VN-722PC VN-721PC DIGITAL VOICE RECORDER

 
DIGITAL VOICE                                                       Getting started     1
      RECORDER                                                               Recording       2
                                                                                             3

VN-722PC
                                                                              Playback

                                                                                  Menu       4

VN-721PC
                                                                          Use with a PC      5
                                                                   Other information         6

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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 recording, we recommend that you test the record
function and volume before use.
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Table of contents
     Names of parts............................................................................ 4
        Recorder................................................................................................4         3 Playback
        Display ..................................................................................................5
                                                                                                                      Playback ....................................................................................24
                                                                                                                          Basic playback procedure....................................................................24
         1 Getting started                                                                                                Playback through the earphones........................................................25
                                                                                                                          Fast-forwarding ..................................................................................25
     Setup.......................................................................................... 7
                                                                                                                          Rewinding ..........................................................................................26
         Inserting the battery.............................................................................8
                                                                                                                          Skipping to the beginning of a file .....................................................26
         Turn the power ON ................................................................................9
                                                                                                                          Changing the playback speed.............................................................29
         Setting the date/time ...........................................................................9
                                                                                                                          A-B repeat playback............................................................................30
         Selecting the mode.............................................................................10
         Portable USB cable .............................................................................10           Index marks/temp marks ...........................................................31
                                                                                                                          Writing an index mark/temp mark.....................................................31
     Inserting/removing a microSD card.............................................11
                                                                                                                          Erasing an index mark/temp mark .....................................................31
         Inserting a microSD card.....................................................................11
         Removing a microSD card ...................................................................12                Erasing files ...............................................................................32
                                                                                                                          Erasing files.........................................................................................32
     Preventing accidental operation ................................................13
         Setting HOLD mode ............................................................................13
         Releasing HOLD mode ........................................................................13                   4 Menu
     Turning the power OFF ...............................................................14                          Setting menu items ...................................................................34
         Turning the power OFF .......................................................................14                   Basic operation ...................................................................................34
     Selecting folders and files ..........................................................15                         File menu [File Menu].................................................................37
         Using the Calendar Search function to search for a file.......................15                                  Preventing accidental file erasure [File Lock]......................................37
                                                                                                                           Dividing a file [File Divide] ..................................................................37
         2 Recording                                                                                                       Displaying file information [Property] ...............................................37
                                                                                                                      Recording menu [Rec Menu] .......................................................38
     Recording ..................................................................................16
                                                                                                                           Selecting the recording sensitivity [Rec Level] ...................................38
         Basic recording procedure...................................................................16
                                                                                                                           Setting the recording mode [Rec Mode].............................................38
         Pausing/resuming recording ..............................................................18
                                                                                                                           Reducing noise during recording [Low Cut Filter]...............................39
         Quickly checking a recording ..............................................................18
                                                                                                                           Voice-activated recording function [VCVA].........................................39
         Monitoring while recording ................................................................18
                                                                                                                           Voice sync recording function [V-Sync. Rec] .......................................40
     Recording with an external microphone .....................................20
                                                                                                                      Playback menu [Play Menu]........................................................42
         Recording with an external microphone ............................................20
                                                                                                                           Emphasizing voice more clearly [Voice Filter].....................................42
     Recording from another connected device ..................................21                                          Selecting playback modes [Play Mode] .............................................42
         Recording audio from another device with this recorder....................21                                      Setting a skip space [Skip Space] ........................................................43
     Changing the recording scene [Rec Scene]...................................23                                    LCD/Sound menu [LCD/Sound Menu] ...........................................45
         Changing the recording scene ............................................................23                       Adjusting the contrast [Contrast]........................................................45
                                                                                                                           Setting the LED indicator light [LED] ..................................................45
                                                                                                                           Turning beeping sound ON/OFF[Beep]...............................................45
                                                                                                                           Changing the display language [Language] ......................................45

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Table of contents
Device menu [Device Menu] .......................................................46
                                                                                                    Indications used in this manual
    Selecting the recording media [Memory Select] ................................46
    Setting the date/time [Time & Date] .................................................46
    Selecting the mode [Mode Select] .....................................................47     NOTE
    Restoring the default settings [Reset Settings] ..................................47
    Formatting a recording media [Format] .............................................48       Describes precautions and operations that
    Checking recording media information [Memory Info.] .....................49                 should be absolutely avoided in using the
    Checking voice recorder information [System Info.] ..........................49             voice recorder.
   5 Use with a PC                                                                                 TIP
PC operating environment .........................................................50            Describes useful information and hints that
PC connection/disconnection......................................................51             will help you get the most out of your voice
    Connecting the voice recorder to a PC.................................................51    recorder.
    Disconnecting the voice recorder from a PC........................................52
Loading a file to a PC ..................................................................53
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   6 Other information                                                                          Indicates reference pages describing details
                                                                                                or related information.
Alarm message list .....................................................................54
Troubleshooting ........................................................................55
Accessories (optional) .................................................................56
Copyright and trademark information ........................................57
Safety precautions .....................................................................58
Specifications ............................................................................62

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Names of parts
                 Recorder

                                                 1
Names of parts

                                                 2
                               7
                                                 3
                               8
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                  *                              4
                               9                         (
                  &
                               0                 5                                    -
                  ^                                                               =
                               !
                  %            @
                  $            #                     q
                                                 6

                 1   EAR (earphone) jack             $ `OK button
                 2   MIC (microphone) jack           % ERASE button
                 3   Display                         ^ 0 button
                 4   Card slot*1                     & + button
                 5   SCENE/CALENDAR button*1         * STOP ( 4) button
                     SCENE button*2                  ( Battery cover
                 6   Built-in speaker                ) Card/USB connector cover
                 7   Built-in microphone               (also used as stand)
                 8   MENU button                     - POWER/HOLD switch
                 9   LED indicator light (LED)       = USB connector
                 0   REC (record) ( s) button        q Strap hole
                 !   9 button
                 @   FOLDER/INDEX button             * 1VN-722PC model only
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                 #   – button
     4
Names of parts
 Display

                     Normal mode                       Simple mode

                                                                                      Names of parts
                        1               2                    3       2

               3                            8
                                                4
               4
               5                            9   5
               6                            0                             !
               7                                6                         7

1 File name                                     7 Meanings of indicators shown in
2 Battery indicator                               indicator display area
3 Folder indicator, Current file                    [ ]: Rec Level
  number in folder/Total number                     [       ]: VCVA
  of recorded files in folder and file              [       ]: V-Sync. Rec*
  lock indicator                                    [ ]: Low Cut Filter
                                                    [   ]: Voice Filter*
4 Voice recorder status indicator                   [ ] [ ] [ ]: Play Mode
  [   ]: Recording indicator                    8   Recording format indicator
  [      ]: Recording pause indicator
                                                9   File length
  [   ]: Stop indicator
  [   ]: Playback indicator                     0   Playback position bar indicator
  [   ]: Fast playback indicator                !   Level meter or file length
  [   ]: Slow playback indicator
  [   ]: Fast forward indicator                 * VN-722PC model only
  [   ]: Fast rewind indicator
5 Elapsed recording time or
  playback time
6 Recording media indicator
  [l]: Internal memory
  [m]: microSD card*
   Possible recording time remaining                                                  EN

                                                                                           5
Names of parts
                 Display

                  TIP
                 • Pressing and holding the STOP ( 4)
Names of parts

                   button while the voice recorder is in
                   stop mode displays the [Time & date]
                   and [Remain] (amount of possible
                   recording time remaining) settings. If
                   the current date/time is set incorrectly,
                   see “Setting the date/time [Time &
                   Date]” (☞P.46).

