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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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H4N as USB mic makes voice high pitched

My H4N works perfectly by itself, but when I connect is as USB mike to my macbook bro, all the audio from my voice sounds high pitched. Any advice what to do?
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Why do some XLR connectors take batteries?

New to audio recording, and have a question regarding my mics. A few months back I acquired two Audio Technica AT899 lav mics, that I connect to a Zoom h4n. I use these to record interviews. I ...
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What is the requirement for a XLR mic that works with H4N Zoom?

I have a H4N Zoom that I want to use to record a conversation between four people. I want to have each person in a separate track for editing purposes. I got two lapel mic connected to a splitter and ...
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Can Zoom H4n record on the onboard mics and line inputs at the same time?

I want to use the Zoom H4n to record live DJ sets where I'm able to get a clear feed of the audio from the mixer (line inputs) and the crowd noise in the background (onboard microphone). Is this ...
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Recording from Sound Board to Zoom Handy Recorder H4n

How do I get my Handy Recorder H4n to record directly from an Alto Live 802 mixer via the Aux Out port?
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Pop filter vs Foam windscreen – is either better? [Zoom H4n]

[Zoom H4 mounted on desk tripod] For recording a VO at a desk, is there a significant difference in recorded quality when using the supplied foam windscreen or a high quality bolt on Pop filter?
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Reasonable results for ambient village street music sounds from my Zoom H4N?

Can I get reasonable results for ambient village street music sounds from my Zoom H4N? I also have a PSC field mixer and shotgun mic but would like to discover and explore the Mexican village music ...
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How to balance channel volume in Adobe Audition?

I've recorded audio with a Zoom h4n and the right channel is louder than the left one. How do I balance them to make them even in Adobe Audition? People in threads over the internet just say it is ...
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Does zoom record multiple tracks seperately as different files?

How do I record audio on Zoom H4N with multiple Shotgun Mics or Lavalier Mics and have different files so I can edit/sync them separately later for my film?
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H4n recorder volume problem

I have a H4n recorder connected to my land-line phone in order to conduct overseas interviews. I have the volume set on 'Rec level Auto' the problem is my voice volume is fine but the person on the ...
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Fostex FR2 doesn't record loud enough? Help

I'm a newbie at sound recording (and I really suck at physics, so still can't get my head around the technical part of sound) Anyway I own a Zoom H4n and Røde NTG2 and I found tge recordings extremely ...
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Can I independently modify volume levels for 4 different microphones with ZOOM H4n?

I'd like to connect 4 microphones to my ZOOM H4n using the technique described in this video: https://vimeo.com/19134430 - Short: Internal microphones are bypassed connecting two microphones to the ...
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Why does Zoom H4N insist that the card is full?

I put a freshly formatted (on a PC, FAT32) 16GB SD card into the Zoom H4N, and after recording 3 GB in 5 files, it insists that the card is full. Simultaneously it shows a large time (hours) ...
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Is “level” control amplifying or attenuating?

On the Zoom H4N, the “level” control goes from 0 to 100 (or is it 1 to 100?). What does it do actually? Specifically, is it controlling the degree of amplification of the incoming signal, or ...
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Line Level vs Mic Level?

The EXT MIC input on the Zoom H4N is specified as: mini stereo phone jack Input impedance = 2 kΩ Input level =  −7 dBm _ −47 dBm (0 dBm = 0.755 Vrms) so that's 0.346 Vrms --> equals −7.23 dBu to ...
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Dialogue Record with Zoom H4N and 2 Shotgun

Next week I'm going to do the dialogue recording of a documentary film. Usually, I record using just one shotgun Mic (NTG 1) and one Handheld (Zoom H4N). But the director says that he has a couple ...
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How do I connect Zoom recorder to Yamaha mixer?

How do I connect my Zoom H4n to a Yamaha MG82CX that someone else is setting up? Just because the connectors match doesn't mean it works, and playing connector-converter doesn't help. I've always ...
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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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Input Distortion on Zoom H4N

I hooked up a Zoom H4n to the "speaker out" jack of a mixer with an XLR splitter cable. So the Zoom H4n was on one side of the splitter and the room speaker on the other side of the splitter. I have ...
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Zoom H4N audio recorded on canon eos 6D directly

ecently I have bought a zoom h4n with a Canon EOS 6D. Together with the zoom h4n I have bought the zoom dslr pack too. I connected the zoom's line out to the 6D's mic in and set the manual audio ...
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Prob with buzzing on zoom 4hn and ME66 powered with k6

My Question relates to below answer by JM V almost 2 years ago... zoom h4n problem 2 See below answer. I have humming noise on first recording I made today. Not an expert on Mics or recording so ...
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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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XLR connection for H4n is loose: Where/how to repair?

Howdy. My H4n is an awesome workhorse, but over the years, the XLR inputs have gotten a little loose. What this means, practically is that when I'm recording anything through the XLR inputs, I pick ...
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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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Want to buy a portable recorder for birthday tomorrow

Hi I want to buy a portable recorder for my birthday tomorrow to record sound fx. My budget currently is 12000 Rs. here in Mumbai which is enough for Zoom H2N which interests me because of its ...
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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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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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about a mistake made when i was recording with H4n Zoom Recorder

I made a mistake when i trying to make a recording with my Zoom H4n Handy Recorder. I wanted to make a recording with the mics own recorder, but I'm confused and ended up selecting entries 1 and 2, ...
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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 to set the Zoom H4N for recording with external mic & lav?

Hi all, I'm having a hard time getting the right settings on my new Zoom H4N for recording with 2 XLR inputs -- a shotgun mic and wireless lav system for a film shoot. I also can't figure out how to ...
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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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ZoomH4n - Some kind of an answer…

After recording again and being puzzled again by the levels on my Zoom H4n, I googled a bit and found this awesome handheld recorder shootout: "Noise floor of the on-board mics and mic-inputs - Zoom ...
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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 bad,...
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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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Where to fix a Broken Headphone Input in an H4N?

Hello, I live in Chicago and I've a broken headphone input on my H4N. It still works, but when trying to monitor, I have to fiddle with my headphones in order to get a signal. I called but they ...
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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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What in-line pad? Zoom and mixer questions

The Zoom H4n line input is -10dbV and the Sound Devices MixPre output is a pro +4dbU. The signal from these two directly, overloads the recorder. I'm trying to figure out what kind of pads I can get ...
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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 Inputs 1/ 2

I have just purchased a Zoom h4n and I am very pleased with the performance. I am using it underground in Caves and Mines. I also use Sennheiser ew 100 G2 Radio Microphones. They work perfectly ok ...
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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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What sample rate do you use/prefer?

First question so apologies if it's not up to scratch. Feel free to let me know :) I'm wondering what sample rate you like to record at and what the sample rate generally is of any sound effects that ...