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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

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

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

36. P. 32. P. and utilized to carry data. s Index mark and temp mark features allow you to quickly find desired locations (☞ P. 36. s It has built-in SRS WOW XT (☞ P. 36. s The playback speed can be controlled as preferred (☞ P. P. can be saved. s It features various repeat functions (☞ P. 36. s The recorder stores highly compressed WMA (Windows Media Audio) format voice messages in integrated flash memory (☞ P. 64). P. s Connecting this recorder directly to the USB port links up with your PC.53. s This USB storage class support recorder can be utilized as external memory to read and save the data (☞ P. 6 . s You can choose one of three stereo or three monaural recording modes (☞ P. 27. P.60). * For WS-560M. P. 38). The data can be transferred or saved without USB cable or driver software (☞ P. 39). 31). s The Low Cut Filter minimizes air conditioner noise and other similar noises while recording (☞ P. It can also play back MP3* (MPEG-1/MPEG-2 Audio Layer-3) and WAV* format files (☞ P. 1 Main features s You can change the playback equalizer settings (☞ P. 39). 40). enabling fast data transfer to a computer. s It has a backlight full-dot display (LCD panel) (☞ P. WS-550M only. text data. 40) and a Voice Filter function (☞ P. s It has a USB charging function (☞ P. By connecting the computer with the USB. P. 42). 8). etc. 36.0.17). This recorder is compatible with USB 2. 36. 41). 36. 41). P. 36.12). P. P. 36. 50). s It has a built-in Variable Control Voice Actuator (VCVA) function (☞ P. pictures.Getting Started Main features s Dual function recorder as a Digital Voice Recorder and a Digital Music Player (☞ P. P. 40) cut noise and enable clear audio playback. s A Noise Cancel function (☞ P. P. 21).

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 . WS-550M only.Mode (VOICE/MUSIC) switch* MIC SENSE CONF/DICT switch** = USB connector slide lever q USB connector * For WS-560M. 7 . ** For WS-450S only.

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 .

12). Before using the unit or after long periods of disuse. it is recommended that you continuously charge them until full (☞ P. • The supplied rechargeable batteries are not fully charged. be sure to use the supplied specified Ni-MH rechargeable (BR401) batteries.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. 10 . 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. observing the correct = and . 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.polarities. " For WS-560M/WS-550M: • When charging with the recorder.

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

1 Boot the PC. 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. be sure to correctly place the rechargeable batteries (supplied) into the recorder (☞ P. " For WS-560M/WS-550M: 1 Power supply You can charge the batteries by connecting to a PC's USB port. It may cause battery leakage heating and recorder malfunction. press and hold the STOP 4 button until [Please Wait] is displayed. 12 .Power supply Charging by connecting to a computer via USB 3 While pressing the STOP 4 button. it may not be charged when the PC is in standby mode. 2 Slide the USB connector slide lever in the direction indicated by the arrow to eject the USB connector out of the recorder. Also.10). When charging. Do not charge the primary batteries such as alkaline or lithium batteries. stop mode and sleep mode. connect to the PC’s USB port. 4 Charging is completed when battery indication becomes to [<]. • When charging the battery. Notes • The recorder cannot be charged when the PC is not turned on.

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

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

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

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

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

WMA 1 2 3 1 User ID: The user ID name that has been set on the Digital Voice Recorder. 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. About the folders for voice recordings [Folder A] . select any one of the five folders and then record.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. File names will be automatically created for files recorded by this recorder. 3 Extension: These are the file name extensions for the recording format when recording with this device.WMA 18 . • WMA format .[Folder E] are the folders for voice recordings. 2 File number: A serial number automatically assigned by a Digital Voice Recorder. WS55 0001 . When recording with the recorder.

45). Up to 128 folders can be created under the [Music] folder. Folder File 19 .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. Music files that are in the same folder can be rearranged in preferential order and replayed (☞ P. Precautions for transferring music files: When using Windows Media Player 10. All the files will be transferred to the part A above (☞ P. including [Music]. click [Start Sync] instead of setting the synchronization options. a folder is automatically created within the music playback folder which has a layered structure as shown in the diagram below.57). 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.

