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What are those "IN 1/2 MS Matrix" and "L/R MS-RAW MONITOR" functions on a Zoom H5?

"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. ...
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Plugging in and removing XLR mics while device is on

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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Plugging in and removing XLR mics while device is on

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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Zoom H2 - blank screen

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 ...
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How can I get the best sound quality from my Zoom H1?

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 ...
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Zoom H2 recording echo

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 ...
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Is there a difference in quality of sounds recorded with different zoom field recorders ?

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 ...
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Modding a Zoom H5 and its Shotgun Mic: possible?

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 ...
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Using the Zoom H5 as a audio interface under Linux

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 ...
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Will this setup work?

No. It won't. You are coming out of the mixer in stereo at line level, and at best, trying to get into the PC as mono at mic level. This isn't going to work.
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Can the Zoom F1 recorder and SSH6 mid/side mic record the raw Mid/Side files?

I reached out to zoom and this was their response: ”Unfortunately, this is not possible using the F1. We have forwarded a request to the engineers at Zoom Corporation to add this functionality in a ...
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What are those "IN 1/2 MS Matrix" and "L/R MS-RAW MONITOR" functions on a Zoom H5?

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 ...
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Am I missing something about how to turn on my new (used) H4n?

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 ...
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Zoom H2 - blank screen

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 ...
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Rechargeable 2 tracks audio recorder

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 ...
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Zoom H1 or Tascam DR-05 for violin recordings

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 ...
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Using a Rode NGT 2 and Zoom h4n pro and very flat quality. Solutions?

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 ...
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Using a Rode NGT 2 and Zoom h4n pro and very flat quality. Solutions?

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 ...
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Two plug-in power mics and a y adapter

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 ...
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best settings to record indoor interview using Zoom H5 recorder and 2 external mics

-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:...
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Is mid-side always better than XY?

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 ...
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Zoom H2/H2n comparison, does the H2n have less preamp noise than the H2?

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://...
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How's the Zoom H1 working out for you?

Very old post but for those having issues with wind noise I found a solution. I bought a rycote windjammer but found The mic was still picking up wind noise through the casing. Solution? I wrapped the ...
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