab first and move to a desired item to quickly set it.

** For WS-450S. 4 Setting menu during recording: Function Mic Sense Low Cut Filter VCVA Backlight LED To menu item options Setting • You will be informed that the settings have been established via the screen. WS-550M only (Set to [MUSIC] mode). 37 . • When entering menu settings during recording or playback.Menu setting method 7 Press the OK ` button to complete the setting. when a selected item is not applied. *** For WS-560M. • Pressing the 0 button without pressing the OK ` button will cancel the settings and return you to the previous screen. 4 Menu setting method * For WS-560M. For WS-560M. Notes • The recorder will stop if you leave it idle for 3 minutes during a menu setup operation. the menu settings will be cancelled if 8 seconds elapse with no buttons being pressed. 4 Setting menu during playback: Function Property Noise Cancel* Voice Filter** WOW*** Equalizer*** Play Mode Play Speed Skip Space Backlight LED To menu item options Setting 8 Press the MENU button to close the menu screen. WS-550M only (Set to [VOICE] mode). pressing the 0 or MENU button will allow you to return to the playback screen without interrupting recording or playback. • When in the menu screen during recording or playback. WS-550M (Set to [VOICE] mode).

Property File and folder information can be confirmed from the menu screen. you can also record favoring high sound quality.17). [Bit Rate] area displays the sampling frequency and bit rate. such as a band performance. [Dictation]: This is the standard level of microphone sensitivity. 4 Menu setting method Refer to “Rearranging files [Replace]” (☞ P. [Off]: Unlocks the file and allows it to be erased. When the folder is selected: [Name] (File name). [Date] (Time stamp). [Conference]: This is a highly sensitive mode which can record surrounding noises. * When a linear PCM format file has been selected.Menu setting method + File Menu Erase Lock Locking a file keeps important data from being accidentally erased. set [Mic Sense] to [Dictation] and hold recorder’s built-in stereo microphone close to the speaker’s mouth (5-10 cm) before recording. [Folder] will not appear on the display. " For WS-450S: • Use the switch to set the microphone sensitivity (☞ P. [ST SP]: Stereo standard recording. [Bit Rate]* (File format) [Artist]** (Artist name) and [Album]** (Album name) will appear on the display. [Folder]* (Number of folder) and [File]** (Number of file) will appear on the display. [On]: Locks the file and prevents it from being erased. Locked files are not erased when you select to erase all files from a folder (☞ P. When the file is selected: [Name] (File name). [ST XQ]: Stereo extra high quality sound recording. ** When a file contains no tag information. ** Files which cannot be recognized by this recorder are not included in the number of files.34). When [VOICE] is selected. the display contents of this area are blank. Rec Mode In addition to selecting between stereo or mono recording formats. Select this mode for cases where the volume of the source sound is high. [Artist] and [Album] will not appear on the display.23). Replace . Mic Sense Microphone sensitivity is adjustable to meet recording needs. • When you would like to clearly record a speaker’s voice. Rec Menu " For WS-560M/WS-550M: • When performing operations on the [Rec Menu] screen. [ST HQ]: Stereo high quality sound recording. [Size] (File size).45). or record favoring increased recording time. Select the recording mode that fits your purpose. set the mode switch to [VOICE] (☞ P. • Select the files for which you would like to confirm information in advance before operating the menu. 38 . * When [VOICE] is selected.

the more sensitive the recorder to sounds. it enables recording only with the L channel microphone. [Off]: Disables this function. even the faintest sound will activate recording. [Off]: Disables this function. and stops when the volume drops below the threshold level. • The VCVA level can be set to any of 15 different values. the starting sensitivity of the VCVA can be adjusted according to the recording situation. • If the starting level is not adjusted within 2 seconds. At the highest value.23 or P. • If the surrounding noise is loud.Menu setting method [HQ]: Monaural high quality sound recording. which helps the playback to be more efficient. the display will return to the previous. 39 . [LP]: Monaural long-term recording. The recording indicator light glows when recording starts and flashes when recording pauses. This function can reduce noise from air conditioners. recording automatically stops after 1 sec approximately. The VCVA feature extends recording time and conserves memory by stopping recording during silent periods. [On]: Enables the VCVA function. [SP]: Monaural standard recording. projectors and other similar noises. Will resume recording in normal mode. VCVA When the microphone senses that sounds have reached a preset threshold volume level. set other than [LP] in [Rec Mode]. • The higher the value. 4 Menu setting method a b a Level meter (varies according to the sound volume being recorded) b Start level (moves to the right/left according to the set level) • The start/stop actuation level also varies depending on the selected microphone sensitivity mode (☞ P. [On]: Enables the Low Cut Filter function.38 ). • When the external monaural microphone is used while [Rec Mode] is set to a stereo recording mode. 2 Press the 9 or 0 button adjust the start/stop actuation level. • To record a meeting and lecture clearly. the built-in Variable Control Voice Actuator (VCVA) starts recording automatically. and [Standby] flashes on the display. Will start recording in VCVA mode. • When the sound volume is lower than the preset threshold sound level. Adjust the start/stop actuation level: 1 Press the RECs button to start recording. Low Cut Filter The recorder has a Low Cut Filter function to minimize low-frequency sounds and record voices more clearly.