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Getting started
Setup
After unpacking the voice recorder, follow the steps below to have it ready for use.   1
  Getting           Insert the battery
            1

                                                                                       Setup
  started
      3
  Getting           Turn the power ON
  started   2
      3
  Getting           Setting the date/time
  started   3       Set the voice recorder’s clock for use with file management.
      3
  Getting           Selecting the mode
  started   4       Select either normal mode or simple mode.

                Remove the screen protector
                on the display.

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Setup
         Inserting the battery

 1      Before using the voice recorder, insert the battery in the battery compartment of the voice
        recorder.
Setup

        1   Slide open the battery cover
                                                            Battery indicator
            while lightly pressing down on it.
                                                          As the battery loses its remaining charge, the
                                                          battery indicator on the display changes as
                                                          follows:

                                                          • [ ] indicates there is little remaining
                                                            battery charge. Replace the battery with
                                                            a fresh one. When the battery has run
                                                            out, [    ] and [Battery low] appear, and
                                                            operation stops.
        2   Insert a AAA battery, making
            sure its positive and negative
            terminals are placed correctly.                 Battery precautions
            Slide the battery cover                       • The voice recorder does not support
            completely closed.                              manganese batteries.
                                                          • Always turn power off before replacing the
                                                            battery. Files may be damaged if the battery is
                                                            removed while the voice recorder is recording or
                                                            performing an operation such as erasing a file.
                                                          • When not using the voice recorder for
                                                            an extended period, always remove the
                                                            battery before storage.
                                                          • The continuous battery usage time will
                                                            vary depending on the performance of the
                                                            battery in use (☞ P.63).

                    Insert the battery’s
                 negative terminal first

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Setup
Turn the power ON                         Setting the date/time

1    While the voice recorder is turned   1    Press the 9 or 0 button to                   1
     off, slide the POWER/HOLD switch          select the item to set.

                                                                                            Setup
     in the direction of the arrow.

                                          2    Press the +/– button to change
                                               the number.
     POWER/HOLD
                                               • To change the setting of another item,
     switch                                      press the 9 or 0 button to move
                                                 the blinking cursor, then press the + or
                                                 – button to change the number.
                                          3    Press the `OK button to finalize
                                               the setting.

                                              TIP
    TIP
                                          • You can press the `OK button during
• When [Language] appears in the            the setting procedure to set the items
  display after turning the power ON,       entered so far and start the clock.
  press the +/– button to change the
  display language and press the `OK
  button to finalize the setting.

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Setup
        Selecting the mode                              Portable USB cable
                                                      The provided Portable USB cable can be
 1      1    Press the +/– button to change           attached to the strap hole to carry it around.
             the mode.
Setup

                                                                VN-722PC model only

                                                      1    Remove a strap from the Portable
                                                           USB cable.
                                                                               1
             [Normal Mode]:
                 This is the standard mode in which
                                                                          2
                 all functions are available.
             [Simple Mode]:
                 This mode lists frequently used                               1
                 functions. Displayed text becomes
                 larger for easier viewing.
        2    Press the `OK button to finalize              • Pull out the strap while pressing the
             the setting.                                    connector part.
                                                      2    Attach a strap to the voice
            TIP                                            recorder.
        The mode can be switched even
        after setting. “Selecting the mode
        [Mode Select]” (☞ P.47)

                                                      3    Attach a strap to the Portable
                                                           USB cable.

                                                          TIP
                                                        • The Portable USB cable must be
                                                          removed from strap whenever using a
EN                                                        USB connection (☞ P.51).

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Inserting/removing a microSD card
The voice recorder has its own internal memory, and also supports standard microSD cards
(microSD, microSDHC) sold separately.

        VN-722PC model only                                                                              1

                                                                                                   Inserting/removing a microSD card
 Inserting a microSD card

1   While the voice recorder is in                  3    Close the card/USB connector cover.
    stop mode, open the card/USB                         • The recording media selection screen
    connector cover.                                       appears after a microSD card has been
                                                           inserted.
                                                    4    To record onto the microSD card,
                                                         press the +/– button and select
                                                         [Yes].

2   Insert a microSD card, making sure
    it is placed correctly as shown.
                                                    5    Press the `OK button to finalize
                                                         the setting.

                                                        TIP
                                                    • You can also select the internal memory
                                                      as the recording media (☞ P.46).

    • Insert the microSD card straight,             NOTE
      avoiding crooked insertion.
    • Inserting a microSD card the wrong way        • The voice recorder may not be able to
      or crookedly could damage its contact           recognize a microSD card formatted
      surface or cause it to jam in the slot.         (initialized) for a PC or other device.
                                                      Before using a microSD card, always
    • A microSD card not inserted fully (until it
                                                      initialize it on the voice recorder
      clicks into place) might not record data.                                                    EN
                                                      (☞ P.48).

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Inserting/removing a microSD card
                                    Removing a microSD card

      1                             1   While the voice recorder is in            NOTE
                                        stop mode, open the card/USB
                                                                                  • MicroSD cards may pop out forcefully
Inserting/removing a microSD card

                                        connector cover.                            on removal if you flick or release your
                                                                                    finger too quickly after pressing the
                                                                                    card in.
                                                                                  • Depending on the card’s manufacturer
                                                                                    and type, some microSD cards and
                                                                                    microSDHC cards may not be fully
                                                                                    compatible with the voice recorder and
                                                                                    not be recognized properly.
                                                                                  • For microSD card compatibility under
                                                                                    Olympus verification, please contact
                                                                                    our customer support at:
                                    2   Release the microSD card by                      http://www.olympusamerica.com
                                                                                    Note that our customer support will
                                        pressing it inward, then letting it         provide information on microSD card
                                        slowly return.                              manufacturers and card types for which
                                                                                    Olympus has verified operation, but
                                                                                    will not guarantee it's performance.
                                                                                    Also note that some cards may
                                                                                    no longer be recognized correctly
                                                                                    by the voice recorder in case
                                                                                    card manufacturer changes card
                                                                                    specifications.
                                                                                  • Read the operating instructions
                                                                                    provided with the card when using a
                                                                                    microSD card.
                                        • The microSD card moves outward and      • If a microSD card is not recognized by
                                          stops. Pull the microSD card out with     the voice recorder, try removing and
                                          your fingertips.                          reinserting the card to have the voice
                                                                                    recorder attempt recognition again.
                                        • [Internal memory selected] is
                                                                                  • Processing speed may be low for
                                          displayed after removing a microSD        some microSD card types. Processing
                                          card if [Memory Select] was set to        performance may also be reduced by
                                          [microSD card].                           writing or deleting data repeatedly
                                    3   Close the card/USB connector                from a microSD card. In this case,
                                                                                    reinitialize the card (☞ P.48).
                                        cover.

