Help using a Zoom H4n

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    • #41969

      I picked up a H4n a few weeks ago and I am having a hard time getting quality sound from of it. I have tried running my lav mic into it but the audio tends to clip. I’ve tried setting the record level but it’s either to low or clips. I tried running xlr and/or 1/4 inch from a sound board to the inputs but all i get is clipping no matter what I do.

      How do you use the H4n? How do set it up? What settings work for you?

    • #177336

      I use the Zoom H4N all the time. my set up is that I get the sound from the EVENT sound board and input it in MY sound board (Mackie 1642-vlz3) c/w the extra mic(s) that I may require. my soundboardOUT is set to MIC and I use the to outputs to connect to the H4N.

      My H4N setting are:

      – set to stereo Recording WAV 24 bit 96khz (sometimes to MP3 320Kbps)

      – during the sound check, I set the recording volume to unity on MY sound board and to 0 db on the H4N then I go back and adjust My sound board to -6db and monitor the sound board during the event.

      – I always use the AC power

      works for me every time…

      hope this helps

      if you require more info I can verify when I get back to the studio tonight


    • #177337

      I use several all the time and have never a problem. Make sure you have all the settings within spec. My settings are pretty much the same as Robert’s above.

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