42) [Skip Space] (☞ P. WOW The recorder has SRS WOW XT. an audio processing technology that increases sound clarity and bass quality.41) [Play Speed] (☞ P. [Off]: Disables this function. and enable clear audio playback. set [Voice Filter] to [Off].42) [Skip Space] (☞ P. [Noise Cancel] will not function. fast. or slow playback.Play Menu " For WS-560M/WS-550M: • When operating the [Play Menu] screen. • When [Voice Filter] is set to [On]. adjust the Noise Cancel setting level. prior testing and adjustment of the start/stop actuation level is recommended. [On]: Enables the Voice Filter function.41) [Play Mode] (☞ P.41) [Play Speed] (☞ P.43) " For WS-450S: [Voice Filter] [Play Mode] (☞ P. Noise Cancel If recorded audio is difficult to understand because of noisy surroundings.41) [Play Speed] (☞ P. 40 . The expansive feel and clarity of the sound can be increased. [TruBass]: The low-frequency range can be adjusted. Voice Filter The recorder has a Voice Filter Function to cut low and high frequency tones during normal. To use this functions. [High] [Low]: Enables the Noise Cancel function.Menu setting method • To ensure successful recordings. Noise will be reduced in the file when it’s played back for better sound quality. [Off]: Disables this function. [SRS 3D]: The surround effect can be adjusted. set [Noise Cancel] to [Off]. The level of the surround effect (SRS 3D) and the bass effect (TruBass) may be individually adjusted through 4 levels of processing. • When [Noise Cancel] is set to [Low] or [High].42) [Skip Space] (☞ P. different settings items are displayed depending on the position of the mode switch. The low-frequency range can be made richer. To use these functions.43) When [MUSIC] mode is selected: [WOW] [Equalizer] (☞ P.43) 1 Select [SRS 3D] or [TruBass]. When [VOICE] mode is selected: [Noise Cancel] 4 Menu setting method [Voice Filter] [Play Mode] (☞ P. . [Voice Filter] and slow/high speed playback functions will not function.

42). • The higher the decibel value. [Repeat]: Sets to repeat playback mode. 41 . the SRS WOW XT effect will be heightened. press the 9 or 0 button and repeat the procedure from step 2. [Off]: Disables this function.Menu setting method 2 Adjust the surround level or bass effect level. Otherwise you cannot use these functions (☞ P. 4 Menu setting method 1 Select the desired equalizer characteristics. and may sound like noise. [Off]: Disables this function. [All]: Selects all files in the internal memory. proceed to Step 2. • You can select the equalizer level from [–6] to [+6] in 1dB increments. [Folder] or [All]. " For WS-560M/WS-550M: Set to [MUSIC] mode. [Folder]: Selects the current folder. Play Mode You can select the playback mode that fits your preference. • Set [WOW] to [Off] to use the slow playback or fast playback mode. [High] [Middle] [Low]: The sound quality can be adjusted to one of 3 levels. Select the desired playback mode: 1 Select [Repeat] or [Random]. If this happens. 2 Select [File]. If [User] is selected. the louder the sound. you can enjoy the music with your favorite sound quality. • Depending on the song. Equalizer If you change the equalizer setting. [Random]: Sets to random playback mode. • The SRS WOW XT effect will be weakened if the bit rate for any music file is less than 32 kbps. Select the desired playback range: 1 Select [Play Area]. 2 Select [On] or [Off]. 3 Select the equalizer level. [Rock] [Pop] [Jazz]: Enables the equalizer function. [User]: Select [User] to save your own custom equalizer settings. adjust the SRS WOW XT effect. [File]: Selects the current file. • To change the settings again. [On]: Sets the playback range to be played back repeatedly or randomly. 2 Select the frequency band. [Off]: Disables the equalizer function. [60 Hz] [250 Hz] [1 kHz] [4 kHz] [12 kHz]: Select the frequency bandwidth setting.

5 speed. the changed playback speed will be retained. The next playback will be at that speed. and [2] will appear on the display (default at 0. Fast playback: Playback speed becomes faster. 2 Press the OK ` button to switch playback speed. Play Speed The playback speed of the file can be changed between 0.75 times as fast). cue a file. when the recorder comes to the end of the last file in the folder. The tone will be automatically adjusted digitally without changing the voice so it sounds natural. 42 .75 Play] [x0.625 Play] [x0. Change Playback Speed: 1 Press the OK ` button to start playback.25 Play] [x1.5 and 2 times speed.5 times as fast). the recorder will start playing from the first file in the next folder. after playing the last file in the folder. and [1] will appear on the display (default at 1. when the recorder comes to the end of the last file in the folder. Normal playback: Playback at normal speed.875 Play] When [Fast Playback] is selected: [x1. • As in normal playback mode. or insert an index mark in slow playback and fast playback modes as well (☞ P. 2 Set the playback speed. Change the speed according to need such as listening to meeting content at a fast speed or reviewing spots that you couldn't catch in a language lesson at a slow speed. When [Slow Playback] is selected: [x0. [End] flashes for two seconds on the display and the recorder stops at the start of the last file. • Even if playback is stopped. you can stop playback. In such a case. [End] flashes for two seconds on the display and the recorder stops at the start of the first file in the folder. • In [File] mode. [Folder]: Play files continuously in the current folder until the last file and stop.0 Play] 4 Menu setting method [File]: Stop after playing back the current file. • In [Folder] mode. When it comes to the end of the last file in the recorder. the device plays back in up to x1. 1 Select [Slow Playback] or [Fast Playback].125 Play] [x1. [End] flashes for two seconds on the display and the recorder stops at the start of the first file in the recorder.5 Play] [x2. the playback speed will switch. Slow playback: Playback speed slows down.375 Play] [x1.5 Play] [x0. Restrictions on double speed playback: Double speed fast playback may not be available depending on the sampling frequencyand the bit rate of the file to be played back. • Every time the OK ` button is pressed.Menu setting method " For WS-560M/WS-550M: " For WS-450S: Set to [VOICE] mode. • In [All] mode.31).