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Preventing accidental operation
Setting the voice recorder to HOLD mode maintains the current operation and disables button
operations. HOLD mode is a handy feature for preventing unintentional operation from
accidental button presses when the voice recorder is carried in a bag or pocket. It is also useful
for preventing the voice recorder being accidentally stopped during recording.                            1
  Setting HOLD mode                                  Releasing HOLD mode

                                                                                                     Preventing accidental operation
1    Slide the POWER/HOLD switch to                 1   Slide the POWER/HOLD switch to
     the [HOLD] position.                               position A shown below.

• [Hold] appears in the display, and the
  recorder enters HOLD mode.

  NOTE
  • When any button is pressed during HOLD mode, [Hold] appears in the display for 2
    seconds. No other operation is performed.
  • Setting HOLD mode during voice recorder playback (or recording) continues the playback
    (or recording) operation and prevents any other operation from being performed (the
    voice recorder stops when playback ends, or recording stops when there is no more
    available memory).

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Turning the power OFF
                         Turning the power OFF

    1                   Existing data, menu settings and the clock setting are saved when the power is turned OFF.

                        1    Slide the POWER/HOLD switch in
Turning the power OFF

                                                                           Power Save mode
                             the direction of the arrow for at
                             least half a second.                          When the voice recorder has been
                                                                           stopped for at least 5 minutes after
                                                                           power ON, the display disappears and
                                                                           the voice recorder automatically enters
                                                                           the Power Save mode.
                                                                           • Pressing any button releases the
                                                                              Power Save mode.

                             • The playback stop position at power
                               OFF is stored in the memory.

                            TIP
                         • Turning the power OFF whenever the
                           voice recorder is not in use minimizes
                           battery consumption.

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Selecting folders and files
The recorder provides five folders, [   ], [   ],[    ], [   ] and [   ]. Each folder can store up to 200 files.

1    Press the FOLDER/INDEX button
     while the voice recorder is in stop                                                                                1
     mode.

                                                                                                                   Selecting folders and files
                                                     a
                                                     b       2    Press the +/–, 9 or 0
                                                                  button to select the desired date.
                                                                                                               a

                                                                                                               b
     a File number                                                                                             c
     b Folder indicator
     • The folder changes each time you                                                                        d
       press the FOLDER/INDEX button.
                                                                  a Number of files saved (recorded) on
2    Press the 9 or 0 button to                                       selected date
     select the desired file.                                     b Date file was recorded
     • Immediately after a file is selected, the                  c Selected date
       recorded date and time is displayed for                    d Today’s date
       2 seconds only.                                            • Dates on which files were saved are
                                                                    underlined.
  Using the Calendar Search function                              9 or 0 button:
  to search for a file                                              Move to the previous/next date. Press
                                                                    and hold to skip to the next date on
You can search for voice files by specifying a                      which a file was recorded.
recording date. If you have forgotten in which                    +/– button:
folder a file has been saved, this feature lets you                 Move to the previous/next week.
access it quickly by entering its recording date.            3    Press the `OK button.
                                                             4    Press the +/– button to select the
        VN-722PC model only                                       desired file.

1    Press the SCENE/CALENDAR button
     while the voice recorder is in stop
     mode.
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Recording
            Recording
            The voice recorder has five folders ([ ] to [ ]) in which recorded files can be saved. These
            folders provide a handy way to sort recordings into separate categories (such as business and
            leisure).
 2
             Basic recording procedure
Recording

            1   Select the folder to save the                 3   Press the REC ( s) button to start
                recording in (☞ P.15).                            recording.
                • Each new voice recording file is saved
                  in the selected folder.                                                               a

            2   Point the built-in microphone                                                           b
                                                                                                        c
                in the direction of the sound to
                                                                                                        d
                record.
                                                                                                        e

                                                                  a Rec mode
                                                                  b Elapsed recording time
                                                                  c Level meter (changes according to
                                                                      recording volume and recording
                                                                      function setting)
                                                                  d Remaining possible recording time
                                                                  e Recording level
                                                                  • The LED indicator light lights.
                                                              4   Press the STOP ( 4) button when
                                                                  you want to stop recording.

                                                                                                        f

                • You can use the card/USB connector
                  cover as a stand when needed.                   f File length

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Recording
                                            NOTE
 Sound files recorded with the voice
                                            • To prevent the beginning of the
 recorder are automatically given a file
                                              recording being cut off, start recording
 name in the format below.                    after the LED indicator light has lit or
                                              recording indicator has appeared in
    141001_0001.WMA                           the display.
                                                                                            2
                                            • When the remaining possible recording
         1           2         3              time is 60 seconds, the LED indicator

                                                                                           Recording
                                              light starts flashing. It flashes more
 1 Date recorded                              rapidly as the remaining time decreases
   Indicates the year, month and day the      (at the 30- and 10-second points).
   recording was made.                      • When [Folder full] appears, no more
 2 File number                                recording can be done. To record more,
   Appended file numbers are                  you will need to select a different folder
   consecutive regardless of whether the      or delete unneeded files (☞ P.32).
   recording media has been switched.       • If [Memory full] appears, the voice
 3 Extension                                  recorder has no more available
   A file extension indicating the            memory space. You will need to
   recording format the file was recorded     delete unneeded files to record more
   in by the voice recorder.                  (☞ P.32).
    • MP3 format: “.MP3” *                  • It’s recommended to initialize the
    • WMA format: “.WMA”                      recording media before making an
 * VN-722PC model only                        important recording.
                                            • Processing performance may be reduced
                                              when data has been repeatedly written
                                              to or deleted from the recording media.
 TIP                                          Please initialize the recording media in
• [Rec Mode] must be set with the voice       this case (☞ P.48).
  recorder stopped (☞ P.38).                VN-722PC model only:
                                            • When using a microSD card in the voice
                                              recorder, be sure the desired recording
                                              media setting ([Internal memory]
                                              or [microSD card]) has been selected
                                              (☞ P.46).

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Recording
            Pausing/resuming recording                      Monitoring while recording

            1   Press the REC ( s) button during           You can monitor the recording as you are
                                                           making it by listening on the earphone
                recording.
                                                           plugged into the voice recorder’s EAR jack.
 2                                                         Use the +/– button to adjust the recording
                                                           monitor volume.
                                                           • The earphones are optional.
Recording

                                                           1   Connect the earphones to the
                                                               voice recorder’s EAR jack.
                • Recording pauses, and the blinking
                  message [PAUSE] appears in the
                  display.
                                                                                  To EAR
                • Recording is stopped automatically
                                                                                   jack
                  after being paused for at least 60
                  minutes.
            2   Press the REC ( s) button again
                while recording is paused.
                • Recording resumes from the position it
                  was paused at.

            Quickly checking a recording

            1   Press the `OK button during
                recording.
                                                               • Changing the volume will not affect
                                                                 the recording level.

