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Aderyn Papur



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ZOOM H2 vs OLYMPUS LS10 new
      #735016 - 15/05/09 08:20 AM
Ive given up trying to find a cheap recorder and ive narrowed my options down to these two, anyone with any tips or ideas on either? I know there's a difference in price between them, zoom is going for around 159 and olympus for around 220, is the difference worth it? thanks!


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Re: ZOOM H2 vs OLYMPUS LS10 new [Re: Aderyn Papur]
      #735035 - 15/05/09 09:29 AM
I sold my H2 and got the LS10. The H2 was fine for catching songwriting ideas but the mic's weren't really up to anything more sophisticated than that. The LS is much nicer - good mic's, metal case as opposed to plastic, better laid out. The only issue so far is the little rubber plug which acts as a door for the USB connector is hanging loose, hardly a problem.


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Re: ZOOM H2 vs OLYMPUS LS10 new [Re: groovacious]
      #735058 - 15/05/09 10:26 AM
Olympus has been making dictation devices for 30 yrs
Their build quality is v good
Zoom some what unknown, but my mates rate them
Metal is better than plastic on the road imho
However save up for a Sound Devices recorder, fantastic build,a proper ''tape recorder''.

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Re: ZOOM H2 vs OLYMPUS LS10 new [Re: Aderyn Papur]
      #735324 - 15/05/09 11:13 PM
I was impressed with what results the Zoom can get, but the Olympus sounds definitely better to me.

This is quite a handy page:
http://www.wingfieldaudio.com/portable-recorder-sound-samples.html


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Re: ZOOM H2 vs OLYMPUS LS10 new [Re: Aderyn Papur]
      #735326 - 15/05/09 11:33 PM
I bought the Olympus LS-10 - excellent!

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Re: ZOOM H2 vs OLYMPUS LS10 new [Re: Aderyn Papur]
      #735391 - 16/05/09 09:42 AM
Aderyn: Listen to John; he knows what he's talking about!


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Re: ZOOM H2 vs OLYMPUS LS10 [Re: Mike Stranks]
      #736024 - 18/05/09 11:20 PM
If your budget will stretch a bit then definatly look at the zoom h4. The stereo condensers are really good. I did a couple of stereo recordings in a venue and the on board mics sounded much better than the pair of £300 Rode's i plugged in!


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Re: ZOOM H2 vs OLYMPUS LS10 new [Re: John Willett]
      #736650 - 20/05/09 07:29 PM
Quote John Willett:

I bought the Olympus LS-10 - excellent!




me too!!

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Aderyn Papur



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Re: ZOOM H2 vs OLYMPUS LS10 new [Re: Aderyn Papur]
      #737530 - 24/05/09 08:43 AM
Blimey, id decided on a H2 but after seeing these posts it's the LS 10 that's coming first. My use for it will be to put ideas down with an acoustic guitar or piano and voice and to record band practice. Any other suggestions? i wish i could remember things better and then i wouldnt need anything! but that's not going to happen! Thanks for all your comments!


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Re: ZOOM H2 vs OLYMPUS LS10 new [Re: Aderyn Papur]
      #737570 - 24/05/09 11:45 AM
I've recorded band rehersals on my ls-10 - works well (although wach the placement) as a guide thingy
I know it works well on softer instruments - so your acoustic songs should record very well

My students have used it to record outside (birds, wind and a motorway!!) arond the school (fire alarms, phones, tannoy etc) and ensembles (which involved recording them all bashing the hell out of kitchen equipment following a graphic score!)...and they could use it themselves with no issues

so easy and great results!

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Re: ZOOM H2 vs OLYMPUS LS10 new [Re: Aderyn Papur]
      #740225 - 03/06/09 11:52 AM
Just a quick thank you for all your tips, ive ordered an Olympus LS10 today from Absolute Music. The End!


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