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 problem if you connect a jack coming from the same microphone.
Can I mute the onboard XY mics and record exclusively through the XLR/Jack inputs with "the simultaneous recording function" how do I go about it?
How does the "stamina mode"effect the recordings? As I understand it, you can record twice as long in stamina mode when recording 44.1kHz/16 bit, what about 48 kHz can the zoom h4n be set to 48 kHz? I don't think the battery life will last as long as if it was recording at 44.1.
If I do get the recorder I will get an me66 mic from sennheiser with a k6 power module (obviously with a boom pole but I've only found one place that actually sells them here is Johannesburg South Africa and that is the sennheiser offices in aukland park) do you think this is a good decision?
Personally I find it to be because it is practical/economical and realistic.