                                                             NOTE
                                                             • To avoid unpleasantly loud sound, set
                                                               the volume to [00] before plugging in
                                                               the earphone.
                                                             • To prevent feedback, do not place the
                                                               earphone near the microphone while
                                                               recording.
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Recording
  Recording settings
Various recording settings are available,
letting you tailor recording to different
recording conditions.
[Rec Level]
(☞ P.38)
                   Sets the recording sensitivity.    2
[Rec Mode]         Sets the recording sound

                                                     Recording
(☞ P.38)           quality.
                   Reduces humming sounds
[Low Cut Filter]
                   from equipment such as
(☞ P.39)
                   air-conditioners or projectors.
                   Sets the trigger level for
[VCVA]
                   voice-activated recording
(☞ P.39)
                   (VCVA).
[V-Sync. Rec]*     Sets the trigger level for
(☞ P.40)           voice-synchronized recording.
                   Used to select one of multiple
                   preregistered templates of
                   recording settings. When
                   selected, each template
[Rec Scene]
                   enters several settings
(☞ P.23)
                   tailored to a particular
                   recording location or
                   condition all in a single
                   operation.

* VN-722PC model only

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Recording with an external microphone
                                         Recording with an external microphone

                                        You can record audio input using an external microphone or other device connected to
                                        the voice recorder’s MIC jack. Do not plug or unplug devices into voice recorder jacks while
                                        recording.
       2
                                        1   Connect an external microphone                   TIP
Recording with an external microphone

                                            to the voice recorder’s MIC jack.
                                                                                            • When using the phone microphone
                                                                                              (Telephone pickup TP8), set
                                                                                              [Rec Scene] to [Telephone Rec]. This
                                                                                              allows you to record conversations on
                                                                                              mobile and landline telephones clearly
                                                                                              (☞ P.23).
                                                                                            • See “Accessories (optional)”
                                              To MIC                                          (☞ P.56) for the compatible external
                                               jack
                                                                                              microphones.

                                                                                            NOTE
                                                                                            • Connecting an external microphone to
                                                                                              the voice recorder’s MIC jack disables
                                                                                              the built-in microphone.
                                                                                            • Microphones with plug-in power
                                                                                              supplies can be used.
                                                                                            • When [Rec Mode] is set to stereo,
                                                                                              recording with an external mono
                                                                                              microphone records on the left channel
                                                                                              only (☞ P.38).
                                            Example: TP8 telephone pickup
                                                                                            • When [Rec Mode] is set to mono,
                                                     microphone (optional)                    only the input from the left channel
                                        2   Press the REC ( s) button to start                microphone is recorded when using an
                                            recording.                                        external stereo microphone (☞ P.38).

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Recording from another connected device
 Recording audio from another device with this recorder

Audio can be recorded when you have connected the audio output terminal (earphone jack) of
another device and the MIC jack of the recorder using the connecting cord KA333 (optional)
for duplication.
                                                                                                        2
1   While the voice recorder is in stop         4   Press the +/– button to change

                                                                                                 Recording from another connected device
    mode, press and hold the SCENE/                 the setting.
    CALENDAR button.
                                                    When [Duplication (Auto Divide)] was
    For VN-721PC:                                   selected:
      Press the SCENE button while the              [Cassette]:
      voice recorder is in stop mode.                   Suitable for sound sources with a
                                                        lot of noise such as a cassette tape
2   Press the +/– button to select                      dubbed from a CD or record.
    [Duplication (Auto Divide)] or                  [CD]:
    [Duplication (Timer)].                              Suitable for sound sources with little
                                                        noise such as a CD.
                                                    When [Duplication (Timer)] was
                                                    selected:
                                                    The time used for duplication can be
                                                    selected from among [Off], [30 min.],
                                                    [60 min.], [90 min.] and [120 min.].
    [Duplication (Auto Divide)]:
       Files are automatically divided into     5   Press the `OK button to finalize
       each song when recording.                    the setting.
    [Duplication (Timer)]:
       Recording is saved to one file and       6   Press the STOP ( 4) button to exit
       stops when the previously set time           the menu screen.
       has been reached.
3   Press the `OK button.

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Recording from another connected device
                                           Recording audio from another device with this recorder

                                          7   Connect the voice recorder                 NOTE
                                              with another device using the
                                                                                         • Do not plug or unplug devices into
        2                                     connecting cord KA333.                       voice recorder jacks while recording.
                                                                                         • Perform adjustment of the recording
                                                                      To audio output      level on the other device.
Recording from another connected device

                                                                     terminal of other
                                                                           device
                                                                                         • To ensure successful recording, we
                                                                                           recommend that you test the record
                                                                                           function and volume before use.
                                                                                         • In [Duplication (Auto Divide)], an
                                                                                           original recording will be copied to
                                                                                           separate files divided into each song by
                                              To MIC                                       the signal level or the noise level of a
                                                jack
                                                                                           silent part. When the signal level is too
                                                                                           low or the noise is significant, recording
                                                                                           and division may not be performed
                                                                                           properly.
                                                                                           In that case, select
                                                                                           [Duplication (Timer)] and manually
                                          8   Press the REC ( s) button to start           start and stop recording.
                                              recording.                                 • If the connecting cord is not connected
                                                                                           when [Duplication] is selected, the
                                          9   Start playback on the other                  message [Connect an audio cable to
                                              device.                                      the mic jack] is displayed.

                                          10 When duplication is completed,
                                             press the STOP (4) button to stop
                                             recording.
                                              • When [Duplication (Timer)] was
                                                selected, recording automatically
                                                stops when the set time is reached.

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Changing the recording scene [Rec Scene]
 Changing the recording scene

The voice recorder has preregistered templates of optimum settings tailored to various
recording applications such as conference and dictation. When selecting one of these
templates you can enter several settings recommended for your recording application all in a
single operation.                                                                                     2
1   While the voice recorder is in

                                                                                               Changing the recording scene [Rec Scene]
    stop mode, press and hold the                   TIP
    SCENE/CALENDAR button.
                                                   • [Rec Scene] also can be set from the
    For VN-721PC:                                    menu (☞ P.34).
      Press the SCENE button while the
      voice recorder is in stop mode.
                                                   NOTE
                                                   • Recording menu settings cannot be
                                                     changed when a [Rec Scene] selection
                                                     has been made. To use these functions,
                                                     you must select [Off] for the
                                                     [Rec Scene] setting.
                                                   • During simple mode, [Rec Scene]
2   Press the +/– button to select the               cannot be set to [Off].
    desired recording application.

    • You can choose from [Dictation],
      [Meeting], [Conference], [Duplication
      (Auto Divide)] (☞ P.21),
      [Duplication (Timer)] (☞ P.21),
      [Telephone Rec] (☞ P.20), [DNS]
      or [Off].

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Playback
           Playback
           In addition to files recorded by the voice recorder, you can also play files in MP3* and WMA
           format transferred from a PC.
           * VN-722PC model only

            Basic playback procedure
 3
           1   Select the file to play from the               4   Press the STOP ( 4) button to stop
Playback

               folder containing it (☞ P.15).                     playback.
                                                                  • The file being played stops right away.
           2   Press the `OK button to start                        The resume function automatically
               playback.                                            stores the playback stop position in
                                                                    memory. The position is retained even
                                                      a             if the power is turned OFF. The next
                                                                    time the power is turned ON, playback
                                                                    can be resumed from the stop position
                                                      b             stored in the memory.
                                                      c

               a File name and folder indicator
               b Elapsed playback time/File length
               c Playback position bar indicator
           3   Press the +/– button to adjust
               the volume to the desired level.

