Don’t Risk A Jenny Macklin [INAUDIBLE] Moment – Get A Proper Digital Voice Recorder

Australians will likely be familiar with the Jenny Macklin¬†inaudible story in the mainstream press over the last couple of days. Sydney Morning Herald: The great vanishing act: Macklin’s dole comment disappears The Age: Macklin won’t release ‘inaudible’ audio ABC News: Macklin challenged to live on dole for a week For those of you who missed … read more

Replacing Your Old Olympus Digital Voice Recorder – What Is The Current Equivalent Model?

Olympus Discontinued Voice Recorder Models

Olympus voice are an innovative bunch, they don’t tend to sit on their hands doing not a lot, they keep refining and evolving their range of digital voice recorders. It is not uncommon to see digital voice recorder models come and go in the space of a single year. As such we often find customers coming back after years of use to replace their digital note taker or dictaphone only to find that their old model voice recorder has been replaced by a newer model.

In an attempt to make finding the current equivalent voice recorder to replace your old trusty Olympus digital voice recorder a little easier I have compiled a list of old models and their latest equivalents. This list covers PCM music recorders, interview/meeting/focus group recorders, budget recorders, the Pro range of digital dictaphones and finally Olympus digital transcription kits.

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Firmware Update: Olympus DM-3 & DM-5 Version 1.30 Now Available

October 2011: Olympus voice have posted an update to the firmware for the Olympus DM-3 and DM-5 digital voice recorders. The latest version jumps from 1.20 to 1.30 and included updates specifically for the DM-5 model and is focussed around DAISY, digital talking books for the vision impaired. The official change from firmware version 1.20 … read more

Compare The Olympus DM-3 vs DM-5 Digital Voice Recorders

Olympus DM3 vs DM5 compare review features

The DM series recorders in Australia are now manned by the Olympus DM-3 and the Olympus DM-5 digital voice recorders since the launch of the DM3 in early July 2011. To look at them you would be hard pressed to tell the difference other than the Olympus DM3 is silver and the Olympus DM5 is black.

So what is the difference between the two? Here is a summary:

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Olympus DM-3 / DM-5 Latest Firmware – Ver 1.20

A new firmware update is available for the Olympus DM-3 and DM-5 digital voice/meeting/interview recorders, version 1.20 New in this firmware release is: Support the functions of USB microphone or Speaker. Supports the function to register the voice keywords for the schedule. Supports the function to register the voice memos for the schedule. Supports the … read more

How To: Olympus DM-3 / DM-5 Firmware Upgrade On Mac or Windows

Olympus DM-3 DM-5 Firmware Upgrade

The latest Olympus digital voice recorders come with the ability to update their firmware as and when Olympus release new updates. The firmware is essentially the operating system that runs your digital voice recorder so it is a good idea to always stay up-to-date with any new firmware releases, much as you do with your Mac when new OS X operating system releases are made and on Windows with security patches and fixes. Firmware updates will improve the usability of your recorder, fix any minor bugs and often add more features or improve usability.

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Now For The Good News (Olympus DM-3) And The Bad News (Olympus DM-450)

This Friday (24th June, 2011) we will see the sad demise of the superb Olympus DM-450 and DM-550 digital voice recorders in Australia, that’s the bad news (ahhhhhhh). But the good news, they will be replaced by the Olympus DM-3 (hooray !!) – cheer along with me if it makes you feel better. This will … read more

Olympus DM-3 Coming Soon To Australia

Olympus DM-3 Digital Voice Recorder

Olympus have just announced that the Olympus DM-3 digital voice recorder will soon be available in Australia (mid 2011) and will replace the hugely popular DM-450 and DM-550 recorders.

The DM-450 has to be my all time favourite Olympus recorder and I use my demo DM-450 all the time so I will be sad to see the end of the DM-450 and DM-550. But, the DM-3 will join the bigger beefier DM-5 which has been out in Australia for a while taking over as the sole representatives of the DM series recorders down under.

So what does the DM-3 have?

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