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"IN 1/2 MS MATRIX" This recording mode lets you record with mid-side (m/s) mic signals through inputs 1/2. The sub menu simply lets you adjust the relative levels of mid channel and side channel. Here is a short intro to m/s: Basically the mid signal represents the sounds that "sound" the same in both left and right side (L + R), and the side signal ...


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Yes it is just fine to connect and disconnect mics from your H5. If you are recording or monitoring the inputs you will likely hear a pop or click.


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If the mic uses phantom power, be sure to turn off the phantom on the H5 before connecting/ disconnecting. It's ok to have the H5 switched on otherwise.


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Recording ambiences needs high quality preamps and microfones. If you want to record sensitive things like wind, grass and trees, you need an good recorder if you want some sound level on the tracks and not only the hiss from bad microfones. Recording 5.1 ambience you need in minimum 4 channel for quad. Take 4 Neumann KM184 with windshields and stands. If ...


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I haven't heard of anything myself regarding the XLR/Phantom on the H4n. You should try and isolate the problem though in case it's not the XLR/Phantom. Try your mics with a different recorder/interface. Swap out your XLR cables. Try a dynamic mic in your H4n to see if it works. Try as many possible combinations, with only swapping one out at a time, and ...


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Something similar happened to mine. After looking through the a Internet, it seems like the problem might be that the contrast setting can get accidentally set to the lowest setting, which is foolishly designed to be too low. The possible solution is to use the manual and carefully guide yourself through the menus to reset the contrast, but you have to do ...


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Tom, buy a little camera tripod for a few quid, screw it into the threaded socket in the bottom of the H1 and use it as a handle. This avoids handling the casing when recording. To help prevent wind interference when out and about, I just use some really cheap furry material and lay it over the whole recorder, because wind affects the casing as well as the ...


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After numerous deep dives into configuration of my Zoom recording device, trials with Audacity to eliminate the recording software as an issue as well as various tests with different volume levels and other settings I found the issue. It turns out that the laptop had the recording frequency set to 48kHz, while I used the 44.1kHz frequency on the Zoom. This ...


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Out of the three, the H2n is the newer model, so has a few extra features than the others (in-built M/S and 4 chan recording). It might have quieter preamps than the rest, too - perhaps somebody who's compared them directly could confirm that. What it doesn't have, however, is XLR inputs and the ability to provide phantom power to an external mic, which is ...


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If you need quiet sounds like subtle atmos you need to get a better recorder that has better converters. Good converters with low noise cost. The zooms are really only good for loud stuff, originally being marketed to musicians for band rehearsals etc. I actually bought a HN4 but took it straight back for this very reason and bought a sound devices ...


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It turns on that the main problem is that I had to turn on the mics to get anything to work. In this case, the buttons labelled L and R, which control the default 2 XY mics mounted at the top. If I had thought about it, I would have realised that was the case, but it seems to not have registered with me. Though even turned on, the mics generate almost no ...


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I have the H5 and I looked at the manual for you. The functions relating to MS Raw monitoring assume that you have started with the MS mike capsule. That is not the standard mike capsule that comes in the box. You would have had to buy it separately. If you did not buy that MS mike kit, those functions do not apply to you. Presumably if you had MS mikes ...


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There are two main issues to consider when dealing with your project : recording duration power supply Let's say you want to record continuous 24 hours audio on two tracks and that every 24 hours you can stop recording for a few minutes to change recording medium and power supply. Recording duration Although you mention that Audio quality is not ...


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At that price, it really doesn't matter. For 100€ you will get what you get. For a real discussion on quality of sound, you will need to be looking at a more professional recording setup including condensor microphones and professional recorder. For simply recording practise sessions, just get something like a Zoom recorder. You will be able to hear what is ...


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Ideally you should be using a large capsule mic with a pop-shield for this application, not a super-cardioid shotgun mic. Also, ensure that you record with adequate headroom and don't push the level into the limiter on the H4N. The NTG2 is the wrong mic for this application. If you are looking at a Rode mic, you should be looking at an NT2A or TLM103. ...


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The NTG2 needs phantom or battery power to begin with. But it is not suitable for recording music as it has a super cardioid polar pattern, which means it's highly directional if your off axis even slightly you will get poor pick up. Shotgun mics are for broadcast and location sound. Moreover the NTG2 is not a professional mic, the NTG3 and NTG8 are Rode's ...


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Pull and HOLD the on switch down for a couple seconds. A momentary flick won't do it. If that doesn't work, your unit is defective. Also note that you don't want to slide it up. Sliding up will lock in to position, but that is a hold setting to prevent accidental adjustments to controls, it will not turn the unit on. I'm not sure how many different ...


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My Zoom H2 had the same problem. The screen backlight worked, but nothing was displayed on the LCD. After a lot of testing and troubleshooting I found the culprit: a broken decoupling capacitor close to the LCD flat-flex connector (on the screen/SD-slot/keypad daughter board). I managed to solder in a replacement and lo and behold, the screen worked again! ...


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If you are referring to Phantom Power (+48V) yes you could drive two off a single jack but you should NOT be connecting two microphones to a single input. This will cause problems when you go to record. Inputs (on recorders) are generally designed to see a single device, if you want to use 2 mics you will need two inputs. If you post an edit of what it is ...


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-Should I use the automatic recording level feature? No never, it's destructive and not undoable. If it's an interview so the subject will probably keep his or her voice on the same level. Two options: 1. You can choose to manually ride the 'levels' during the interview to correct low speaking. But with a Zoom H5n i think it's safer to choose > 2. Set an ...


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Be sure that MENU -> IINPUT -> 1/2 LINK is set to "OFF"


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No, it can only use the internal mics and XLR simultaneously in 4 channel mode (the caveat being it limits you to 48/24 instead of 96/24). What you are attempting is 6 channel recording and it is not capable of this - on a logic board and firmware level.


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pretty sure the 1/8th jack is in parallel with the on board mics as far as tracking goes.


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As a purely practical matter, in my experience recording with Zoom M/S and X/Y, if there is a lot of crowd noise to the sides and in back of the mic, X/Y will have less of it in the recording. One thing that is important to consider when getting theoretical about mic patterns is the off-axis response. Two patterns that have a certain relationship in their ...


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I'll weigh in fromm a purely non-technical perspective. I have been recording location choral / orchestral concerts for years and love the sound of MS. Clients do as well. It just gives this beautiful spacial ambience I find difficult to capture with XY. The comments about being able to control the stereo image are dead on. That is another nice feature of ...


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Rather late to the party... I have no personal experience but, since I was just researching this subject, I'd like to share this rather nice and in-depth article I stumbled across: http://taperssection.com/index.php?topic=148631.0


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the D50 is a fantastic recorder if you can afford to buy it over the H4n, the mics don't sound any better and the noise floor fairly similar with both using XY electret mics which always exhibit noise, the D50 is a tad quieter but I doubt in real world scenarios you'll find yourself in a quiet room recording nothing with built in mics. the preamps in the H4n ...


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