               • The volume can be adjusted to a
                 setting between [00] to [30]. The
                 higher the number, the louder the
                 volume.
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Playback
 Playback through the earphones              Fast-forwarding

You can connect the earphones to the voice
recorder’s EAR jack and listen to playback
through them.
1    Connect the earphones to the
     voice recorder’s EAR jack.
                                                                                                3

                                                                                               Playback
           To EAR                                Fast-forwarding while the voice
             jack                                recorder is in stop mode

                                             1   With the voice recorder stopped,
                                                 press and hold the 9 button.
                                                 • Fast-forwarding stops when you
                                                   release the 9 button. Press the
                                                   `OK button to start playback from the
                                                   current position.
2    Press the `OK button to start
                                                 Fast-forwarding during playback
     playback.
                                             1   Press and hold the 9 button
    TIP                                          during playback.
 • There will be no sound from the               • Playback starts from the current
   speaker when the earphones are                  position when you release the 9
   connected.                                      button.
                                                 • If an index mark or temp mark in the
                                                   file is reached, fast-forwarding stops at
 NOTE                                              the mark (☞ P.31).
                                                 • Fast-forwarding stops when the end
 • To avoid unpleasantly loud sound, set
                                                   of the file is reached. Press and hold
   the volume to [00] before plugging in
                                                   the 9 button again to fast-forward
   the earphone.
                                                   from the beginning of the next file.
 • Avoid excessive volume when listening
   to playback through the earphones.
   It may cause hearing damage or loss.
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Playback
           Rewinding                                      Skipping to the beginning of a file

 3
Playback

                                                              Skipping to the beginning of the
                                                              next file
               Rewinding while the voice recorder is
               in stop mode
                                                          1   Press the 9 button while the
           1   With the voice recorder stopped,               voice recorder is in stop mode, or
               press and hold the 0 button.                   during playback.
               • Rewinding stops when you release the         Skipping to the beginning of the
                 0 button. Press the `OK button               current file
                 to start playback from the current
                 position.                                1   Press the 0 button while the
                                                              voice recorder is in stop mode, or
               Rewinding during playback                      during playback.

           1   Press and hold the 0 button                    Skipping to the beginning of the
               during playback.                               previous file
               • Playback starts from the current
                 position when you release the 0
                                                          1   Press the 0 button when
                 button.                                      the playback position is the
               • If an index mark or temp mark in the         beginning of the file.
                 file is reached, reached, rewinding          • To skip to the beginning of the
                 stops at the mark (☞ P.31).                    previous file during playback, press the
               • Rewinding stops when the beginning             0 button twice consecutively.
                 of the file is reached. Press and hold
                 the 0 button again to rewind from
                 the end of the previous file.

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Playback
NOTE                                           Music files
• If an index mark or temp mark              If a music file transferred to the voice recorder
  is reached when skipping to the            is unplayable, check that its sampling rate
  beginning of a file during playback,       and bit rate values are within the supported
  playback starts from the position of the
                                             ranges. The sampling rate and bit rate
  mark. When skipping to the beginning
                                             combinations supported for music file
  of a file while the voice recorder is
  in stop mode, the mark is ignored          playback by the voice recorder are shown
  (☞ P.31).                                  below.
                                                                                                  3
• If a setting other than [File Skip]
  is set for [Skip Space], playback            File format     Sampling rate       Bit rate

                                                                                                 Playback
  starts after the set amount of time                         MPEG 1 Layer 3:
  has been skipped backwards or                               32 kHz,
  forwards. Playback does not skip to the                     44.1 kHz,
  beginning of the file.                                      48 kHz
                                              MP3 format*                       8 to 320 kbps
                                                              MPEG 2 Layer 3:
                                                              16 kHz,
                                                              22.05 kHz,
                                                              24 kHz
                                                              8 kHz,
                                                              11 kHz,
                                                              16 kHz,
                                              WMA format      22 kHz,           5 to 320 kbps
                                                              32 kHz,
                                                              44.1 kHz,
                                                              48 kHz

                                             * VN-722PC model only
                                             • MP3 files with variable bit rates (bit rates
                                               converted variably in a single file) may not
                                               play normally.
                                             • Even if the file formats is compatible for
                                               playback on this recorder, the recorder does
                                               not support every encoder.

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Playback
             Playback settings
           You can select various file playback methods
           tailored to different applications and tastes.
                                 Cuts low- and high-
            [Voice Filter]*      frequency components,
            (☞ P.42)             emphasizing voices for
                                 greater clarity.

 3          [Play Mode]
            (☞ P.42)
                                 Selecting from among three
                                 playback modes.
Playback

                                 A handy function for quickly
            [Skip Space]         moving the playback
            (☞ P.43)             position, and playing short
                                 segments repeatedly.

           * VN-722PC model only

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Playback
 Changing the playback speed

Changing the playback speed is handy for speeding up conference presentations, or for slowing
down parts difficult to discern when learning a language.

1    Press the `OK button during                  NOTE
     playback.
                                                  • Altered playback speed settings are
                                                    retained even after power OFF.               3
                                                  • Changing the playback speed will make
                                                    the battery deplete more quickly.

                                                                                                Playback
                                                  Fast playback restrictions
2    Press the +/– button.                      Depending on their sampling frequency and
                                                bit rate, some files may not play normally.
                                                In this case, you will need to reduce the
                                                playback speed.

     • Adjust the playback speed.
3    Press the `OK button.

    TIP
 • When changing the playback speed,
   playback operations such as stopping
   playback, skipping to the beginning of
   a file, and writing index marks/temp
   marks are the same as during standard
   playback.

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Playback
            A-B repeat playback

           The voice recorder has a function that lets you repeat the playback of a portion (segment) of
           the file being played.

           1   Select a file for A-B repeat
               playback, and start playback.
 3         2   Press the REC ( s) button when
               playback reaches the desired
Playback

               start position for A-B repeat
               playback.                                          • Segment A-B is set, and A-B repeat
                                                                    playback starts.
                                                              4   Press the STOP ( 4) button.
                                                                  • Playback stops. The playback segment
                                                                    specified for this function is retained.

                                                               NOTE
                   TIP                                         • When an index or temp mark is written
                                                                 or erased during A-B repeat playback,
                 • You can change the playback
                   speed (☞ P.29), and fast-forward/             A-B repeat playback is canceled and
                   rewind (☞ P.25, P.26) when the                the voice recorder returns to normal
                   [ ] indicator is blinking.                    playback.
                 • If playback reaches the end of
                   the file when the [ ] indicator
                   is blinking, the end of the file            Canceling A-B repeat playback
                   is treated as the segment end
                   position, and repeat playback              1   Press the STOP ( 4) button while
                   starts.                                        the voice recorder is in stop
                                                                  mode.
           3   Press the REC ( s) button again
               when playback reaches the                       NOTE
               desired end position for A-B
                                                               • When the REC (s) button is pressed
               repeat playback.
                                                                 during A-B repeat playback the
                                                                 setting is canceled without disrupting
                                                                 playback.
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Index marks/temp marks
Writing an index mark or temp mark in a file enables you to quickly access desired position in
the file with the same operations used for fast-forwarding, rewinding or skipping to the start
of a file. Index marks can only be written in files created with Olympus voice recorders. For files
created with other devices, you can temporarily store desired positions in the memory using
temp marks.