. Skip] [10sec. • Playback speed will return to normal if the mode switch setting is changed. [Off]: Disables this function. 2 Set the skip space.40. Skip] [30sec. • The recorder will skip (forward) or reverse skip (rewind) a set space and start playing back. [On]: Enables the Beep function. the recorder will forward skip/reverse skip to that position.Menu setting method • The slow playback or fast playback is available even if either [Voice Filter] or [Equalizer] is set (☞ P. Skip] [10min. This function is convenient for quickly skipping to another playback position or repeatedly playing back short phrases. 43 . Skip] 3 Set the brightness. Skip] [10min.41). 1 Select [Forward Skip] or [Reverse Skip]. Skip] When [Reverse Skip] is selected: [File Skip] [1sec. [High] [Low]: Sets the brightness of the backlight when lit. [Off]: Disables this function. Skip Space This function enables you to skip (forward) or reverse skip (rewind) a file being played for a set period. • The slow playback or fast playback is not available if either [Noise Cancel] or [WOW] effect is set (☞ P. System sounds may be turned off. Contrast Display contrast can be adjusted in 12 levels. • If there is an index mark/temp mark or a cue closer than the skip space. 2 Press the 9 or 0 button. Skip] [30sec. Skip] – [5sec. P. LCD/Sound Menu Backlight The display will remain lit for about 10 (Initial setting) seconds when a button on the recorder is pressed. [5seconds] [10seconds] [30seconds] [1minutes]: Enables the Backlight function.40). Beep The recorder beeps to alert you to button operations or warn you of errors. 1 Select [Lighting Time] or [Brightness]. Skip] [1min. Skip] [5min. Forward/Reverse Skip Playback: 1 Press the OK ` button to start playback. [Off]: LED light will be cancelled. [On]: LED light will be set. 4 Menu setting method LED You can set it so the LED indicator light does not turn on. 2 Set the lighting time. When [Forward Skip] is selected: [File Skip] [10sec. You can adjust the LCD display contrast level from [01] to [12]. Skip] [5min. Skip] [1min.

Menu setting method Language(Lang) You can select the display language for this recorder. [English] [Français] [Deutsch] [Italiano] [Español]: .75 Play] [x1. LCD/Sound Menu: [Backlight] [Lighting Time] [Brightness] [Contrast] [LED] [Beep] [Language(Lang)] [10seconds] [Low] [Level 06] [On] [On] [English] / Device Menu Time & Date Refer to “Setting time and date [Time & Date]” (☞ P. [Cancel]: Takes you back to the [Device Menu]. * For WS-560M. WS-550M (Set to [VOICE] mode). ** For WS-450S. WS-550M only (Set to [MUSIC] mode). Rec Menu: [Mic Sense] [Rec Mode] [Low Cut Filter] [VCVA] [Conference] [ST XQ] [Off] [Off] [Off] [Off] [Off] [Off] [Off] [Folder] [Off] [Off] [File] [x0. *** For WS-560M.] (Serial Number) appears on the display.46). For WS-560M. [Capacity] (Built-in frash memory size) and [Version] (System version) [Serial No. WS-550M only (Set to [VOICE] mode).15).Play Menu: [Noise Cancel]* [Voice Filter]** [WOW]*** [SRS 3D] [TruBass] [Equalizer]*** [Play Mode]*** [Play Area] [Repeat] [Random] [Play Mode]** [Play Speed] [Slow Playback] [Fast Playback] [Skip Space] 44 . You can check the recorder’s information on the menu screen. Format Refer to “Formatting the Recorder [Format]” (☞ P. Reset Settings This returns the functions back to their initial settings (factory default). [Start]: Returns the settings to their initial values. System Info. the time settings and file numbers will be preserved from before the reset and will not return to their initial settings. [Model] (Model Name). 4 Menu setting method Menu settings after setting reset (initial settings): . • After resetting the settings.5 Play] [File Skip] .

First select the folder (file) for which you want to change the playback order. repeat Steps 5 through 8. • If there are more files to move. 6 Press the + or − button to select the file you want to move. 10 Press the MENU button to close the menu screen.36). 7 Press the OK ` button. press the MENU button. 9 Press the OK ` button button to complete the setting. • Pressing the 0 button without pressing the OK ` button will cancel the settings and return you to the previous screen. 2 While the recorder is during stop mode.20). 4 Menu setting method 3 Press the OK ` or 9 button to move the cursor to the item to set.Menu setting method Rearranging files [Replace] You can move a file in a folder to change the order of playback. • The cursor will flash to confirm that the file can be moved.18 to P. • The menu will appear on the display (☞ P. +− button 9 0 button OK ` button MENU button 8 Press the + or − button to select the location to move it to. 5 Press the OK ` or 9 button. 45 . \4 Press the + or − button to select [Replace]. 1 Select the folder for which you would like to rearrange the song order (☞ P.

