Zoom H2

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    helen-rudd on #151044

    What are the best settings for recording a harp in a situation where there is little to no other noise? I have only used a cheapo hand held before to record and listen to myself, but I bought an H2 a bit ago and have done next to nothing with it because it seems so complicated. I wanted to play around with recording some xmas songs just for my family but can’t seem to settle on a setting I like (or can eaisly figure out!). What works best for you?

    Saul Davis Zlatkovski on #151045

    I don’t know, because, like you say, it is so complicated. That’s why I bought a reel-to-reel tape recorder and fixed my cassette recorder. The only problems with them is finding enough tape.

    bernhard-schmidt on #151046

    The H4 N is the newest one…much more easy to handle.


    Kristen Bruce on #151050

    Even though I haven’t began college, I thought I’d share –
    In preparation I’m working through the Scales, Intervals, Keys, Triads, Rhythm, and Meter theory textbook.

    Chris Asmann on #151047

    I use the slider on the side to set gain to ‘high’, and I use the 90 degree front microphones. There is a button on top front that switches between the microphones. the active ones will have the red LED lit on that side.

    Best if the recorder is about 5′ away and on a low table or chair seat. I have changed other settings too, but none gave any significant improvement. If you want a smaller file size or a different format, you can do that too.

    bernhard-schmidt on #151048


    Saul Davis Zlatkovski on #151049

    But Chris, what levels do you set it for? That is the tricky thing, and impossible to do if you are by yourself, because you can’t see the meter.

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