I purchased a Zoom h6 for recording sync sound for my movies. I am using a Røde ntg 3 shot gun mic., using phantom power.
Recently I recorded some ambient sounds for my short film. I found that the volume levels are low; I'd kept the gain levels between 5 and 6
I then tried normalizing the tracks using zoom H6, but couldn't find much difference.
Based on the instruction manual I tried keeping the levels around -12 db.
How can I improve the levels?
I have a sound devices single channel pre amp. When I use this pre amp and use Zoom h6 only as a recorder, sound quality is slightly better, but using them both will be very cumbersome on location.
I prefer to use a simple set up – a shot gun mic with Zoom h6.