Menu setting method 2 Press the + or − button to select [Device Menu] tab. 8 Press the + button again to select [Start]. • You can change the menu display by moving the settings tab cursor. Transfer any important files to a computer before formatting the recorder. 4 1 While the recorder is during stop mode. 6 Press the + button to select [Start]. 46 . press the MENU button. all files will be removed and all function settings will return to defaults except date and time settings. [Start] and [Cancel] will turn on. • The menu will appear on the display (☞ P. 4 Press the + or − button to select [Format].Menu setting method Formatting the Recorder [Format] If you format the recorder. +− button 9 0 button OK ` button MENU button 7 Press the OK ` button.36). 3 Press the OK ` or 9 button. • [Format] will appear on the display. • After the [Data will be cleared] message is on for two seconds. 5 Press the OK ` or 9 button.

replace the batteries with new ones in order to ensure that the batteries will not run out while processing. In addition. recorded audio file names may start from [0001]. P. • When returning the settings for the functions to their initial settings. • Once the recorder is formatted. • Formatting begins and [Format !] flashes on the display. the music files with DRM may not be transferred to the recorder again. 47 . all the saved data.44). use [Reset Settings] (☞ P. • When the recorder is formatted. • Never format the recorder from a PC. • After formatting.Menu setting method 9 Press the OK ` button. • [Format Done] appears when formatting ends.36. including locked files and read-only files. 4 Menu setting method Notes • It may take over 10 seconds to complete processing. Never remove batteries during this time because data may be corrupted. are erased.

Using the Recorder on Your PC By being connected to a PC. MP3* and WAV* language content. the multi-boot environment and self-modified PC’s. • In addition to its uses as an IC recorder and a music player.2. * For WS-560M. P. WS-550M only. 5 Operating environment 48 . • Even if operational environment is satisfied. P. this recorder can also be used as external memory for a computer by storing data from a computer and reading it back out (☞ P.5 (Standard Installation) Compatible PC’s: Apple Macintosh series equipped with more than one free USB port Notes • This is an operational environment for saving the files recorded by this recorder to your PC with USB connection.8 .52. we do not support such as upgraded OS.60). the recorder enables you to do the following: • You can transfer files recorded with this recorder to a computer.10.64). play them back. and manage them by using Windows Media Player or iTunes (☞ P. • The recorder is compatible with WMA. Operating environment Windows Operating System: Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/Vista (Standard Installation) Compatible PC’s: Windows PC’s equipped with more than one free USB port Macintosh Operating System: Mac OS X 10.53.

• Folder (directory) names appeared by file management tools such as Explorer attached to Microsoft Windows is different from the folder names that can be set with the recorder. Data is still being transferred while the recording indicator light is blinking. unplug the external microphone and earphone when you connect the recorder to a PC. For initialization. To transfer a WMA file with DRM to the recorder. data may not be successfully transferred. be sure to follow the description in ☞ P. 5 Operating environment 49 . publicized/re-publicized on the Internet. distributed. do not remove the USB cable even if the screen is indicating you can. do not format the drive of the recorder. A WMA file may be provided with DRM (Digital Right Management) for copyright protection. DRM limits the file to copy or distribute music files that are converted (ripped) from a music CD or downloaded from music distribution services. WMA or MP3 files for the purpose of commercial business or sale. Note • This recorder is compatible with Microsoft Corporation DRM9.51. Copyright and copyright protection feature (DRM) By the Copyright Act. • If folders or files stored on the recorder are moved or renamed by using a file management tool such as Explorer. you need to use appropriate methods such as Windows Media Player. Copying the music files with DRM purchased from online music distribution service to a portable device such as this recorder may be restricted. but not with DRM10. or converted into WAV. If the USB cable is removed before the drive is stopped.46). Initialization is not successfully achieved on a PC. When removing the USB cable. • On a PC. any voice/music files and music CDs downloaded from the Internet without the copyright holder’s permission may not be reproduced.Operating environment Precautions on using the recorder connected to a PC • When you are downloading a file from the recorder or uploading a file to the recorder. the order of files may be changed or files may become unrecognizable • Data can be written or uploaded to the recorder even though the attribute of the recorder drive is shown as Read-only by the operating system of the PC. • As the noise may cause adverse effects on electronics devices nearby the recorder. follow the instructions in the [Format] screen of the recorder (☞ P.

• Do not use USB extension cables other than the supplied cable. Notes • Refer to the user’s manual for your PC regarding the USB port on your PC. Macintosh: When you connect the recorder to a Mac OS. Otherwise. Using cables from other manufacturers could result in damage to the recorder. • Use the supplied USB extension cable depending on situations. 2 Slide the USB connector slide lever in the direction indicated by the arrow to eject the USB connector out of the recorder. 50 . Windows: When you open [My Computer]. Do not use the supplied USB extension cable with devices from other manufacturers. it will be recognized by the drive name of the product name on the desktop. • [Remote] is appeared on recorder if the USB cable is connected.Connecting to your PC 1 Boot the PC. it will be recognized by the drive name of the product name. the recorder may not operate properly. • Be sure to push the cable connector all the way in. 5 Connecting to your PC 3 Connect to the PC's USB port or to a USB hub.

it will be recognized by the drive name of the product name on the desktop. 3 Disconnect the recorder from the PC. the data will be destroyed. 2 Disconnect the recorder from the PC. • When you connect the recorder to a Mac OS. • The drive letter will differ depending on the PC being used. Click [Safely remove USB Mass Storage Device]. If you do. 1 Click [ ] on the task bar located at the lower-right corner of the screen.Connecting to your PC Disconnecting from your PC Windows Note • NEVER disconnect the USB while the recording indicator light is flashing. Macintosh 5 Connecting to your PC 1 Move the drive icon for this recorder that is appear on the desktop to the garbage bin by Drag & Drop it. click [OK]. 51 . 2 When the safe to remove hardware window appears.