  Writing an index mark/temp mark                     Erasing an index mark/temp mark
                                                                                                          3
1    When the desired position has                   1   Select a file that contains index
     been reached during recording                       mark/temp mark you want to

                                                                                                      Index marks/temp marks
     or playback, press the FOLDER/                      erase and start playback.
     INDEX button to write an index or
     temp mark.                                      2   Use the 9 or 0 button to
                                                         select the index mark/temp mark
                                                         you want to erase.

       NOTE
       • Temp marks are temporary
                                                     3   When the number of the index
         markings. They are automatically                mark/temp mark to erase is being
         erased when you select a different              shown (for about 2 seconds)
         file, transfer the file to a PC, or             in the display, press the ERASE
         move the file on a PC.                          button.
       • You can write up to 99 index
                                                         • Any subsequent index marks/temp
         marks/temp marks in a single file.
                                                           marks in the file are automatically
         The message [No more can be set]
                                                           renumbered.
         appears if you attempt to write
         more than 99 marks.
       • You cannot write or erase index
         marks/temp marks in files that
         have been locked by the file lock
         function (☞ P.37).

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Erasing files
                This section describes how to erase files from the folder all at once or individually.

                  Erasing files

                1    Select the file you want to erase               4   Press the `OK button.
                     (☞ P.15).

  3             2    Press the ERASE button while the
                     voice recorder is in stop mode.
Erasing files

                                                                     5   Press the + button to select
                                                                         [Start].

                     • The voice recorder returns to the stop
                       mode if no operation is performed for
                       8 seconds.
                3    Press the +/– button to select
                     [All in folder] or [One file].                  6   Press the `OK button.

                     [All in folder]:                                    • [Erasing!] appears in the display, and
                       Erases all the files saved in the same              the erasing process starts. [Erased]
                       folder as the selected file.                        appears when the process has
                     [One file]:                                           finished.
                       Erases only the selected file.

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Erasing files
 NOTE
 • Files cannot be restored after being
   erased, so please check carefully before
   erasing a file.
 • You cannot delete folders through the
   recorder.
 • Before erasing a file, replace the battery
   to ensure it will not run out before the
   process has finished. Erasing processes        3
   can take over 10 seconds to complete.
   To prevent the risk of damage to data,

                                                Erasing files
   never attempt to perform any of the
   following processes before an erasing
   process has finished :
    1 Removing the battery
    2 Removing the microSD card (if the
        recording media has been set to
        [microSD card]) (VN-722PC model
        only).
 VN-722PC model only:
 • When there is a microSD in the voice
   recorder, be sure to check whether
   the recording media being erased is
   [Internal memory] or [microSD card]
   (☞ P.46).

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Menu
                     Setting menu items
                      Basic operation
                     In normal mode, menu items are arranged by tabs, letting you quickly set desired items by
                     selecting a tab and then moving to the desired item within the tab. Follow the steps below to
                     set a menu item.

                     1   During recording/playback or                  3   Press the `OK button to move
   4                     while the voice recorder is in stop
                         mode, press the MENU button.
                                                                           the cursor to the desired setting
                                                                           item.
Setting menu items

                         • Go to Step 2 when in normal mode,               • You can also use the 9 button to
                           and go to Step 4 when in simple mode.             perform this operation.
                                                                       4   Press the +/– button to select the
                             TIP                                           desired setting item.
                           • Some menus contain items that can
                             be set during recording/playback
                             (☞ P.36).

                     2   Press the +/– button to select the
                         tab containing the item you want
                         to set.

EN                       • Moving the cursor from one tab to
                           another switches the displayed menu
                           screen.
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Setting menu items
Basic operation

5   Press the `OK button.                     8   Press the STOP ( 4) button to exit
                                                  the menu screen.

    • The setting of the selected item is                                                      4
      displayed.                                  • When the menu screen is displayed
    • You can also use the 9 button to              during recording or playback, press

                                                                                            Setting menu items
      perform this operation.                       the MENU button to return to the
                                                    previous screen without ending
6   Press the +/– button to change                  recording/playback.
    the setting.
                                              NOTE
                                              • For menu settings done while the voice
                                                recorder is in stop mode, the voice
                                                recorder exits the menu and returns to
                                                the stopped mode if no operation is
                                                performed for 3 minutes. The selected
                                                setting item is not changed in this case.
7   Press the `OK button to finalize
                                              • For menu settings done during
    the setting.                                recording/playback, the voice recorder
                                                exits the menu if no operation is
                                                performed for 8 seconds.

    • A message indicating the setting has
      been entered appears.
    • You can cancel the setting and return
      to the previous screen by pressing
      the 0 button instead of the `OK
      button.
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Setting menu items
                      Basic operation

                        Menu items that can be set
                                                                 Menu items that can be set during Playback
                           during recording

                            Normal mode only                             Normal mode                  Simple mode

                      [Rec Level]         [VCVA]       [Property]                [Play Mode]        [Skip Space]
                      [Low Cut Filter]    [LED]        [Voice Filter]*           [Skip Space]
                                                                                 [LED]

   4                 * VN-722PC model only
Setting menu items

                                               Menu items that can be set during simple mode

                      [Rec Scene] [Skip Space] [Memory Select]* [Time & Date] [Beep] [Mode Select]
                      [Language]

                     * VN-722PC model only

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File menu [File Menu]
                                                    3    Press the + button to select
  Preventing accidental file erasure                     [Start].
  [File Lock]
                                                    4    Press the `OK button.
The file lock feature lets you lock important            • [Dividing!] appears in the display, and
files to prevent them being accidentally                   the file dividing process starts.
erased. Once locked, a file is not erased even             [File divide completed] appears when
if the operation for erasing all the files in its          the process has finished.
folder is performed (☞ P.32).
                                                        TIP
1    Select the file you want to lock
     (☞ P.15).
                                                      • After dividing a file, the first half of the
                                                        file is given the name “File name_1”
                                                                                                           4
     [Lock]:                                            and the second half “File name_2”.

                                                                                                       File menu [File Menu]
       File is locked.
     [Unlock]:                                        NOTE
       File lock is canceled.
                                                      • Files cannot be divided if there are 199
                                                        files in the folder.
  Dividing a file                                     • Locked files cannot be divided.
                                                      • It may not be possible to divide some
  [File Divide]                                         MP3 file with extremely short recording
                                                        times.
Large files or files with long recording times        • To prevent the risk of data damage,
can be divided for easier management and                never remove the battery while
editing.                                                dividing a file.