20 . P.18. 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. Enters in playback standby mode. see the section entitled “Notes on the folders” (☞ P. + or − button Select the folder or file. List display The folders and files recorded in this recorder are displayed.19). For information on the layered structure of the folders. 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. The list display screen can be operated by the 9 button. Proceed Each time you press this it opens the folder or file selected in the list display and proceeds down one level. it will return to the file display. The list display can be operated by the 0 button. When you press and hold the LIST button while moving in a hierarchy of folders.

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

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

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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40. perform a test recording and then adjust the output level for the external devices.41). Note • When you adjust the various sound quality settings related to playback on the recorder. 26 .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. and the MIC jack of the recorder with the connecting cord KA333 (optional) for dubbing. the audio output signal sent out from the EAR jack will change as well (☞ P. P. 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. P.36. When external devices are connected. 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.

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

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

It is useful for playing back files in a preferred order while in normal playback mode etc. 43). [Replace] (☞ P. You can select the playback mode that fits your preference. The recorder has SRS WOW XT. • When [Skip Space] set to other than [File Skip]. The recorder has a Voice Filter Function to cut low and high frequency tones during normal. P. 36.36.45) 3 Playback [Noise Cancel]* (☞ P. fast. 31). and enable clear audio playback.42) [Skip Space] (☞ P. ** Can be operated only in [MUSIC] mode. adjust the Noise Cancel setting level. P. Playback through earphone An earphone can be connected to the EAR jack of the recorder for listening. P. The index mark and temp mark will be skipped when you perform the operation in stop mode (☞ P.36. If you change the equalizer setting. an audio processing technology that increases sound clarity and bass quality.41) • When the earphone is used. 29 . P. It may cause hearing impairment and decrease in hearing ability. the recorder will stop at the position of the index mark and temp mark. The skip interval length can be set. • The recorder skips to the beginning of the previous file. If recorded audio is difficult to understand because of noisy surroundings. [Play Mode]*** (☞ P. [Voice Filter]* (☞ P. press the 0 button twice.36. The playback speed can be set to slow speed or fast speed playback. • When you listen with the earphone during playback.36.40) To EAR jack [Equalizer]** (☞ P.43) * Can be operated only in [VOICE] mode. the recorder speaker will be switched-off. *** The operation is different between [VOICE] mode and [MUSIC] mode. the recorder will skip forward/ reverse the specified time. P. Notes • When you skip to the beginning of the file during playback.Playback While the recorder is during playback mode. This changes the order of the files in the selected folder. or slow playback.41) [Play Speed] (☞ P.36. you can enjoy the music with your favorite sound quality. P.40) [WOW]** (☞ P. then will start playback (☞ P. Notes • To avoid irritation to the ear.40) Settings relating to playback " For WS-560M/WS-550M: Segment repeat (☞ P. P. P. do not raise the volume too much.36.36. insert the earphone after turning down the volume level.32) This function enables repeated playback of part of the file being played.

48 kHz MPEG2 Layer3: 16 kHz. P.1 kHz MPEG1 Layer3: 32 kHz. check to make sure that the sampling rate and bit rate are in the range where playback is possible. The playback speed can be set to slow speed or fast speed playback. The recorder has a Voice Filter Function to cut low and high frequency tones during normal. fast. P.Playback " For WS-450S: Segment repeat (☞ P. WS-550M only. this recorder can only play back those in the linear PCM format.1 kHz. or slow playback. P. 24 kHz 8 kHz. 16 kHz. About music file In cases where the recorder is unable to playback music files that have been transferred to it. and enable clear audio playback.36. • Variable bitrate MP3 files (in which conversion bitrates can vary) may not play properly. Combinations of sampling rates and bit rates for music files which the recorder can playback are given below. 32 kHz.1 kHz. File format WAV* format Sampling frequency 44. 11 kHz. 22 kHz. 22. 30 . 44. This changes the order of the files in the selected folder.43) MP3* format From 8 kbps up to 320 kbps WMA format From 5 kbps up to 320 kbps * For WS-560M.32) This function enables repeated playback of part of the file being played.36.36. 48 kHz Bit rate 16 bit [Replace] (☞ P. It is useful for playing back files in a preferred order while in normal playback mode etc. • This recorder is compatible with Microsoft Corporation DRM9. You can select the playback mode that fits your preference.40) [Play Mode] (☞ P. but not with DRM10.45) 3 Playback [Voice Filter] (☞ P. The skip interval length can be set.42) [Skip Space] (☞ P. WAV files other than these cannot be played back. 41) [Play Speed] (☞ P.36. P. • For WAV files. 44.05 kHz.