it will be recognized by the drive name of the product name. Windows Notes • While transmitting data.51). • When you open [My Computer]. 1 Connecting the recorder to your PC (☞ P.Transfer the voice files to your PC The 5 voice folders of this recorder are appeared as [DSS_FLDA]. 2 Double-click the product name icon on the desktop. 52 .50). the data will be destroyed. 5 Transfer the voice files to your PC 5 Disconnect the recorder from the PC (☞ P. [DSS_FLDD] and [DSS_FLDE]. 3 Open the product name folder. it will be recognized by the drive name of the product name on the desktop. [DSS_FLDB]. Macintosh 1 Connecting the recorder to your PC (☞ P. • When you connect the recorder to a Mac OS. [DSS_FLDC]. NEVER disconnect the USB while the recording indicator light is flashing. and the recording indicator light flashes. 3 Copy the data.51). If you do. 4 Disconnect the recorder from the PC (☞ P. and the recorded voice files are saved in these folders.50). • In the Mac OS operational environment. 2 Open the Explorer window. [Busy] is appeared. 4 Copy the data. WMA format files cannot be played back.

It supports WAV. By using Windows Media Player. Windows Media Player must be installed on the PC. 53 .Using Windows Media Player Music files that have been imported to your computer from music CDs and acquired over the Internet can be transferred to and played back with this recorder.58). P.54) and music files that you have bought from any music distribution sites can be easily transferred to the recorder (☞ P. and WMA format music files. music files from music CDs can be converted (ripped) (☞ P. MP3. Window names Windows Media Player 11 1 Windows Media Player 10 1 2 3 4 5 Using Windows Media Player 6 8 0 5 7 9 @ ! 2 3 4 6 8 0 5 7 9 1 Features taskbar 2 Seek slider 3 Shuffle button 4 Repeat button 5 Stop button 6 Previous button 7 Play button 8 Next button 9 Mute button 0 Volume slider 1 Features taskbar 2 Quick Access Panel button 3 Seek slider 4 Rewind button 5 Play button 6 Stop button 7 Previous button 8 Next button 9 Mute button 0 Volume slide ! Shuffle/ Repeat button @ Fast Forward button Note • If you are using Windows 2000.55.

• Files copied to a PC are stored in WMA format. Windows Media Player 11 2 3 3 Put a check mark on the music file that you want to copy. album. 4 Click [Start Rip]. 2 From the Features taskbar. • After clicking [Rip] menu.Using Windows Media Player Copying music from CD 1 Insert CD into the CD-ROM drive. Windows Media Player 10 5 Using Windows Media Player 4 3 2 4 54 . Music files copied are categorized by artist. etc. CD information is searched. • If Internet connectivity is available. • For Windows Media Player 10 Click [Rip Music]. click [Rip] menu. and added to the play list. genre. click [View Album Info] for Windows Media Player 10 as necessary. and start Windows Media Player.

and set as follows.xml” is created. and start Windows Media Player. 3 Click [Sync] menu again to select [DVR] { [Advanced Options] { [Set Up Sync]. see “Copying music from CD” (☞ P. and click it again to check. click [Sync]. a file named “WMPInfo. 2 From the Features taskbar. click to uncheck the box once.54). 3 5 Using Windows Media Player 3 55 . For how to copy the music files from the CD to your PC. *1 If [Create folder hierarchy on device] is checked by default. • Click on the [Create folder hierarchy on device] to check. the *1 may need to be set again. Windows Media Player 11 1 Connect the recorder to a PC. This will make you find the file you want to listen to more easily. If you delete this file. *1 *2 • The folder with artist name or album name is automatically created.Using Windows Media Player Transferring music file to the recorder You can transfer the music files saved in your PC to this recorder. 2. *2 After the synchronous transfer to the recorder.

and start Windows Media Player. 2 From the Features taskbar. • The order of music pieces can be changed by Drag & Drop of the music file in the play list displayed. 4 5 Using Windows Media Player Windows Media Player 10 5 4 1 Connect the recorder to a PC.Using Windows Media Player 4 Select the desired category from [Library] on the left. 3 From the pull down menu on the left side window. and select music files or albums to transfer to the recorder. 5 Click [Start Sync]. select the play list to be transferred to the recorder. and Drag & Drop them in [Sync List] on the right. • The recorder is recognized as a Removable Disk. 2 3 4 From the pull down menu on the right side window. 56 . select the drive corresponding to the recorder. and put the check marks on the music file that you want to transfer. • The file is transferred to the recorder. click [Sync].

• To transfer the files by using Windows Media Player 9. * 1 *2 • The folder with artist name or album name is automatically created. 57 . the message [Can’t make the system file. *1 If [Create folder hierarchy on device] is checked by default. 5 Using Windows Media Player 6 Notes • Copying the music files with DRM purchased online music distribution service to a portable device such as this recorder may be restricted. The music file transferred to the recorder is displayed in Item on Device. This will make you find the file you want to listen to more easily. check the Olympus website.Using Windows Media Player 5 Click [ ] on the upper right corner. erase the files to make free space (hundreds of KB to dozens of MB depending on the music file sizes) for the management file. In such a case. Connect to PC and delete unnecessary file] may appear on this recorder’s display. • The file is transferred to the recorder. the *1 may need to be set again. • If the music files are transferred to the recorder until it reaches to the maximum memory. *2 After the synchronous transfer to the recorder.xml” is created. (The more capacity for the management file will be necessary as the number of the music files increases). a file named “WMPInfo. 6 5 6 Click [Start Sync]. click to uncheck the box once. If you delete this file. and set the synchronization options. and click it again to check. • Click on the [Create folder hierarchy on device] to check.