       VN-722PC model only
                                                      Displaying file information
  NOTE                                                [Property]
  Only MP3-format file recorded on the
  voice recorder can be divided.                    You can display the information of a file from
                                                    a menu screen.
1    Play the file to divide, and stop
     playback at the desired division               1    Press the +/– button to switch
     point.                                              the screen.
                                                         • Information is displayed for the items
2    Select [File Divide] from the                                                                     EN
                                                           [Name], [Date], [Size] and [Bit Rate].
     menu on the [File Menu].
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Recording menu [Rec Menu]
                              Selecting the recording sensitivity          Setting the recording mode
                              [Rec Level]                                  [Rec Mode]

                            You can change the recording level            You can prioritize sound quality or recording
                            (sensitivity) as needed for your recording    time. Select the recording mode that best
                            application.                                  matches your recording application.

                               [High]:                                      [MP3 192 kbps]*1
                                  Suited to recording lectures, large       [MP3 128 kbps]*1
                                  conferences and other applications        [WMA 64 kbps]*2
     4                            with distant or quiet sound sources.      [WMA 32 kbps mono]*3
                               [Low]:                                       [WMA 5 kbps mono]*3
Recording menu [Rec Menu]

                                  Suited to recording dictation.                *1VN-722PC model only
                                                                                *2VN-721PC model only
                               TIP                                              *3 Mono recording
                              • To record the speaker’s voice clearly,
                                set [Rec Level] to [Low], and place the      TIP
                                voice recorder’s built-in microphone
                                near the speaker’s mouth (5 to10 cm         • Sound quality increases as the
                                away).                                        recording rate value increases.
                                                                            • Setting a higher recording rate
                                                                              increases file size. Check that you have
                                                                              enough remaining memory before
                                                                              recording.
                                                                            • To record conferences and
                                                                              presentations clearly, it is
                                                                              recommended to set [Rec Mode]
                                                                              setting to [MP3 128kbps]* or above.
                                                                              *For VN-721PC, set [WMA 64 kbps ].

                                                                            NOTE
                                                                            • When [Rec Mode] is set to stereo,
                                                                              recording with a connected an external
                                                                              mono microphone records on the left
                                                                              channel only.

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Recording menu [Rec Menu]
 Reducing noise during recording                 Adjusting the voice activation level for
 [Low Cut Filter]                                voice-activated recording

The voice recorder’s low cut filter function     1   Press the REC ( s) button to start
lets you make recordings that reduce                 recording.
humming sounds from air-conditioners or              • Recording pauses automatically
low-frequency sounds from equipment such               about 1 second after the input
as projectors.                                         sound becomes quieter than the set
                                                       activation sensitivity.
  [On]:
     Turns the low cut filter on.
                                                       The blinking message [Standby]
                                                       appears in the display. The LED              4
  [Off]:                                               indicator light becomes lit when
     Turns the low cut filter off.

                                                                                                Recording menu [Rec Menu]
                                                       recording is activated and flashes
                                                       when recording is paused.
                                                 2   Press the 9 or 0 button to
                                                     adjust the voice activation level.
 Voice-activated recording function
 [VCVA]

The voice-activated recording function                                                      a
(VCVA) automatically starts recording when
a sound louder than a preset voice activation                                               b
level is detected, and automatically pauses
recording when the sound volume level                a Voice activation level (moves left/
falls. Use this function to automatically omit           right to match set level)
unneeded quiet segments when recording               b Level meter (changes in proportion
(such as long silences during conferences),              to recording sound volume)
saving memory.                                       • The setting can be adjusted to
                                                       between [01] and [15].
  [On]:
     Turns VCVA on. You can adjust the voice
     activation level used for VCVA.
  [Off]:
     Turns VCVA off. Restores standard
     recording.

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Recording menu [Rec Menu]
                             TIP
                                                                         Voice sync recording function
                            • Increasing the setting number              [V-Sync. Rec]
                              increases the VCVA activation
                              sensitivity, enabling quieter sounds to
                              activate the start of recording.          The voice sync recording function
                            • Adjust the VCVA voice activation level    automatically starts recording when a sound
                              to suit the recording conditions (to      louder than a preset voice sync recording
                              cope with high levels of surrounding      level (detection level) is detected, and
                              noise or the like).                       automatically stops recording when the
                            • To avoid recording mistake, it’s          sound volume level decreases. When copying
                              recommended to perform a test             music from another device connected to the
     4                        recording beforehand to adjust the        voice recorder, use the voice sync recording
                              voice activation level.                   function to detect the silent intervals
Recording menu [Rec Menu]

                                                                        between music tracks and save each track as
                            NOTE                                        a separate file.

                            • The following function is disabled
                              when using the [VCVA] function:                 VN-722PC model only
                               • [Rec Scene] (☞ P.23)
                               • [V-Sync. Rec]
                                                                          [1 sec.], [2 sec.], [3 sec.], [5 sec.]:
                                                                             Set the detection time. The voice
                                                                             recorder enters standby mode when
                                                                             the input (recording level) is below the
                                                                             preset level for at least the set detection
                                                                             time.
                                                                          [Off]:
                                                                             Recording is done normally.

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Recording menu [Rec Menu]
Adjusting the voice sync level for voice sync    TIP
recording                                       • The voice recorder automatically ends
                                                  recording and returns to recording
                                                  standby mode when the input sound
1   Press the REC ( s) button to                  has been below the voice sync level
    prepare for recording.                        for at least the set detection time.
                                                  Each time the voice recorder enters
2   Press the 9 or 0 button to                    standby mode, the current file is closed.
    adjust the voice sync level.                  Recording continues in a new file the
                                                  next time sound is detected.
                                                • Press the STOP ( 4) button to end a
                                                  voice sync recording session.                   4
                                          a

                                                                                              Recording menu [Rec Menu]
                                                NOTE
                                                • The following function is disabled
    a Voice sync level (moves left/right to       when using the [V-Sync. Rec] function:
        match set level)                           • [Rec Scene] (☞ P.23)
    • The voice sync level can be adjusted to      • [VCVA] (☞ P.39)
      a setting between [01] and [15].
    • Increasing the setting number increases
      the activation sensitivity, enabling
      quieter sounds to activate the start of
      recording.
3   Press the REC ( s) button again.
    • The blinking message [Standby]
      appears in the display, and the LED
      indicator light flashes.
    • Recording starts automatically if the
      input is louder than the voice sync
      level.

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Playback menu [Play Menu]
                                                                            2   Press the +/– to button select a
                             Emphasizing voice more clearly                     setting.
                             [Voice Filter]
                                                                                When [Playback range] was selected:
                                                                                [File]:
                            During normal playback or fast/slow playback,         Stops playback after the current file
                            the voice filter function cuts low- and high-         has been played.
                            frequency range tone and emphasizes voices,         [Folder]:
                            making them more clearly audible.                     Plays all the files in the current folder
                                                                                  consecutively, stopping playback after
                                                                                  the last file in the folder is played.
                                    VN-722PC model only
     4                                                                          When [Repeat] was selected:
                                                                                [On]:
                                [On]:                                             The files in the specified playback
Playback menu [Play Menu]

                                   Turns on the voice filter function.            range are played repeatedly.
                                [Off]:                                          [Off]:
                                   Turns the voice filter function off.           Cancels repeat playback.