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

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

b Press the RECs button c Press the 9 button Pressing the 9 button will release segment repeat playback. If an index mark and temp mark are inserted or eliminated during segment repeat playback.42). the point will become the end position. P. segment repeat playback will be canceled and it will return to normal playback mode (☞ P. Pressing the STOP 4 button will release segment repeat playback. and playback continues without repeating. and repeat playback will start. Pressing the RECs button will release segment repeat playback. 3 Playback a Press the STOP 4 button Note • As in normal playback mode. Cancel the segment repeat playback function 5 Press the RECs button again at the position where you want to end segment repeat playback. and fast forward and cue to the beginning of the next file. • The recorder repeatedly plays back the segment until the segment repeat playback is cancelled. d Press the 0 button 33 . and stop playback.Playback • When it reaches to the end of the file while [w] is flashing. Pressing the 0 button will release segment repeat playback. Pressing any of the following buttons will release the segment repeat playback. and reverse to the beginning of the current file.36.31). playback speed can be changed during segment repeat playback as well (☞ P.

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

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

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

the menu settings will be cancelled if 8 seconds elapse with no buttons being pressed. 37 . *** For WS-560M. Notes • The recorder will stop if you leave it idle for 3 minutes during a menu setup operation. WS-550M only (Set to [VOICE] mode).Menu setting method 7 Press the OK ` button to complete the setting. • When in the menu screen during recording or playback. • When entering menu settings during recording or playback. 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. 4 Menu setting method * For WS-560M. ** For WS-450S. • Pressing the 0 button without pressing the OK ` button will cancel the settings and return you to the previous screen. 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 (Set to [VOICE] mode). when a selected item is not applied. pressing the 0 or MENU button will allow you to return to the playback screen without interrupting recording or playback. WS-550M only (Set to [MUSIC] mode). For WS-560M.

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

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

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

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

2 Press the OK ` button to switch playback speed. When [Slow Playback] is selected: [x0.875 Play] When [Fast Playback] is selected: [x1.25 Play] [x1. the playback speed will switch. The next playback will be at that speed.75 Play] [x0. Change Playback Speed: 1 Press the OK ` button to start playback.5 Play] [x0. • In [File] mode.625 Play] [x0.125 Play] [x1. 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. or insert an index mark in slow playback and fast playback modes as well (☞ P. 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.5 speed. 2 Set the playback speed. after playing the last file in the folder. The tone will be automatically adjusted digitally without changing the voice so it sounds natural. [End] flashes for two seconds on the display and the recorder stops at the start of the first file in the folder. and [1] will appear on the display (default at 1.375 Play] [x1. • Even if playback is stopped. Fast playback: Playback speed becomes faster. the recorder will start playing from the first file in the next folder. the changed playback speed will be retained. 42 . [Folder]: Play files continuously in the current folder until the last file and stop.Menu setting method " For WS-560M/WS-550M: " For WS-450S: Set to [VOICE] mode.31).75 times as fast). • As in normal playback mode.5 and 2 times speed. • Every time the OK ` button is pressed.0 Play] 4 Menu setting method [File]: Stop after playing back the current file. When it comes to the end of the last file in the recorder. [End] flashes for two seconds on the display and the recorder stops at the start of the last file.5 Play] [x2. • In [All] mode. when the recorder comes to the end of the last file in the folder. Slow playback: Playback speed slows down. [End] flashes for two seconds on the display and the recorder stops at the start of the first file in the recorder. the device plays back in up to x1. Play Speed The playback speed of the file can be changed between 0. In such a case. when the recorder comes to the end of the last file in the folder. you can stop playback. Normal playback: Playback at normal speed.5 times as fast). and [2] will appear on the display (default at 0. • In [Folder] mode. cue a file. 1 Select [Slow Playback] or [Fast Playback].

