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Connection Zoom H5 with AKG C 417 PP(XLR phantom adapters)

Help me, please, to understand the sequence of actions. I have Zoom H5 and AKG C 417 PP(XLR phantom adapters) I understand the sequence of actions: 1. Enable Zoom and activate phantom power in ...
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Problem with SD card and new Zoom H5

In my testing of my new Zoom H5, I foolishly did not test the standalone recording capabilities, which require a working SD card. I tried using the included SD card. When I tried to format it, I got ...
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Using the Zoom H5 as a audio interface under Linux

I just purchased the Zoom H5 sound recorder, with the intention of using it both as a sound recorder, and also as a audio interface under Linux. My OS is Debian stable. Currently 9/stretch. ...
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What are those “IN 1/2 MS Matrix” and “L/R MS-RAW MONITOR” functions on a Zoom H5?

I am new to sound design, still learning. I have purchased this Zoom H5 that I use to record sound from my cardioid mic and it works fantastically great, specially compared to a crappy M-Audio ...
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Zoom H5 preamps vs Zoom F4

I have done a lot of research on the F4 and my question is related to the preamps of both devices. I have a H5 and love it, but want to up my game and want to know if the difference between the two is ...
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Rechargeable 2 tracks audio recorder

I need to record two tracks from two lavaliere mics for a very long period of time (days). So I want to connect a recorder to portable charger via usb. Audio quality is not extremely critical to me. ...
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Mid/Size Zoom H2N files in linux

When I'm on Windows I use Voxengo MSED plugin in WaveLab to mix the Mid and Sides volumes of a wav file recorded by my Zoom H2N. Is there an easy way to to that on Linux ? Using command line instead ...
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Zoom H1 or Tascam DR-05 for violin recordings [closed]

I've been recording my violin practice sessions with my smartphone for quite a while now. I'm not really satisfied with the recording quality so I've started looking for a portable recorder for ~100€. ...
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Using a Rode NGT 2 and Zoom h4n pro and very flat quality. Solutions?

I've been testing my new Rode NGT 2 with my Zoom H4N Pro. My girlfriend is a professional singer so mainly testing with her singing. The Rode NGT 2 seems ridiculously flat and untextured compared with ...
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What settings Zoom H2n for live theatre

I am using my Zoom H2n recorder for recording live theatre (mostly musicals) for our regional company. It's mostly for the cast/archiving. What is the best settings for H2n WITHOUT patching the ...
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Why does my mixer's headphone signal go silent when I connect an external recorder?

I am trying to route two microphones through my mixer (Behringer Xenyx 1204USB: front panel - back panel) into a four-track recorder (Zoom H5) via Main L/R while monitoring the mix on the mixer's ...
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How can I get the best sound quality from my Zoom H1?

I just bought a Zoom H1 to do things like walking interviews, conversations and sound effects from streets. Having tested it out so far, and from what I've read, there is quite a lot of noise that ...
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Zoom H2 recording echo

I just started using my Zoom H2 for recording screencast audio with a new laptop. It is connected via USB and setup as external mic. I am using it with Camtasia. For some reason I get sound bites ...
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How to Improve 1-Mic 2-People Video Podcast Audio (with Audience)?

Everyone seems to have unique issues, and I was hoping for some advice. I help out on a video podcast/show, with two people at a table, and currently record them with just a Zoom H6 on a stand ...
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Is there a difference in quality of sounds recorded with different zoom field recorders ?

I am very low on money and needed 2 months to decide whether I buy a zoom H2n. I bought one, but now I am unsure if it was the right choice. There is a cheaper zoom H1n and a more expensive H4N. Does ...
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Plugging in and removing XLR mics while device is on

Is it ok to connect and disconnect XLR mics from a Zoom H5 while the device is powered on?
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Two plug-in power mics and a y adapter

Is it ok to connect two plug-in power mics using a Y adapter to a single mic jack? Specifically, to a Zoom H5. Edit I have been using two battery powered mics for a year going through a y adapter ...
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best settings to record indoor interview using Zoom H5 recorder and 2 external mics

I will be recording a number of interviews in office settings using a Schoeps CMC641 and a suitable lav mic. These will be connected to a Zoom H5 recorder. Question: how should I configure the ...
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Modding a Zoom H5 and its Shotgun Mic: possible?

while I'm happy of the portability of these two, I'm pretty disappointed with the noise floor of both I must add that I tend to record fairly quiet sounds most of the time (like the internal tics of ...
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Am I missing something about how to turn on my new (used) H4n?

