Y ou can switch the time indication between the 12-hour system and the 24-hour system by pressing the
Y/MENU button while you are setting the hour or minute.
Y ou can change the order of the date indication by pressing the DISPLA Y/MENU button while you are
setting the year
, month, or day.
(Example: June 14, 2006)
Set the HOLD switch to the HOLD position.
All operation buttons are disabled. This feature is
useful when the recorder has to be carried in a
handbag or pocket.
Remember to reset the HOLD switch before
attempting to use the recorder
The alarm will sound at the scheduled time even if
the recorder is set to HOLD. The recorder will then
begin to play the file associated with the alarm once
you press any button (Excluded VN-1
The recorder functions as follows with the HOLD
switch set to the HOLD position:
If the recorder is playing, the display goes dark
when playback of the current file has completed.
If the recorder is recording, the display goes dark
when the recorder stops recording automatically
upon running out of free memory
Press the REC button during recording.
“P AUSE” appears on the display and the record/play indicator
Press the REC button again.
Recording will resume at the point of interruption.
If “FULL” appears on the display , you cannot record in the selected folder. In such a case, erase
unnecessary files or download to PC (VN-1
If the recorder is placed directly on a table when recording a meeting, it tends to pick up table vibrations.
Put a notebook or other item between the table and the recorder so that the vibration is not easily
transmitted for clearer recording.
Even if you press the DISPLA Y button, the display will not change to current recording time if the
remaining recording time is 5 minutes or less.
When remaining recording time falls to 1 minute or less, the Record/play indicator light flashes red.
The recorder will enter Stop mode if it has been left paused for 60 minutes or longer .
In case of difficult acoustic conditions or low speaker’s voice, recording in XHQ or HQ is recommended.
Also, usage of an external microphone (sold separately) could improve the quality of recordings.
The input level cannot be adjusted on this recorder . When you connect the recorder to an external
device, execute a test recording and adjust the output level of the external device.
Lightly press down on the
arrow and slide the battery
Insert two size-AAA alkaline
batteries, observing the correct
Close the battery cover
ime/Date screen appears. The hour
indicator flashes, indicating the start of the
ime/Date setup process. (See “Setting
ime/Date (TIME)” for details)
An optional Ni-MH Rechargeable Battery (BR401) from Olympus can be used for the recorder
appears on the display , replace the batteries as soon as possible. Size-AAA alkaline
batteries are recommended. When the batteries are depleted,
appears on the display , and the
recorder shuts off. It is recommended to set the HOLD switch to the HOLD position before you replace
batteries to maintain the current settings (T
ime/Date, etc.). For your convenience,the recorder also
logs the current settings in nonvolatile memory at hourly intervals.
Press and hold the MENU
button for 1 second or longer.
Press the + or – button until
“TIME” flashes on the
Press the PLAY button.
The hour indicator flashes.
Press the + or – button to set
Press the PLAY or
button to accept the minute.
The minute indicator flashes.
0 button enables the hour
Press the + or – button to set
Repeat steps 5 and 6 to continue to set
, month and date in the same way .
After setting the date, press
the PLAY or
This completes the time/date setup
Setting Time/Date (TIME)
If you have set the time and date, information as to when a sound file was recorded is
stored automatically with that file.
When you install batteries for the first time or each time you replace the batteries, the
hour indication will flash. In such a case, be sure to set the time and date by following
steps 4 through 7 described below
Notes on the Folders
The recorder provides four folders,
A, B, C, and D (D is for VN-2100/
change the folder selection, press the FOLDER button while the
recorder is stopped. Each recorded file is stored in a folder
. Using folders
to classify files makes it convenient to find files you want to access
. Up to a total of 100 files can be recorded in each folder.
Recording from External Microphone or Other Devices
The external microphone and other devices can be connected and
the sound can be recorded.
When the external microphone is connected to the microphone jack of the
, the built-in microphone will not operate.
When using an external microphone, choose adequate microphone, such as a
Noise-Cancellation microphone or Electret condenser microphone (optional).
When connecting an external equipment, use the connecting cord KA333 (optional).
How to Use the
The HOLD switch functions as a power button. When you
do not use the recorder
, set the HOLD switch to the HOLD
position while the recorder is stopped. This will power of
the recorder and minimize the battery drain.
Power on…Reset the HOLD switch.
Power off…Set the HOLD switch to the HOLD position.