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

46). [Capacity] (Built-in frash memory size) and [Version] (System version) [Serial No.Menu setting method Language(Lang) You can select the display language for this recorder. * For WS-560M. [English] [Français] [Deutsch] [Italiano] [Español]: . Format Refer to “Formatting the Recorder [Format]” (☞ P. ** For WS-450S. WS-550M only (Set to [VOICE] 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. You can check the recorder’s information on the menu screen. 4 Menu setting method Menu settings after setting reset (initial settings): . the time settings and file numbers will be preserved from before the reset and will not return to their initial settings. WS-550M only (Set to [MUSIC] mode). • After resetting the settings. 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].5 Play] [File Skip] . [Start]: Returns the settings to their initial values.15). Reset Settings This returns the functions back to their initial settings (factory default).] (Serial Number) appears on the display.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 . [Model] (Model Name). For WS-560M.75 Play] [x1. System Info. WS-550M (Set to [VOICE] mode).

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

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

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

8 . • The recorder is compatible with WMA. this recorder can also be used as external memory for a computer by storing data from a computer and reading it back out (☞ P. and manage them by using Windows Media Player or iTunes (☞ P.52. P.60). 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.Using the Recorder on Your PC By being connected to a PC. 5 Operating environment 48 . * For WS-560M. we do not support such as upgraded OS.10.53. play them back. P. • In addition to its uses as an IC recorder and a music player. MP3* and WAV* language content. WS-550M only. the recorder enables you to do the following: • You can transfer files recorded with this recorder to a computer.2. the multi-boot environment and self-modified PC’s.64).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. • Even if operational environment is satisfied.

5 Operating environment 49 . To transfer a WMA file with DRM to the recorder. you need to use appropriate methods such as Windows Media Player. For initialization. Initialization is not successfully achieved on a PC. When removing the USB cable. DRM limits the file to copy or distribute music files that are converted (ripped) from a music CD or downloaded from music distribution services. 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.51. If the USB cable is removed before the drive is stopped. • On a PC. but not with DRM10. WMA or MP3 files for the purpose of commercial business or sale. be sure to follow the description in ☞ P. • As the noise may cause adverse effects on electronics devices nearby the recorder. • 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. do not remove the USB cable even if the screen is indicating you can. follow the instructions in the [Format] screen of the recorder (☞ P.46). 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. Copying the music files with DRM purchased from online music distribution service to a portable device such as this recorder may be restricted. A WMA file may be provided with DRM (Digital Right Management) for copyright protection. do not format the drive of the recorder. • If folders or files stored on the recorder are moved or renamed by using a file management tool such as Explorer. Copyright and copyright protection feature (DRM) By the Copyright Act. distributed. data may not be successfully transferred. any voice/music files and music CDs downloaded from the Internet without the copyright holder’s permission may not be reproduced. Note • This recorder is compatible with Microsoft Corporation DRM9.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. or converted into WAV. publicized/re-publicized on the Internet.

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

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

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

It supports WAV. MP3. music files from music CDs can be converted (ripped) (☞ P. Windows Media Player must be installed on the PC.54) and music files that you have bought from any music distribution sites can be easily transferred to the recorder (☞ P. By using Windows Media Player. P. and WMA format music files. 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 2000.55.58).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. 53 .

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

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

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

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

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

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

Using iTunes Window names 1 2 3 5 Using iTunes 4567 8 9 0 1 Features taskbar 2 Rewind button/ Playback. 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 .

