• Register
  • Help
Results 1 to 9 of 9

Topic: Zoom H4n Handy Recorder recording, please listen

Share/Bookmark
  1. #1

    A recording with a Zoom H4n Handy Recorder, please listen

    I bought it some month ago.

    Yesterday I have recorded a small choir in an empty Concert Hall here in Siegen/Germany during a rehearsal. I sat in the back row.

    The record setting was mp3 mode.

    http://www.box.net/shared/flr2y1qldb

    Sure, there is much reverb, but, isn`t the quality ok?



    Gunther
    "Music is the shorthand of emotion." Leo Tolstoy

    Listen to me, tuning my triangle http://www.box.net/shared/ae822u6r3i

  2. #2

    Re: Zoom H4n Handy Recorder recording, please listen

    Quality sounds good to me. The reverb from the back row is what I would have expected to hear in this kind of performance. It was not distracting except during the spoken sections, but that is to be expected.
    [Music is the Rhythm, Harmony and Breath of Life]
    "Music is music, and a note's a note" - Louis 'Satchmo' Armstrong

    Rich

  3. #3

    Re: Zoom H4n Handy Recorder recording, please listen

    This little handy-recorders are cool. I can`t wait to record an orchestra concert. Hope I will be allowed ;-)
    "Music is the shorthand of emotion." Leo Tolstoy

    Listen to me, tuning my triangle http://www.box.net/shared/ae822u6r3i

  4. #4

    Re: Zoom H4n Handy Recorder recording, please listen

    that does sound very clear! Was that the built in mic?
    My brother used one of these recorders (Olympus model) to record a show with a tie clip mic on each collar of his shirt... sounded very good
    If pro is the opposite of con lets look beyond this....the opposite of congress must be progress...

  5. #5

    Re: Zoom H4n Handy Recorder recording, please listen

    Yes, the built in mics, 120C wide range. With the Zoom H4n you can also do 4 channel/track recordings and it has many built in effects like, compressor, limiter e.t.c. and a guitar input. Think about how this would cost 10 years ago.... . :-D
    "Music is the shorthand of emotion." Leo Tolstoy

    Listen to me, tuning my triangle http://www.box.net/shared/ae822u6r3i

  6. #6
    Senior Member Tom_Davis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Ellendale, ND
    Posts
    1,486

    Re: Zoom H4n Handy Recorder recording, please listen

    I am to use the H4n to record a small high school band playing its school song. Any suggestions for getting the optimum sound? I believe I will record in mp3 format.

  7. #7

    Re: Zoom H4n Handy Recorder recording, please listen

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom_Davis View Post
    I am to use the H4n to record a small high school band playing its school song. Any suggestions for getting the optimum sound? I believe I will record in mp3 format.
    Well, this thread you're responding to is over 2 years old, Tom - Neither Gunther or Chester are around much anymore, so they probably won't see your question.

    Since the time of this thread, of course the small hand held pocket recorders have become very commonly used. From what I can tell from user feedback, there's really nothing to it - Push "record" and go seems to be about all people do for set up. There is the common option of recording to MP3 - man, now that's typical of the times, but I sure wouldn't want to record anything important in a compressed format like that.

    Randy

  8. #8

    Re: Zoom H4n Handy Recorder recording, please listen

    I thought that was an old date. I've been using the original model H4 for five years, and it's just top-notch. Part of it is that it was the first (now it's pretty standard) to record decent MP3s and WAVs, and part of it is that the built-in mics are pretty decent, another thing which is becoming standard on the hand-helds. I've found that, for live recordings, 320 Kbps MP3s are just dandy. And the various H4 models have XLR. This is Way Useful.
    Best,
    Tom Smith
    www.tomsmithonline.com

  9. #9

    Re: Zoom H4n Handy Recorder recording, please listen

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom_Davis View Post
    I am to use the H4n to record a small high school band playing its school song. Any suggestions for getting the optimum sound? I believe I will record in mp3 format.
    I got a notification via e-mail, so I`m here. :-)

    Tom, as Randy said, I would record it at 441, or 48kHz and 24 bit. The quality is much much better than an mp3 recording. I would also insert the Limiter 2 (Concert). And, before you record, make some experiments, experiment with the mic settings....... .

    And Randy, long time no see. Hope you are well, my friend!

    Best,

    Gunther
    "Music is the shorthand of emotion." Leo Tolstoy

    Listen to me, tuning my triangle http://www.box.net/shared/ae822u6r3i

Go Back to forum

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •