Zoom H4 first use... Sgt Pepper

SGNick

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I just got this thing yesterday and I wanted to see how the line in worked..

I plugged into the line in 1 through the headphone out of my Vox AD50VT and the result was pretty good!, mind you the playing suffers when you wake up at 12:30 and record at 12:40...

it's not working for me here... is it working on your end at all???

this is too complicated!!!

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does sound really good.. almost too good when you consider everything is included you'd need for recording in such a cheap little package.

I have worked on getting a good mic pre, rare mics...multple mic setups with condensors... and you know what? I'm now just plopping MY H4 6 feet in front of my amp and recording my gear clips with just that alone. All the recordings sound natural and because of the cross axis mics, I'm finding it gives a space to the recordings thats hard to get otherwise.

You should do what you just did over again, but keep all the rhythm parts the same and use the 2 built in mics and record the lead guitar in a echoey room. That would add some cool spice!
 

SGNick

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I am certainly digging the H4 the more I use it!

The reason I used the line in was simply because I wanted to see how it worked! The mics are fantastic when recording an acoustic, I've yet to have the chance to try recording an amplifier with the mics, but I assume the results will also be fantastic!

I'm currently listening to a recording I did of a small jam between my father and me not 20 minutes ago without him knowing I was doing it! If I get nice results, I'll give him a listen! until then... I'll listen myself!

Thanks for listening!
 
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Question - how do you get the zoom file to your computer for posting?

Thanks.
Personally I just hook up a USB to the unit and upload the Wav File (or MP3 if thats the mode you recorded in)

Couldn't be simpler.

you can also use a memory card reader if you'd like since the H4 records to a memory stick.
 

Scott M.

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Cool. I'll try the memory card reader. Is there a function on the Zoom itself to upload it via USB?

Thanks.
 
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Cool. I'll try the memory card reader. Is there a function on the Zoom itself to upload it via USB?

Thanks.
I suppose. When you hook the usb up, the unit will turn on itself and ask if you'd like to connect to a pc. once connected the unit simply acts as an external drive. YOu can copy and paste the file to wherever you need it.

I recommend the USB route. The Memory card it hard to get to and would be a pain every time you upload.
 

Scott M.

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Gotcha. Thanks. Do you guys know how to tweak a file you recorded with the zoom in Cubase or protools?
 
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Gotcha. Thanks. Do you guys know how to tweak a file you recorded with the zoom in Cubase or protools?
well... the file created from the Zoom is a standard WAV or MP3 file which is easily imported into those programs. Not exactly sure what you are asking.

Also, the Zoom records well enough that I've never needed to modify the files in cubase. I just use the programs to trim and cut into multple files if needed.
 

dmczern

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I just bought one before going to NAMM.

Recorded some great stuff including a Larry Coryell
with Bunny Brunell (sp) jam.

I listened to the files on the H4 with headphones and
they sounded damn good. I transfered them to my
comp using the USB. When I listened to them on the
computer, there were many many stutters in the playback.
I'll call Zoom Support tomorrow.

Has anyone had this same issue ??
 




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