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Zoom in 4CH mode and Firmware update 1.72

I have updated the firmware [on the Zoom H4n]. Now I should be able to control sensitivity on input 1 and 2 separately. And it has worked before but not anymore. I am only able to control sensitivity ...
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SD Cards for H4N

I'm looking for SD cards for my H4N and I would to get some feedback from those are more familiar than me on the topic. Looking on the confirmed list of SD cards by Zoom, I'm still a little unsure of ...
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H4n panning issue in pro tools

i did a days worth of field recording a while back into input 1 of my H4n which is the left channel. it played back into my headphones at the time on both sides. however when i play back what i ...
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Zoom H4n parts? [closed]

I'm trying to find a UK parts supplier for Zoom H4n parts. Specifically, I'm looking for a battery cover. I can't seem to find anyone that doesn't want high delivery charges or isn't charging a bomb ...
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Low Budget Documentary Recording

I have volunteered myself to record the sound for a short documentary a friend of mine is making. My (limited) experience in sound is mostly in the post-production side of things so I don't own any ...
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Using SQN into a H4n, issues!

Hello folks Had a sound job this week where I tried to use an SQN mixer into a H4n only to find out sending any kind of signal just limited the H4n dB meter. Padding the SQN with -20dB resulted in ...
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Can I use a Zoom

can i record with a zoom 4n simultaneously with the 3.5 mm jack and the built in mics and the xlr jacks at the same time?
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lack of gain, Zoom H4n with Rode NGT2

I have just recently purchased a Zoom H4n and Rode NTG2 and I am also having the same problems with not enough gain (recording in stereo, with or w/o channel 1 and 2 linked and with or w/o mono mix ...
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tascam hd-p2 or tascam dr-680?

Hey guys, I am looking to improve the noise on my recordings, since I have been using the h4n and it's a bit noisy with the ntg-2. For sound quality + limiter, which one should I get? 1) Tascam ...
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Zoom playback on mac internal speakers

Does the zoom h4n record all external mics at 44.1 When we play back our videos on mac's the internal speakers drop the miked sound recorded on zoom h4n. Headphones or ear plugs fixes this problem?
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How do you separate inputs on the zoom H4n so you can adjust each mic level

Hey everyone! Recently I was on a shoot with two lavs and one shotgun. The shotgun mic was plugged straight into the camera that we had on set and the lav receivers were plugged into mic inputs 1 and ...
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my h4n noise problem

Peace and mercy of Allah My problem with my H4N is when i start recording,without any sound in the room , the sound pointer become very noisy during recording, so the recorded sound becomes very ...
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Zoom h4n gain difference in onboard mic channels

Hi to you all, I just picked up a zoom h4n recorder and i noticed that when using the onboard stereo mics the right channel is a LOT hotter than the left one. Is there a setting to change this or did ...
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External Mic use (eg. Rode NTG-2) with the Sony PCM-D50 and Zoom H4n

There are a couple of questions on here that are similar, and I've looked at several reviews etc but thought it'd still be worthwhile asking for opinions on my situation. I'm fairly new to the SD ...
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replacing a zoom h4n with sony PCM D50

i'd like to upgrade from my h4n and was thinking about purchasing the d50. unfortunately have to option to rent one and compare the recordings. basically my question is whether a d50 will be a ...
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zoom h4n or tascam dr-100

After selling my Fostex FR2-LE due to requiring a more handheld recorder that I can carry around daily to capture those unexpected sounds, I was all set to buy a Zoom H4N. But upon some last minute ...
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Zoom H4N Adoration Post

Hi everyone again! Today I got my Zoom H4N! You cannot imagine how much I already loved this little miraculous device!!! I had a Sony PCM-D50 which I also loved... But this one, oh really I adore it. ...
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Tips for Motorbike recording?

Hey guys, I'll be recording a motorbike at the weekend for the first time and was looking for some tips! I have a Rode NTG-2 (w/ blimp) and NT1-A, a pair of sontronics STC-1s's and the zoom h4n's ...
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WTF? Zoom h4n rattle.

So, my Rycote kit just showed up so I excitedly pulled out my h4n and connected everything, only to discover one annoying -- and apparently common from the factory -- thing about my h4n: the record ...
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Weirdest thing you've ever done for sound

Today, I was at my work recording the internal motor of our birthing simulator (you really can never have too many servo sounds), and I noticed that the sound of the birth itself (the plastic baby ...
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How do you wander about with your Handheld Recorder?

This might be a stupid question but I have a hard time dealing with it though, I use a Zoom H4n with a dead kitten windscreen I want to take it with me everywhere I go but I find it a little to big to ...
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sE Electronics Reflexion to improve field recording

Today, while in the shower, I was thinking about all the things I could record in my own home with my h4n (thanks largely to the inspiration from the Sounds of Star Wars book, which EVERYONE who's ...
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Can you damage a sound recorder (not microphone) by recording too hot?

Quick back story... On my drive home, I drive next to a fairly busy train track on an otherwise unused road -- the track is about half a mile either direction from any crossings, so I won't have to ...
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Finding things to record on the go

All I have is a portable recorder and live in a city with just cars going by everywhere and construction going on every now and again, This might be a stupid question but I live in Dubai UAE and I try ...
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Newbie Question: How to add more dynamics to recordings

All I've got is a Zoom H4n and I'm trying to get into the habit of recording and creating sounds myself, although everything I record usually sounds very weak I've tried using LFE's, EQing, pitch ...
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pros and cons of a zoom h4n

I'm seriously considering buying a zoom h4n recorder. Primarily for set recording for film. I am aware there is an unwanted buzz when connecting a mic through an XLR, however there isn't such a ...
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Zoom H4N - Opinions?

There are so many reviews spread around the web about the Zoom H4N, some of them praise this recorder, other say some things about bad preamps, hissy mics etc... Who has had experiences with this ...
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What to buy 744T with TC-Slate or H4N with regular slate?

What are the benefits to using a 744t with a slate running time code over a zoom H4n with regular slate if the camera is a Canon DSLR? are there any tutorials out there on syncing time code from a ...