I can't seem to find anyone with my problem, so I have to assume I'm rather unintuitive with this product, or I've got a defective unit. Just received a used H4n from Amazon. Took it out, looked it ...
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Zoom H2 - blank screen

The screen on my Zoom H2 went very dim so that I could barely see anything. I tried adjusting the light but now the screen is completely dark. I've tried re-powering but that does not help. When I ...
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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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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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Anyone get the Zoom H6 yet? [duplicate]

It's not shipping yet, but i didn't know if anyone got to check out a pre-release or press release that was about to say anything about.
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Field recording in 5.1

Hey guys, I have been asked to work on a Television series which is going to be shot in the bushes of Africa. The challenge of this TV series is to record 3D footage as well as 5.1 sound... I have ...
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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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zoom h4n problem

my xlr input on my zoom h4n is not working or picking audio anybody know if this problem is common or not and how to fix it and i have tried to change the phantom power to power up my 2 boom shotgun ...
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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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Recording vocal over base track?

I recently purchased a Zoom H4N. I imported a wav file that was sent to my PC, and imported it into my H4N. I set up an external mic and can hear the track playing as I test the vocal. When I press ...
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Which output level is 1:1 on Zoom H4n?

I use the Zoom H4n when I want really good sound quality compared to the awful laptop built-in sound card. It seems like the audio clips if I turn it to 100 on the H4n. What is really the 1:1 ratio, ...
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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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Is mid-side always better than XY?

I recently got myself a Zoom H2n which I'm using for general recording purposes. It has a build-in mid-side recording feature along with normal XY stereo recording. From what I can read, there are ...
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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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Zoom H2/H2n comparison, does the H2n have less preamp noise than the H2?

Does anyone have both recorders? I understand all of the differences with regards to the mic choice and usability, I was just wondering if the new preamps were noticeably quieter. I am thinking of ...
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Is this the Zoom killer?

alt text http://www.tascamcontractor.com/content/images/universal/misc/im2_with_iphone_grey.jpg Probably not, but at $80 it may become many people's go-to solution for impromptu everyday captures. ...
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h4n+sd preamp or just r44?

hello all, ok the thing is, i already have h4n..the quality is emmm...kinda ok for beginning, now i'm thinking about upgrade and as far as i know, the audio will be cleaner with h4n with sd, but the ...
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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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Let's have an updated chat about portable recorders

Hi guys, I've read through all the threads on the portable recorders on here, and some have seen revisions or are simply outdated. I'm looking for the best sounding hand-held recorder for easy stereo ...
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Where's my recording on a Zoom H1

I'm a novice recorder and was using my Zoom H1 for the first time yesterday. I can't find the first meeting I recorded with it (omg) but I can find another longer meeting. I had pushed the record ...
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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 H2n announced!

...well as i told you in my earlier post today (http://socialsounddesign.com/questions/9245/zoom-h4n-adoration-post) I can call myself a happy user of my new H4N that arrived today! and when I got to ...
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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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Zoom H2 Levels Peculiarity

I've noticed a peculiarity of the H2 in that the levels it displays on the recorder itself does not match up exactly with the levels of Pro Tools - i.e. I'll think I'm clipping on the H2 by looking at ...
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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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New Zoom H2 Windshield (the one it comes with)?

Hi All, Today I got my hands on a Rycote windjammer for the H2. Roughly 10 minutes after trying it out I seem to have lost my original windshield that came with it! Typical :/ Searched high and low ...
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zoom h4+rode ntg-2(other external mic, too) = extremely low volume

greetings, I like field recording both in city and nature environment and have a question: I've been using Zoom h4 with its internal mics and really like it. I tried three different types of ...
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Zoom H1 unmatched mics?

Hi, I got a H1 a week ago and have tested it a little since then. I'm really happy with the noisefloor and the sound of the mics. But as I have an zoom h4 (the old one) and have had problems with ...
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Zoom H2 with the IMR Vortex encoder?

Looking at the specs of the well known Zoom H2 I stumbled upon the following: a relatively new and low cost piece of software by IM Research, which converts multi-channel files from the H2 and H4 to ...
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Zoom Q3HD - a handheld video recorder for the rest of us

I am getting rid of my pro camera setup and looking for something that will fill that "fun video" void. A little search found the new Zoom Q3HD is coming out soon - HD video, excellent audio. One ...
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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 ...