Functionality and performance is offered by the basic VN-731PC model. For beginners the new Simple Mode displays only the essential information in large font and limits the menu options. Normal Mode offers full functionality for more advanced users. The large, omni-directional, low-noise microphone records sounds from all directions with less noise and reduced breath sound. The recorder is equipped with a built-in stand on the back for convenient desktop use to reduce surface noise. Two modes have been added to Scene Select for optimizing recordings of telephone conversations and duplicating cassette tapes.
For those who want the convenience of having their spoken words automatically converted into text, the DNS version for the VN-731PC DNS bundles Dragon Naturally Speaking 12 Recorder Edition speech recognition software to make things easy. Languages supported are EN, FR, IT, DE, ES, NL.