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

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

see “Transfer the voice files to your PC” (☞ P. 4 Click [Burning] to set the CD format for copying voice files to CD-R/RW. and click [OK].52). 6 Click [Burn Disc]. and put a check mark on the voice files to copy to the CD-R/RW. 1 Insert the CD-R/RW into the CDR/RW drive. 3 Click [Advanced] tag. 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. When [MP3 CD] is selected: Copying in MP3 format. 2 Click [iTunes] { [Preferences]. 2 3 4 5 Using iTunes 5 Select the desired playlist. 5 6 63 . and start iTunes. 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. For how to copy the voice files from the recorder to your PC.

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

Erase-locked. WS-550M only: [Music Mode] [MUSIC] mode is active. [Licence Mismatch] [Memory Full] [No File] Illegally copied file. Connect to PC and delete unnecessary file] Formatting error.31).46).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. Unlock the file (☞ P. For WS-560M. [Format Error] [Can’t make the system file. Erase index marks that are no longer required (☞ P. so go to the store where you purchased the recorder or an Olympus service station for repair (☞ P.34).36. [Index Full] Index full. Tried to delete a locked file.Other Information Alarm message list Message [Battery Low] [File Protected] Meaning Low battery power. Error in the memory. No remaining memory.38). The mode switch is set to [MUSIC] position.17). There was an error while Reformat the memory formatting the recorder’s (☞ P. Erase unnecessary files (☞ P. The folder is full of files (maximum of 200 files).20).31). memory. Erase unnecessary files (☞ P. This is a malfunction. The file is full of index marks (maximum of 16 marks). Explanation Battery power is getting low. Zero remaining memory.18 to P. The file is full of Tempmarks (maximum of 16 marks). P.10). Set the mode switch to [VOICE] position (☞ P. No file.68). Select another folder (☞ P. 65 .34). [Temp Mark Full] Tempmark full. 6 Alarm message list [Memory Error] Error in the memory. [Folder Full] Folder full. Erase the file (☞ P. Action Replace with new batteries (☞ P. Connect the recorder to a computer and delete any unnecessary files. The management file cannot be created. No files were found in the folder. The music files copied illegally.

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

36. Connect the recorder to your PC and erase a folder (☞ P. Erase unnecessary marks (☞ P.36.38). P. tempmarks The file is locked. and so on. Action Unlock the file (☞ P. Unable to erase the folders Noise is audible through the recording monitor Acoustic feedback is occurring.31). Unlock the file or cancel the read-only setting of the file on the PC. P. The file is read-only.Troubleshooting Symptom Unable to erase the file Probable cause The file is locked. lower the volume on the recording monitor. do not point the microphone at the earphones.38). 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. Unable to set index marks. The file is read-only. There is a file which cannot be recognized by the recorder in the folder. Unlock the file (☞ P. 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. 6 Troubleshooting 67 . The maximum number of marks has been reached.50).

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

107. impedance 8 Ω or more 4 Recording format: WMA (Windows Media Audio) 4 Input level: . 69 h. 278 h. 1. 25 min. 69 . 35 min. 272 h.5 mm mini-jack. 137 h.42°C/ 32°F .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: 44.088 h. 69 h. 10 min.8 mm × 38 mm × 11 mm (without protrusions) 4 Weight: 46 g (including battery) 4 Operating temperature: 0°C . 247 h. 547 h.1 kHz 22 kHz 8 kHz 4 External dimensions: 94. 17 h. 35 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. 544 h. 25 min. 25 min. 34 h.5 mm mini-jack. 139 h. 139 h. 20 min. • Available recording time may be shorter if many short recordings are made (The displayed available recording time and recorded time are approximate indications).1 kHz 44. 69 h. 278 h. 30 min.Specifications General points 4 EAR jack: ø 3. 30 min. 40 min. 35 min. 10 min. 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 3.1 kHz 22 kHz 44. 25 min. 34 h. impedance 2 kΩ Notes • The above values are strictly rough guides. 55 min. 00 min. 139 h. 10 min. 45 min. 05 min.

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

For customers in Europe “CE” mark indicates that this product complies with the European requirements for safety. . 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. 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. health.environment and customer protection. Please do not throw the equipment into the domestic refuse. 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.

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