When [Audio CD] is selected: • A file is converted and copied in music CD in order to play it by the audio equipment which can play CD-R/RW. 58 . 4 5 Using Windows Media Player 3 5 5 Click [Start Burn].Using Windows Media Player Copying voice file to the CD You can transfer the voice files in the recorder to your PC and copy them to CD. and select voice files or albums to copy to the CD-R/RW. 3 Select the desired category from [Library] on the left. click the [Burn] menu. and select [Audio CD] or [Data CD]. see “Transfer the voice files to your PC” (☞ P. and start Windows Media Player.52). 2. When [Data CD] is selected: • Copying files with the format to be recorded. and Drag & Drop them in [Burn List] on the right. Windows Media Player 11 1 Insert the blank CD-R/RW into the CD-R/RW drive. 4 Click [Burn] menu again. For how to copy the voice files from the recorder to your PC. 2 From the Features taskbar.

59 . When [Audio CD] is selected: • A file is converted and copied in music CD in order to play it by the audio equipment which can play CD-R/RW. • You can change the order of tracks by Drag & Drop files. When [Data CD] is selected: • Copying files with the format to be recorded. • Click [Burn] as needed after clicking [Edit Playlist] menu. click [Burn] menu. and start Windows Media Player. 2 From the Features taskbar. 4 Select format of CD before clicking [Start Burn].Using Windows Media Player Windows Media Player 10 1 Insert the blank CD-R/RW into the CD-R/RW drive. 5 Using Windows Media Player 5 Click [Start Burn]. 5 2 3 4 3 Put a check mark on the voice files that you want to copy.

Pause button/ Fast Forward button 3 Volume slide 4 Playlist addition button 5 Shuffle button 6 Repeat button 7 Display change button 8 Disc create button 9 Browse button 0 Disc eject button 60 .Using iTunes Window names 1 2 3 5 Using iTunes 4567 8 9 0 1 Features taskbar 2 Rewind button/ Playback.

[Import Using]: Set the file format for copying music file from a CD.30). 2 3 4 5 5 Using iTunes 5 Put a check mark on the music files that you want to copy. [Setting]: Set the bit rate for copying music file from a CD.Using iTunes Copying music from CD 1 Insert the CD into the CD-ROM drive. • This recorder supports MP3 and WAV format music files (☞ P. 6 61 . 6 Click [Import CD]. and click [OK]. 2 Click [iTunes] { [Preferences]. and start iTunes. 4 Click [Importing] to set the file format and bit rate for copying music files to your PC. 3 Click [Advanced] tag.

see “Copying music from CD” (☞ P. and open [Music] folder. 2 Drag & Drop files here 4 Select the desired files. and Drag & Drop them to [Music] folder. • When you connect the recorder to a Mac OS. • Copy to [Music] folder of the recorder when transferring the music file.Using iTunes Transferring music file to the recorder You can transfer the music files saved in your PC to this recorder.61). and put the check marks on the music files that you want to transfer. • You can create up to 2 hierarchies in the [Music] folder. • Up to 200 files can be stored in each folder. 5 Using iTunes 3 Double-click the corresponding drive with the recorder. • The order of music pieces can be changed by Drag & Drop of the music file in the play list displayed. 62 . 2 Select the play list to be transferred to the recorder. it will be recognized by the drive name of the product name on the desktop. And up to 128 folders can be made including [Music] folder. For how to copy the music files from the CD to your PC. and start iTunes. 1 Connect the recorder to a PC.

3 Click [Advanced] tag. and put a check mark on the voice files to copy to the CD-R/RW. 2 3 4 5 Using iTunes 5 Select the desired playlist. see “Transfer the voice files to your PC” (☞ P. and click [OK]. When [MP3 CD] is selected: Copying in MP3 format. For how to copy the voice files from the recorder to your PC. 2 Click [iTunes] { [Preferences]. 1 Insert the CD-R/RW into the CDR/RW drive.52). When [Audio CD] is selected: A file is converted and copied in music CD in order to play it by the audio equipment which can play CD-R/RW. When [Data CD] is selected: Copying files with the format to be recorded.Using iTunes Copying voice file to the CD You can transfer the voice files in the recorder to your PC and copy them to CD. 4 Click [Burning] to set the CD format for copying voice files to CD-R/RW. 5 6 63 . and start iTunes. 6 Click [Burn Disc].

51). • When you connect the recorder to a Mac OS. 64 . Macintosh 1 Connecting the recorder to your PC (☞ P. NEVER disconnect the USB while the recording indicator light is flashing. With the recorder connected to your PC.Using as external memory of the PC In addition to its uses as an IC recorder and a music player. 2 Open the Explorer window.50). 3 Copy the data. [Busy] is displayed. it will be recognized by the drive name of the product name. 1 Connecting the recorder to your PC (☞ P. • When you open [My Computer]. 2 Double-click the product name icon on the desktop. Windows Note • While transmitting data. 5 Using as external memory of the PC 4 Copy the data. If you do. it will be recognized by the drive name of the product name on the desktop. you can download data from the memory to your PC and upload data stored on your PC to the memory. 4 Disconnect the recorder from the PC (☞ P.50). and the recording indicator light flashes.51). 3 Open the product name folder. this recorder can also be used as external memory for a computer by storing data from a computer and reading it back out. 5 Disconnect the recorder from the PC (☞ P. the data will be destroyed.