                             NOTE
                                                                            NOTE
                             • Using the [Voice Filter] function will
                               make the battery deplete more quickly.       • When [Playback range] is set to [File],
                                                                              [End] blinks in the display for 2 seconds
                                                                              after the last file in the folder has been
                                                                              played, then playback stops at the start
                             Selecting playback modes                         position of the last file.
                             [Play Mode]                                    • When [Playback range] is set to
                                                                              [Folder], [End] blinks in the display for
                                                                              2 seconds after the last file in the folder
                            Several playback modes are available for          has been played, then playback stops
                            different listening styles.                       at the start position of the first file in
                                                                              the folder.
                            1     Press the +/– button to select
                                  [Playback range] or [Repeat].
                                  [Playback range]:
                                    Lets you specify a range of files for
                                    playback.
                                  [Repeat]:
                                    Repeatedly plays the files in the set
                                    range.
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Playback menu [Play Menu]
                                                           When [Simple Mode] was selected
 Setting a skip space
 [Skip Space]                                          1   Press the +/– button to select [File
                                                           Skip], [05sec 10sec 9] or
The [Skip Space] function lets you skip                    [05min 10min 9].
a preset amount forward (forward skip)
or backward (reverse skip) in a file during
playback. It is handy for quickly moving the
playback position, or for repeated playback of
a short segment.

                                                                                                           4
    When [Normal Mode] was selected                        [File Skip]:
                                                                Skips in units of files.

                                                                                                       Playback menu [Play Menu]
1   Press the +/– button to select                         [05sec 10sec 9]:
    [Forward Skip] or [Reverse Skip].                           Pressing the 0 button rewinds 5
                                                                seconds; pressing the 9 button
                                                                fast-forwards 10 seconds and then
                                                                the playback starts.
                                                           [05min 10min 9]:
                                                                Pressing the 0 button rewinds 5
                                                                minutes; pressing the 9 button
                                                                fast-forwards 10 minutes and then
    [Forward Skip]:                                             the playback starts.
      Starts playback after moving the
      playback position forward by the set             NOTE
      amount.                                          • Forward/reverse skip operations over a
    [Reverse Skip]:                                      skip space that contains an index mark/
      Starts playback after moving the                   temp mark or the starting position of a
      playback position backward by the set              file will stop at that mark or at the start
      amount.                                            position.
2   Press the +/– button to select a
    setting.
    When [Forward Skip] was selected:
      [File Skip], [10 sec. Skip], [30 sec. Skip],
      [1 min. Skip], [5 min. Skip], [10 min. Skip]
    When [Reverse Skip] was selected:
      [File Skip], [1 sec. Skip] to [3 sec. Skip],
      [5 sec. Skip], [10 sec. Skip], [30 sec. Skip],
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      [1 min. Skip], [5 min. Skip]
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Playback menu [Play Menu]
                            Forward/reverse skip playback
                            1   Press the `OK button to start
                                playback.
                            2   Press the 9 or 0 button
                                during playback.
                                • Playback starts after skipping forward
                                  or backward by the set amount.

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Playback menu [Play Menu]

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LCD/Sound menu [LCD/Sound Menu]
  Adjusting the contrast                         Changing the display language
  [Contrast]                                     [Language]

You can adjust the contrast of the display to   You can select the language used in the voice
12 different levels.                            recorder’s displays.

   • The setting can be adjusted to between       • [English], [Español], [Français].
     [01] to [12].

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                                                 • The language selections vary
  Setting the LED indicator light                  depending on where the voice recorder

                                                                                                LCD/Sound menu [LCD/Sound Menu]
  [LED]                                            was purchased.

You can set the LED indicator light to not
become lit.

   [On]:
      LED indicator light is switched on.
   [Off]:
      LED indicator light stays off.

  Turning beeping sound ON/OFF
  [Beep]

The voice recorder makes beeping sounds
when buttons are pressed, or to warn in case
of operation errors. You can select whether
the voice recorder makes these beeping
sounds.

   [On]:
      Enables beeping sounds.
   [Off]:                                                                                       EN
      Disables beeping sounds.
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Device menu [Device Menu]
                                                                            2     Press the +/– button to change
                             Selecting the recording media                        the number.
                             [Memory Select]

                            If a microSD card is inserted into the voice
                            recorder, you can select whether to record on
                            the internal memory or on the microSD card
                            (☞ P.11).
                                                                                  • To change the setting of another item,
                                                                                    press the 9 or 0 button to move
                                   VN-722PC model only
     4                                                                              the blinking cursor, then press the + or
                                                                                    – button to change the number.
                                                                            3     Press the `OK button to finalize
Device menu [Device Menu]

                                [Internal memory]:
                                   Records on the internal memory on the          the setting.
                                   voice recorder.
                                [microSD card]:
                                   Records on the microSD card.                 TIP
                                                                            • When setting the hour or minute, each
                                                                              time you press the FOLDER/INDEX
                                                                              button the display changes between
                                                                              the AM/PM and 24-hour clock formats.
                             Setting the date/time
                                                                            Example: 10:38 PM
                             [Time & Date]
                                                                                   10:38 PM                   22:38
                                                                                (default format)
                            Set the date and time beforehand to enable
                                                                            • When setting the year, month or date,
                            easier management of recorded files.
                                                                              each time you press the FOLDER/
                            1    Press the 9 or 0 button to                   INDEX button the display order used
                                 select the desired setting item.             for the date changes.
                                                                            Example: March 24, 2014
                                                                                   3M 24D 2014Y
                                                                                  (default format)

                                                                                   24D 3M 2014Y

                                                                                   2014Y 3M 24D

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Device menu [Device Menu]
  NOTE                                              1    Press the + button to select
                                                         [Start].
  • Even if the voice recorder is not used
    for a long period of time, when the
    battery is used up, the date and time               Rec Menu:
    must be re-entered.                                    Rec Level: High
  • The time automatically flashes when                    Rec Mode: MP3 128 kbps*1
    the battery is replaced.                                           WMA 64 kbps*2
                                                           Low Cut Filter: Off
                                                           VCVA: Off
                                                           V-Sync Rec*1: Off
  Selecting the mode                                       Rec Scene: Off
  [Mode Select]                                         Play Menu:                                4
                                                           Voice Filter*1: Off

                                                                                              Device menu [Device Menu]
                                                           Play Mode:
With this recorder, you can choose between                   Playback Range: File
normal mode and simple mode, which lists                     Repeat: Off
frequently used functions.                                 Skip Space:
In simple mode, the displayed text becomes                   Forward Skip: File Skip
larger for easier viewing.                                   Reverse Skip: File Skip
                                                        LCD/Sound Menu:
     [Normal Mode]:                                        Contrast: Level 06
       This is the standard mode in which all              LED: On
       functions are available.                            Beep: On
     [Simple Mode]:                                        Language: English
       This mode lists frequently used                  Device Menu:
       functions. Displayed text becomes                   Memory Select*1: Internal memory
       larger for easier viewing.                          Mode Select: Normal Mode

                                                        *1 VN-722PC model only
                                                        *2 VN-721PC model only
  Restoring the default settings
  [Reset Settings]

The [Reset Settings] function restores all
the voice recorder’s functions to their initial
(factory default) settings. Time setting and file
number will remain the same.

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