I'm a novice having some issues making a recording, and could use some advice.
I want to make ambient recordings, so need to reduce all background noise. When I say 'background' noise, I mean the audible hiss you get when you just hit record in a quiet room.
I'm using a Zoom H6, with two lav mics. The Signal To Noise Ratio on the lavs is 69db, which I figure should mean pretty low self-noise. But there is still something of an audible hiss, and I'd like it as absolutely silent as possible.
From what I've read online, my understanding is that a better external pre-amp would help, but not sure if or why this is the case?
Any ideas? Apologies for any terms that might have been used incorrectly here.
Thanks in advance for any pointers!
Update: So I tried this again today but using my Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 hooked up to my Mac. Same issue -- audible hiss in the background.