[Format Error] [Can’t make the system file. Set the mode switch to [VOICE] position (☞ P. Explanation Battery power is getting low. The file is full of index marks (maximum of 16 marks). Error in the memory. Erase unnecessary files (☞ P. No file. Tried to delete a locked file. memory. The music files copied illegally. WS-550M only: [Music Mode] [MUSIC] mode is active. Erase the file (☞ P.34). The folder is full of files (maximum of 200 files). Action Replace with new batteries (☞ P.18 to P. [Licence Mismatch] [Memory Full] [No File] Illegally copied file. No remaining memory.34). Erase unnecessary files (☞ P. The mode switch is set to [MUSIC] position.Other Information Alarm message list Message [Battery Low] [File Protected] Meaning Low battery power.34). Erase Tempmarks that are no longer required (☞ P. The file for management cannot be created due to a shortage of capacity for remaining memory. No files were found in the folder.20). [Index Full] Index full. This is a malfunction. Zero remaining memory. 6 Alarm message list [Memory Error] Error in the memory. Erase index marks that are no longer required (☞ P.17). The file is full of Tempmarks (maximum of 16 marks). P. Unlock the file (☞ P. Connect to PC and delete unnecessary file] Formatting error. so go to the store where you purchased the recorder or an Olympus service station for repair (☞ P.31). 65 . For WS-560M.31).36.38). Connect the recorder to a computer and delete any unnecessary files.46). [Folder Full] Folder full.68). [Temp Mark Full] Tempmark full. Erase-locked. There was an error while Reformat the memory formatting the recorder’s (☞ P. The management file cannot be created.10). Select another folder (☞ P.

The connected external microphone is monaural. Replace with new batteries (☞ P. The recorder was shaken during recording.21). ------- 6 Troubleshooting No playback tone heard Voice files are not recorded in stereo Noise heard during playback Move the recorder. Release the recorder from HOLD (☞ P.13). sound will only be recorded by the L-channel.13). Recording level too low This could potentially be because the output level for the connected external devices are too low.18 to P. Nothing appears on the display Battery power is getting low. P.27).are correct (☞ P. Unplug the earphones to use the internal speaker. Switch to the correct folder (☞ P. Set the microphone sensitivity to the conference mode and try again (☞ P. When recording while an external monaural microphone is connected. Cannot find the recorded Voice File Wrong folder. Adjust the output level for the connected devices.18 to P. P. Erase unnecessary files (☞ P.10). Low remaining memory.38). [Rec Mode] is set to a monaural recording mode.36. The microphone sensitivity is too low.14). Battery power is getting low. Won’t start The power is off. Replace with new batteries (☞ P. Adjust the volume level (☞ P. The earphone is connected.21).36.10).10). Set [Rec Mode] to the stereo recording mode (☞ P. Turn the power on (☞ P. The recorder is in HOLD mode.38). The power is off. Change to the another folder (☞ P. The volume level is set to [00]. The recorder was placed near a cell phone or fluorescent lamp while recording or during playback. Action Verify that the batteries’ polarities = and . Turn the power on (☞ P. Unable to record The maximum number of files has been reached. 66 .23 or P.34).Troubleshooting Symptom Probable cause The batteries are not loaded properly.

Erase unnecessary marks (☞ P.Troubleshooting Symptom Unable to erase the file Probable cause The file is locked.31). and so on. Unlock the file (☞ P. P.36. The file is read-only. The maximum number of marks has been reached. Unable to erase the folders Noise is audible through the recording monitor Acoustic feedback is occurring. Unlock the file or cancel the read-only setting of the file on the PC. Conduct adjustments like separating the earphones from the microphone further.36. The file is read-only.38). do not point the microphone at the earphones. Unlock the file or cancel the read-only setting of the file on the PC. Action Unlock the file (☞ P. lower the volume on the recording monitor.38). 6 Troubleshooting 67 . Connect the recorder to your PC and erase a folder (☞ P.50). Unable to set index marks. There is a file which cannot be recognized by the recorder in the folder. It is recommended that you use earphones for the recording monitor. When the built-in speaker amps and the like are connected there is a risk that audio feedback will occur while recording. P. tempmarks The file is locked.

Denmark. Belgium. The voice or conversation over the phone can be clearly recorded. and Canada 1-888-553-4448 s User Support E-mail address in the U.5) are also enclosed. s Technical Hotline Number in the U. Netherlands. Switzerland. s Connecting cord: KA333 Connecting cord which has stereo mini-plugs (ø3. and Canada distec@olympus.5) with resistance at both ends.MH rechargeable batteries. Spain.S. Norway. This charger can quick charge Olympus AA or AAA Ni. 6 Technical assistance and support/ Accessories (optional) The built-in large-diameter microphone enables sensitive stereo recording. s Tie clip microphone (omnidirectional): ME15 Small concealing microphone with a tie-clip.support@olympus-europa. Germany.5) or monaural mini plug (ø2. Portugal. Finland. Luxemburg.com s Technical Hotline Number in Europe Toll free number: 00800 67 10 83 00 available for Austria. 68 . These are highly sensitive omni-directional microphones supported by plug-in power which are well-suited to recording musical performances. Use to connect from the earphone jack output of the recorder to the microphone input jack when recording.Technical assistance and support The following are contact information for technical support for Olympus recorders and software only.com Accessories (optional) s Stereo microphone: ME51S s Telephone pickup: TP7 Earphone type microphone can be plugged into your ear while phoning. Sweden. United Kingdom Charged numbers for the Rest of Europe + 49 180 567 1083 + 49 40 23773 4899 s User Support E-mail address in Europe dss. s 2 channel microphone (omnidirectional): ME30W Two ME30 monaural microphones come in a set with a miniature tripod and a connection adapter.S. s Ni-MH rechargeable battery and charger set: BC400 (For Europe) BC400 comes with an Ni-MH rechargeable battery charger (BU-400) and 4 Ni-MH rechargeable batteries (BR401) as a pack. France. s Highly sensitive noisecancellation monaural microphone (unidirectional): ME52W This microphone is used to record sound at a distance while minimizing surrounding noise s Ni-MH rechargeable battery: BR401 High-efficiency rechargeable long life batteries. Converting plug adapters (PA331/PA231) which convert to the monaural mini plug (ø3. Italy.