Standby Mode and Display Shut Off
If the recorder is stopped or paused for 60 minutes or longer during recording or play back,
it goes into Standby (power-save) mode, and the display shuts off.
T o exit Standby mode
and turn on the display
, press any button.
LCD Display Information
ou can select an option for the display of the recorder . This help review and confirm different
recorder settings and file information.
Getting Started Playing Back
Press the FOLDER button to
select the desired folder.
9 0 or button
to select the file to play back.
Press the PLAY button to
The Record/play indicator light turns
green, and the elapsed playing time is
indicated on the display
Press the + or – button to select
the proper sound volume.
The display shows the volume level. Y
can choose between 0 to 30.
Press the FOLDER button to
select the desired folder
Press the REC button to start
The Record/play indicator light turns red,
and recording starts.
To stop recording, press the
New recordings are saved as the last file
in the folder
Identification of Parts
Current file number
A audio input
Current file number
AL VOICE RECORDER
Thank you for purchasing an Olympus
oice Recorder .
Please read these instructions for information
about using the product correctly and safely
Keep the instructions handy for future reference.
ensure successful recordings, we recommend that
you test the record function and volume before use.
Record/play indicator light
Display (LCD panel)
REC (Record) button
(Fast Forward) button
Press the STOP button.
The recorder stops in the middle of the file being played.
Press the PLA
Y button again.
Playback will resume at the point of interruption.
The end of the file is located by pressing and holding the
9button during fast forwarding. The recorder will
pause at the end of the file. If you do not release the
9 button, the recorder will continue fast forward.
The beginning of the file is located by pressing and holding the
0button during rewinding. The recorder will
pause at the beginning of the file. If you do not release the
0 button, the recorder will continue rewinding.
When the index mark is shown in the middle of a file, it will stop temporarily in the position of the index mark.
Changing Playing Speed
ou can change the playing speed by pressing the PLA Y button while
the recorder is playing back.
When the slow playback mode is selected, the “SLOW” appears and, for the fast playback mode,
AST” appears on the display while the recorder is playing back.
The recorder stops playing when you press the STOP button while playing back in the slow/fast mode,
or when it reaches to the end of the file. If you once press the STOP
button and start playback again,
the recorder will play back files in normal speed as well.
Locating the Beginning of the File
While the recorder is playing back or playing back in slow/fast mode, pressing the
9 or 0
button forwards or rewinds to the beginning of the next file or the file being played respectively
. If an
index mark is encountered midway
, playback begins at that point. (See “Index Marks” for details)
Listening with Earphones
ou can listen to files by connecting earphones to the earphone jack.
If an earphone is connected, the speaker doesn't emit sound. Sound will
be played back monaurally
To avoid irritation to the ear , insert the earphone after turn down the volume level.
When you listen with the earphone during playback, do not raise the volume too
much. It may cause hearing impairment and decrease in hearing ability
Earphones are not supplied. Y ou can use any standard 3.5mm monaural earphone or headphone.
Forwarding and Rewinding
Press and hold the
9 button while playing a file.
When you release the 9 button, the recorder will resume
Press and hold the
0button while playing a file.
When you release the 0 button, the recorder will resume
PC (USB) terminal....
State of the
While in stop
While in stop
Press and hold
the STOP button
The total number of files recorded in the folder and
remaining recording time appears on the display
The display switches between current recording time and
remaining recording time.
→ Remaining playing time → Recording date
of the file
→ Recording time of the file → Playing time . . .
For customers in North and South
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reason-
able protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment gen-
erates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accor-
dance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. How-
, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this
equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver .
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions from
digital apparatus as set out in the Radio Interference Regulations of the Canadian Depart-
ment of Communications.
Cet appareil numérique ne dépasse pas les limites de Catégorie B pour les émissions de
bruit radio émanant d’appareils numériques, tel que prévu dans les Règlements sur
l’Interférence Radio du Département Canadien des Communications.
For customers in Europe
“CE” mark indicates that this product complies with the European
requirements for safety
, health, environment and customer protection.
This symbol [crossed-out wheeled bin WEEE
Annex IV] indicates separate collection
of waste electrical and electronic equipment in the EU countries. Please do not throw
the equipment into the domestic refuse. Please use the return and collection systems
available in your country for the disposal of this product.
Applicable Product :
VN-3100/VN-3100PC/VN-2100/VN-2100PC/VN-1 100/VN-1 100PC
*Strap is not supplied.
Use the optional accessory