544 h. 278 h.1 kHz 22 kHz 8 kHz 4 External dimensions: 94.1 kHz 44. 25 min. 278 h. 45 min. • Available recording time may be shorter if many short recordings are made (The displayed available recording time and recorded time are approximate indications).088 h.8 mm × 38 mm × 11 mm (without protrusions) 4 Weight: 46 g (including battery) 4 Operating temperature: 0°C . 69 h. 10 min. 139 h. 34 h. 30 min.70 dBv 4 Input power requirement: Batteries: AAA battery (LR03) or Olympus Ni-MH rechargeable battery 4 Sampling frequency: [ST XQ] mode: [ST HQ] mode: [ST SP] mode: [HQ] mode: [SP] mode: [LP] mode: 44. 40 min.6°F Guide to recording times 4 Frequency response: During recording mode (Microphone jack): [ST XQ] mode: 50 Hz to 19 kHz [ST HQ] mode: 50 Hz to 15 kHz [ST SP] mode: 50 Hz to 9 kHz [HQ] mode: 50 Hz to 13 kHz [SP] mode: 50 Hz to 7 kHz [LP] mode: 50 Hz to 3 kHz During recording mode (Built-in stereo microphone): 80 Hz to 20 kHz During playback mode: 20 Hz to 20 kHz 4 WS-560M (Built-in flash memory 4 GB): [ST XQ] mode: [ST HQ] mode: [ST SP] mode: [HQ] mode: [SP] mode: [LP] mode: [ST XQ] mode: [ST HQ] mode: [ST SP] mode: [HQ] mode: [SP] mode: [LP] mode: [ST XQ] mode: [ST HQ] mode: [ST SP]] mode: [HQ] mode: [SP] mode: [LP] mode: 69 h.107. 69 h. 247 h. 25 min. 137 h. 35 min.1 kHz 22 kHz 44. impedance 2 kΩ Notes • The above values are strictly rough guides. 00 min. 69 . 25 min. 25 min. 1.Specifications General points 4 EAR jack: ø 3. 139 h. 20 min. 69 h. 17 h. 34 h. 35 min. 35 min. 55 min.42°C/ 32°F . 139 h. 272 h.5 mm mini-jack. 10 min.5 mm mini-jack. 547 h. 6 Specifications 4 WS-550M (Built-in flash memory 2 GB): 4 Maximum working output: 60 mW (8 Ω speaker) 4 Maximum headphone output: ≤ 150 mV (according to EN 50332-2) _ 4 WS-450S (Built-in flash memory 1 GB): 4 Wide band characteristic headphone output: _ 75 mV ≤ (according to EN 50332-2) 4 Recording medium: Built-in NAND FLASH memory WS-560M: 4 GB WS-550M: 2 GB WS-450S: 1 GB 4 Speaker: Built-in ø 16 mm round dynamic speaker 4 MIC jack: ø 3. 05 min. 30 min. impedance 8 Ω or more 4 Recording format: WMA (Windows Media Audio) 4 Input level: . 10 min.

26 h.Specifications • A maximum recording time per file is set for each mode. • Battery life is measured by Olympus. 26 h. It varies greatly according to the type of batteries used and the conditions of use. 53 h. Notes • The above values are strictly rough guides. 4 WS-560M/WS-550M ([MUSIC] mode): During WMA file (128 kbps) playback mode (All Playback Mode): Alkaline battery Earphone: 26 h. Guide to recordable number of songs WS-560M: 1. Ni-MH Rechargeable batter Earphone: 21 h. 40 min. 40 min. 4 minutes per song) Guide to battery life 4 WS-560M/WS-550M ([VOICE] mode): WS-450S: 6 Specifications During recording mode: [ST XQ] mode: 15 h. recording cannot be continued beyond the limit. Earphone: 26 h. 40 min. Maximum recording time per file [ST XQ] [ST HQ] [ST SP] [HQ] [SP] [LP] 26 h. 70 . 30 min. 148 h. 53 h. Earphone: 22 h. 40 min. 40 min.000 songs WS-550M: 500 songs WS-450S: 250 songs (At 128 kbps. 40 min. [LP] mode: 21 h. During MP3 file (128 kbps) playback mode (All Playback Mode): Alkaline battery Earphone: 25 h. Ni-MH Rechargeable battery Earphone: 22 h. Even if the recorder’s memory is not used up. Specifications and design are subject to change without notice. During voice file playback mode (All Playback Mode): Alkaline battery Built-in speaker: 12 h. Ni-MH Rechargeable battery Built-in speaker: 12 h.

Please use the return and collection systems available in your country for the disposal of this product. Please use the return and collection systems available in your country for the disposal of the waste batteries.For customers in Europe “CE” mark indicates that this product complies with the European requirements for safety. . This symbol [crossed-out wheeled bin WEEE Annex IV] indicates separate collection of waste electrical and electronic equipment in the EU countries. Please do not throw the batteries into the domestic refuse.environment and customer protection. Applicable Product : WS-560M/WS-550M/WS-450S This symbol [crossed-out wheeled bin Directive 2006/66/EC Annex II] indicates separate collection of waste batteries in the EU countries. health. Please do not throw the equipment into the domestic refuse.

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